RIAN LINDELL: Still good from 50
THE TWO MOST senior Washington State alums in the NFL showed they have plenty of leg left in them, Sunday. Buffalo kicker Rian Lindell kicked a 50-yard field goal in the Bills’ victory, while Detroit’s Jason Hanson booted a 52-yarder in a losing effort for the Lions.
Every time Hanson connects on a 50-plus kick he breaks his own NFL record for most field goals from that distance. He now has hit 52 through his 21 year pro career.
Here’s how the NFL Cougs performed in week 13:
Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 9th season: The Spokane native had no recorded stats in the Lions’ 35-33 loss to Indianapolis.
Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 4th season: Caught two passes for 2 yards in the Saints’ 23-13 loss to Atlanta on Thursday.
Eric Frampton, S, Dallas, 6th season: Posted two tackles (one solo) in the Cowboys’ 38-33 defeat of Philadelphia.
Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 4th season: No recorded stats for the Puyallup native in the Rams’ 16-13 overtime victory against San Francisco.
Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 21st season: The Spokane native was perfect on four field goal attempts—including a long of 52 yards—and three extra-points in the Lions’ 35-33 fall to the Counterfeit Colts.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 7th season: Did not play; officially listed on the Lions’ reserve/non-football injury list. If you missed the Thanksgiving day special The NFL Today (CBS) aired on Harrison’s road to recovery, you can view it here.
Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 3rd season: Carried the ball three times for 4 yards in the Saints’ loss to the Falcons, Thursday.
Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 13th season: The Vancouver native was true on two field goal attempts (long of 50) and four extra-points in the Bills’38-14 win against Jacksonville.
Ropati Pitoitua, DE, Kansas City, 4th season: The Tacoma native had no recorded stats from the Chiefs’ 27-21 win against Carolina.
Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 10th season: The Tacoma native did not play in the Seahawks’ 23-17 overtime victory against Chicago due to a hamstring injury.
Zack Williams, G, Carolina, 2nd season: Did not play; assigned to Panthers’ practice squad.