Week 3 for NFL Ducks

Duck alums in action during Week 3. Onterrio Smith, Minnesota Vikings running back was six yards short of a double-one hundred (104 yards receiving on six catches and 94 yards rushing on 17 carries. <br><br>Chicago Bears safety Cameron Worrell trips up Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith (32) but not before Smith picks up 21 yards on a pass from Daunte Culpepper in the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Minneapolis. Bears' Tommie Harris is at rear. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Smith's teammate, Keenan Howry, returned to kickoffs for a 22.5-yard average and a long of 25 yards, and also returned to punts for a 16.1-yard average and a long of 21 yards. Minnesota defeated Chicago 27-22.

Two teams with Ducks on both sides met today when San Diego took on Denver. The Broncos prevailed 23-13. Denver fullback Reuben Droughns, had two rushed for 10 yards and three pass receptions for 17 yards, long of 13. Droughns also had four kickoff returns for an average of 34.2 yards and a long of 48 yards. Igor Olshansky started for the Chargers at defensive end and recorded one tackle. Tight end Justin Peelle, was listed as a game participant but was not given a statistical credit.

Kansas City defensive tackle Junior Siavii participated in Kansas City's 24-21 loss to the Houston Texans. Samie Parker is still listed on the inactive list for Kansas City.

Former Duck teammates met each other on opposite sides of the line today when safety Keith Lewis' San Francisco 49ers lost to running back Maurice Morris and the Seattle Seahawks, 34-0. Morris carried the ball eight times for 42 yards and a long run of 12 yards. Morris also had pass reception for five yards. Morris is the designated kickoff returner, and had one return for 17 yards. Meanwhile, Lewis played in the game but was not mentioned in any statistical category.

In a game that featured two undefeated teams, the Detroit Lions fell to the high-powered Philadelphia Eagles, 30-13. Detroit quarterback Joey Harrington was chased all day by the aggressive Eagle defense, but was able to hook up with rookie Roy Williams for two touchdowns. Harrington ended up the day 21-for-38, 199 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Detroit is now 2-1 for the season while the Eagles appear to be among the elite in the NFC with a 3-0 record.

Cornerback Rashad Bauman recorded two tackles, but his Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 23-9.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are still undefeated after three weeks and tight end George Wrighster helped the cause today with five catches for 30 yards, one touchdown and a long catch of nine yards. The Jags beat the Tennessee Titans, 15-12.

Wesly Mallard, linebacker for the New York Giants participated in the Giant's 27-10 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Punter Josh Bidwell had four punts averaging 44.0 yards with a long of 54 yards and one punt landing inside the 20, for Tampa Bay in the ESPN Sunday Night game against Oakland. The Raiders won one for Radda Nation, 30-20.

The other Sunday night game was held in lousy Miami weather and the hometown Dolphins weren't much better, but then neither were the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quarterback A.J. Feeley had a tough outing on a slippery, rain soaked surface going 13-for-27, 137 yards, two interceptions and losing one of three fumbles. Feeley's last fumble occurred as he was driving the team trailing 13-3 with 4:10 left in the game. Feeley had completed three straight passes, starting from Miami's own 18 to Pittsburgh's 29. The Steelers were able to run out the clock and won by the same 13-3 score.

Compiled from www.nfl.com and AP reports

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