Week 8 for NFL Ducks

A former Duck running back came up a yard short of reaching 100 yards rushing today and in Detroit the Jeff vs. Joey saga continued with the same results -- another Lions loss. While their alma mater may have had Saturday off, the former Duck players and coaches were in action in Week 8 of the NFL on the day before Halloween.

(PHOTO) Oakland Raiders head coach Norv Turner (Oregon '74) watches from the sideline during the Raiders' 34-25 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The Raiders improved their record to 3-4 while the Titans dropped to 2-6. Titans' linebacker Peter Sirmon recorded one tackle.

Running back Reuben Droughns had 99 yards on 20 carries for the Cleveland Browns (2-5) in a 19-16 loss to the Houston Texans (1-6). Droughns also fumbled once.

The San Diego Chargers (4-4) beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-20 to even out the win-loss record playing without wide receiver Samie Parker. San Diego tight end Justin Peelle had a reception and defensive end Igor Olshansky returned to his starting position and recorded a tackle. Chiefs' defensive tackle Junior Siavii participated in the contest that saw Kansas City drop its record to 4-3. Chargers' quarterback A.J. Feeley is still listed as Not Active.

Head Coach Mike Nolan (Oregon '80) and his San Francisco 49ers (2-5) pulled a trick or treat on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) by posting a 15-10 win on Sunday. San Francisco safety Keith Lewis had a tackle and offensive lineman Adam Snyder played. Buccaneers' punter Josh Bidwell had eight punts with a 43.6 yard per punt average with a long of 55 and one inside the 20.

The Cincinnati Bengals improved their record to 6-2 with a 21-14 win over the 1-6 Green Bay Packers. Cornerback Rashad Bauman was listed on the participation list for the Bengals.

Tight end George Wrighster played for the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-3) in the 24-21 loss to the St. Louis Rams (4-4).

The Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets were open this week and for a real treat tomorrow night on Monday Night Football, the Baltimore Ravens take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Quarterback Joey Harrington is on the bench in Detroit and it made little difference as the Detroit Lions (3-4) lost 19-13 in overtime to the Chicago Bears (4-3). Harrington's replacement Jeff Garcia was 23-of-35, 197 yards and threw one touchdown interception in the overtime period. Scary.

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