NFL Cougar Highlights: Week Eight

AFTER BEING A surprise healthy-scratch from the St. Louis lineup last weekend, Cougar great Brandon Gibson was back on the active roster and contributed to the Rams' upset of the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Gibson and the Rams—perhaps picking up on the mojo from their World Series champion neighbors—took down the Saints, 31-21.

Here's how all of the NFL Cougars performed in week eight:

Hamza Abdullah, S, Arizona, 7th season: Tallied one special teams tackle in the Cardinals' 30-27 loss to Baltimore.

Husain Abdullah, S, Minnesota, 4th season: Notched seven tackles (6 solo), including a sack, the Vikings' 24-21 defeat of Carolina.

Erik Coleman, S, Detroit, 8th season: Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Jed Collins, FB, New Orleans, 3rd season :Caught three passes for 15 yards in the Saints' 31-21 fall to St. Louis.

Eric Frampton, S, Minnesota, 5th season: Posted two special teams tackles in the Vikings' win against the Panthers.

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis, 3rd season: The Puyallup native caught two passes for 27 yards and ran the ball once for another 11 in the Rams' 31-21 upset of New Orleans.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 20th season: Kicked a 50-yard field goal and 6 extra-points in the Lions 45-10 beat down of Denver.

Jerome Harrison, RB, Detroit, 6th season: Did not play; placed on the club's reserve/non-football illness due to a brain tumor.

Jason Hill, WR, Jacksonville, 5th season :Caught one pass for a 5-yard touchdown in the Jaguars' 24-14 loss to Houston.

Chris Ivory, RB, New Orleans, 2nd season : Seeing his first action of the season, Ivory rushed for 18 yards on 6 carries.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo, 12th season: The Vancouver, Wash. native connected on three of 4 field goal attempts (long of 44) and 2 extra-points in the Bills' 23-0 win against Washington.

Ropati Pitoitua, DE, New York Jets, 3rd season: Did not play; bye week.

Marcus Trufant, DB, Seattle, 9th season: Did not play; out for the season on injured reserve (back).

Zack Williams, G, Carolina, rookie: Did not play; on injured reserve (ACL).


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