NFL Cougar Highlights, 12/26

IF MORE PROOF is needed that WSU great <b>Jason Hanson</b> remains one of the National Football League's elite kickers, one need look no further than his performance today against Chicago. Find out how Hanson and the rest of the NFL Cougars fared in our weekly roundup.

D.D. Acholonu, LB, Houston: Did not play: Practice squad. Texans coach Dom Capers said he may activate Acholonu off the practice squad for next weekend's season finale to replace injured LB Antwan Peek in third-down pass rushing situations.

Drew Bledsoe, QB, Buffalo: Connected on 21 of 32 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown. Also carried the ball twice for nine yards in 41-7 victory against San Francisco.

Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets: Tallied nine solo tackles and assisted on another in 23-7 fall to Patriots.

Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore: Did not play: Injured reserve (heel); out for the season.

James Darling, LB, Arizona: Made six tackles, assisted on one, and defensed one pass in 24-21 loss to Seattle.

Jason David, CB, Indianapolis: Recorded four solo tackles in 34-31 overtime victory against San Diego.

Mark Fields, LB, Carolina: Notched three solo stops—including one sack for an 11-yard loss—and assisted on another tackle in 37-20 win against Tampa Bay.

Steve Gleason, S, New Orleans: Suffered a bruised lung during 26-13 win against Atlanta. Has been hospitalized for evaluation.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit: Was responsible for 13 points in Lions' 19-13 win against Chicago, including one extra point and four field goals (from 31,39,34 and 40 yards).

Joey Hollenbeck, C, Seattle: Did not play: Practice squad.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo: Perfect on both FG attempts (from 21 and 33 yards) and five PAT kicks in 41-7 win against 49ers.

Rien Long, DT, Tennessee: Made three solo tackles in 37-16 loss to Broncos.

Rob Meier, DE, Jacksonville:Did not play: Injured reserve; out for season with broken fibula.

Raonall Smith, LB, Minnesota: Did not play: Placed on injured reserve; out for the season due to concussions suffered earlier this season.

Lamont Thompson, S, Tennessee: Recorded four solo stops and assisted in another during 37-16 loss to Denver, but suffered an ankle sprain during the contest. Status for next week is unknown.

Robbie Tobeck, C, Seattle: Started in 24-21 win against Arizona.

Marcus Trufant, CB, Seattle: Returned one interception six yards, tallied five stops, assisted on another, and defended two passes in 24-21 win against the Cardinals.

Brian Walker, S, Detroit: Did not play: Injured reserve; out for season.

Cory Withrow, C, Minnesota: Started in 34-31 loss to the Packers.

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