NFL Cougar Highlights, 9/25/05

QUARTERBACK DREW BLEDSOE engineered a classic come-from-behind victory over San Francisco today on a 14-yard pass to Dallas teammate Keyshawn Johnson with 1:51 remaining, moving past a 49er legend—and one step closer to Canton—in the process. Find out how all of the pro Cougars did in our week three edition of NFL Cougar Highlights.

Calvin Armstrong, OT, Philadelphia, rookie: Declared inactive for the Eagles' 23-20 win against Oakland.

Drew Bledsoe, QB, Dallas, 13th season: Connected on 24 of 38 passes for 363 yards, two TDs and two pics in Cowboys' 34-31 defeat of San Fran. Also rushed for a six-yard TD run and converted a two-point conversion pass. The Walla Walla native moved past the legendary Joe Montana on the all-time passing yardage list with his efforts today. He now has amassed 40,358 air-yards, moving him to eighth place among NFL QBs.

Erik Coleman, S, New York Jets, 2nd season: Recorded two tackles and assisted on five others in Jets' 26-20 overtime loss to Jacksonville. The Spokane native had surgery last Monday after suffering a dislocated fracture of his right thumb.

Devard Darling, WR, Baltimore, 2nd season: Ravens had a bye week.

James Darling, LB, Arizona, 9th season: Declared inactive for the second consecutive week due to a bruised knee suffered in the third quarter of the Cards' season opener. ‘Zona lost to Seattle 37-12, today.

Jason David, CB, Indianapolis, 2nd season: Made two tackles, assisted on another and defensed one pass in Indy's 13-6 win against Cleveland.

Steve Gleason, S, New Orleans, 5th season: Posted three tackles and assisted on one more during Saints' 33-16 fall to Minnesota.

Jason Hanson, K, Detroit, 14th season: Lions had a bye week.

Rian Lindell, K, Buffalo. 6th season: Booted three FGs (from 36, 41 and 30 yards) and one extra point in Bills' 24-16 loss to Atlanta.

Rien Long, DT, Tennessee, 3rd season: No stats from Titans' 31-27fall to St. Louis.

Rob Meier, DE, Jacksonville, 6th season: No stats from Jags' 26-20 overtime defeat of the New York Jets.

Karl Paymah, CB, Denver, rookie: Broncos take on KC on Monday Night Football.

McKenzi Smith, RB, Kansas City, 2nd season: Did not play. Assigned to Chiefs' practice squad.

Raonall Smith, LB, Minnesota, 4th season: Recorded one tackle in Vikings' 33-16 defeat of New Orleans.

Lamont Thompson, S, Tennessee, 4th season: Led the Titans with seven defensive stops in 31-27 loss to St. Louis.

Robbie Tobeck, C, Seattle, 13th season: Started for Hawks in their 37-12 drubbing of Arizona.

Marcus Trufant, CB, Seattle, 3rd season: Recorded two tackles, one assist and defensed one pass in Hawks' 37-12 pasting of Arizona.

Cory Withrow, C, Minnesota, 7th season: Started at center in Vikings' 33-16 win against New Orleans.


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