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Illini in the NFL - Week 8

 
Arrelious Benn (17) pulls in a pass down to the 1 yd line to set up the Buccaneers winning TD. Tampa Bay Online Staff photo by Cliff McBride
Arrelious Benn (17) pulls in a pass down to the 1 yd line to set up the Buccaneers winning TD. Tampa Bay Online Staff photo by Cliff McBride
 

Nov. 1, 2010

Take a look at how former Illini fared during week eight of the 2010 NFL season.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos - Matched his career high from earlier this season with 169 receiving yards on six receptions, including one for a touchdown, in the Broncos' 24-16 loss to San Francisco. Lloyd currently leads the NFL with 878 receiving yards. Watch Lloyd's 1-yard TD catch | Watch Lloyd's 71-yard reception

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Broke away for a 38-yard touchdown run and gained 71 yards on the ground while also catching two passes for 14 yards in the Steelers' 20-10 loss to the Saints. Watch Mendenhall's 38-yard TD run

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Turned in a stellar defensive effort in the Colts' 30-17 victory over the Texans, highlighted by a 25-yard interception returned for a touchdown, five total tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass defended. Watch Hayden's pick-six

Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Nearly caught his first career touchdown pass on a 53-yard reception, which he came down with at the 1-yard line, setting up the Buccaneers' game-winning touchdown in the team's 38-35 win over the Cardinals. Watch Benn's 53-yard reception

Will Davis, LB, Arizona Cardinals - Recorded his first sack of the season and five solo tackles in the Cardinals' 38-35 loss to the Buccaneers. Watch Davis' 14-yard sack

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Jets - Averaged 43.2 yards on five punts and nearly picked up an 18-yard first down on a fake punt attempt in the Jets' 9-0 loss to the Packers. Watch Weatherford's fake punt attempt

Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys - Tied for the second-most tackles on the team for the second week in a row with seven solo stops in the Cowboys' 35-17 loss to the Jaguars.

Danny Clark, LB, New Orleans Saints - Posted four solo tackles in the Saints' 20-10 victory over the Steelers.

Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins - Notched four tackles, including one solo stop, and a pass defended in the Dolphins' 22-14 win over the Bengals.

Eugene Wilson, FS, Houston Texans - Had four solo tackles and two passes defended in the Texans' 30-17 loss to the Colts.

Neil Rackers, K, Houston Texans - Connected on a season-long 53-yard field goal and a pair of extra points in the Texans' 30-17 loss to the Colts.

Josh Brent, DL, Dallas Cowboys - Had two solo tackles in the Cowboys' 35-17 loss to the Jaguars.

Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis Rams - Caught two passes for 19 yards in the Rams' 20-10 win over the Panthers.

Jon Asamoah, OL, Kansas City Chiefs - Started at guard for the first time in his career in the Chiefs' 13-10 win over the Bills.

Brit Miller, LB, St. Louis Rams - Tallied his first career tackle in the Rams' 20-10 win over the Panthers.

Greg Lewis, WR, Minnesota Vikings - Had one reception for four yards in the Vikings' 28-18 loss to the Patriots.

Brandon Moore, OL, New York Jets - Started at right guard for New York in its 9-0 loss to the Packers.

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Was active but did not play in the Jets' 9-0 loss to the Packers.

David Diehl, OL, New York Giants - Bye week

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Did not play in the Saints' 20-10 win over the Steelers due to an ankle injury.

Other Illini in the NFL
J Leman, LB, Minnesota Vikings - Injured reserve
Tony Pashos, OL, Cleveland Browns - Injured reserve

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