Football
Illini in the NFL - Week 9

 
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) scores against the Cincinnati Bengals on a 1-yard run in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) scores against the Cincinnati Bengals on a 1-yard run in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl)
 

Nov. 9, 2010

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

Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Caught his first career touchdown on a 14-yard reception in the Buccaneers 27-21 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Watch Benn get his first career TD

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Scored his seventh touchdown of the season and gained 99 yards on the ground while also catching three passes for 31 yards in the Steelers' 27-21 win over the Bengals. Watch Mendenhall's 1-yd TD run

Neil Rackers, K, Houston Texans - Connected on three field goals (21, 25, 27 yards) and a pair of extra points in the Texans' 29-23 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins - Had one pass defended, four solo tackles and three assisted tackles in the Dolphins' 26-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

David Diehl, OL, New York Giants - Started at left tackle for the Giants, helping the offense rack up 487 yards in the team's 41-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Steve Weatherford, P, New York Jets - Averaged 42.1 yards on seven punts in the Jets' 23-20 overtime win over the Detroit Lions.

Danny Clark, LB, New Orleans Saints - Tallied five tackles, including four solo stops, in the Saints' 34-3 win over the Carolina Panthers.

Greg Lewis, WR, Minnesota Vikings - Had four receptions for 30 yards in the Vikings' 27-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Eugene Wilson, FS, Houston Texans - Posted five tackles, including three solo stops, in the Texans' 29-23 loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Notched two solo tackles and one pass defended in the Colts' 26-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Will Davis, LB, Arizona Cardinals - Had one solo and one assisted tackle in the Cardinals' 27-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Jon Asamoah, OL, Kansas City Chiefs - Played guard in the Chiefs' 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys - Had one tackle in the Cowboys' 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Brandon Moore, OL, New York Jets - Started at right guard for the Jets in their 23-20 overtime win over the Detroit Lions.

Josh Brent, DL, Dallas Cowboys - Played in the Cowboys' 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but did not record any statistics.

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Was active but did not play in the Jets' 23-20 overtime win over the Detroit Lions.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos - Bye week (still leads the NFL in receiving yards with a total of 878 yards)

Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis Rams - Bye week

Brit Miller, LB, St. Louis Rams - Bye week

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Did not play in the Saints' 34-3 win over the Panthers 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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