Pierre Thomas gained over 100 yards and scored a touchdown in the Saints' Monday night win over the Falcons. (photo by Michael C. Hebert)
Dec. 29, 2010
Take a look at how former Illini fared during week 16 of the 2010 NFL season.
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Sliced into the end zone for his second touchdown of the season and picked up 102 total yards, gaining 63 yards on the ground and catching seven passes for 39 yards, in the Saints' 17-14 comeback win over the Falcons on Monday Night Football. Watch Thomas' 2-yard TD run
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers - Plowed into the end zone for his 11th touchdown of the year while picking up 65 rushing yards and catching a pair of passes for 18 yards in the Steelers' 27-3 win over the Panthers. Watch Mendenhall's 1-yard TD run
Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos - Snagged five passes for 111 yards in the Broncos' 24-23 comeback win over the Texans. Lloyd (1,375 yards) retook the NFL lead in receiving yards, as he surpassed Atlanta's Roddy White (1,327 yards). Watch Lloyd's 41-yard leaping catch
Neil Rackers, K, Houston Texans - Hit a career-long 57-yard field goal to wrap up a perfect kicking day, where he also connected on a 54-yard and 34-yard field goal along with two extra points in the Texans' 24-23 loss to the Broncos. Watch Rackers' career-best 57-yard FG | Watch Rackers' 54-yard FG
Arrelious Benn, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Suffered a knee injury after a 16-yard reception early in the second quarter in the Buccaneers' 38-15 win over the Seahawks. Benn will be placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
Vontae Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins - Notched a pair of solo tackles and one pass defended in the Dolphins' 34-27 loss to the Lions.
Alan Ball, CB, Dallas Cowboys - Tallied one solo tackle in the Cowboys' 27-26 loss to the Cardinals.
Steve Weatherford, P, New York Jets - Averaged 40.3 yards on four punts, including three inside the 20-yard line, in the Jets' 38-34 loss to the Bears.
David Diehl, OL, New York Giants - Started at guard in the Giants' 45-17 loss to the Packers.
Eugene Wilson, FS, Houston Texans - Did not play in the Texans' 24-23 loss to the Broncos.
Brandon Moore, OL, New York Jets - Started at right guard for the Jets, who picked up nearly 400 total yards of offense in a 38-34 loss to the Bears.
Jon Asamoah, OL, Kansas City Chiefs - Played offensive line in the Chiefs, who totaled 453 yards of offense in a 34-14 win over the Titans.
Josh Brent, DL, Dallas Cowboys - Saw time in the Cowboys' 27-26 loss to the Cardinals but did not record any statistics.
Danny Clark, LB, New Orleans Saints - Was inactive for the Saints' 17-14 win over the Falcons due to a hamstring injury.
Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Was inactive for the Jets' 38-34 loss to the Bears.
Greg Lewis, WR, Minnesota Vikings - Was inactive for the Vikings' 24-14 win over the Eagles.
Kelvin Hayden, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Was inactive for the fourth-straight game due to a neck injury while the Colts defeated the Raiders 31-26.
Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis Rams - Was inactive for the Rams' 25-17 win over the 49ers due to a high ankle sprain.
Other Illini in the NFL
Tony Pashos, OL, Cleveland Browns - Injured reserve (ankle)
Will Davis, LB, Arizona Cardinals - Injured reserve (broken leg)
Brit Miller, LB, St. Louis Rams - Injured reserve (ACL)