With the start of the NFL's 2013 season taking place this past Thursday, a good number of former Auburn Tigers saw playing time in the pros over the weekend.
Three former Auburn defensive players had great starts in their respective opening games. Josh Bynes recorded six tackles and two assists in the Ravens' Thursday night loss against the Broncos. Karlos Dansby had eight solo tackles in the Cardinals loss to the Rams. Nick Fairley came up with two solo tackles, three assists and 1.5 sacks in the Lions win over the Vikings.
Other Auburn defensive players in the NFL recording tackles were Jerraud Powers with four solo, Sen'Derrick Marks with three tackles, Quentin Groves with one sack, Will Herring with one tackle and Pat Sims with one assisted tackle.
Auburn's third Heisman Trophy winner, Cam Newton, didn't have the most exciting of openers in Carolina's 12-7 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Newton was 16-of-23 for 125 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for 38 yards on five attempts. Offensive linemen Ben Grubbs and Tyronne Green helped their respective teams onto victory, while Brandon Mosley's New York Giants lost to the Cowboys.
Monday Night Football
Three former Tigers took the field in Monday night's game. Ronnie Brown and King Dunlap with the San Diego Chargers faced off against Ben Tate and the Houston Texans. Brown had five carries totaling 27 yards for the Chargers, and Tate gained 55 yards on 9 carries.
Best of luck this season, Tigers, and War Eagle!
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