Week 1 is in the books and it’s great to have live football to talk about! I know everyone is even more excited for Auburn to take the field in just 11 more days! Last Thursday, we looked at the Tigers who made their respective 53 man rosters.
25 former Auburn players made the cut for their teams respective opening day rosters. A trio of those guys had a major impact in their team’s Week 1 performance.
With Darius Slayton's late score on MNF, 3 former Auburn players turned in multiple touchdowns on #NFL opening week:— Nathan King (@byNathanKing) September 15, 2020
• QB Cam Newton (Patriots): 2 rush TDs vs. Dolphins
• RB Peyton Barber (Washington): 2 rush TDs vs. Eagles
• WR Darius Slayton (Giants): 2 rec TDs vs. Steelers
With that said, we’ll go down the list of games this week that featured Auburn players.
Patriots 21 Dolphins 11
Chandler Cox - No carries but had the key block to set up Miami’s only TD yesterday
Noah Igbinoghene - 2 total tackles
So here’s a cool nugget about Iggy:
Igbinoghene is the youngest player on an NFL roster this season. He's the youngest NFL player to play in a game since Buffalo LB Tremaine Edmunds in 2018.— Brett Brecheisen (@bbrech) September 13, 2020
Cam Newton - 15/19 155 yards, 15 carries, 75 yards, 2 rushing TDs
Cam looked good in his Patriots debut on Sunday. It’s weird seeing him with 15 carries but I guess it helps when you have a team that has a good offensive line to run behind. It’s going to take me a LONG time to get used to this.
Jonathan Jones - 2 total tackles
Packers 43 Vikings 34
Montravious Adams - DNP due to toe injury
Washington 27 Eagles 17
Rudy Ford - 3 total tackles
Jack Driscoll - Began his NFL career starting at Right Tackle
Peyton Barber - 17 carries, 29 yards, 2 TD
Washington trailed 17-0 early in this game and despite averaging just 1.7 yards per carry, Peyton found the endzone twice on Sunday. The first TD from 1 yard out and the 2nd one from 3 yards out to put Washington up for good.
Jaguars 27 Colts 20
Braden Smith - Started at RT
Daniel Thomas - Made his NFL debut at safety
Raiders 34 Panthers 30
Daniel Carlson - 2/2 FG, 4/4 XP
This is the Daniel Carlson Auburn fans came to know and love. This one from 54 yards out:
His previous career long was from 50, done on 3 separate occasions his rookie season in 2018 with the Raiders.
Derrick Brown - 3 total tackles, 1 solo tackle, 1 tackle for loss, Pass Deflection
The 7th overall pick had some eye opening plays in his NFL debut. As he did at Auburn, he battled constant double teams throughout the afternoon.
Bears 27 Lions 23
Kerryon Johnson - 7 carries, 14 yards
Seahawks 38 Falcons 25
Neiko Thorpe - Named Special Teams Captain, played 18 snaps on Special Teams
Marlon Davidson - DNP due to a knee injury
Josh Harris - Long Snapper for 2 Falcons punts
Chargers 16 Bengals 13
C.J. Uzomah - 4 receptions, 45 yards
Josh Bynes - Sack, 8 total tackles, 4 solo tackles, 1.5 Tackles for Loss, 1 QB hit
Carl Lawson - Sack, 5 total tackles, 4 solo tackles, 1 Tackle for Loss, 1 QB hit
Cardinals 24 49ers 20
Dee Ford - 3 total tackles, 1 solo tackle, 0.5 tackles for loss
Saints 34 Buccaneers 23
Carlton Davis - 4 tackles, 1 Tackle for Loss
Considering that Michael Thomas is one of the top WRs in the NFL, I’d say Davis did a remarkable job of holding Thomas at bay.
Jamel Dean - 7 tackles
Steelers 26 Giants 16
Darius Slayton: 6 receptions, 102 yards, 2 TD
Darius had quite a showing on Monday Night Football. Slayton had both Touchdown grabs for the Giants in a losing effort.
On Thursday, we’ll preview Week 2 for our Auburn Football players in the NFL.