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Cal in the NFL: Week 4
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/04/2011

Oct. 4, 2011

Aaron Rodgers posted four touchdown passes, ran for two more scores and totaled 408 yards passing against the Denver Broncos, while Desmond Bishop once again led the Packers' defense in tackles (10) with a sack.

Despite losing to the San Francisco 49ers, DeSean Jackson did his part to help the Philadelphia Eagles, garnering six catches for 171 yards. Also in that game, the Eagles' Nnamdi Asomugha tallied four tackles.

Jahvid Best produced 70 total yards, helping the Detroit Lions come from behind to defeat the Dallas Cowboys.

In the Atlanta Falcons' win over the Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta's Thomas DeCoud made a key interception and also notched three tackles. Another Falcon and former Bear, Tony Gonzalez scored for the third straight week. For the Seahawks in that contest, Marshawn Lynch put together his best game of the season thus far, scoring a touchdown with eight carries for 24 yards and hauling in three receptions for 33 yards. Brandon Mebane boasted five tackles for Seattle in that game, as well.

Andre Carter of the New England Patriots boasted three tackles, one of which was a tackle for loss against the Oakland Raiders.

Another key defender for his team, the Cleveland Browns' Scott Fujita garnered nine tackles (six solo) against the Tennessee Titans.

Craig Stevens had only one reception in the Tennessee Titans' victory over the Cleveland Browns, but it was good for a 12-yard touchdown.

Mike Tepper made his NFL debut with the Indianapolis Colts, coming off the bench against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Other Week 4 Cal in the NFL notes: Ryan Longwell (Minnesota Vikings) was good on his lone field goal try against the Kansas City Chiefs ... Justin Forsett rushed three times for 11 yards and had three catches for 30 yards against the Atlanta Falcons ... Tyson Alualu (Jacksonville Jaguars) had two tackles against the New Orleans Saints ... Matt Giordano (Oakland Raiders) had five tackles against the New England Patriots ... Lavelle Hawkins (Tennessee Titans) caught two passes for 38 yards against the Cleveland Browns ... Daymeion Hughes (San Diego Chargers) notched four tackles against the Miami Dolphins ... Cameron Jordan (New Orleans Saints) earned two tackles against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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