Cal in the NFL: Week 10
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/15/2011

Nov. 15, 2011

BERKELEY - Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks put together back-to-back 100-yard performances for the first time in his career. In Week 10, Lynch carried the ball 32 times for 109 yards and a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens after previous rushing 23 times for 135 times with a score against the Dallas Cowboys. On the season, Lynch is averaging 3.9 ypc with five touchdowns (T-10th in the NFL) on 129 carries for 507 yards.

The Green Bay Packers won again in dominating fashion against the Minnesota Vikings. On defense, Desmond Bishop notched eight tackles, giving him 84 on the season, including a sack and three QB Hits. His 84 tackles rank tied for fourth in the league. Offensively, it was all Aaron Rodgers once again. Rodgers, who currently leads the league in touchdowns and completion percentage, posted four touchdowns, completing 23 of 30 passes for 250 yards.

Andre Carter boasted a huge night in the New England Patriots' convincing victory over the New York Jets. Carter, who has been one of the few bright spots on an otherwise weak Patriots' defense, set a franchise record with 4.5 sacks, part of his six tackles and eight QB Hits. On the season, Carter has registered 38 tackles, nine sacks and one forced fumble.

Scott Fujita of the Cleveland Browns picked off a deflected pass against the St. Louis Rams. Fujita ended the game with five tackles, giving him 42 on the season, which ranks third on the team.

Another former Golden Bear who came up with a huge interception was Matt Giordano of the Oakland Raiders. Giordano intercepted San Diego's Philip Rivers in the endzone to help preserve a huge road victory for the Raiders.

Atlanta Falcons' tight end Tony Gonzalez continues to silence the doubters who thought he was "over the hill" entering the 2011 campaign. Gonzalez hauled in six receptions for 71 yards and his team-leading sixth touchdown of the season against the New Orleans Saints.

Despite losing to the Arizona Cardinals, Nnamdi Asomugha of the Philadelphia Eagles picked up his third interception of the season.