Nov. 22, 2011
BERKELEY -Under the lights for Monday Night Football, Shane Vereen and Andre Carter both shined for the New England Patriots in their dominating victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Carter produced seven tackles, two tackles for losses, 0.5 sacks, a tipped pass and three QB Hits. Vereen entered the game late in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were running out the clock, and he rushed for 39 yards on eight carries, one of which was good for his first career NFL touchdown.
The Green Bay Packers remained undefeated with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On defense, Desmond Bishop garnered nine tackles, two for losses. Offensively, Aaron Rodgers finished with 299 passing yards, three touchdowns and an interception, completing 23 of 34 passes.
Justin Forsett scored for the first time in 2011, as he and fellow Seattle Seahawk teammate Marshawn Lynch both hit paydirt in Seattle's victory over the St. Louis Rams'. Lynch, who scored for the third straight game, carried the ball 27 times for 88 yards with his TD, while Forsett found the endzone on a 22-yard scamper. Lynch's six touchdowns on the season are tied for 10th in the NFL currently. Defensively, Brandon Mebane notched four tackles, two for a loss, for the Seahawks.
Matt Giordano came up with his team-leading third interception of the season for the Oakland Raiders, helping Oakland defeat the Minnesota Vikings and sit atop the AFC West standings. Giordano also chipped in four tackles and a pass breakup with the INT.
Tony Gonzalez kept his fantastic season going with the Atlanta Falcons. He racked up five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans. It was Gonzalez's seventh touchdown of the season, which leads the team.
With the Philadelphia Eagles playing without starting quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson stepped in and hauled in six catches for 88 yards to help the Eagles beat the New York Giants on the road.