Alabama in the NFL: Week 10

Alabama’s only Heisman trophy winner, Mark Ingram, runs away from the Oakland Raider defense. AP photo.

The New Orleans Saints traveled to meet the Oakland Raiders in a game full of former Alabama standouts.

Running back Mark Ingram came off of one of the best games of his career against the Atlanta Falcons with an even better game in the 38-17 win over the Raiders. Ingram ran for 67 yards, the same number as last week, but took only 12 carries to do it as opposed to 16 last week. Ingram also scored a touchdown.

Defensively for the Saints, Roman Harper accounted for 11 tackles, nine of the solo, while also deflecting a pass and intercepting another. On the other side, Rolando McClain accounted for 10 tackles and was playing with a free spirit after gun charges against him in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., were dropped.

Wideout Julio Jones was targeted seven times for three catches and 33 yards in Atlanta’s 23-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals. For the Cardinals, Rashad Johnson picked off a Matt Ryan pass on the first play from scrimmage.

Trent Richardson carries the ball for the Browns. AP photo.

For the Cleveland Browns, Trent Richardson carried the ball 28 times for 95 yards in a overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys, 23-20.

Marcell Dareus notched four tackles for the Bills on Thursday night as the Bills beat the Dolphins 19-14. Dareus also offered a pass deflection to go along with four tackles, two of them solo efforts.

Defensive tackle Terrence Cody and rookie linebacker Courtney Upshaw combined to make three tackles in a 13-10 win for the Baltimore Ravens over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Upshaw is now up to 39 tackles in his rookie season, 24 of them solo.

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Javier Arenas returned three punts for 30 yards and made three tackles in Kansas City’s 28-6 loss to the Bengals.

Rookie safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mark Barron continued his streak, now having started in all 10 games of his rookie season. The Bucs beat the Panthers 27-21 in overtime.

Mark Anderson brings down a Philadelphia Eagle in the 2011 season. AP photo.

On the injury front, Mark Anderson, defensive end for the Buffalo Bills, had another knee operation and is expected to miss a few more weeks, but could be back by the end of the regular season.

Other performances

Brandon Deaderick notched two tackles in New England’s 59-24 win over the Colts. Also for the Patriots, Dont’a Hightower accumulated two tackles.

Wallace Gilberry had three tackles in the Bengals’ 28-6 win over the Chiefs.

Le’Ron McClain did not carry the ball for the San Diego Chargers in their 30-23 loss to the Broncos, but does stand at 11 carries for 38 yards and two first downs in the season.

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