Tracking Alabama Players in Week 8 Action


Alabama was again well represented in another week of pro football as several former Crimson Tide players contributed to National Football League teams.

Eight former Alabama players scored touchdowns in Week 8 in quarterbacks Jalen Hurts (Eagles), Mac Jones (Patriots) and Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins), running backs Kenyan Drake (Ravens) and Derrick Henry (Titans) and wide receivers Amari Cooper (Browns), Jerry Jeudy (Broncos), Julio Jones (Buccaneers) and Jaylen Waddle (Dolphins). Hurts, Tagovailoa, Henry and Waddle scored multiple times, with Hurts throwing for a career-high four scores. For Jones, it marked the first touchdown of his tenure in Tampa Bay and the first since Jan. 9, 2022.

Along with scoring a few touchdowns, Henry rushed for 219 yards, marking the fourth game of his NFL career with at least 200 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns against the Houston Texans. That’s more than any other player in his entire career, regardless of his opponent. Henry played six such matches, twice as many as Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson, who played three. His two scores on the ground gave him 75 for his career, which passed Eddie George (74) for the most in Titans. franchise history.

“God is good,” Henry said on the CBS show. “I’m blessed to play for this organization, the teammates I have, the sacrifices they make for me to be successful, the coaching staff who put me in positions to be successful. A child of Yulee dreaming of doing something special and being awesome, and Earl Campbell, Eddie George, watching them and seeing them as childhood highlights, it’s just a surreal moment. I’m just grateful.

“But that wasn’t all me. They were all my teammates over the years in this organization, and I’m just happy that we got the win today.


Hurts and Tagovailoa also had big games, becoming the first players since Dan Marino to accomplish their respective feats. Hurts’ four touchdowns were 25 yards or more. Since 1980, Marino has been the only player with more, throwing five against New England in 1994. He also set a new Eagles franchise record by earning his 10th consecutive start. Tagovailoa recorded his second game with over 350 passing yards and three touchdowns this season, and Marino is the only Dolphin with more in a year, doing so three times in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1994.

Running back Mark Ingram (Saints) reportedly suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Sunday’s win over the Raiders and is likely out 3-4 weeks, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.

At the start of Week 5, only four teams currently do not have a former UA player on their 53-man rosters – Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. NFL teams that did not play due to bye weeks included the Los Angeles Chiefs and Chargers.

Here, we break down how former Alabama players performed in Week 8 of the NFL season.

Baltimore Ravens 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22

Baltimore Ravens (3)

5 Jalyn Armour-Davis, BC – inactive
17 Kenyan Drake, RB – 7 carries, 62 yards; 4 catches, 5 yards, 1 TD (5 yards)
44 Marlon Humphrey, BC – 1 PBU


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1)

6 Julio Jones, WR – 2 catches, 21 yards, 1 TD (8 yards); 1 range, 0 meters


Denver Broncos 21, Jacksonville Jaguars 17

Denver Broncos (3)

22 Kareem Jackson, S – 8 tackles
10 Jerry Jeudy, WR – 6 catches, 63 yards, 1 TD (6 yards)
2 Pat Surtain II, CB – 5 tackles, 1 TFL


Jacksonville Jaguars (1)

75 Cam Robinson, OL – started at left tackle

Atlanta Falcons 37, Carolina Panthers 34 (OT)

Atlanta Falcons (1)

54 Rashaan Evans, ILB – 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack

Carolina Panthers (1)

56 Bradley Bozeman, C/G – started at center

Dallas Cowboys 49, Chicago Bears 29

Dallas Cowboys (1)

7 Trevon Diggs, CB – 8 tackles, 1 PBU

Chicago Bears (2)

4 Eddie Jackson, DB – 11 tackles, 1 INT (21 yards)
72 Alex Leatherwood, OL – did not play


Miami Dolphins 31, Detroit Lions 27

Miami Dolphins (3)

98 Raekwon Davis, TD – 3 tackles
1 Tua Tagovailoa, QB – 29-36 assists, 382 yards, 3 TDs (5, 29, 11 yards); 5 carries, 19 yards
17 Jaylen Waddle, WR – 8 catches, 106 yards, 2 touchdowns (5, 29 yards)


Detroit Lions (1)

98 Isaiah Buggs, DL – 2 tackles

Minnesota Vikings 34, Arizona Cardinals 26

Minnesota Vikings (2)

84 Irv Smith Jr., TE – 4 catches, 28 yards
94 Dalvin Tomlinson, DL – 3 tackles

New Orleans Saints 24, Las Vegas Raiders 0

New Orleans Saints (1)

22 Mark Ingram II, RB – 1 catch, 2 yards; left with a knee injury

Las Vegas Raiders (3)

29 Anthony Averett, DC – 8 tackles
67 Lester Cotton Sr., G – did not play
28 Josh Jacobs, RB – 10 carries, 43 yards; 2 catches, 11 yards

New England Patriots 22, New York Jets 17

New England Patriots (5)

90 Christian Barmore, DT – inactive (knee)
37 Damien Harris, RB – 11 carries, 37 yards; 2 catches, 15 yards
58 Anfernee Jennings, LB – active, no stats
10 Mac Jones, QB – 24-35 passes, 194 yards, 1 TD (5 yards), 1 INT; 7 carries, 19 yards
30 Mack Wilson Sr., OLB – 3 tackles


New York Jets (2)

57 CJ Mosley, LB – 13 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU
95 Quinnen Williams, DL – 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 3 QB hits

Philadelphia Eagles 35, Pittsburgh Steelers 13

Philadelphia Eagles (4)

69 Landon Dickerson, G – started at left guard
1 Jalen Hurts, QB – 19-28 passes, 285 yards, 4 touchdowns (39, 27, 29, 34 yards); 2 races, 10 meters
28 Josh Jobe, BC – inactive
6 DeVonta Smith, WR – 5 catches, 23 yards


Pittsburgh Steelers (5)

54 Ryan Anderson, OLB – active; no statistics
39 Minkah Fitzpatrick, S – 6 tackles, 1 PBU
22 Najee Harris, RB – 8 carries, 32 yards; 6 catches, 26 yards; 1-1 pass, 4 yards
60 JC Hassenauer, C – reserve lineman
29 Levi Wallace, BC – inactive (shoulder)

Tennessee Titans 17, Houston Texans 10

Tennessee Titans (1)

22 Derrick Henry, RB – 32 carries, 219 yards, 2 touchdowns (29.1 yards); 1 catch, 9 yards



Houston Texans (2)

48 Christian Harris, LB – 7 tackles
83 OJ Howard, TE – 2 catches, 24 yards

Washington Commanders 17, Indianapolis Colts 16

Washington Commanders (4)

93 Jonathan Allen, DT – 8 tackles, 2 TFLs
94 Daron Payne, DT – 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery
8 Brian Robinson, RB – 8 carries, 20 yards
89 Cam Sims, WR – 1 catch, 21 yards

Indianapolis Colts (2)

38 Tony Brown, BC – active; no statistics
78 Ryan Kelly, C – started at center

San Francisco 49ers 31, Los Angeles Rams 14

Los Angeles Rams (2)

52 Terrell Lewis, LB – 1 tackle
94 A’Shawn Robinson, DT – 3 tackles, 1 TFL

Seattle Seahawks 27, New York Giants 13

Seattle Seahawks (1)

46 Carson Tinker, LS – started long snapper

New York Giants (3)

21 Landon Collins, S – active; no statistics
29 Xavier McKinney, S – 2 tackles, 1 sack
73 Evan Neal, T – inactive (knee)

Buffalo Bills 27, Green Bay Packers 17

Green Bay Packers (1)

90 Jarran Reed, DL – 3 tackles, 1 QB hit

Cleveland Browns 32, Cincinnati Bengals 13

Cleveland Browns (4)

2 Amari Cooper, WR – 5 catches, 131 yards, 1 TD (4 yards); 0-1 pass, 1 INT
*86 Miller Forristall, TE – active; no statistics
33 Ronnie Harrison Jr., S–active; no statistics
71 Jedrick Wills Jr., T – started at left tackle


Cincinnati Bengals (1)

73 Jonah Williams, OT – started at left tackle

Training squad (9): Deonte Brown (Panthers), Shyheim Carter (Titans), Miller Forristall (Browns), Robert Foster (Giants), Jared Mayden (Bills), Ross Pierschbacher (Lions), LaBryan Ray (Patriots), Saivion Smith (Lions), Deionte Thompson (Jaguars)

Reserve / Injured (3): Christopher Allen (Broncos), Da’Shawn Hand (Titans), Phidarian Mathis (Commanders)

Reserve / Non-Football Injury (2): John Metchie (Texans), Jameson Williams (Lions)

Reservation / Suspended by the commissioner (1): Calvin Ridley (Falcons)

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