Dec. 20, 2011
Brandon Browner made a bit of history on Sunday when the former Beaver helped lead Seattle to a 38-14 win over Chicago with an interception return of 42 yards for a touchdown. That gave him 220 interception return yards for the season, a new Seattle franchise record.
His interception highlighted the 15th week of NFL action for former Oregon State players.
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, Victor Butler (Dallas) and Jacquizz Rodgers (Atlanta) are set to make the playoffs in the NFC while Chad Ochocinco (New England) and Keenan Lewis (Pittsburgh) will represent the Beavers in the AFC.
Browner, Brandon Hughes (Philadelphia) and Stephen Paea (Chicago) could still be in the postseason with a little help in the NFC while T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Oakland) is still a potential playoff competitor in the AFC.
For a full list and links to their NFL pages, visit osubeavers.com and click on “Beavers In The Pros” under the in-depth tab on the football portion of the site.
Derek Anderson, QB (Carolina Panthers) – Anderson did not play in Carolina’s 28-13 win over Houston.
Nick Barnett, LB (Buffalo Bills) – Barnett made eight tackles in Buffalo’s 30-23 loss to Miami. On the year, he has made 113 tackles with two interceptions – including one for a touchdown - three pass deflections and one forced fumble.
Brandon Browner, CB (Seattle Seahawks) – Browner made a tackle and intercepted a pass, returning it 42 yards for a touchdown, in Seattle’s 38-14 win over Chicago. He has started all 14 games this season and has made 47 tackles with 20 pass deflections and six interceptions, including two for touchdowns. He has returned his interceptions for a total of 220 yards, a new Seattle single-season franchise record.
Victor Butler. LB (Dallas Cowboys) – Butler made two tackles in Dallas’ 31-15 win over Tampa Bay. He has 21 tackles, a pass deflection and three sacks on the year for the Cowboys.
James Dockery, CB (Cleveland Browns) – Dockery did not make a tackle in Cleveland’s 20-17 loss to Arizona. He has five tackles on the season. Dockery has also recovered an onside kick in a game against Oakland.
Dwan Edwards, DT (Buffalo Bills) – Edwards made six tackles in Buffalo’s 30-23 loss to Miami. He has played in all 14 games this season, starting 11, and has 49 tackles in addition to 1.5 sacks and one pass breakup.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR (Oakland Raiders) – Houshmandzadeh caught six passes for 52 yards in Oakland’s 28-27 loss to Detroit. He has nine catches for 127 yards and one touchdown this season.
Brandon Hughes, DB (Philadelphia Eagles) – Hughes played but did not make a tackle in Philadelphia’s 45-19 win over the New York Jets. He has 12 tackles on the year.
Steven Jackson, RB (St. Louis Rams) – Jackson rushed for 71 yards on 18 carries while catching nine passes for 72 yards in St. Louis’ 20-13 loss to Cincinnati. He has 220 carries for 966 yards (4.4 ypc) and five touchdowns while making 39 catches for 294 yards and one score on the season.
Andy Levitre, OG (Buffalo Bills) – Levitre started in Buffalo’s 30-23 loss to Miami. He has started all 14 games this season for the Bills.
Keenan Lewis, DB (Pittsburgh Steelers) – Lewis made two tackles with one pass deflection in Pittsburgh’s 20-3 loss to San Francisco Monday night. He has 34 tackles on the season and has recorded five pass deflections and an interception.
Gabe Miller, DE (Kansas City Chiefs) – Miller is currently on Kansas City’s injured reserve.
Matt Moore, QB (Miami Dolphins) – Moore was 10-of-20 for 217 yards and two touchdowns in Miam’s 30-23 win over Buffalo. Moore is 172-of-283 for 2,081 yards passing this season, and has thrown for 12 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 74 yards and two scores.
Chad Ochocinco, WR (New England Patriots) – Ochocinco caught one pass, a 33-yarder for a touchdown, in New England’s 41-23 win over Denver. He has 14 receptions for 261 yards and one touchdown on the season.
Stephen Paea, DT (Chicago Bears) – Paea made one tackle in Chicago’s 38-14 loss to Seattle. On the year, he has recorded 10 tackles and two sacks, including one for a safety.
Sabby Piscitelli, DB (Kansas City Chiefs) – Piscitelli made three tackles and deflected a pass in Kansas City’s 19-14 win over Green Bay. He has 28 tackles on the year, including 22 solo, and has one forced fumble and a pass deflection.
Jacquizz Rodgers. RB (Atlanta Falcons) – Rodgers rushed eight times for 10 yards and caught one pass for 4 yards in Atlanta’s 41-14 win over Jacksonville. On the year, he has rushed for 182 yards on 48 carries (3.8 ypc) and has caught 18 passes for 164 yards.
Sammie Stroughter, WR (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Stroughter did not play in Tampa Bay’s 31-15 loss to Dallas.
Suaesi Tuimaunei, DB (Atlanta Falcons) – Tuimaunei is on the Falcons’ practice squad.