It was a memorable week for a couple of former Auburn defensive linemen. Marlon Davidson recorded his first NFL sack while Angelo Blackson pulled down his first NFL interception. That and more in this week’s Auburn in the NFL rundown.
BEST OF WEEK 2
Angelo Blackson, DL, Chicago Bears
Blackson lived out every big defensive lineman’s dream Sunday as he intercepted a pass for the first time in his career. The interception, coming off Joe Burrow, was caught off a deflection and led to a field goal to put the Bears up 20-3 at the time. Aside from the pick, Blackson was his typical sturdy self at the line of scrimmage and totaled three tackles and a quarterback hit in what was a 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Daniel Carlson, PK, Las Vegas Raiders
Carlson continued his perfect start to the season and extended his field goal streak, which dates back to last year, to 26 in a row. On Sunday, he was 4 of 4 on field goals and proved to be the difference in the Raiders’ 26-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. On his fourth and final kick of the day, Carlson put the game away with a 45-yard field goal to make it a nine-point game in the final minute. He’s currently tied for third in the NFL with 23 points.
14 points yesterday 💰💰 pic.twitter.com/CO4CjTu0pf
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 20, 2021
Marlon Davidson, DL, Atlanta Falcons
It was a memorable day for Davidson who recorded his first career NFL sack. Halfway through the third quarter, on a crucial 3rd-and-long, Davidson came off the edge and took down Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. The second-year defensive lineman amassed two tackles, including the sack, and now has five tackles through the first two games after missing extended time last season as a rookie.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 19, 2021
Carlton Davis, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It was another solid day at the office for Davis who finished with nine tackles and a pass deflection in a victory over the Atlanta Falcons. It was no ordinary pass deflection, however. With the Buccaneers up 41-25 in the fourth quarter, Davis blitzed off the edge and batted the ball straight up in the air. Teammate Mike Edwards came down with it and took it into the end zone for a touchdown. For Davis, the nine tackles matched his career high.
Look at the deflection man Carlton is him pic.twitter.com/2hlkHD6Hr4
— ’01 Kobe (@hieisrequiem) September 19, 2021
Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
Coming off a 65-yard performance in week one, Slayton caught his first touchdown of the 2021 season Thursday night against the Washington Football Team. The touchdown, a 33-yard connection, came on a deep ball down the sideline where Slayton ran under it, caught it and kept both feet in as he crossed the goal line. It was the 12th career touchdown for Slayton who finished with three grabs for 54 yards.
Darius Slayton just burned William Jackson 💨 💨💨pic.twitter.com/dZXDY6vcr4
— National Football Post (@FootballPost) September 17, 2021
Other Tigers in the NFL
Montravius Adams, DT, New Orleans Saints
Peyton Barber, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
Derrick Brown, DT, Carolina Panthers
Josh Bynes, LB, Baltimore Ravens
K.J. Britt, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jamel Dean, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dee Ford, DE, San Francisco 49ers
Rudy Ford, S, Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh Harris, LS, Atlanta Falcons
Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Miami Dolphins
Jonathan Jones, CB, New England Patriots
Brandon King, LB, New England Patriots
Anthony Schwartz, WR, Cleveland Browns
Jamien Sherwood, LB, New York Jets
Arryn Siposs, P, Philadelphia Eagles
Braden Smith, OL, Indianapolis Colts
Daniel Thomas, S, Jacksonville Jaguars
C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals
Shon Coleman, OT, San Francisco 49ers (IR)
Blake Countess, S, Philadelphia Eagles (IR)
Jack Driscoll, OL, Philadelphia Eagles (IR)
Carl Lawson, DE, New York Jets (IR)
Jarrett Stidham, QB, New England Patriots (PUP)
Javaris Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins
Mike Horton, OG, Carolina Panthers
Kerryon Johnson, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Kansas City Chiefs
Seth Williams, WR, Denver Broncos
Gabe Wright, DT, Washington Football Team