Auburn in the NFL: Week 11 rundown

AU Next Level Week 11 Graphic (Cam Newton)

Football By: Charles Regan

Cam Newton was sensational in his first start of the season, scoring three total touchdowns, while former Auburn offensive linemen Jack Driscoll and Braden Smith each earned high grades for their Week 11 performances – both coming in victories. 

That and more in this week’s Auburn in the NFL rundown. 


Jack Driscoll, OL, Philadelphia Eagle
Driscoll continues to get the job done for Philadelphia and had another impressive day Sunday, landing himself on the PFF Team of the Week with a grade of 85.9. It was the highest grade for any players on the Eagles’ offense. Making the start at guard, Driscoll and his fellow offensive linemen allowed only two pressure all game on quarterback Jalen Hurts who finished with 147 yards passing, 69 yards rushing and three touchdowns. 

Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
It was a classic Cam performance in Newton’s return to Charlotte. Making his start for the Panthers in 2021, Newton finished 21 of 27 through the air for 189 yards and two touchdowns and displayed his mobility with a 24-yard rushing touchdown midway through the second quarter. The former No. 1 overall pick now has 44 career games with a rushing and passing touchdown, 13 more than any other player in NFL history. 

Braden Smith, OL, Indianapolis Colts
Smith was a key cog in the Colts big day on the ground against the Buffalo Bills who boasted the No. 1 rushing defense in the NFL coming in. Behind Smith and the offensive line, the Colts rushed for 264 yards in Sunday’s 41-15 victory. Running back Jonathan Taylor had 185 yards and scored five total touchdowns. Smith earned a PFF grade of 81.2, the fourth highest on the team. He now has a grade of 83.2 through five games this season. 

Other Tigers in the NFL
Montravius Adams, DT, New Orleans Saints
Peyton Barber, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
Daren Bates, LB, Atlanta Falcons
Angelo Blackson, DL, Chicago Bears 
K.J. Britt, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Derrick Brown, DT, Carolina Panthers
Josh Bynes, LB, Baltimore Ravens
Daniel Carlson, PK, Las Vegas Raiders
Marlon Davidson, DL, Atlanta Falcons
Jamel Dean, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rudy Ford, S, Jacksonville Jaguars
Josh Harris, LS, Atlanta Falcons
Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Miami Dolphins
Brandon King, LB, New England Patriots 
Anthony Schwartz, WR, Cleveland Browns
Arryn Siposs, P, Philadelphia Eagles
Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
Daniel Thomas, S, Jacksonville Jaguars 
Prince Tega Wanogho, OT, Kansas City Chiefs
C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals 

DNP (Reserve/Injured)
Shon Coleman, OT, San Francisco 49ers (IR)
Blake Countess, S, Philadelphia Eagles (IR)
Carlton Davis, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (IR)
Dee Ford, DE, San Francisco 49ers (IR)
Jonathan Jones, CB, New England Patriots (IR)
Carl Lawson, DE, New York Jets (IR)
Jamien Sherwood, LB, New York Jets (IR)
Jarrett Stidham, QB, New England Patriots (PUP)

Practice Squad
Javaris Davis, CB, Miami Dolphins
Mike Horton, OG, Carolina Panthers
Seth Williams, WR, Denver Broncos

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