Deacons in the NFL - Week 9
Kyle Wilber made his first career tackle in the NFL in the Cowboys' loss to the Falcons last week.

Nov. 7, 2012

By Eric Roberts,

Josh Bush - Jets
The New York Jets (3-5) had a bye week this past week but will take on the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 11 in a non-conference tilt.

Tyson Clabo - Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons hosted the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday as the Falcons' offense was put to the test against the fifth-ranked defense in the league. The first half scoring was controlled by field goals for each team. The Cowboys converted on two first quarter field goals while the Falcons matched them with two field goals of their own in the second quarter. The Falcons scored early in the fourth quarter on a rushing touchdown to take the lead. Falcons' kicker Matt Bryant converted four field goals in the game to help the Falcons seal the victory 19-13. Clabo and the line helped the offense put up 453 yards for the game against a top-five defense. The Falcons are the 15th team to start 8-0 or better since 1976 when the league expanded the season to 16 games. The Falcons (8-0) will take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday as they look to extend their unbeaten record.

Aaron Curry - Raiders
The Raiders activated Curry for the remainder of the season which means he will come off of the PUP list. The Raiders will use Curry at either the middle linebacker position or at outside linebacker where he played last year. He will add depth to a defense that has struggled throughout the season as well as help out on special teams. Curry finished last season with 46 total tackles after being traded to the Raiders from the Seattle Seahawks. He may see his first action of the year on Sunday if he is physically ready to play. The Raiders (3-5) have won two of their past three games as they prepare to play at the Baltimore Ravens.

Chris Givens - Rams
The Rams (3-5) had a bye week but will take on the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 11 as both teams will come off of their bye week.



Joe Looney - 49ers
The 49ers (6-2) had a bye this past week but host the St. Louis Rams on Nov. 11 as they look to win their third consecutive game.

Calvin Pace - Jets
The Jets (3-5) had a bye this past week but will take on the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 11.

Alphonso Smith - Lions
The Detroit Lions played the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday as they looked to win their second straight game. The Lions got off to a quick start with the help of three second quarter rushing touchdowns from running back Mikel Leshoure. The Lions held off a late run from the Jaguars in the fourth quarter as they scored two touchdowns, however, it was not enough as the Lions captured their fourth win of the season 31-14. Smith helped out the Lions' secondary and has made an impact since being picked up just three weeks ago. The Lions (4-4) will take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday for their second matchup of the season.

Steve Vallos - Jaguars
Vallos was inactive for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions but is expected to play a "swing" role off the bench for the Jags, as he is able to play both guard spots and center. The Jaguars (1-7) will host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday as they hope to get their second win of the season as well as their second win against the Colts this year.

Kyle Wilber - Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys took on the undefeated Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in a NFC matchup. The Cowboys got off to a quick start with two first-quarter field goals. A late touchdown pass in the fourth quarter cut the deficit to 16-13, but the Falcons hit a field goal to close out the game 19-13. Wilber's presence was felt on special teams as he had his first career NFL tackle on the opening kickoff. Cowboys' receiver Jason Witten broke the Cowboys' receptions record with his 751st reception in the fourth quarter of the game. The Cowboys (3-5) will play divisional rival Philadelphia on Sunday for their first of two matchups this season.

Injured/Practice Squad
Brandon Ghee - Bengals (Injured Reserve)
Chris DeGeare - Titans

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