Following Your Spartans in the NFL

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Each and every week Joe Ginley takes you around the NFL for your MSU Football players wrap up!

Each and every week Joe Ginley takes you around the NFL for your MSU Football players wrap up!



  • Colts wide receiver Blair White had three receptions for twenty-seven yards in a 27-13 triumph over the Renaldo Hill-led Broncos. Hill, who started at safety for Denver, recorded five tackles in the contest.
  • Defensive tackle Domato Peko started for the Bengals, and had one tackle in a 20-7 victory over the Panthers. Center Kyle Cook also started for Cincinnati in the game.
  • Ogendi Nwagbuo played at nose tackle for the Chargers in a 27-20 defeat at the hands of the Seahawks.
  • Punter Brandon Fields of the Dolphins booted the ball three times for a 46.0 yard average and had a punt blocked in a 31-23 loss to the Jets.
  • Browns starting defensive end Robaire Smith picked up four tackles and three assists in a 24-17 loss to the division-rival Ravens.
  • Quarterback Drew Stanton did not play in the Lions’ 24-10 defeat against the Vikings.
  • Eric Smith started at strong safety for the Jets, racking up three tackles, an assist, a special teams tackle, and a punt block on fellow Michigan State alum Brandon Flowers’ punt in a 31-23 win over the Dolphins.
  • Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson had a tackle, an assist, and a defended pass in a 27-13 loss to the Colts.
  • Jeremy Ware played at defensive back for the Raiders in a narrow 24-23 defeat at the hands of the Cardinals.
  • Starting outside linebacker Julian Peterson of the Lions recorded five tackles, an assist, and two tackles for loss in a 24-10 loss versus the Vikings.
  • Quarterback Brian Hoyer did not play in the Patriots 38-30 triumph over the Bills.
  • Rams defensive tackle Clifton Ryan did not play in the team’s 30-16 ousting of the Redskins.
  • Kellen Davis played at tight end for the Bears in their surprising 20-17 victory over the Packers.
  • Both defensive tackle Brandon McKinney and starting wide out Derrick Mason had two tackles in the Ravens 24-17 victory over the Browns. Mason also had four receptions for thirty yards in the match.
  • Kick returner/wide receiver Devin Thomas had six returns for 170 yards, good for a 28.3 average per return in a 30-16 loss to the Rams.
  • Javon Ringer made the most of his six carries at running back for the Titans in a 29-10 conquest of the Giants, netting thirty yards.
  • Seahawks tight end Chris Baker started in a 27-20 triumph over the Chargers.
  • Flozell Adams started for the Steelers in a 38-13 trouncing of Tampa Bay.