Tigers in the NFL - Week 1

Cam Newton - Carolina Panthers


Coming off of a hot tail end of the 2012 season, the Panthers faced the Seahawks and Russell Wilson to start the year. Cam Newton and the Panther's offense struggled to make things happen as they could only manage a single touchdown for the game. However, Cam had a pretty good game, as he went 16 for 23, throwing for 125 yards. Newton also worked on the ground a bit with 5 rushes for 38 yards on his way to a first game loss by a score of 12-7. 

  Daren Bates - St. Louis Rams

The rookie, Bates, earned very little playing time in a 27-24 win over the Cardinals, as he accounted for only one tackle in the game. 

Ronnie Brown -  San Diego Chargers

 Now with the Chargers, Brown ran the ball 5 times for 27 yards in a 31-28 loss to the Texans. Stuck behind Ryan Mathews, Ronnie is having a tough time getting playing time this year in the backfield, as his main job as of now is to get the tough 3rd and short yardage. 

Nick Fairley - Detroit Lions 

Nick had a surprisingly strong showing in a 34-24 victory over the Vikings, as he accounted for 3.5 tackles. Fairley's pass rush carried his most impressive stat of the day, as he recorded two sacks on Vikings QB Christian Ponder.

  Brandon Mosley - New York Giants

The tackle, Mosley, fought hard for a starting job in the preseason, but hampered late with an injury, he was designated as backup in this 36-31 defeat to the Cowboys. 

Josh Bynes - Baltimore Ravens 

From undrafted free agent to starting linebacker for the Super Bowl champs, Josh Bynes accounted for 7 tackles against the Broncos in a 49-27 loss against Peyton Manning and the Broncos. 

  Josh Harris - Atlanta Falcons

Not a whole lot to say when you're long-snapping, but he didn't screw up, so that must say something about his productivity this week. The Falcons lost their opener at New Orleans, 23-17. 

Ben Grubbs - New Orleans Saints 

The offensive guard, in his seventh year of service, assisted in the Saint's run game that gained 78 yards. The offensive line unit also only allowed two sacks in a win against the Falcons, 23-17. 

Karlos Dansby - Arizona Cardinals  

A 10-year veteran in the league, Dansby, got the start in a 27-24 loss against the Lions. Karlos lead the team in tackles with 8 and also recovered a fumble. It's a shame that he can't stick to one team in his career, because he's going to be a great asset to this Cardinals defense at the age of 31.  

 Rob Bironas - Tennessee Titans  

The former Auburn/Georgia Southern kicker had a great day, as he was a perfect 3 for 3 on his field goal attempts, and also contributing a PAT on the Titans' way to a 16-9 win over the Steelers. 

Quentin Groves - Cleveland Browns

With his new team in Cleveland, Groves had a pretty good day recording one tackle and a sack in a 23-10 loss to Miami. 

  King Dunlap - San Diego Chargers

The former seventh-round draft pick from the Eagles has a new squad in his sixth year of work. On Sunday, King earned the start to assist the run game that gained 80 yards in a 31-28 loss to the Texans.

  Sen'Derrick Marks - Jacksonville Jaguars

The defensive tackle executed three tackles in a 28-2 beatdown in Kansas City. Marks is in his first year with the Jaguars, and his fifth year in the league. 

 Jerraud Powers - Arizona Cardinals

Starting his first year with the Cardinals, Jerraud added 4 tackles to his credit in a 27-24 loss to St. Louis.

  Carlos Rogers - 49ers 

Returning for his ninth year in the league, Rogers had a pretty rough first outing against the Packers, as didn't record any tackles and consistently got beat by Green Bay WR Randall Cobb. However, the 'Niners pulled through in a high scoring game, 34-28.

  Ben Tate - Houston Texans

After a very strong year in 2012, Ben Tate is back serving backup duties to one of the best running backs in the league, Arian Foster. Even as a backup on Sunday, Tate still managed to record 55 yards on 9 carries in a 31-28 win against San Diego.