Thomas scores first pro touchdown

By The Mercury

Former Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas scored his first career touchdown on Sunday.

The Miami Dolphins’ running back scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and finished with 19 carries for 69 yards in a 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets.

Darren Sproles got some action carrying the ball for the New Orleans Saints, rusing seven times for 62 yards. The Saints were shut out of the end zone on the ground, though, scoring all three touchdowns through the air.

It was Tysyn Hartman and the Kansas City Chiefs who got the win in the end, coming from behind to win 27-24 in overtime. Hartman registered one tackle for the second straight week.

Hartman has taken over the role former Chiefs safety Wildcat Jon McGraw had the last couple seasons. McGraw was released during the offseason and is currently a free agent.

Rob Jackson took advantage of extending playing time for the Washington Redskins Sunday, intercepting a pass at the goal line and running into the end zone for a touchdown in a 38-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson also had three tackles, while Brandon Banks had one catch for 5 yards.

Bryce Brown got into the action on Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles, rushing four times for 28 yards. The Eagles were shutdown by the Arizona Cardinals though, losing 27-6.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled to find an offensive groove on Sunday in a 10-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and Josh Freeman was part of that. The Bucs’ quarterback was 10-of-28 passing for 110 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.

Zac Diles registered one tackle in the Tennessee Titans’ loss to the Detroit Lions.

One more former Wildcat will be in action tonight, as Jordy Nelson and the Green Bay Packers go on the road to face the Seattle Seahawks.

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