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October 15, 2013

NFL Boilers: Neal taking on bigger role in Week 6







Mike Neal's career has blossomed in his fourth season in Green Bay, and a move to linebacker seemed to help propel him.

The former Boilermaker defensive tackle was much talked about over the weekend, as a potential breakout player with Packers' linebacker Clay Matthews sidelined due to injury.

Neal doesn't think he can sneak up on anyone these days.

"You know what? It's best for me to keep myself below the clouds," Neal told the Journal Sentinel. "I don't like to get a big head about anything. If I'm a secret weapon to teams, then I'm that. If they have to scheme against me, then that's on them."

Years before the Saints let a win get away in New England, they let a player get away to New England.

And that player, Rob Ninkovich, is happy to have found a long-term home with the Patriots.

You'll probably recall that New Orleans tried to turn Ninkovich into a long-snapper in a last-ditch effort to try to keep him in 2009.

It didn't work out.

Bernard Pollard has a softer side.

Drew Brees says his sons won't play football until they're teenagers.

The following is a look at the NFL Boilers, their roles and their Week 6 statistics.

Tennessee Titans (3-3, 20-13 loss at Seattle; host San Francisco at 4:05 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#66RTMike OttoReserve Titans gained 66 yards rushing; line allowed three sacks
#31SSBernard PollardStarterNine tackles, 1 sack, 1 QH


Carolina Panthers (2-3, 35-10 win at Minnesota; host St. Louis at 1 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#99DTKawann ShortReserve2 QH


Dallas Cowboys (3-3, 31-16 win over Washington; play at Philadelphia at 1 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#8QBKyle OrtonDid not playn/a


Denver Broncos (6-0, 35-19 win over Jacksonville; play at Indianapolis at 8:30 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#90LB/DEShaun PhillipsStarterOne tackles, 2 passes defensed


Green Bay Packers (3-2, 19-17 win at Baltimore; host Cleveland at 4:25 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#96DE/LBMike NealStarterNone


Jacksonville Jaguars (0-6, 35-19 loss at Denver; host San Diego at 1 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#77RGUche NwaneriStarterJags gained 71 yards rushing; line allowed two sacks


New England Patriots (5-1, 30-27 win over New Orleans; play at New York Jets at 1 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#50LB/DERob NinkovichStarter5 tackles, 1 QH


New Orleans Saints (5-1, 30-27 loss at New England; BYE in Week 7)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#9QBDrew BreesStarter17-of-36 passing for 236 yards, 2 TD / 1 int., for a 75.7 QB rating


New York Giants (0-5, BYE in Week 6;host Minnesota at 8:40 p.m. Monday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleSeason Statistics
#17QBCurtis PainterReserve2-of-4 for 16 yards, 0 TD / 1 int., for a 20.8 QB rating


Philadelphia Eagles (3-3, 30-21 win at Tampa Bay; host Dallas at 1 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#67RTDennis KellyNot active (back)n/a


San Diego Chargers (3-3, 19-9 win over Indianapolis; play at Jacksonville at 1 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#61CNick HardwickStarterChargers gained 147 yards rushing; line allowed two sacks


Seattle Seahawks (5-1, 20-13 win over Tennessee; play at Arizona at 8:25 p.m. Thursday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#56DECliff AvrilReserveNone


Washington Redskins (1-4, 31-14 loss at Dallas; host Chicago at 1 p.m. Sunday)



No.Pos.PlayerRoleGame Statistics
#91LBRyan KerriganStarterTwo tackles





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