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Connor Barth leads the NFL with 25 consecutive made field goals
Connor Barth leads the NFL with 25 consecutive made field goals
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NFL Update: Week Four
Release: 10/01/2012

Dating back to last year, Tampa Bay kicker Connor Barth has led the NFL with 22 consecutive field goals made. On Sunday, Barth added to that total by knocking home kicks of 47, 50, and 57 yards to give him 25 consecutive conversions. The 57-yard field goal Barth kicked in the second quarter set a new career high for the sixth year pro.  On the defensive side of the ball, sixteen year veteran Vonnie Holliday totaled two tackles, one hit on the quarterback, and a crucial fumble recovery as the Cardinals topped the Dolphins and improved to 4-0 on the year.  

Other former Tar Heels in action this weekend include:

Marvin Austin, NY Giants - Austin was active for his third straight game, as the Giants fell on the road to the Eagles 19-17.

Zach Brown, Tennessee - The linebacker continued his impressive rookie campaign by tallying six tackles, three unassisted, in a 38-14 loss to the Texans.

Bruce Carter, Dallas - Carter and the Cowboys will be showcased on Monday Night Football, as they host the Chicago Bears.   


Shaun Draughn, Kansas City - Draughn was once again all over the field, contributing in all three phases of the game. He tallied 12 yards on four carries, hauled in four passes for 34 yards, and returned three kicks for 76 yards. He did lose a fumble but made the corresponding tackle, his first of the year.

Quinton Coples, New York Jets - The 16th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft made the most of his two tackles on Sunday, recording both of his stops in the backfield in a 34-0 loss to the 49ers.

Greg Little, Cleveland - Little once again led the Browns in targets and receiving yards, hauling in four passes on 10 balls thrown his way, for a total of 77 yards. He also had a single carry, going for a loss of two yards.

Michael McAdoo, Baltimore - The Ravens placed McAdoo on injured reserved for the season following Achilles surgery.

Hakeem Nicks, NY Giants - Nicks missed his second consecutive game on Sunday night. He injured both his foot and knee while catching 10 passes for 199 yards two weekends ago.

Julius Peppers, Chicago - Peppers and the Bears will try to improve to 3-1 when they visit Dallas on Monday night.

Robert Quinn, St. Louis - Quinn registered his third sack of the season on Sunday, which leads the Rams and accounts for half of the teams sack total. He was in on three total tackles on the day, as St. Louis rolled to a 19-13 win over the Seahawks.

Garrett Reynolds, Atlanta - Reynolds helped pave the way for 305 passing yards and 121 rushing yards as the Falcons improved to 4-0 with a 30-28 win over Carolina.

Gerald Sensabaugh, Dallas - Sensabaugh missed last weekend with a calf injury, but practiced in full this week and expects to play as the Cowboys host the Bears on Monday night.

Jeff Saturday, Green Bay - In his fourth start at center for Green Bay, Saturday helped quarterback Aaron Rodgers throw for 319 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Packers beat the Saints 28-27. Rodgers was not sacked on the day.

DaNorris Searcy, Buffalo - In an offensive shootout, Searcy totaled two tackles as the Bills fell to the Patriots 52-28.

Brandon Tate, Cincinnati - Tate logged a trio of punt returns, averaging 11 yards per chance and recording 33 total yards as the Bengals improved to 3-1 on the season.

Ryan Taylor, Green Bay - Packers special teams ace has seen action in all four games this season as Green Bay toppled the Saints at Lambeau Field.  

Cam Thomas, San Diego - The 4th year defensive tackle logged two total tackles and helped hold the Chiefs to 20 points as the Chargers improved to 3-1.

Greg Warren, Pittsburgh - Warren and the Steelers were on a bye this week, and look to move to 2-2 at home against the Eagles next weekend.  

Johnny White, Buffalo - White recorded one carry on Sunday and made the most of it, rumbling for eight yards in a 52-28 loss to the Patriots.  

TJ Yates, Houston - Yates continued his backup duties as the Texans improved to 4-0 with a 38-14 win over Tennessee.


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