The NFL season is officially heating up as we are now seven weeks through the schedule. As we do every week, Auburn Wire will take a look at some of the most notable performances from Auburn Alumni across the League.
It was another slow week for former Tigers, but there were some interesting storylines that stood out this week, including Anders Carlson’s first rough game, Derick Hall getting the best of Owen Pappoe in Seattle, the Jets placing Carl Lawson on the trade block, and Jamel Dean’s career day.
Here is a look at several headlines from Week 7 that feature Auburn’s top NFL players.
Anders Carlson first career miss costs Packers
Going into week 7, Anders Carlson was a perfect 7/7 on field goal attempts and 10/10 on extra points.
The rookie kicker and former Auburn star was quickly becoming “Mr. Reliable” for the Green Bay Packers.
Unfortunately, he missed a massive kick that was one of the key reasons Green Bay wasn’t able to pick up a big road win over the Denver Broncos.
With the Packers trailing 9-0 at the end of the first half, Carlson missed a 41-yard field goal that would have cut the lead to 6.
Green Bay ended up losing the game 19-17, making the missed opportunity sting for Carlson and the kicking unit.
Anders Carlson shanks it wide left 😣
Pure agony. Packers can’t score
— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) October 22, 2023
Derick Hall's Seahawks gets the best of Owen Pappoe's Cardinals
— Auburn Football (@AuburnFootball) October 23, 2023
While Pappoe registered his first NFL tackle, it was Hall who had the better game.
After starting EDGE rusher Uchenna Nwosu tore his pec, Hall was forced into a bigger role, and he set a career high with 3 tackles.
He was also able to cause chaos when not getting tackles on rushes like this.
Derick Hall with some rookie on rookie violence pic.twitter.com/0H2fiwZtcy
— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) October 24, 2023
Jets place Carl Lawson on the trade block
Defensive end Carl Lawson has played sparingly this year with the New York Jets after totaling 7 sacks across 16 games last season.
New York looks like they are ready to move on from the 28 year old, has reports indicate they have put him on the trade block ahead of the upcoming trade deadline.
Pass Rusher Carl Lawson is available.
Cook's usage has been decreasing over the course of the year as Breece Hall has gotten heathier.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 21, 2023
A change of scenery may be a career-reinjuvinator for Lawson, who once looked like a very promising prospect with the Bengals.
Jamel Dean has a career day
The former third round pick registered 10 tackles in the contest against a run heavy Falcons offense. Dean also scooped up a fumble that changed the momentum of the game at the time.