Former Alabama running back Mark Ingram carried the ball 16 times in New Orleans’ 31-27 win over Atlanta, which is the second most in his two-year career and most of the season.
He gained 67 yards, which is his third highest total of his career and highest of the season. His career high for yardage came against Indianapolis in 2011 when he had 91.
Also for New Orleans, safety Roman Harper had nine tackles and two passes defended.
For the Falcons, former Alabama offensive lineman Mike Johnson caught a 1-yard touchdown pass. He was at the end of the line and an eligible receiver.
Ex-Tide receiver Julio Jones caught four passes for 75 yards. He missed most of the first half with a leg injury. He had two catches for 14 yards before the injury and two receptions for 61 yards afterward.
Other performances of former Alabama players in the NFL on Sunday:
–Houston cornerback Kareem Jackson intercepted a pass, defended two passes and made three tackles in a 13-6 win over the Chicago Bears. Before the season, he was fighting for his starting job, and now he ranks third in the NFL with four interceptions.
–New England beat Buffalo 37-31 as Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower had four tackles. For Buffalo, defensive lineman Marcel Dareus had five tackles, two passes defended and half a sack.
–As Tampa Bay beat San Diego 34-24, Bucs safety Mark Barron had six tackles and one pass defended. For the Chargers, fullback Le’Ron McClain had two carries for 5 yards, and linebacker Jarret Johnson made four tackles.
–Linebacker Courtney Upshaw had four tackles as Baltimore pounded Oakland 55-20. He added one pass defended and a tackle for loss when he brought down Raiders fullback Marcel Reece 2 yards behind the line. Ravens teammate Terrence Cody, a nose tackle, added three tackles. For Oakland, linebacker Rolando McClain had two tackles.
–Safety Charlie Peprah had a tackle and defended a pass in the Dallas Cowboys’ 38-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. For Philadelphia, linebacker DeMeco Ryans had eight tackles, including two for loss.
–Defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry turned in a big day as Cincinnati beat the New York Giants 31-13. He had three tackles, and his biggest came in the fourth quarter when he sacked Eli Manning, who fumbled. Gilberry recovered the ball, too. Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick played but didn’t record any statistics.
–Teams on a bye week include Cleveland (running back Trent Richardson) and Arizona (safety Rashad Johnson). The Monday night game features Kansas City (cornerback Javier Arenas) and Pittsburgh.
Note: We are covering Alabama basketball this afternoon, but will get this updated with the performances of other ex-Tide players later this evening.