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Jumbotron video of Rashad Johnson’s touchdown against Detroit

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson returns an interception for a touchdown as he gets a block from Sam Acho (94) against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (AP photo by Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson returns an interception for a touchdown as he gets a block from Sam Acho (94) against Detroit on Sunday. (AP photo by Ross D. Franklin)

Former Alabama safety Rashad Johnson scored his first NFL touchdown Sunday when he returned an interception 53 yards for a score against Detroit.

We have video shot by a fan, who captured the video of the replay on the stadium jumbotron. It’s the best we can find, but it does include Johnson on the sidelines receiving congratulations from his team.

Below that, we have video of one of his two collegiate touchdowns, which came in the 27-21 overtime win at LSU in 2008.

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Julio Jones scores twice, hits a milestone mark

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a touchdown catch as New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley (28) defends. (AP photo by John Amis)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a touchdown catch as New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley (28) defends. (AP photo by John Amis)

Julio Jones caught two touchdown passes today in the Atlanta Falcons’ 34-0 win over the New York Giants and went over the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards.

Jones scored on two second-half receptions and finished with six catches for 74 yards.

For the year, he has 69 receptions for 1,071 yards. According to statistics provided by pro-football-reference.com, this marks only the fourth time in NFL history a former Alabama standout gained 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. Don Hutson had 1,211 for Green Bay in 1942, and Ozzie Newsome had 1,002 in 1981 and 1,001 in 1984 for Cleveland.

In other games today involving former Alabama standouts:

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) carries as Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster (59) and strong safety Mark Barron (24) cover. (AP photo by Bill Haber)

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) carries as Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Mason Foster (59) and strong safety Mark Barron (24) cover. (AP photo by Bill Haber)

–Running back Mark Ingram had 90 yards on 14 carries in New Orleans’ 41-0 win over Tampa Bay. He scored a touchdown on an 11-yard carry in the fourth quarter, and he missed his career high in rushing yards by only one. He had 91 against Indianapolis last year.

Two former Alabama safeties led each team in tackles. Mark Barron had 10 for Tampa Bay, and Roman Harper managed 11 for the Saints.

–Arizona safety Rashad Johnson returned an interception 53 yards for his first NFL touchdown in the Cardinals’ 38-10 win over Detroit. His score gave Arizona a 21-7 lead with 41 seconds left in the first half. He also finished with three tackles and a pass defended.

–The Patriots fell 41-34 to the 49ers, but New England linebacker Dont’a Hightower had eight tackles, two stops behind the line and one pass defended. Patriots defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick had one stop.

–Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw had five tackles, two stops for lost yardage and a pass defended in a 34-17 loss to Denver. Baltimore nose tackle Terrence Cody had three tackles.

–Houston defensive back Kareem Jackson had three tackles and a pass defended in a 29-17 win over Indianapolis.

–Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus had a pair of tackles as the Buffalo Bills fell 50-17 to Seattle.

–In the Kansas City Chiefs’ 15-0 loss to the Oakland Raiders, defensive back Javier Arenas had eight tackles and a pass defended. He also returned two punts for 11 yards and one kickoff for 27 yards.

For Oakland, middle linebacker Rolando McClain was declared inactive by the team before the game.

–Linebacker Jarret Johnson compiled five tackles as the San Diego Chargers lost 31-7 to Carolina.

–For a separate story about Cleveland running back Trent Richardson‘s day, click here.

–On Thursday night, Cincinnati defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry scored his first NFL touchdown as the Bengals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13. He picked up a fumble and returned it 25 yards for a score. He has recovered a career-high three fumbles this season.

In addition, he recorded his fifth sack of the year, which is the second most in his career. He finished with two tackles, which is four away from his career high of 23.

For the Eagles, middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans had a team-high nine tackles and one pass defended.

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Cardinals’ Rashad Johnson still pulls for the Crimson Tide

In his fourth year in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals strong safety Rashad Johnson has six tackles, one interception and two rushes on punt fakes for a total of 64 yards. (AP photo by David Goldman)

The Arizona Republic did a question-and-answer session with former Alabama safety Rashad Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals.

Naturally, the conversation turned to Alabama football and the BCS National Championship Game. Click here to read the story. Here’s a taste of what he said:

“Oh, man. Alabama is doing some big things right now. Coach (Nick) Saban came in and he’s changed the whole mentality of the guys’ mindsets to even the people around the city, from what they expect out of the team and what the team expects out of itself. Just go out and play every game for 60 minutes. Everybody buys into that system and it works.”

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Tide in the NFL: Big days for Johnson, Richardson, Ingram

Arizona Cardinals strong safety Rashad Johnson (49) returned his interception 34 yards to set up a touchdown. (AP photo by David Goldman)

Arizona safety Rashad Johnson, a fourth-year NFL player out of Alabama, intercepted a Matt Ryan pass on the first play of the Cardinals’ 23-19 loss to Atlanta.

Johnson returned it 34 yards to the Arizona 9, and the Cardinals eventually scored the game’s first touchdown. It marked Johnson’s second career interception, with his first coming in 2010 against Minnesota. He also had a tackle Sunday and a fumble recovery, although the Cardinals didn’t turn that turnover into points.

For the Falcons, wide receiver Julio Jones caught three passes for 33 yards.

In other games involving former Alabama players:

Alabama fans might appreciate the wrist band Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is wearing today. (Photo of broadcast image by Alaina Fondren)

–In Arlington, Texas, Cleveland lost to Dallas 23-20 in overtime as Browns running back Trent Richardson had another good game. He rushed for 95 yards on 28 carries and caught six passes for 49 yards.

Cowboys safety Charlie Peprah had one tackle.

–In Sunday night’s game, Baltimore linebacker Courtney Upshaw had three tackles in a 13-10 win over Pittsburgh. He recovered a fumble on the last play, returning it 5 yards.

–Defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry had three tackles and defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick two as the Cincinnati Bengals beat Kansas City 28-6. For the Chiefs, cornerback Javier Arenas had three tackles and returned three punts for 30 yards.

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram runs for a 27-yard touchdown run during the third quarter of Sunday’s win over Oakland. (AP photo by Ben Margot)

–Running back Mark Ingram rushed for 67 yards on 12 carries in New Orleans’ 38-17 win over Oakland. He scored a touchdown on a 27-yard run. Saints safety Roman Harper had a team-high 11 stops, one pass defended and one tackle for loss. He also intercepted a pass, his second of the year and sixth of his career. For the Raiders, linebacker Rolando McClain had 10 tackles, including one for loss.

–Philadelphia linebacker DeMeco Ryans had seven tackles in a 31-6 loss to Washington.

–Tampa Bay beat Carolina 27-21 in overtime as Bucs safety Mark Barron had three tackles, including one when he brought down Cam Newton 2 yards behind the line.

–In Buffalo’s 19-14 win over Miami, defensive lineman Marcell Dareus had four tackles and one pass defended.

–Houston beat Jacksonville 43-37 in overtime as cornerback Kareem Jackson had five tackles and one pass defended.

–Linebacker Dont’a Hightower and defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick each had two tackles as New England beat Indianapolis 59-24. Hightower also defended a pass.

–San Diego linebacker Jarret Johnson made a tackle in a 30-23 loss to Denver. His stop of Ronnie Hillman resulted in a 1-yard loss.

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Tide in the NFL: Ingram scores, Dareus has a sack

Tampa Bay safety Mark Barron, right, lays out New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks as the Bucs’ Brandon McDonald (33) looks on. (AP photo by Bill Kostroun)

Buffalo’s Marcell Dareus (99) celebrates his sack with Jarius Byrd (31) against the Chiefs. (AP photo by Gary Wiepert)

The Buffalo Bills scored a 35-17 win over Kansas City today as the team paid tribute to former Alabama player Marcell Dareus.

Dareus, a second-year defensive tackle, played after traveling to Birmingham this past week to mourn the death of his brother. Dareus’ younger brother, Simeon Gilmore, was one of three people killed during a burglary in Pelham on Sunday.

“He’s going through a rough time, but he felt responsibilities here,” Kyle Williams told reporters, according to The Associated Press. “He always picks our team up and we’re glad that he’s back.”

Dareus played with a shoulder injury, but still had two tackles, a sack and two stops behind the line. Another former Alabama defensive lineman, Mark Anderson, had three tackles for the Bills, including one behind the line.

“The team rallied up around me. This is my release from whatever is going on in the outside world,” Dareus told reporters. “I focused in on the football field and took everything else out of my head.”

For Kansas City, ex-Crimson Tide defensive back Javier Arenas had three tackles, returned three punts for 40 yards and ran back two kickoffs for 40 yards.

They weren’t the only former Alabama standouts to shine today. New Orleans lost 35-27 to Carolina but Mark Ingram rushed for 53 yards on 16 carries and scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter. Saints defensive back Roman Harper of Alabama had three tackles.

Arizona beat New England 20-18 as safety Rashad Johnson had a tackle. For the Patriots, linebacker Dont’a Hightower managed five stops, including one behind the line.

Tampa Bay safety Mark Barron had 10 tackles and defended two passes, but the Bucs fell 41-34 to the New York Giants.

Philadelphia beat Baltimore as middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans had a big day. He made seven tackles, one sack for a 13-yard loss and two stops behind the line. In addition, he intercepted a pass, although he didn’t gain any yards on the return. Still, it set up a touchdown.

For the Ravens, linebacker Courtney Upshaw had six tackles, including one behind the line.

Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain had two tackles in Oakland’s 35-13 loss to Miami.

Chargers fullback Le’Ron McClain rushed for 19 yards on two carries as San Diego beat Tennessee 38-10. Also for the Chargers, linebacker Jarret Johnson had a tackle.

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