#NFLMeanGreen - Week 3 Roundup
Saints LB Craig Robertson Continues To Lead The NFL In Tackles
DENTON - Former Mean Green linebacker Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints) maintained his spot at the top of the National Football League's tackle leaderboard, after leading the Saints in tackles for the third straight week on Monday Night. Fellow linebacker Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) made a game-saving interception to help lift the Ravens to a victory, while running back Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys) scored the first touchdown of his career. Fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders) also saw action in Week 3.
Robertson continues to be the NFL's leading tackler (35 total tackles) through three weeks after leading the Saints in tackles Monday with 11 (five solo) in New Orleans' 45-32 loss at home to the Atlanta Falcons, dropping the Saints to 0-3. His 11 tackles Monday marked the third consecutive week where the Stafford, Texas, native registered double digit tackles. The Saints travel to the west coast to take on the San Diego Chargers (1-2) on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT on Fox.
Orr's late fourth quarter interception of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles sealed the Ravens (3-0) 19-17 win at Jacksonville to become one of only five unbeaten teams in the NFL. Watch Orr's first career interception here. He also recorded eight (six solo) tackles in the win for the Ravens, leading the way defensively. Orr also recovered a blocked field goal in the game, which can be seen here. Baltimore returns home to host Olawale's Raiders (2-1) at noon on CBS.
Dunbar made his one touch on Sunday count, scoring the first touchdown of his career with a one yard run, (watch here) as the Cowboys improved to 2-1 on the season by knocking off the Chicago Bears 31-17 on Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. Dallas travels to the Bay Area to take on the San Francisco 49ers (1-2) at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California, at 3:25 p.m. on Fox.
Olawale had only one carry on Sunday in the Raiders' 17-10 win at Tennessee, but he played his role in the run game very well as always, as evidenced by this block to open up a 30-yard run by DeAndre Washington. Oakland, as stated before, hosts the Ravens in Baltimore this Sunday at noon.
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