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Former Mizzou Receivers Have Big Week

Danario Alexander and Jeremy Maclin had big games in Week 14 of the NFL regular season.


Because Aldon Smith is having a record-breaking kind of season, he got his own post today... But now it's time to take a look at all of the other Tigers in the NFL!

Danario Alexander (Chargers)

Well, I think the Chargers took a chance by picking up 'Nario, but my goodness has it paid off for them. After accruing seven catches for 88 yards and two TDs in a win against the Steelers, Danario now has 33 catches for 555 yards and 5 TDs in just five games this season. That's an average of 6.6 catches, 111 yards and one TD per game. If he can continue this kind of production, it will put him right up there in elite company.

Jeremy Maclin (Eagles)

Maclin was the hero of the game for the Eagles in their 23-21 win over the Bucs, as his touchdown stopped the Eagles' losing streak dead in its tracks. Putting up nine catches for 104 yards and adding a TD, Maclin continues to solidify himself as one of the better receivers in the NFL. If he can stay healthy, his production makes him the number one target for the Eagles. It doesn't hurt that Nick Foles had his best game of his young career so far as well. Jeremy has caught 53 passes for 646 yards and 5 TDs this year. Not too shabby.

Ziggy Hood (Steelers)

Ziggy put up eight tackles and tacked on a sack in the Steelers' disappointing loss to the Chargers this week. He's got three sacks on the season, and is becoming a bigger part of this Steeler defense. They still have a shot at the playoffs with a 7-6 record, but things are getting urgent for them now in the playoff race.

William Moore (Falcons)

A much quieter week for Willy Mo after last week, when he was the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. After an outstanding game against the Saints, Moore just had five tackles in a disappointing loss to the Panthers. Cam Newton went all Superman on them... And when that happens, you kind of just sit back and watch him go.

Sean Weatherspoon (Falcons)

'Spoon was also a victim to SuperCam, posting two solo tackles and five assists. The Falcons are still in great position in the NFC, but are going to need to be at the top of their game by the time the playoffs roll around. Having already clinched their division, it's hard to blame the Falcons for not playing their best game of the season.

Justin Smith (49ers)

Justin didn't have a great performance by any means, adding three solo tackles and two assists. The Niners didn't really need much more out of him, and his brother from another Missouri mother Aldon had a pretty decent game anyway. This Niners D is something to watch if you're a Mizzou fan.

Chase Coffman (Falcons)

While this wasn't really a phenomenal performance by Chase, I find it noteworthy that he finally got a catch, although he's part of the Mizzou crew that suffered a loss to the Panthers this week. His catch netted 11 yards, and while that's not necessarily big news, it's exciting to see him get some playing time.

Other Tigers in the NFL

Tim Barnes (Rams)

Beau Brinkley (Titans)

Colin Brown (Bills)

Chase Daniel (Saints)

Michael Egnew (Dolphins)

Blaine Gabbert (Jaguars)

Andrew Gachkar (Chargers)

CJ Mosley (Jaguars)

Martin Rucker (Chiefs)

Kevin Rutland (Jaguars)

Brad Smith (Bills)