Oregon State graduate Sammie Stroughter had three catches for 25 yards for Tamba Bay in his pro debut, a 34-21 Bucs loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Fellow former Beaver Sabby Piscitelli had 8 tackles Victor Butler, making his debut at defensive end, had a tackle and his first NFL fumble recovery.
In other action involving Oregon State alums,
Matt Moore completed 6 of 11 with one interception for the Carolina Panthers. Moore was one of two quarterbacks used after starter Jake Delhomme was intercepted four times, in Carolina's 38-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
will make made his regular season debut tonight, on Monday Night Football, starting for the Buffalo Bills as they take on the new England Patriots. Keith Ellison had 16 tackles, including one for a loss, for the Bills, who lost 25-24.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh caught six passes for 48 yards, making him the game's leading receiver in his debut with the Seattle Seahawks, who breezed by the St. Louis Rams 28-0. The Rams' Stephen Jackson carried 16 times for 67 yards.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad (formerly Johnson) Ochocinco, had five catches for 89 yards, plus a carry for eight yards.
Baltimore defensive tackle Dwan Edwards had two tackles and a 14 yard kickoff return in the Ravens' 38-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
And as RVM advised, see below, Al Afalava had a great first game for the Chicago Bears, making four tackles, including a sack, and a pass broken up. NIck Barnett had a tackle for Green Bay in the Packers' 21-15 win.