Alfonso Smith touchdown highlights Cats’ efforts in Week 3


Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith (46) has nowhere to run as Kansas City defensive tackle Anthony Toribio drops him for a 1-yard loss in the first quarter on August 10, 2012, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Shane Keyser/Kansas City Star/MCT)

By Ben Tompkins | Sports Writer

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Several former Cats fell short of victory on the road in the third week of the NFL season.

Arizona Cardinals running back Alfonso Smith scored his first touchdown of the year, as the only former UK player to put points up on the board in week three. Smith’s three-yard score capped an 80-yard Arizona drive, but the Cardinals fell to the Saints, 31-7. In addition to scoring the only touchdown of the game for Arizona, Smith picked up 27 yards on three carries, including a season-long 21-yard rush.

In a road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb made five receptions for 54 yards with a long of 26 as the Packers came up short, 34-30. Cobb’s 21 receptions and 290 yards lead the Packers receivers this season, and Sunday was the first game of the season Cobb did not score a touchdown.

Also playing in Cincinnati was Cobb’s teammate, Green Bay punter Tim Masthay. Masthay punted three times for a 43.3-yard average, totaling 130 yards on the day. On the year, Masthay has punted 12 times for 528 yards and a 44-yard average.

After catching the game-winning touchdown last week in Buffalo, wide receiver Steve Johnson caught six catches for 86 yards in Buffalo’s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets. Johnson, who like Cobb had scored in each of his two previous games, was unable to find the end zone. Through three games, the ex-Cat leads the Bills with 17 catches and 236 yards.

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters combined for four tackles, three solo and one assisted, in a 27-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford continues to accumulate praise for his play on the field. reported that the rookie guard hasn’t allowed any sacks, quarterback hits, or hurries in his three starts this season. The Lions beat the Washington Redskins, 27-20.

Denver Broncos starting linebackers Danny Trevathan and Wesley Woodyard played Monday night against the Oakland Raiders in Denver.

On the season, Trevathan has combined for a total of 14 tackles with 12 solo tackles. Trevathan has also recorded a sack and an interception with a return of 29 yards in the now-infamous play week 1 against Baltimore, where he dropped the ball a yard short of the goal-line in the Broncos’ 49-27 win.

Woodyard has combined for the second-most tackles on the Broncos’ defense with 17. Of those tackles, nine have been solo tackles, while eight have been assisted tackles. Woodyard has also recorded half of a sack and a tackle for a loss through Denver’s two games.