Former University of Kentucky star Wesley Woodyard had five solo tackles, tied for the team lead, in the Tennessee Titans' 26-10 victory Sunday at Kansas City.
Woodyard chased Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith out of bounds on the sixth play of the game for a quarterback sack, the ninth of his career.
The Titans held Chiefs star Jamaal Charles to 19 rushing yards and 15 receiving yards. His longest run Sunday was for six yards.
"We just played sound defense," Woodyard, a team captain in all seven of his NFL seasons, told The Tennessean. "When guys were supposed to be in their gaps, they were in their gaps. And after that, it was just hustling and making plays, believing in your teammates and backing them up."
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Avery Williamson, a rookie linebacker out of UK, did not register any statistics.
Other Kentucky connections
■ Bobby Rainey (Western Kentucky), subbing for injured starting running back Doug Martin, caught a 6-yard TD pass from Josh McCown in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 20-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
Rainey carried the ball four times for 12 yards and had two receptions for eight yards, but he lost one fumble.
Tight end Luke Stocker (Madison Southern) had one catch for eight yards for Tampa Bay.
■ Free safety Winston Guy Jr. (Lexington Catholic, UK) had four tackles, including one for a loss in the Jacksonville Jaguars' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
■ Corey Peters (UK) was inactive as a precaution for the Atlanta Falcons. He missed much of training camp during his rehabilitation from an Achilles tendon injury that ended his 2013 season.
Harry Douglas (U of L) had six catches for 69 yards for the Falcons.
■ Stevie Johnson (UK), who spent all of his career with the Buffalo Bills before being traded during the offseason to the San Francisco 49ers, had two catches for 33 yards.
■ Jordan Gay (Danville, Centre), a kickoff specialist for the Buffalo Bills, had five of his six kicks go for touchbacks in his pro debut against the Chicago Bears. The other was returned 21 yards by former U of L star Senorise Perry, also a rookie.
Preston Brown (U of L), a rookie linebacker for the Bills, was second on the team with seven tackles.
■ Mike Mitchell (Highlands) was second on the Pittsburgh Steelers with seven tackles. Teammate William Gay (U of L) had three tackles and two passes defended.
■ New York Jets rookie Calvin Pryor (Louisville) had four tackles and two passes defended.