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NFL notes: Williamson makes career-high 10 tackles; Cobb scores his 9th TD of season

Titans rookie Avery Williamson (54) tracked down the Texans' Arian Foster. (Titans photo)
Titans rookie Avery Williamson (54) tracked down the Texans' Arian Foster. (Titans photo)

Former University of Kentucky star Avery Williamson had a career-high and team-best 10 tackles, including his first quarterback sack, in the Tennessee Titans' 30-16 loss to the Houston Texans.

Eight of the rookie linebacker's tackles were solo and two were for a loss.

"I'm getting more comfortable and that's a part of it," he said. "I feel like I'm playing pretty good. We have to keep our head on straight and keep on working, and I feel like it is going to get better for me. The better I do, the more it helps the defense out."

Teammate and fellow ex-Cat Wesley Woodyard added six tackles and two of those were for a loss. And former Paducah Tilghman standout George Wilson had three tackles for the Titans.

"I like the fact that we were good at getting pressure on them early," Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt said of his defense. "I appreciate the fight in our guys. Nobody quit, nobody gave up."

■ Tennessee running back Antonio Andrews (WKU), who was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster, was inactive for Sunday's game.

Another TD for Cobb

Former Kentucky star Randall Cobb scored on a 70-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers on the Green Bay Packers' first possession against New Orleans on Sunday night.

It was his career-high ninth TD of the season, and he has scored in five straight games.

Cobb finished with five catches for 126 yards in a 44-23 loss.

More highlights

Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater (U of L) threw for 241 yards and one TD in Minnesota's 19-13 overtime win at Tampa Bay. The Bucs' Bobby Rainey (WKU) ran for 25 yards and caught six passes for 41.

Jets: Bilal Powell (U of L) ran for 28 yards, including a 4-yard TD, in New York's 43-23 loss to the Bills. Preston Brown, a rookie out of Louisville, had nine tackles — eight solo — for Buffalo.

Steelers: William Gay (U of L) returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown in a 51-34 victory against the Colts. He led Pittsburgh with eight tackles, and Mike Mitchell (Covington Catholic, Highlands) had three.

Falcons: Harry Douglas (U of L), playing in his first game since injuring his foot in Week 3, had three catches for 42 yards in a 22-21 loss to the Lions.

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