Gators in the NFL: Week 11

There were 17 former Florida players active on Sunday for an NFL team and nine of them earned starting spots.

New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes started and made nine tackles, adding a quarterback hit. Jermaine Cunningham saw time at defensive end and recorded two tackles and two quarterback hits.

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald started and made four tackles, including a safety and a tackle for a loss.

Major Wright started at strong safety for the Chicago Bears and led the team with eight tackles.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper made five catches for 61 yards and added one kickoff return for 14 yards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Ahmad Black saw time at safety and made four tackles.

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mike Peterson started at outside linebacker and made three tackles.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap made two tackles.

Louis Murphy caught one pass for 12 yards for the Carolina Panthers.

Jeremy Mincey started at defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars and made one tackle.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Brandon Siler made one tackle on special teams.

Mike Pouncey started at center for the Miami Dolphins. Cooper Carlisle started at left guard for the Oakland Raiders. Maurkice Pouncey started at center for the Pittsburgh Steelers while Max Starks started at left tackle.

Steelers running back Chris Rainey returned two kickoffs for 36 yards.

Saw action but no stats: New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.