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Sun Devils in the NFL: Burfict claims 'refs obviously have it out for me' after Osweiler's Broncos win OT thriller on Monday Night Football

Your weekly update on how our former Sun Devils are performing in the NFL.

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Your weekly recap of how former Sun Devils are performing in the NFL.

Burfict sounds off on costly penalty following OT loss to Osweiler-led Broncos

Vontaze Burfict has certainly developed a reputation across the league over the course of his career for being one of the more aggressive players in the NFL; often to a fault.

Such was the case on Monday Night, when an unnecessary roughness penalty against the Pro Bowl linebacker advanced the ball into Cincinnati territory before Brock Osweiler guided his Denver Broncos to a 20-17 win over the Bengals after trailing 14-3 at halftime.

Burfict was called for the foul after attempting to strip the ball away from Broncos tight end Virgil Green along the sideline, as he continued to scrap for the ball despite Green having stepped out of bounds and the play being blown dead.

Burfict claims he heard no whistle, and that the penalty was thrown because he was a part of the play.

"The refs, they obviously have it out for me," he told "But you can't call a bull--- flag like that at the end of a game. He looked at my number and then threw it."

In spite of the loss, the Bengals can still clinch a playoff bye, however they will need the Broncos to lose next week after clinching a playoff spot following the result of the Monday Night contest.


Name/Position/Number Team Selected Standing This Week's Statistics
Damarious Randall, CB - No. 23 Green Bay Packers Rd 1, Pick 30 Second-team left cornerback 4 solo tackles in 38-8 loss vs. Arizona Cardinals
Jaelen Strong, WR - No. 11 Houston Texans Rd 3, Pick 70 Third-team wide receiver 2 rec, 18 yd (5 targets) in 34-6 win vs. Tennessee Titans
Jamil Douglas, OG - No. 75 Miami Dolphins Rd 4, Pick 114 Starting right guard N/A in 18-12 loss vs. Indianapolis Colts
Marcus Hardison, DT - No. 91 Cincinnati Bengals Rd 4, Pick 135 Third-team right defensive tackle inactive in 20-17 OT loss vs. Denver Broncos

Other Alumni on Active Rosters

Name/Position/No. Team Years at ASU *Standing This Week's Stats
Lawrence Guy, DT - No. 67 Baltimore Ravens 2008-10 Second-team defensive end 2 tackles in 20-17 win vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Will Sutton, DT - No. 93 Chicago Bears 2009-13 Second-team defensive end 1 tackle, 1 pass defended in 38-17 loss vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vontaze Burfict, LB - No. 58 Cincinnati Bengals 2009-11 Starting weak-side linebacker 6 tackles (5 solo), in 20-17 OT loss vs. Denver Broncos
Brock Osweiler, QB - No. 17 Denver Broncos 2009-11 Starting quarterback 27/39, 299 yd, 1 TD, 3 rush, 5 yd in 20-17 OT win vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Omar Bolden, DB - No. 31 Denver Broncos 2007-10 (missed 2011) Second-team strong safety; No. 1 KO and punt returner inactive in 20-17 loss vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Rashad Ross, WR - No. 19 Washington 2011-12 Third-team wide receiver; No. 1 KO returner; No. 3 punt returner 1 KO ret, 19 yd in 38-24 win vs. Philadelphia Eagles

*Standing according to depth chart projections on

Alumni Placed on Injured Reserve/PUP List

Baltimore Ravens: Terrell Suggs, LB - No. 55 (was at ASU from 2000-02): suffered torn Achilles injury in opening game of the season. Out for year.

Denver BroncosKyle Williams, WR - No. 15 (2006-09)sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon on August 1.

Kansas City ChiefsPaul Fanaika, OG - No. 74 (2004-08)was placed on injured reserve just days before the start of the season.

Washington: Shawn Lauvao, LG - No. 77 (2005-09): was placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury and is out for the rest of the season.

Cuts, Waives and Others Actions

Defensive tackle Davon Coleman (2011-13) waived by Dallas Cowboys (Sep. 28)