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Notre Dame in the NFL: Week 5

Tyler Eifert scored twice, Theo Riddick got in the end zone and Manti Te’o piled up more tackles in Week 5. Irish Illustrated runs down former Notre Dame players in the NFL.

Robert Blanton - safety - Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota (2-2) had a bye this week.

Sergio Brown - safety - Jacksonville Jaguars

Brown made two tackles for Jacksonville (1-4) in a 38-31 loss to Tampa Bay.

David Bruton - safety - Denver Broncos

Bruton had a tackle, pass breakup and fumble recovery for Denver (5-0) in a 16-10 win over Oakland.

Jimmy Clausen - quarterback - Chicago Bears

Clausen served as backup to Jay Cutler and didn’t see action as the Bears (2-3) rallied to beat Kansas City.

Tyler Eifert - tight end - Cincinnati Bengals

Eifert led the Bengals (5-0) with eight receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns on 12 targets in a 27-24 overtime win against Seattle. His scores came from 14 and 10 yards out.

Anthony Fasano - tight end - Tennessee Titans

Fasano was targeted once but didn’t make a catch for Tennessee (1-3) in a 14-13 loss to Buffalo.

Michael Floyd - wide receiver - Arizona Cardinals

Floyd had one catch for 15 yards on three targets as the Cardinals (4-1) put a 42-17 beating on Detroit.

Jonas Gray - running back - Miami Dolphins

Miami (1-3) had a bye this week.

Ryan Harris - offensive tackle - Denver Broncos

Harris started at left tackle for Denver (5-0) but rotated at the position.

J.J. Jansen - long snapper - Carolina Panthers

Carolina (4-0) had a bye this week.

TJ Jones - wide receiver - Detroit Lions

Jones had two punt returns for two yards total plus two kickoff returns for 53 yards, including a 34-yarder. He also made one catch for 11 yards on three targets as the Lions (0-5) suffered a 42-17 loss to Arizona.

Kapron Lewis-Moore - defensive end - Baltimore Ravens

Lewis-Moore made the active roster but didn’t register any statistics in a 33-30 overtime loss by Baltimore (1-4) to Cleveland.

Zack Martin - offensive guard - Dallas Cowboys

Martin started at right guard for Dallas (2-3) in a 30-6 loss to New England.

Troy Niklas - tight end - Arizona Cardinals

Niklas made the active roster but didn’t register any stats in the Arizona (4-1) win.

Louis Nix - defensive tackle - New York Giants

Nix made the active roster but didn’t register any statistics for New York (3-2) in a 30-27 win over San Francisco.

Theo Riddick - running back - Detroit Lions

Riddick pulled in 10 receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown on 13 targets in the Detroit (0-5) loss.

Cody Riggs - cornerback - Tennessee Titans

Riggs didn’t make the active roster for Tennessee (1-3) in 14-13 loss to Buffalo.

Trevor Robinson - center - San Diego Chargers
Robinson started at center for San Diego (2-3) in a 24-20 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night.

Kyle Rudolph - tight end - Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota had a bye this week.

Harrison Smith - safety - Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota had a bye this week.

Golden Tate - wide receiver - Detroit Lions

Tate made eight catches for 74 yards on 18 targets as Detroit (0-5) was blown out. He also had one rush for eight yards.

Manti Teo - linebacker - San Diego Chargers

Te’o played well for a second straight week with eight tackles (five solo) in a San Diego (2-3) loss to Pittsburgh.

Justin Tuck - defensive end - Oakland Raiders

Tuck had a tackle and pass breakup for Oakland (2-3) in a 16-10 loss to Denver.

Stephon Tuitt - defensive end - Pittsburgh Steelers

Tuitt made four tackles (three solo) for Pittsburgh (3-2) in a last-second 24-20 win at San Diego.

Darrin Walls - cornerback - New York Jets

New York (3-1) had a bye this week.

Chris Watt - center - San Diego Chargers

Watt made the active roster but didn’t start for San Diego (2-3) in its loss to Pittsburgh. He’s been battling a groin injury.

Ian Williams - defensive tackle - San Francisco 49ers

Williams had four tackles (two solo) as the 49ers (1-4) suffered a 30-27 loss to the Giants.

Cierre Wood - running back - Buffalo Bills

Wood made two carries for three yards before exiting the game with a knee injury. Buffalo (3-2) took a 14-13 win over Tennessee.

Sam Young - offensive tackle - Jacksonville Jaguars

Young was an active reserve at both tackle positions for Jacksonville (1-4) in its 38-31 loss at Tampa Bay.


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