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Notre Dame in the NFL: Week 8

Troy Niklas caught two touchdowns, Michael Floyd grabbed one of his own and Tyler Eifert remains on an undefeated squad. Irish Illustrated rounds up Notre Dame players in the NFL.

Robert Blanton - safety - Minnesota Vikings

Blanton was active but didn’t make any tackles for Minnesota (5-2) in a 23-20 win over Chicago.

Sergio Brown - safety - Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville (2-5) had a bye this week.

David Bruton - safety - Denver Broncos

Bruton played safety for Denver (7-0) but didn’t register any tackles in a 29-10 win over Green Bay.

Jimmy Clausen - quarterback - Chicago Bears

Clausen backed up Jay Cutler and didn’t see any action for Chicago (2-5) in a 23-20 loss against Minnesota.

Tyler Eifert - tight end - Cincinnati Bengals

Eifert had four catches for 39 yards for Cincinnati (7-0) in a 16-10 win over the Steelers.

Anthony Fasano - tight end - Tennessee Titans

Fasano had one catch for nine yards as the Titans (1-6) fell 20-6 to Houston.

Michael Floyd - wide receiver - Arizona Cardinals

Floyd led Arizona (6-2) with four receptions for 106 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown, in a 34-20 win over Cleveland.

Jonas Gray - running back - Miami Dolphins

Gray had two carries for one yard, plus four catches for 50 yards as Miami (3-4) suffered a 36-7 loss to unbeaten New England.

Ryan Harris - offensive tackle - Denver Broncos

Harris started at left tackle for Denver (7-0) in its 29-10 win over Green Bay.

J.J. Jansen - long snapper - Carolina Panthers

Jansen handled some crucial snaps for Carolina (7-0) in a 29-26 overtime win over Indianapolis. That included the game-winning field goal by Graham Gano in overtime.

TJ Jones - wide receiver - Detroit Lions

Jones was inactive for Detroit (1-7) in a 45-10 loss to Kansas City in London.

Kapron Lewis-Moore - defensive end - Baltimore Ravens

Lewis-Moore was inactive for Baltimore (2-6) in a 29-26 win over San Diego.

Zack Martin - offensive guard - Dallas Cowboys

Martin was at right guard for Dallas (2-5) in a 13-12 loss to Seattle.

Troy Niklas - tight end - Arizona Cardinals

Niklas broke out for Arizona (6-2) with two receptions, both for touchdowns, in a 34-20 win over Cleveland.

Louis Nix - defensive tackle - New York Giants

Nix was inactive for New York (4-4) in a 52-49 loss to New Orleans.

Theo Riddick - running back - Detroit Lions

Riddick had five carries for 17 yards and added six receptions for 30 yards in Detroit’s 45-10 loss to Kansas City in London.

Cody Riggs - cornerback - Tennessee Titans

Riggs made the active roster as Tennessee (1-6) dropped a 20-6 loss to Houston.

Trevor Robinson - center - San Diego Chargers

Robinson started at center for San Diego (2-6) in a 29-26 loss to Baltimore.

Kyle Rudolph - tight end - Minnesota Vikings

Rudolph had two receptions for 22 yards in the Minnesota’s 23-20 win over Chicago. The Vikings are 5-2.

Harrison Smith - safety - Minnesota Vikings

Smith had seven tackles for the Vikings (5-2) in their 23-20 win over Chicago.

Golden Tate - wide receiver - Detroit Lions

Tate had six receptions for 59 yards as Detroit fell 45-10 to Kansas City in London.

Manti Teo - linebacker - San Diego Chargers

Te’o didn't dress for a third straight week while battling an ankle injury. San Diego (2-6) lost to Baltimore, 29-26.

Stephon Tuitt - defensive end - Pittsburgh Steelers

Tuitt (knee) was inactive for Pittsburgh (4-4) in a 16-10 loss to Cincinnati. He remains day-to-day, per the team.

Darrin Walls - cornerback - New York Jets

Walls made the active roster and remains mostly a special teamer for New York, which dropped to 4-3 with a 34-20 loss to Oakland.

Chris Watt - center - San Diego Chargers

Watt made the active roster for San Diego (2-6) but didn’t start at center in a 29-26 loss to Baltimore. He’s been bothered by a groin injury.

Ian Williams - defensive tackle - San Francisco 49ers

Williams had six tackles (three solo) for San Francisco (2-6) in a 27-6 loss to St. Louis.

Sam Young - offensive tackle - Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville (2-5) had a bye this week.


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