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Notre Dame in the NFL: Week 13

Robert Blanton and David Bruton led their respective teams in tackles while Michael Floyd had more than 100 yards receiving. Irish Illustrated recaps former Notre Dame players in the NFL during Week 13.

Robert Blanton - safety - Minnesota Vikings

Blanton led Minnesota in tackles for the second straight week with nine. But the Vikings (8-4) took a 38-7 beating at home to Seattle.

Sergio Brown - safety - Jacksonville Jaguars

Brown had five tackles and a sack for Jacksonville (4-8) in a 42-39 loss to Tennessee.

David Bruton - safety - Denver Broncos

Bruton had a game-high 12 tackles (nine solo) for Denver (10-2) in a 17-3 win at San Diego.

Jimmy Clausen - quarterback - Baltimore Ravens  

Clausen backed up Matt Schaub as Baltimore (4-8) suffered a 15-13 loss to Miami.

Jonas Gray – running back – Miami Dolphins

Gray remains on the practice squad for Miami (5-7), which beat Baltimore, 15-13.

Tyler Eifert - tight end - Cincinnati Bengals

Eifert (stinger) didn’t suit up for Cincinnati (10-2) during its 37-3 blowout of Cleveland.
 
Anthony Fasano - tight end - Tennessee Titans

Fasano didn’t make a catch for Tennessee (3-9) in its 42-39 win over Jacksonville.

Darius Fleming - linebacker - New England Patriots

Fleming made two tackles for New England (10-2) in a 35-28 loss to Philadelphia.

Michael Floyd - wide receiver - Arizona Cardinals

Floyd led Arizona (10-2) in targets with 12, turning that into seven receptions for 104 yards in a 27-3 win over St. Louis.

Ryan Harris - offensive tackle - Denver Broncos

Harris started at left tackle for Denver (10-2) in a 17-3 win at San Diego.

J.J. Jansen - long snapper - Carolina Panthers

Jansen survived a close game on the road as Carolina (12-0) beat New Orleans, 41-38.

TJ Jones - wide receiver - Detroit Lions

Jones made the active roster for Detroit (4-8) and pitched in with two catches for 37 yards on three targets in a 27-23 loss to Green Bay.

Kapron Lewis-Moore - defensive end - Baltimore Ravens

Lewis-Moore didn’t make the active roster this week. Baltimore (4-8) fell 15-13 to Miami.

Zack Martin - offensive guard - Dallas Cowboys

Martin started at right guard for Dallas (4-8) in a 19-16 win over Washington.

Troy Niklas - tight end - Arizona Cardinals

Niklas didn’t make any catches for Arizona (10-2) this week in a 27-3 win over St. Louis.

Louis Nix – defensive tackle – New York Giants

Nix remains on the practice squad for the New York Giants (5-7), which fell 23-20 to the New York Jets.

Theo Riddick - running back - Detroit Lions

Riddick had five catches for 27 yards on six targets as Detroit (4-8) fell 27-23 to Green Bay. He also had one carry for four yards.

Cody Riggs - cornerback - Tennessee Titans

Riggs didn’t make the list of actives for Tennessee (3-9) in its 42-39 win over Jacksonville.

Trevor Robinson - center - San Diego Chargers

Robinson started at center for San Diego (3-9) in a 17-3 loss to Denver.

Kyle Rudolph - tight end - Minnesota Vikings

Rudolph had three catches for 13 yards as Minnesota (8-4) was crushed 38-7 by Seattle.

Harrison Smith - safety - Minnesota Vikings

Smith had two tackles and a tackle-for-loss as Minnesota (8-4) was blown out by Seattle, 38-7.

Golden Tate - wide receiver - Detroit Lions

Tate led the Lions with eight receptions for 63 yards on 10 targets. Detroit (4-8) lost 27-23 to Green Bay.

Manti Teo - linebacker - San Diego Chargers

Te’o made six tackles for San Diego (3-9) in its 17-3 loss to Denver.

Justin Tuck – defensive end – Oakland Raiders

Tuck is on IR for the remainder of the season following a torn pectoral. Oakland (5-7) fell 34-20 to Kansas City.

Stephon Tuitt - defensive end - Pittsburgh Steelers

Tuitt had one tackle for Pittsburgh (7-5) in a 45-10 win over Indianapolis.

Darrin Walls - cornerback - New York Jets

Walls had three tackles for the Jets (7-5) in a 23-20 win over the Giants.

Chris Watt - center - San Diego Chargers

Watt is on IR for the remainder of the season. San Diego (3-9) lost 17-3 loss to Denver.

Ian Williams - defensive tackle - San Francisco 49ers

Williams had five tackles for San Francisco (4-8) in a 26-20 win over Chicago.

Cierre Wood - running back - Buffalo Bills

Wood is on IR for the rest of the year. Buffalo (6-6) knocked off Houston, 31-20.

Sam Young - offensive tackle - Jacksonville Jaguars

Young was an active backup tackle for Jacksonville (4-8) in a 42-39 loss to Tennessee.


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