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ND in the NFL: Navy week

| Monday, October 27, 2014

The Detroit contingent of former Notre Dame players turned in the best performances again this week.

Lions receiver Golden Tate notched his second straight week with over 150 yards and his fourth this season with over 100 as Detroit defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 22-21, in London. Tate recorded 151 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions and has 800 total yards on the season.

For the second straight week, Lions running back Theo Riddick had a big receiving day with eight receptions, 74 yards and one touchdown. Last week, Riddick racked up 75 receiving yards and a touchdown.

The Patriots promoted running back Jonas Gray from the practice squad to the active roster after they lost Stevan Ridley for the rest of the season, and Gray was the team’s lead back Sunday against the Bears. He rushed for 86 yards on 17 attempts.

Vikings safety Robert Blanton recorded two combined tackles in Minnesota’s 19-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Safety Harrison Smith added three combined tackles.

Colts safety Sergio Brown tallied four tackles as Indianapolis lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 51-34.

Cardinals tight end John Carlson caught two passes for a total of 16 yards in Arizona’s 24-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Cardinals running back Robert Hughes added two receptions and 13 yards.

Bears backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen completed one of his five pass attempts for 22 yards as the New England Patriots pounded Chicago, 51-23.

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano recorded four receptions and 19 yards in Kansas City’s 34-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck tallied two combined tackles and one sack in Oakland’s 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Jets cornerback Darrin Walls recorded one tackle as New York lost to the Buffalo Bills, 43-23.

Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo notched one tackle against the Lions.

Injury Report

ESPN reports the Bengals hope tight end Tyler Eifert returns to practice next week. Eifert has been on injured reserve since dislocating his elbow in Cincinnati’s first game.

Lions receiver TJ Jones, on the physically unable to perform list with a shoulder injury, didn’t play against the Falcons but could return in the next couple weeks.

Monday Night Football

Zack Martin and the rest of the Cowboys’ strong offensive line take on the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

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