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ND in the NFL: Syracuse week

| Monday, September 22, 2014

Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd headlined the performances by former Irish players in Week Three action through Sunday.

Floyd hauled in five receptions, including a 45-yard catch, for a total of 114 yards in Arizona’s 23-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Another Notre Dame alum, Cardinals tight end John Carlson, had three receptions for a total of 33 yards.

Also in that game, 49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams recorded five tackles.

Two former Irish defensive players had productive days, recording 10 tackles each.

Vikings safety Robert Blanton, in his third season, racked up 10 tackles in Minnesota’s 20-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o piled up 10 tackles in San Diego’s 22-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. That’s more than his total tackles in the Chargers’ first two games of the season.

Quick hits

Cowboys guard Zack Martin continues to be a solid blocking presence for Dallas as a first-year starter despite dealing with a foot injury.

Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck notched four tackles and one sack as Oakland lost to the New England Patriots 16-9.

Vikings safety Harrison Smith recorded four tackles.

Broncos safety David Bruton recorded one tackle as Denver lost the rematch of the 2014 Super Bowl to Seattle, 26-20.

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano caught two passes for 23 yards as Kansas City defeated the Miami Dolphins 34-15.

Lions running back Theo Riddick rushed for 16 yards on three attempts as Detroit beat the Green Bay Packers, 19-7. Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught five passes for 51 yards.

Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo notched two tackles in Atlanta’s 56-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Injury updates

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph had three receptions for 27 yards. Rudolph left the game against the Saints with a groin injury and had an MRI on Monday.

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert remains on injured reserve. Eifert went down in Week One with a likely dislocated elbow.

Lions wide receiver TJ Jones remained on Detroit’s physically unable to perform list. Jones underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason and likely won’t see action until at least midseason.

Ravens defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore has been on injured reserve since August after having surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The recovery prognosis from the time of surgery was 6-8 months.

Monday Night Football

Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen is Chicago’s backup heading into a Monday night matchup with the New York Jets.

Jets cornerback Darrin Walls will play Monday night against the Bears.

Colts defensive back Sergio Brown (shoulder) is listed as active for Indianapolis’ Monday night game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN.com.









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