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ND in the NFL: Arizona State week

| Monday, November 3, 2014

The Vikings, Cardinals and Chiefs had the most productive former Irish players of the week. Two Vikings safeties made significant contributions, and two tight ends scored a touchdown apiece.

Vikings safety Harrison Smith tallied 10 combined tackles in Minnesota’s 29-26 win over Washington. Fellow safety Robert Blanton recorded six combined tackles.

Cardinals tight end John Carlson caught two passes for 19 yards and one touchdown as Arizona defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 28-17. Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd added four receptions and 36 yards, and running back Robert Hughes had one 18-yard reception.

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano recorded three receptions for 24 yards and one touchdown in Kansas City’s 24-10 win against the New York Jets.


Patriots running back Jonas Gray carried the ball 12 times for a total 33 yards, as New England beat the Denver Broncos, 43-21.

Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck recorded four combined tackles in Oakland’s 30-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Steelers defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt had two combined tackles as the Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens, 43-23.

49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams totaled four combined tackles in San Francisco’s 13-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Monday Night Football

The Colts have safety Sergio Brown on their roster and play the New York Giants on Monday night.

Injury update

Cardinals tight end Troy Niklas (ankle) was cleared to play Sunday but didn’t record a reception.

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (hernia) could return after Minnesota’s upcoming bye-week for the Nov. 16 game against the Chicago Bears, according to the Twin Cities’ Pioneer Press.

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