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ND in the NFL: Northwestern week

| Monday, November 10, 2014

Golden Tate has stepped up as the Detroit Lions’ lead receiver in the absence of (non-Irish alum) Calvin Johnson.

He turned in another productive performance Sunday with 11 receptions and 109 yards as Detroit beat the Miami Dolphins, 20-16.

Lions running back Theo Riddick hauled in two passes, including one for a touchdown.


Cardinals John Carlson caught two passes for 33 yards as Arizona defeated the St. Louis Rams, 31-14. Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd added one catch and 11 yards, and tight end Troy Niklas tallied one 17-yard reception.

Bears backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen took over for starter (and non-Irish alum) Jay Cutler late in Chicago’s 55-14 meltdown against the Green Bay Packers. Clausen threw one completion in three attempts for 11 yards and executed several handoffs.

Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano hauled in one reception for seven yards in Kansas City’s 17-13 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Broncos strong safety David Bruton recorded one tackle in Denver’s 41-17 win over the Oakland Raiders. Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck recorded two combined tackles.

Steelers defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt tallied one tackle as Pittsburgh lost to the New York Jets, 20-13.

Injury report

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, on injured reserve since dislocating his elbow in week one, could be out for the season, according to reports quoting Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis.

49ers defensive tackle Ian Williams left San Francisco’s 27-24 win over the Saints with a leg injury in the second quarter and did not return.

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