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Gopher Football: Gophers in the NFL Update Week 8!

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The Vereen Brothers played against each other in the NFL for the first time.
The Vereen Brothers played against each other in the NFL for the first time.
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Here is how the former Gophers on NFL rosters did in Week 8!

Eric Decker- Wide Receiver New York Jets

Week 8 Opponent: Buffalo Bills

Decker led the Jets with seven receptions  but only had 40 yards receiving in their loss to Buffalo. .


Week 9 Opponent: Kansas City Chiefs

Decker and the Jetsgo to KC for a Sunday afternoon tilt.

Marqueis Gray- Tight End Minnesota Vikings

Week 8 Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gray did not record any stats in the Vikings OT win over Tampa.

Week 9 Opponent: Washington R-words

The Vikings come back home to host the Washington football club this Sunday.

Ra'Shede Hageman- Defensive Tackle Atlanta Falcons

Week 8 Opponent: Detroit Lions

Hageman recorded three tackles, including one for a loss in the Falcons crusing loss in London to Detroit.

Week 9 Opponent: BYE

The Falcons get their bye week after a trip across the pond.

Marcus Sherels- Cornerback/ Punt Returner Minnesota Vikings

Week 8 Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sherels had four punt returns for 25 against the Bucs.


Week 9 Opponent: Washington R-Words.

The Vikings will be back at TCF against Washington on Sunday.

Matt Spaeth- Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 8 Opponent: Indianapolis Colts

Ben Rothlisberger threw a touchdown to damn near everyone else on the roster, but Spaeth did not record any offensive stats in the Steelers win over Indy.

Week 9 Opponent: Baltimore Ravens

The Steelers host Baltimore on Sunday Night Football

Brock Vereen- Safety Chicago Bears

Week 8 Opponent: New England Patroits

Vereen had three tackles including two solo tackles in the Bears blowout loss to New England in the battle of the Vereen Brothers.

Week 9 Opponent: BYE

The Bears get a bye week to try and figure out what the hell is going on in Chicago.

Tramaine Brock- Cornerback San Francisco 49ers

Week 8 Opponent: BYE

No Game

Week 9 Opponent: St. Louis Rams

The 49ers host St. Louis in a NFC West matchup.

Check back next Tuesday to see how our  former Gophers did in Week 9.