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Minnesota Football: Gophers In the NFL--Week 8

Sherels finally breaks one...

Marcus Sherles had his best game of the season Sunday.
Marcus Sherles had his best game of the season Sunday.
Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Every week during the NFL Season we will recap how the former Gopher football players who are now in the NFL did each week for their respective teams. Herei s how our former Gophers did in Week 8.

Eric Decker- Wide Receiver New York Jets

Week 6 Opponent: Oakland Raiders

Decker r\had another typical game with 6 catches for 60 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Oakland.

Week 7 Opponent: Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jets will hopefully play better against the Jags then they did against Oakland.

Ra'Shede Hageman- Defensive Tackle Atlanta Falcons

Week 6 Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Hageman had four tackles including three solo in the OT loss to Tampa.

Week 7 Opponent: San Francisco 49ers

The Falcons head out to Santa Clara for a date with the niners.

Marcus Sherels- Cornerback/ Punt Returner Minnesota Vikings

Week 6 Opponent: Chicago Bears

Sherels had his best game of the season with a tackle on defense, one kick return for 12 yards, and 3 punt returns for 77 yards including a 65 yard return for a touchdown!

Week 7 Opponent: St. Louis Rams

The Vikings host St. Louis in a game with playoff implications.

Matt Spaeth- Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 6 Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals

HE"S ON THE BOARD!!  Spaeth recorded his first catch of the season for 4 yards in the loss to the Bengals.

Week 7 Opponent: Oakland Raiders

The Steelers host Oakland in a big game.

Tramaine Brock- Cornerback San Francisco 49ers

Week 6 Opponent: St. Louis Rams

Brock had three tackles and a pass defense in a  loss to St. Louis

Week 7 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons

The 49ers host Atlanta on Sunday.

Maxx Williams - Tight End Baltimore Ravens

Week 6 Opponent: San Diego Chargers

Maxx did not record any stats in the Ravens game against the Chargers.

Week 7 Opponent: BYE

The Ravens get a much needed bye week.

Damien Wilson- Linebacker Dallas Cowboys

Week 6 Opponent: Seattle Seahwaks

Wilson did not record any stats in the loss to Seattle.

Week 7 Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles

Dalls hosts Philly on Sunday night football.  Because we need ANOTHER national Cowboys game..