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Minnesota Football: Gophers In the NFL--Week 2

Eric Decker got into the end zone for the second straight week!
Eric Decker got into the end zone for the second straight week!
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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 2.

Eric Decker- Wide Receiver New York Jets

Week 2 Opponent: Indianapolis Colts

Decker had a really  nice game catching eight passes for 97 yards and a touchdown.  However, Decker suffered a knee injury in the 4th quarter of the game against the Colts and has an MRI scheduled for Tuesday.

Week 3 Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles

if Decker is healthy enough, he will get to play against what has been a porous Eagles secondary so far.

MarQueis Gray- Tight End Buffalo Bills

Week 2 Opponent: New England Patriots

Gray did not record any stats in the Bills loss to the Patriots.

Week 3 Opponent: Miami Dolphins

The Bills head to Miami for a big AFC East tilt.

Ra'Shede Hageman- Defensive Tackle Atlanta Falcons

Week 2 Opponent: New York Giants

Hageman did not record any stats in the falcons win over the Giants

Week 3 Opponent: Dallas Cowboys

The Falcons head to Big D for a game against the Cowboys

Marcus Sherels- Cornerback/ Punt Returner Minnesota Vikings

Week 2 Opponent: Detroit Lions

Sherels had one tackle and returned three punts for 39 yards in the Vikings win over Detroit.


Week 3 Opponent: San Diego Chargers

The Vikings host San Diego next Sunday at TCF

Matt Spaeth- Tight End Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 2 Opponent: San Francisco 49ers

Spaeth did not record any stats in the Steelers win over the 49ers.

Week 3 Opponent: St. Louis Rams

The Steelers travel to St. Louis to play the Rams.

Brock Vereen- Safety Chicago Bears

Week 2 Opponent: Arizona Cardinals

Vereen did not record any stats in the Bears loss to the Cardinals

Week 3 Opponent: Seattle Seahawks

The Bears will travel to Seattle to be the sacrificial lambs to the 0-2 Seahawks.

Tramaine Brock- Cornerback San Francisco 49ers

Week 2 Opponent: Pittsburgh Steelers

Brock recorded three tackles including one for a loss in the 49ers blowout loss to Pittsburgh.

Week 3 Opponent: Arizona Cardinals

The 49ers will try and bounce back against the Cardinals.

Maxx Williams - Tight End Baltimore Ravens

Week 2 Opponent: Oakland Raiders

Maxx caught one pass for eight yards in the Ravens loss in Oakland.

Week 3 Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals

The Ravens will try and get back on track in the division against the Bengals.

Damien Wilson- Linebacker Dallas Cowboys

Week 2 Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles

Wilson recorded his first two NFL tackles in the Cowboys win over the Eagles

Week 3 Opponent: Atlanta Falcons

The Cowboys get the Falcons in a match-up of former Gophers Wilson and Hageman

Decker again had the best week of the former Gophers....but a few more recorded stats.  Lets hope Week 3 is even better!