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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL—Week 1

Our former Gophers are starting a bit slow

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears
De’Vondre Campbell was a stud again
Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Season is underway. Ten Gopher alums are on active NFL rosters as of Week 1. Here is how they performed during week 1, and who they will face up against in Week 2.

Eric Decker: WR Tennessee Titans

Week 1: Vs Oakland Raiders

Decker got off to a slow start in his Titans debut. He caught just 3 passes for just 10 yards, though he was targeted eight times by Marcus Mariotta.

Week 2: at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Titans will begin AFC South play down in Jacksonville this Sunday.

MarQueis Gray: TE Miami Dolphins

Week 1: Game vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Dolphins game against the Bucs was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, which looked like a very good decision.

Week 2: at Los Angeles Chargers

The Dolphins will play their regular season debut out in LA against the Chargers.

Maxx Williams: TE Baltimore Ravens

Week 1: At Cincinnati Bengals

Maxx returned to the NFL after a severe knee injury but his playing time was limited. He caught one pass for five yards in a limited amount of snaps for the Ravens

Week 2 vs Cleveland Browns

Maxx and the Ravens will host BBC and the Browns Sunday.

De’Vondre Campbell: LB Atlanta Falcons

Week 1: At Chicago Bears

Campbell took off where he left off last season even after switching side sof the field to the SAM linebacker position. He recorded six tackles with four of them being solo, and added a pass defense and a qb hit. Not too bad.

Week 2: vs Green Bay Packers

The Falcons open up their new stadium in a NFC Championship Game rematch against the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

Briean Boddy-Calhoun: CB Cleveland Browns

Week 1: Vs Pittsburgh Steelers

BBC got off to a decent start against the Steelers. He recorded three tackles including this impressive one on Le’Veon Bell.

Boddy-Calhoun would also tip a pass that would be intercepted by one of his teammates.

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens

BBC and the Browns head to Baltimore for a AFC North Clash against the Ravens

Marcus Sherels: DB/PR Minnesota Vikings

Tramaine Brock: CB Minnesota Vikings

Week 1 vs New Orleans Saints

Sherels was not needed much in the Vikings win over the Saints. He returned two punts for just 11 yards, but he was not needed much more than that. Brock was inactive as he is still dealing with a groin injury.

Week 2: at Pittsburgh Steelers

The Vikings schedule does not get easy as they now have to go to the Steel City and try and stop Ben Rothlesberger and Lev Bell.

Eric Murray: DB Kansas City Chiefs

Week 1: At New England Patriots

Murray recorded one tackle in the Chiefs win in New England Thursday night. It appears that will significantly rise going forward as starting KC safety Eric Berry tore his Achilles in the game, and Murray will now play a much larger role in the KC secondary.

Damien Wilson: LB Dallas Cowboys

Week 1: vs New York Giants

Wilson recorded four tackles with two of them solo in the Cowboys win over the Giants. Wilson played a bit less than thought due to Dallas playing more nickle coverage, but will see a ton of time when Dallas runs its base defense.

Week 2: at Denver Broncos

The Cowboys head to the Mile High City in a battle of 1-0 teams Sunday afternoon.

Jalen Myrick: CB Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 1: At Houston Texans

Myrick was inactive for the Jags win over Houston—something that will probably be a fairly common occurrence in the near future.

Week 2: Vs Tennessee Titans

We’ll see if Myrick gets to play this week against the Titans.