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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL Week 8

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Week 8 saw a trio of Gophers shining bright under the lights in NYC and more of the same from the Gopher defensive vets—well those who weren’t on bye this week at least. Here is our recap of how the former Minnesota Golden Gophers performed in Week 8 in the NFL and a look ahead to Week 9.

Maxx Williams— Tight End— Arizona Cardinals

Week 8 Bye

Week 9 vs Miami Dolphins

Maxx is almost back! Arizona activated him from IR this week and he now has 21 days to practice before the Cardinals have to put him on the 53-man roster. He may be back against the Dolphins this week even!

De’Vondre Campbell—Linebacker—Arizona Cardinals

Week 8 Bye

Week 9 vs Miami Dolphins

Bye week

Chris Streveler-QB-Arizona Cardinals

Week 8 Bye

Week 9 vs Miami Dolphins

Bye week

Eric Murray-Safety Houston Texans

Week 8 Bye

Week 9 @ Jacksonville Jaguars


Damien Wilson—Linebacker—Kansas City Chiefs

Week 8 vs New York Jets

Week 9 vs Carolina Panthers

Wilson played 34 defensive snaps for the Chiefs in their easy win over the Jets. He recorded six solo tackles and added an assisted tackle in the win.

Blake Cashman—Linebacker—New York Jets

Week 7 vs Buffalo Bills

Week 8 @ Kansas City Chiefs

Week 9 vs New England Patriots (MNF)

Cashman played only on special teams against KC and did not record any stats in their loss.

Antoine Winfield Jr. —Safety—Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 8 @ New York Giants (MNF)

Week 9 vs New Orleans Saints (SNF)

Winfield played all 73 defensive snaps in the Buccaneers win over the Giants last Monday night football. He recorded six solo tackles, one assisted tackle and made a game saving play on what would have been a game-typing two-point conversion attempt by the Giants with under a minute to play. It looked eerily familiar to the two plays he made against Fresno State over the last few years.

Tyler Johnson-WR-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 8 @ New York Giants (MNF)

Week 9 vs New Orleans Saints (SNF)

Tyler Johnson played 35 snaps for Tampa with Chris Goodwin out with an injury and while he didn’t catch a touchdown for the third consecutive week he still hauled in two passes for 35 yards on two targets in the win.

Carter Coughlin-LB-New York Giants

Week 8 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers(MNF)

Week 9 @ Washington Football Team

Coughlin only played four snaps on defense for the Giants in their narrow loss to Tampa, but he made the most of one of them recording his first career NFL sack on Tom Brady!

Kamal Martin-LB-Green Bay Packers

Week 8 vs Minnesota Vikings

Week 9 @ San Francisco 49ers (TNF)

Kamal played 42 defensive snaps in his second career NFL game against the Vikings and recorded one solo tackle and two assisted tackles—all of Dalvin Cook in the Packers shocking loss to Minnesota.

Martin will unfortunately miss this Thursday’s game in San Francisco as he was added the the Packers COVID-Reserve list on Monday. Martin is a close contact of fellow Packer rookie AJ Dillon who tested positive for Covid on Monday and will also miss the game. Martin is required to miss at least five days of participation and if he continues to test negative will be activated for the Packers Week 10 game.