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Minnesota Football: Gophers in the NFL—Week 14

Jordan Howden with a career day last week

New Orleans Saints v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Jordan Howden had a career day for the Saints this past week as the former Gopher defenders continue to show out in the NFL. Unfortunately injuries are cropping up again with Blake Cashman’s career season derailed once again.

Rashod Bateman—WR Baltimore Ravens

Daniel Faalele—OL—Baltimore Ravens

Week 14 vs Los Angeles Rams

Week 15 @ Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday Night)

Bateman played 34 snaps on offense and was targeted four times, catching two passes for 24 yards in the Ravens OT win.

Faalele saw his first action in weeks playing eight snaps on offense and five on special teams.

Terrell Smith—CB—Chicago Bears

Week 14 vs Detroit Lions

Week 15 @ Cleveland Browns

Smith played 18 defensive snaps and 14 on special teams as the Bears upset the Lions. He made four tackes, all of them solo.

De’ Vondre Campbell—LB—Green Bay Packers

Week 14 @ New York Giants (Monday Night)

Week 15 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Campbell played all 56 defensive snaps and five special teams snaps in the late loss to the Giants. He made six tackles, four of them solo.

Blake Cashman—LB—Houston Texans

Eric Murray—S—Houston Texans

Week 14 @ New York Jets

Week 15 @ Tennessee Titans

Cashman played just 20 defensive snaps in the Texans loss to the Jets. He made three solo tackles. He once again will deal with injury issues as he hurt his hamstring and is expected to miss at least this week’s game if not more.

Murray remains on Injured Reserve.

Jordan Howden—S—New Orleans Saints

Week 13 vs Detroit Lions

Week 14 vs Carolina Panthers

Week 15 vs New York Giants

Howden started and played 76 defensive snaps and five on special teams. He had his best day as a pro leading the Saints with 10 tackles, eight of them solo and one a sack of Bryce Young. He also added a pass defense.

Carter Coughlin—LB New York Giants

John Michael Schmitz-C-New York Giants

Week 14 vs Green Bay Packers (Monday Night)

Week 15 @ New Orleans Saints

Coughlin played 22 special teams snaps and made one solo tackle.

Schmitz played all 56 offensive snaps and added five special teams snaps and made a huge block to spring Saquon Barkley for a big gain late in the Giants win over the Packers.

Boye Mafe—DL—Seattle Seahawks

Week 14 @ San Francisco 49ers

Week 15 vs Philadelphia Eagles (Monday Night)

Mafe played 45 defensive snaps and five on special teams. He recorded three solo tackles in the loss to San Fran.

Ko Kieft—TE—Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Antoine Winfield, JR—S-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 14 @ Atlanta Falcons

Week 15 @ Green Bay Packers

Kieft played just three offensive snaps and 23 special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle this week but was targeted once on offense but did not make a catch.

Winfield played all 72 defensive snaps. He recorded eight tackles, four of them solo and one a sack of Desmond Ridder.

Jack Gibbens—LB—Tennessee Titans

Week 14 @ Miami Dolphins (Monday Night)

Week 15 vs Houston Texans

Gibbons played 52 defensive snaps and 17 special teams snaps in the upset win over Miami. He made six tackles, three of them solo.

Benjamin St. Juste—CB—Washington Commanders

Week 14 Bye

Week 15 @ Los Angeles Rams

The Commanders had their bye last week.