BY: Elliott Carwile
Week five in the National Football League saw several former Golden Domers have impressive games. Starting with Golden Tate – WR – Seattle Seahawks – Tate caught five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks 34-28 loss to Indianapolis. Tate has emerged as a big time play maker and deep threat and his stat line would have been even better had quarterback Russell Wilson not over thrown him on a deep ball that would have been another touchdown.
Tate’s former pass catching partner at Notre Dame Michael Floyd – WR – Arizona Cardinals – led the team with five catches for 61 yards in a 22-6 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Tyler Eifert – TE – Cincinnati Bengals – caught five passes for 53 yards in a 13-6 win over the New England. Trevor Robinson – OL – Cincinnati Bengals – did not see game action.
Cierre Wood – RB – Houston Texans – carried once for five yards and had one kick-off return for 20 yards in the 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Ryan Harris – OL – Houston Texans – started at tackle in the loss.
Robert Hughes – RB – Indianapolis Colts – one catch for six yards in the 34-28 win over Seattle. Hughes saw his first game action of the season after being signed this week to the Colts active roster. Sergio Brown – S – Indianapolis Colts – also saw game action in the win over the Seahawks.
Manti Te’o – LB – San Diego Chargers – registered five tackles in a 27-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Justin Tuck – DE – New York Giants – recorded three tackles in the 36-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Several other Ex-Notre Dame players saw the field in week 5.
Sam Young – OL – Buffalo Bills – saw game action in a 37-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Will Yeatman – OL – Miami Dolphins (Transferred to Maryland) – saw action in a 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
David Bruton – S – Denver Broncos – saw action in a thrilling 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys to keep the Broncos season perfect at 5-0.
Theo Riddick – RB – Detroit Lions – saw action in a 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Joe Fauria – TE – Detroit Lions (Transferred to UCLA) – also played in the game.
J.J. Jansen – LS – Carolina Panthers – saw game action in a 22-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. In the same game Ronald Talley – DL – Arizona Cardinals (Transferred to Delaware) – recorded one tackle.
Here is the list of former Irish players who were on active rosters but didn’t play.
Brady Quinn – QB – New York Jets – MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.