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sergio-celebrate.JPGAfter a big home victory for the Irish football team over 15th-ranked Michigan State, several former Notre Dame players shined in week two of the NFL season ...

- Performance of the Week: Second-year safety Sergio Brown ('10) recorded seven tackles, including five solo tackles in New England's 35-21 win over San Diego. The Maywood, Ill. native's biggest play, however, was a third-quarter interception to preserve the Patriots' 20-7 lead. With the Chargers in the red zone, Brown picked off Philip Rivers' pass at the 7-yard line. It was his first interception since high school.

- Ryan Grant ('05) carried the ball six times for 25 yards and also had three catches for 14 yards in Green Bay's 30-23 win over Carolina.

- Kyle Rudolph had his first career reception, a 15-yard catch in Minnesota's 24-20 loss to Tampa Bay. The game featured former Irish players at center for both teams - John Sullivan ('07) started for the Vikings and Jeff Faine ('03), the Bucs' offensive co-captain.

- Seattle's Golden Tate caught two passes for 12 yards, but the Seahawks were shut out by Pittsburgh, 24-0.

- Though he did not play a significant role in Miami's game on Sunday, tight end Anthony Fasano ('06) had five catches for 82 yards in last week's Monday night game against the Patriots.

- Baltimore's Tom Zbikowski ('07) had six tackles in a 26-13 loss to Tennessee.

- David Bruton ('09) recorded one solo tackle in Denver's 24-22 victory over Cincinnati.

- New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck ('05) is listed as questionable for tonight's game against St. Louis.

- Josh Flynt

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