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    ryangrantnfl.jpgAfter a hard-fought battle with Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, Notre Dame came away with a gutsy 15-12 victory to even the team's record at 2-2. Saturday's game was unusually low scoring, but it was not the only football game in which teams struggled to find the end zone.

    In yesterday's NFL action, teams combined to score fewer than 40 points in seven of the 15 contests. Here's a look at how some former Irish players fared in the third week of the season ...

    Performance of the Week: After an ankle injury in last year's opener forced him to miss the entire 2010 season, Ryan Grant ('05) has come back strong for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. Grant tallied 92 yards on 17 carries in the Packers 27-17 road win over Chicago.

    - Kyle Rudolph had the best game of his young career for Minnesota. He had three catches for 39 yards, including a 20-yard reception that helped set up a game-tying field goal late in the fourth quarter. However, the Vikings lost to Detroit in overtime, 26-23.

    - In other offensive news, Golden Tate caught two passes for 15 yards in Seattle's 13-10 win over Arizona and Anthony Fasano ('06) had a 26-yard reception in Miami's 17-16 loss at Cleveland.

    - Trevor Laws ('07) had three tackles for Philadelphia in the Eagles' 29-16 loss to New York. Though he only had one tackle in yesterday's win, the Giants' Justin Tuck ('05) had five total tackles, including four solo and two for loss in last week's Monday night victory over St. Louis. The defensive end also registered 1.5 sacks.

    - Sergio Brown ('10) had three tackles in New England's 34-31 loss at Buffalo and Tom Zbikowski ('07) had one solo tackle for Baltimore in a 37-7 win over the Rams.

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