It was a busy week for ex-Stanford players in the NFL

Former Stanford football players shined on both sides of the ball in what was one of the biggest weeks yet for ex-Cardinal team members in the NFL.

Thomas Keiser got things started on Thursday night with a fourth-quarter interception to help San Diego win at Denver. Richard Sherman one-upped Keiser with a pair of picks in Seattle's 23-0 shutout of the New York Giants and Michael Thomas added another interception, this one to seal a Miami 24-20 victory over New England less than a week after being signed by the team.

Sherman now owns a league-high 14 interceptions since the start of last season.

On the offensive side, Griff Whalen caught his first career touchdown pass from Andrew Luck and Zach Ertz made a highlight-reel-worthy one-handed touchdown catch for Philadelphia. Doug Baldwin also added 71 yards and a touchdown for Seattle.

Here's a look at what happened last weekend:

Sherman had two tackles, two interceptions and tipped another pass that ended up as an interception in Seattle's win against the New York Giants.

Thomas had two tackles, intercepted a pass and defended another in Miami's win against New England. His interception of Tom Brady ended the game.

Ertz caught six passes for 57 yards, including a three-yard touchdown, in Philadelphia's 48-30 loss at Minnesota.

Keiser intercepted a pass late in the fourth quarter in San Diego's 27-20 win against Denver.

Baldwin caught six passes for 71 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown, in Seattle's win over the New York Giants.

Whalen caught four passes for 45 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown, and returned three punts for 67 yards, including a 51-yard return, in Indianapolis' 25-3 win against Houston.

Luck completed 19 of 32 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns in Indianapolis' win.

Coby Fleener played tight end for the Colts but did not catch a pass.

Tight end Jim Dray caught one pass for nine yards in overtime in Arizona's 37-34 win at Tennessee.

Stepfan Taylor rushed three times for six yards and made a special teams tackle in Arizona's overtime win at Tennessee.

Chris Owusu caught three passes for 21 yards in Tampa Bay's 33-14 loss against San Francisco.

David DeCastro started at right guard in Pittsburgh's 30-20 win against Cincinnati.

Erik Lorig started at fullback in Tampa Bay's loss to San Francisco.

Levine Toilolo played tight end in Atlanta's 27-26 win against Washington, but not catch a pass.

Will Svitek played offensive tackle in New England's 24-20 loss at Miami.

Johnson Bademosi played defensive back in Cleveland's 38-31 loss against Chicago.

Sione Fua played defensive tackle in Denver's loss to San Diego.

Alex Smith played tight end in Cincinnati's 30-20 loss at Pittsburgh.


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Posted by chris burford
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on Dec 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm

shows how good our recruiting has been over the lastr 7-8 years

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