Stanford has 20 former players in action during NFL's Week 2


Seventeen former Stanford football players saw action in games around the NFL Sunday with three more -- Andrew Luck, Griff Whalen and Zach Ertz -- playing in a Monday night showdown.

Ertz's Eagles outlasted Luck and Whalen's Colts, 30-27, thanks to 86 yards receiving from the second-year tight end and a last-second field goal during the final game of Week 2. Luck threw for 172 yards on 20-of-34 passing and Whalen shined in the return game.

Chris Owusu, who caught his first career touchdown in Week 1, highlighted Sunday's slate with a 45-yard kickoff return. Owusu's effort looked like it would set up a Tampa Bay scoring drive, before a 24-yard field goal attempt was blocked.

Michael Thomas totaled four tackles for Miami and rookie Trent Murphy registered a quarterback hurry in Washington's 41-10 win over Toby Gerhart's Jaguars.

Defensive back Johnson Bademosi had one special teams tackle in Cleveland's 26-24 win vs. New Orleans

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin had three receptions for 35 yards in Seattle's 30-21 loss at San Diego.

David DeCastro started at right guard in Pittsburgh's 26-6 loss at Baltimore.

Tight end Jim Dray had one receptions for five yards in Cleveland's 26-24 win vs. New Orleans.

Offensive lineman Cameron Fleming played in New England's 30-7 win at Minnesota.

Toby Gerhart had seven rushes for eight yards and two catches for nine yards in Jacksonville's 41-10 loss at Washington.

Running back Ryan Hewitt started and tight end Alex Smith played in Cincinnati's 24-10 win vs. Atlanta.

Linebacker Thomas Keiser had one tackle in Arizona's 25-14 win at the New York Giants.

Jonathan Martin started at right tackle in San Francisco's 28-20 loss to visiting Chicago.

Cornerback Richard Sherman had six tackles (one tackle for loss) in Seattle's loss at San Diego.

Running back Stepfan Taylor played in Arizona's 25-14 win at the New York Giants.

Tight end Levine Toilolo had two receptions for 13 yards in Atlanta's loss at Cincinnati.

Guard David Yankey, meanwhile, was inactive for Minnesota's 30-7 loss to New England.

— Stanford Athletics

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