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Ex-Stanford wideout Baldwin continues to impress for Seattle

 

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks had over 50 receiving yards for the fourth time in the past five games to lead a group of nine former Stanford players that caught passes in NFL games this past weekend.

Baldwin, who had 123 yards through the air last week, caught six balls for 61 yards, while being targeted eight times in a win against Carolina on Sunday. Richard Sherman had five tackles for Seattle.

Sixteen former Cardinal played over the weekend and Trent Murphy's Washington Redskins visited Dallas on Monday night.

Former Stanford standouts Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, Griff Whalen and the Colts saw their five-game winning streak come to an end against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Luck completed 26 of 45 passes for 400 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, but it was not enough in the 51-34 loss. The Colts (5-3) remain in first place in the AFC South. Fleener had one catch for four yards. Whalen had one punt return for 16 yards and five kick returns for 122 yards (24.4 average).

David DeCastro started at right guard for the Steelers, making for a big Stanford reunion.

Elsewhere in Week 8 of the NFL season:

Defensive back Johnson Bademosi had one tackle on special teams and tight end Jim Dray had two receptions for 27 yards in Cleveland's 23-13 win over Oakland.

Tight end Zach Ertz had five receptions for 48 yards in Philadelphia's 24-20 loss at Arizona. Stepfan Taylor played for the Cardinals.

Toby Gerhart had four carries for 10 yards and one reception for three yards in Jacksonville's 27-13 loss to. Miami. Michael Thomas had two defensive tackles and one tackle on specials teams for the Dolphins.

Ryan Hewitt had one reception for five yards in Cincinnati's 27-24 win over Baltimore.

Erik Lorig had two carries for three yards and one reception for five yards as New Orleans handed Green Bay a 44-23 loss.

Chris Owusu had one reception for seven yards in the New York Jets' 43-23 loss to Buffalo.

Levine Toilolo had two receptions for 26 yards in Atlanta's 22-21 loss to Detroit in London.

— Stanford Athletics/Palo Alto Online Sports

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