While most of us probably weren’t overly excited about the NFL weekend with a Packer’s bye, there were several former Badgers that saw playing time and posted some great stats in week 8.  Here is this week’s edition of Badgers in the NFL breakdown:

Travis Beckum was active for the Giants, but didn’t record any stats in the win over Miami.

Gabe Carimi and the Chicago Bears had a bye week.

New Orleans LB Jonathan Casillas posted two tackles in the Saints’ 21-31 loss to St. Louis.  Rams TE Lance Kendricks had one reception for two yards in the win.

John Clay signed with the Steelers’ practice squad on September 4th and hasn't been activated yet.

Owen Daniels had another great game with four receptions for 60 yards in the Texans 21-14 win over Jacksonville.  The other Badgers TE, Garrett Graham, was inactive for the Texans.  On the defensive side of things for Houston, J.J. Watt had five tackles in the win over Jacksonville.

Lee Evans, WR, did not play in week 8 for Baltimore due to injury.  However, Arizona LB O’Brien Schofield had 2 tackles and a sack in a loss to the Ravens.

On a sad note WR David Gilreath was removed from the Colts Practice Squad on Oct 25th.

Safety Jim Leonhard and the Jets were on a bye week.

DeAndre Levy had 4 tackles in the Lions’ 45-10 pummeling of Denver.

Safety Chris Maragos was activated from the Practice Squad for Seattle in week 8 but recorded no stats and it was his 1st action of the season for the Seahawks, but on the offense RG John Moffitt started his 7th game of the season. On the other side of this game the Bengals FB Chris Pressley recorded 1 catch for 6yds in the 34-12 Cincinnati victory.

Matt Shaughnessy and the Raiders were on a bye week.

Joe Thomas and the Browns fell to San Francisco and he was his usual rock solid self at LT.  49ers QB Scott Tolzien did not see playing time against the Browns.

Kraig Urbik started at Guard for the Bills per usual week 8.

This week’s WiscoBadgers.com Player of the Week goes out to O’Brien Schofield with two tackles and a sack against Baltimore.  While some would argue that a player from a losing team shouldn’t win this coveted award, it’s important to recognize and give credit for improvement and Schofield has shown progress at linebacker and this was his first solo sack of the season.  Congratulations are in order for O’Brien and here’s to looking ahead for a win from Wisconsin this weekend!