Did you know: 10 former Wisconsin Badgers are on first place teams heading into Week 8 of the NFL season?
This week, some big time match-up featuring former Badgers, as Beau Allen and Chris Maragos and the Philadelphia Eagles face the NFC West first-place Arizona Cardinals. The 5-1 Eagles hope to keep pace with Travis Frederick and the Dallas Cowboys (6-1) in the NFC East -- as the Cowboys hope to shine in front of a national stage on Monday night.
Here's Week 8's Badgers-centric NFL match-ups:
|Former UW Badgers||NFL Team||Week 5 Opponent||Time Playing||2014 Stats|
|Beau Allen||Philadelphia Eagles||Arizona Cardinals||4:05 PM ET||6 games, 3 tackles|
|Chris Maragos||Philadelphia Eagles||Arizona Cardinals||4:05 PM ET||6 games, 5 tackles, 1 punt block, 1 touchdown|
|Matt Shaughnessy||Arizona Cardinals||Philadelphia Eagles - IR-R||4:05 PM ET||4 games, 4 starts, 9 tackles|
|DeAndre Levy||Detroit Lions||Atlanta Falcons||London, UK||7 games, 7 starts, 68 tackles, 1 INT, 1 safety|
|Gabe Carimi||Atlanta Falcons||Detroit Lions||London, UK||7 games, 5 starts|
|Peter Konz||Atlanta Falcons||Detroit Lions - IR (KNEE)||London, UK||7 games, 3 starts|
|Dezmen Southward||Atlanta Falcons||Detroit Lions||London, UK||7 games, 9 tackles, 1 pass defense|
|Owen Daniels||Baltimore Ravens||Cincinnati Bengals||1 PM ET||7 games, 27 rec., 275 yards, 3 TDs|
|Rick Wagner||Baltimore Ravens||Cincinnati Bengals||1 PM ET||7 games, 7 starts|
|Kevin Zeitler||Cincinnati Bengals||Baltimore Ravens||1 PM ET||3 games, 3 starts|
|O'Brien Schofield||Seattle Seahawks||Carolina Panthers||1 PM ET||6 games, 5 tackles|
|Russell Wilson||Seattle Seahawks||Carolina Panthers||1 PM ET||115-for-175, 1,291 yards, 10 TDs 2 INT 101.9 QB Rating|
|Brad Nortman||Carolina Panthers||Seattle Seahawks||1 PM ET||33 punts, 48.8 avg., 9 punts inside 20|
|Nick Toon||New Orleans Saints||Green Bay Packers||1 PM ET||1 game. no stats|
|Scott Tolzien||Green Bay Packers||New Orleans Saints||1 PM ET||no stats|
|Jim Leonhard||Cleveland Browns||Oakland Raiders||1 PM ET||6 games, 5 tackles|
|Joe Thomas||Cleveland Browns||Oakland Raiders||1 PM ET||6 games, 6 starts|
|J.J. Watt||Houston Texans||Tennessee Titans||1 PM ET||7 games, 7 starts, 29 tackles, 5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 TDs|
|Garrett Graham||Houston Texans||Tennessee Titans||1 PM ET||6 games, 4 starts, 12 rec., 122 yards|
|Travis Frederick||Dallas Cowboys||Washington Redskins||8:30 PM ET (SUN)||7 games, 7 starts|
|Nick Hayden||Dallas Cowboys||Washington Redskins||8:30 PM ET (SUN)||7 games, 7 starts, 15 tackles|
|Lance Kendricks||St. Louis Rams||Kansas City Chiefs||1 PM ET||6 games, 5 starts, 15 rec., 127 yds 3 TDs|
|James White||New England Patriots||Chicago Bears||1 PM ET||3 carries, 21 yards; 3 catches 15 yards|
|Kraig Urbik||Buffalo Bills||Minnesota Vikings||1 PM ET||7 games, 0 starts|
|Jonathan Casillas||Tampa Bay Buccanneers||Minnesota Vikings - INJ (Hamstring)||1 PM ET||5 games, 3 starts, 9 tackles|
|Chris Borland||San Francisco 49ers||BYE||NA||7 games, 15 tackles, 1 sack|
|Montee Ball||Denver Broncos||San Diego Chargers - OUT (groin)||W 35-21 (THURS)||4 games, 55 carries, 172 yds, 1 TD|
Match-ups to watch
As mentioned before, the Eagles battle the Cardinals in the Fox late afternoon game. Can Maragos help the Eagles record their fourth straight game with a punk block? Matt Shaughnessy is still on injured reserve for the Cardinals.
DeAndre Levy is having another great season for the 5-2 Detroit Lions. They'll be in London to face "Badgers South," the 2-5 Atlanta Falcons, but without the services of Peter Konz, who's out for the year with a knee injury. Speedy recovery to the former Badgers standout guard-center.
It should be a fun game to watch in the AFC North, as the 5-2 Baltimore Ravens take on the 4-3-1 Cincinnati Bengals. Bengals guard Kevin Zeitler's back from injury, and will be a reunion of sorts across the field with former offensive line brethren Rick Wagner. Owen Daniels has been a nice addition in the passing game for the Ravens.
How will the 3-3 Seattle Seahawks respond to adversity this week? Russell Wilson and O'Brien Schofield hope to get back on the winning track, taking on Brad Nortman's Carolina Panthers.