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Badgers in the NFL: Travis Frederick, Nick Hayden, Dallas Cowboys play on Monday Night Football

So many former Wisconsin Badgers in the NFL...let's look at the big match-ups in Week 8

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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.