Sunday, January 5, 2014

Former Irish Teammates to Face Each Other in Playoff Game

 Two team Captains from Notre Dame's 2012 team that went to the BCS title game will face each other later today in the AFC Wild Card game between the Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers. Tyler Eifert was drafted by the Bengals in the first round and Manti Te'o followed shortly after going to the Chargers in the second round.

Both guys have had respectable rookie seasons. Te'o recorded 61 total tackles for the season which is pretty good considering he missed the first few games of the season with a foot injury.  Eifert caught 39 balls for 446 yards and two touchdowns. Both had respectable years but Irish fans expect a lot more from both in years to come.

But for now, it will be strange watching them compete against each other. I am sure they went against each other a lot in practice at Notre Dame so they are familiar with each other. So it will be interesting if they are ever matched up against each other during the game. I am not sure who I will root for but I look forward to watching.

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