Notre Dame fans have a nearly dozen reasons to watch the NFL Playoffs.
The NFL Playoffs start this coming weekend, and your Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be well-represented.
In all, 11 former Irish players will be on the active rosters of teams that qualified for the NFL’s postseason tournament. They are as follows:
Josh Adams (RB), Golden Tate (WR)
The Eagles will face the Chicago Bears on Sunday, January 6th at 4:40 pm ET on NBC. Tate and Adams are both expected to start.
Quenton Nelson (G), Matthias Farley (S)
The Colts will travel to Houston to face the Texans on Saturday, January 5th at 4:35 pm ET on ESPN & ABC. Nelson and Farley are both expected to start.
Nick Martin (C)
Martin should start at center for the Texans when they host the Colts this weekend.
Isaac Rochell (DE)
The Chargers will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens on Sunday, January 6th at 1:05 pm ET on CBS. Rochell will get playing time in the defensive line rotation for the Chargers.
Ronnie Stanley (OT)
Stanley is expected to start at left tackle when the Ravens host the Chargers.
Jalyon Smith (LB), Zack Martin (G)
The Cowboys will host the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, January 5th at 8:15 pm ET on FOX. Smith and Martin will both start. Martin missed the last two weekends of the season as he nursed a knee injury.
John Sullivan (C)
The Rams have a bye this weekend as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. Sullivan will start at center in the Divisional Round.
New Orleans Saints
Manti Te’o (LB)
The Saints have a bye this weekend as the No. 1 seed in the NFC. Te’o should see some reps during the Divisional Round.