Some of your favorite former Notre Dame players will be playing in the postseason tournament in hopes of winning the Super Bowl.
As the NFL season barrels toward the finish line, the playoff picture is shaping up, and several former Notre Dame players are going to be in that picture. They’ll help decide who raises the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Here are the Irish you can plan on seeing during the NFL Playoffs:
Baltimore Ravens: Miles Boykin, Ronnie Stanley
Stanley has been a key piece of a Raven offensive line that has helped catapult Lamar Jackson to the top of the NFL MVP race.
Boykin has caught 13 passes for 198 yards and three scores this season. He could be a major factor in the red zone during the postseason.
Houston Texans: Will Fuller, Nick Martin
Martin continues to be one of the most dependable centers in the NFL. He’s the leader of the offensive line that allows DeShaun Watson to work his magic.
Fuller continues to be one of the most dangerous deep threats in the league, especially when paired with DeAndre Hopkins. He has caught 49 balls for 670 yards and three scores this season.
Minnesota Vikings: Kyle Rudolph, Harrison Smith
Rudolph continues to be one of the most dependable tight ends in he league. So far in 2019, he has caught 39 balls for 367 yards and six scores.
Harrison Smith turned in another solid season. So far, he has 85 total tackles, three forced fumbles and three interceptions. He’ll be key in a postseason that includes some of the league’s elite quarterbacks.
San Francisco 49ers: Mike McGlinchey
McGlinchey is a key part of the offensive line that has allowed Jimmy Garoppolo to emerge as a top-flight quarterback in the league, subsequently turning the 49ers into serious contenders.
New Orleans Saints: Manti Te’o
Te’o returned to the Saints this month and gives the Saints some much-needed quality depth at the linebacker position. He’s a playmaker by nature and a guy who could come up big in the playoffs.
There is still an outside shot of the Dallas Cowboys making the postseason, which would add Jaylon Smith and Zack Martin to this list.