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By Mike Graham

Michael Crabtree had a great Week 8 in the NFL and another former Red Raider found himself in a starting position for the first time this season.

But overall, it was a so-so Week 8. Here's how all of Texas Tech's former players performed last week:

WR Danny Amendola, St. Louis

Amendola did not play in a 44-7 whipping the New England Patriots put on the Rams at home. The former Tech standout has been out for four weeks with a collarbone injury.

The inside receiver should be returning sooner than later and fantasy football experts have suggested picking Amendola up soon.

RB Baron Batch, Pittsburgh

Batch played an extremely limited role for the Steelers in a 27-12 win against the Washington Redskins in Pittsburgh. The former Red Raider running back had a long run of three years, but on four attempts he had one total yard.

WR Michael Crabtree, San Francisco

Crabtree went off against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football and his best season in the league in terms of production is getting better. The two-time Biletnikoff winner caught all five passes that quarterback Alex Smith threw to him and scored two touchdowns. Crabtree finished the game with 72 yards.

DE Kenyuta Dawson, Tennessee

Dawson was not active in the Titans 19-13 overtime loss against Indianapolis.

RG Dylan Gandy, Detroit

Gandy played in the Lions' 28-24 win against Seattle but played a very limited role on special teams. He recorded no stats.

CB Joselio Hanson, Oakland

Hanson started at cornerback for the Raiders and recorded three solo tackles through the course of a 26-16 road win against Kansas City. It was Hanson's first official start of 2012.

QB Graham Harrell, Green Bay

Harrell did not play while serving the back up role for starting Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay defeated Jacksonville, 24-15. The Packers are now 5-3.

S Darcel McBath, San Francisco

McBath played in a backup role for the 49ers in the win against Arizona, but he did not record any stats. He was in the game for a handful of plays and nothing really came his way.

RG Manny Ramirez, Denver

Ramirez did not start for the Broncos for the first time this season. He played in a backup role in the Broncos' 34-14 win against New Orleans on Sunday Night Football.

RG Louis Vasquez, San Diego

Vasquez was part of an offensive line that pushed the Chargers to a lackluster 271 yards in a rough 7-6 loss against Cleveland.

The Chargers had seemingly made some progress in the past few weeks but are now 3-4.

WR Wes Welker, New England

Welker caught six passes for 48 yards in the Patriots' win against St. Louis. Rob Gronkowski had the best day for the Patriots with 146 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions. Running back Danny Woodhead also outgained Welker with 56 receiving yards on five receptions.

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