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Walden’s big day helps Colts beat Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs with the ball as Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden and safety Mike Adams (29)defend during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs with the ball as Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden and safety Mike Adams (29)defend during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. AP

Former Dublin standout Erik Walden had a strong game Sunday for Indianapolis.

In the Colts’ win over Minnesota, Walden had three tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits.

Here’s a look at how the other Middle Georgians in the NFL fared this weekend:

Darqueze Dennard (Twiggs County) Cincinnati: One tackle against Pittsburgh.

Bud Dupree (Wilkinson County) Pittsburgh: Three tackles, one tackle for loss against Cincinnati.

Leonard Floyd (Dodge County) Chicago: Played 49 plays on defense against Green Bay.

Casey Hayward (Perry) San Diego: One tackle, one pass defensed against Oakland.

Kareem Jackson (Westside) Houston: Three tackles against Jacksonville.

Charles Johnson (Hawkinsville) Carolina: Inactive against Washington.

Abry Jones (Northside) Jacksonville: Three tackles, one tackle for loss against Houston.

Marquette King (Rutland) Oakland: Three punts for a 51.0-yard average against San Diego.

Keith Mumphery (Dooly County) Houston: One catch for 11 yards against Jacksonville.

Steven Nelson (Northside) Kansas City: Eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed against Tennessee.

Demarcus Robinson (Peach County) Kansas City: Played 14 plays on special teams against Tennessee.

DeAndre Smelter (Tattnall Square) San Francisco: Practice squad.

Chris Swain (Mount de Sales) New York Jets: Practice squad.

Demaryius Thomas (West Laurens) Denver: Seven catches for 91 yards against New England.

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