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’Noles in the NFL: week 15

Dalvin Cook continues to dominate Miami.

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons

Devonta Freeman: (Injured Reserve)

Carolina Panthers

K Graham Gano: (plays Monday night)

Chicago Bears (24-17 win over Green Bay)

NT Eddie Goldman: despite not registering on the stat sheet, Goldman was a force in the trenches against Green Bay and helped set his teammates up to sack Aaron Rodgers five times on the day.

Cincinnati Bengals (30-16 win over Oakland)

WR Auden Tate: was active, but didn’t record any stats. Tate hasn’t seen many meaningful snaps despite Cincinnati being thin at the position.

OT Bobby Hart: and the Bengals offensive line kept quarterback Jeff Driskel relatively clean, giving up just one sack on the day.

WR Kermit Whitfield (practice squad): It’s not NFL related, but a huge shout-out to Whitfield for officially graduating from Florida State this weekend. He can add his diploma to the list of things he accomplished at FSU. Congratulations, Kermit!

Denver Broncos (17-16 loss to Cleveland)

DE Demarcus Walker: Another week, another healthy scratch for Walker, who has appeared in just three games this season.

S Trey Marshall: was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad and made his NFL debut playing special teams. It was reported that other teams were interested in signing Marshall if the Broncos chose not to call him up.

Detroit Lions (14-13 loss to Buffalo)

LB Christian Jones: recorded nine tackles (five solo) and a QB hit in his teams loss.

Houston Texans (29-22 win over New York Jets)

OT Roderick Johnson (practice squad)

Jacksonville Jaguars (16-13 loss to Washington)

CB Jalen Ramsey: recorded four solo tackles on a pass defended.

He shared a moment with former FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins after the game:

LB Telvin Smith: Co-led the team with seven solo tackles.

WR Rashad Greene: played but didn’t record any stats.

Kansas City Chiefs (29-28 loss to Los Angeles Chargers)

OT Cam Erving: was inactive on Thursday night with a knee injury.

DT Derrick Nnadi: recorded three tackles.

WR Kelvin Benjamin: saw his first action with his new team. Benjamin was only targeted twice, and hauled in one for 17 yards.

LB Terrance Smith: (Injured Reserve)

Los Angeles Chargers (29-28 win over Kansas City)

S Derwin James: recorded five tackles (four solo) as Los Angeles orchestrated a huge comeback win over Kansas City and improved to 11-3. Like he has been many times this season, James was in the middle of some big plays for the Chargers’ defense.

James may have fell to the 17th overall pick in the draft, but he has proven to be one of the best picks of the draft and certainly the best safety.

Los Angeles Rams (30-23 loss to Philadelphia)

S Lamarcus Joyner: recorded five tackles (four solo).

Minnesota Vikings (41-17 win over Miami)

CB Xavier Rhodes:recorded two solo tackles and a pass defended.

RB Dalvin Cook: continued his dominance over teams from Miami with 136 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Cook also caught one ball for 27 yards.

Here is Cook’s first touchdown run:

Later on, Cook put a Dolphins defender through the spin cycle as he scampered in for his second score of the game.

Miami Dolphins (41-17 loss to Minnesota)

TE Nick O’Leary: played, but didn’t record any stats.

New England Patriots

TE Ryan Izzo: (Injured Reserve)

New Orleans Saints

CB P.J. Williams: plays Monday night

CB Patrick Robinson: (Injured Reserve)

OT Rick Leonard (practice squad)

New York Giants (17-0 loss to Tennessee)

DE Mario Edwards Jr: recorded one tackle.

New York Jets (29-22 loss to Houston)

S Terrance Brooks: played, but didn’t record any stats.

Oakland Raiders (30-16 loss to Cincinnati)

C Rodney Hudson: Derek Carr was sacked five times on Sunday, and I’m here to say, Hudson clearly isn’t the problem:

Philadelphia Eagles (30-23 win over Los Angeles Rams)

LB Nigel Bradham: recorded seven tackles (six solo) and a TFL.

DT Timmy Jernigan: (inactive)

DE Josh Sweat: (Injured Reserve)

DB Ronald Darby: (Injured Reserve)

Pittsburgh Steelers (17-10 win over New England)

LB Vince Williams: recorded three solo tackles and a TFL.

LB Matthew Thomas: after being released last week, Thomas cleared waivers and was placed back onto the practice squad in Pittsburgh.

San Francisco 49ers (26-23 win over Seattle in OT)

LB Dekoda Watson: (Injured Reserve)

Seattle Seahawks (26-23 loss to San Francisco in OT)

K Sebastian Janikowski: made a 48 yard field goal, but had a hiccup making just two of three extra points.

Janikowski also had a kickoff returned for a touchdown despite an all-world attempt to make the TD saving tackle.

At 40 years old, you can’t really blame the guy. You don’t stay in the league that long as a kicker by being a hero.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20-12 loss to Baltimore)

QB Jameis Winston: registered a poor performance going 13/25 for 157 yards and an interception.

DB Javien Elliot: recorded two tackles (one solo) in the loss.

LS Garrison Sanborn: handled long snapping duties.

WR Bobo Wilson: was active for the second straight week and despite not recording any receiving stats, he played well on special teams. Wilson returned three kicks for 80 yards with a long of 32 yards. He also recorded one solo tackle.

Washington Redskins (16-13 win over Jacksonville)

RB Chris Thompson: Since returning from injury, Thompson hasn’t been able to do much and that wouldn’t change on Sunday. Thompson had just nine yards on five carries and four yards receiving on one catch.

K Dustin Hopkins: was perfect on the day. Hopkins made three field goals with a long of 46 yards and one extra point.Oh, and one of those field goals was the game winner: