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’Noles in the NFL: divisional round

A handful of former ’Noles are now one game away from the Super Bowl.

NFL: AFC Divisional Playoff-Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs 31, Indianapolis Colts 13


OT Cam Erving: made his way back into the starting lineup after a knee injury had forced him to miss time. With a first round bye, Erving was able to get healthy and played every offensive snap of the game:

DT Derrick Nnadi: recorded two tackles (one solo) and a TFL. Nnadi’s tackle in the backfield was a relentless effort against one of the best offensive lines in the league:

WR Kelvin Benjamin: was reported to be a healthy scratch ahead of the game.

LB Terrance Smith: (Injured Reserve)



Los Angeles Rams 30, Dallas Cowboys 22


S Lamarcus Joyner: recorded six tackles (four solo) in his team’s win. Joyner was beat on one occasion where he was caught in a mismatch with Dallas receiver Amari Cooper. Cooper ran a sharp route and beat Joyner for the 29-yard score:

Everyone gets beat from time to time and i’m sure playing in the conference championship game will be enough for Joyner

Cowboys: (none)

Los Angeles Chargers 28, New England Patriots 41


Derwin James: a monster game from the defensive rookie of the year candidate wasn’t enough as the Patriots carved up the zone defense Los Angeles was playing all afternoon. James totaled 10 tackles (five solo) and two TFL’s as his incredible rookie season came to an end.

James was humble in defeat and pointed to the early hole they found themselves in as the main culprit for the loss.

Philadelphia Eagles 14, New Orleans Saints 20


LB Nigel Bradham: tied for the team lead in tackles with 10 (five solo).

DT Timmy Jernigan: recorded two tackles (one solo), a QB hit, and 0.5 a sack as he teamed up with Chris Long to bring down Drew Brees:

DE Josh Sweat: (Injured Reserve)

DB Ronald Darby: (Injured Reserve)


CB P.J. Williams: it was an up and down night for Williams as he was beat for the first touchdown of the game when he, for whatever reason, stopped running in coverage of Philadelphia receiver Jordan Matthews:

Williams closed out the game much stronger than he started it, finishing with three tackles (two solo), a pass defended, and two QB hits.

CB Patrick Robinson: (Injured Reserve)

OT Rick Leonard (practice squad)