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’Noles in the NFL: Week 13

Derwin James returns to the field.

Los Angeles Chargers v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Jameis Winston

While this game saw his 300-yard game streak was snapped, Winston lead the Buccaneers to a second-straight victory by completing 21 passes for 268 yards. When speaking after the game, he reiterated his head coach’s comments about the Bucs’ expectation to win now:

He was also sure to give out an early Christmas present to a young traveling fan:

Devonta Freeman

Freeman returned to action this week after being held out a couple weeks with a foot injury. Atlanta’s lead back put up 51 yards on 17 carries and added another 13 yards on 4 catches.

Despite the Falcons recovering two onside kicks, the fell to the Saints on Turkey Day. Splitting the series with New Orleans over the course of the season, Freeman is already looking forward to next year’s matchup (that is if he is in Atlanta next year):

Auden Tate

Tate is making a name for himself in Cincinnati with some of the ridiculous catches he has been able to make. He added another 4 catches for 66 yards on Sunday in the Bengals’ first win of the season.

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Josh Sweat

It wasn’t a great day for the Eagles defense as they were picked apart by the now 3-9 Dolphins, but Sweat did get home for his 4th sack of the year:

Derrick Nnadi

Nnadi had 3 tackles in his team’s blowout win over the Raiders, but it is what he did in the days before that deserves special recognition:

Derwin James

James was active for the first time this season after undergoing a foot surgery in training camp that sidelined the all-pro until this point.

In his first game back James notched 4 tackles (2 solo) and a TFL. Unfortunately, his return was soiled as the Chargers couldn’t mount a comeback in the fourth quarter and fell to the Broncos:

Other notable stat lines

Christian Jones, Detroit Lions: Recorded 3 tackles (1 solo).

Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears: Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) and a TFL.

P.J. Williams, New Orleans Saints: Recorded 3 solo tackles and a TFL.

Mario Edwards Jr, New Orleans Saints: Recorded a solo tackle.

Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins: Had 3 carries for 17 yards and a catch for 15 yards.

Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins: Hopkins went 3/4 on field goal attempts with a long of 42 while also converting two extra points in Washington’s second straight win.

Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers: Recorded 2 tackles (1 solo).

Ronald Darby, Phladelphia Eagles: Recorded 3 solo tackles and a pass defended.

Timmy Jernigan, Philadelphia Eagles: Recorded 3 tackles (2 solo) a TFL and a QB hit.

Nigel Bradham, Philadelphia Eagles: Recorded 4 tackles (2 solo) and a pass defended.