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‘Noles in the NFL: week 4

Derwin James is still getting after it and Seabass is still booming game winners.

San Francisco 49ers v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons (37-36 loss to Cincinnati)

Devonta Freeman: Freeman remained sidelined for a third straight week after suffering knee contusion in week one.

Buffalo Bills (22-0 loss to Green Bay)

WR Kelvin Benjamin: recorded just one 34-yard catch against the Packers. Benjamin was pushed around by the Packers secondary for most of the day and his penchant for drops surfaced again.

Benjamin also took a walloping at the hands of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Carolina Panthers

K Graham Gano: BYE

Chicago Bears (48-10 win over Tampa Bay)

NT Eddie Goldman: didn’t record any stats in the blowout over Tampa, but Goldman has been one of the best defensive tackles in the league according to PFF.

Cincinnati Bengals (37-36 victory over Atlanta)

OT Bobby Hart: The offensive line, and Hart in particular, struggled against a potent Falcon’s pass rush. Hart was beat consistently as Andy Dalton was sacked three times for a total loss of 29 yards.

WR Auden Tate: For the fourth straight week Tate was a healthy scratch. The Bengals like Tate, but with the emergence of Tyler Boyd opposite A.J. Green, it’s hard to see the former Florida State receiver being activated unless a receiver goes down with an injury.

WR Kermit Whitfield: (practice squad)

Denver Broncos

DE Demarcus Walker: (plays Monday night)

S Trey Marshall: (practice squad)

Detroit Lions (26-24 loss to Dallas)

LB Christian Jones: got to enjoy an afternoon of Ezekiel Elliot running at him for 60 minutes. The heavy dose of Elliot left the Lions defense without an answer. Jones recorded four tackles in the loss.

Houston Texans

OT Roderick Johnson (practice squad)

Jacksonville Jaguars (31-12 win over the New York Jets)

CB Jalen Ramsey: The Jags secondary blanketed receivers all afternoon, allowing rookie quarterback Sam Darnold to complete just 50 percent of his passes. Predictably, Ramsey wasn’t targeted too often, but was solid in coverage with one tackle and a pass defended. The only Jets passing touchdown came in garbage time.

LB Telvin Smith: recorded three tackles and a TFL as he helped limit the Jets to just 34 yards rushing for the game.

WR Rashad Greene: after being resigned to the 53 man roster last week, Greene remained in active on game day.

Kansas City Chiefs

OT Cam Erving: (plays Monday night)

DT Derrick Nnadi: (plays Monday night)

LB Terrance Smith: (plays Monday night)

Minnesota Vikings (38-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams)

CB Xavier Rhodes: It wasn’t a great night for defense as Rhodes and the rest of the vikings secondary was picked apart by Jared Goff, who threw for over 400 yards and five touchdowns. Rhodes wasn’t targeted often, the Rams opted to throw away from the all pro corner if they could. Rhodes finished the game with a single solo tackle.

RB Dalvin Cook: Before the game it was said that Cook would be on a “pitch count” as he entered the game still monitoring a hamstring injury that sidelined him last week. Cook saw the most carries out of all the running backs with 10, but the offensive line did him no favors and he was only good for 20 yards on the night before being sidelined for much of the second half as a precaution (to the dismay of Cook fantasy owners everywhere, me included). Of course, we put the health of Florida State’s rushing leader above all else, and hope to see him at 100% in the near future.

New England Patriots

TE Ryan Izzo: (Injured Reserve)

New Orleans Saints (33-18 win over the New York Giants)

CB P.J. Williams: had a solid outing with seven tackles (5 solo). Williams also forced a fumble after putting a hat on the ball against a familiar opponent, former Clemson RB Wayne Gallman. Get that man the back pack.

CB Patrick Robinson: was placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a broken ankle last week.

OT Rick Leonard: (practice squad)

New York Giants (33-18 loss to New Orleans)

DE Mario Edwards Jr: was unable to record any stats in a losing effort.

Travis Rudolph (practice squad)

New York Jets (38-12 loss to Jacksonville)

S Terrance Brooks: recorded two tackles (one solo) as the Jets defense saw a lot of the field on Sunday afternoon.

Oakland Raiders (45-42 win over Cleveland in OT)

DE Tank Carradine: was inactive against the Browns. Carradine has been in active for three of the first four games .

C Rodney Hudson: I’ll let his quarterback tell you how good he was in Jon Gruden’s first win since returning to the NFL.

Philadelphia Eagles (26-23 loss to Tennessee in OT)

DB Ronald Darby: was one tackle short of the team lead with eight solo tackles. Darby also had a pass defended.

LB Nigel Bradham: recorded five tackles(three solo).

DE Josh Sweat: After his NFL debut last week, Sweat went back to being inactive against the Titans.

DT Timmy Jernigan: is on the non-football injury list as he recovers from a herniated disk.

Pittsburgh Steelers (26-14 loss to Baltimore)

LB Vince Williams: finished the game tied the team lead in tackles with nine (four solo). Unfortunately, Williams appeared to injure his knee late in the game. It’s uncertain the severity of the injury at this time.

LB Matthew Thomas: recorded one solo tackle in the Sunday night loss.

San Francisco 49ers

LB Dekoda Watson: (Injured Reserve)

Seattle Seahawks (20-17 win over Arizona)

K Sebastian Janokowski: was 2/4 on his field goal attempts, but he boomed a 52-yarder, the only one that mattered.

Los Angeles Chargers

S Derwin James: Crown him defensive rookie of the year now? James has been on another level since entering the league and shows no signs of slowing down. Sunday saw James record seven tackles (five solo), a sack, two passes defended, and three QB hits.

Is this good?

What about this?

Los Angeles Rams

S Lamarcus Joyner: The hard hitting safety and the rest of the Rams secondary would have their hands full with Minnesota’s unfair tandem of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. That didn’t stop Joyner from having a solid game all over the field and he finished the contest with six tackles (five solo). Joyner handled his coverage duties well despite going up against two Pro Bowl receivers. Stefon Diggs even recognized Joyner during the game for his blanket coverage.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

QB Jameis Winston: returned to his team after serving a three game suspension. Ryan Fitzpatrick would start the game, but Winston took the reigns to start the second half as the Bucs were already down big. His first drive back wouldn’t end well after Khalil Mack hit his arm mid throw, forcing an errant pass that would be intercepted. Winston finished his first half back 16/20 for 145 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.

LS Garrison Sanborn: handled long snapping duties.

WR Bobo Wilson: (practice squad)

WR Javien Elliot: (practice squad)

Washington Redskins

RB Chris Thompson: BYE

K Dustin Hopkins: BYE