clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

‘Noles in the NFL: week 6

Jameis Winston makes his first start of the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Atlanta Falcons (34-29 win over Tampa Bay)

Devonta Freeman: After returning to action last week, Freeman looked set in the clear for Atlanta’s divisional matchup against Tampa Bay, but suffered another injury setback this week in practice. The fifth year running back is now nursing a foot injury and was held out against the Buccaneers.

Buffalo Bills (20-13 loss to Houston)

WR Kelvin Benjamin: led the team in receiving with two catches for 42 yards.

Carolina Panthers (23-17 loss to Washington)

K Graham Gano: made a 32-yard field goal when he was called upon, but missed an extra point following Carolina’s first touchdown.

Chicago Bears (31-28 OT loss to Miami)

NT Eddie Goldman: recorded two tackles (one solo) and a fumble recovery. Goldman’s fumble recovery came in overtime on the one-yard line as Miami’s Kenyan Drake threatened to score. Despite the game-changing play, Goldman’s Bears still faltered later in overtime.

Cincinnati Bengals (28-21 loss to Pittsburgh)

WR Auden Tate: a healthy scratch for the Bengals for the sixth straight week.

OT Bobby Hart: doesn’t think much of Pittsburgh defensive end T.J. Watt.

WR Kermit Whitfield: (practice squad)

Denver Broncos (23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams)

DE Demarcus Walker: the second round pick remains inactive on game days for the Broncos.

S Trey Marshall: (practice squad)

Detroit Lions

LB Christian Jones: BYE

Houston Texans

OT Roderick Johnson (practice squad)

Jacksonville Jaguars (40-7 loss to Dallas)

CB Jalen Ramsey: recorded four tackles (three solo) and a pass defended as the Jaguar secondary defense had a Sunday to forget. Ramsey had little to say after the disappointing loss.

LB Telvin Smith: led the team in tackles with 10 (six solo) and a TFL.

Kansas City Chiefs (43-40 loss to New England)

OT Cam Erving: got the start on Sunday Night Football and helped keep Patrick Mahomes clean all night as the quarterback avoided taking a sack in the game.

DT Derrick Nnadi: recorded four tackles (one solo).

LB Terrance Smith: recorded two tackles (one solo).

Miami Dolphins (31-28 OT win over Chicago)

TE Nick O’Leary: caught all four of his targets for 49 yards and his first touchdown as a Dolphin.

Not many people know this, but Nick O’Leary is the grandson of hall of fame golfer Jack Nicklaus, who was in attendance for the Dolphins overtime win.

WR Travis Rudolph: After being cut by the Giants, Rudolph was brought on to Miami’s practice squad, but unfortunately suffered a knee injury in his first practice and was released the following day.

Minnesota Vikings (27-17 win over Arizona)

CB Xavier Rhodes: recorded five solo tackles.

RB Dalvin Cook: Despite going through practice as a full participant earlier in the week, Cook was considered a game time decision and eventually ruled out with a hamstring injury that has been nagging him since week one.

New England Patriots

TE Ryan Izzo: (Injured Reserve)

New Orleans Saints

CB P.J. Williams: BYE

CB Patrick Robinson: (Injured Reserve)

OT Rick Leonard: (practice squad)

New York Giants (34-13 loss to Philadelphia)

DE Mario Edwards Jr: didn’t record any stats in New York’s Thursday night loss to the Eagles.

New York Jets (42-34 win over Indianapolis)

S Terrance Brooks: recorded two solo tackles in a shootout with the Colts.

Oakland Raiders (27-3 loss to Seattle)

C Rodney Hudson: is very good. Unfortunately, the Raiders are not.

Philadelphia Eagles (34-13 win over the New York Giants)

DB Ronald Darby: did well in coverage and was tasked with covering wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for a large portion of the evening. Darby finished the game with two solo tackles and four passes defended.

DE Josh Sweat: wasn’t able to record any stats, but did play a role in getting pressure to Eli Manning as he was rotated in, even playing as an interior defensive linemen.

LB Nigel Bradham: handed Eli Manning one of the four total sacks he suffered on the evening. Bradham also recorded six solo tackles, a pass defended and a QB hit.

DT Timmy Jernigan: (Injured Reserve)

Pittsburgh Steelers (28-21 win over Cincinnati)

LB Vince Williams: after missing last week due to injury, Williams returned and led his team in tackles with seven (six solo). Williams also got to the quarterback for a sack and a a QB hit, as well as a TFL.

LB Matthew Thomas: didn’t record any stats.

San Francisco 49ers

LB Dekoda Watson: (plays Monday night)

Seattle Seahawks (27-3 win over Oakland)

K Sebastian Janikowski: was 2/2 on field goals and a perfect 3/3 on his extra points.

Los Angeles Chargers (38-14 win over Cleveland)

S Derwin James: recorded five tackles (four solo), half a sack, and a QB hit. James continues earning praise from national media as he increases his odds for winning DROY.

Los Angeles Rams (23-20 win over Denver)

S Lamarcus Joyner: tied for the team lead in tackles with seven (five solo). Joyner also recorded a sack and a TFL.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (34-29 loss to Atlanta)

QB Jameis Winston: In his first start since returning from suspension, Winston put up impressive numbers despite a slow start. Winston threw for 395 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions as the Buccaneers fell short in Atlanta.

Despite a solid performance in his return, Winston’s two interceptions put him in a category no quarterback wants to be in.

LS Garrison Sanborn: handled long snapping duties.

DB Javien Elliot: recorded one solo tackle. He was one of just four active corners for the Buccaneers.

WR Bobo Wilson: (practice squad)

Washington Redskins (23-17 win over Carolina)

RB Chris Thompson: Another former FSU running back sidelined with injury. Thompson was ruled out with rib and knee injuries.

K Dustin Hopkins: was a perfect 3/3 on field goals with a long of 56. He also tacked on two extra points.