TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Kelvin Benjamin scored a decisive touchdown for the Carolina Panthers, and a trio of former FSU stars — Nigel Bradham, Timmy Jernigan and Patrick Robinson – led a stifling defensive effort for the Philadelphia Eagles in a busy Week 8 for the Noles in the NFL.
Here’s a lap around the league:
Baltimore 40, Miami 0
Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons started and had a team high 13 tackles.
Minnesota 33, Cleveland 16
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started, made four tackles and defended one pass. RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is on injured reserve.
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.
Buffalo 34, Oakland 14
Bills: TE Nick O’Leary caught one pass for five yards.
Raiders: OL Rodney Hudson started at center. DE Mario Edwards Jr. started, made two tackles and had one QB hurry. QB EJ Manuel did not play. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.
Cincinnati 24, Indianapolis 23
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.
New Orleans 20, Chicago 12
Saints: CB P.J. Williams played but did not record any statistics.
Bears: LB Christian Jones started, made seven tackles and recovered a fumble. DT Eddie Goldman started and made four tackles.
Atlanta 25, New York Jets 20
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman started, carried 12 times for 41 yards and caught one pass for 20 yards.
Jets: DB Terrence Brooks made two tackles.
Philadelphia 33, San Francisco 10
Eagles: LB Nigel Bradham started, made five tackles and defended a pass. DT Timmy Jernigan started and made two tackles (one for loss) and a QB hurry. CB Patrick Robinson started, made two tackles (one for loss) and defended a pass. CB Ronald Darby (ankle) was inactive.
49ers: LB Dekoda Watson made two tackles. DE Cornellius Carradine (ankle) is on injured reserve.
Carolina 17, Tampa Bay 3
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. K Graham Gano was 1 for 1 on field goals (28 yards) and 2 for 2 on extra points. K Roberto Aguayo is on the practice squad.
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston started and completed 21 of 38 passes for 210 yards and two interceptions. DB Javien Elliott made two tackles. LS Garrison Sanborn handled long-snapping. WR Jesus Wilson is on the practice squad.
Dallas 33, Washington 19
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson rushed four times for 18 yards, caught eight passes for 76 yards and returned three kicks for 61 yards. K Dustin Hopkins (hip) is on injured reserve.
Pittsburgh 20, Detroit 15
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started and made eight tackles.
Monday Night Football: Denver at Kansas City
Broncos: OL Menelik Watson, DE DeMarcus Walker
Chiefs: OL Cameron Erving, LB Terrance Smith
Bye weeks: Jacksonville (CB Jalen Ramsey, LB Telvin Smith, WR Rashad Greene), New York Giants (OL Bobby Hart, WR Travis Rudolph), Los Angeles Rams (DB Lamarcus Joyner).