November 20, 2017 - by
Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 11

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Ronald Darby made his anticipated return from an ankle injury during Philadelphia’s 37-9 rout of the Dallas Cowboys, and the former Florida State standout made sure it was worth the wait. Darby led the Eagles with eight tackles and grabbed an interception as part of a dominant effort for Philadelphia. Elsewhere, Darby’s teammate Nigel Bradham found the end zone with a 37-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, and Telvin Smith put his stamp on another Jaguars victory with an interception and a fumble recovery in the end zone.

Here’s a lap around the league.

Pittsburgh 40, Tennessee 17
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started, made seven tackles (two for loss) and added one sack and three quarterback hurries.

Tampa Bay 30, Miami 20
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) was inactive. CB Javien Elliott played but did not record any statistics. LS Garrison Sanborn handled long-snapping duties. WR Jesus Wilson is on the practice squad.
Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons started and made six tackles.

Detroit 27, Chicago 24
Bears: NT Eddie Goldman started, made two tackles (one for loss) and had a QB hurry. LB Christian Jones started and led the team with eight tackles (one for loss), one sack and one QB hurry.

Jacksonville 19, Cleveland 7
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started, made five tackles and one interception, and sealed the game with a fumble recovery in the end zone for a touchdown. CB Jalen Ramsey started, had a team-high six tackles and defended one pass. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.

Minnesota 24, Los Angeles Rams 7
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started and made two tackles. RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is on injured reserve.
Rams: DB Lamarcus Joyner started, made four tackles and defended one pass.

New Orleans 34, Washington 31
Saints: CB P.J. Williams made eight tackles.
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson ran four times for 17 yards and caught one pass for a 16-yard touchdown. He was injured during the game, and the team later announced that he had a fibula fracture and would need season-ending surgery. K Dustin Hopkins (hip) is on injured reserve.

New York Giants 12, Kansas City 9
Giants: WR Travis Rudolph caught three passes for 34 yards. OL Bobby Hart did not play.
Chiefs: OL Cam Erving played as a reserve. LB Terrance Smith contributed on special teams.

Los Angeles Chargers 54, Buffalo 24
Bills: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and caught one pass for 20 yards. He was injured during the game. TE Nick O’Leary caught one pass for eight yards.

Cincinnati 20, Denver 17
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.
Broncos: DE DeMarcus Walker was inactive. OL Menelik Watson (foot) is on injured reserve.

New England 33, Oakland 8
Raiders: C Rodney Hudson started, DE Mario Edwards started but did not record any statistics, QB EJ Manuel did not play. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.

Philadelphia 37, Dallas 9
Eagles: OL Nigel Bradham started, made six tackles, recovered a fumble and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. DT Timmy Jernigan started, made three tackles (one for loss) and had one sack. CB Patrick Robinson started, made four tackles and defended one pass. CB Ronald Darby returned from short-term injured reserve, led the team with eight tackles, had one interception and defended two passes.
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.

Monday Night Football: Atlanta at Seattle
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman

Bye weeks: Carolina (PK Graham Gano), New York Jets (DB Terrence Brooks), 49ers (DE Cornellius Carradine, LB Dekoda Watson)

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