January 1, 2018 - by
Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 17

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The NFL’s regular season is over, but the Noles in the NFL will be well represented when the league’s playoffs begin next week. Seminole who will be vying for a Super Bowl championship include: Vince Williams (Pittsburgh); Telvin Smith, Jalen Ramsey and Rashad Greene (Jacksonville); Cam Erving and Terrance Smith (Kansas City); Kelvin Benjamin and Nick O’Leary (Buffalo); Timmy Jernigan, Nigel Bradham, Patrick Robinson and Ronald Darby (Philadelphia); Xavier Rhodes and Dalvin Cook (Minnesota); Lamarcus Joyner (L.A. Rams); P.J. Williams (New Orleans); Graham Gano (Carolina); Devonta Freeman (Atlanta).

Here’s a lap around the league:

Minnesota 23, Chicago 10
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started, made four tackles and defended a pass. RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is on injured reserve.
Bears: DT Eddie Goldman started and made three tackles. LB Christian Jones made two tackles (one for loss).

New England 26, New York Jets 6
Jets: S Terrence Brooks made one tackle.

New York Giants 18, Washington 10
Giants: WR Travis Rudolph started and caught one pass for 29 yards.
Redskins: K Dustin Hopkins was 1 for 2 on field goals (make from 49 yards, short from 47) and 1 for 1 on extra points. RB Chris Thompson (knee) is on injured reserve.

Dallas 6, Philadelphia 0
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.
Eagles: CB Ronald Darby defended one pass. CB Patrick Robinson defended a pass and made one tackle. DT Timmy Jernigan and LB Nigel Bradham were inactive.

Pittsburgh 28, Cleveland 24
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started, had four tackles (one for loss), a seven-yard sack and two QB hurries.
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.

Atlanta 22, Carolina 10
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman started and totaled 108 yards (23 rushing, 85 receiving) and caught a 19-yard touchdown pass.
Panthers: K Graham Gano was 1 for 1 on field goals (42 yards) and 1 for 1 on extra points.

 

Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 17

Cincinnati 31, Baltimore 27
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.

Buffalo 22, Miami 16
Bills: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and caught two passes for 27 yards. TE Nick O’Leary caught one pass for 26 yards and a touchdown.
Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons started and made six tackles (one for loss).

 

Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 17

Tampa Bay 31, New Orleans 24
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston started and completed 28 of 51 passes for 363 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. WR Jesus Wilson rushed twice for four yards. CB Javien Elliott played but did not record any statistics. LS Garrison Sanborn handled long-snapping duties.
Saints: CB P.J. Williams started, made four tackles and defended a pass.

Tennessee 15, Jacksonville 10
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started, had a team-high nine tackles (one for loss) and blocked a kick. CB Jalen Ramsey started and made three tackles. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.

Kansas City 27, Denver 24
Chiefs: OL Cameron Erving started at left tackle. LB Terrance Smith started, made six tackles (one for loss), defended two passes and grabbed a seven-yard interception.
Broncos: DE DeMarcus Walker made three tackles (one for loss), one seven-yard sack and two QB hurries.

 

Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 17

Los Angeles Chargers 30, Oakland 10
Raiders: OL Rodney Hudson started at center. DE Mario Edwards started but did not record any statistics. QB EJ Manuel did not play. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.

San Francisco 34, Los Angeles Rams 13
49ers: DE Cornellius Carradine started and made three tackles. LB Dekoda Watson played but did not record any statistics.
Rams: S Lamarcus Joyner was inactive.

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