TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A pair of dominant efforts from Telvin Smith and Jalen Ramsey highlighted Week 5 for the Noles in the NFL. Smith and Ramsey, two of the standouts from FSU’s 2013 defense, each had interceptions, with Smith returning his for a touchdown that sparked Jacksonville’s 30-9 victory at Pittsburgh.
Receiver Kelvin Benjamin also found his stride, hauling in a beautiful, 31-yard touchdown pass for the Panthers.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 8, 2017
Here’s a lap around the league:
New England 19, Tampa Bay 14
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston started and completed 26 of 46 passes for 334 yards and a touchdown. He added 11 rushing yards on three carries. LS Garrison Sanborn handled long-snapping. WR Jesus Wilson is on the practice squad.
Cincinnati 20, Buffalo 16
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.
Bills: TE Nick O’Leary caught five passes for 54 yards and also made a tackle.
New York Jets 17, Cleveland 14
Jets: S Terrence Brooks made one tackle.
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.
Carolina 27, Detroit 24
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. Graham Gano was 2 for 3 on field goals (makes from 44, 21, miss from 55) and 3 for 3 on extra points.
Miami 16, Tennessee 10
Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons started, made seven tackles and defended one pass.
Los Angeles Chargers 27, New York Giants 22
Giants: OL Bobby Hart started at right tackle. WR Travis Rudolph was promoted from the practice squad on Monday morning.
Philadelphia 34, Arizona 7
Eagles: DT Timmy Jernigan started, made two tackles (one for loss) and a QB hurry. LB Nigel Bradham started and led the team with eight tackles. CB Patrick Robinson started, made five tackles (one on special teams), defended three passes and blocked a field-goal attempt. CB Ronald Darby (ankle) is on injured reserve.
Jacksonville 30, Pittsburgh 9
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started, tied for the team high with 10 tackles (two for loss) and had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown. CB Jalen Ramsey started, made seven tackles, defended four passes and caught one interception, which he returned 15 yards.
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started, made eight tackles (one for loss), a sack and two QB hurries.
Seattle 16, Los Angeles Rams 10
Rams: DB Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) was inactive.
Baltimore 30, Oakland 17
Raiders: QB EJ Manuel started and completed 13 of 26 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown. He added 15 yards on two carries. OL Rodney Hudson started at center. DL Mario Edwards Jr. started and made two tackles (one for loss) and a QB hurry. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.
Green Bay 35, Dallas 31
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.
Kansas City 42, Houston 34
Chiefs: OL Cameron Erving started at right guard. LB Terrance Smith made a tackle on special teams.
Monday Night Football: Minnesota at Chicago
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes, RB Dalvin Cook (injured reserve, knee)
Bears: LB Christian Jones, NT Eddie Goldman
Atlanta (RB Devonta Freeman), Denver (OL Menelik Watson, DE DeMarcus Walker), New Orleans (CB P.J. Williams), Washington (RB Chris Thompson, K Dustin Hopkins)