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Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 1

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The NFL is back and, as usual, Florida State is well represented across the league. Including practice-squad players, there are 42 former Seminoles on NFL rosters. A record-breaking night by Dalvin Cook in his NFL debut, as well as a highlight-reel touchdown from Chris Thompson and a 29-yard interception return for a touchdown by Lamarcus Joyner, topped the standout performances from the weekend. Running back Devonta Freeman found the end zone for the Atlanta Falcons, too.

Here’s a lap around the league:

Kansas City 42, New England 27
Chiefs: OL Cam Erving did not play. LB Terrance Smith made one tackle on special teams, but the play was nullified by a penalty on an opposing player. LB Ukeme Eligwe made one tackle on special teams.

Buffalo 21, New York Jets 12
Bills: TE Nick O’Leary started and made one catch for 22 yards.
Jets: S Terrence Brooks started and made two tackles. TE Will Tye caught three passes for 34 yards.

Atlanta 23, Chicago 17
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman started and carried 12 times for 37 yards and one touchdown. He also added two receptions for two yards.
Bears: NT Eddie Goldman started and made one tackle and one QB hurry. LB Christian Jones made one tackle on special teams.

Baltimore 20, Cincinnati 0
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.

Pittsburgh 21, Cleveland 18
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started and made four tackles.
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson did not play.

Jacksonville 29, Houston 7
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started and made two tackle. CB Jalen Ramsey started and made two tackles.

Oakland 26, Tennessee 16
Raiders: DE Mario Edwards started, made three tackles and was credited with half a sack. C Rodney Hudson started at center. QB EJ Manuel did not play. K Sebastian Janikowski is on injured reserve.

Philadelphia 30, Washington 17
Eagles: LB Nigel Bradham started and made four tackles. DT Timmy Jernigan started and made six tackles and a sack. CB Patrick Robinson made four tackles. CB Ronald Darby started and made one tackle before leaving the game with an ankle injury.
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson carried three times for four yards and caught four passes for 52 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown. K Dustin Hopkins was 1 for 1 on field goals (33) and 2 for 2 on extra points.

 

Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 1

 Los Angeles Rams 46, Indianapolis 9
Rams: FS Lamarcus Joyner started, made four tackles, defended two passes and returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown.

Carolina 23, San Francisco 3
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and caught one pass for 25 yards. K Graham Gano was 3 for 3 on field goals (39, 36, 20 yards) and 2 for 2 on extra points.

49ers: DE Tank Carradine started and made two tackles. LB Dekoda Watson made two tackles.

Dallas 19, New York Giants 3
Giants: RT Bobby Hart started. WR Travis Rudolph is on the practice squad.
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.

Minnesota 29, New Orleans 19
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started and made four tackles. RB Dalvin Cook started and carried 22 times for 127 yards to break the Vikings’ rookie rushing record previously held by Adrian Peterson. He also added three catches for 10 yards.
Saints: CB P.J. Williams started and made eight tackles in his return to the lineup after missing most of the 2016 season with an injury.

 

Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 1

Denver 24, Losa Angeles Chargers 21, 10:20 p.m.
Broncos: RT Menelik Watson started and made one tackle after a turnover. DE DeMarcus Walker played as a reserve.

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