By Tim Linafelt
Seminoles.com Senior Writer
@Tim Linafelt on Twitter
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Big days for rookie linebacker Telvin Smith and veteran receiver Anquan Boldin highlighted Week 12 action for the Noles in the NFL.
Here’s a look around the league.
Oakland 24, Kansas City 20
Raiders: RT Menelik Watson started and was flagged once for holding. K Sebastian Janikowski made a 40-yard field goal.
Cleveland 26, Atlanta 24
Browns: WR Rodney Smith was inactive.
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman carried five times for seven yards. RB Antone Smith is out for the season with a fractured leg.
Chicago 21, Tampa Bay 13
Bears: LB Christian Jones made five tackles and recovered a fumble.
Indianapolis 23, Jacksonville 3
Colts: LB Bjoern Werner started and had five tackles (one for loss).
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith led the team with 13 tackles (two for loss) and two fumble recoveries. LB Geno Hayes had three tackles.
Green Bay 24, Minnesota 21
Packers: NT Letroy Guion started and made three tackles.
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started and had three tackles and two passes defended. QB Christian Ponder did not play.
New England 34, Detroit 9
Patriots: C Bryan Stork started.
Lions: DT Andre Fluellen had one tackle.
Philadelphia 43, Tennessee 24
Titans: LB Kamerion Wimbley started and made one tackle. RB/KR Leon Washington returned three kicks for 94 yards, including a long of 44.
San Diego 27, St. Louis 24
Rams: CB Lamarcus Joyner was inactive.
Seattle 19, Arizona 3
Cardinals: CB Antonio Cromartie started and made one tackle. DT Darnell Dockett is on injured reserve (knee).
Denver 39, Miami 36
Broncos: CB Tony Carter was inactive.
San Francisco 17, Washington 13
49ers: WR Anquan Boldin started and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass. He finished with nine receptions for 137 yards and also made a tackle after a turnover. DE Cornellius Carradine had two tackles. LB Nick Moody played by did not record any statistics.
Dallas 31, New York Giants 28
Cowboys: LB Dekoda Watson played but did not record any statistics.
Giants: WR Preston Parker started and had one catch for 16 yards.
Baltimore at New Orleans, Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Ravens: DT Timmy Jernigan has 11 tackles and a sack in six games. S Terrence Brooks has 18 tackles (15 solo), two passes defended and a fumble recovery in eight games.
Saints: DT Brodrick Bunkley has started all 10 games and has 16 tackles.
Buffalo vs. New York Jets, Monday, 8:30 p.m.
Bills: LB Nigel Bradham has started all eight games in which he’s played. He has 63 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, an interception and three passes defended. LS Garrison Sanborn has played in 10 games. QB EJ Manuel has completed 76 of his 131 attempts for 838 yards and five touchdowns. He’s thrown three interceptions.
Bye weeks: Carolina, Pittsburgh
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin has 52 catches for a team-high 768 yards and eight TDs. K Graham Gano is 18 for 22 on field goal attempts.
Steelers: LB Lawrence Timmons has started each game and leads the team with 91 tackles. No other Steeler has more than 51. Timmons also has two sacks. LB Vince Williams has 16 tackles and a sack.