January 4, 2016 - by
Noles In The NFL: Week 17

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The NFL’s regular season wrapped up on Sunday, and with it came the end of the year for many Noles in the NFL. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston capped off his first year by becoming just the third rookie in history to throw for 4,000 yards, joining Carolina’s Cam Newton and Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck.

Running back Devonta Freeman also finished a strong season by crossing the 1,000-yard mark in the Falcons’ finale.

Several Seminoles are moving on to the playoffs. Lawrence Timmons, Vince Williams (Steelers), Bryan Stork, Tre’ Jackson, Dekoda Watson (Patriots), Graham Gano (Panthers), Xavier Rhodes (Vikings), Chris Thompson, Dustin Hopkins (Redskins) and Letroy Guion (Packers) are all in the hunt for the Super Bowl.

Here’s a lap around the league:

NEW ORLEANS 20, ATLANTA 17
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman carried 24 times for 81 yards and added two catches for 18 yards and a touchdown. He finished the season with 1,061 rushing yards, 578 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns.

BUFFALO 22, NEW YORK JETS 17
Jets: CB Antonio Cromartie started and returned a kickoff 24 yards.
Bills: CB Ronald Darby started. RB Karlos Williams started and carried six times for 24 yards and a touchdown. He also added three yards on three receptions. TE Nick O’Leary was targeted once in the passing game. LB Nigel Bradham was inactive. LS Garrison Sanborn handled his duties. QB EJ Manuel played as a substitute.

DETROIT 24, CHICAGO 20
Lions: DT Andre Fluellen is on injured reserve.
Bears: LB Christian Jones started and made five tackles and a sack. NT Eddie Goldman is on injured reserve.

CINCINNATI 24, BALTIMORE 16
Ravens: DT Timmy Jernigan started and recorded six tackles. S Terrence Brooks played but did not record any statistics.

PITTSBURGH 28, CLEVELAND 12
Steelers: LB Lawrence Timmons started and recorded 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a QB hurry and a forced fumble. LB Vince Williams made three tackles.
Browns: OL Cameron Erving started at right guard.

WASHINGTON 34, DALLAS 23
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson carried seven times for 19 yards. K Dustin Hopkins was 2 for 2 on field goals (33 and 27 yards) and 4 for 4 on extra points.

HOUSTON 30, JACKSONVILLE 6
Jaguars: WR Rashad Greene caught one pass for five yards and returned four punts for 50 yards. LB Telvin Smith was inactive.

INDIANAPOLIS 30, TENNESSEE 24
Colts: OLB Bjoern Werner played but did not record any statistics.

MIAMI 20, NEW ENGLAND 10
Patriots: OL Bryan Stork started at center. OL Tre’ Jackson started at left tackle. LB Dekoda Watson made a special teams tackle.

PHILADELPHIA 35, NEW YORK GIANTS 30
Giants: OL Bobby Hart played a substitute.

CAROLINA 38, TAMPA BAY 10
Panthers: K Graham Gano made a 49-yard field goal and was 5 for 5 on extra points.
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston completed 29 of 47 passes for 325 yards and two interceptions, and added three carries for 14 yards and a touchdown.

DENVER 27, SAN DIEGO 20
Chargers: CB Patrick Robinson started, made two tackles and defended a pass.

KANSAS CITY 23, OAKLAND 17
Raiders: OL Rodney Hudson started at center. K Sebastian Janikowski made a 29-yard field goal and was 2 for 2 on extra points. DE Mario Edwards is on injured reserve.

SAN FRANCISCO 19, ST. LOUIS 16
49ers: WR Anquan Boldin made five catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. DT Cornellius Carradine finished with three tackles.
Rams: CB Lamarcus Joyner made seven tackles (one for loss).

MINNESOTA 20, GREEN BAY 13
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started and had an interception and three tackles.
Packers: DT Letroy Guion made three tackles.

Noles In The NFL: Week 17
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