TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As the NFL’s regular season nears its conclusion, several Noles in the pros have either clinched or are zeroing in on their spots in the league’s playoffs. Pittsburgh (Vince Williams), Jacksonville (Telvin Smith, Jalen Ramsey, Rashad Greene), Philadelphia (Timmy Jernigan, Nigel Bradham, Ronald Darby, Patrick Robinson) and Minnesota (Dalvin Cook, Xavier Rhodes) have all punched their postseason tickets, with many more all but assured of a spot with two weeks to go.
Here’s a lap around the league:
Denver 25, Indianapolis 13
Broncos: DE DeMarcus Walker was inactive. OL Menelik Watson (foot) is on injured reserve
Detroit 20, Chicago 10
Bears: NT Eddie Goldman started but did not record any statistics. LB Christian Jones played but did not record any statistics.
Kansas City 30, Los Angeles 13
Chiefs: OL Cameron Erving played as a reserve. LB Terrance Smith played but did not record any statistics.
Buffalo 24, Miami 16
Bills: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and caught two passes for 20 yards. TE Nick O’Leary caught two passes for 33 yards.
Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons started and made four tackles.
Carolina 31, Green Bay 24
Panthers: K Graham Gano was 1 for 1 on field goals (33 yards) and 4 for 4 on extra points.
Baltimore 27, Cleveland 10
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.
Jacksonville 45, Houston 7
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started and made three tackles. CB Jalen Ramsey started and made four tackles. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.
Minnesota 34, Cincinnati 7
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started and made four tackles. RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is on injured reserve.
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.
New Orleans 31, New York Jets 19
Saints: CB P.J. Williams made one tackle.
Jets: S Terrence Brooks made one tackle.
Philadelphia 34, New York Giants 29
Eagles: LB Nigel Bradham stared, made 11 tackles (one for loss) and defended a pass. CB Ronald Darby started, had five tackles, defended three passes and had a 37-yard interception. NT Timmy Jernigan started and made one tackle. CB Patrick Robinson made four tackles and defended a pass.
Giants: OL Bobby Hart started at right tackle. WR Travis Rudolph was inactive.
Washington 20, Arizona 15
Redskins: K Dustin Hopkins was 2 for 2 on field goals (32, 24 yards) and 2 for 2 on extra points in his return from IR. RB Chris Thompson (knee) is on injured reserve.
Los Angeles Rams 42, Seattle 7
Rams: S Lamarcus Joyner started, made three tackles and forced a fumble.
New England 27, Pittsburgh 24
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started, made three tackles and caught a 13-yard interception.
San Francisco 25, Tennessee Titans 23
49ers: DE Cornellius Carradine had one tackle. 0.5 sacks and a QB hurry. LB Dekoda Watson played but did not record any statistics.
Dallas 20, Oakland 17
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.
Raiders: OL Rodney Hudson started at center. DE Mario Edwards Jr. was inactive. QB EJ Manuel did not play. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.
Monday Night Football: Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, CB Javien Elliott, LS Garrison Sanborn, WR Jesus Wilson