TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Big days for a pair of fan-favorite Florida State running backs highlighted Week 2 for the Noles in the NFL. Chris Thompson continued his hot start to the season to the season by averaging 25.7 yards per carry and scoring a pair of touchdowns – including a 61-yarder – to help Washington win on the road. Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman also found the end zone twice to lift Atlanta to a big, early-season win over Green Bay.
Here’s a lap around the league:
Houston 13, Cincinnati 9
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.
Baltimore 24, Cleveland 10
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.
Carolina 9, Buffalo 3
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and led the team in catches (six) and receiving yards (77). K Graham Gano was 3 for 3 on field-goal attempts (34, 28, 20 yards).
Bills: TE Nick O’Leary did not record any statistics.
Tennessee 37, Jacksonville 16
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started, had a team-high eight tackles (one for loss) and caught one interception. CB Jalen Ramsey started and made two tackles. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.
Kansas City 27, Philadelphia 20
Chiefs: OL Cameron Erving did not play. LB Terrance Smith did not record any statistics.
Eagles: DT Timmy Jernigan started, made four tackles (one for loss), recorded half a sack and had one QB hurry. LB Nigel Bradham started and made four tackles. CB Patrick Robinson had two tackles. CB Ronald Darby (ankle) was inactive.
New England 36, New Orleans 20
Saints: CB P.J. Williams started, defended one pass and had a team-high 10 tackles.
Pittsburgh 26, Minnesota 9
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started and had four tackles (one for loss) a sack and a QB hurry.
Vikings: RB Dalvin Cook started and carried 12 times for 64 yards. He also caught two passes but did not gain any yardage. CB Xavier Rhodes started, made five tackles and defended one pass. Lined up primarily against Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown, Rhodes helped limit the Steelers’ star to just 62 yards on five catches.
Tampa Bay 29, Chicago 7
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston completed 18 of 30 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. LS Garrison Sanborn handled long-snapping duties. CB Javien Elliott was inactive. WR Bobo Wilson was inactive.
Bears: NT Eddie Goldman started and made three tackles (one for loss), one sack and one QB hurry. LB Christian Jones had six tackles.
Miami 19, Los Angeles Chargers 17
Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons was inactive.
Oakland 45, New York Jets 20
Raiders: DE Mario Edwards Jr. started, made three tackles (two for loss) and had 1.5 sacks and two QB hurries. C Rodney Hudson started. QB EJ Manuel did not play. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.
Jets: S Terrence did not record any statistics.
Denver 42, Dallas 17
Broncos: RT Menelik Watson started. DE DeMarcus Walker did not record any statistics.
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.
Washington 27, Los Angeles Rams 20
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson carried three times for 77 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 29 yards. K Dustin Hopkins was 2 for 3 on field goals (makes from 44, 22 yards; miss from 51 yards) and 3 for 3 on extra points.
Rams: S Lamarcus Joyner started and made nine tackles.
Seattle 12, San Francisco 9
49ers: DT Cornellius Carradine made three tackles (one for loss), one sack and two QB hurries. LB Dekoda Watson made two tackles on special teams.
Atlanta 34, Green Bay 23
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman started, carried 19 times for 84 yards, scored two rushing touchdowns and caught two passes for 16 yards.
Monday Night Football: Detroit at New York Giants
Giants: OL Bobby Hart is the team’s regular starter at right tackle. WR Travis Rudolph is on the practice squad.