October 2, 2017 - by
Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 4

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A game-winning field goal from Graham Gano and a breakout performance for Jameis Winston highlight Week 4 for the Noles in the NFL.

Gano sealed one of the more surprising upsets of the early NFL season with a 48-yarder that lifted the Carolina Panthers to a win at New England.

And Winston threw three touchdown passes in Tampa Bay’s 25-23 win over the Giants, including a 58-yarder to tight end O. J. Howard.

The news, however, wasn’t all good, as rookie running back Dalvin Cook suffered a knee injury that was later revealed to be a torn ACL during the Vikings’ 14-7 loss to Detroit.  With his promising first year cut short, Cook finishes the season with 354 rushing yards, 90 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Here’s a lap around the league:

Green Bay 35, Chicago 14
Bears: NT Eddie Goldman started and made two tackles. LB Christian Jones started and made five tackles.

New Orleans 20, Miami 0
Saints: CB P.J. Williams played but did not record any statistics. LB Lawrence Timmons started and made a team-high six tackles (one for loss) and one QB hurry in his debut with the Dolphins.

Buffalo 23, Atlanta 17
Bills: TE Nick O’Leary started but did not record any statistics.
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman totaled 78 yards (18 carries, 58 yards; two catches, 20 yards) and ran for a one-yard touchdown.

New Orleans 34, Carolina 13
Saints: CB P.J. Williams started, made three tackles and grabbed his first career interception.
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin caught two passes for eight yards before leaving the game with an injury. K Graham Gano was 2 for 2 on field goals (48, 32 yards) and 1 for 1 on extra points.

Pittsburgh 26, Baltimore 9
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started and made three tackles.

Cincinnati 31, Cleveland 7
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.

Los Angeles Rams 35, Dallas 30
Rams: DB Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) was inactive.
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.

Detroit 14, Minnesota 7
Vikings: RB Dalvin Cook started and totaled 74 yards (13 carries, 66 yards; one catch, eight yards) and a touchdown before leaving the game with a knee injury.

Carolina 33, New England 30
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin caught four passes for 104 yards. K Graham Gano was 2 for 2 on field-goal attempts (48, 32 yards) and 4 for on extra points. Gano made a 48-yard field goal as time expired to give the Panthers the victory.

New York Jets 23, Jacksonville 20 (OT)
Jets: DB Terrence Brooks played but did not record any statistics.
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started and had a team-high 13 tackles (one for loss). CB Jalen Ramsey started, made four tackles and defended one pass. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.

Arizona 18, San Francisco 15 (OT)
49ers: LB Dekoda Watson played but did not record any statistics. DL Cornellius Carradine (ankle) is on injured reserve.

Philadelphia 26, Los Angeles Chargers 24
Eagles: DT Timmy Jernigan started and made two tackles (one for loss). LB Nigel Bradham started and made four tackles. CB Patrick Robinson made four tackles (one for loss) and defended one pass. CB Ronald Darby (ankle) is on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay 25, New York Giants 23
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston started and completed 22 of 38 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran four times for 12 yards. CB Javien Elliott played but did not record any statistics. LS Garrison Sanborn handled long-snapping. WR Jesus Wilson is on the practice squad.
Giants: RT Bobby Hart (ankle) was inactive. WR Travis Rudolph is on the practice squad.

Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Week 4

Denver 16, Oakland 10
Broncos: RT Menelik Watson started.
Raiders: C Rodney Hudson started. QB EJ Manuel completed 11 of 17 passes for 106 yards and one interception in relief of injured starter Derek Carr. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.

Monday Night Football: Washington at Kansas City
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson (119 rushing yards, 231 receiving yards; four total TDs), K Dustin Hopkins (5-7 field goals, long of 41; 8-8 PATs)
Chiefs: OL Cameron Erving (one appearance), LB Terrance Smith (three appearances)

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