September 25, 2017 - by
Noles In The NFL: Week 3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – DBU? RBU? How about both? Former Seminoles on Sunday made their case for the best group of running backs and defensive backs in the NFL. Four different FSU DBs – Terrence Brooks, Jalen Ramsey, P.J. Williams and Patrick Robinson – logged a total of five interceptions during Week 3, while three different Seminole running backs – Dalvin Cook, Devonta Freeman and Chris Thompson – all found the end zone.

Thompson in particular has enjoyed a torrid start to the season. The fan-favorite has scored four of Washington’s seven total touchdowns this year, and he’s totaled 350 yards in three games.

Here’s a lap around the league:

Los Angeles 41, San Francisco 39
Rams: FS Lamarcus Joyner started and made two tackles before leaving with an injury in the second quarter.
49ers: DL Cornellius Carradine started, made two tackles and recorded one QB hurry. LB Dekoda Watson made one tackle on special teams.

Jacksonville 44, Baltimore 7
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started, led the team with seven tackles, recovered a fumble and returned it 52 yards. CB Jalen Ramsey started and had two tackles and an interception. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.

Buffalo 26, Denver 16
Bills: TE Nick O’Leary caught one pass for 31 yards.
Broncos: OL Menelik Watson started at right tackle. DE DeMarcus Walker registered one QB hurry.

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.

Chicago 23, Pittsburgh 17 (OT)
Bears: NT Eddie Goldman started and made two tackles. LB Christian Jones made one tackle.
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started and made seven tackles (one for loss).

Atlanta 30, Detroit 26
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman started, carried 21 times for 106 yards and a touchdown, and caught three passes for 32 yards.


Indianapolis 31, Cleveland 28
Browns: OL Roderick Johnson (knee) is on injured reserve.

Minnesota 34, Tampa Bay 17
Vikings: RB Dalvin Cook started, carried 27 times for 97 yards and his first touchdown, and caught five passes for 72 yards.
Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston started and was 28 of 40 for 328 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. DB Javien Elliott played but did not record any statistics. LS Garrison Sanborn handled long-snapping duties.

New York Jets 20, Miami 6
Jets: DB Terrence Brooks caught two interceptions and returned them for a total of 13 yards.
Dolphins: LB Lawrence Timmons was inactive.

Sep 24, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets safety Terrence Brooks (23) intercepts a pass intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo (88) on a fake punt in the 2nd half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 27, New York Giants 24
Eagles: DT Timmy Jernigan started, made three tackles (one for loss) and registered one QB hurry. LB Nigel Bradham started and made eight tackles. CB Patrick Robinson started, made five tackles (one for loss) defended three passes and caught an interception. CB Ronald Darby (ankle) is on injured reserve.

Green Bay 27, Cincinnati 24 (OT)
Bengals: WR Kermit Whitfield is on the practice squad.

Kansas City 24, Los Angeles Chargers 10
Chiefs: OL Cameron Erving did not play. LB Terrance Smith did not record any statistics.

Washington 27, Oakland 10|
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson totaled 188 yards (eight carries, 38 yards; six catches, 150 yards) and caught a 22-yard touchdown pass. K Dustin Hopkins was 2 for 3 on field goals (makes from 28, 23 yards, miss wide left from 52 yards).
Raiders: C Rodney Hudson started at center. DE Mario Edwards Jr. started and made one tackle. K Sebastian Janikowski (back) is on injured reserve.

Monday Night Football: Dallas at Arizona
Cowboys: CB Marquez White is on the practice squad.


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