Both Plaxico Burress and Eric Smith had good games for the Jets on Sunday Night Football, but it was not enough: the Patriots trounced New York 37-16. Burress started at wide receiver, catching three passes, including a seven-yard touchdown, for 39 yards. Smith started at safety, racking up five tackles and two assists. New England quarterback Brian Hoyer did not play.

 

The Bears’ Kellen Davis started at tight end but recorded no stats in Chicago’s 37-13 declawing of the Lions. Detroit quarterback Drew Stanton was not active for the game.

 

Domata Peko and Kyle Cook contributed for the Bengals in the team’s showdown with the Steelers, but Pittsburgh prevailed, 24-17. Peko recorded three assists, half a sack, and one quarterback hit while starting at defensive tackle. Cook started at center.

 

Wide out Derrick Mason reeled in one ball for sixteen yards for the Texans in Houston’s 37-9 thrashing of the Buccaneers.

 

Baltimore’s Brandon McKinney had three assists in the Ravens’ 22-17 defeat at the hands of the Seahawks.

 

Dave Rayner was picked up by the Bills before Buffalo’s showdown with the Cowboys. Rayner missed a field goal of 52 yards, which sailed wide left, and the Bills missed an opportunity to gain momentum heading into the second half of the season. Dallas won by the score of 44-7.

 

Punter Brandon Fields had a quiet day, as the Dolphins picked up their second win a row, this time against the Redskins, 20-9. Fields had one punt for 49 yards on the day.

 

Both Greg Jones and Devin Thomas saw the field for the Giants, as New York fell to the 49ers, 27-20. Jones had three tackles, while Thomas recorded no stats.

 

Blair White was placed on the Colts’ injured reserve list (because of a knee injury) the day before the team’s 17-3 loss to the Jaguars. Chris Rucker had one special teams tackle for the Colts in the game.

 

Running back Javon Ringer stayed busy for the Titans in his squad’s 30-3 triumph over the Panthers. Ringer rushed six times for 19 yards and had one reception for seven yards.