Defensive tackle Domata Peko was a big problem for the Texans, but he and the Bengals still fell to Houston, 20-19. Peko recorded three tackles, four assists, and a tackle for loss on the day. Fellow Bengal Kyle Cook started at center. Wide receiver Derrick Mason saw the field for the Texans but did not record any stats in his teamâ€™s win.
Brandon Fields had an excellent day at punter for the Dolphins in a 26-10 loss to the Eagles. Fields punted six times for a 53.5 yard average, with his longest punt being 59 yards.
The Jet-Spartan duo of Eric Smith and Plaxico Burress watched the Jets soar again in a 37-10 victory over the Chiefs. Smith starred at safety, racking up two tackles, three assists, a sack (for 13 yards), a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit. Burress had a quieter day, as he started at wide receiver but had no stats.
Kellen Davis started at tight end for the Bears but recorded no stats in his teamâ€™s 13-10 overtime defeat dealt by the Broncos.
The Coltsâ€™ Chris Rucker started at cornerback in a 24-10 loss to the Ravens. Rucker recorded three tackles and two assists in the game. On the opposing sidelines, Brandon McKinney was idle for Baltimore.
Linebacker Greg Jones and wide receiver Devin Thomas both saw the field, but neither recorded any stats in the Giantsâ€™ thrilling 37-34 triumph over the Cowboys.
The Panthers signed defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo on December 7th. Nwagbuo, in his first appearance for Carolina, had one tackle in the Panthersâ€™ 31-23 defeat at the hands of the Falcons.
Quarterback Drew Stanton was not active for the Lions in Detroitâ€™s 34-28 win over the Vikings.
The Titansâ€™ Javon Ringer caught one pass for eleven yards at running back, as the squad lost 22-17 to the Saints.
Brian Hoyer did not play at quarterback for the Patriots in New Englandâ€™s 34-17 trouncing of the Redskins.
Kicker Dave Rayner connected on one of two field goals and nailed an extra point in the Billsâ€™ embarrassing 37-10 defeat to the Chargers. Rayner hit one field goal from 37 yards and missed (wide right) one from 53 yards out.