Making his fifth career start, Miami rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passed for a career-high 296 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions for a 97.8 rating in the Dolphins' 19-7 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
Tagovailoa is just the second quarterback in the Super Bowl era with at least one touchdown pass and zero interceptions in each of his first five career starts, joining Jeff Kemp.
He improved to 4-1 as a starter.
Two other item of note:
1) Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had his first career touchdown pass in the NFL:
2) When Seattle safety Jamal Adams notched a sack against the New York Giants it gave him 7.5 on the season. He's tied with former Alabama safety Roman Harper (7.5 sacks in 2011) for the second-most sacks by a defensive back in a single season since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic. Only Adrian Wilson (eight sacks in 2005) had more.
Josh Jacobs Rules Out Against Jets
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the New York Jets due to a right ankle injury suffered last week against the Atlanta Falcons.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden made the announcement on Friday, contrasting a statement that the coach made earlier this week on Monday where he said that Jacobs would be ready for this week's game in New York.
"I was optimistic that they would both play in New York, or New Jersey, but I was wrong," Gruden said Friday to the media. "I've been wrong a lot lately, but we hope to have those guys back next week. If we don't, we'll carry on. We've got capable players and we'll be ready to play."
Jacobs was injured while stretching out for more yards in Atlanta during the Raiders' 43-6 loss. Prior to his injury, Jacobs was averaging 3.8 yards per carry and has crossed the goal line for a touchdown nine times this season.
Derrick Henry Seeks History
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry has had such a successful season that this has almost seemed like a Derrick Henry tracker at times.
This week, the former Alabama standout and Heisman Trophy winner has yet another stern test as he seeks to become the first player to lead the NFL in rushing yards in consecutive seasons since Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006-07.
Henry, who paced the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards in 2019, has 1,257 yards on 256 carries and 12 touchdowns. He's opened up a lead on Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings (1,130 yards, 219 attempts and 13 touchdowns), while no one else has more than 890 yards.
Henry has topped 100 rushing yards in three straight games, including last week's 178 and three touchdowns against the Colts.
Tennessee hosts Cleveland in a matchup of 8-3 teams on Sunday. The last time they teams played, Henry had 159 scrimmage yards (84 rushing, 75 passing) and two touchdowns.
An interesting twist to this meeting is that the Browns have the league's top rushing offense overall, averaging 161.4 yards per game.
The Browns are off to their best start since they were also 8-3 in 1994, while the Titans have their best record through 11 games since they were 10-1 in 2008.
Matchup of the Week
Amari Cooper vs. Marlon Humphrey has the potential to be one of the best matchups of the season, but a lot will depend on the teams. While the Ravens are in the middle of a coronavirus outbreak, which has led to the game being rescheduled for Tuesday night, one has to wonder how the Cowboys might try and keep Cooper away from Humphrey. Cooper had six catches for 112 yards last week against Washington.
NFL Week 13 moves
• Browns place safety Ronnie Harrison on Reserve/Injured list
• Giants name long-snapper Carson Tinker a practice squad protection
• Ravens offensive lineman D.J. Fluker activated from Reserve/Covid-19 list (in time for Wednesday's Week 12 game)
• Steelers defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs activated from Reserve/Covid-19 list (in time for Wednesday's Week 12 game)
• Cardinals activate Safety Deionte Thompson from the Reserve/Covid-19 list
• Cornerback Anthony Averett had his status changed by the Ravens to Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return
• Bengals place Defensive Back Tony Brown on the Injured Reserve (hamstring)
• Ravens activate Running Back Mark Ingram II from Reserve/Covid-19 list
• Cornerback Anthony Averett (Ravens) has been activated, from the Injured Reserved (shoulder), ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys
• Cowboys elevate Cornerback Saivion Smith from the practice squad. He will be available for Tuesday night's game.
Sunday, December 6
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons, noon CT, FOX
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears, noon, FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, noon, CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins, noon, CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings, noon, CBS
Las Vegas Raiders at New York Jets, noon, CBS
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans, noon, CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals, 3 p.m., FOX
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks, 3 p.m., FOX
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers, 3:25 p.m, CBS
New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers, 3:25 p.m., CBS
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, 7:20 p.m., NBC
Washington Football Team at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:00 p.m. (TBD)
Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers (at Arizona), 7:15 p.m., ESPN
Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens, 7:05 p.m., FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Byes: Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 13 Notes
• The Week 12 matchup between the Ravens and Steelers was just the third Wednesday NFL game since 1941. The other two were both season openers: Sept. 5, 2012, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants, 24-17, and on Sept. 22, 1948, the Los Angeles Rams scored 44-7 home win over the Detroit Lions.
• You probably heard about Tyreek Hill having a career-high 13 receptions for a career-best 269 yards and three touchdowns last week. He became the sixth player with two career games of at least 10 receptions, 200 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in NFL history, joining Jerry Rice, Chad Johnson, Art Powell and two former Crimson Tide players, Don Hutson and Cooper.
• While Henry leads the league in rushing, Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is second among former Crimson Tide players, and fifth overall, with 782 (Kenyan Drake is sixth at 719). He's also tied for fifth in rushing touchdowns with nine, after notching one in three of his last four games. Among those trying to stop him this week is Quinnen Williams, who has having a big season with the Jets.
The Bama in the NFL Database
This story will be continually updated through Monday's game