Your Week 12 Spartans in the NFL Report
The Spartan-Jet duo of Plaxico Burress and Eric Smith had another good week, as the Jets triumphed over the Bills, 28-24. Burress hauled in a fourteen-yard touchdown pass following Billsâ€™ wide out Stevie Johnsonâ€™s touchdown celebration, which mocked Burress and the Jets. Plaxico had a total of four receptions for 54 yards on the day. Safety Eric Smith recorded four tackles, a tackle for loss, and a special teams tackle. Billsâ€™ kicker Dave Rayner also had a busy day, booting one field goal for 53 yards and three extra points. He also had a special teams tackle in the contest.
The Ravensâ€™ Brandon McKinney played at defensive tackle but had no stats in the Ravensâ€™ 16-6 victory over the 49ers.
Punter Brandon Fields had another busy day for the Dolphins, as Miami lost 20-19 in a close contest with the Cowboys. Fields booted four punts for a 49.5 yard average, with his longest punt being of 58 yards.
Derrick Mason saw action at wide out for the Texans but recorded no stats in his teamâ€™s 20-13 win over the Jaguars.
Titansâ€™ running back Javon Ringer had a tough day in the teamâ€™s 23-17 triumph over the Buccaneers. Ringer rushed nine times for only twelve yards, caught four passes for six yards, and fumbled once.
The Bears, despite the best efforts of tight end Kellen Davis, fell to the Raiders 25-20. Davis reeled in a nine-yard touchdown pass and also had another catch for 16 yards in the game.
Brian Hoyer played at quarterback for the Patriots (but recorded no stats) in New Englandâ€™s 38-20 conquest of the Eagles.
Quarterback Drew Stanton watched from the sidelines as his team, the Lions, lost to the Packers in a Thanksgiving showdown, 27-15.
Domata Peko and Kyle Cook helped to lift the Bengals to a thrilling 23-20 victory over the Browns. Peko started at defensive tackle and had one tackle and two assists, while Cook started at center.
Coltsâ€™ defensive back Chris Rucker played but had no stats in the squadâ€™s 27-19 defeat at the hands of the Panthers.
The Giants were brought down to size in a 49-24 loss to the Saints on Monday Night Football. Greg Jones and Devin Thomas still found ways to contribute for the Giants. Jones picked up two tackles at middle linebacker, and Thomas caught one pass for twelve yards.