By Tim Linafelt
Seminoles.com Senior Writer
@Tim_Linafelt on Twitter
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Telvin Smith continued his outstanding rookie season, Christian Jones made big contributions for the Bears and a pair of former Florida State running backs found paydirt in Week 16 NFL action.
Here’s a look at how all the former Noles did in the regular season’s penultimate week.
JACKSONVILLE 21, TENNESSEE 13
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started and had a game-high 15 tackles (one for loss). LB Geno Hayes started but did not record any statistics.
Titans: RB/KR Leon Washington caught seven passes for 77 yards and a touchdown and added 11 yards on four carries. LB Kamerion Wimbley started and made one tackle.
WASHINGTON 27, PHILADELPHIA 24
Redskins: RB Chris Thompson caught three passes for five yards.
SAN DIEGO 38, SAN FRANCISCO 35 (OT)
49ers: WR Anquan Boldin started and caught seven passes for 61 yards. LB Nick Moody started and made seven tackles. DE Cornellius Carradine finished with two tackles.
CAROLINA 17, CLEVELAND 13
Panthers: WR Kelvin Benjamin started and caught five passes for 47 yards. K Graham Gano made a 23-yard field goal and two extra points. He missed a 49-yarder.
Browns: WR Rodney Smith was inactive.
DETROIT 20, CHICAGO 14
Lions: DT Andre Fluellen played but did not record any statistics.
Bears: LB Christian Jones started and had a game-high 11 tackles.
HOUSTON 25, BALTIMORE 13
Ravens: DT Timmy Jernigan started and made four tackles. S Terrence Brooks (knee) is out for the season.
MIAMI 37, MINNESOTA 35
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started and made five tackles (one for loss). QB Christian Ponder did not play.
ATLANTA 30, NEW ORLEANS 14
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman led the team with 36 yards and a touchdown on five carries and also caught three passes for 48 yards. RB Antone Smith is out for the season.
Saints: CB Patrick Robinson started and made three tackles. DT Brodrick Bunkley is out for the season.
NEW ENGLAND 17, NEW YORK JETS 16
Patriots: C Bryan Stork started.
PITTSBURGH 20, KANSAS CITY 12
Steelers: LB Lawrence Timmons started and had a game-high 13 tackles (one for loss). LB Vince Williams made six tackles (three on special teams) and recovered a fumble.
Chiefs: C Rodney Hudson started.
GREEN BAY 20, TAMPA BAY 3
Packers: DT Letroy Guion started but did not record any statistics.
NEW YORK GIANTS 37, ST. LOUIS 27
Giants: CB Mike Harris had five tackles (one for loss) and a pass defended. WR Preston Parker caught three passes for 32 yards and returned one kickoff for 24 yards. He was ejected late in the first half for unnecessary roughness.
Rams: CB Lamarcus Joyner recorded one tackle.
DALLAS 42, INDIANAPOLIS 7
Cowboys: LB Dekoda Watson was inactive.
Colts: DE Bjoern Werner had three tackles (two for loss) and defended a pass.
OAKLAND 26, BUFFALO 24
Raiders: K Sebastian Janikowski made four field goals (49, 45, 38 and 36 yards) and two extra points. He missed a 48-yard attempt. RT Menelik Watson started and made headlines for donating his game check to the family of a young girl with a heart condition.
Bills: LB Nigel Bradham started and made two tackles (one on special teams). LS Garrison Sanborn handled his duties. QB EJ Manuel did not play.
SEATTLE 35, ARIZONA 6
Cardinals: CB Antonio Cromartie started and made two tackles.
CINCINNATI 37, DENVER 28
Broncos: CB Tony Carter was inactive.