Anthony Costanzo & Gosder Cherilus, Indianapolis Colts
The Colts trailed 21-7 in the third quarter behind two Cleveland defensive touchdowns, but the Boston College tackles anchored the offensive line's performance in the second half as the Colts rallied back to win, 25-24, on a game-winning field goal. Andrew Luck finished 24-for-53 for 294 yards and two touchdowns passing while rushing for 37 yards and a touchdown with his legs.
Jo-Lonn Dunbar, St. Louis Rams
Dunbar played snaps but did not register a tackle in the Rams' 24-0 win over Washington.
Kasim Edebali, New Orleans Saints
Edebali's carved himself a niche as a good linebacker in NOLA. He had three tackles in the Saints' blowout 41-10 loss to Carolina. He now has 17 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble on the year while playing in 13 games at outside linebacker.
Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Colts
Hasselbeck did not play in the Colts win over Cleveland, backing up Andrew Luck.
Mark Herzlich, New York Giants
The Giants dominated Tennessee, 36-7, but Herzlich did not play while recovering from concussion symptoms.
Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants
Kiwanuka was one of five players placed on injured reserve last week, his season ending due to a knee injury. The Giants are now faced with if the former Eagle will return to the Meadowlands next season. They anticipate significant roster turnover following a second straight losing season despite Kiwanuka's nine years and two Super Bowl rings with Big Blue.
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Kuechly made seven tackles and defended two passes in Carolina's 41-10 blowout win over New Orleans. He now has 132 tackles on the season, good enough for best in the league. Carolina's win improved the team to 4-8-1, one half game behind Atlanta and New Orleans who are tied for the division lead at 5-8.
Al Louis-Jean, Chicago Bears
ALJ saw game time but did not make a play in the Bears' 41-28 loss to Dallas.
Chris Pantale, New York Jets
The tight end is back! Assigned to the active roster at the beginning of the month, the tight end saw action in his second career game for the Jets. The Jets did lose, though, 30-24, to Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings. New York remains part of a five-way tie for the Jameis Winston Sweepstakes awarded to the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Kevin Pierre-Louis, Seattle Seahawks
KPL found himself placed on injured reserve by the defending champs last week.
Ryan Quigley, New York Jets
Quigley punted four times for 160 yards, good enough for 40 yards per punt, in the Jets' loss to Minnesota. Two of his punts landed inside the 20-yard line. He has now punted for 2,951 yards. In contrast, the Jets offense has 2,200 yards passing and has combined for just about 1,000 yards more than Quigley's punted.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan went 24-for-39 for 375 yards and four touchdowns, but it wasn't good enough for the division-leading Falcons at Lambeau last Monday night. Green Bay upended Atlanta, 43-37, but the Saints' loss allowed the Falcons to remain in a first-place tie in the NFC South. Unfortunately, everyone's under .500 at 4-8, meaning the division champion could conceivably end up 7-9 or worse.
Ryan is fifth in the NFL with 3,802 passing yards.
Damik Scafe, San Diego Chargers
The Chargers placed Scafe on injured reserve.
Andre Williams, New York Giants
Despite Rashad Jennings' status as active and in uniform, Williams drew the start and dominated. He ripped off 131 yards rushing and added 16 yards receiving on 24 carries to help pace the Giants by Tennessee, 26-7. He also scored his sixth touchdown.