Anthony Costanzo, Indianapolis Colts
Costanzo started at tackle, protecting the blind side as usual for Andrew Luck. Luck threw for 253 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for nearly 50 yards on his own. Dan Herron led the rushing attack with 70-plus yards, and the Colts dispatched the Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-3.
Gosder Cherilus, Indianapolis Colts
Cherilus did not play for the Colts in Week 12 due to a shoulder injury. Head coach Chuck Pagano indicated he'll be back this week as the Colts take on Washington.
Jo-Lonn Dunbar, St. Louis Rams
Dunbar saw action, but the Rams came up short, 27-24, in a loss to San Diego.
Kasim Edebali, New Orleans Saints
Edebali made two tackles in the Saints' 34-27 loss to Baltimore. Ordinarily, I'd have called this game a must-win for New Orleans, but the NFC South is so bad this year that a team with only two wins (Tampa Bay) is just as many games out of first place as they are from the first pick in the NFL Draft.
Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Colts
Hasselbeck backed up Andrew Luck and did not see time in the Colts' win over Jacksonville.
Mark Herzlich, New York Giants
Herzlich made six tackles in the Giants' 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. He now has 15 tackles in the last two weeks despite the Giants' falling further and further behind both Dallas and Philadelphia in the NFC East divisional race.
Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants
Kiwanuka recorded a tackle and forced a fumble in the same 31-28 loss mentioned above.
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
Kuechly continued to have problems with recording tackles on a bye week. He was held to zero tackles for the first time this season and the first time in a game since Carolina played the Bye Week last season.
Al Louis-Jean, Chicago Bears
Chicago continued to rebuild their season after what happened earlier in the month with a 21-13 win over Tampa Bay. ALJ recorded a solo tackle and a pass defense in the win.
Ryan Quigley, New York Jets
Jet fans have to be wondering if they can name their punter as team MVP. Quigley made seven punts, including a long of 59 yards, maintaining his status as one of the NFL's elite leg men. The Jets, meanwhile, got absolutely throttled by Buffalo, 38-3, on Monday night in Detroit.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns on 27-of-43 passing attempts, but the Falcons lost, 26-24, on a fourth quarter rally by the Cleveland Browns. Ryan did pass the 3,000 yard passing mark, though, and now ranks fifth in the NFL with 3,066 yards.
Damik Scafe, San Diego Chargers
Scafe's season ended when he was placed on injured reserve.
Andre Williams, New York Giants
Williams, who earlier this season established himself as a legitimate threat for short yardage and goal line situations, continued his ways with 47 yards (35 on the ground) in the Giants' loss. He had 10 carries with a long of 18 yards, and is fast becoming a "touchdown vulture handcuff" on starter Rashad Jennings.