10/24/16 - *Jalen Collins, LSU, Falcons CB Jalen Collins made his season debut for the Falcons in a limited role after the 2015 second-round draft choice was suspended for the first four games and inactive for the next two.
10/24/16 - Craig Mager, Texas St, Chargers CB Craig Mager suffered a concussion in the third quarter while making a tackle. He was starting for CB Brandon Flowers, who missed his fourth game because of a concussion.
10/24/16 - *Tevin Coleman, Indiana, Falcons RB Tevin Coleman, part of the Falcons' one-two punch with Devonta Freeman, suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter and didn't return. He had 64 yards in 10 carries and caught a pass for 10 more yards.
10/24/16 - *Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon had three touchdowns while rushing for 63 yards on 22 carries and catching six passes for 58 more yards.
10/24/16 - Denzel Perryman, Miami, Chargers LB Denzel Perryman missed the San Diego Chargers' victory over the Denver Broncos with a bum shoulder and was obviously playing in pain at times Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
More than once, the second-year player from the University of Miami had to be attended to by the Chargers' training staff.
"He knows what he means to this football team," coach Mike McCoy said of Perryman. "He just didn't want to come off the field. He came out for a couple plays, felt a little better and went back out there. It's those type of players that you need when the game is on the line."
Perryman was on the field when it counted, making the two biggest defensive plays of the Chargers' 33-30 overtime victory over the Falcons.
The inside linebacker intercepted Matt Ryan to set up the tying field goal in the closing seconds of regulation, then threw Devonta Freeman for a loss on a fourth-and-one play in overtime that led to the winning kick by Josh Lambo.
"Right now, with all the adrenaline going on, I don't feel anything. I'm too happy," Perryman said. "But when I get on that plane, I know that I'm going to feel everything. I just sucked it up during the game and gave it all I've got."
Perryman, a second-round draft pick in 2015, made seven tackles (six solo) and got the ball he intercepted as a souvenir.
10/24/16 - Josh Lambo, Texas A&M, Undrafted PK Josh Lambo kicked a 42-yard field goal six minutes into OT for the 33-30 victory over Atlanta on Sunday. The Chargers, down by 17 points in the second quarter, had tied it on a 33-yard field goal by Lambo with 18 seconds remaining in regulation after Matt Ryan was intercepted.
10/24/16 - Zach Zenner, S Dakota St, Undrafted RB Zach Zenner scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard run. Zenner's 1-yard run with 7:20 left in the quarter finished off the drive and put Detroit on top 10-3.
10/24/16 - *Arik Armstead, Oregon, 49ers DE Arik Armstead left the game midway through the third quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. He had four tackles and half a sack before being injured.
10/24/16 - *Jameis Winston, Florida St, Bucs QB Jameis Winston completed 21 of 30 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns.
10/23/16 - David Johnson, Northern Iowa, Cardinals RB David Johnson ripped off his third consecutive 100-plus yard rushing performance. However, Johnson, who finished with 113 yards on a career-high 33 carries, was stopped just short of the end zone on two rushing attempts in overtime, one of which moved the pylon at the edge of the end zone.
10/23/16 - Sammie Coates, Auburn, Steelers WR Sammie Coates injured a hand in the first quarter but later returned. He wound up with one catch for 4 yards.
10/23/16 - *Stefon Diggs, Maryland, Vikings WR Stefon Diggs was back in the lineup after missing the last game with a groin injury. He had two catches for 18 yards.
10/23/16 - *Todd Gurley, Georgia, Rams RB Todd Gurley was held to 57 yards on 15 carries Sunday against the Giants.
10/23/16 - *Landon Collins, Alabama, Giants S Landon Collins and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie each had two interceptions, fueling a strong defensive effort in the Giants' 17-10 win over the Rams on Sunday in London.
Collins returned his first interception for a highlight-reel 44-yard touchdown. His second pick set up Rashard Jennings' go-ahead touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
10/23/16 - Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Titans QB Marcus Mariota was 22 of 37 for 232 yards and two touchdown passes but also missed a spate of open receivers before a late fumble.
"That's on me," Mariota said. "We had guys getting open and I wasn't able to make the throws."
10/23/16 - *Jay Ajayi, Boise St, Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi penned an incredible chapter Sunday, becoming just the fourth player in NFL history to rush for more than 200 yards in consecutive games, leading Miami to a 28-25 upset win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon at Hard Rock Stadium.
Ajayi, who was left off the active roster for the season opener after he pouted when Miami signed Arian Foster to be the starting running back, ran 29 times for 214 yards (7.4 average) and one touchdown.
The previous week, he ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Before that game, Ajayi, a former fifth-round pick from Boise State, had never even rushed for 100 yards in an NFL game. His previous high was 48 yards as a rookie.
And yet Ajayi, despite that thin resume, joined O.J. Simpson (1973 and 1976), Earl Campbell (1980) and Ricky Williams (2002) as the only NFL players to have consecutive 200-yard games.
"I've always had confidence in my ability," Ajayi said. "But back-to-back 200-yard games in the NFL is an amazing and crazy thing to do."
10/23/16 - *Amari Cooper, Alabama, Raiders WR Amari Cooper was held to four catches for 29 yards.
10/23/16 - Craig Mager, Texas St, Chargers CB Craig Mager sustained a concussion in the third quarter during Sunday's game against Atlanta. Mager, who was hurt making a tackle, was wobbly leaving the field. He was taken to the locker room for additional evaluation and it was determined he had suffered the concussion. Mager had moved into the Chargers' starting lineup in place of Brandon Flowers, who missed his fourth game because of a concussion.
10/23/16 - *Arik Armstead, Oregon, 49ers Arik Armstead left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers midway through the third quarter with a shoulder injury at Levi's Stadium. Armstead, a first-round draft pick out of Oregon in 2015, is questionable to return. Rookie defensive end DeForest Buckner replaced Armstead, who had four tackles and half a sack before being injured.
10/22/16 - Donteea Dye, Heidelberg, Undrafted WR Donteea Dye was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
10/22/16 - Kevin Johnson, W Forest, Texans CB Kevin Johnson was placed on injured reserve Saturday, two days before clash at the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Johnson suffered a broken foot in Houston's overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts last weekend. A former first-round draft pick out of Wake Forest in 2015, Johnson started and played well against the Colts. The Texans have been ravaged in the defensive backfield, but are hopeful that corner Johnathan Joseph (forearm) will return to the lineup for Monday's game versus Denver.
10/22/16 - Daniel Brown, James Madison, Undrafted TE Daniel Brown was waived by the Ravens. He was promoted from the practice squad on Oct. 5 and played in two games, mostly on special teams.
10/22/16 - Robertson Daniel, BYU, Undrafted CB Robertson Daniel was promoted from the Ravens' practice squad to the active roster. He is expected to play for the Ravens in Sunday's game against the Jets. Daniel has not appeared in an NFL game after entering the league as a 2015 rookie free agent with the Raiders. The Ravens signed him to their practice squad on Oct. 13 after he was waived from the Redskins' practice squad.
10/21/16 - Quinten Rollins, Miami (OH), Packers CB Quinten Rollins missed a second straight game Thursday because of a groin injury. With Rollins and Randall out, the Packers again relied on the young pair of LaDarius Gunter and Demetri Goodson as their top cornerbacks.