On Thursday Night Football, San Diego wide receiver Javontee Herndon had three receptions for 16 yards and returned two kicks for 44 yards in the 23-20 loss at Oakland. Defensively, Chargers defensive lineman Darius Philon defended a pass.
In Saturday’s contest between Washington and Philadelphia, Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters started at left tackle in the 38-24 loss to Washington. It was his 142nd career start. The 12-year veteran has been selected to the Pro Bowl for the eighth time, as he was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl roster, which was announced on Dec. 22.
In his Baltimore debut, quarterback Ryan Mallett was 28-of-41 for a career-high 274 yards and one touchdown as the Ravens upset Pittsburgh 20-17. On the Ravens’ first possession, Mallett guided the offense on a 15-play, 75-yard, seven-plus minute drive that ended in an 8-yard scoring toss to wide receiver Chris Matthews. He didn’t turn the ball over and completed passes to seven different receivers.
Dallas running back Darren McFadden was one yard shy of tallying his sixth 100-yard game this season. McFadden carried the ball 19 times for 99 yards with a long of 28 yards in the 16-6 loss at Buffalo. The Little Rock, Arkansas native needs just three yards to reach 1,000 in a season for only the second time in his eight-year career. For Buffalo, tight end Chris Gragg had two receptions for 19 yards with a long of 15 yards.
Detroit offensive lineman Travis Swanson started at center in the 32-17 win over San Francisco.
Kansas City’s Knile Davis totaled 74 yards on four kickoff returns in the 17-13 win over Cleveland.
Seattle offensive lineman Alvin Bailey started at left tackle in the 23-17 loss to St. Louis. It was Bailey’s second start of the season and seventh of his career.
Minnesota wide receiver Jarius Wright reeled in three passes for 57 yards with a long of 21 yards in a blowout 49-17 win over the New York Giants.
Jacksonville defensive lineman Chris Smith was not active.
Green Bay long snapper Brett Goode was placed on injured reserve (knee) on Dec. 22.