Chicago Bears 23 - Detroit Lions 16
Bears S Deon Bush had a big sack to help Chicago pick up the Thanksgiving Day victory over their division rivals. P Pat O’Donnell also contributed to the cause by averaging 47 yards per punt on 5 punts, leaving 3 inside the Detroit 20-yard line.
Dallas Cowboys 31 - Washington Redskins 23
Cowboys WR Allen Hurns caught his only target for 7 yards as Dallas knocks off their division opponent on Thanksgiving.
New Orleans Saints 31 - Atlanta Falcons 17
Falcons P Matt Bosher was only called upon twice, covering 96 yards over his 2 punts. Bosher was also credited with a tackle in kickoff coverage.
Philadelphia Eagles 25 - New York Giants 22
Giants DE Olivier Vernon had a mostly quiet afternoon, finishing with 2 tackles as the Giants defense surrendered a 4th-quarter lead to their division rivals.
Buffalo Bills 24 - Jacksonville Jaguars 21
Jaguars DE Calais Campbell collected 4 tackles, but Jaguars continued to struggle, losing their 7th-consecutive game. LT Ereck Flowers made his second start for his new team after spending the first part of the season with the Giants.
Cleveland Browns 35 - Cincinnati Bengals 21
Browns TE David Njoku led the team in receptions and receiving yards during their offensive explosion against their in-state rivals. Njoku caught 5 passes for 63 yards and this touchdown, during which he was carried to the goal line by fellow Cane Duke Johnson Jr as well as JC Tretter and Kevin Zeitler:
Duke Johnson Jr averaged 13 yards per touch after rushing for 16 yards and amassing 23 yards through the air.
Bengals RB Mark Walton made a tackle in special teams duty.
New England Patriots 27 - New York Jets 13
Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett hauled in both of his targets for 10 yards.
Jets rookie TE Chris Herndon led the team in receptions with 7, totaling 57 yards in the losing effort. Earlier this week, ESPN looked into how the former Cane was born with a unique condition:
Seattle Seahawks 30 - Carolina Panthers 27
Panthers TE Greg Olsen caught 2 passes for 11 yards and also recovered a fumble. CB Corn Elder had a season-high 2 tackles, but the Panthers were unable to close out the Seahawks, who scored 13 4th-quarter points to overtake Carolina.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin had his first multi-catch game of the season, hauling in 3 balls for 47 yards as the Chargers offense had a field day against the Cardinals. K Michael Badgley continued his string of quality kicking performances, converting all 7 of his opportunities, including a 31-yard field goal and 6 extra points.
Indianapolis Colts 27 - Miami Dolphins 24
Dolphins RB Frank Gore led the team with 14 rushes for 67 yards, and added a catch for 10 yards, but the Dolphins came up just short in the crucial AFC South matchup.
Colts DE Al-Quadin Muhammad picked up a tackle in Indy’s winning effort.