Your Weekly Spartans in the NFL Report

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Dolphins punter Brandon Fields continued his stellar season in Miami’s 23-20 loss to the Colts. Fields punted four times for an average of 53.3 yards, the longest being 60 yards, while pinning Indianapolis inside its own 20 yard line twice. In his sixth season, Fields is leading the league in yards per punt (51.6) and is second in the NFL in net yards per punt (43.6). Fellow Spartan Drew Stanton did not play at quarterback for the Colts in the game.

Kevin Vickerson and the Broncos triumphed over Domata Peko and the Bengals on Sunday, 31-23. Vickerson had one tackle at defensive tackle for Denver, while starting defensive tackle Peko racked up two tackles and two assists for Cincinnati.

Talented rookie Keshawn Martin proved his skill on special teams for the Texans in Houston’s 21-9 win over the Bills. The wideout returned two punts for 34 yards and three kicks for 62 yards. Martin had a 26-yard punt return and a 28-yard kickoff return, playing a major role in the field position battle. “It felt good to get out there, bust a little return,” Martin said to Houston Chronicle reporter Jason McDaniel of the long punt return. “It definitely set the offense up for the touchdown. Those are the important things that we’ve got to do on special teams — get good field position and go from there.” Read the full story of Martin’s success on special teams here: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/11/keshawn-martin-helps-makes-special-teams-a-little-more-special-this-week/

Bears tight end Kellen Davis started but did not record any stats, as Chicago easily handled the Titans, 51-20.

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins did not play for the Redskins in the team’s 21-13 loss to the Panthers.

Injury Front:

Defensive tackle Jerel Worthy of the Packers missed Green Bay’s 31-17 victory over the Cardinals due to a concussion suffered in Week 8 versus the Jaguars.

Jets’ safety Eric Smith enjoyed a much needed week off, rehabbing his injured knee. New York head coach Rex Ryan is “optimistic” that Smith will be back next week against the Seahawks.

On Bye:

TE Garrett Celek, 49ers

S Trenton Robinson, 49ers

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