NFL Week 12 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Dolphins open scoring vs. Panthers with blocked punt TD

It’s the 12th Sunday of the 2021 NFL season and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 12 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.



Bears 16, Lions 14 (Recap)
Raiders 36, Cowboys 33, OT (Recap)
Bills 31, Saints 6 (Recap)


Falcons at Jaguars (GameTracker)
Panthers at Dolphins (GameTracker)
Jets at Texans (GameTracker)
Eagles at Giants (GameTracker)
Steelers at Bengals (GameTracker)
Buccaneers at Colts (GameTracker)
Titans at Patriots (GameTracker)
Chargers at Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET (Preview)
Rams at Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Vikings at 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Browns at Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)


Seahawks at Washington, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)

Blocked punt TD!

Winners of three straight, the Dolphins are off to a great start against the Panthers thanks to linebacker Duke Riley. After coming on to the field late, Riley came off the right edge and blocked the punt, which Justin Coleman recovered before getting across the goal line (with the help of his teammates).

Big man tip drill!

The Texans looked prime to score on their first possession, but John Franklin-Myers had other ideas. With Tyrod Taylor attempting a screen pass, Franklin-Myers swatted the ball high into the air, came down with it and then rumbled all the way inside Houston’s 40-yard line. The giveaway led to a Jets field goal to open the scoring.

Burrowing into the end zone

The Steelers want revenge for their Week 3 loss to the Bengals, but they’re off to a poor start in Cincinnati. Joe Burrow capped an opening-drive touchdown for the hosts with a nifty eight-yard touchdown run.

Bucs tasked with stopping NFL’s leading rusher

Second-year running back Jonathan Taylor has been nearly unstoppable over the past six games, gobbling up 132.5 yards per contest and finding the end zone a whopping 12 times, five of which came in the Colts’ shellacking of the Bills last week.

On Sunday, the Buccaneers will be tasked with slowing down Taylor — a prospect they reportedly held in high regard ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Taylor was on the “short list of candidates” Tampa Bay considered taking with the No. 14 overall pick. Had promising offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs not been available, the Colts may very well have been preparing to stop Taylor this week instead of tailoring their game plan around him. 

As it turned out, Indianapolis liked Taylor a lot, too, but it was able to trade up a few spots to grab him in the second round (41st overall). He’s been one of the best all-around running backs in the league since, and now he’ll have the opportunity to show the Bucs exactly what they missed by passing on him.

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