NFL Week 12 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: 49ers' Deebo Samuel running all over Vikings defense

It’s the 12th Sunday of the 2021 NFL season and we’re keeping you upgraded on all the action and most significant stories throughout the day. The Week 12 slate has some great matches and stories, and we’re here to assist you view it unfold. Check back typically to discover whatever you require to understand.



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


Falcons 21, Jaguars 14 (Recap)
Dolphins 33, Panthers 10 (Recap)
Jets 21, Texans 14 (Recap)
Giants 10, Eagles 7 (Takeaways)
Patriots 36, Titans 13 (Takeaways)
Bengals 41, Steelers 10 (Takeaways)
Buccaneers 38, Colts 31 (Takeaways)
Chargers at Broncos (GameTracker)
Rams at Packers (GameTracker)
Vikings at 49ers, (GameTracker)
Browns at Ravens, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)


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

Surtain choices Herbert once again

Patrick Surtain II is having the video game of his life. The ninth general choice in the 2021 NFL Draft has actually obstructed Justin Herbert two times, when in the end zone to stall an appealing drive and another near the sideline off a tipped ball. The latter was more considerable, as Surtain raced down the left sideline for a 70-yard goal return that put the complements on what will be an outstanding win for the Broncos over their department competitor.

Vikings KR TD!

Three weeks back, fourth-round novice Kene Nwangwu took the opening second-half kickoff for a goal. He did it once again Sunday, spotting 99 backyards to cut the deficit to one belongings.

Herbert tosses red-zone INT

The Chargers were adopting the connecting rating — or so they believed. Justin Herbert wound up underthrowing his receiver in the end zone, permitting Patrick Surtain II to make completion zone choice and protect the Broncos’ goal lead.

Cousins tosses uncommon choice

Kirk Cousins went into Sunday with a 0.5 interception portion — without a doubt the very best mark of his decade-long profession in the NFL. But early in the 3rd quarter, he made a toss he would definitely like back. The pass landed right in the hands of Azeez Al-Shaair, who took the ball to the two-yard line. Elijah Mitchell doubled the 49ers’ lead on the next play, ensuring Cousins spent for simply his 3rd interception of the season in 11 video games.

Deebo Samuel = RB1? 

Samuel may be the most unsafe offending weapon in today’s NFL. Case in point: these continues San Francisco’s very first drive of the 2nd half. While Samuel has yet to capture a pass, he has 5 brings for 72 backyards and a set of ratings.

Yet another Ekeler TD

After scoring 4 goals recently, Austin Ekeler discovered pay dirt once again at the end of the very first half Sunday. The Chargers remained in alarming requirement of the 12-yard catch and go to cut the deficit to 14-7 prior to halftime.

Rodgers threads the needle

Linebacker Ernest Jones needed to believe he will obstruct Aaron Rodgers early in the 2nd quarter. After all, Rodgers was tossing straight at him. But Rodgers is a future Hall of Famer for a factor, and Jones saw that firsthand as Rodgers’ pass cruised simply above his outstretched fingers and into the hands of Randall Cobb for what wound up being a 54-yard gain.

Still Thielen great

Adam Thielen gotten in Week 12 connected for 3rd in the NFL with 8 getting goals. He’s currently included 2 more in the very first 18 minutes versus the 49ers on Sunday — the 2nd needing him to twist his body and dive reverse of his momentum for the 20-yard goal.

Stafford goes DEEP

Down 10-0, the Rams remained in alarming requirement of somebody to make a play. Those gamers ended up being Van Jefferson, who beat his protector deep down the middle of the field, and Matthew Stafford, who struck Jefferson in stride for a 79-yard goal.

Can’t stop Deebo

Deebo Samuel went into Week 12 as the NFL’s second-leading receiver with 994 backyards, however just recently Kyle Shanahan has actually been using his skillset in the backfield. The results has actually been worthwhile, obvious by Samuel’s 20-yard hurrying rating to connect the video game versus the Vikings.

Thielen great

The Vikings defense turned San Francisco over on its very first belongings, and the offense rewarded the system by opening the scoring with a goal. The Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen scoring connection continues.

Jimmy G INT

The 49ers wish to rely greatly on the run video game, however since of a charge, they were confronted with a third-and-long on their opening belongings. That ended up being problem for San Francisco, as Harrison Smith leapt right in front of Jimmy Garoppolo for the interception.

Bridgewater gets the pylon

Teddy Bridgewater is more than simply a pocket passer, and he revealed his dual-threat capability on an 11-yard goal scramble to open the scoring versus the Chargers. 

Fournette for the win! 

Who requires a prospective game-winning basket when you can all however clinch the success with a goal? That’s the Leonard Fournette distinction, as the bruising running back barreled 28 backyards for the consent rating with simply 20 seconds to play. Fournette was spectacular in Indianapolis, amounting to 131 backyards from skirmish and 4 goals! 

Immaculate INT

The Buccaneers’ Antoine Winfield Jr. tracked the deep ball, continued tracking it and after that tracked it some more up until, at the last 2nd, the 5-foot-9 security jumped over the 6-foot-4 Michael Pittman Jr. for among the prettier interceptions you’ll see this season. The turnover was specifically vital since Tampa Bay took the lead on the occurring belongings.

Bourne supremacy

The Patriots merely cannot be stopped, rolling towards what would be their sixth-straight success as they deal with the AFC’s present No. 1 seed. Kendrick Bourne has actually been a huge part of the group’s most current remarkable efficiency, as his 41-yard, tight-rope goal down the best sideline offered New England a 26-13 lead.

Wildcat rating

The Dolphins are rolling versus Carolina. Already up, 21-10, Myles Gaskin took the direct breeze, ran around left end and after that divided a set of blocks to waltz in for ball game. Miami is well on its method to its 4th straight success.

INT x 3

It’s been a day to forget for Jalen Hurts, who has not one, not 2, however 3 interceptions versus New York’s 25th-ranked passing defense. He was worthy of the most-recent interception, too, as he slackly tossed the ball up into double protection. Xavier McKinney came away with the simple turnover to protect the Giants’ 10-0 benefit.

Jets lead! 

After a totally unneeded take advantage of charge on the Texans offered the Jets a first-and-goal, Zach Wilson made them pay with a four-yard scramble that offered New York back the lead.

Hilliard to your house

On Tuesday, the Titans promoted Dontrell Hilliard from the practice team. On Sunday, Hilliard burst through the line of skirmish and escaped from everyone en path to a 68-yard scoring scuttle. The 2018 undrafted totally free representative reviewed 100 hurrying backyards in the very first half on simply 8 brings, providing Tennessee a much-needed offending increase.

Full extension!

Catch of the day prospect for the Jaguars’ Marvin Jones, who made a full-extension, one-handed snag for a great gain versus the Falcons.

Carson’s Colts rolling

The Colts lastly moved over .500 after mauling the Bills recently, and now they’re dealing with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers — a minimum of in the very first half. Carson Wentz has actually tossed 2 goals while Tampa Bay has actually devoted 2 turnovers, permitting Indianapolis to construct a double-digit benefit versus the ruling Super Bowl champs.

Alabama connection

Tua Tagovailoa has 126 backyards passing with about 4 minutes left prior to halftime. Former Alabama colleague Jaylen Waddle has 101 of them on 5 receptions, consisting of a nine-yard rating, and the Dolphins remain in control versus the Panthers.

Without Cordarrelle Patterson, the Falcons were locked out in a blowout loss to the Patriots in Week 11. Patterson returned Sunday, however, and has actually gotten right where he ended prior to his injury, scoring the video game’s very first 2 goals and acquiring 91 overall backyards.

You Got Mossed!

That’s most likely what Tee Higgins stated to fill-in cornerback James Pierre after capturing a 32-yard goal over him to offer the Bengals a 17-3 lead in the 2nd quarter.

Ridiculous INT

There’s very little to state about this Zach Wilson interception aside from…WHAT WAS HE BELIEVING?

All Cam Newton has actually done considering that re-signing with the Panthers is rating goals. He’s now got 6 in less than 100 offending snaps after barreling into the protective line, twisting and having among his offending lineman pull him into completion zone from one backyard out.

Blocked punt TD!

Winners of 3 directly, the Dolphins are off to a fantastic start versus the Panthers thanks to linebacker Duke Riley. After coming on to the field late, Riley came off the best edge and obstructed the punt, which Justin Coleman recuperated prior to making clear the objective line (with the aid of his colleagues).

Big guy suggestion drill!

The Texans looked prime to score on their very first belongings, however John Franklin-Myers had other concepts. With Tyrod Taylor trying a screen pass, Franklin-Myers whacked the ball high into the air, came down with it and after that rumbled all the method inside Houston’s 40-yard line. The free gift resulted in a Jets basket to open the scoring.

Burrowing into completion zone

The Steelers desire vengeance for their Week 3 loss to the Bengals, however they’re off to a bad start in Cincinnati. Joe Burrow topped an opening-drive goal for the hosts with a cool eight-yard goal run.

Bucs charged with stopping NFL’s leading rush

Second-year running back Jonathan Taylor has actually been almost unstoppable over the previous 6 video games, demolishing 132.5 backyards per contest and discovering completion zone a massive 12 times, 5 of which was available in the Colts’ shellacking of the Bills recently.

On Sunday, the Buccaneers will be charged with decreasing Taylor — a possibility they apparently kept 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 thought about taking with the No. 14 general choice. Had appealing offensive take on Tristan Wirfs not been readily available, the Colts might effectively have actually been preparing to stop Taylor today rather of customizing their tactical plan around him. 

As it ended up, Indianapolis liked Taylor a lot, too, however it had the ability to trade up a couple of areas to get him in the 2nd round (41st general). He’s been among the very best well-rounded running backs in the league considering that, and now he’ll have the chance to reveal the Bucs precisely what they missed out on by handing down him.

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