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Buckeyes in the NFL (Week 13, 2016)

Now that the Ohio State Buckeyes are in securely in the College Football Playoff, fans of the Scarlet and Gray can exhale until the quest for title number eight begins. But until they take the field on December 31st in Arizona against Clemson, Buckeye Nation should just sit back and enjoy the Buckeyes in the NFL, especially the few that could also be playing for a Championship come early 2017.

Ezekiel Elliott had a so-so game Thursday night in the Dallas Cowboys 17-15 win over the Minnesota Vikings compared with the standard he’s set for himself in the past month or more. Elliott had 86 rushing yards and 1 touchdown on 20 carries. He also had 4 catches for 19 yards and a fumble. Zeke now has 1,285 rushing yards through 12 games. Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson has the rookie rushing record of 1,808. ED had 1,406 yards through his first 12 games with the Los Angeles Rams. Elliott needs to rack up a few 100+ yard games to get the record. Hopefully, behind that talented offensive line he can get it.

Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the defending Super Bowl champions’ 20-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Roby also had 3 tackles and 2 passes defensed.

Roby wasn’t the only defensive back to have a career day. Eli Apple of the New York Giants had a fumble recovery and his first career interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Apple also had 5 (4 solo) tackles and one for a loss in the Giants 24-14 defeat to the Steelers. Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins had 2 tackles (1 solo) in a losing effort. On the Pittsburgh side, linebacker Ryan Shazier had 3 tackles for the victors.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent has struggled this season, especially with extra points, but had a decent day Sunday helping the Bengals get their fourth win of the season. “Nug” scored 14 of Cincinnati’s 32 points in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles. He made 4 field goals, with his long being 38 yards, and made 2 of 3 extra points. Safety Malcolm Jenkins had 5 tackles in the loss for the Eagles.

On Sunday Night Football, Ted Ginn Junior, Corey “Philly” Brown and offensive guard Andrew Norwell of the Carolina Panthers played against the Seattle Seahawks in the great Northwest. Ginn caught 5 passes for 80 yards and had a 55 yard touchdown. He also had one kickoff return for 25 yards and a rush attempt for 6 yards in Carolina’s 40-7 loss to the Seahawks. Brown caught no passes and had one rush for -3 yards. Safety Kurt Coleman missed the game with a concussion.

Safety Donte Whitner had 2 tackles for the Washington Redskins in their 31-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

San Diego Chargers rookie Joey Bosa had 1 tackle and 1 sack in a 28-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Michael Thomas caught 4 passes for 42 yards for the New Orleans Saints in a 28-13 loss to the Detroit Lions. Saints Safety Vonn Bell had 4 tackles (2 solo) in the loss.

Linebacker John Simon missed the Houston Texans 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Braxton Miller had no catches for Houston in the loss.

Carlos Hyde ran for 92 yards and had one catch for 6 yards for the San Francisco 49ers in their 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Darron Lee, Jalin Marshall, Nick Mangold and Devin Smith of the New York Jets play on Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts.

Terrelle Pryor Senior of the Cleveland Browns was on a bye this week. Pryor leads Cleveland in receiving yards with 855, 62 receptions and 4 touchdowns. Next week they face the Cincinnati Bengals at First Energy Stadium.


Buckeyes in the NFL (Week 8, 2016)

That collective sigh of relief you heard Saturday afternoon was from 100,000+ in Ohio Stadium and the millions of fans apart of Buckeye Nation as Ohio State escaped losing to Northwestern while avoiding Urban Meyer’s first regular season losing streak at OSU. So with the win, hopefully Scarlet and Gray fans could better enjoy watching the former Bucks perform on Sunday than last week after the Penn State defeat.

Ezekiel Elliott continued his rush to history in an overtime thriller on Sunday Night Football. “Zeke” had 96 rushing yards on 22 carries, and 4 catches for 52 yards for the Dallas Cowboys in their 29-23 win over divisional rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles. Elliott is the NFL’s leading rusher (799) and is on pace to pass Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record of 1,808. Elliott averages 114.14 rushing yards per game and if he continues at this pace, he’ll finish the season with a new record of 1,826. Safety Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles had 8 tackles (6 solo & 1 TFL) in the loss.

Joey Bosa had 2 tackles and Joshua Perry had 1 for the San Diego Chargers in their 27-19 loss to Bradley Roby and the Denver Broncos. Roby had an interception return for a touchdown and 4 tackles (3 solo) to help the defending Super Bowl Champions move to 6-2.

Mike Nugent of the Cincinnati Bengals helped kicked off the NFL Sunday in London as the Bengals and Washington Redskins played to a 27-27 tie. Nugent scored 3 points on 3 extra points, but missed another that could have given them the one point edge which would’ve given them the win. He also missed a field goal from 50+ yards. Safety Donte Whitner had 9 tackles (8 solo) for Washington.

Ted Ginn Junior, Corey “Philly” Brown and Kurt Coleman of the Carolina Panthers got a huge win that potentially saved the defending NFC Champions slim playoff hopes. Ginn Junior had 5 catches for 53 yards, Brown had only one catch for 3 yards and Coleman had 6 tackles (3 solo) to aid Carolina to a 30-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. The Panthers are now 2-5.

Linebacker John Simon had 8 tackles (6 solo) and rookie Braxton Miller had 3 catches for 18 yards for the Houston Texans in their 20-13 win over offensive tackle Taylor Decker and the Detroit Lions.

Rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints had 6 catches for 63 yards to lead the team in their 25-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Saints linebacker James Laurinaitis was active this week after missing that pass few weeks with a quad injury, but he didn’t record any stats. Rookie safety Tyvis Powell and tight end Nick Vannett dressed for the Seahawks but also didn’t record any stats.

The game with the most Buckeyes on combined rosters was in Cleveland between the Browns and New York Jets. Terrelle Pryor caught 6 passes for 101 yards as he continues to lead the team in both categories. It was Pryor’s 2nd career 100+ yard receiving game. Jalin Marshall returned one kickoff for 18 yards and 2 punts for 15 yards for the Jets in the 31-28 victory. Jets leading tackler, linebacker Darron Lee, missed the game with an ankle injury. Center Nick Mangold and wide receiver Devin Smith are also members of the Jets.

New York Giants’ Eli Apple and Johnathan Hankins, Ryan Shazier and Cam Heyward of the Pittsburgh Steelers were on a Bye this week. Carlos Hyde and the San Francisco 49ers were also on a Bye. Hyde has been struggling with a shoulder injury and it’s not known if he will return to action when the Niners face the New Orleans Saints on November 6th.

Offensive Tackle Alex Boone of the Minnesota Vikings plays fellow offensive lineman Mike Adams and the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

The NFL has one less Buckeye in the League as veteran linebacker A.J. Hawk was released this week by the Atlanta Falcons, two weeks after he was signed by the team out of free agency.


Buckeyes in the NFL (Week 4, 2016)

Carlos Hyde and Ezekiel Elliott swap jersey’s after the Cowboys and 49ers game in Santa Clara, CA. Photo Credit: Cowboys.com

The college Buckeyes set the table well for the ones in the pros with their 58-0 B1G home opener victory over Rutgers. The NFL should just change its name to the BFL, Buckeye Football League, because each week several former Ohio State players are shining on the game’s biggest stage.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott followed up his first career 100+ yard rushing game with another outstanding performance in the ‘Boys 24-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Elliott ran for 136 yards on 23 carries and had another touchdown, his 3rd on the season. “Zeke” now leads the NFL in rushing with 412 rushing yards. So much for that slow start in weeks one and two. He also had one reception for 19 yards. His counterpart on the 49ers sideline, and the guy he replaced at Ohio State, Carlos Hyde carried the ball 15 times for 74 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

Zeke celebrates his 3rd career rushing TD, and 2nd 100+ yard rushing game of his career in the win over the 49ers. Photo Credit: Cowboys.com

On Sunday Night football in primetime, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward registered registered 3 sacks in Pittsburgh’s 43-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers came into the game with only 1 on the season. Heyward added 6 tackles (6 solo) and also batted the pass that was intercepted and returned by linebacker Jarvis Jones setting the Steelers offense up inside Chiefs 5 yard line.

It was a rough day for the former Bucks wearing Carolina Panther blue. Corey “Philly” Brown had 5 catches for 48 yards and a touchdown, Ted Ginn Junior added 2 catches for only 14 yards, 2 kickoff returns for 65 yards and 2 punts for 16 yards. Safety Kurt Coleman had 6 tackles (6 solo) and an interception returned for an 8-yard touchdown, but the Panthers gave up a historic day to the Atlanta Falcons as Matt Ryan threw for 503 yards and wide receiver Julio Jones caught 12 passes for 300 yards in the Falcons 48-33 victory.

After scoring his first career touchdown in the NFL last Monday against the Atlanta Falcons, rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas scored his second career touchdown, and added 4 catches for 44 yards for the New Orleans Saints in the their 35-34 win over the San Diego Chargers. Safety Vonn Bell had 6 tackles (6 solo), while 8-year linebacker James Laurinaitis missed the game with a quad injury. Rookie linebacker Joshua Perry collected 3 tackles (3 solo) for the Chargers in the loss.

Terrelle Pyor had another productive day for the Cleveland Browns. Pryor had 5 catches for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Browns 31-20 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Rookie linebacker Darron Lee of the New York Jets came into week three as the team’s leading tackler and added another 7 (5 solo) in the Jets 27-17 loss at the Seattle Seahawks.

Mike Nugent scored 16 points on 5 field goals and 1 extra point in the Cincinnati Bengals 22-7 win over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.

On the injury front, Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Braxton Miller missed his second game with a hamstring injury. New York Jets wide receiver and return specialist Jalin Marshall missed this week’s game versus the Seattle Seahawks with a shoulder injury and according to head coach Todd Bowles is expected to miss a couple of weeks. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier missed Sunday night’s victory over the Kansas City Chiefs with a knee injury. In his 3-year career, Shazier has missed 13 games out of 48 to injury. Rookie Cornerback Eli Apple of the New York Giants will miss Monday night’s game against former Buckeye offensive lineman Alex Boone and the Minnesota Vikings with a hamstring injury that forced him from last week’s loss to the Washington Redskins.

Silver Bullets in the NFL (Week 15)

Several former Silver Bullets contributed mightily to their NFL teams getting victories in Week 15.

Linebacker James Laurinaitis of the St. Louis Rams got the week started off with a 6 tackle game on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Laurinaitis is tied for 17th in the NFL with 101. The Rams pulled out the victory 31-23.

Ted Ginn Junior had 2 touchdowns to help the Carolina Panthers stay undefeated at 14-0. He now has 10 total for the season, he had 11 total in his career before the season began. He finished the day with 6 catches for 85 yards to go with the TDs. Corey “Philly” Brown had 3 catches himself for 51 yards and a touchdown. While safety Kurt Coleman led the stingy Panther D with 13 tackles in the 38-35 victory.

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen forced a fumble to set the Steelers up for their 1st touchdown of the day. He also made 5 tackles, and had a pass break up on the day. Defensive lineman Cam Heyward added a sack and 2 tackles, while linebacker Ryan Shazier had a key 4th quarter interception to set up the Steelers game winning touchdown to go along with 6 tackles (3 assisted). Denver Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby had 5 tackles in the 34-27 loss.

Kicker Mike Nugent scored 6 points on 3 extra points and field goal for the Cincinnati Bengals in their 24-14 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Linebacker A.J. Hawk had 2 tackles to help the defense. The Bengals have clinched a playoff berth and are now 11-3.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins had 7 tackles (2 assisted) for the Philadelphia Eagles in their 40-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

In other Buckeye news, Terrelle Pryor saw his first regular season action at wide receiver as a member of the Cleveland Browns. He carried the ball one time for a one yard loss, but no catches, in the Browns 30-13 loss at the Seattle Seahawks.

Scarlet & Gray Day in The NFL (Week 13)

Well, The Ohio State Buckeyes slim hopes of making it back to the College Football Playoffs were dashed Saturday night, but several Alums made the Scarlet & Gray proud on Sunday.

For the second consecutive week a former Silver Bullet defensive back had a pick 6. Philadelphia Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins picked off former Xichigan QB Tom Brady and took it 99 yards to put the Eagles up 21-14 on the New England Patriots. Jenkins finished the day with 7 tackles to help Philly get the 35-28 upset victory in Foxborough.

Carolina Panthers wideout Ted Ginn Junior not only made up for going catch less on Thanksgiving Day with 5 receptions for 80 yards against the New Orleans Saints, but he also caught two touchdowns, one for 45 yards, to help Carolina get a tough victory in the “Big Easy.” Safety Kurt Coleman also snatched his 5th interception of the season, to go along with 3 tackles. Carolina moved to 12-0 with the 41-38 win, and have clinched the NFC South title for the 3rd consecutive season.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent made 3 field goals and 4 extra points for 13 points to help Cincy move to 10-2 with a 37-3 victory in the Battle of Ohio. Cleveland Browns receiver Brian Hartline had 8 catches for 83 yards, his best performance in a Cleveland uniform. His teammate, safety Donte’ Whitner had 5 tackles in the defeat.

St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis collected 4 tackles in the Rams 27-3 defeat at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals. Laurinaitis now has 87 tackles on the season. That’s tied for 15th overall in the NFL.

On Sunday Night Football, Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward had one tackle, while linebacker Ryan Shazier returned from missing the final three quarters last week at Seattle with concussion symptoms, to make 4 tackles, and safety Will Allen had 2 tackles and a sack to help the Steelers beat the Colts 45-10. While Daniel “Boom” Herron had 2 carries for 8 yards, and 3 catches for 16 yards in defeat.

On the injury front, running back Carlos Hyde of the San Francisco 49ers, missed the Niners overtime 26-20 victory over the Chicago Bears.

NFL Buckeyes (Week 9)

Week 9 in the NFL for the Buckeye Alums got off to a good start. The Scarlet and Gray played a role in several key victories.

On Thursday night football, kicker Mike Nugent scored 7 points to help the Cincinnati Bengals move to 8-0 by beating the Cleveland Browns 31-10. Nugent made 4 extra points and a 28 yard field goal.

Steelers Safety Will Allen made 4 tackles in his return the Pittsburgh lineup after missing the last three weeks with and ankle injury. His teammate linebacker Ryan Shazier collected 6 tackles and a forced fumble. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward, fresh off the birth of his son, also made 6 tackles.

Corey “Philly” Brown caught a 2 passes, one of them for a 39-yard touchdown to help the Carolina Panthers move to 8-0 on the season with a 37-29 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Panthers receiver Ted Ginn Junior caught one pass for 20 yards in the win. On the defensive side for Carolina, safety Kurt Coleman had 6 tackles and a sack of Aaron Rodgers.

Linebacker James Laurinaitis had 8 tackles for the St. Louis Rams in their 18-21 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

On Sunday night football, safety Malcolm Jenkins had 9 tackles for the Philadelphia Eagles in their 33-27 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys had one former Buckeye lineup for them, running back Rod Smith, who is playing on his second team in 2015. He played for the Seattle Seahawks earlier this season when starting running back Marshawn Lynch was out with an injury.