November 19, 2019

Buckeyes in the NFL – Week 11

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Zeke Unleashed

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for only 45 yards in a win over the Lions on Sunday. However, his contribution in the passing game that helped Dallas keep its foot on the gas offensively. Zeke is a notorious good pass-blocking RB, dating back to his days in the Scarlet and Gray. This week, he traded a bit of that in for his first receiving TD of the season, which paired perfectly with his seventh rushing score this year. (Image courtesy:

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Michael Thomas Mania

Saints WR Michael Thomas is having a simply ridiculous season. He’s caught at least five passes all 10 of his team’s games. He leads the NFL in receiving by almost 150 yards. And he doesn’t look to be dropping off any time soon. Just look at his most recent performance – eight catches for 114 yards and his fifth TD – in a divisional win over Tampa Bay. As we do each week, we’ll let the experts do some more explaining below. (Image courtesy:

And Don’t Forget Teddy Ginn!

Thomas wasn’t the only Buckeye-turned-Saint to catch a touchdown this week. WR Ted Ginn, Jr. caught two passes for 14 yards. His first catch gave him 400 for his career. His second catch, the one resulting in a touchdown, got Thomas even more geeked than Thomas’ own score. (Image courtesy:

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Ball Hawk Vonn Bell

Keep the milestones coming. New Orleans SAF Vonn Bell ranks among the best in the league at defending the run this season, but Sunday, he nabbed his first career INT. Not to mention he batted away another pass on the afternoon and continued his run-stopping clinic with three total tackles. Bell also added half a sack, just for good measure. (Image courtesy:

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Simba’s Second Start

Okay, one more round of personal feats. Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins made his first start of the season a week ago, but failed to toss any touchdowns until this week’s loss to the Jets. In that game, Haskins completed 19 of 35 passes for 214 yards and his first two career TDs. Three of his completions found the hands of fellow former Buckeye Terry McLaurin, who finished the day with 69 yards receiving. Yes, they’re only rookies, but that Haskins-McLaurin connection is a special one to watch. (Image courtesy:

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Don’t Throw at Denzel

CB Denzel Ward, just like his Browns, are playing with momentum. His team has won two straight games, and the second-year man has been nearly lights out in each. This week, in a Thursday night bout with the rival Steelers, Ward broke up one pass, and it was highlight-reel worthy. He also continued his aggressive approach by recording four solo tackles this past week. (Image courtesy:

Active Buckeyes on 2019 NFL Team Rosters

AFC East

Buffalo Bills
Kurt Coleman (2006-09)

Miami Dolphins
Jerome Baker (2015-17)
Raekwon McMillan (2014-16)
Isaiah Prince (2015-18)

New England Patriots
Nate Ebner (2009-11)
John Simon (2009-12)

AFC North

Cincinnati Bengals
Sam Hubbard (2015-17)
Michael Jordan (2016-18)
Billy Price (2014-17)

Cleveland Browns
Denzel Ward (2015-17)

Pittsburgh Steelers
Cameron Heyward (2007-10)
Ryan Shazier* (2011-13)
Nick Vannett (2012-15)

AFC South

Houston Texans
Gareon Conley (2014-16)
Johnnie Dixon (2014-18)
Carlos Hyde (2010-13)
Bradley Roby (2011-13)

Indianapolis Colts
Parris Campbell (2015-18)
Malik Hooker (2014-16)
Tyquan Lewis (2014-17)

Jacksonville Jaguars
Andrew Norwell (2010-13)

AFC West

Denver Broncos
Jeff Heuerman (2011-14)
Dre'Mont Jones (2015-18)

Kansas City Chiefs
Darron Lee (2013-15)

Los Angeles Chargers
Joey Bosa (2013-15)

Oakland Raiders
Jonathan Hankins (2010-12)

Dallas Cowboys
Noah Brown (2014-16)
Ezekiel Elliott (2013-15)
Devin Smith (2011-14)

New York Giants
Nate Ebner (2009-11)
Austin Mack (2016-19)
Binjimen Victor (2016-19)

Philadelphia Eagles
Cameron Johnston (2013-16)

Washington Redskins
Marcus Baugh (2014-17)
Dwayne Haskins, Jr. (2016-18)
Terry McLaurin (2015-18)
Chase Young (2017-19)

Chicago Bears
Ted Ginn, Jr. (2004-06)

Detroit Lions
Jashon Cornell (2015-19)
Taylor Decker (2012-15)
Jonah Jackson (2019)
Jeff Okudah (2017-19)

Green Bay Packers
Corey Linsley (2010-13)

Minnesota Vikings
Pat Elflein (2013-16)
Jalyn Holmes (2014-17)

Arizona Cardinals
Johnnie Dixon (2014-18)

Los Angeles Rams
Jordan Fuller (2016-19)
Jake McQuaide (2008-10)

San Francisco 49ers
Nick Bosa (2016-18)

Seattle Seahawks
Carlos Hyde (2010-13)
Jamarco Jones (2014-17)

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons
Michael Bennett* (2011-14)
Kendall Sheffield (2017-18)

Carolina Panthers
Curtis Samuel (2014-16)

New Orleans Saints
Eli Apple (2013-15)
Vonn Bell (2013-15)
Ted Ginn Jr. (2004-06)
Marshon Lattimore (2014-16)
Michael Thomas (2012-15)