Week 7 was somewhat of a quiet week for former Buckeyes in the NFL. How did your favorite former Buckeyes fare in NFL action this week?
The Dolphins went on the road and beat Chicago in Soldier Field. Brian Harline had three receptions for 35 yards for the Dolphins, who won 27-14. Hartline was dealing with an injured finger, but still hauled in all three of his targets on Sunday.
The Packers beat the Panthers in Green Bay with a final score of 38-17. Rookie Philly Brown had two kick returns and two punt returns for a combined total of 72 yards before leaving the game in the second half with a concussion. Former Buckeye linebacker A.J. Hawk had three tackles and two assists for Green Bay.
The Bengals had an awfully rough day in Indianapolis as the Colts shut them out 27-0. Neither Dane Sanzenbacher nor Mike Nugent showed up in the box score for Cincinnati, who didn't even have any field goal attempts, while former Buckeye Boom Herron had 37 yards on five carries for the Colts.
The Browns also had a difficult time on the road, losing 24-6 to the previously winless Jaguars. Former Buckeye Donte Whitner contributed four tackles to the Browns' defensive effort.
The St. Louis Rams turned a lot of heads with a close win over Seattle at home, helped along by a couple of trick plays that caught the Seahawks off guard. James Laurinaitis had three tackles for the Rams in their 28-26 win.
The Chiefs also won a close one over the Chargers in San Diego with late-game field goal giving them a three-point advantage. The Chargers took over on their own 20 with 21 seconds remaining in the game, and after an incomplete pass on first down, Philip Rivers went deep with a pass intended for Antonio Gates. Former Buckeye Kurt Coleman intercepted it and returned the pick 12 yards before going out of bounds. The interception sealed Kansas City's 23-20 win:
The Giants lost a division matchup in Dallas, falling 21-31 to the Cowboys. Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins had three tackles for the Giants.
The Cardinals beat the Raiders in Oakland 24-13. Ted Ginn, Jr. had one reception for 17 yards, as well as seven yards on two punt returns. Ginn did fumble once but also recovered the fumble.
Two former Buckeye teammates and current NFL rookies faced off on Sunday Night Football, as Carlos Hyde's 49ers traveled to Denver to take on Bradley Roby's Broncos. Hyde had 15 yards on three carries and two receptions for eight total yards while Roby had six tackles and one assist. The Broncos dominated the Niners, 42-17.
The Steelers and Texans will face off on Monday Night Football, so keep an eye out for former Buckeye John Simon with the Texans, and Will Allen, Cameron Heyward, and hopefully Ryan Shazier taking the field for the Steelers. Shazier has been sidelined with an injury and was limited in practice all week so his status is uncertain for Monday night.
What was your favorite former Buckeye performance in the NFL in Week 7?