Several Buckeyes around the NFL turned in impressive performances in week 11 of the 2014 NFL season. How did your favorite former Buckeyes fare this week?
Week 11 started off with an AFC East matchup between the Bills and the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. Former Buckeye Brian Hartline was the leading receiver for the Dolphins in their victory, with 55 receiving yards on just three receptions. The Dolphins won 22-9.
Rookie Philly Brown had his first career receiving touchdown for Carolina on Sunday. The Panthers fell to the Falcons at home, losing 19-17, but Brown's 47-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter actually gave the Panthers the lead. Brown also had 16 return yards on four punt returns in the loss. Atlanta fought back to win on a late-game field goal.
The Texans went into Cleveland and came away with a win against the Browns. Donte Whitner had five tackles and five assists for the Browns, and former Buckeye John Simon had one tackle for the Texans in their 23-7 victory.
The Kansas City Chiefs' defense held up against the Seahawks for a 24-20 victory at home. Former Buckeye Kurt Coleman has two tackles and one assist for the Chiefs in the win. He also the victim of this near cheap shot. Fortunately his aggressor was tossed for the transgression.
Former Buckeye and current Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent was a key factor in the Bengals' big win over the New Orleans Saints in the Super Dome on Sunday. Nugent connected on both of his field goal attempts and converted three of three PAT attempts. The Bengals won 27-10.
The 49ers beat the Giants in New York with a final score of 16-10. Former Buckeye Carlos Hyde had 25 yards on nine carries and one reception for five yards for the Niners. Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins had two assists for the Giants in the loss.
The Broncos fell to the Rams at home, and former Buckeye James Laurinaitis had a big day against Peyton Manning. Laurinaitis had seven tackles, four assists, and one sack for a loss of eight yards as well as another hit on Manning. Rookie cornerback Bradley Roby had one tackle for the Broncos in the 22-7 loss.
The Packers turned in another dominant performance Sunday afternoon, this time against the visiting Eagles. Former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins had four tackles for the Eagles in the loss. A.J. Hawk contributed three tackles and two assists to the Packers' defensive effort in the 53-20 victory.
Keep an eye out for former Buckeyes Will Allen and Cameron Heyward in Monday Night Football action as their Steelers take on the Titans in Tennessee. Former Buckeye Ryan Shazier has been ruled out for Monday's game with an ankle injury.