Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season kicked off with Oakland finally earning their first win over the season over the Kansas City Chiefs in front of their home crowd on Thursday Night Football. Former Buckeye and current Chiefs safety Kurt Coleman had two tackles, one assist and a forced fumble for Kansas City. The Raiders won 24-20.
The Cleveland Browns traveled to Atlanta and handed the Falcons a loss despite Brian Hoyer's three interception day. Former Buckeye Donte Whitner had one tackle and very nearly intercepted Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. The Browns won on a late-game field goal with a final score of 26-24.
It was a good weekend for Ohio teams as the Bengals traveled to Houston and beat the Texans on the road with a final score of 22-13. Former Buckeye Mike Nugent was perfect on the day, adding two field goals, including a 49-yarder, and two successful PATs to the Bengals' score.
Former Buckeye Dan "Boom" Herron is seeing an increased role in the Indianapolis Colts' rushing game, and in Indy's victory over the Jags at home on Sunday, Herron was the Colts' leading rusher, adding 65 yards on 12 carries. Herron also had five receptions for 31 yards. Herron also lost a fumble, but that didn't deter the Colts, who won 23-3.
Green Bay pulled off a close division win on the road in Minnesota, and former Buckeye A.J. Hawk had five tackles and two assists in the win. The Packers beat the Vikings 24-21.
The Lions lost big to the Patriots on the road, and former Buckeye Nate Ebner contributed one tackle to the Pats' defensive effort. The Patriots won 34-9.
The Eagles beat the Titans at home, and former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins had five tackles for Philadelphia in the win. The final score was 43-24.
The Chargers held on to defeat the Rams at home with a final score of 27-24.. Linebacker James Laurinaitis had six tackles and two assists for the Rams in the loss.
The Cardinals struggled on the road against the Seahawks, losing 19-3. Former Buckeye Ted Ginn, Jr. had two kick returns for a total of 45 yards.
The Dolphins started off strong and got out ahead of the Broncos, but 22 Denver points in the fourth quarter propelled the Broncos to a 39-36 home victory. Former Buckeye Brian Hartline had two receptions for 39 yards for the Dolphins. For the Broncos, rookie Bradley Roby had four tackles.
The 49ers held on to defeat the Redskins at home, and rookie Carlos Hyde scored a touchdown for the Niners. Hyde lost a fumble early in the second quarter, but in the fourth quarter, Hyde rolled over defenders to get into the end zone and give his team a four-point lead with 3:03 remaining in the game. Hyde had sixteen yards on seven carries, and also added 98 kick return yards on four attempts.
The Cowboys beat the Giants in a division matchup on Sunday Night Football, and former Buckeye Johnathan Hankins had one tackle and one assist for New York in the 31-28 loss at home.
Which former Buckeye had your favorite performance from last week?