Carlos Hyde was San Francisco's leading receiver on Thursday, Boom Herron has earned more touches in Indianapolis, Philly Brown scored another touchdown, and Kurt Coleman and Bradley Roby each recovered fumbles when their teams faced off on Sunday Night Football. How did your favorite former Buckeyes fare in week 13 of the NFL season?
Week 13 started off with three divisional games on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions beat the Bears 34-17 at home, and the Eagles dominated the Cowboys, winning 33-10 on the road. Former Buckeye Malcolm Jenkins had two tackles and one assist for the Eagles. One of Jenkins' tackles was for a loss.
In the third division matchup on Thursday evening, the Seahawks beat the 49ers 19-3 in San Francisco. Former Buckeye Carlos Hyde contributed offensively and on special teams for the Niners, with 19 rushing yards on five attempts, 38 receiving yards on three catches, and 62 yards on three punt returns in the loss. Hyde's receiving yards may not look like a lot on paper, but he did lead the Niners in receiving yards on Thursday.
The Browns lost to the Bills in Buffalo, falling 26-10. Cleveland's defense was stout in the first half, holding the Bills to no points, but the tables turned in the second half, and the Bills went on to seal the victory. Former Buckeye Donte Whitner had four tackles and two assists for the Browns.
The Redskins could not keep up with the Colts' multidimensional offensive attack and lost to the Colts 27-49 in Indianapolis. Dan "Boom" Herron, who has seen more touches of late, had 88 rushing yards on eight carries and was responsible for one of seven touchdowns on the day for the Colts. Herron also had eight return yards for Indianapolis, and unfortunately lost a fumble, but it ultimately didn't slow down the Colts.
The Giants blew a 21-point lead to fall to the Jaguars on the road. Former Buckeye Johnathan Hankins had one tackle, one assist, and one sack for a loss of 11 yards for the Giants' defense. The Jaguars won, 25-24.
The Panthers lost a tough one on the road to the Vikings, but former Buckeye Philly Brown continues to develop as an NFL receiver. Quarterback Cam Newton connected with Brown on a 32-yard touchdown pass, which would turn out to be the Panthers' only touchdown of the day. Brown had one other reception in the loss for two yards, and Carolina lost, 13-3.
The Saints edged out the Steelers in Pittsburgh, winning by a narrow margin with a final score of 35-32. Former Buckeye Will Allen had two tackles and Cameron Heyward had three tackles and one assist for the Steelers.
The Rams beat the Oakland Raiders, 52-0, at home on Sunday. James Laurinaitis had four tackles and two assists for St. Louis in the shutout. Former Buckeye Chimdi Chekwa had three tackles for the Raiders.
The Bengals won a close one on the road in Tampa Bay. Kicker Mike Nugent converted both of his PAT attempts, and the Bengals won, 14-13.
The Falcons surprised everyone with a win over the team with the best record in football, the Arizona Cardinals, in the Georgia Dome. Former Buckeye Ted Ginn, Jr. had 61 yards on four catches for the Cardinals. Ginn also had one punt return for 14 yards and one kick return for 18 yards. Atlanta won with a final score of 29-18.
The Broncos and Chiefs faced off in Kansas City on Sunday Night Football, and the Broncos won, 29-16. Former Buckeye Kurt Coleman had five tackles and one fumble recovery for the Chiefs. For the Broncos, rookie Bradley Roby had two tackles and one fumble recovery.