How did your favorite former Buckeyes perform this week in NFL action? Week 4 got off to a quiet start for former Buckeyes. The New York Giants went to Washington on Thursday Night Football and pulled off a dominant win, with former Buckeye Johnathan Hankins contributing one assist to the defensive effort. It was a quieter week than usual for Big Hank, but it didn't slow down the Giants, who won, 45-14.
The Carolina Panthers traveled to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Rookie Philly Brown, coming off of a difficult performance in week three, added 35 receiving yards and 23 return yards to Carolina's efforts. The Panthers lost to Baltimore, 38-10.
Former Buckeye A.J. Hawk stood out in Green Bay's decisive win over the Bears in Soldier Field. Hawk had 10 solo tackles and three assists in the 38-17 victory. Rookie center Corey Linsley did have an unfortunately-timed holding penalty that negated a touchdown for the Packers, but a rookie's going to have some growing pains, and it didn't matter in the long run. Former Buckeye and current Chicago Bear Santonio Holmes did not have any receptions in this game.
The Colts welcomed the Tennessee Titans to Indianapolis, and running back Dan "Boom" Herron added 24 rushing yards to the Colts' impressive offensive performance. This marked Herron's most impactful performance so far this season. Indianapolis had 105 total yards on the ground in their 41-17 win over the Titans.
The Miami Dolphins took on the Oakland Raiders in Wembley Stadium in London England. Brian Hartline was Miami's leading receiver with 74 total receiving yards. Former Buckeye Chimdi Chekwa added three solo tackles for the Raiders. The Dolphins improved to 2-2 with a 38-14 victory over the still-winless Raiders.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally got a win in Week 4 over the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are missing former Buckeye Ryan Shazier, who suffered a MCL sprain in week three. Cameron Heyward had a big day for the Steelers, with two solo tackles for loss, one sack for a loss of 15 yards, and one quarterback hit. Tampa Bay engineered a late-game comeback to win, 27-24.
Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles had a great game against the Niners, with six solo tackles, one assist, and an interception returned 53 yards for a touchdown. It was Jenkins' third interception on the season. Jenkins also has five pass deflections so far this season, including one against the Niners. Rookie running back Carlos Hyde had 26 yards on 10 carries for the 49ers. The 49ers beat the Eagles 26-21 in San Francisco. Watch Jenkins' pick 6 here:
Which former Buckeyes did you think had the best performances in Week 4?