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Devin Smith, Jake Stoneburner battled in London Week 4 in the NFL

Two former Buckeyes played in England and two others were busy making big plays for the Carolina Panthers.

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The former Ohio State football players playing professionally at the next level have officially made it a quarter-way through the NFL's marathon of a regular season. With quarterback inconsistency in Cleveland and all sorts of problems in San Francisco, some of the more explosive offensive weapons from Ohio State have been stymied so far this season.

Former Silver Bullets are continuing to contribute to their teams in force though, several leading their defenses -- James Laurinaitis, Malcolm Jenkins, and Will Allen amongst them.

Buckeyes play in London

The NFL had it's first international game of the season in Week 4 where the Miami Dolphins took on the New York Jets in London. They were apart of history as it was the first division game played  at Wimbley Stadium. Dolphins tight end Jake Stoneburner had one of the team's only two touchdowns as they move ahead 0-4 on the season. Jets rookie wideout Devin Smith only had two receptions for 14 yards, but the team focused on the run game in the second half as the lead extended.


The Cleveland Browns lost on Sunday in the final minutes to San Diego, and were missing Brian Hartline, who went out earlier on with rib and thigh injuries.

Ryan Shazier was out again for the Steelers in Week 4, but is expected to be back next week against the New York Giants.

Plays of the week

Kurt Coleman

The Panthers are glad to have Coleman on their defense, who made this great grab on Sunday. Its his first forced turnover during the regular season for Carolina, marking his 11th career interception; he's also recorded 18 combined tackles this season.

Ted Ginn Jr.

Ginn is in his ninth season in the league and for the first time in his career, had two touchdown receptions in one game. He has had more success in Carolina than any of his other team since leaving Ohio State, and has stepped up in a big way for the Panthers with wideout Kelvin Benjamin out for the season.

Other news

After starting off strong, Carlos Hyde and the San Francisco 49ers have struggled the past few games, having just eight carries for 20 yards on Sunday against the Packers.

Malcolm Jenkins continue to be bright spot on a very dim Philadelphia Eagles defense, but has managed to stay a leader for the team and take care of the secondary.