Week 10 in the NFL was filled with upsets, Buckeye-vs-Buckeye matchups and players who are still looking to make a name for themselves before the end of the season. There are only six weeks left before the postseason, and some former Buckeyes haven't lived up to their full potential coming out of the draft.
Here's a look at some of the notable performances this week in the NFL by former Ohio State players.
A handful of former Buckeyes lined up on Sunday when the Cleveland Browns lost in disastrous fashion to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both Brian Hartline and Donte Whitener suffered concussions in Week 8 and missed last week, but Whitner has yet to be cleared to play. Hartline on the other hand, had six receptions for 77 yards against the Steelers.
It's not surprising Hartline and the Browns' offense had a hard time against Pittsburgh, with so many former Silver Bullets, they're a scary group. Ryan Shazier is back to his Ohio State days, and has been a force for opposing offenses; he forces quarterbacks to hurry and often ends up with a sack. Will Allen played in his second game back after missing three games to injury, and had a forced fumble and tackle for loss.
Perhaps this matchup is best defined by this play from Cam Heyward completely leveling Browns' Cam Erving.
Thursday Night Football
The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets faced off on Thursday night with several former Buckeyes taking the field. Dan "Boom" Herron hasn't gotten much playing time or touches during his time in Buffalo, with LeSean McCoy getting most of the workload.
For the Jets, center Nick Mongold has been in and out the past few weeks with two neck injuries, but was once again back to get the ball to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Wideout Devin Smith has also been rocked by injury, but has also failed to make the most of his opportunities in a deep receiving corp. Smith tried his hand a kickoff return on Thursday, and instead of taking a knee in the endzone, ran it out to the 16-yard line before it was stripped and returned for a Bills touchdown. Aside from the misstep on special teams, he only had one reception for 22 yards in the outing.
Plays of the week
Kurt Coleman (The Good)
The Panthers are still undefeated, and former Ohio State stud Kurt Coleman had another amazing interception to help ensure the win.
Malcolm Jenkins (The Bad)
The leader of the Philadelphia Eagles secondary had a momentary lapse on the field Sunday, allowing the Dolphins to get in the endzone and take the lead and eventually the win. Philly fans are fickle, but he has helped the defense more than any other player in the backfield.
Malcolm Jenkins said he didn't know the ball was tipped on Landry's TD. If so, would've gone for ball or tackled WR. pic.twitter.com/dLxnfAujKg— Josh Paunil (@JoshPaunil) November 15, 2015
Ted Ginn Jr. (The Ugly)
Things took a scary turn on Sunday when Ginn took a direct shot to his head in the Panthers' game against the Titans.
New York Giant defensive tackle Johnathon Hankins was placed on the injured reserve list and wont return this season following surgery earlier this week for a torn pectoral muscle.
Johnathan Hankins (@BigTimeHank) November 13, 2015