While we eagerly wait for the current Ohio State Buckeyes to take the field, we can always count on the players from Ohio State past to put on a show for us every Sunday. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable performances by Buckeyes in the NFL in Week 6.
The Rams placed safety Jordan Fuller on injured reserve last Tuesday with a right shoulder and neck injury. The rookie missed Week 4 with an injury to the same shoulder, but apparently felt well enough to play in Week 5, which is when he re-injured the same area breaking up a pass on the final defensive play against the Washington Football Team. The rookie could be back after three weeks under the new IR rules.
Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard missed Sunday’s game against the Colts, as he was also placed on IR after injuring his elbow in Week 5.
Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel was inactive against the Bears after being listed as questionable with a knee injury all of last week.
Other than that, not much has changed since we last updated you. Nick Bosa and Malik Hooker are still out for the season, and Damon Arnette, Parris Campbell, Gareon Conley, Dre’Mont Jones and Pat Elflein are still out indefinitely.
After being signed to the Giants’ 53-man roster this past week, Austin Mack finally made his NFL debut and recorded his first NFL catch on Sunday.
Welcome to the NFL Austin Mack! pic.twitter.com/Dn8UsBi7Mz— Justin Penik (@JustinPenik) October 18, 2020
According to Pro Football Focus, Chase Young received an 88.8 grade in Washington’s game against the Giants, making him the highest-rated rookie defender through Sunday’s slate of games, despite only recording two total tackles and one tackle for a loss.
I think we need to start keeping track of a stat called forced INTs for pass rushers because Chase Young did it again.— Nick Akridge (@PFF_NickAkridge) October 19, 2020
He forces Jones to just chuck the ball up in the air and then Kendall Fuller makes an incredible catch. Also, stop trying to block him with a TE, it won't work. pic.twitter.com/N95YryjdgK
Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye rookies:
- After Ravens running back Mark Ingram left the game with an ankle injury on Sunday against the Eagles, J.K. Dobbins was utilized a bit more than usual with nine carries for 28 yards and two receptions for one yard.
- Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah had eight tackles in their 34-16 win against the Jaguars.
- On the other side of the ball, Lions offensive lineman Jonah Jackson, evidently, killed it at left tackle.
Jonah Jackson is so good.— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) October 18, 2020
Seven-year NFL veteran and two-year Texans cornerback Bradley Roby is having an outstanding season so far, and he’s not slowing down anytime soon. He recorded his first interception of the season (and the team’s first) on Sunday during Houston’s 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans. Roby also recorded seven total tackles and two passes defended.
Texans-Titans is a rollercoaster.— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) October 18, 2020
First interception of the Texans season. Bradley Roby. pic.twitter.com/eR0PnPpCTM
Speaking of first’s, Patriots defensive end John Simon recorded his first sack of the season against the Broncos. In all, he had four total tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hit.
Drew Lock, meet John Simonpic.twitter.com/Mm6recCj4F— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 18, 2020
Friendly reminder that Washington’s best quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, is still inactive.
Kyle Allen. Bro. What are you doing? pic.twitter.com/fegYKIA0pI— Jordan Dajani (@JordanDajani) October 18, 2020
Giants scoop up the Kyle Allen fumble for a TD— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) October 18, 2020
Kyle Allen probably scores if he runs for the pylon. pic.twitter.com/Bhak7tmn0v— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) October 18, 2020
Kyle Allen is so bad at QB I am convinced we are in tank mode and that’s the actual reason Haskins is benched, they didn’t want to risk another win— Nate (@BarstoolNate) October 18, 2020
I know someone who hits Terry when he’s open.
Terry McLaurin would be leading the league in receiving yards if a QB could just consistently hit him when he’s open, it’s so annoying to watch— Jordan (@jordanasri) October 18, 2020
Speaking of Terry, despite Allen’s incompetence, McLaurin still left the game with seven receptions for 74 yards.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott totaled 12 carries for 49 yards and eight receptions for 31 yards and zero touchdowns in their 38-10 loss against the Cardinals during Monday Night Football, however, it was Elliott’s fumbles on back-to-back drives in the first and second quarters that made headlines. He has lost a career-high four fumbles in six games, and opponents have turned every takeaway into a touchdown, according to ESPN.
Budda Baker forces the fumble on Ezekiel Elliott #RedSea— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 20, 2020
Ezekiel Elliott's second lost fumble of the half. Third time in his career he's fumbled twice in same game.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) October 20, 2020
First time he's lost more than 1 in same game. https://t.co/17bVDt7rMH
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott after 2 fumbles in 38-10 loss: "I gave them all the momentum they needed to go and take off.— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) October 20, 2020
"I want to say I’m sorry and this one’s on me."
Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye veterans: