Sigh. We had yet another weekend sans Ohio State football. Luckily, there’s an army of Buckeye alum who make up for that on Sunday’s, especially when they perform the way they did over the weekend. Below are some of the standout performances from your favorite NFL Bucks.
The Washington Football Team can thank their lucky stars that they somehow landed both Terry McLaurin and Chase Young, who each had record-book performances in their blowout win over Dallas on Thanksgiving.
McLaurin finished the day with seven catches for 92 yards, earning him this impressive stat:
It's a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 26, 2020
Terry McLaurin (1,826, as of halftime) has joined Charlie Brown (1,975) as the only @WashingtonNFL players since the 1970 merger with 1,800+ rec yards in their 1st 25 career games.
On top of that, he prevented a pick six that would have tied the game.
Which earned him this stat:
Terry McLaurin's max speed of 20.99 MPH is the 3rd-highest by a skill-position player making a tackle this season. DK Metcalf owns the fastest at 22.64 MPH— ESPN (@espn) November 27, 2020
(via Next Gen Stats) pic.twitter.com/etCShaZ7eM
Here are some more for good measure:
Terry McLaurin has 7 catches or 80+ yards in six straight games pic.twitter.com/0tcOWnslc6— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) November 27, 2020
Most rec. yards by 2nd year WRs:— PFF (@PFF) November 26, 2020
1. Terry McLaurin - 871
2. D.K. Metcalf - 862
3. Darius Slayton - 584
4. A.J. Brown - 540 pic.twitter.com/9NqGYia1OE
Most receiving yards after catch (WRs)— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) November 28, 2020
Terry McLaurin - 424
Cooper Kupp - 407
Keenan Allen - 401 pic.twitter.com/8kLqVi1mwy
Young also set a few career-bests on Sunday.
Chase Young set or tied career-best marks in several pass rush metrics in Washington's Thanksgiving Day win on the road in Dallas.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) November 27, 2020
➤ 5 pressures (T-most)
➤ 16.1% pressure rate (highest)
➤ 0.74 second get-off (quickest)#WASvsDAL | #WashingtonFootball
And the only reason you’re not seeing more of this from Young...
Is because the rookie is being double-teamed so often that only six edge rushers — J.J. Watt, Joey Bosa and Myles Garrett included — receive more double-teams.
Chase Young has been double-teamed at an exceptionally high rate, a sign of respect few rookies ever get.— NBCSports Washington (@NBCSWashington) November 30, 2020
Ron Rivera explains why https://t.co/sOYppgiiXF
Rams safety Jordan Fuller also had himself a day. After his game on Monday Night Football in Week 11 when he snagged his first two interceptions of his professional career, both at the hands of Tom Brady, he kept the momentum going on Sunday against the 49ers, when he intercepted Nick Mullens after Aaron Donald tipped the pass.
Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye rookies
- J.K. Dobbins, Malik Harrison will play Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. ET when the Ravens take on the Steelers.
- Jeff Okudah was out for the Lions with a shoulder injury.
- DaVon Hamilton: One tackle for the Jaguars (was carted off the field with knee injury, which isn’t expected to be a long term injury)
- Jonah Jackson: Started at left guard for the Lions
- Damon Arnette: One tackle for the Raiders
Sunday was truly a big fat recruiting advertisement for the GOAT himself, Larry Johnson, as Joey Bosa had his best career performance against the Bills, racking up three sacks, five QB hits, a fumble recovery, and eight total tackles.
Obviously, this performance set numerous personal, team and NFL records.
Bengals safety Vonn Bell— one of the few glimmers of hope for the team— finished his game against the Giants with a team-leading 10 tackles and one of the smoothest forced fumble and recovery I’ve ever seen.
Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye veterans
- Jerome Baker: five tackles, including a team-high four solos, and half a sack for Miami
- Sam Hubbard: seven tackles and one tackle for loss for the Bengals
- Dre’Mont Jones: nine tackles and one tackle for loss for the Broncos
- Denzel Ward was out for the Browns with a calf injury.
- Ezekiel Elliott: ten carries for 32 yards, one catch for seven yards for the Cowboys
- Curtis Samuel: five catches for 72 yards, one rush for five yards for the Panthers
- Michael Thomas: four catches for 50 yards, one rush for one yard for the Saints
- Bradley Roby: one pass deflection and one fumble recovery for the Texans (However, he is now out for the remainder of the season as he has been suspended for six games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy.)
- Michael Jordan, Andrew Norwell, Taylor Decker started for their respective OLs.
- Packers offensive lineman Corey Linsley went down with a MCL sprain in their win against the Bears. He is expected to miss 3-6 weeks.