Another week, another Ohio State football game canceled due to COVID-19. Luckily, we had guys like Chase Young, Nick Vannett and Jerome Baker show up and show out on Sunday to give Buckeye fans something to cheer for. Here’s how the NFL Bucks did in Week 14.
The Washington Football Team’s defensive line is one of the best in the NFL, and you’d be remiss to not attribute Chase Young for most of their success.
In the Football Team’s 23-15 win over the 49ers, Young totaled eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, two pass deflections and one touchdown. This performance all but solidified his title as Defensive Rookie of the Year, potentially becoming the fourth Buckeye in the last five years to do so.
(Joey Bosa—2016, Marshon Lattimore— 2017, Nick Bosa— 2019).
This was a nice highlight package by Fox. Chase Young has a sack, fumble, separate fumble recovery for a TD, all in the 1st half. pic.twitter.com/WOCAW57Z2K— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) December 13, 2020
On the other side of the ball, Terry McLaurin passed 1,000 receiving yards on the season. For the year, he has 73 receptions for 1,001 yards and three touchdowns.
Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye rookies
- Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins: 13 carries, 53 yards, 1 TD
- Lions OL Jonah Jackson: Started at left guard
Dwayne Haskins found himself back on the field for The Washington Football Team after QB Alex Smith suffered a leg injury (described as calf tightness) before the second half. Haskins completed 7 of 12 pass attempts for 51 yards in their victory over the 49ers.
Former Ohio State tight end Nick Vannett scored his first touchdown since 2018 for the Broncos, helping them defeat the Carolina Panthers 32-27.
Drew Lock hits a wide open Nick Vannett for a 2 yard TD to put the Broncos (+4.5) out in front 13-7— Bet The Pigskin (@betthepigskin) December 13, 2020
Vannett anytime scorer +1200
Jerome Baker has made it on this highlight page quite a few times this year. The Dolphins linebacker has recorded double-digit tackles in two games this season, almost making it three in Miami’s 33-27 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Baker recorded eight tackles, two tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks— one of which was for an insane 30-yard loss.
Buckeye fan-favorite, wide receiver Devin Smith has been added to the Patriots’ practice squad after dealing with a number of injuries since 2015 when he was drafted by the Jets.
The #Patriots are signing WR Devin Smith to their practice squad following his workout with the team. During his collegiate career with @OhioStateFB Smith caught 121 passes for 2,503 yards and 30 TDs, with 12 scores in his senior year.pic.twitter.com/YEjgYDXpVE https://t.co/VliKoclcip— Jack Aylmer (@Jack_Aylmer) December 9, 2020
Oh, and a couple guys made it back to the Buckeye state...
How firm thy friendship https://t.co/VBkibcDlhL— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) December 13, 2020
Other miscellaneous news and notes for Buckeye veterans
- Bengals S Vonn Bell: 5 tackles
- Bengals DE Sam Hubbard: 3 tackles, 1 pass breakup
- Steelers DL Cameron Heyward: 3 tackles
- Broncos DE Dre’Mont Jones: 1 tackle, 1 sack
- Raiders DT Johnathan Hankins: 4 tackles
- Chargers DE Joey Bosa: 3 tackles
- Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott: 12 carries, 48 yards; 2 receptions 11 yards
- Panthers WR Curtis Samuel: 7 receptions, 68 yards; 2 carries, 22 yards
- Saints S Malcolm Jenkins: 5 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 fumble recovery
- Saints CB Marshon Lattimore: 2 tackles, 1 pass breakup
- Saints WR Michael Thomas: 5 receptions, 39 yards
- Rams S Jordan Fuller: 6 tackles