The Houndie: Week 4

By Corey Carpenter on October 5, 2010 at 1:00p

The Houndie is an award formerly known as the Buckeye NFLer of the Week.  After 2 years of existence, we searched for a catchier name, so with the help of a well placed typo and the ensuing 11W comments, the current title was created.

Week four of the NFL season saw a few games that pitted former Buckeyes against each other, as the divisions start to take a shape and the bye weeks become a factor.

The first matchup saw the Bills go down in defeat to the Jets, 38-14. The Jets are playing their last game without Santonio and used a stellar rushing attack behind the likes of Nick Mangold and Ben Hartstock. The Jets put 2 backs over 100 yards and Donte Whitner did his best to stop them, recording 9 solo stops and 4 assists to lead the Bills, but the Bills are horrible and could only muster 223 total yards. Hartstock got on the board with his first catch of the season, but Big Vern was left out of the box score.

Chris Gamble and the Panthers went down to the Big Easy looking for their first win of the season, but fell to the Saints 14-16. Gamble had a busy day with 9 solo stops, as Drew Brees passed 48 times. However, one of the heroes for the Saints was Malcolm Jenkins, who recorded 5 total tackles and his first career sack, coming with 51 seconds left and the Panthers facing 3rd and 12 from the N.O. 40 yard line. Will Smith chipped in with 3 solo stops, including one that put the Panther’s Steve Smith on the shelf for a couple of weeks.

The last matchup was Philly against Washington, where Joey Galloway had 1 catch for 5 yards in the Redskins’ 17-12 win over Kurt Coleman and the Eagles. Coleman had just 1 tackle.


Staying the NFC, Nate Clements had the chance to be a hero for San Fran, who were looking for their first win in Atlanta. The 49ers were up 14-13 with 1:31 left in the game when Clements intercepted a Matt Ryan pass and took it down the sidelines, but Roddy White chased him down and did his best MoC impression, stripping the ball from Nate and giving the Falcons a second chance, which they took full advantage of, driving down the field for the last second FG and the 16-14 win. Clements ended the day 7 solo stops, while Michael Jenkins is still injured for Atlanta.

Don’t look now, but the St. Louis Rams are tied atop the NFC West, after capturing their second straight win, a 20-3 stomping of Seattle. Lil’ Animal had 4 solos and an assist, while Na’il Diggs had 4 total tackles and Larry Grant had 2. The Rams defense held Seattle to just 257 total yards, including 64 on the ground. The Rams now travel to Detroit this weekend, looking to eclipse their win total of the last 2 years combined.

In the battle of Ohio, the Browns secured their first win of the season, 23-20 over the Bengals. Mike Nugent, fresh off being named AFC Special Teamer of the month, hit 2 of 3 FG’s and both his extra points, but it was the 44-yarder he had blocked in the 2nd quarter that ended up being the difference in this one, as the Brownies drove down and hit a FG of their own right before half.  For the Browns, Brian Robiski is still on the shelf.

Briefly on offense, Beanie was held in check, as the Cardinals lost at San Diego 41-10. The Cardinals were down early, which yields Beanie kind of useless, as he ended the day with 5 carries for 19 yards and 1 catch for 6. While on Monday night, Brian Hartline caught 3 balls for 21 yards in Miami’s 14-41 loss at the hands of the Patriots and Bobby Carpenter had 4 solo stops.

This week's award goes to someone who just a couple of weeks ago was rumored to be on the trading block, but Sunday showed up big for the second straight game, to help lead the Packers to a hard fought 28-26 win over the Lions. AJ Hawk had 9 solo tackles, 3 assists and an INT to help put the Pack atop the NFC Norris. After not recording a tackle in the first game, Hawk has 27 total tackles in the last 3 games to put him back in the good graces of the coaches and fans. Also, Ryan Pickett had 3 tackles and a fumble recovery, which lead to a Packer TD 3 plays later.


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BigRedBuckeye's picture

I freakin' love this feature. I look forward to it from about 10 pm Sunday until you post it on Tuesday. Keep up the good work!!!

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

gravey's picture

Ditto.  Thanks much for the Houndie!

Squirrel Master's picture

Is Teddy Ginn still out?

Also, I think San Fran needs to make the switch to Troy Smith. Alex Smith is good but obviously not doing it.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

David Carr is the backup....


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tampa buckeye's picture

By default.  Once Troy gets a chance he'll be the starter.  I give it week 6.

Squirrel Master's picture

David Carr is the village bicycle. When is someone going to figure out Troy Smith is a winner? What is the knock on him, his height. HELLO Drew Brees is the same height.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

SouthBayBuckeye's picture

I agree, but that's the way the depth chart looks.

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Corey Carpenter's picture

Yes, Teddy is still out with his knee. He hasn't practiced in a few weeks, so I think he is still out for a while. As for Troy, he has to jump David Carr before he can replace Alex Smith, but Smith's numbers haven't been too bad the last couple of games, I just think San Fran in general is not that good. In fact Troy has been inactive all year. The good news for the 49ers, even though they are 0-4, they are only 2 games out of first place in their division.

Denny's picture

LOLOL "NFC Norris"


Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Coleman missed an assignment and I don't think I saw him in the game after that.

RBuck's picture

Anyone else hear Tress's presser? Tried to avoid the Pryor question at first even saying he didn't know the exact nature of the injury. After further interrogation he seemed to imply that TP's role would be limited.

As if most of us didn't already know that.

Long live the southend.

Olentangy's picture


-favorite Gus Johnson quote

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