Across the Shield: Sam Hubbard Scores, Jerome Baker Registers First Sacks, and Denzel Ward Nabs Another Interception

By David Wertheim on October 8, 2018 at 9:05 am
Sam Hubbard recorded the play of the day for the Bengals
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Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Across the Shield follows those who once wore Scarlet and Gray on their journeys through the NFL.

Sam Hubbard Cements a Bengals Win

What a comeback it was for the 4-1, AFC north leading Cincinnati Bengals yesterday. After being down 17-0 midway through the third quarter, the Bengals rallied to score 27 unanswered points and defeat the Miami Dolphins.

The Bengals scored two defensive touchdowns, including this strip-sack by Carlos Dunlap which ended up in the arms of Sam Hubbard, who brought it back for six.

Hubbard finished with three tackles and a pass deflection in addition to that score. He spoke to the media after the game. 

Also for the Bengals, Adolphus Washington saw his first action after being signed a few weeks ago and recorded a tackle. There was a lot more from Buckeyes in this game on the Miami side, however.

Jerome Baker Records First Career Sacks

After landing in Cincinnati, former Buckeye linebacker seemed excited to return to the homeland.

Baker didn't disappoint in his first professional game in the state, recording seven tackles and his first two career sacks.

Elsewhere for Miami, Raekwon McMillan recorded six tackles.

Denzel Ward With Yet Another Interception

Man, can Ohio State defensive backs play in the league, or what?

Denzel Ward continues to impress, this time recording a spectacular interception at the goal line, saving the Browns from (likely) giving up some kind of score. Obviously, that was key, because the game ended up in overtime.

Ward also recorded four tackles, three passes defended, and a blocked field goal. You can watch his best plays of week five here.

Terrelle Pryor Finds the End Zone

It's been a bit of a slow start for Terrelle Pryor with the Jets, and he only had one catch today.

He made the most of it, however, finding the end zone on a really nice catch.

Elsewhere in this game, Darron Lee had five tackles. The Jets got the win over the Broncos.

Curtis Samuel's First Touch = Paydirt

After missing the first four games of the season due to injury, Curtis Samuel made the most of his first touch, rumbling through Giants players for a touchdown.

Samuel finished with two catches for 37 yards and that score. He also made a key play on special teams, forcing a fumble on a punt record that was recovered by Carolina for a touchdown. The Panthers would go on to win the game. 

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