Across the Shield: Zeke Continues Hot Streak, Gareon Conley Records Interception, and Joey Bosa Makes Season Debut

By David Wertheim on November 19, 2018 at 9:05 am
Joey Bosa makes season debut
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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.

Ezekiel Elliott Continues Hot Streak

After an excellent performance last week, Ezekiel Elliott continued his hot hand this game, rushing 23 times for 122 yards (5.3 ypc) and this touchdown.

Zeke added seven catches for 79 yards in the Cowboys' win over the Atlanta Falcons. On the season, Zeke has 168 carries for 831 yards (4.9 ypc), and has been, by far, the Cowboys best offensive player.

He will look to keep it rolling on Thanksgiving Day against the Washington Redskins.

Elsewhere in this game, wide receiver Noah Brown recorded two tackles on special teams. Rod Smith had two catches for eight yards.

Curtis Samuel Scores Again

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, it seems that whenever the Carolina Panthers decide to give Curtis Samuel the ball, he finds a way to get it in the end zone.

Well, that held true yesterday, as Samuel scored again.

This was actually Samuel's biggest game of the year from a receptions (5) and yards (55) standpoint, as he recorded season highs in both categories. He has scored five touchdowns on the season.

Gareon Conley Records Interception

Despite being openly shopped by coach Jon Gruden earlier this year, Gareon Conley stayed put in Oakland, and rewarded his team with a nice interception to set up a touchdown.

This was Conley's second interception of the season. Also of note: Conely is the only player in the NFL this season (Min. 2 targets) to not allow a completion on third down.

Marshon Lattimore, Too!

Not wanting to be upstaged by his former teammate, Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore made an excellent interception as well.

Lattimore has been quietly excellent over the last few weeks. He recorded four tackles and two pass defenses in this one.

Elsewhere in this game, Vonn Bell had three tackles, Eli Apple added two, and Kurt Coleman notched one.

For the Eagles, Malcolm Jenkins had nine tackles.

Oh, and Cameron Johnston did this:

Joey Bosa Makes Season Debut

After being forced to sit out the first nine games of the season, Joey Bosa finally made his season debut for the Los Angeles chargers today, recording one tackle in limited playing time. 

Bosa will undoubtedly receive more playing time in the coming weeks, as the Chargers will need the stud defensive lineman down the stretch as they look towards a playoff push.

Terrelle Pryor Worked Out By Lions

After being released by the Buffalo Bills last week, the Detroit Lions worked out wide receiver Terrelle Pryor earlier this week.

While the Lions did not sign Pryor, it is good to see that teams still view him as a potential valuable weapon down the stretch.

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