Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Across the Shield follows those who once wore Scarlet and Gray on their journeys through the NFL.
A pair of Silver Bullets strike hard for the Saints
After getting torched last week by the Rams, the Saints secondary hoped to rebound against Seattle.
Things were still bumpy in the Saints 33-27 win over the Seahawks, but at least New Orleans' Buckeye-stacked secondary found a way to make game-changing plays like this one:
Eli Apple forces a fumble and Vonn Bell takes it to the house.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 22, 2019
Buckeyes out here making game changing plays. pic.twitter.com/zkNZKCIstT
Vonn Bell and Eli Apple, took things back to 2014 with a forced fumble and then scoop and score.
Bell would couple his first NFL touchdown with nine tackles and a pass deflection. Apple, who's found himself a home in New Orleans since being traded by New York, finished the day with three tackles and his forced fumble.
Special players on special teams
Buckeyes make plays on every unit.
Case in point: Cameron Johnston.
Its Its beautiful. pic.twitter.com/oSDzDfk5mD— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 22, 2019
And also, Malcolm Jenkins:
Malcolm Jenkins with the block! pic.twitter.com/9iLB389CLs— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 22, 2019
That field goal block set up the Eagles with a chance to win it in regulation with a touchdown, but they ultimately fell just short.
Carlos Hyde bullies his way into the end zone
Can't cap things off without a little offense, right?
Carlos Hyde, who's bounced around the league like he used to bounce off defenders, finds himself in a Houston Texans jersey this season.
But that still doesn't change his eventual destination: the end zone.
GUAPO. pic.twitter.com/vb5vGzC34K— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 22, 2019
Hyde finished the day with 19 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown in the Texans' 27-20 win over the Chargers.
More Bad Luck For Malik
Malik Hooker can't seem to shake the bad luck on the injury front.
Hooker suffered a labrum tear in his hip ahead of the 2017 NFL draft, missed most of his rookie season with a torn ACL and MCL, and missed three games with a foot injury and lingering hip injuries last season.
And now he's sidelined again.
Colts S Malik Hooker tore meniscus in his knee and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, per source. He actually came back in and finished the game with the injury.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2019
Get right soon, Malik. We need to see more plays like this:
This is worth isolating, watching again, and composing a tribute power ballad. Goodness, Malik. pic.twitter.com/5fOqOp50FA— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 8, 2019
|SAM HUBBARD||BENGALS||DL||6 TACKLES, 1 FORCED FUMBLE|
|JEFF HEUERMAN||BRONCOS||TE||2 CATCHES, 20 YARDS|
|JOEY BOSA||CHARGERS||DL||2 TACKLES, 0.5 SACKS|
|DARRON LEE||CHIEFS||LB||4 TACKLES|
|MALIK HOOKER||COLTS||S||2 TACKLES, OUT DUE TO TORN MENISCUS|
|PARRIS CAMPBELL||COLTS||WR||3 CATCHES, 24 YARDS|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||COWBOYS||RB||19 CARRIES, 125 YARDS; 2 CATCHES, 14 YARDS|
|DEVIN SMITH||COWBOYS||WR||2 CATCHES, 39 YARDS|
|RAEKWON MCMILLAN||DOLPHINS||LB||3 TACKLES|
|JEROME BAKER||DOLPHINS||LB||3 TACKLES|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||EAGLES||P||3 PUNTS FOR 144 YARDS, 1 INSIDE THE 20|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||EAGLES||S||4 TACKLES, 1 PASS DEFLECTION, BLOCKED FG|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||FALCONS||CB||1 TACKLE|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||PANTHERS||WR||5 CATCHES, 53 YARDS, 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|JOHN SIMON||PATRIOTS||DL||5 TACKLES|
|GAREON CONLEY||RAIDERS||CB||3 TACKLES|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||RAIDERS||DL||7 TACKLES|
|DWAYNE HASKINS||REDSKINS||QB||MONDAY NIGHT|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||REDSKINS||WR||MONDAY NIGHT|
|ELI APPLE||SAINTS||CB||3 TACKLES, 1 FORCED FUMBLE|
|VONN BELL||SAINTS||S||9 TACKLES, 1 PASS DEFENDED|
|TED GINN JR.||SAINTS||WR||2 CATCHES 15 YARDS|
|MICHAEL THOMAS||SAINTS||WR||5 RECEPTIONS, 54 YARDS,1 TOUCHDOWN|
|MARSHON LATTIMORE||SAINTS||CB||12 TACKLES, 10 SOLO|
|NICK VANNETT||SEAHAWKS||TE||1 CATCH FOR 9 YARDS|
|CAMERON HEYWARD||STEELERS||DL||4 TACKLES|
|BRADLEY ROBY||TEXANS||CB||3 TACKLES|
|CARLOS HYDE||TEXANS||RB||10 CARRIES, 19 YARDS, 1 TOUCHDOWN|
|NICK BOSA||49ERS||DL||1 TACKLE|