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 Feasts on the Eagles
It's been an up and down year for Ezekiel Elliott.
After his holdout successfully resulted in a six-year 90 million dollar extension, Elliott had yet to live up to being the league's highest-paid running back.
Each week he's seemed to grow closer to his regular self, but the Cowboys offense has often struggled. After a sluggish start, Elliott and the Cowboys came into Sunday Night's rivalry game against Philadelphia staring down the barrel of a four-game losing streak.
The Cowboys looked to Elliott and he provided the goods.
Elliott exploded against Philly for 111 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. The 37-10 win put the Cowboys in first place in the NFC East and can give Dallas momentum heading into the second half of the season.
This man had a family, Zeke.— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 21, 2019
Bosa Brothers Create Havoc
For the Bosa's, the family business is getting to the quarterback, and business was booming for both brothers on Sunday.
Big brother Joey hunted Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the Chargers 23-20 loss to Tennessee, finishing with six tackles, two tackles for loss, two sacks and a forced fumble.
Dennis Kelly is getting his Quarterback murdered by Joey Bosa— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) October 20, 2019
Very solid analysis pic.twitter.com/DR17bpRcEY
Little brother was just as unblockable, finishing with seven total tackles, four tackles for loss and a sack in the 49ers rain-soaked win over Washington.
Nick Bosa is my spirit animal pic.twitter.com/Lf88OrZeUT— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOSU) October 20, 2019
It's all in the family.
Can't Guard Mike
It's more than just his Twitter handle.
Michael Thomas is perhaps the best possession receiver in the league. He's not the fastest, or the biggest, nor does he run the best routes, but he just knows how to get the ball placed into his hands.
Thomas torched the Bears secondary for nine catches and 131 yards in the Saints 36-25 win over Chicago.
With the win, the Saints, a team with five Buckeyes on its roster, extend its winning streak to five and hold sole ownership of first place in the NFC South.
Thats 9 catches for @Cantguardmike Which keeps him right on schedule to break Marvin Harrisons record for 143 in a season.— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) October 20, 2019
My opinion, theres not a better WR in football than Thomas. pic.twitter.com/KorfBqEYvG
Vonn Bell: Fumble Magnet
If you're a ball carrier, you better hold that pigskin extra tight near Vonn Bell.
After forcing yet another fumble against the Bears on Sunday, Bell has now forced two fumbles on the season and recovered four (tied for first in the NFL) in 2019.
If the ball's on the ground in a Saints' game, odds are Bell had something to do with it.
|SAM HUBBARD||BENGALS||DL||5 TACKLES|
|DRE'MONT JONES||BRONCOS||DL||2 TACKLES|
|JOEY BOSA||CHARGERS||DL||6 TACKLES, 2 SACKS, 2 TACKLES FOR LOSS AND A FORCED FUMBLE|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||COWBOYS||RB||22 CARRIES 111 YARDS, 1 RUSHING TOUCHDOWN, 6 CATCHES FOR 36 YARDS|
|RAEKWON MCMILLAN||DOLPHINS||LB||6 TACKLES|
|JEROME BAKER||DOLPHINS||LB||5 TACKLES|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||EAGLES||P||3 PUNTS FOR 152 YARDS|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||EAGLES||S||5 TACKLES|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||FALCONS||CB||4 TACKLES|
|NATE EBNER||PATRIOTS||DB||MONDAY NIGHT|
|JOHN SIMON||PATRIOTS||DL||MONDAY NIGHT|
|GAREON CONLEY||RAIDERS||CB||6 TACKLES|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||RAIDERS||DL||4 TACKLES|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||REDSKINS||WR||1 CATCH FOR 11 YARDS|
|ELI APPLE||SAINTS||CB||6 TACKLES|
|VONN BELL||SAINTS||S||8 TACKLES AND A FORCED FUMBLE|
|TED GINN JR.||SAINTS||WR||2 CATCHES FOR 48 YARDS|
|MICHAEL THOMAS||SAINTS||WR||9 CATCHES FOR 131 YARDS|
|MARSHON LATTIMORE||SAINTS||CB||3 TACKLES AND A PASS DEFLECTION|
|CARLOS HYDE||TEXANS||RB||12 CARRIES FOR 35 YARDS|
|NICK BOSA||49ERS||DL||7 TACKLES, 4 TACKLES FOR LOSS AND A SACK|