Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Across the Shield follows those who once wore Scarlet and Gray on their journeys through the NFL.
Carlos Hyde runs wild in London
Carlos Hyde took a trip across the pond and he absolutely went off in London.
Since entering the league in 2014, Hyde has bounced around from San Francisco to Cleveland to Jacksonville to Kansas City and finally Houston.
Hyde has flashed at times this season, but it was his performance across the pond that made him really stand out. Guapo had his best game of the year in the Texans 26-3 win over the Jaguars in London. The power back had 160 yards on 19 carries and he SHOULD have had a touchdown.
Carlos Hyde breaks loose. But the @Jaguars defense never quits on it.— NFL (@NFL) November 3, 2019
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High and tight, Carlos.
Jerome and Raekwon get their first win of the season
It's been a long season for Miami
Often the butt of the league's jokes this season, the Dolphins were the ones laughing this week after defeating AFC East rival New York for their first win of the season.
It was only fitting that the Dolphins were led by two of few bright spots this season – the pair of former Ohio State linebackers and Buckeye teammates Jerome Baker and Raekwon McMillan.
The pair finished with seven and eight tackles respectively and made it a long day for Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.
While Jomal Wiltz pulls down the INT, let me point out that a blitzing Raekwon McMillan forced the bad throw. Sam Darnold should have known better. Hes clearly playing like a desperate QB. pic.twitter.com/YprgtcJz1r— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) November 4, 2019
Baker, whose really starting to find his stride, may have found another talent: Fortune telling.
After the Dolphins put up a fight against the Steelers last week on Monday night football, a game were Baker had nine tackles and a forced fumble, the second year player called his shot prior to Sunday's game.
Todays the day.— Jerome Baker Jr. (@Lastname_Baker) November 3, 2019
Dwayne struggles in his first start
It wasn't all happiness this week for Ohio State greats as Dwayne Haskins struggled in his first start for the Redskins.
The rookie was 15/22 for 144 yards in Washington's 22-9 loss to Buffalo. Haskins has yet to throw for a touchdown, but on a bright note he didn't turn the ball over.
And he had a few nice plays like these:
Nice job by Dwayne Haskins on 3rd down. Free rusher from the secondary right in his face, Haskins sets up and gets the ball out to Richardson for a first down. #Redskins get the conversion pic.twitter.com/Gsavzt5D6k— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) November 3, 2019
Dwayne will be fine and his struggles aren't all on him, but his rookie season hasn't exactly been stelar up to this point.
Curtis Samuel strikes again
It's no secret that Buckeyes make excellent receivers in the NFL and Curtis Samuel is no exception.
The former H-back has transitioned well into his wideout role for the Carolina Panthers. So far this season, Samuel has hauled in 30 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns, including this one he had on Sunday against the Titans.
I thought this was an instructive piece commentary from CBSs Trent Green on Kyle Allen. It was a solid throw, given the pressure in his face. Great play by Curtis Samuel. It capped Allens 2nd 90+ yard drive over the last three weeks. 9 straight completions to end the half. pic.twitter.com/5ZEQTE9o0S— John Ellis (@OnePantherPlace) November 4, 2019
It's crazy to think he came into Ohio State as a running back, and now he's mossing NFL cornerbacks.
|DRE'MONT JONES||BRONCOS||DL||1 TACKLE|
|DENZEL WARD||BROWNS||CB||2 TACKLES 1 PASS DEFENDED|
|JOEY BOSA||CHARGERS||DL||4 TACKLES 1.5 SACKS|
|DARRON LEE||CHIEFS||LB||2 TACKLES|
|MALIK HOOKER||COLTS||S||5 TACKLES|
|PARRIS CAMPBELL||COLTS||WR||5 CATCHES FOR 53 YARDS, 3 CARRIES FOR 27 YARDS|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||COWBOYS||RB||MONDAY NIGHT|
|DEVIN SMITH||COWBOYS||WR||MONDAY NIGHT|
|RAEKWON MCMILLAN||DOLPHINS||LB||8 TACKLES|
|JEROME BAKER||DOLPHINS||LB||7 TACKLES|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||EAGLES||P||5 PUNTS FOR 245 YARDS 1 INSIDE THE 20|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||EAGLES||S||2 TACKLES 0.5 SACKS|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||PANTHERS||WR||3 CATCHES FOR 64 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN|
|JOHN SIMON||PATRIOTS||DL||1 TACKLE|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||RAIDERS||DL||2 TACKLES|
|DWAYNE HASKINS||REDSKINS||QB||15/22 FOR 144 YARDS, 3 CARRIES FOR 14 YARDS|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||REDSKINS||WR||4 CATCHES FOR 39 YARDS|
|TED GINN JR.||SAINTS||WR||BYE|
|CAMERON HEYWARD||STEELERS||DL||6 TACKLES|
|GAREON CONLEY||TEXANS||CB||8 TACKLES 2 PASSES DEFENDED|
|CARLOS HYDE||TEXANS||RB||19 CARRIES FOR 160 YARDS|
|NICK BOSA||49ERS||DL||1 TACKLE|