Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Across the Shield follows those who once wore Scarlet and Gray on their journeys through the NFL.
Dwayne gets his first win
It wasn't pretty, but it didn't matter.
Dwayne Haskins won his first game as an NFL quarterback on Sunday when he led Washington to a 19-16 win over Detroit, hitting Terry McLaurin to set up a game-winning field goal.
His stat line wasn't outstanding as he threw for just 156 yards and completed 13 of 29 passes. Still though, the young rookie could have cared less about that once he realized he had his first win in the bag.
He was so excited in fact, that he forgot to take the field for the last play. Opting to take some selfies with fans instead
Michael Thomas burns the Panthers
Michael Thomas isn't in the Most Valuable Player award conversation, but he should be.
You would be hard-pressed to name a more consistent player than Thomas. Each week, he lines up against some unlucky cornerback and eats his lunch. The same was true on Sunday.
Thomas had 10 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers. For many receivers that's a season-high kinda game, but not for Thomas. That performance was the fifth game in a row Thomas eclipsed 100 yards (seven total) and his sixth game with over 10 catches.
How some pundits continue to leave Thomas out of the top receiver conversation is laughable. Thomas is the best possession receiver in the league. Period.
Nick Bosa eats on SNF
Michael Thomas isn't the only Buckeye who deserves a shout out in the MVP conversation.
Nick Bosa has been a monster in his rookie season and even though he probably won't win the award, accolades are surely in his future.
In one of the 49ers toughest tests all season against the Packers, Bosa dominated what some people call the best oline and football and hounded the best quarterback in football.
San Francisco smacked the cheese wiz out of the Packers 37-8. Bosa was a force all night finishing with three tackles, a sack and a recovered fumble. Under the lights he proved once again that Bosa is a bad boy.
Malcolm Jenkins hunts down Russell Wilson
Although he didn't get the win, Malcolm Jenkins looked great on Sunday.
The 10-year vet had six tackles and two sacks in the Eagles loss to the Seahawks.
Second down and four, Malcolm Jenkins sacks Russell Wilson. pic.twitter.com/gMwD1cDztN— DIE-HARD Fans (@Eaglesfans9) November 24, 2019
Jenkins has been the heart and soul of the Eagles and will have to play a big role if the Eagles are to catch the Cowboys in the race for the NFC East crown.
|SAM HUBBARD||BENGALS||DL||6 TACKLES, 1 SACK|
|DRE'MONT JONES||BRONCOS||DL||3 TACKLES|
|DENZEL WARD||BROWNS||CB||3 TACKLES, 1 PASS DEFENDED|
|MALIK HOOKER||COLTS||S||7 TACKLES|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||COWBOYS||RB||21 CARRIES FOR 86 YARDS, 4 CATCHES FOR 40 YARDS|
|RAEKWON MCMILLAN||DOLPHINS||LB||1 TACKLE|
|JEROME BAKER||DOLPHINS||LB||7 TACKLES|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||EAGLES||P||4 PUNTS FOR 164 YARDS|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||EAGLES||S||6 TACKLES AND 2 SACKS|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||FALCONS||CB||4 TACKLES|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||PANTHERS||WR||1 CATCH FOR 9 YARDS|
|JOHN SIMON||PATRIOTS||DL||1 TACKLE|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||RAIDERS||DL||5 TACKLES|
|DWAYNE HASKINS||REDSKINS||QB||13/29 FOR 156 YARDS, 1 INTERCEPTION|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||REDSKINS||WR||5 CATCHES FOR 72 YARDS|
|ELI APPLE||SAINTS||CB||1 TACKLE, 1 PASS DEFENDED|
|VONN BELL||SAINTS||S||9 TACKLES, 1 PASS DEFENDED|
|TED GINN JR||SAINTS||WR||2 RECEPTIONS FOR 38 YARDS|
|MICHAEL THOMAS||SAINTS||WR||10 RECEPTIONS FOR 101 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN|
|CAMERON HEYWARD||STEELERS||DL||6 TACKLES, 1 SACK|
|GAREON CONLEY||TEXANS||CB||2 TACKLES|
|CARLOS HYDE||TEXANS||RB||16 CARRIES FOR 67 YARDS|
|NICK BOSA||49ERS||DL||3 TACKLES, 1 SACK AND A RECOVERED FUMBLE|