It was a weird week for Buckeyes in the NFL. Michael Thomas returned from injury while Bradley Roby was held out for disciplinary reasons and Ted Ginn Jr. was released by the Bears.
Curtis Samuel and Terry McLaurin were the only Buckeyes that scored a touchdown this week, but Austin Mack had a breakout game after recently being elevated from the practice squad for the Giants and Malcolm Jenkins showed that he still has a lot left in the tank.
Mack Breaks Out
After an up-and-down career at Ohio State, and going undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, Austin Mack has been the definition of perseverance this season.
Elevated from the practice squad a few weeks ago, Mack had just one catch coming into yesterday but ended the game with five times that number as he recorded four receptions for 72 yards, including this 50 yard strike from Daniel Jones.
Austin Mack gets loose for a monster gain. pic.twitter.com/WREOBCLh1t— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 8, 2020
Mack and the Giants, who now sit just one game back of the Philadelphia Eagles in the win column, will take on Cameron Johnston and those Eagles next Sunday from the Meadowlands in a game that somehow has significant playoff implications.
Curtis Samuel Scores in Third Straight Game
A multi-use weapon in Carolina OC Joe Brady's offense, Curtis Samuel scored in the third straight game yesterday, as well as went over 100 yards receiving, including this shovel pass touchdown from Teddy Bridgewater.
Samuel, a former second round draft choice, has clearly taken his game to another level this season as the Panthers seem to have finally figured out how to use him.
New Captain Terry McLaurin Goes Over 100 Yards
After being named a captain earlier in the week following the season-ending injury to Landon Collins, Terry McLaurin backed up the designation with a monster 7-115-1 line.
McLaurin is one of the few bright spots for the Washington offense, and his play has only improved in his sophomore season in the NFL. Washington will take on the Lions in Detroit next week.
Wily Veteran Malcolm Jenkins Records Interception
It seems as though Malcolm Jenkins has been in the NFL for 30 years. In fact, it has *only* been 12, and the veteran keeps making big plays, as shown last night when he picked off a Tom Brady throw that looked more like a pooch punt.
Jenkins and the Saints held Brady and the high-flying Buccaneers offense to just three points as the Saints had that game in the bag from the start. They'll take on San Francisco next week.
Darron Lee Signed to Bills Practice Squad
After winning a Super Bowl as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs last year, former first-round draft choice Darron Lee has finally found a new home, as a member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad.
Weve signed LB Darron Lee to the practice squad and released LB Ahmad Gooden.— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 2, 2020
TE Nate Becker has been activated from the COVID List and returns to the practice squad: https://t.co/biTqWxFFfT pic.twitter.com/gjBxy4t6wX
Lee, who has 272 career tackles and three career interceptions, should be a candidate to be elevated to the Bills active roster sometime in the near future.
|Player||Pos||Team||Week 5 Stats||Season Stats|
|NICK BOSA||DE||49ERS||OUT FOR SEASON (TORN ACL)||6 TACKLES, 1 FORCED FUMBLE, 1 QB HIT|
|TED GINN JR.||WR||BEARS||RELEASED||3 CATCHES, 40 YARDS; 5 PUNT RETURNS, 24 YARDS|
|VONN BELL||S||BENGALS||BYE WEEK||43 TACKLES|
|SAM HUBBARD||DE||BENGALS||INJURED RESERVE (ELBOW)||23 TACKLES, 3 TFL, 1 SACK, 3 QB HITS|
|MICHAEL JORDAN||OG||BENGALS||BYE WEEK||7 STARTS|
|BILLY PRICE||OL||BENGALS||BYE WEEK||8 GAMES PLAYED, 1 START|
|DRE'MONT JONES||DT||BRONCOS||2 TACKLES, 1 TFL, 1 SACK||11 TACKLES, 5 QB HITS, 2 SACKS|
|NICK VANNETT||TE||BRONCOS||1 CATCH, 11 YARDS||5 CATCHES, 38 YARDS|
|DENZEL WARD||CB||BROWNS||BYE WEEK||30 TACKLES, 1 INT, 10 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|JOEY BOSA||DE||CHARGERS||INACTIVE (CONCUSSION)||18 TACKLES, 7 TFL, 4.5 SACKS, 13 QB HITS|
|K.J. HILL||WR||CHARGERS||1 FUMBLE AS PUNT RETURNER||2 CATCHES, 23 YARDS; 7 PUNT RETURNS, 67 YARDS|
|PARRIS CAMPBELL||WR||COLTS||INJURED RESERVE (KNEE)||6 CATCHES, 71 YARDS, 1 TD; 2 CARRIES, 16 YARDS|
|MALIK HOOKER||S||COLTS||INJURED RESERVE (ACHILLES)||7 TACKLES|
|TYQUAN LEWIS||DT||COLTS||APPEARED ON DEFENSE, NO STATS||10 TACKLES, 3.5 SACKS|
|NOAH BROWN||WR||COWBOYS||APPEARED ON SPECIAL TEAMS, OFFENSE||7 CATCHES, 80 YARDS|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||RB||COWBOYS||18 CARRIES, 51 YARDS; 2 RECEPTIONS, 18 YARDS||150 CARRIES, 572 YARDS, 5 TD; 36 CATCHES, 238 YARDS, 1 TD|
|JEROME BAKER||LB||DOLPHINS||7 TACKLES||56 TACKLES, 3 TFL, 2 SACKS, 1 FORCED FUMBLE, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS, 4 QB HITS|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||P||EAGLES||2 PUNTS, 41.5 YARDS PER PUNT||34 PUNTS, 50.4 YARDS PER PUNT, 12 PUNTS INSIDE 20|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||CB||FALCONS||3 TACKLES, 1 FORCED FUMBLE||27 TACKLES, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|NATE EBNER||S||GIANTS||PLAYED ON SPECIAL TEAMS||4 TACKLES|
|AUSTIN MACK||WR||GIANTS||4 CATCHES, 72 YARDS||5 CATCH, 73 YARDS|
|DAVON HAMILTON||DT||JAGUARS||1 TACKLE||24 TACKLES, 2 QB HITS, 1 TFL|
|ANDREW NORWELL||OG||JAGUARS||STARTED AT LEFT GUARD||8 STARTS|
|TAYLOR DECKER||OT||LIONS||STARTED AT LEFT TACKLE||8 STARTS|
|JONAH JACKSON||OG||LIONS||STARTED AT LEFT GUARD||8 STARTS|
|JEFF OKUDAH||CB||LIONS||2 TACKLES||37 TACKLES, 2 TFL, 1 INT|
|COREY LINSLEY||C||PACKERS||STARTED AT CENTER||8 STARTS|
|ELI APPLE||CB||PANTHERS||RELEASED||4 TACKLES|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||WR||PANTHERS||9 CATCHES, 105 YARDS, 1 TD; 3 RUSH, 13 YARDS||38 CATCHES, 367 YARDS, 2 TD; 22 CARRIES, 104 YARDS, 2 TD'S|
|RASHOD BERRY||DE||PATRIOTS||@JETS, Monday 8:15 p.m., ESPN||0 TACKLES|
|JOHN SIMON||DE||PATRIOTS||@JETS, Monday 8:15 p.m., ESPN||28 TACKLES, 1 SACK, 3 QB HITS|
|DAMON ARNETTE||CB||RAIDERS||INJURED RESERVE (THUMB)||14 TACKLES, 1 PASS DEFLECTION|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||DT||RAIDERS||4 TACKLES||21 TACKLES, 1 QB HIT|
|RAEKWON MCMILLAN||LB||RAIDERS||1 TACKLE||9 TACKLES|
|JORDAN FULLER||S||RAMS||INJURED RESERVE (SHOULDER)||21 TACKLES, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|JAKE MCQUAIDE||LS||RAMS||BYE WEEK||7 GAMES PLAYED|
|J.K. DOBBINS||RB||RAVENS||3 CARRIES, 1 YARD; 2 RECEPTIONS, 5 YARDS||43 CARRIES, 268 YARDS, 2 TD; 14 CATCHES, 87 YARDS|
|MALIK HARRISON||LB||RAVENS||6 TACKLES||22 TACKLES, 1 PASS DEFLECTION|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||S||SAINTS||5 TACKLES, 1 INT||47 TACKLES, 3 TFL, 2 SACKS, 7 PASS DEFLECTIONS, 1 INT|
|MARSHON LATTIMORE||CB||SAINTS||3 TACKLES||37 TACKLES, 2 TFL, 1 INT|
|MICHAEL THOMAS||WR||SAINTS||5 CATCHES, 51 YARDS||8 CATCHES, 68 YARDS|
|CARLOS HYDE||RB||SEAHAWKS||INACTIVE (HAMSTRING)||31 CARRIES, 131 YARDS, 2 TDS; 5 CATCHES, 42 YARDS|
|JAMARCO JONES||OL||SEAHAWKS||APPEARED ON SPECIAL TEAMS||7 GAME APPEARANCES|
|CAM HEYWARD||DE||STEELERS||4 TACKLES, 0.5 SACKS, 3 QB HITS||28 TACKLES, 2 SACKS, 1 INT, 1 PASS DEFLECTION, 9 QB HITS|
|GAREON CONLEY||CB||TEXANS||INJURED RESERVE (ANKLE)||HAS NOT PLAYED|
|BRADLEY ROBY||CB||TEXANS||INACTIVE (DISCIPLINARY)||29 TACKLES, 1 INT, 5 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|PAT ELFLEIN||OG||VIKINGS||INJURED RESERVE (THUMB)||1 START|
|JALYN HOLMES||DE||VIKINGS||4 TACKLES||24 TACKLES, 2 TFL, 1 PASS DEFLECTION, 2 QB HITS|
|MARCUS BAUGH||TE||WASHINGTON||PRACTICE SQUAD||1 CATCH, 2 YARDS|
|DWAYNE HASKINS||QB||WASHINGTON||INACTIVE (COACH DECISION)||89-146 PASSING, 939 YARDS, 4 TD, 3 INT; 13 CARRIES, 30 YARDS, 1 TD|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||WR||WASHINGTON||7 CATCHES, 115 YARDS, 1 TD||50 CATCHES, 692 YARDS, 3 TDS; 1 CARRY, 3 YARDS|
|CHASE YOUNG||DE||WASHINGTON||1 TACKLE, 2 QB HITS||19 TACKLES, 6.5 TFL, 2.5 SACKS, 1 FORCED FUMBLE|