It has been a tough season for many Buckeyes. Nick Bosa and Gareon Conley have sat out all year due to injury, Dwayne Haskins has been benched, and J.K. Dobbins tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
On the other hand, Marshon Lattimore has quietly been one of the NFL's top defensive backs, Austin Mack went from an undrafted free agent to a regular in the Giants offense, and Corey Linsley is the NFL's top-graded center, per PFF.
Let's see how they did on Sunday.
Joey Bosa Dominates
Joey Bosa has lived up to his high draft position. After becoming the No. 3 overall pick in 2016, "Big Bear" is a 2x Pro Bowler and the AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2016.
Yesterday, though, he may have enjoyed his best career performance, dominating the Bills to the tune of three sacks, five QB hits, a fumble recovery, and eight total tackles.
Just a career-high third sack of the day for Joey Bosa pic.twitter.com/5SoH0HethX— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 29, 2020
Even though the Chargers lost the game, he still set numerous personal and team records, and even made some NFL history while at it.
Bosa and the Chargers will take on New England next week. We'll see if Bill Belichick is able to find a way to stop this.
McLaurin and Young Make Minor History
Terry McLaurin and Chase Young are two of the few bright spots for the 4-7 Washington Football Team, and both had a pretty solid Thanksgiving.
Young, the No. 2 overall choice in this year's draft, set a new career best (albeit in a small sample size) in several stats.
Chase Young set or tied career-best marks in several pass rush metrics in Washington's Thanksgiving Day win on the road in Dallas.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) November 27, 2020
5 pressures (T-most)
16.1% pressure rate (highest)
0.74 second get-off (quickest)#WASvsDAL | #WashingtonFootball
While these won't necessarily go down in the scorebook, they do show Young's impact on the field.
McLaurin, on the other hand, will have this important stat go into the book.
It's a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 26, 2020
Terry McLaurin (1,826, as of halftime) has joined Charlie Brown (1,975) as the only @WashingtonNFL players since the 1970 merger with 1,800+ rec yards in their 1st 25 career games.
"Scary Terry" finished his Thanksgiving with seven catches for 92 yards, just another day at the office, as the Washington Football Team defeated the Cowboys in a blowout.
Vonn Bell All Over the Field for Bengals
The Bengals are a very bad football team, and even more so in the absence of Joe Burrow, but safety Vonn Bell was flying all over the place for Cincinnati yesterday, finishing the game with 10 tackles and this forced fumble/recovery combo.
The Bengals defense has been less-than-stellar this season, but Bell and Jessie Bates have been as solid as they come as safeties, and can be something that Cincinnati uses to build around in 2021.
Injuries Plague Pair of Former Buckeyes
DaVon Hamilton has played well thus far during his time in Jacksonville. He's been starting at defensive tackle for over a month now and looks to be one of the Jags' more promising young players. Hamilton was PFF's highest-graded rookie defender in weeks seven and nine. Unfortunately, he was carted off the field yesterday with a knee injury. We're still waiting for more information on how much time he'll miss.
Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said DT DaVon Hamilton's knee injury did not look good. Hamilton was carted off the field late.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) November 29, 2020
Corey Linsley has been excellent in manning the interior part of the Packers' line. He too went down in last night's game and early reports indicate that Linsley has an MCL sprain, but an MRI will be done to get more details. Head coach Matt LaFleur stated that he didn't feel it was going to be a season-ender. The Packers beat the Bears 41-25 on Sunday Night Football and moved to 8-3 on the season.
|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||10 TACKLES, 1 FORCED FUMBLE||60 TACKLES|
|SAM HUBBARD||DE||BENGALS||7 TACKLES, 1 TFL||37 TACKLES, 5 TFL, 1 SACK, 5 QB HITS|
|MICHAEL JORDAN||OG||BENGALS||STARTED AT LEFT GUARD||10 STARTS|
|BILLY PRICE||OL||BENGALS||PLAYED ON SPECIAL TEAMS||11 GAMES PLAYED, 1 START|
|DRE'MONT JONES||DT||BRONCOS||9 TACKLES, 1 TFL||28 TACKLES, 6 QB HITS, 3 SACKS|
|NICK VANNETT||TE||BRONCOS||STARTED AT TIGHT END||7 CATCHES, 62 YARDS|
|DENZEL WARD||CB||BROWNS||INACTIVE (CALF)||38 TACKLES, 2 INT, 14 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|JOEY BOSA||DE||CHARGERS||8 TACKLES, 3 SACKS, 6 TFL, 1 FR, 5 QB HITS||28 TACKLES, 13 TFL, 7.5 SACKS, 23 QB HITS|
|K.J. HILL||WR||CHARGERS||PLAYED ON SPECIAL TEAMS||2 CATCHES, 23 YARDS; 8 PUNT RETURNS, 72 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||5 TACKLES, 1 TFL||21 TACKLES, 3.5 SACKS|
|NOAH BROWN||WR||COWBOYS||PLAYED ON OFFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS||8 CATCHES, 86 YARDS|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||RB||COWBOYS||10 CARRIES, 32 YARDS; 1 CATCH, 7 YARDS||181 CARRIES, 708 YARDS, 5 TD; 39 CATCHES, 256 YARDS, 2 TD|
|JEROME BAKER||LB||DOLPHINS||5 TACKLES, 0.5 SACKS||67 TACKLES, 3 TFL, 2.5 SACKS, 1 FORCED FUMBLE, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS, 6 QB HITS|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||P||EAGLES||Mon. 8:15 p.m., vs. SEAHAWKS (ESPN)||45 PUNTS, 50.0 YARDS PER PUNT, 15 PUNTS INSIDE 20|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||CB||FALCONS||3 TACKLES||32 TACKLES, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|NATE EBNER||S||GIANTS||PLAYED ON SPECIAL TEAMS||4 TACKLES|
|AUSTIN MACK||WR||GIANTS||PLAYED ON OFFENSE||6 CATCHES, 82 YARDS|
|DAVON HAMILTON||DT||JAGUARS||1 TACKLE||30 TACKLES, 1 SACK, 3 QB HITS|
|ANDREW NORWELL||OG||JAGUARS||STARTED AT LEFT GUARD||11 STARTS|
|PAT ELFLEIN||OG||JETS||PRACTICE SQUAD||1 START|
|TAYLOR DECKER||OT||LIONS||STARTED AT LEFT TACKLE||11 STARTS|
|JONAH JACKSON||OG||LIONS||STARTED AT LEFT GUARD||11 STARTS|
|JEFF OKUDAH||CB||LIONS||INACTIVE (SHOULDER)||40 TACKLES, 3 TFL, 1 INT|
|COREY LINSLEY||C||PACKERS||STARTED AT CENTER||10 STARTS|
|ELI APPLE||CB||PANTHERS||RELEASED||4 TACKLES|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||WR||PANTHERS||5 CATCHES, 72 YARDS; 1 RUSH, 5 YARDS||54 CATCHES, 497 YARDS, 3 TD; 27 CARRIES, 117 YARDS, 2 TD'S|
|RASHOD BERRY||DE||PATRIOTS||INACTIVE||0 TACKLES|
|JOHN SIMON||DE||PATRIOTS||4 TACKLES||38 TACKLES, 2 SACKS, 4 QB HITS|
|DAMON ARNETTE||CB||RAIDERS||1 TACKLE||19 TACKLES, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||DT||RAIDERS||5 TACKLES, 1 QB HIT||27 TACKLES, 2 QB HITS|
|RAEKWON MCMILLAN||LB||RAIDERS||PLAYED ON DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS||9 TACKLES|
|JORDAN FULLER||S||RAMS||@ BUCCANEERS, Mon. 8:15 pm, ESPN||24 TACKLES, 2 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|JAKE MCQUAIDE||LS||RAMS||@ BUCCANEERS, Mon. 8:15 pm, ESPN||8 GAMES PLAYED|
|J.K. DOBBINS||RB||RAVENS||RESERVE/COVID-19 LIST||63 CARRIES, 351 YARDS, 3 TD; 17 CATCHES, 103 YARDS|
|MALIK HARRISON||LB||RAVENS||Tues. 8:15 p.m., @ STEELERS (NBC)||31 TACKLES, 1 PASS DEFLECTION|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||S||SAINTS||5 TACKLES, 1 TFL||60 TACKLES, 4 TFL, 2 SACKS, 9 PASS DEFLECTIONS, 2 INT|
|MARSHON LATTIMORE||CB||SAINTS||1 TACKLE, 1 PASS DEFENSED||43 TACKLES, 2 TFL, 1 INT|
|MICHAEL THOMAS||WR||SAINTS||4 CATCHES, 50 YARDS, 1 RUSH, 1 YARD||23 CATCHES, 249 YARDS|
|CARLOS HYDE||RB||SEAHAWKS||Mon. 8:15 p.m., @ EAGLES (ESPN)||31 CARRIES, 131 YARDS, 2 TDS; 5 CATCHES, 42 YARDS|
|JAMARCO JONES||OL||SEAHAWKS||Mon. 8:15 p.m., @ EAGLES (ESPN)||8 GAME APPEARANCES|
|CAM HEYWARD||DE||STEELERS||Tues. 8:15 p.m., vs. RAVENS (NBC)||35 TACKLES, 2 SACKS, 1 INT, 1 PASS DEFLECTION, 12 QB HITS|
|GAREON CONLEY||CB||TEXANS||INJURED RESERVE (ANKLE)||HAS NOT PLAYED|
|BRADLEY ROBY||CB||TEXANS||1 PASS DEFLECTION, 1 FUMBLE RECOVERY||37 TACKLES, 1 INT, 7 PASS DEFLECTIONS|
|JALYN HOLMES||DE||VIKINGS||2 TACKLES, 2 QB HITS||32 TACKLES, 2 TFL, 1 PASS DEFLECTION, 4 QB HITS|
|MARCUS BAUGH||TE||WASHINGTON||PRACTICE SQUAD||1 CATCH, 2 YARDS|
|DWAYNE HASKINS||QB||WASHINGTON||ACTIVE, DID NOT APPEAR||89-146 PASSING, 939 YARDS, 4 TD, 3 INT; 13 CARRIES, 30 YARDS, 1 TD|
|TERRY MCLAURIN||WR||WASHINGTON||7 CATCHES, 92 YARDS||69 CATCHES, 964 YARDS, 3 TDS; 1 CARRY, 3 YARDS|
|CHASE YOUNG||DE||WASHINGTON||2 TACKLES, 1 SACK||26 TACKLES, 8.5 TFL, 3.5 SACKS, 2 FORCED FUMBLES|