Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 1

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Keep tabs on the Buckeyes in the pro ranks in this update. James Laurinaitis, Brian Hartline and Malcolm Jenkins were among those who donned the Scarlet and Gray who had solid performances in Week 1.

A total of 20 teams opened the 2013 NFL season with at least one former Ohio State football player on the roster. Here's how the Buckeyes fared in Week 1:

Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore lost to Denver, 49-27. Linebacker John Simon was inactive.

Carolina Panthers
Carolina lost to Seattle, 12-7. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. caught one pass for 10 yards and returned one punt for 10 yards. He also had two fair catches.

Tight end Ben Hartsock did not record a catch. He played in 33 percent of offensive snaps and 58 percent of special teams snaps.

Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati lost to Chicago, 24-21. Kicker Mike Nugent started and played in 27 percent of special teams snaps. He converted all three PAT attempts and did not attempt a field goal. Three of his four kickoffs resulted in touchbacks, while the fourth was returned 31 yards by Devin Hester.

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher was not active.

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas beat the New York Giants, 36-31. Safety Will Allen started and played in 98 percent of defensive snaps and 15 percent of special teams snaps. He had three tackles, broke up two passes and notched one interception, which he returned 13 yards.

Denver Broncos
Denver beat Baltimore, 49-27. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions
Detroit beat Minnesota, 34-24. Offensive lineman Rob Sims started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps and 21 percent of special teams snaps. The Lions rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns.

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay lost to San Francisco, 34-28. Linebacker A.J. Hawk started and played in 77 percent of defensive snaps. He finished with nine tackles, including one tackle for loss.

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett started and played in 64 percent of defensive snaps. He recorded three tackles, including one tackle for loss.

Houston Texans
Houston beat San Diego, 31-28. Wide receiver DeVier Posey played in eight percent of offensive snaps and 23 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a catch.

Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville lost to Kansas City, 28-2. Offensive lineman Mike Brewster did not start but played 35 percent of offensive snaps. The Jaguars rushed for 71 yards on 23 carries and allowed six sacks for 50 yards.

Miami Dolphins
Miami defeated Cleveland, 23-10. Wide receiver Brian Hartline caught nine passes for 134 yards and one touchdown. He was targeted 15 times and hauled in the longest reception of the game on his 34-yard touchdown catch.

New England Patriots
New England defeated Buffalo, 23-21. Safety Nate Ebner was inactive.

New Orleans Saints
New Orleans beat Atlanta, 23-17. Safety Malcolm Jenkins started and played 100 percent of defensive snaps and 22 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with six tackles and also forced a fumble.

Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants
The New York Giants lost to Dallas, 36-31. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle played in three percent of offensive snaps and 24 percent of special teams snaps. The Giants rushed for 50 yards on 14 attempts and allowed three sacks for 24 yards.

Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins was inactive.

New York Jets
The New York Jets beat Tampa Bay, 18-17. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes started and played in 59 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted three times and caught one pass for 13 yards.

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played 97 percent of offensive snaps. He recorded a tackle following an interception. The Jets rushed for 90 yards on 29 attempts and allowed five sacks for 42 yards.

Oakland Raiders
Oakland lost to Indianapolis, 21-17. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps. He completed 19 of 27 passes for 219 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed 13 times for 112 yards.

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa did not start and played in 50 percent of special teams snaps.

Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia beat Washington, 33-27. Safety Kurt Coleman did not start and played in 68 percent of special teams snaps.

Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh lost to Tennessee, 16-9. Offensive lineman Mike Adams started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps and four percent of special teams snaps. The Steelers rushed for 32 yards on 15 carries and allowed five sacks for 28 yards. Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward did not start and played 43 percent of defensive snaps and 36 percent of special teams snaps. He recorded one tackle.

St. Louis Rams
St. Louis beat Arizona, 27-24. Linebacker James Laurinaitis started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 24 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with six tackles, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup. Long snapper Jake McQuaide played in 28 percent of special teams snaps.

San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco beat Green Bay, 34-28. Offensive lineman Alex Boone started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 21 percent of special teams snaps. The 49ers rushed for 90 yards on 34 carries and allowed two sacks for eight yards.

Safety Donte Whitner started and played 100 percent of defensive snaps. He finished with seven tackles and also broke up one pass.

Washington Redskins
Washington lost to Philadelphia, 33-27. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.

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