Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 6

Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 6

Keep tabs on the Buckeyes in the pro ranks in this update. A.J. Hawk, James Laurinaitis and Mike Nugent were among those who donned the Scarlet and Gray who had solid performances in Week 6.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta did not play. The Falcons did, however, add wide receiver Brian Robiskie to their roster during the bye week following a season-ending injury to star wide receiver Julio Jones. Robiskie's father, Terry, coaches receivers for the Falcons.

"It feels really good being out here, being back," the younger Robiskie told ESPN. "I'm really excited about this opportunity. I'm really excited to help out any way I can."

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore lost to Green Bay, 19-17. Linebacker John Simon was inactive.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina beat Minnesota, 35-10. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. did not start but played in 47 percent of offensive snaps and 30 percent of specials teams snaps. He was targeted three times and caught two passes for 22 yards and rushed once for a loss of 3 yards. He returned three punts for 22 yards.

Tight end Ben Hartsock did not start and failed to record a catch. He played in 31 percent of offensive snaps and 48 percent of special teams snaps. He was flagged for a 5-yard false start penalty.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati beat Buffalo, 27-24, in overtime. Kicker Mike Nugent rebounded from an earlier miss to hammer a 43-yard, game-winning field goal for the Bengals.

"I've never wanted to be out on a field more once we got into overtime," Nugent told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I was like, ‘I have to make it up the mistake that happened early.'"

Nugent started and played in 38 percent of special teams snaps. He was 2-for-3 on field goals, converting tries from 46 and 43 yards, while missing wide right from 34 yards out after his 24-yard conversion was nullified by a holding penalty. He drilled all three of his PAT attempts, and none of his five kickoffs resulted in a touchback.

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher did not start and played in three percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted once and hauled in a 23-yard reception.

Denver Broncos

Denver beat Jacksonville, 35-19. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions

Detroit lost to Green Bay, 22-9. Offensive lineman Rob Sims started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps and 17 percent of special teams snaps. The Lions rushed for 118 yards on 28 carries and allowed one sack for one yard.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay beat Baltimore, 19-17. Linebacker A.J. Hawk started and played in 97 percent of defensive snaps and six percent of special teams snaps. He led the Packers with 10 tackles, including five tackles for loss and three sacks for 18 yards.

"A.J. made us right. That's the best way to put it," Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels told the Green Bay Press Gazette. "He showed why he is A.J. Hawk. It's an honor to play with him."

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett started and played in 33 percent of defensive snaps. He made one tackle.

Houston Texans

Houston lost to St. Louis, 38-13. Wide receiver DeVier Posey did not start but played in 34 percent of offensive snaps and 20 percent of special teams snaps. He was targeted once and caught one pass for three yards.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis lost to San Diego, 19-9. Running back Dan "Boom" Herron was inactive. Herron was signed by the Colts from the Bengals practice squad on Oct. 9.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville lost to Jacksonville, 35-19. Offensive lineman Michael Brewster did not start and played in 14 percent of special teams snaps.

Miami Dolphins

Miami did not play. Wide receiver Brian Hartline returns to action next week against Buffalo.

New England Patriots

New England beat New Orleans, 30-27. Safety Nate Ebner did not start and played in 65 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans lost to New England, 30-27. Safety Malcolm Jenkins started and played 100 percent of defensive snaps and 24 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks for 9.5 yards. He was also assessed a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness.

Linebacker Jay Richardson was released on Oct. 8. He has not been signed by another team.

Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants

The New York Giants lost to Chicago, 27-21. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. The Giants rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries and allowed one sack for 7 yards.

Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins did not start but played in 12 percent of defensive snaps. He did not record a tackle.

New York Jets

The New York Jets lost to Pittsburgh, 19-6. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was inactive for the second consecutive week because of a right hamstring injury.

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. The Jets rushed for 83 yards on 20 carries and allowed three sacks for 17 yards.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland beat San Diego, 27-17. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. He completed 18 of 34 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He also rushed six times for 60 yards and was sacked 10 times for 67 yards.

"What disappoints me is we lost the game because of me; that's how I look at it," Pryor told the San Jose Mercury News. "You know what? I deserved them hits, because I didn't get the ball out, and on one play I called the wrong protection. You make mistakes like that, you deserve to get pile-driven into the ground."

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa did not start but played in 76 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia beat Tampa Bay, 31-20. Safety Kurt Coleman did not start but played in 70 percent of special teams snaps. He did not make a tackle.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh beat the New York Jets, 19-6. Offensive lineman Mike Adams was not active. After starting the first four games of the season, Adams was dropped to third on the depth chart at left tackle during the Steelers' bye week.

"There comes a time when if you're not playing up to par, Coach (Mike Tomlin) has got to make a decision and I feel like he's doing that with Mike," Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan on Oct. 8. "And he's saying, ‘You know what? (Kelvin Beachum) has done a great job of filling in at center, at guard at tackle.' He's going to give him a shot."

Safety Will Allen did not start but played in 45 percent of special teams snaps. He was signed by the Steelers on Oct. 10 after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. He had previously lost his starting spot in the Dallas secondary to J.J. Wilcox. Allen previously played for the Steelers for three seasons from 2010-12.

Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward started and played in 93 percent of defensive snaps and 34 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with two tackles.

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis beat Houston, 38-13. Linebacker James Laurinaitis started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 16 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with eight tackles and also recovered a fumble, which he returned 43 yards.

Long snapper Jake McQuaide played in 36 percent of special teams snaps.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco beat Arizona 32-20. Offensive lineman Alex Boone started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 22 percent of special teams snaps. The 49ers rushed for 149 yards and one touchdown on 38 carries and allowed two sacks for 14 yards. Boone was also flagged for a personal foul.

Safety Donte Whitner started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps. He recorded seven tackles.

Washington Redskins

Washington lost to Dallas, 31-16. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.

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