Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 7

Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 7

Keep tabs on the Buckeyes in the pro ranks in this update. A.J. Hawk, Brian Hartline and Mike Nugent were among those who donned the Scarlet and Gray who had solid performances in Week 7.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta beat Tampa Bay, 31-23. Wide receiver Brian Robiskie did not start but played in four percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted once but did not record a reception. He also played in 37 percent of special teams snaps and made a tackle on a punt return after a Falcons fumble.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore lost to Pittsburgh, 19-16. Linebacker John Simon did not start but played in 76 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina beat St. Louis, 30-15. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. started for the first time this season and played in 39 percent of offensive snaps and 29 percent of specials teams snaps. He was targeted twice and caught two passes for 34 yard. He returned a punt for a loss of one yard and two kickoffs for 54 yards.

Tight end Ben Hartsock did not start and failed to record a catch. He played in 47 percent of offensive snaps and 46 percent of special teams snaps.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati beat Detroit, 27-24. Kicker Mike Nugent rebounded from an earlier miss to hammer a 54-yard, game-winning field goal for the Bengals.

"If I hit a ball like that I can't wait to find every teammate that I see," Nugent told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Just love seeing those guys. So much goes into winning an away game. I am just so proud of these guys. I'm very lucky to be in that position to hit that last one."

Nugent started and played in 38 percent of special teams snaps. He was 2-for-3 on field goals, converting tries from 48 and 54 yards, while missing wide left from 47 yards out. He drilled all three of his PAT attempts, and four of his five kickoffs resulted in a touchback.

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher did not start and played in nine percent of offensive snaps and 17 percent of special teams snaps. He was targeted once and hauled in a 7-yard reception on the final drive to help set up Nugent's game winner.

Denver Broncos

Denver lost to Indianapolis, 39-33. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions

Detroit lost to Cincinnati, 27-24. Offensive lineman Rob Sims started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps and 17 percent of special teams snaps. The Lions rushed for 77 yards on 25 carries and allowed no sacks.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay beat Cleveland, 31-13. Linebacker A.J. Hawk started and played in 99 percent of defensive snaps and seven percent of special teams snaps. He led the Packers with 12 tackles and was flagged for a 15-yard face mask penalty.

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett started and played in 38 percent of defensive snaps. He did not make a tackle.

Houston Texans

Houston lost to Kansas City, 17-16. Wide receiver DeVier Posey did not start but played in 20 percent of offensive snaps and 36 percent of special teams snaps. He was targeted twice and caught one pass for 42 yards.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis beat Denver, 39-33. Running back Dan "Boom" Herron was active for the first time since joining the Colts but did not start. He played in 53 percent of special teams snaps.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville lost to San Diego, 24-6. Offensive lineman Michael Brewster did not start and played in two percent of offensive snaps and 10 percent of special teams snaps.

Miami Dolphins

Miami lost to Buffalo, 23-21. Wide receiver Brian Hartline started and played in 95 percent of offensive snaps. He finished with a game-high six receptions for 69 yards after being targeted 11 times. Despite losing a third consecutive game, Hartline believes the Dolphins are capable of righting the ship.

"We're realistic with where we're at and the drop off that we've had," he told ESPN. "But we're still alive. We're not a dead team. The division is very much for the taking of any team at this point." Linebacker Austin Spitler did not start but played in 70 percent of special teams snaps. He made two tackles.

New England Patriots

New England lost to the New York Jets, 30-27, in overtime. Safety Nate Ebner did not start and played in 69 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans did not play. Safety Malcolm Jenkins returns to action next week against Buffalo.

Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants

The New York Giants beat Minnesota, 23-7. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle did not start but played in 78 percent of offensive snaps and 16 percent of special teams snaps. The Giants rushed for 64 yards on 32 carries and allowed two sacks for seven yards.

Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins was inactive.

New York Jets

The New York Jets beat New England, 30-27, in overtime. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was inactive for the third consecutive week because of a right hamstring injury.

Holmes made headlines earlier in the week when he bristled at questions about the date of his return.

"How am I feeling right now? Like you guys are interrupting my treatment time right now," Holmes told the New York Daily News. "I was just on the rehab table and I had to get taken off the table to come do interviews, so yes I do (feel it hampers my rehab)."

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. The Jets rushed for 177 yards and one touchdown on 52 carries and allowed four sacks for 27 yards.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland did not play. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor and cornerback Chimdi Chekwa return to action next week against Pittsburgh.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia lost to Dallas, 17-3. Safety Kurt Coleman did not start but played in five percent of defensive snaps and 75 percent of special teams snaps. He made one tackle.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh beat Baltimore, 19-16. Offensive lineman Mike Adams earned a start at tight end after being inactive last week. He reported as an eligible receiver 11 times and played in 35 percent of offensive snaps. He did not make a catch, being used primarily as a run-blocker in two-tight end sets.

Safety Will Allen did not start but played in two percent of defensive snaps and 32 percent of special teams snaps. He did not make a tackle.

Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward started and played in 89 percent of defensive snaps and 60 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with one tackle and returned an onside kick attempt 11 yards.

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis lost to Carolina, 30-15. Linebacker James Laurinaitis started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 21 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with 11 tackles and a 13-yard sack.

Long snapper Jake McQuaide played in 25 percent of special teams snaps.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco beat Tennessee, 31-17. Offensive lineman Alex Boone started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 16 percent of special teams snaps. The 49ers rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries and allowed two sacks for 3 yards.

Safety Donte Whitner started and played in 64 percent of defensive snaps. He recorded three tackles but left the game in the fourth quarter after sustaining a left knee injury. Although he did not return, he jogged off the field at the end of the game and is not expected to miss any games.

Washington Redskins

Washington beat Chicago, 45-41. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.

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