Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 8

Keep tabs on the Buckeyes in the pro ranks in this update. Terrelle Pryor, Alex Boone and Ted Ginn Jr. were among those who donned the Scarlet and Gray who had solid performances in Week 8.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta lost to Arizona 27-13. Wide receiver Brian Robiskie was inactive.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore did not play. Linebacker John Simon returns to action next week.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina beat Tampa Bay, 31-13. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. did not start but played in 49 percent of offensive snaps and 31 percent of specials teams snaps. He was targeted six times and caught five passes for 80 yards. He returned two punts for 7 yards and two kickoffs for 44 yards.

Tight end Ben Hartsock did not start and failed to record a catch. He played in 37 percent of offensive snaps and 48 percent of special teams snaps.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati beat the New York Jets, 49-9. Kicker Mike Nugent started and played in 50 percent of special teams snaps. He did not attempt a field goal. He converted all seven of his PAT attempts, and two of his eight kickoffs resulted in a touchback. He also made one tackle.

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher did not start and played in 25 percent of offensive snaps and 17 percent of special teams snaps. He was targeted twice and caught two passes for 18 yards.

Denver Broncos

Denver beat Washington, 45-21. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions

Detroit beat Dallas, 31-30. Offensive lineman Rob Sims started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps and 14 percent of special teams snaps. He made a tackle following an interception from quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Lions rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries and allowed one sack for 8 yards.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay beat Minnesota, 44-31. Linebacker A.J. Hawk started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and six percent of special teams snaps. He made five tackles.

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett started and played in 34 percent of defensive snaps. He made two tackles.

Houston Texans

Houston did not play. Wide receiver DeVier Posey returns to action next week against Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis did not play. Running back Dan "Boom" Herron returns to action next week at Houston.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville lost to San Francisco, 42-10. Offensive lineman Michael Brewster did not start but played in 78 percent of offensive snaps and nine percent of special teams snaps. The Jaguars rushed for 90 yards on 25 carries and gave up no sacks.

Miami Dolphins

Miami lost to New England, 27-17. Wide receiver Brian Hartline started and played in 96 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted six times and caught four passes for 37 yards.

Linebacker Austin Spitler did not start but played in 47 percent of special teams snaps. He made one tackle.

New England Patriots

New England beat Miami, 27-17. Safety Nate Ebner did not start and played in 60 percent of special teams snaps. He made a season-high four tackles but was also flagged for an illegal block above the waist.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans beat Buffalo, 35-17. Safety Malcolm Jenkins started and played in 45 percent of defensive snaps and 14 percent of special teams snaps. He made five tackles.

Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants

The New York Giants beat Philadelphia, 15-7. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps. The Giants rushed for 88 yards on 31 carries and allowed one sack for 9 yards.

Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins did not start but played in 30 percent of defensive snaps. He did not record a tackle.

New York Jets

The New York Jets lost to Cincinnati, 49-9. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was inactive for the fourth consecutive week because of a right hamstring injury. He told reporters that he may not be ready to come back until Nov. 17, following an open week.

"At this point, I think the bye week is coming at a great time, giving me what, five, maybe six weeks to get healthy," Holmes told ESPNNewYork.com. "Should be ready to roll."

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. The Jets rushed for 93 yards on 24 carries and allowed four sacks for 29 yards.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland beat Pittsburgh, 21-18. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor set an NFL record for the longest touchdown run by a quarterback, galloping 93 yards on the first play from scrimmage. His run, in which he faked to running back Darren McFadden before taking off down the wide-open field, even left his teammates wondering what had happened.

"I heard the crowd cheering, I kind of looked at D-Mac and he looked like he was 5 or 6 yards downfield," center Stefen Wisniewski told the San Jose Mercury News. "I was like, 'Are we that excited about a 5- or 6-yard gain?'

"Sure enough, I look up and Pryor's at the 50 with no one around him and I'm like, 'Oh, that's why they're cheering. Sweet.'"

Pryor played 100 percent of offensive snaps and completed 10 of 19 passes for 88 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed nine times for 106 yards, including the 93-yard touchdown. He was also flagged once for delay of game.

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa did not start but played in 73 percent of special teams snaps. He committed the holding penalty on the opening kickoff that sent the Raiders back to the 7-yard line, setting the stage for Pryor's 93-yard touchdown run.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia lost to the New York Giants, 15-7. Safety Kurt Coleman did not start but played in 77 percent of special teams snaps. He made one tackle.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh lost to Oakland, 21-18. Offensive lineman Mike Adams reported as an eligible receiver eight times and played in 59 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 40 percent of special teams snaps. He made one tackle.

Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward started and played in 93 percent of defensive snaps and 37 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with six tackles and also broke up a pass.

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis lost to Seattle, 14-9. Linebacker James Laurinaitis started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 12 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with three tackles.

Long snapper Jake McQuaide played in 31 percent of special teams snaps.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco beat Jacksonville, 42-10. Offensive lineman Alex Boone started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 26 percent of special teams snaps. The 49ers rushed for 221 yards and four touchdowns on 38 carries and allowed no sacks.

Safety Donte Whitner started and played in 92 percent of defensive snaps. He recorded one tackle and also broke up a pass.

Washington Redskins

Denver beat Washington, 45-21. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.

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