Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 9

BuckeyeSports.com
Posted Nov 5, 2013


Although Ohio State has added a handful of alums to its list of NFL players since the beginning of the season, those additions haven't always translated into results. In Week 9, no Buckeyes accounted for a single touchdown, and of the 35 former OSU athletes on NFL rosters, only 14 played an offensive or defensive snap.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta lost to Carolina, 34-10. Wide receiver Brian Robiskie was inactive for the second consecutive week.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore lost to Cleveland, 24-18. Linebacker John Simon was inactive.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina beat Atlanta, 34-10. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. did not start but played in 42 percent of offensive snaps and 31 percent of specials teams snaps. He was targeted three times and caught one pass for 10 yards. He returned one punt for 24 yards. He also made a tackle following an interception.

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 lost to Miami, 22-20, in overtime. Kicker Mike Nugent started and played in 31 percent of special teams snaps. He made field goals of 31 and 54 yards. He converted both of his PAT attempts, and three of his six kickoffs resulted in a touchback.

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher did not start and played in 13 percent of offensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps. He was targeted once but did not make a catch.

Cleveland Browns

Cleveland beat Baltimore, 24-18. Offensive lineman Reid Fragel was signed off the Cincinnati practice squad on Oct. 29 but was inactive.

Denver Broncos

Denver did not play. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions

Detroit did not play. Offensive lineman Rob Sims returns to action next week at Chicago.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay lost to Chicago, 27-20. Linebacker A.J. Hawk started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps. He made eight tackles.

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett started and played in 51 percent of defensive snaps. He made two tackles.

Tight end Jake Stoneburner played in two percent of offensive snaps and 55 percent of special teams snaps.

Houston Texans

Houston lost to Indianapolis, 27-24. Wide receiver DeVier Posey did not start but played in 46 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted four times and made three catches (tying his season high) for 23 yards.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis beat Houston, 27-24. Running back Dan “Boom” Herron did not start but played in 41 percent of special teams snaps and made one tackle.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville did not play. Offensive lineman Michael Brewster returns to action next week at Tennessee.

Miami Dolphins

Miami beat Cincinnati, 22-20, in overtime. Wide receiver Brian Hartline started and played in 87 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted five times and caught three passes for 39 yards. Linebacker Austin Spitler did not start but played in 59 percent of special teams snaps. He did not make a tackle.

New England Patriots

New England beat Pittsburgh, 55-31. Safety Nate Ebner did not start and played in 74 percent of special teams snaps. He made two tackles.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans lost to the New York Jets, 26-20. Safety Malcolm Jenkins was inactive after sustaining a knee injury.

Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants

The New York Giants did not play. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle and defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins return to action next week against Oakland.

New York Jets

The New York Jets beat New Orleans, 26-20. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was inactive for the fifth consecutive week because of a right hamstring injury. He is expected to return on Nov. 17, following an open week.

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. The Jets rushed for 198 yards on 36 carries and allowed two sacks for 0 yards.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland lost to Philadelphia, 49-20. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor started and played 79 percent of offensive snaps. He completed 22 of 41 passes for 288 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed 10 times for 94 yards, including a 35-yard run. He was also flagged once for intentional grounding.

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa did not start but played in 72 percent of special teams snaps. He made two tackles and was flagged once for a facemask personal foul.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia beat Oakland, 49-20. Safety Kurt Coleman did not start but played in 21 percent of defensive snaps and 69 percent of special teams snaps. He made four tackles and was also flagged for a running into the kicker penalty.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh lost to New England, 55-31. Offensive lineman Mike Adams started at tight end. He reported as an eligible receiver eight times and played in 39 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 46 percent of special teams snaps. He did not make a tackle.

Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward started and played in 75 percent of defensive snaps and 63 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with five tackles, including one sack for eight yards.

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis lost to Tennessee 28-21. Linebacker James Laurinaitis started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with nine tackles, including one sack for 5 yards.

Long snapper Jake McQuaide played in 33 percent of special teams snaps.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco did not play. Offensive lineman Alex Boone and safety Donte Whitner return to action next week against Carolina.

Washington Redskins

Washington beat San Diego, 30-24, in overtime. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.


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