As we all know, the Buckeyes always have weapons all over their roster no matter what year you look at. But sometimes college talent doesn't always transfer over to the professional level. Well for these buckeyes, that talent definitely carried over this week:
Staring with Thursday night football:
Saints @ Cardinals
Chris Olave showed out once again this week. Reeling in 7 catches for 106 yards, Olave was the game's leading receiver Thursday night. On the defensive side, Pete Werner had 7 tackles, 3 of those being solo, and 2 of them for a loss. Werner was the Saints leading tackler for the night as well.
Moving onto to the Sunday slate of games:
Falcons @ Bengals
Vonn Bell and Sam Hubbard for the Bengals defense came up huge in the win against the Falcons. Bell had 3 tackles, 2 solo, and 1 ended up being for a loss. Hubbard was a beast on the edge for the Buckeyes all throughout his college years and he carried that over for sure as he had 2 solo tackles, both being QB hits, and 1 ending up in a sack.
Lions @ Cowboys
For the Cowboys, National Championship winner Ezekiel Elliot, was the leading touchdown scorer. Elliot scored two touchdowns on the ground by carrying the ball 15 times for 57 yards. The Lions had Buckeye help on the defensive side of the ball in Jeff Okudah. Okudah is back in his first season since his injury and he's playing great for the Lions' defensive, Sunday he had 15 tackles, 12 being solo, and 1 for a loss. Jeff Okudah was the leading tackler as well for the Detroit Lions.
Colts @ Titans
For this game I only choose to write about one buckeye, Parris Campbell, he was a very underrated WR going into the draft and was a real sleeper pick. He is still very underrated in my opinion and could be very good if he had a solid QB. Campbell had 10 receptions for 70 yards and found the end zone once during the Colts loss. Yet again, another buckeye, was the leading receiver of another NFL game.
Packers @ Commanders
The Commanders got a huge upset here with big help from not one, but two Buckeye receivers. "Scary" Terry McLaurin balled out yet again Sunday, as he had 5 receptions, 73 yards, and got into the end zone once in the Commanders win. Curtis Samuel also had himself a game with 5 receptions as well and racked up 53 yards in the air. But Samuel also did some good work on the ground with 5 carries for 26 yards. Would you be shocked if I said Terry McLaurin, yet ANOTHER Buckeye WR, was the game's leading receiver? Well he was.
Jets @ Broncos
In this game we had another WR from the Bucks show out and that was GW5. Garrett Wilson has been on a roll in his rookie season and continued it in "Broncos' Country" this past Sunday. Wilson had 4 receptions but only racked up 24 yards. One of his quieter games for sure but getting on the board with any stat of any degree is a great sign.
Finally, we wrap up with the Monday night game:
Bears @ Patriots
During this Monday Night Football show, we got a QB rematch of the 2021 National Championship where the Alabama Crimson Tide beat our Ohio State Buckeyes. Mac Jones vs Justin Fields, two quarterbacks that are still pretty fresh in their NFL careers. To sum the game up, Mac Jones got benched midway through the game and Fields had his best game of his professional career so far. Justin Fields put a hold on some of his hater's comments by going into Foxboro in the freezing pouring rain and putting up great numbers and pulling out the W. Fields through the air went 13/21 with 179 yards and one touchdown. But Justin Fields reminisced on his college days and took off to run a little bit, being the Bears' leading rusher last night. On the ground he had 14 carries for 82 yards and also found the end zone this way too.
Thank you for following Buckeyes in the NFL, hope to see you next week!