Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 2
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BuckeyeSports.com
Posted Sep 18, 2013


Keep tabs on the Buckeyes in the pro ranks in this update. Ted Ginn Jr., Brian Hartline and Malcolm Jenkins were among those who donned the Scarlet and Gray who had solid performances in Week 2.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore beat Cleveland, 14-6. Linebacker John Simon did not start but played in 77 percent of special teams snaps and made one tackle. It was his first action of the season after being inactive in Week 1.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina lost to Buffalo, 24-23. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. did not start but caught three passes for 62 yards and one touchdown while playing in 53 percent of offensive snaps. His 40-yard touchdown catch was a game-long reception, and he also returned two punts for 20 yards and three kickoffs for 80 yards.

"Cam made a great thrown and I got open," Ginn told reporters. "That's all you can ask for."

Tight end Ben Hartsock did not start and failed to record a catch. He played in 35 percent of offensive snaps and 55 percent of special teams snaps.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh, 20-10. Kicker Mike Nugent started and played in 32 percent of special teams snaps. He converted all four kicks, a pair of PATs and field goals of 41 and 25 yards. Three of his five kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher was not active for the second consecutive week.

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas lost to Kansas City, 17-16. Safety Will Allen started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 14 percent of special teams snaps. He had four tackles and broke up one pass.

Denver Broncos

Denver beat the New York Giants, 41-23. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions

Detroit lost to Arizona, 25-21. Offensive lineman Rob Sims started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps. The Lions rushed for 49 yards and no touchdowns on 20 carries and allowed one sack for five yards.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay beat Washington, 38-20. Linebacker A.J. Hawk started and played in 74 percent of defensive snaps. He finished with five tackles.

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett started and played in 31 percent of defensive snaps. He had no tackles and broke up one pass.

Houston Texans

Houston beat Tennessee, 30-24, in overtime. Wide receiver DeVier Posey did not start and played in 11 percent of special teams snaps.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville lost to Oakland, 19-9. Offensive lineman Michael Brewster did not start and played just one special teams snap.

Miami Dolphins

Miami defeated Indianapolis, 24-20. Wide receiver Brian Hartline started and played in 89 percent of offensive snaps. He caught five passes for 68 yards, including a 24-yard reception.

New England Patriots

New England defeated the New York Jets, 13-10. Safety Nate Ebner did not start and played in 47 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle. It was his first action of the season after being inactive in Week 1.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans beat Atlanta, 23-17. Safety Malcolm Jenkins started and played 100 percent of defensive snaps and 27 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with two tackles, one pass breakup and one interception, which he returned for 31 yards.

“I was just able to come out on the post, and read the pattern a little bit,” Jenkins told reporters after the game. “I was able to get out in front of it, and it was huge for us.”

Linebacker Jay Richardson was re-signed by the Saints on Sept. 12 after being cut in training camp.

"I actually missed the call, and my agent called and said have you picked your phone up today?” Richardson told the Times-Picayune. “I said, 'I'm at the gym right now,'" Richardson said. "He said you might have a flight to catch. So after they called me, I literally had 55 minutes to get to the airport, so I just dumped a bunch of stuff in a bag and took off."

Richardson played in 19 percent of defensive snaps in his first game with New Orleans but did not record a tackle. Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants

The New York Giants lost to Denver, 41-23. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle played in 13 percent of special teams snaps. Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins was inactive for the second consecutive week.

New York Jets

The New York Jets lost to New England, 13-10. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes started and played in 93 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted six times and caught three passes for 51 yards.

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. He was flagged for a 15-yard personal foul for a hit on Aqib Talib following a game-clinching interception. The tackle sparked a melee that resulted in the ejection of teammates Willie Colon and D’Brickashaw Ferguson, but Mangold has not been fined or suspended.

"I didn't do anything," Mangold told the Star-Ledger. "I made the tackle. He was along the sideline. I obviously could not play defense in this league because I thought he was still in bounds, so I tried to make a tackle."

Oakland Raiders

Oakland beat Jacksonville, 19-9. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps. He completed 15 of 24 passes for 126 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He also rushed nine times for 50 yards.

There weren’t a lot of opportunities for throwing the ball today,” Pryor said after the game. “The defense was playing well, we were shutting the Jaguars offense down and we were running the ball well, so as a quarterback I didn’t have a lot of opportunities, but at the end of the day we got a win. We’re 1-1, and that’s all that really matters to me. On to the next one, and we’re looking forward to going to Denver.”

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa was inactive after playing in Week 1.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia lost to San Diego, 33-30. Safety Kurt Coleman did not start and played in 56 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh lost to Cincinnati, 20-10. Offensive lineman Mike Adams started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps and seven percent of special teams snaps. The Steelers rushed for 44 yards on 16 carries and allowed two sacks for 17 yards.

Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward did not start and played 40 percent of defensive snaps and 25 percent of special teams snaps. He broke up a pair of passes but did not record a tackle.

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis lost to Atlanta, 31-24. Linebacker James Laurinaitis started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 16 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with five tackles.

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

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco lost to Seattle, 29-3. Offensive lineman Alex Boone started and played in 98 percent of offensive snaps and four percent of special teams snaps. The 49ers rushed for 100 yards on 20 carries and allowed three sacks for 20 yards.

Safety Donte Whitner started and played 92 percent of defensive snaps. He finished with five tackles and also broke up two passes.

Washington Redskins

Washington lost to Green Bay, 38-20. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.


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