Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 4

Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 4

Keep tabs on the Buckeyes in the pro ranks in this update. James Laurinaitis, Donte Whitner and Brian Hartline were among those who donned the Scarlet and Gray who had solid performances in Week 4.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore lost to Buffalo, 23-20. Linebacker John Simon did not start but played in 83 percent of special teams snaps and made one tackle.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina did not play. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and tight end Ben Hartsock return to action next week at Arizona.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati lost to Cleveland, 17-6. Kicker Mike Nugent started and played in 22 percent of special teams snaps. He was 2-for-2 on field goals, converting tries from 25 and 43 yards. He did not attempt a PAT. One of his three kickoffs resulted in a touchback.

Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher was active for the first time this season but did not start, playing in six percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted once and caught one pass for six yards.

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas lost to San Diego, 30-21. Safety Will Allen did not start and played in 11 percent of defensive snaps and 14 percent of special teams snaps. He recorded one tackle.

Denver Broncos

Denver beat Philadelphia, 52-20. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions

Detroit beat Chicago, 40-32. Offensive lineman Rob Sims started and played 100 percent of offensive snaps. The Lions rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries and allowed one sack for 14 yards.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay did not play. Linebacker A.J. Hawk and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett return to action next week against Detroit.

Houston Texans

Houston lost to Seattle, 23-20, in overtime. Wide receiver DeVier Posey did not start and played in one percent of offensive snaps. He did not record a catch.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville lost to Indianapolis, 37-3. Offensive lineman Michael Brewster did not start and played in four percent of special teams snaps.

Miami Dolphins

Miami lost to New Orleans, 38-17. Wide receiver Brian Hartline started and played in 95 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted four times and caught three passes for 34 yards.

New England Patriots

New England beat Atlanta, 30-23. Safety Nate Ebner did not start and played in 55 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans beat Miami, 38-17. Safety Malcolm Jenkins started and played 90 percent of defensive snaps and 29 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with seven tackles, including one for a loss.

Linebacker Jay Richardson played in 21 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants

The New York Giants lost to Kansas City, 31-7. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and was flagged once for holding. The Giants rushed for 98 yards on 21 carries and allowed three sacks for 17 yards.

Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins was inactive for the fourth consecutive week.

New York Jets

The New York Jets lost to Tennessee, 38-13. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes started and played in 75 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted five times and caught one pass for 25 yards. He left the game after injuring his right hamstring with 10:20 left in the fourth quarter, and his status for next week's game in Atlanta remains unclear.

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. The Jets rushed for 91 yards on 23 carries and allowed five sacks for 50 yards.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland lost to Washington, 24-14. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was inactive after sustaining a concussion on a hit from Denver linebacker Wesley Woodyard the previous week.

There will be no quarterback controversy once Pryor is ready to return, however. Backup quarterback Matt Flynn threw for 227 yards, one touchdown and one interception but also absorbed seven sacks. Oakland let a 14-0 lead slip away, and Flynn spent much of the second half hearing boos from Raiders fans.

"Listen, Matt didn't play well and we have to move on," Oakland coach Dennis Allen told the San Jose Mercury News. We have to get better from that, so hopefully we'll be ready to go for San Diego (next Sunday). Pryor passed a concussion test and is expected to play.

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa did not start but played in 71 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia lost to Denver, 52-20. Safety Kurt Coleman did not start and played in 12 percent of defensive snaps and 59 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh lost to Minnesota, 34-27. Offensive lineman Mike Adams started and played 96 percent of offensive snaps and 15 percent of special teams snaps. He recorded one tackle on a fumble return and was flagged once for holding. The Steelers rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and allowed five sacks for 26 yards.

Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward did not start but played in 37 percent of defensive snaps and 36 percent of special teams snaps. He did not record a tackle but broke up one pass.

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis lost to San Francisco, 35-11. Linebacker James Laurinaitis started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps. He finished with 12 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and a pair of pass breakups.

Long snapper Jake McQuaide played in 32 percent of special teams snaps.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco beat St. Louis, 35-11. Offensive lineman Alex Boone started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 16 percent of special teams snaps. He was flagged for holding and unnecessary roughness. The 49ers rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries and allowed two sacks for 16 yards.

Safety Donte Whitner started and played 91 percent of defensive snaps. After dropping a would-be interception into the hands of Jared Cook, Whitner intercepted a pass in the end zone for a touchback. He also finished with three tackles, including one tackle for loss, and two passes defended.

For the second straight week, Whitner was the subject of an officiating controversy, this time being flagged for unnecessary roughness after a hit on wide receiver Chris Givens.

"I think I'm just supposed to let them catch a touchdown now," Whitner told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I think that's what the National Football League wants, but I'm not going to give them that. I'm going to continue to play physical, continue to hit the right way, lead with my shoulder, and I'm not targeting anybody's head."

Washington Redskins

Washington beat Oakland, 24-14. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.

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