Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 12

Buckeyes In The NFL: Week 12

Keep tabs on the Buckeyes in the pro ranks in this update. Donte Whitner, James Laurinaitis, Will Allen and Cameron Heyward were among those who donned the Scarlet and Gray who had solid performances in Week 12.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta lost to New Orleans, 17-13. Wide receiver Brian Robiskie was inactive.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore beat the New York Jets, 19-3. Linebacker John Simon was inactive.

Carolina Panthers

Carolina beat Miami, 20-16. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. did not start but played in 51 percent of offensive snaps and 34 percent of special teams snaps. He was targeted 10 times and caught three passes for 11 yards. He also returned a punt 41 yards and a kickoff 17 yards. He was penalized once for a false start.

Tight end Ben Hartsock was inactive.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati did not play. Kicker Mike Nugent and wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher return to action next week.

Cleveland Browns

Cleveland lost to Pittsburgh, 27-11. Offensive lineman Reid Fragel was inactive.

Denver Broncos

Denver lost to New England, 34-31, in overtime. Offensive lineman Justin Boren is on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions

Detroit lost to Tampa Bay, 24-21. Offensive lineman Rob Sims started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 11 percent of special teams snaps. He was flagged once for a false start. Detroit rushed 24 times for 104 yards and gave up two sacks for 11 yards.

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay tied Minnesota, 26-26. Linebacker A.J. Hawk started and played in 98 percent of defensive snaps. He made 11 tackles, including one sack, and also forced a fumble.

Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett started and played in 69 percent of defensive snaps. He made three tackles.

Tight end Jake Stoneburner did not started but played in one percent of offensive snaps and 50 percent of special teams snaps.

Houston Texans

Houston lost to Jacksonville, 13-6. Wide receiver DeVier Posey did not start but played in 30 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted once and caught one pass for 5 yards.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis lost to Arizona, 40-11. Running back Dan "Boom" Herron did not start but played in seven percent of offensive snaps and 61 percent of special teams snaps. He carried the ball four times for 33 yards.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville beat Houston, 13-6. Offensive lineman Michael Brewster did not start but played in 15 percent of special teams snaps.

Miami Dolphins

Miami lost to Carolina, 20-16. Wide receiver Brian Hartline started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted five times and caught five passes for 78 yards.

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

New England Patriots

New England beat Denver, 34-31, in overtime. Safety Nate Ebner did not start but played in 85 percent of special teams snaps. In overtime, he recovered a muffed punt at the Broncos' 13-yard line, allowing the Patriots to kick the game-winning field goal.

"I just did what my job entailed," Ebner told Sports Illustrated. "A ton of guys made plays. That was the real takeaway – the fight we showed, the way our team never quit."

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans beat Atlanta, 17-13. Safety Malcolm Jenkins started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 32 percent of special teams snaps. He made five tackles and also broke up a pass.

Defensive lineman Will Smith is on injured reserve.

New York Giants

The New York Giants lost to Dallas, 24-21. Offensive lineman Jim Cordle started and played in 33 percent of offensive snaps before leaving with a partially torn patellar tendon.

"It's potentially something I could deal with," Cordle told the Star-Ledger. "The doctor is coming in Thursday to re-evaluate it. It really just depends on how it is then, based on how we go forward. "It's not that bad right now, but I guess it depends on who is going to look at it. It's definitely damaged but probably after the season it would require some attention."

Defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins did not start but played in 15 percent of defensive snaps and 14 percent of special teams snaps. He did not make a tackle.

New York Jets

The New York Jets lost to Baltimore, 19-3. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes started and played in 75 percent of offensive snaps. He was targeted four times and caught one pass for 12 yards.

Offensive lineman Nick Mangold started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps. He was credited with a lost fumble on a botched snap. The Jets rushed 28 times for 102 yards and allowed three sacks for 22 yards.

Oakland Raiders

Oakland lost to Tennessee, 23-19. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was active but did not play.

Cornerback Chimdi Chekwa did not start but played in 11 percent of defensive snaps and 61 percent of special teams snaps. He made two tackles.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia did not play. Safety Kurt Coleman returns to action next week.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh beat Cleveland, 27-11. Offensive lineman Mike Adams started at tight end and played in 26 percent of offensive snaps. He reported as an eligible receiver twice. 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 65 percent of defensive snaps and 39 percent of special teams snaps. He recorded four tackles and also recovered a fumble, which he returned 49 yards to the opposing 4-yard line. Pittsburgh scored a touchdown on the next play.

Defensive lineman Cameron Heyward started and played in 89 percent of defensive snaps and 32 percent of special teams snaps. He made two tackles, including a sack for 7 yards, and also recovered a fumble, which he returned for 8 yards.

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis beat Chicago, 42-21. Linebacker James Laurinaitis played in 100 percent of defensive snaps and 15 percent of special teams snaps. He made seven tackles and recorded one fumble at the Bears 7-yard line, leading to a Rams touchdown.

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

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco beat Washington, 27-6. Offensive lineman Alex Boone started and played in 100 percent of offensive snaps and 19 percent of special teams snaps. The 49ers rushed 33 times for 76 yards and allowed two sacks for 7 yards. He also made a tackle following a fumble.

Safety Donte Whitner started and played in 100 percent of defensive snaps. He made five tackles and also snatched an interception, which he returned 7 yards.

Washington Redskins

Washington lost to San Francisco, 27-6. Defensive lineman Doug Worthington is on injured reserve.

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