The current Buckeyes took care of business Saturday against Tulane, and our former Buckeyes were also one again at it this during week three of the NFL season. Without further ado, here is how they performed.
- Michael Thomas: Once again, can’t guard Mike was stoppable on Sunday, catching 10 passes for 129 yards in the overtime win over the Falcons. Through three games, Thomas has caught 38 passes, which continues to be an NFL record. If Thomas keeps this pace up, he will smash all the time single season reception record of 143 set by Marvin Harrison.
- Ted Ginn Jr: Ginn was also part of the dynamic Saints offense on Sunday, as he caught three passes for 12 yards and a touchdown. Although the yardage was not high, Ginn remains one of Drew Brees’ most trusted assets.
- Carlos Hyde: Hyde had another strong game for the Browns as he carried the ball 23 times for 98 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Jets. This gives Hyde a rushing touchdown in each game this season, showing the Browns that he can be their bell cow back.
- Denzel Ward: Ward was back at it making plays for the Browns, as he totaled four tackles and a forced fumble and recovery in the win over the Jets. Over the first three weeks, it would be hard pressed to find another defensive rookie making as many plays as Ward.
- Jerome Baker: Baker had a strong game for the Dolphins, as he recorded nine tackles in the win over the Raiders. The Dolphins are one of the surprise teams of the NFL at 3-0 right now, and Baker and the young defense are a big reason why.
- Darron Lee: Lee had another big game for the Jets as he had seven tackles in the loss to the Browns. He has really established himself as one of the go to play makers on this young Jets defense.
- Ezekiel Elliott: Elliott had another strong game for the Cowboys, as he rushed the ball 16 times for 127 yards in the loss to the Seahawks. The Cowboys offense has struggled this season, but Zeke has been the one positive constant for Dallas.
- Malik Hooker: Hooker had a strong game for the young Colts defense, as he totaled six tackles and one pass defended to his name in the four point loss to the Eagles. The Colts are working to reform their defense with young, explosive pieces and Hooker is one of the main cogs.
- Mike Nugent: Nugent was two for two in field goals attempts with a long of 52 yards for the Raiders in the loss to the Dolphins. He has been very reliable for the Raiders in a year where having a good kicker is hard to come by.
- Cameron Johnston: Johnston punted three times for the Eagles, for a total 42.7 yards per punt, with a long of 52. He has shown to be a weapon at flipping the field for the Eagles this season.
- Taylor Decker: Decker and the Lions offensive game dominated in the trenches in the win over the Patriots. Running back Kerryon Johnson went over 100 yards, which game the Lions their first 100+ yard rusher in a single game since 2013.
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