After watching another emotional win over the Buckeyes over Penn State on Saturday night, fans were still high on emotion going into the Sunday NFL games. Former Buckeyes everywhere commented about the game, and then had their own great performances on Sunday. Here is how they performed.
- Ezekiel Elliott: Zeke had a big game on the ground and through the air as he carried it 25 times for 152 yards and caught four passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Lions. Over the past few weeks, the Cowboys have started to find their identity and it starts and ends with Elliott. He is just simply one of the premier running backs in this league.
- Gareon Conley: Conley had a big game for the Raiders, as he recorded his first career interception and returned it for a touchdown in the win over the Browns. After dealing with a ton of injuries last season, Conley is healthy and showing Oakland fans why he was worth that first round selection last season.
- Carlos Hyde: Hyde once again was the bell cow running backs for the Browns as he carried the ball 22 times for 82 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Raiders. Through four weeks, he is one of the leaders in carries per game in the league, showing Cleveland they can trust him when the ball is in his hands.
- Jerome Baker: Although the Dolphins were blown out by the Patriots, Baker had a strong game for the Dolphins as he recorded 10 tackles. The game got out of hand quickly, but Baker has made a strong impression for Miami through the first four games.
- John Simon: In his first game as a Patriot, Simon had five tackles and a sack in the win over the Dolphins. Simon should not have been a free agent for this long, and his signing immediately paid off for New England. He can be very effective in this system.
- Malcolm Jenkins: Jenkins, the leader of the Eagles defense, had another strong game as he recorded seven tackles and one pass defended to his name in the overtime loss to the Titans. The Eagles have struggled this season, and will need to lean on leaders like Jenkins to turn it around.
- Vonn Bell: Bell had a solid game for the Saints, as he recorded six tackles and had a pass defended to his name in the win over the Giants. The Saints defense has struggled this season, but players like Bell have the ability to turn it around and become one of the better defenses in the league like they were last season.
- Darron Lee: Lee was all over the field again for the Jets as he recorded six tackles in the loss to the Jaguars. The Jets offense struggled all day, leaving Lee and the defense on the field for a lot of the game.
- Raekwon McMillan: McMillan recorded six tackles in the loss to the Patriots. The defense was on the field for most of the game, giving the defense lots of chances to add to their tackling total for the day.
- Michael Thomas: Thomas was mostly contained on the day, as he caught four passes for 47 yards in the win over the Giants. He was shadowed by one of the better cornerbacks in the league in Janoris Jenkins. Through four games, Thomas has 42 catches, the most in NFL history in that stretch.
- Cameron Johnston: Johnston once again showed off his big leg for the Eagles as he punted six times for an average of 51.3 yards per punt with a long of 68 yards. He shows off his big leg every week.
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