Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin set career highs, Joe Burrow won his first game and Denzel Ward sealed a victory with his first interception of the season in an eventful week for former Ohio State football standouts.
- Despite losing 31-17 to the Ravens, Haskins set career highs with 32 completions on 45 attempts for 314 yards, breaking previous highs of 21 completions, 37 attempts, and 261 yards. Though Haskins did not throw a touchdown, he ran in his first rushing score of his career.
- Haskins’ top receiver in Washington – Terry McLaurin – hauled in a career-high 10 receptions for 118 yards, breaking his prior best mark of seven catches.
- Meanwhile, Burrow led the Bengals to their first win of the season and the first of his career. The former Ohio State signal caller Burrow threw for 300 yards on 25-of-36 passing against the Jaguars and became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games.
- Ward made plays all over the field in the Browns’ 49-38 victory over the Cowboys, recording four solo tackles, one pass deflection and one interception. Ward’s first pick of the season came with Dallas driving down 11 with 1:42 left and the ball at the Cleveland 8-yard line on first-and-goal.
- Injuries continued to pile up among former Buckeyes with Jordan Fuller, Damon Arnette, and Carlos Hyde missing action as well as the group of previously injured players Nick Bosa, Chase Young, Marshon Lattimore, Michael Thomas, Malik Hooker, Dre’Mont Jones, Parris Campbell, Gareon Conley, and Pat Elflein.
- Eli Apple was activated from the Panthers’ injured reserve after a three-game stint to start the season for a foot/ankle injury, but he suffered a hamstring injury on special teams that forced him to miss the rest of the game in a 31-21 win over the Cardinals.
- Austin Mack was activated from the Giants’ practice squad on Saturday, but then New York decided not to play him against the Rams on Sunday, so he has still yet to make his debut as an undrafted free agent.
- Kendall Sheffield returned to action for the much-maligned Falcons, recording six solo stops and one pass deflection while not missing a snap in his first game of the season, a 30-16 loss to the Packers.
- Despite falling 49-38 to Cleveland, Ezekiel Elliott gained 125 yards from scrimmage for the Cowboys. Elliott took 12 carries for 54 yards, and he added eight catches for 71 yards in the passing game.
- Former Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston shined for the Eagles, averaging 51.2 yards per punt across six boots. Johnston pinned the 49ers inside their 20-yard line three times during the Eagles’ 25-20 win.
- Though the Texans lost 31-23 to the Vikings, Bradley Roby recorded seven tackles (six solo) and two pass deflections for Houston.
- In the Saints’ 35-29 victory over the Lions, Malcolm Jenkins posted five solo tackles and one pass deflection to help New Orleans pull it out.
- On the other end of Burrow’s first victory, rookie defensive lineman DaVon Hamilton recorded five tackles (one solo) and two quarterback hits for the Jaguars.
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