Michael Thomas continues to show why the New Orleans Saints made him the NFL's highest paid receiver. The former Buckeye had a monster game Sunday, hauling in 11 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints 31-24 win over Tampa Bay. Through five games Thomas leads the league in receptions (45) and yards (543.) He's helped New Orleans get off to a 4-1 start despite the week 2 loss of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. With Teddy Bridgewater subbing for Brees, Thomas has continued to be the main target. Another Buckeye wide out also is pitching in as Ted Ginn Jr. scored a TD as well in Sunday's Saints win.
Two Buckeye running backs found the end zone Sunday as well. Ezekiel Elliott had a TD in Dallas' 34-24 loss to Green Bay and Carlos Hyde plunged in from a yard out for Houston as the Texans rolled to a 53-32 win over Atlanta. Also in that game, OSU product Bradley Roby came up big, with 6 tackles and a forced fumble for Houston. Other OSU products who performed well include Raiders defensive back Gareon Conley, whose interception of Chicago's Chase Daniel in the final minutes sealed Oakland's 24-21 upset of the Bears. The Chargers Joey Bosa had four tackles and a sack but L.A. was upset by Denver 20-13. Sam Hubbard had another sack for the Bengals, but Cincinnati remained winless, falling 26-23 to Arizona. Also still winless are the Washington Redskins who were thumped by New England 33-7 but rookie Terry McLaurin continued to impress, leading the Redskins with three catches for 51 yards. For the Patriots, Mike Nugent, signed just last week, missed his first extra point, but was then perfect the rest of the day, nailing two field goals and his remaining three extra points. Below you can check out some of the NFL Buckeye highlights from week 5.