McLaurin, Samuel Among The NFL Buckeyes To Shine Sunday

It was another NFL Sunday in which several former Buckeye stars had memorable days. Headlining the group are two products of the Ohio State receivers room, Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel. McLaurin continues to have a remarkable rookie season with Washington. The Redskins got their first win of the season, 17-16 over winless Miami. McLaurin scored both Washington touchdowns. He had 4 catches for 100 yards and now has scored five touchdowns in five games played, having missed one game with a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, Samuel, in his third season with Carolina, also scored twice in the Panthers 37-26 win over Tampa Bay. Samuel scored on an 8-yard jet sweep run and a 12-yard yard reception in which he made a spectacular grab on a throw that was nearly intercepted.

Two Buckeye running backs found the end zone Sunday. Carlos Hyde had his best day of the year, rushing for a season high 116 yards and a score for Houston in its 31-24 upset of Kansas City and while the Cowboys were stunned by the Jets 24-22, Ezekiel Elliott was as productive as ever, with 105 yards on the ground, including a touchdown and 47 receiving yards.

The New Orleans Buckeyes produced as well, as the Saints won in Jacksonville 13-6. The top performers were defensive back Marshon Lattimore, who came up with a key interception and Michael Thomas who had 8 catches for 89 yards. Thomas continues to lead the NFL in receptions with 53 and is second in yards with 632.

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