Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Eight Roundup

Another round of standout performances made for yet another impressive week for Nittany Lions in the NFL.

From two Penn State teammates scoring in the same game to Allen Robinson continuing his stellar 2020 season, there was plenty to be excited about during this week’s slate of games.

Let’s recap some of the most notable games performances from the weekend.

KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos

Hamler may have not had the flashiest stat line, but he still managed to have the play of the day for our former Nittany Lions.

Trailing by six points with just one second left in the game, Drew Lock connected with the rookie wideout for one-yard touchdown that proved to be the game-winner in the Broncos 31-30 win over the Chargers.

This grab marks Hamler’s first career NFL touchdown, as the young wideout continues to carve out a role in the Broncos offense alongside a fellow Penn Stater…

DaeSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos

Lining up alongside Hamler, Hamilton set a new career-high in receiving yards (82) while also finding the endzone for the first time this season.

Like Hamler, Hamilton played a large part in mounting the Broncos fourth-quarter comeback.

Trailing by 10 midway through the fourth quarter, Hamilton broke away from the Chargers secondary for a 40-yard touchdown to bring the Broncos within one score.

After posting just five catches through the first seven weeks, Sunday’s performance could mean a larger roll in the Denver offense for the Penn State all-time leader in receptions moving forward.

Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

Robinson was the third Nittany Lion to find the end zone on Sunday as he continued his stellar play for Chicago this season. Robinson hauled in six passes for 87 yards, including this incredible diving touchdown.

Robinson has quietly managed to record 631 receiving yards through eight weeks despite Chicago’s less-than-stellar quarterback play. His yardage ranks sixth in the NFL among wide receivers.

Adrian Amos, Green Bay Packers

In a game that was seemingly all about offense, Amos was able to be one of the lone bright spots in the Packers’ 28-22 loss to the division rival Minnesota Vikings.

Amos led the team with eight tackles Sunday. The veteran safety has been a staple for the Packers secondary all year and ranks second on the team in total tackles with 31.

Other Notables

Juwan Johnson recorded his NFL catch for the New Orleans Saints after being called up from the practice squad last week.

Robbie Gould didn’t attempt a field goal in the 49er’s loss to the Seahawks but managed to still drill all three of his extra-point attempts. Gould is now 22 for 23 on the year on extra points and 10 for 11 on field goals.

Amani Oruwariye totaled three tackles and Jesse James recorded one catch for 23 yards as the Lions lost 41-21 to the Indianapolis Colts

Mike Gesicki had just two targets for the second straight week, grabbing one catch for eight yards as the Dolphins shocked the Rams 28-17

Miles Sanders, Yetur Gross-Matos, and Sam Ficken all missed their respective games this week due to injuries.

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Jack Fiorille

Jack is a senior hailing from New York majoring in public relations. He is probably the only Indianapolis Colts fan you know. Follow him on twitter @jackfiorille if you don't take life too seriously.

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