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Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Nine Roundup

Another wild week in the NFL oddly resulted in some quiet performances from Penn State alumni.

While wideouts KJ Hamler and Allen Robinson had big days, defensive stars stayed relatively reserved through an action-packed week nine of NFL action.

Without further ado, let’s see how the Nittany Lions did.

KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos

Hamler had the best game of his young career by catching six passes for 75 yards.

His 10 targets were eye-opening. It appears as if Hamler and Denver’s quarterback Drew Lock are building chemistry after last weeks’ game-winning touchdown pass.

Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

Despite the slow start to the season, Allen Robinson has been turning out some very impressive numbers as of late. It could be the change in quarterback for the Chicago Bears, or a comfortable role in Matt Nagy’s system.

Whatever the case may be, Robinson had seven receptions on eight targets for 81 yards in Sundays contest against the Tennessee Titans.

Robinson will attempt to continue this string of impressive performances against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.

Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins

Gesicki has had a string of quiet performances lately, but that changed on Sunday in the Dolphins’ 34-31 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

With three receptions on four targets, Gesicki had more than two receptions for the first time since week five. He also tallied 42 yards.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Godwin has been in and out of the lineup all season, but when in the game, has produced satisfying numbers with legend Tom Brady at the helm.

With three receptions on six targets for 41 yards, Godwin’s production didn’t get the job done, and the Bucs got obliterated by the New Orleans Saints 38-3 Sunday night.

Adrian Amos, Green Bay Packers

Free safety Adrian Amos got the Thursday night start against the battered San Fransisco 49ers this week. Green Bay won 34-17 despite Amos staying relatively quiet on the stat sheet in his 46 snaps.

Playing almost every down on defense, Amos tallied five solo tackles on the game, while providing a lurking presence on the backside of the Packers defense.

He’ll continue to work against the Jaguars next week.

Carl Nassib, Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders surprised everyone by pulling off an unexpectedly thrilling 31-26 win over the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday.

Carl Nassib has been impressive this season, racking up 1.5 sacks and 9 tackles in limited time on the field. Through 41 percent of the snaps on Sunday, Nassib earned a sack on rookie quarterback Justin Herbert as well as two tackles.

Other Notables

Kicker Robbie Gould was back from his week eight absence to knock home two extra points and a 22-yard field goal for the 49ers.

After a breakout performance in week eight, Hamler’s teammate DaeSean Hamilton had a lackluster two catches for 12 yards.

Following his first-ever start in the NFL, Nittany Lion-turned-Oregon Duck Juwan Johnson was sent back to the practice squad.

Marcus Allen and Sean Lee faced off in a thrilling defensive battle. The Steelers would walk away victorious although both Penn State alums had a tackle.

Yetur Gross-Matos recorded one tackle in the Carolina Panthers’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Jackson Buchenauer

Growing up in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania, I was always a die hard Penn State Fan. As the years went on, I found that Penn State would be my home, even if while I flirted with Rival Pitt. I'm a Freshman Journalism Major, dreaming big, and shooting for the stars. I love to be outside, whether that be hiking, running, or biking with friends and family. Feel free to reach out to me if you have a good story, or you need a friend, I'm always down for a good time! Instagram: @Philly_buch1 Twitter: @buchjackson

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