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Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week 10 Roundup

Once again, former Penn State football stars made positive impacts all over the NFL this weekend.

From Miles Sanders’ return to a pair of rookies continuing to increase their roles on their new teams, it was a busy week for Nittany Lions across the league.

Let’s take a look at the best performances by Penn Staters in the NFL from this past week.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Godwin helped the Buccaneers get back on track Sunday after an embarrassing week nine loss to the Saints. Hauling in six catches on six targets for a season-high 92 yards, Godwin helped the Buccaneers dominate the Panthers in a 46-23 win.

When Godwin has been healthy this season, he’s been one of the more efficient receivers in the NFL. Catching 34 of 41 targets so far, Godwin seems to be trending upward to be Tom Brady’s favorite target going forward.

DaeSean Hamilton, Denver Broncos

After a quiet week nine performance, Hamilton was able to find the end zone for the second time in just three weeks. In garbage time of a brutal 37-12 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, Drew Lock was able to find Hamilton for a seven-yard touchdown.

Hamilton caught four of six targets for 33 yards but also coughed up the ball for his first fumble of the year inside the Raiders’ goal line.

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

Sanders returned to action Sunday for the first time since being injured in week six. The second-year back had a solid day, rushing for 85 yards on 15 carries. However, he failed to reach the end-zone for the fourth time this season in a 27-17 loss to the division rival New York Giants.

Despite his lack of touchdowns, Sanders currently ranks No. 3 in the NFL with 6.0 yards per carry.

KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos

Hamler continued to increase his role in the Broncos offense Sunday when he marked the second straight week receiving 10 targets from Drew Lock.

Although Hamler was able to only haul in just four of the targets, the number of times Drew Lock is looking the rookie’s way in a crowded Broncos receiving corps bodes well for the future.

Adrian Amos, Green Bay Packers

The former Penn State defensive back continued his solid play for Green Bay in a 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Amos secured his first interception of the season when he picked off rookie quarterback Jake Luton late in the second quarter. Recording two tackles and a pass deflection on Sunday as well, Amos currently leads the Packers defense in solo tackles.

Carl Nassib, Las Vegas Raiders

Despite limited playtime, Nassib was able to record his first interception of the season when he picked off Drew Lock early in the fourth quarter on Sunday.

Nassib and the Raiders continued to surprise the NFL on Sunday. Defeating the Denver Broncos 37-12, Las Vegas has now quietly won three straight games.

Yetur Gross-Matos, Carolina Panthers

Despite an otherwise awful team defensive performance, the rookie second-round pick was able to record a season-high five tackles in a blowout 46-23 loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Other Notables

Robbie Gould was perfect once again on Sunday, drilling both his field-goal attempts and an extra point as the 49ers fell 27-13 to the New Orleans Saints.

DaQuan Jones recorded five tackles and a sack for the Titans in a 34-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts Thursday. Jones now has two sacks on the season, good for second among Titans defenders.

Amani Oruwariye and Jesse James both saw action in the Lions 30-27 win over the Washington Football Team. James recorded just two catches, while Oruwariye posted four tackles and a pass deflection.

Mike Gesicki caught two passes for 40 yards as the Miami Dolphins won their fifth straight game to move to 6-3 on the year.

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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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