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Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week 15 Roundup

After some crazy performances last week, Nittany Lions in the NFL came down to earth this time around.

Chris Godwin scored the only touchdown among Penn Staters this week after four Nittany Lions scored last week. However, some other players, such as Adrian Amos and Allen Robinson, played important roles in their teams’ games.

Let’s take a closer look at how Nittany Lions performed during the latest slate of NFL action.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Godwin had his second consecutive week with fewer than 40 receiving yards but scored a touchdown in the Buccaneers’ comeback win over the Falcons. Late in the third quarter, he hauled in a four-yard score from Tom Brady to cut into Atlanta’s lead.

Overall, Godwin totaled four receptions worth 36 yards on the day. In what has been an injury-plagued season, the fourth-year wideout has posted 55 catches for 623 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games played. His 16-game pace would put him at 88 catches, which would’ve been a new career-high.

Next up for Godwin and the Bucs is a trip to Detroit to take on the Lions.

Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

Robinson had a solid game in the Bears’ 33-27 win over the Vikings Sunday afternoon. He wasn’t able to replicate his 123-yard, one-touchdown performance from last week, but the the seven-year veteran posted four receptions for 84 yards in this week’s contest.

He’s enjoying one of the best seasons of his career with 90 catches for 1,110 yards and six touchdowns. With nine more catches, 48 more yards, and two more touchdowns, Robinson will surpass his totals from last season.

Robinson will attempt to keep his stellar season going when the Bears face the Jaguars next week.

Adrian Amos, Green Bay Packers

Amos played one of the best games of his career in the Packers’ win over the Panthers Saturday night. He totaled seven tackles, three passes defended, and one sack in the dominant performance. The three passes defended tied a career-high for Amos, the other time coming in 2018 against the Bills.

Amos’ performance earned him some national recognition, as Pro Football Focus named him to its Week 15 Team of the Week.

This season, Amos has totaled 69 tackles, seven passes defended, two sacks, and one interception. Amos and the Packers will host the Titans on Sunday Night Football next week.

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

Sanders played a solid game for the Eagles in their 33-26 loss to the Cardinals. He totaled 17 carries for 64 yards (3.76 yards per attempt), his longest run for 10 yards. He added one reception for 26 yards in the passing game.

Additionally, Sanders made an impact with his blocking, as he knocked Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons off his feet with one block.

Sanders is just nine yards away from surpassing his rushing total from last season despite playing in just 11 games so far. With two games remaining, he’s posted 810 yards on the ground and has a legit chance to reach 1,000 yards on the season.

Next up for Sanders and the Eagles is a divisional matchup against the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

Carl Nassib, Las Vegas Raiders

Nassib started his third consecutive game for the Raiders in their loss to the Chargers. The fifth-year defensive lineman may have had his best game of the season, posting a season-high five tackles, two for a loss. He also had one pass defended and a quarterback hit.

He hasn’t earned as much playing time as in past seasons, which has impacted his overall statistics. After starting 29 games the previous three seasons, Nassib has started just three this year.

Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers

Gould accounted for nine points in the 49ers’ loss to the Cowboys. He made two field goals from 41 and 31 yards, respectively. Additionally, he made all three of his extra points.

Having spent more than a decade in the NFL, Gould is well on his way to becoming one of its best career kickers. He surpassed 400 field goals this weekend.

Other Notables

With three field goals and two extra points, kicker Sam Ficken contributed 11 points to the New York Jets’ first win of the season.

Amani Oruwariye totaled five tackles for the Lions in their loss to the Titans and played 100% of the defensive snaps. Meanwhile, Troy Apke pitched in two tackles for the Washington Football Team.

Austin Johnson, DaQuan Jones, and Sean Lee each posted three tackles for their respective squads.

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Gabe Angieri

Gabe is a junior majoring in journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and has had the absolute misfortune of rooting for the Jets, Mets, and Knicks. If you want to see his bad sports takes, follow him on Twitter @gabeangieri and direct all hate mail and death threats to [email protected]


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