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Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Six Recap

Although several former Penn State football stars are nursing injuries right now, Nittany Lions across the NFL are continuing to show up and prove their strength.

Here’s how some of Dear Old State’s beloved favorites fared as the dust settled on another week of football:

Pat Freiermuth 

The rookie tight end had a season-best performance against the Seahawks on Sunday. Freiermuth hauled in seven catches for 58 yards as the Steelers took down Seattle on Sunday Night Football. 

Mike Gesicki

It was a good week for former Penn State tight ends on both sides of the pond.

Gesicki snagged eight passes for 115 yards, the second-highest total of his career, as he carried the Dolphins’ offense against the Jaguars in London. His four catches of 20 or more yards are the highest in a single game by a tight end this season.

Miles Sanders

Sanders was once again missing in action on the Eagle’s offense as exasperated Birds fans demanded the team to “run the ball” all night long.

Sanders recorded a single carry in the first half and ended with nine carries for 56 yards as the Eagles fell to Tampa Bay on Thursday Night Football.

Micah Parsons

Parsons had an unusually quiet performance by his standards against the Patriots. The Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate added three solo and two assisted tackles to his resume as the Cowboys defeated New England in overtime.

Amani Oruwariye

The Lions cornerback clinched a career-high in interceptions in a season, with three, when he picked off Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and ran it back 18 yards on Sunday. 

Oruwariye also tallied two total tackles in Detroit’s loss to Cincinnati.

Austin Johnson

Sixth-year defensive tackle Austin Johnson was a rare bright spot for the Giants on Sunday. He took part in six combined tackles as New York got blown out by the Rams. 

Other Notables

  • Packers safety Adrian Amos had three tackles in Green Bay’s win over Chicago on Sunday.
  • Allen Robinson had four receptions for 53 years for the Bears.
  • Carl Nassib had a tackle for the first time in two weeks for the Raiders in their win over the Broncos.
  • Chris Godwin was largely in the background of the Bucs’ win on Thursday, with five catches for 43 yards.
  • DaQuan Jones had his first game without a tackle this year in the Panthers’ loss to the Vikings.
  • Giants linebacker Cam Brown made his second appearance of the season and participated in 74% of the teams special teams plays.

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