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Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Nine Recap

Week nine in the NFL came and went with a few big Penn State alums such as Saquon Barkley and Micah Parsons finding themselves on a bye week.

Running back Miles Sanders helped keep the Eagles’ unbeaten streak alive, while Chris Godwin marked his name in the Bucs’ record books. Let’s take a closer look at how Nittany Lions in the NFL performed during week nine of the NFL season.

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

Miles Sanders and the Eagles posted a strong start to week nine when they took on the Texans on Thursday Night Football. During the 29-17 win, Sanders totaled 93 yards on 17 attempts for a solid 5.5-yard average. He scored one touchdown, as he ended an 18-play drive with a two-yard score.

The deceptive running back had his highest yardage since week four as the Eagles advanced to 8-0 on the season.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Godwin posted seven receptions for 36 yards, an average of 5.1 yards per catch, as the Bucs narrowly beat the Rams 16-13. Godwin gained two first downs for his team as he continues to fully bounce back from his ACL tear last December.

Godwin’s last catch made history. He now has the second-most receiving yards in his team’s history behind Mike Evans.

Allen Robinson, Los Angeles Rams

Robinson faced fellow Penn State alum Chris Godwin as the Rams fell to the Bucs. Robinson posted three receptions from five targets as he hauled in 24 yards for an eight-yard average. He added three first downs to the Rams’ total of only nine first downs in the game.

Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints

It might not have been Trace McSorley throwing back shoulder to Juwan, but instead, quarterback Andy Dalton connecting with Johnson, who narrowly stayed in bounds as he ran in for a 41-yard touchdown.

The Saints couldn’t secure a late win despite the touchdown and fell to the Ravens 27-13. Johnson caught both of his targets on the night, bringing in a total of 42 yards.

Other Notables

  • Tight end Mike Gesicki nabbed only two targets in the Dolphins’ 35-32 win over the Bears. His one reception brought in only three yards as he suffered from a quiet day at work.
  • Defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos posted four tackles, three solo, as the Panthers fell to the Bengals.
  • The Rams and safety Nick Scott fell to the Buccaneers as he totaled four tackles.
  • Safety Adrian Amos recorded five tackles, three solo, as the Packers fell to the Lions. Amos has 27 solo tackles for the season with the Packers.
  • Safety Jaquan Brisker had a relatively quiet game with four tackles in the Bears’ loss to the Dolphins. His game might not stand out as much as in previous weeks, but his 55 tackles and impressive play through nine weeks are keeping his Defensive Rookie of the Year hopes alive.

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Ashley Connington

Ashley is a freshman studying journalism from New Jersey. She has the misfortune of rooting for the New York Giants, but at least they have Saquon! You can send ways for her to meet Saquon to her instagram @aconnington26 or watch her obsess over Harry Styles and Chelsea FC on twitter @ashconnington.

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