Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Two Roundup

A day after Penn State collected its first road win of the season against Illinois, once-Nittany Lions stars suited up around the NFL for some week-two action.

After a rough opening week for many Penn Staters in the league, week two provided a bit of a bounce back on the professional stage.

If you missed Sunday’s action, let’s take a look at how Nittany Lions fared in week two.

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

It’s been a rough start to the season for Saquon Barkley.

The Giants were once again held scoreless during the first half of their game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, marking six consecutive quarters of football without any points on the board.

The Giants, along with Barkley, picked it up in the second half and managed a 31-28 victory. Barkley was relatively quiet during the outing, carrying the ball 17 times for 63 yards and a T-formation touchdown.

However, Barkley sustained an ankle injury and is out for the next three weeks.

Nick Scott, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals faced division rival Baltimore on Sunday but moved to 0-2 for the season after a 27-24 loss.

Nick Scott followed up his 11-tackle performance last week with nine tackles this week. Scott had four solo tackles and five assisted tackles during the contest.

Sean Clifford, Green Bay Packers

After winning the backup job and seeing his first NFL snaps during the Packers’ win over the Bears, Clifford didn’t participate in the Packers’ 25-24 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Jaquan Brisker, Chicago Bears

The Bears moved to 0-2 on the season after they dropped their game to the Buccaneers 27-17. Brisker followed up his seven-tackle outing a week ago with five tackles this week, four of them assisted.

Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders

The Washington Commanders won another close game against the Broncos on Sunday to move to 2-0 on the season. Wide receiver Jahan Dotson had a low-impact outing during the 35-33 win, catching three of his five targets for 22 yards, 18 of which came on one play.

Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers

Pat Freiermuth had a similar performance to what he had last week during the Steelers’ week-one loss to the 49ers. Freiermuth caught his only target and gained two yards during the Monday night win over the Browns.

Allen Robinson, Pittsburgh Steelers

Freiermuth’s teammate Allen Robinson also had a quiet game on Monday night. Robinson caught two of his three targets for 12 yards in Pittsburgh’s 26-22 win.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Wide receiver Chris Godwin bettered a tidy performance of 51 receiving yards during a week-one victory with a five-reception, 58-yard game. Godwin’s Buccaneers moved to 2-0 on the season as they defeated the Chicago Bears 27-17.

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

Micah Parsons wreaked havoc on the Jets’ offensive line Sunday. The third-year linebacker recorded four tackles, two sacks, and forced a fumble that he also recovered en route to a 30-10 victory over New York.

Miles Sanders, Carolina Panthers

Miles Sanders didn’t have as big an impact as he did last week for his new team during the Carolina Panthers’ Monday night loss to the Saints. Sanders was called upon 14 times, rushing for 43 yards with a long of 13.

The Panthers eventually fell to the Saints 20-17 and moved to 0-2 on the year.

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