Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Three Roundup
This weekend was a wild one for a lot of us thanks to a handful of exciting events that occurred in Happy Valley.
From A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Thomas Rhett at the Bryce Jordan Center to the electrifying White Out against Iowa, there was a lot to do.
With that being said, there’s a large possibility that a few of us might have missed some NFL action to catch up on some sleep and recover from a wild weekend.
Just in case, let’s go check in on a few Nittany Lions in the league and see what they were up to in week three of the NFL season.
Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders
Jahan Dotson’s slow start to his sophomore campaign for the Commanders continued again on Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills after only catching two of his four targets for 21 yards. His quarterback, Sam Howell, turned the ball over four times in a nasty blowout that ended in a 37-3 victory for the Bills.
Dotson, a 2022 first-round pick by the Commanders, has yet to see opportunities that show off his savvy route running and dependable hands that he flashed so often in Beaver Stadium.
Jaquan Brisker, Chicago Bears
Jaquan Brisker racked up seven tackles, including four solo, this week, in a rough 41-10 loss for the Chicago Bears to the Kansas City Chiefs. On the bright side, Brisker has yet to miss a tackle in three games, according to Pro Football Focus.
Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys
Micah Parsons continued his Defensive Player of the Year campaign on Sunday afternoon with a sack and five tackles. Although the Cowboys lost to the Cardinals 28-16, Parsons has registered four sacks, 12 total tackles, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery through three games so far this season.
Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers
With only two catches for five yards in his first two games, Pat Freiermuth got back on track this week. The tight end caught three of four targets for 41 yards and hauled in a touchdown late in the third quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Of course, he broke out his signature dab celebration we all know and love. The Steelers went on to win 23-18 and improved to 2-1 on the season.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Godwin was targeted five times in the Buccaneers’ 25-11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, bringing in three receptions for 32 yards. All three of his catches created first-down opportunities, but it wasn’t enough to bring down the reigning NFC Champions.
Miles Sanders, Carolina Panthers
Miles Sanders is still trying to establish a role in his new home in Carolina. He didn’t offer much on the ground against the Seahawks on Sunday afternoon, producing 24 rushing yards on nine carries, averaging a not-so-good 2.7 yards per carry in their 37-27 loss to Seattle.
However, he did find the end zone in the fourth quarter and got some solid work in the passing game, totaling five catches for 38 yards.
Allen Robinson, Pittsburgh Steelers
Allen Robinson brought in all four of his targets for 24 yards in the Steelers’ 23-18 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. The veteran wide receiver and once-Nittany Lion doubled his week two production after only registering two catches for 12 yards last week.
Nick Scott, Cincinnati Bengals
Nick Scott was a tackling machine in the first two weeks of the season, racking up 20 total tackles in his first two games. That high production dipped on Monday night against his former team, the Los Angeles Rams, when he only tallied three solo tackles. Regardless, Scott’s squad won 19-16 and avoided an 0-3 start to the season.
- Mike Gesicki recorded only one target and reception for the New England Patriots, bringing in 18 yards in its 15-10 win over the New York Jets.
- Brenton Strange brought in his first two catches of his NFL career for seven yards on Sunday against the Texans.
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About the Author
When paired with the Thespian Society by Penn State THON, the world changed for Theresa Illicete.
Fashanu is the Nittany Lions’ most recent First-Team All-American since Micah Parsons in 2019.
Johnson is the second Penn Stater to declare for the NFL Draft.