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Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Eight Roundup

Penn State football took down the Indiana Hoosiers at home to advance to 7-1 on Saturday. Nittany Lions around the NFL suited up this past weekend as well and had some big performances.

If you were unable to catch these performances or were recovering from Halloweekend, here’s what you missed.

Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders

Jahan Dotson had a career-high eight receptions on 10 targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in the Commanders’ 38-31 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. The 23-year-old led Washington in receiving yards, and it was his second 100-yard receiving game of his career.

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

To say Saquon Barkley carried the Giants’ offense on Sunday is an understatement. Barkley was the Giants’ only offensive production in the 13-10 loss to the Jets.

Barkley had 36 carries for 128 yards along with three receptions. The Giants’ offense, as a whole, only had 194 total yards and ended with -9 yards through the air.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On Thursday night, Chris Godwin caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown, including a 31-yard reception. Godwin also had a carry for 14 yards in the Buccaneers’ 24-18 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys

Micah Parsons recorded two solo tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, and a pass deflection in the Cowboy’s 43-20 blowout win over the Rams on Sunday. Parsons currently has 13 solo tackles, six sacks, and a forced fumble so far this season.

Arnold Ebiketie, Atlanta Falcons

Arnold Ebiketie tallied two solo tackles and a sack for Atlanta in the team’s 28-23 loss against the Tennessee Titans. Ebiketie now has as many sacks as he did in his rookie season last year with 2.5.

Joey Porter Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers

Rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr. was named a starter for the first time this season in the Steelers’ 20-10 loss to the Jaguars at home. In that game, Porter racked up four solo tackles, one assist, and a half tackle for loss.

Nick Scott, Cincinnati Bengals

Nick Scott had two solo tackles and one assisted tackle for the Bengals in a big 31-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers. So far this season, Scott has 26 solo tackles, 17 assisted, and three tackles for loss.

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Mitchell Corcoran

Mitch is a junior broadcast journalism major from Johnstown, PA. He is a big Pittsburgh sports fan and in his free time he likes to listen to music, play video games, and rewatch old football games. He also loves Seinfeld, Star Wars, bucket hats, and Dua Lipa. If you want Justin Herbert propaganda or random sports content, follow him on Twitter/X @MitchCorc18 or email [email protected]

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