Nittany Lions In The NFL: Week Nine Roundup
It was a busy weekend in the world of Penn State football. The Nittany Lions recorded yet another big victory this weekend on the road against the Maryland Terrapins. Additionally, a number of Nittany Lion alumni suited up for their NFL squads, with some registering big days and others not so much.
In case you weren’t able to catch the games, here’s what you missed.
Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders
Jahan Dotson had a solid outing on Sunday in the Commanders’ 20-17 win over the Patriots. He hauled in four out of his eight targets, totaling 69 yards. Dotson also reeled in a 34-yard touchdown to tie the game late in the third quarter.
Dotson is finally starting to find a role in Washington’s offense. Over his last three games, the young receiver recorded 17 catches for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
Despite the Giants losing in blowout fashion to the Las Vegas Raiders, Saquon Barkley had a strong game, totaling 90 yards on just 16 carries. He also caught three passes for 23 yards. His 5.6 yards per carry on the day was very impressive considering the state of the Giants’ offensive line.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Godwin surprisingly had a quiet day despite the shootout nature of the Buccaneers’ 37-39 loss to the Houston Texans, where both teams combined for 828 yards. Godwin was targeted six times but only managed to bring in two catches for 16 yards.
Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys
Micah Parsons had a big day in a thriller against his divisional rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. Although the Cowboys fell short 28-23, Parsons racked up nine total tackles and 1.5 sacks at the Linc on Sunday afternoon.
Parsons is now up to 7.5 sacks this season as he continues his campaign for Defensive Player of the Year.
Joey Porter Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers
Joey Porter Jr. recorded three solo tackles and a pass deflection in the Steelers’ 20-16 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football.
Nick Scott, Cincinnati Bengals
Nick Scott forced a crucial red zone turnover in the Bengals’ prime-time 24-18 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night. Not only did Scott knock the ball loose, but he managed to recover it, too, to give the Bengals the ball back. Additionally, Scott recorded three solo tackles and one assist.
Allen Robinson, Pittsburgh Steelers
Allen Robinson caught one of his two targets for 10 yards in Pittsburgh’s 20-16 win over the Titans on Thursday night.
Arnold Ebiketie, Atlanta Falcons
Arnold Ebiketie tallied three solo tackles and a strip sack in the Falcons’ 31-28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Ebiketie is now up to 3.5 sacks on the year and has become one of Atlanta’s best pass rushers.
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