2022 Penn State in the NFL: Week 9

Story posted November 9, 2022 in CommRadio, Sports by Logan Bourandas

Despite the bye weeks taking away a few Penn Staters from TV screens last weekend, several Nittany Lions were still able to make an impact at the pro level.

Here’s a look at the most notable from week nine of play.

Miles Sanders, RB, PHI

With Saquon Barkley on a bye last week, Sanders stole the stage from a former Penn State running back perspective.

The Philadelphia Eagles remained undefeated on Thursday night with a win over the Houston Texans, and Sanders was dominant on the offensive side.

In the win, Sanders ran the ball 17 times for 93 yards and a touchdown.

The performance was the third-highest yard total for Sanders this season, and it was his highest total since week four against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Chris Godwin, WR, TB

Godwin has been a receptions magnet in recent weeks since coming back from injury.

The Buccaneers' wide receiver has caught six passes or more in every game for six consecutive weeks and last week was no different.

Against the Los Angeles Rams, Godwin caught seven passes for 36 yards. That was enough to help the Buccaneers record a dramatic win over the Rams to get back in the win column.

Allen Robinson, WR, LAR

Robinson has struggled to find his footing with his new team, and that remained true last weekend.

While the entire Rams offense struggled as a whole, Robinson came away with three catches for 24 yards. Both totals ranked second on the team behind Cooper Kupp, with only four Rams players catching a pass.

Robinson and Kupp were the only two with multiple grabs.

Jordan Stout, P, BAL

The last time Stout was highlighted in one of these was opening week, and Stout was able to outperform that game.

Stout had four punts in the Ravens' win over the New Orleans Saints, with half of them landing inside the 20-yard line.

The first-year punter also recorded the second-longest punt of his career, going for 67 yards.

His longest punt came just two games earlier at 69 yards, so Stout is only continuing to get better as the season pushes forward.

Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, CAR

Gross-Matos has been able to carve out a more consistent role with the struggling Panthers within the past few weeks.

Last weekend's loss over the Cincinnati Bengals was the fourth time where Gross-Matos recorded four tackles or more over the past five games.

Gross-Matos picked up four total tackles in the loss, which brings his total up to 29 on the season, which is the most he’s had in any of his three seasons.

Logan Bourandas is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email lxb5412@psu.edu.