Penn State in the NFL: Week 10 Edition
We’ve hit double digits in the NFL season and it’s time for another update with how some Penn Staters have performed at the pro level.
Let’s take a look at the most notable of the bunch.
Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
Following a bye week, Barkley churned out one of his best performances of the season against the Houston Texans.
Barkley was a workhorse in the win with 35 attempts for 152 rushing yards and a touchdown.
It’s the running back’s highest yardage total since his Week 1 performance against the Tennessee Titans. It was also his second straight game with a touchdown run.
Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
A trip to Germany didn’t leave Godwin jetlagged while playing the Seattle Seahawks.
Godwin led the Buccaneers in receptions and receiving yards with six and 71, respectively.
To add onto that, Godwin also found the endzone for the first time this season in the tight victory.
Juwan Johnson, TE, New Orleans Saints
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Despite a rough offensive performance from the Saints against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Johnson led the team in both the same categories as Godwin.
Johnson finished the day with five receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
This is the second straight week that Johnson has found the endzone.
Nick Scott, S, Los Angeles Rams
Scott was a workhorse despite the Rams loss against the Arizona Cardinals.
The safety finished second on his team with nine total tackles while also forcing a fumble.
That tackle total was the highest for Scott this season.
Adrian Amos, S, Green Bay Packers
Speaking of safeties flying all over the field, here’s another one.
Like Scott, Amos finished with nine total tackles and added on a sack with that.
It was the first sack for Amos on the season which was good enough to help the Packers finish with an overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Micah Parsons, LB, Dallas Cowboys
Staying in that same game, Parsons also provided a positive impact even with the loss.
Parsons ended the day with seven tackles including one for loss.
The performance tied a season-high in tackles, which he hit against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
We finish out with the Eagles’ running back who still found a way to contribute even with the team picking up its first loss of the season.
Sanders compiled 54 rushing yards on 12 carries which is his second-lowest yardage total this season.
It’s still good enough for 4.5 yards per carry, but not good enough to lead to a win.
Logan Bourandas is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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