Penn State in the NFL: Week 13

Story posted December 8, 2021 in CommRadio, Sports by James Morrison

As the playoff picture becomes clearer teams begin to know where they stand in the playoff race. Let’s take look at how former Nittany Lions are doing approaching the home stretch.

Cowboys (27) at Saints (17)

Micah Parsons continued to make his case for Defensive Rookie of the Year as he had five tackles including another sack while Connor McGovern served as a backup offensive lineman.

Blake Gillikin punted the ball six times for 308 yards with one landing inside the 20-yard line while Juwan Johnson had a catch for 27 yards in the Saints loss.

Buccaneers (30) at Falcons (17)

Donovan Smith continued his stellar pass protection of Tom Brady as the Buccaneers did not allow a sack in the game.

Chris Godwin had 15 receptions for 143 yards as Tampa Bay steamrolled the Falcons.

Cardinals (33) at Bears (22)

Trace McSorley was inactive while Jack Crawford remains on injured reserve for the Cardinals.

Allen Robinson was inactive for the Bears and Jesse James served as a backup tight end.

Vikings (27) at Lions (29)

Dan Chisena served as a special teams player in the Vikings loss.

Amani Oruwariye had seven tackles for the Lion and Jason Cabinda served as the fullback.

Giants (9) at Dolphins (20)

Saquon Barkley had 74 yards on 17 touches in the Giants’ loss. Austin Johnson had five tackles on the defensive line while Cam Brown made a tackle at linebacker.

Mike Gesicki hauled in seven catches for 46 yards in the Dolphins win.

Eagles (33) at Jets (18)

Miles Sanders had 144 total yards as the Eagles remained undefeated all time against the Jets.

Colts (31) at Texans (0)

Robert Windsor is still on injured reserve while Will Fries was the backup offensive lineman for Indianapolis in its dominant win over the Texans.

Washington (17) at Raiders (15)

Troy Apke and Shaka Toney were backups for Washington this week.

Carl Nassib was inactive as Nick Bowers remained on injured reserve for the Raiders.

Jaguars (7) at Rams (37)

Nick Scott had three tackles in the Rams’ win while Grant Haley remained on the practice squad.

Ravens (19) at Steelers (20)

Odafe Oweh had five tackles in the Ravens’ loss.

For Pittsburgh, Pat Freiermuth had three catches for 26 yards as Marcus Allen served as a backup linebacker.

49ers (23) at Seahawks (30)

Robbie Gould went 1-for1 on field goal attempts and made two out of his three extra points in the 49ers’ loss while Kevin Givens served as a backup defensive lineman.

John Reid had a tackle for the Seahawks.

Broncos (9) at Chiefs (22)

KJ Hamler remains on injured reserve for Denver.

Patriots (14) at Bills (10)

Ryan Bates served as a backup lineman in the Bills loss.

Bye Weeks:

Sam Ficken, Adrian Amos, Yetur Gross-Matos, DaQuan Jones

Penn State Football Alumni Transactions:

There were no player movements this week.


Penn State Alumni Touchdown Count after Week 13:  22

James Morrison is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him email