Three Former Bama Players Named Player of the Week
This week in the NFL featured former Alabama players dominating for their respective teams.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, and Los Angeles Chargers punter JK Scott was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Jacobs led his team to victory with an 86-yard touchdown run in overtime to beat the Seahawks this week. He totaled 229 yards on the day, a single-game franchise record. He totaled two rushing touchdowns in addition to 74 yards receiving on six catches.
Hurts has been a force for the Eagles all season long, and is playing at an MVP-caliber level. This week, he became the first player since the 1950 season to rush for 150+ yards, pass for 150+ yards, and tally multiple passing touchdowns in a single game, leading to the Player of the Week award.
Finally, Chargers punter JK Scott helped lead his team to a 25-24 last-second win against the Arizona Cardinals this week, resulting in a Player of the Week honor for the first time in his career. Four of his six punts on the day resulted in the Cardinals being forced to start their drives inside their own 20-yard-line. Keeping them pinned deep in their own territory proved to be crucial in buying enough time to come through with the win. Scott has averaged 43.2 yards per kick this season and he’s now placed 19-of-46 kicks inside the opposition’s 20-yard-line.
The Crimson Tide in the NFL has been on full display this season, as Jalen Hurts is looking to carry his Eagles to a division title, Josh Jacobs is becoming a top running back in the league, and JK Scott is starting to establish himself as a key piece to his team's success.