Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week 10
As the playoffs draw closer, many former Crimson Tide stars are helping their teams in the last stretch of the season secure their spots among the best in the league.
Mac Jones has the Patriots playing as good as anyone and looks to be a lock for offensive rookie of the year, and the connection between Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith appears to grow stronger each week; all around the league, former Tide legends are turning into NFL stars.
Here are your best Crimson Tide performances form NFL week ten!
Jalen Hurts, QB Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts and the Eagles, despite sitting at 4-6, are looking stronger and stronger each week. The chemistry between Hurts and his new wideout, DeVonta Smith, was on full display in Philadelphia's win over the Broncos Sunday. Hurts finished the 30-13 victory, 16-of-23 through the air for 178 yards, two scores and a pick, and also added 53 rushing yards on 14 attempts. The improved passing from even just a year ago for Hurts has been very apparent this season as the second year signal caller looks more comfortable each week.
Mac Jones, QB New England Patriots
If there was any doubt left in anyone over whether or not Mac Jones was the guy in New England, week ten dispelled any notion of that. The rookie quarterback dominated the Browns, leading the Patriots to a 45-7 victory and looked like the man doing it. Jones finished 19-of-23 through the air for 198 yards and three scores, and continued to stake his claim as the best quarterback in this class. Watch out folks because things are looking up again in New England.
Najee Harris, RB Pittsburgh Steelers
Though the result was ugly, Najee Harris played well in the Steelers' 16-16 tie with the Lions. Although sitting at, now, 0-8-1 on the season, Detroit has played several teams very tough and did so again on Sunday, forcing Harris to see a heavy load for his offense. The rookie back finished with 105 yards on 26 carries but was unable to find the endzone, as the Steelers struggled mightily to find success in the redzone.
DeVonta Smith, WR Philadelphia Eagles
DeVonta Smith looks better with every passing week, and while he may not take home any accolades this season, he has already more than solidified himself as the primary target in Philly. The rookie wideout had another huge day Sunday, playing a major role in the Eagles win over the Broncos. Smith hauled in four passes for 66 yards and two scores and was the only Eagles wide receiver to find the endzone.
Mark Ingram, RB New Orleans Saints
Mark Ingram, despite a tough loss to the Titans on Sunday, played extremely well in place of the injured Alvin Kamara. The veteran running back returned to New Orleans just two weeks ago, but is already showing how much difference a change of scenery can make. After going down 20-6 in the first half, Ingram and the Saints mounted an impressive comeback effort that ultimately came up just short, but the eleventh-year back managed to finish with over 100 all purpose yards and a touchdown, showing he still has some left in the tank.
Trevon Diggs, CB Dallas Cowboys
After a few weeks without what seems to be his trademark at this point, Trevon Diggs picked up another interception to give him a, league-high, eight on the year. The Cowboys completely dominated the outmatched Falcons, winning 43-3, and held Matt Ryan to just 117 yards on 9-of-21 passing. Diggs finished with two tackles and a pass deflection to go along with his second half interception.