Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week 13
Another week of NFL football is in the books, and with it came another crop of excellent Crimson Tide performances. Alabama stars are helping their teams lock up playoff spots in the final weeks of the season, and many of them are a main reason for it.
Here are your best Crimson Tide performances from NFL week 13.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins are now the winner of five straight games, and Tua Tagovailoa is finally playing up to his potential. In a win against the Giants, Tagovailoa finished 30-of-41 for 244 yards and two touchdowns. More importantly, the second-year quarterback threw zero interceptions, something that has plagued good performances all season. The Dolphins are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now, sitting at 6-7, and could easily find themselves in the playoffs with a strong finish to the season.
Najee Harris, RB Pittsburgh Steelers
In a much needed win against the rival Baltimore Ravens, Najee Harris was the backbone of the Steelers' offense. Harris combined for over 100 all purpose yards, carrying the ball 21 times and hauling in five receptions. While Harris' numbers may be underwhelming compared to what he did at Alabama, his impact on the Pittsburgh offense cannot go unnoticed, from picking up crucial first downs to even pass blocking for Big Ben.
C.J. Mosley, LB New York Jets
C.J. Mosley is the unsung hero of the New York Jets. Consistently, the veteran leads his team in tackles and Sunday was no different. In a loss to the Eagles, Mosley finished with 13 tackles, tying his season high. While the Jets have been unable to find many wins this season, several pieces of the defense are playing excellent football. The combination of Mosley with Quinnen and Quincy Williams has wreaked havoc on opposing offensive lines all season. With some help in free agency and the draft this offseason, the Jets could be a solid team in 2022.
Damien Harris, RB New England Patriots
In the bitter cold against the Buffalo Bills, Damien Harris was relied upon heavily for the Patriots. Mac Jones attempted just three passes, leaving Harris to carry the load, and carry it he did. On 10 rushes, the second-year running back had 111 yards and scored the only touchdown for his team. New England has taken complete control of the AFC and is riding a seven-game win streak heading into their BYE week. Will New England be able to stay hot after the break?
Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS Pittsburgh Steelers
Minkah Fitzpatrick came up huge in the Steelers' win over the Ravens, finishing the game with a team-high nine tackles, a pass deflection and an interception. The fourth year safety was all over the field, helping the Pittsburgh defense hold a stout Baltimore offense to just 19 points. The Steelers take on the Vikings for week 14 and will need another win if they hope to stay in playoff contention. Sitting at 6-5 in a crowded AFC field, Pittsburgh still has a good shot at a wildcard spot.