Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week 15
It's a light list this week as many former Crimson Tide star struggled in week 15. Despite the short list, the players that did make it put up incredible performances for their teams and helped them close out much needed victories.
Here are your best Crimson Tide performances from NFL week 15!
Jalen Hurts, QB Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts, returning from an injury that kept him sidelined in week 14, played great for the Eagles on an abnormal Tuesday night game. The second-year quarterback finished 20-of-26 for 296 yards and a touchdown through the air, but where Hurts truly made his presence felt was on the ground. Needing to squeeze out a win to maintain any hopes at the playoffs, Hurts rushed for two vital touchdowns that first tied the game and then gave the Eagles a lead they didn't relinquish. Sitting at 7-7, the Eagles have an outside shot at making the playoffs.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS Pittsburgh Steelers
Week in, week out, most of the Steelers defense looks lost at any given moment, and such was the case for much of their game against Tennessee on Sunday. While his fellow defenders struggled mightily to handle a seriously hampered Titans offense, Minkah Fitzpatrick showed why he is one of the best safeties in football. The former do-it-all for Nick Saban showed his versatility in the Steelers close win, finishing the game with a career-high in tackles with 14. Fitzpatrick is far from the problem in Pittsburgh and has been the saving grace of an otherwise inept defense on many occasions. At now 7-6-1, Pittsburgh remains in close contention for one of the final playoff spots.
Trevon Diggs, CB Dallas Cowboys
Once again, Trevon Diggs made an opposing quarterback pay for testing him, and this week it was to the tune of his tenth interception of the season. Diggs and the Cowboys dominated the Mike Glennon led Giants en route to a 21-6 victory in which Diggs finished with four tackles, two pass deflections and, what might as well be his trademark now, an interception. Diggs leads the NFL in interceptions by a wide margin and even has more picks than a total of 13 teams in the league. The third-year cornerback is on a rocket trajectory to becoming one of the most feared ballhawks in NFL history. The Cowboys sit just a game out of the NFC lead behind the Green Bay Packers, but are trailed closely by three other very solid teams, all with the same 10-4 record.