Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week 17
With just one week left in the NFL regular season, many teams are still vying for the final playoff spots among a crowded field, and several former Crimson Tide stars are helping those teams do so.
From Najee Harris putting the team on his back in a must win final home game for Big Ben to Mac Jones absolutely torching the abysmal Jags defense, here are your best Crimson Tide performances from NFL week 17.
Najee Harris, RB Pittsburgh Steelers
In an emotional, must-win game for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Najee Harris helped send his quarterback off with a win in his final home game. Harris finished the game with 188 rushing yards and a touchdown on 28 attempts, becoming the all-time franchise leader in rushing yards for a rookie. The former Alabama star surpassed Franco Harris' mark of 1,055 yards set in 1972 and has an opportunity to extend his lead further in week 18 against the Ravens.
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C.J. Mosley, LB New York Jets
C.J. Mosley may as well take residence on this list because week in, week out he is a star on a struggling Jets team. Week 17 was no different as, despite a 14-point lead late in the third quarter, New York succumbed to Tom Brady and company, losing 28-24. Again; however, Mosley put up an incredible performance, leading his team in tackles with 13 and securing his seventh 10-plus tackle performance of the year. Through 17 games, the former five-star out of Theodore, AL ranks fifth in tackles among the entire NFL.
Jalen Hurts, QB Philadelphia Eagles
Needing a win against the division rival Washington Football Team to keep the Eagles' playoff hopes alive, Jalen Hurts played extremely solid and helped guide his team to a 20-16 win. The former five-star from Houston didn't put up eye-popping numbers but played mistake free football and was able to show off his versatility, finishing 17-of-26 for 214 yards and adding 44 rushing yards. While the former Tide signal caller guided his team to a much needed victory, the biggest win of the night came when Hurts avoided a collapsing barrier as he ran into the tunnel, getting a bit close for comfort with some of his fans, but ultimately escaping without injury.
Eddie Jackson, FS Chicago Bears
Despite the Bears no longer being in contention for a playoff spot, Chicago lit up the Giants this weekend, winning 29-3. Throughout the entire game, Giants QB Mike Glennon was unable to find any success, finishing just 4-of-11 for 24 yards and two interceptions. A massive reason for Glennon's and the Giants' struggle as a whole was the excellent performance of Eddie Jackson. The former Alabama standout finished the game with eight tackles, one of which for a loss, and helped keep New York's receiver smothered all afternoon.
Mac Jones, QB New England Patriots
Mac Jones continues to impress as a rookie. Despite playing an outright dreadful team in the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jones managed to seriously impress, completing 73% of his passes for 227 yards and three scores. New England entered 2021 coming off of one of its worst seasons in recent memory, but Jones has helped completely turn around what was expected to be a rebuilding year for the Patriots. Sitting at 10-6 and tied for the lead in the AFC East, New England looks to be right back to where we are used to seeing them.