Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week Eight
This season has seen an incredible amount of former Alabama stars finding their footing in the NFL. From rookies to experienced veterans, the Crimson Tide certainly has a strong grip on the league.
Here are your best Crimson Tide performances from NFL week eight!
Najee Harris, RB Pittsburgh Steelers
Najee Harris continues to prove himself week after week in the Steelers offense. In week eight against the Browns, Harris was the centerpiece of Pittsburgh's offense, picking up 120 combined yards as a runner and receiver and leaping over a defender for one of his trademark hurdles en route to his only score. Harris helped guide his team to a much needed win and the Steelers, now 4-3, move on to face the Bears next week.
Jalen Hurts, QB Philadelphia Eagles
While Jalen Hurts' stats from Sunday's win over the Lions may not blow anyone away, he quietly played one of his cleanest games of the season and helped his team to a massive victory. Hurts finished 9/14 for 103 yards as a passer but added 71 yards on the ground. More importantly, Hurts played his first game without an interception in three weeks and continued to show development as a passer, appearing much more comfortable in the pocket on intermediate throws.
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Landon Collins, SS Washington Football Team
Despite a loss to the Broncos, the Washington Football team played a solid defensive game. The defense, regarded as one of the league's best ahead of this season, was led by Landon Collins who finished with eight tackles and a sack. Collins was also solid in pass coverage, helping Washington's secondary hold each Broncos' receiver under 100 yards. While the outlook on the rest of the season is not great for the Football Team, the defense appears to be shaping up to be what was expected.
C.J. Mosley, LB New York Jets
The Jets surprised everyone with their performance on Sunday. Led by quarterback Mike White in his first ever start, New York defeated the red-hot Bengals 34-31 for just their second win of the season. While the Jets' offense certainly played up to par, the defensive effort of C.J. Mosley cannot go understated. Mosley finished the win with 10 tackles, one of which being for a loss, and was a problem for the Bengals all day.
Daron Payne, DT Washington Football Team
Another member of the Football Teams makes the list. Daron Payne played likely his best game of the season in Washington's loss to the Broncos, finishing with four tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit. Payne, alongside his Bama counterpart, Allen, were dominant up front shedding blocks and clogging run lanes throughout the game.
Damien Harris, RB New England Patriots
Damien Harris is very quietly having an incredible season. The second-year year starter, through eight games, is sixth in the NFL in rushing yards and third in the league in touchdowns with 517 and six. In the Patriots' surprising win over the Chargers, Harris rushed the ball 23 times for 80 yards and a score.
Jonathan Allen, DT Washington Football Team
Another week, another dominating performance from Jonathan Allen. The fifth year defender, once again, inflicted pain on the offensive line, finishing the game with three tackles, a sack and two quarterback hits. Allen now has six sacks on the season and is tied for the lead among defensive tackles. Although the Football Team defense has not quite played up to its' potential this season, Allen certainly has.
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