Best Crimson Tide Performances From NFL Week Five
The NFL was dominated, once more, by Crimson Tide talent in week five. Trevon Diggs continues to solidify himself among NFL greats, and Mac Jones picked up his first of many come-from-behind wins as a Patriot, as well as a bulk of other solid performances.
Clearly, Alabama not only puts the the most talent into the NFL, they produce the best players as well. Here is your NFL week five breakdown of Crimson Tide action!
Najee Harris, RB Pittsburgh Steelers
Najee Harris finally broke the 100 rushing yard mark, and it came in a much needed win over the Broncos to keep the Steelers season on track. The rookie running back rushed the ball 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 20 yards as well. Though Harris has been more of a threat in the receiving game this season, leading the team in receptions, the offensive line played well Sunday, opening running lanes all day for their young back.
Daron Payne, DT Washington Football Team
Despite a loss, Daron Payne was extremely disruptive on Sunday. The third year defensive tackle picked up three tackles, one of which for a loss, and a sack, as well as providing consistent pressure up front all day. Though this defensive front has not played quite up to expectations, Payne is a big piece of one of the NFL's most intimidating units.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS Pittsburgh Steelers
In a big win for the Steelers, Minkah Fitzpatrick put on a big time performance. The fourth year safety has found his home in Pittsburgh and is playing like it. Fitzpatrick was all over the field Sunday and finished with 10 tackles, one of which for a loss, and was also a crucial part in helping hold the Broncos to less than 300 yards passing. Though off to a rough start, Pittsburgh appears to be ironing out some of their early issues and could be a team to watch.
Derrick Henry, RB Tennessee Titans
Derrick Henry and the Titans were in need of a bounce back win after suffering an embarrassing loss at the hands of the New York Jets last week. A bounce back win is what they got. Henry, again, carried a huge load for Tennessee, rushing the ball 29 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns. Though he didn't record a typical highlight play like he does when he matches up against Jacksonville, Henry was solid all day and kept the game out of reach for the Jaguars.
Trevon Diggs, CB Dallas Cowboys
Well folks, stop me if you've heard this before, but Trevon Diggs recorded another interception this weekend. With now six interceptions in five games, Diggs holds the all-time record for most interceptions in the first five games of a season. In a big 44-20 win over the Giants, Diggs finished with five tackles and a pass deflection, as well as a third quarter interception when targeted down the field on a deep ball. Each week seems like it may end the streak, but at least one pick in each of his first five games this year, how many weeks can he go?
Mac Jones, QB New England Patriots
Mac Jones got off to a rough start Sunday, going down 22-9 to the 1-4 Houston Texans, but mounted a second half comeback that willed his team to victory. Jones shook off an early second half interception and led the Patriots on four straight scoring drives to close out the game, finishing 22/30 for 231 yards and a touchdown. Again, Jones continues to play his brand of football, taking what the defense gives him, and leads his team to their second victory of the year.