Best Crimson Tide Performances From NFL Week Four
Another great weekend of football down, another list of great Crimson Tide performances. Alabama, like always, made its mark in a big way in week four.
From Quinnen Williams and the Jets securing an unlikely win at home, to Trevon Diggs working to solidify himself as possibly the top corner in the league, here are your best Crimson Tide performances from NFL week four.
Derrick Henry, RB Tennessee Titans
While the Titans may have played their worst game of the season in an inexplicable overtime loss to the Jets, Derrick Henry continued to roll. "El Tractorcito" took on the brunt of Tennessee's offense, carrying the ball 33 times for 157 yards and a touchdown as well as catching two passes for 20 yards. The Titans desperately missed their top two wide outs Sunday, and relied heavily on Henry who was ultimately unable to will his team to victory.
Mac Jones, QB New England Patriots
In Tom Brady's heralded return to New England, Mac Jones and the Patriots nearly played spoiler to ole Tommy boy. Jones, in a 19-17 loss, finished 31-of-40 passing for 275 yards and two touchdowns, topping Brady in every statistic. While his play may not be very flashy, Jones appears to be the guy in New England, and it seems like there was another Patriots quarterback who wasn't exactly flashy with his play either but turned out pretty good.
Jalen Hurts, QB Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts continues to shatter expectations. Just when you think the second year quarterback is due for another bad performance, he plays his best game of the season against one of the NFL's top dogs. The Alabama turned Oklahoma product went toe-to-toe with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, finishing the day 32-of-48 for 387 yards and two touchdowns as well as adding 47 yards on the ground. Although the Eagles ultimately came up short, the chemistry between Hurts and his newest weapon is clearly building and Philadelphia is a feisty team.
Jonathan Allen, DT Washington Football Team
Jonathan Allen, once again, continued his streak of dominating opposing offensive linemen. Allen picked up eight tackles, one of which for a loss, and helped Washington secure a victory against the Atlanta Falcons, who led by eight with just five minutes to play. Two crucial late game three-and-outs, catalyzed by the strong defensive front of Washington, kept them in the game and helped the Football Team secure its' second win.
C.J. Mosley, LB New York Jets
One of the many reasons for the Titans' woes on Sunday, C.J. Mosley played an incredible game for the Jets. The seventh year linebacker piled up 13 tackles, 1 sack and a tackle for loss in the Jets shocking 27-24 overtime win. Mosley was everywhere for New York on Sunday, meeting Henry at the line of scrimmage and locking up the middle of the field. As a player who opted out for all of last year, it's easy to forget just how dominant Mosley can be.
Trevon Diggs, CB Dallas Cowboys
Trevon Diggs may just be be the NFL's best cornerback. The second year corner now has eight interceptions in just 15 games as a starter and at least one in each game this season. Against the Panthers, Diggs was near perfect, allowing just 44% completion percentage and holding Sam Darnold to a 37.5passer rating when targeted. The NFL record for interceptions in a single season dates back to 1952 when Night Trane Lane hauled in 14; Could Diggs break that record?
Quinnen Williams, DT New York Jets
Quinnen Williams completely imposed his will for 60 minutes on Sunday. The third year defensive tackle wreaked havoc on the Titans' O-line, picking up seven tackles, two sacks, and a tackle for loss, and opening up lanes for fellow Jets defenders to get to the backfield. New York left Sunday's game with more than double the sacks they had going in, and Williams was a massive reason why.
DeVonta Smith, WR Philadelphia Eagles
Well, it happened. DeVonta Smith had his break out game this Sunday, catching eight passes for 122 yards and putting the NFL on notice. The rookie wide out was clearly too much to handle for the Chiefs' secondary as he torched defensive backs with his route running and even got to display his legendary hands on a few incredible catches that extended crucial Philadelphia drives. Though just his first season, Smith is already showing what made him such a highly sought after draft prospect.
Anthony Averett, CB Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens secondary continued its run of shutting down opposing offenses, holding the 3-0, now 3-1, Denver Broncos to just seven points. Anthony Averett was an integral piece, picking up three tackles and securing the game's only interception. As a team, the Broncos were held to just 148 yards passing, adding another great performance from the crimson filled secondary of Baltimore.