Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week Nine
Nine games into the regular season, former Crimson Tide stars continue to impress. From C.J. Mosley recording, yet another, ten tackle performance, to Minkah Fitzpatrick showing out in primetime, Bama's best put together another impressive week.
Here are your best Crimson Tide performances from NFL week nine!
C.J. Mosley, LB New York Jets
C.J. Mosley, despite playing for a struggling team, showed again on Sunday why he is one of the best at his position. The veteran linebacker recorded his fourth ten tackle performance of the season in a 45-30 loss to the Colts in Indianapolis. Although the Jets suffered their sixth loss of the season, falling to 2-6, Mosley continues to perform at a very high level.
Xavier McKinney, SS New York Giants
Xavier McKinney recorded his second two interception game of the season on Sunday, helping his Giants pick up their third win of the year, beating the Raiders 23-16. McKinney was all over the field for New York, finishing the game with seven tackles, two pass deflections, and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. The second-year safety picked off Derrick Carr on the opening drive of the second half and returned it for a score, giving the Giants a lead they would not relinquish.
DeVonta Smith, WR Philadelphia Eagles
Although suffering a loss, DeVonta Smith had his best game as an Eagle yet on Sunday. The rookie wide out hauled in five passes for 116 yards and a touchdown, finding the endzone for the first time since his debut in week one. Sitting at just 3-6, the Eagles still have an opportunity to win their division, and if the chemistry between Smith and his quarterback continues to develop, this could be a feisty team come time for the playoffs.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, FS Pittsburgh Steelers
In a primetime win against the Bears, Minkah Fitzpatrick was fantastic for his team. In a game where opposing rookie quarterback, Justin Fields, appeared to grow more comfortable as the game went on, Fitzpatrick and company were able to come up big at several points in the game. The fourth-year safety finished with eight tackles, and managed to lay a massive hit on Fields, showing him just what the consequences of scrambling in this league can be.
Jalen Hurts, QB Philadelphia Eagles
Again, despite suffering a loss, Jalen Hurts showed more improvement in week nine. The second-year starter was effective through the air and with his legs, finishing the game 11-of-17 for 162 yards and a score, as well as ten carries for 62 yards. The Eagles, again, fought hard with a good team on Sunday and showed they are much better than their record indicates. If Hurts can improve each week like he has thus far, the trajectory for this team is trending up.