Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week Seven
Another week of NFL action is in the books and with it came another crop of incredible Crimson Tide performances.
All across the league, Alabama was represented well. From Rashaan Evans coming up big for Tennessee in a win, to Jonathan Allen continuing to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks, here are your best Crimson Tide performances from week seven.
Rashaan Evans, LB Tennessee Titans
After a big win against Buffalo in week six that saw Rashaan Evans play his best game of the season, the fourth-year linebacker stepped up again big for his team. The Titans took down the Chiefs 27-3, utterly dominating the high powered offense from start to finish. Evans finished the game with just four tackles and a pass deflection, but was responsible for both of the Titans' takeaways, recovering a fumble and intercepting a batted Mahomes throw in the first half.
Mac Jones, QB New England Patriots
In a big win over the Jets, Mac Jones put up another impressive performance as a starter. The rookie quarterback finished 24-of-36 for 307 yards and two touchdowns, leading his team to 54-13 victory. With now nine touchdown passes on the season, Jones has surpassed Cam Newton's 2020 numbers as a Patriots starter, and ranks ahead of every other rookie quarterback in nearly every category. I think it's safe to say Belichick made the right decision choosing Jones over Newton.
Derrick Henry, RB Tennessee Titans
While Derrick Henry finished with rather mundane stats by his own standards, rushing the ball 29 times for only 86 yards and catching just two passes for 16 yards, he continued to show what makes him the best in the NFL. The Titans took down the mighty Chiefs, who now sit at 3-4 on the season, and while Henry was unable to ever impose his will on the ground, the sixth year running back was able to find success elsewhere. On the Titans opening possession, Henry took a direct snap from inside the redzone, and rather than taking it himself, made a perfect pass to his tight end for a five yard score, perfectly kicking off Tennessee's utter domination of Kansas City.
Damien Harris, RB New England Patriots
Damien Harris, much like his quarterback, continued to prove why he is the starter in New England. The third year running back posted his best game of the season, rushing the ball 14 times for 106 yards and two scores in the Patriots' domination of the Jets. With now 437 rushing yards on the season, Harris ranks eighth in the NFL and is on pace for his first 1,000 yard season.
Eddie Jackson, FS Chicago Bears
Eddie Jackson, despite a tough loss to the Packers, played well for the Bears on Sunday. The fourth year safety deflected a pass on a rare target and tied his career high in tackles with 11. Although Jackson hasn't quite played to the level he is capable of this season, he has still been a bright spot for a struggling Bears defense.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB Miami Dolphins
Despite a 30-28 loss to the Falcons, Tua Tagovailoa put up his first four touchdown performance of his career on Sunday. The second year quarterback finished 32-of-40 for 291 yards and four scores. Unfortunately, Tagovailoa also threw two costly interceptions that ultimately led to 10 points for Atlanta. After going down 27-14 following his second interception of the day; however, Tagovailoa led his team back and took the lead with under three minutes left, putting the Dolphins in position to win. Miami's defense was unable to get a stop in the final minutes, and Tagovailoa's heroic fourth quarter performance was negated when Atlanta kicked a game winning field goal as time expired.