As the NFL season starts to heat up, so do former Alabama standouts.
The Seattle vs. Atlanta game saw a couple of former Crimson Tide members fight it out on the gridiron — Seahwarks defensive tackle Jarran Reed and Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.
Reed totaled one solo and two assisted tackles. His solo tackle was a sack on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Jones once again led the Falcons in receiving. He tallied 139 yards and a touchdown on just seven catches.
In the end, Reed would get the best of Jones and the Falcons as the Seahawks won, 36-24.
Here is Jones’ touchdown catch against the Seattle defense:
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Jones is leading the NFL with receiving yards so far this season. After his Week 6 performance, he now has a total of 656 yards.
Fourth on the receiving yards list is another former Alabama standout. Amari Cooper has totaled 585 yards. This past week, Cooper had 10 catches for 129 yards to lead his team once again. Cooper outgained the next closest Raider wide receiver by 100 yards.
The New York Giants narrowly beat the Baltimore Ravens, 27-23, and one of the biggest reasons was Landon Collins. The strong safety totaled 10 solo and two assisted tackles. He was also one of the two Giants to sack Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
The Dallas Cowboys visited Lambeau Field to take on the Packers. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix made his presence known for the Packers as he recorded six solo and one assisted tackle. Running back Eddie Lacy, who has had ankle problems, was Green Bay’s leading rusher with 65 yards. Even with his hurt ankle, he was able to leap over the Dallas defenders a couple of times.
Here is just one of his hurtles:
Also, Dre Kirkpatrick totaled four solo and one assisted tackle in the Cincinnati Bengals’ chippy 35-17 loss to the New England Patriots.
Source:: The Crimson White Sports