It was a productive week for former Alabama players, to say the least. In Week 7 of the NFL, six Alabama players scored touchdowns for their respective teams.
Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson led the way out of the scoring half-dozen. He had 2 defensive touchdowns of more than 75 yards in the Bears’ 17-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. That is the first time in NFL history that has happened and it came on the anniversary of Jackson’s’ leg injury against Texas A&M during his senior year at Alabama. After his performance, Alabama coach Nick Saban praised Jackson.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 23, 2017
Here is how other former Alabama football players performed this week:
- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram had 22 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ 26-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Ingram celebrated his lone touchdown with a Lambeau Leap, which ended up being very special to the fans he leaped into. For the Packers, safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had 8 tackles and broke up a pass, while defensive tackle Quinton Dial had 4 tackles.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard had 6 catches for 98 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 30-27 loss to the Buffalo Bills. For Buffalo, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus had 5 tackles and 1 tackle for loss.
- Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon had 122 yards and a touchdown as the Jaguars beat the Indianapolis Colts, 27-0. It was Yeldon’s first game of the season. His lone touchdown came from 58 yards out, which was a career high for him.
— #Sacksonville (@Jaguars) October 22, 2017
- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught 9 passes for 99 yards and 1 touchdown as the Falcons lost 23-7 to the New England Patriots. Jones became the second-fastest player in the NFL history to get to 8,000 receiving yards in his career. His performance also included an impressive leaping catch where he stole the ball from Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.
Touchdown, Julio. pic.twitter.com/cO2NE83OI0
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 23, 2017
- In that same game, Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower had 1 tackle before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.
- New York Giants safety Landon Collins had 5 tackles and recovered a fumble in the Giants’ 24-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Collins’ fumble recovery put the Giants in the red zone, where they would go on to score the team’s lone touchdown. Defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson had 1 tackle for the Giants.
- On the other side, Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed had a career-high 7 tackles and also added 1 sack and 1 tackle for loss. Running back Eddie Lacy had 34 yards on 9 carries.
- Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron had 1 tackle and intercepted a pass in the Rams’ 33-0 win against the Arizona Cardinals. It was Barron’s second interception of the season.
- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster finished with 5 tackles before leaving the game with a rib injury in the third quarter of the 49ers’ 40-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. It was the first time Foster played since the opening game of the season. Foster still managed to make highlight reels by making an impressive stop on Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
— Sean Jordan (@BaySean) October 22, 2017
- Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley had 9 tackles and 2 tackles for loss as the Ravens lost to the Minnesota Vikings, 24-16.
- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick had 1 tackle and 1 pass deflection in the Bengals’ 29-14 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers.