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PSUers in the NFL, Week Eight: Linebacker U Does It Again

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Penn State linebackers continue to impress in the NFL, and this weekend was no exception.

Seattle Seahawks v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Games involving PSU players:

Jaguars-Titans (A. Robinson, Odrick, and Posluszny vs. D. Jones and A. Johnson)

Colts-Chiefs (Hali and Travis)

Raiders-Bucs (M. McGloin vs. D. Smith)

Seahawks-Saints (Gilliam vs. Mauti and Stupar)

Lions-Texans (Zettel vs. D. Still)

Jets-Browns (Hackenberg vs. Nassib)

Bills-Patriots (C. Hogan)

Chargers-Broncos (T. Williams vs. J. Norwood)

Cowboys-Eagles (J. Crawford and S. Lee vs. Wisniewski)

Vikings-Bears (Amos)

This week’s top performers:

  • Sean Lee led the Cowboys with 11 tackles, including two for loss
  • Paul Posluszny had 10 tackles for the Jaguars.
  • Nate Stupar continued his stellar season for the Saints, registering five tackles, and intercepting Russell Wilson with a fantastic diving grab. “One of those smart, instinctive Penn State linebackers” is right, Charles Davis.
  • Chris Hogan had four catches for 91 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown reception for the Patriots.
  • Adrian Amos had six tackles for the Bears.

Others of note:

  • Allen Robinson had six catches (on 15 targets) for 70 yards for the Jaguars.
  • Tamba Hali had three tackles, including a half-sack, for the Chiefs.
  • DaQuan Jones had a tackle for the Titans.
  • Michael Mauti had a tackle for the Saints.
  • Jack Crawford had a tackle for the Cowboys.
  • Jordan Norwood had one catch for 9 yards, and two punt returns for 15 yards for the Broncos.
  • Carl Nassib had three passes defended for the Browns.

Off the field info:

  • Bill O’Brien yelled at his special teams coordinator for only having 10 men on the field on the second half opening kickoff. Classic BOB.