Another busy week of NFL football is in the books, and with that many Penn Staters have added to their professional resumes with their professional recruits. But from Miles Sanders' struggles to the ball to Sackon Barkley's injury, it was by far the best weeks for the Penn Steets in the NFL.
Let's look back at some Nittany Lions performances in the third week of the NFL season.
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
After an unprecedented start to Sunday's game, Saquon Barkley caught a simple swing from Daniel Jones, who gained five yards. However, Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards to Barkley as a result of his first serious injury to NFL career No. 26.
Barkley did not return to the game and was seen walking shoes and crashing on the bench of the Giants, New York head coach Pat Shurmour told reporters that Barkley suffered a high ankle sprain in the game and ESPN's Adam Schaeffer said the injury would keep Barkley away for 4-8 weeks.
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Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Orly
Miles Sanders had a couple of "Welcome to the NFL" moments in Week 3.
First, he was almost beheaded by Lions security Miles Kilbriw in a play that somehow went unheeded. Seriously – how in the world is this not a punishment for a face with a 15-core mask?
It didn't get much better for Sanders throughout the game. He hit the ball twice on 13 carries and ran for 53 yards. Offensive errors defined the entire offense in Philadelphia this week and it began with its inability to run the ball consistently. The Eagles fell to the Lions 27-24 and dropped to 1-2 this season.
Sanders' first three NFL games aren't necessarily bad, but he's also averaging just 3.1 yards per carry and is yet to open. the end zone for the eagles. He will get another crack when Philadelphia takes on the Packers in tonight's football on Thursday.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Like Sanders, Chris Godwin struggled in Week 3 on top receiver Mike Evans with a historical game. Evans finished with 190 yards and three touchdowns while Godwin managed just three receptions for 40 yards.
Godwin was named a potential fantasy football star all year, and this was the first week that he hadn't coped with the noise. It may be just one game, but it still left his fantasy owners disappointed.
Despite Godwin's struggles, he still looks great in his third year in the NFL. With 214 yards and two breaks over three weeks, he is still on track to put career achievements in the two major statistical categories.
Things aren't going to get any easier for Godwin and 1-2 Buckner after they hit the Giants this weekend. They will take on Jared Goff and the explosive Los Angeles Aries at 4.05pm Sunday in Los Angeles.
Adrian Amos, Green Bay Packers
Adrian Amos posted seven games in his third game with the Green Bay Packers, a 27-16 win over the Denver Broncos.
The Packers, who are usually pretty conservative in the free agent market, made a splash by signing Amos on a big deal after he came out as a star for the Chicago Bears. Amos' excellent performance against Denver was arguably his best game as a Packer so far, though he threw in a snap against his old team in the opening season of Green Bay.
With a record of 3-0 in three weeks, Amos and the Packers are flying high earlier this season. They will try to continue their perfect start to the season Thursday night against Miles Sanders and the Eagles.
Alan Robinson, Chicago Bers
Alan Robinson is a consistent contributor to the Chicago Bears' offense at 31-15 against Washington Reds on football Monday. He caught six passes for 60 yards but was overtaken by teammate Taylor Gabriel, who also made six catches but a total of 75 yards and three touchdowns.
- Jesse James: Jesse James had a quiet day for the Lions in Detroit with just one reception for 13 yards. The undefeated Lions (2-0-1) rely more on rookie TJ Hawkinson than James does to start the season.
- Sam Ficken: In your second game for the New York Jets, Ficken didn't see the field often. Nevertheless, he was still perfect, pinning his only two attempts at an extra point in the Jets' 30-14 loss to New England.
- Mike Geziki: Like the Miami Dolphins, Mike Geziki didn't do much in Week 3. With three receptions combining for a whopping nine yards, Gesiki and the winning Dolphins have to find a new formula to create some offense and find a way to win the game.
- Carl Nasib : Former pedestrian – welcomes Daniel Jones to the NFL with a middle sack during the Bucaneers' defeat 32-31 at the hands of the New York Giants. Nassib finished the afternoon with four total gears in addition to this sack.
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