We’re 10 weeks into the NFL season, and there are still several surprises at the top of certain divisions.
The Washington Redskins are sitting at 6-3 and have a comfortable, two game lead over the Cowboys and Eagles in the mediocre NFC East.
While the Chicago Bears have surprised everyone and are ahead of both the Vikings and the Packers in the NFC North.
Everyone thought the Bears defense was elite even before Khalil Mack showed up in the preseason. It was always the offense that had people doubting what this team could do. But now the Bears offense has continued to progress and that’s in large part due to one former Penn Stater.
That’s where we’ll kick off this week’s edition of Nittany Lions in the NFL.
Allen Robinson’s big day
The Bears put up 34 points in the win over the Lions on Sunday and Robinson helped kick off the scoring with a bang. Facing a third-and-15, Robinson did this:
— NFL (@NFL) November 11, 2018
Robinson wasn’t done, however.
Another great release by Allen Robinson for the easy TD. pic.twitter.com/hBvXcyOj2U
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) November 12, 2018
The first-year Chicago Bear finished the day with six catches for 133 yards and those two touchdown you just saw.
If Robinson and Mitchell Trubisky can continue to play at this level, the matchup against the Vikings on Sunday Night Football this week is going to be a heck of a lot of fun to watch.
Saquon, Giants push past 49ers on Monday night
It finally happened.
The New York Football Giants won a football game.
Heading into the week at 1-7, the Giants were desperate for a win and early on, it didn’t look good for New York.
But Eli Manning led another classic game-winning touchdown drive to pick up a crucial road victory in primetime. That touchdown wouldn’t have happened if not for this play, however.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 13, 2018
Barkley finished with exactly 100 yards from scrimmage in the game, with 67 coming on the ground and 33 in the air. He didn’t have a touchdown, but his 33-yard reception on the final drive was as big as the touchdown itself.
Jesse James, Steelers blow out Panthers on Thursday night
If you were wearing a Steelers jersey last Thursday night, odds are you caught a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers piled it on, beating the Panthers by a score of 52-21 and it was over at halftime.
Roethlisberger had more touchdowns (five) than incompletions (three). Former Nittany Lion Jesse James got in on the action at the end of the third quarter, hauling in his only catch of the night for an 8-yard score.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 9, 2018