Eight weeks into the NFL season and there’s a clear top dog –– the Los Angeles Rams.
The only remaining unbeaten team, the Rams boast a point differential of plus-107, which is 29 points better than the next closest team.
It hasn’t been that great of a start to the season for former Nittany Lions, but two former players squared off on national tv this past week.
That’s where we’ll kick off this week’s edition of Nittany Lions in the NFL.
Saquon, Jack Crawford square off on monday night
Another week, another touchdown for Saquon Barkley.
But once again, it doesn’t translate to a win.
The Giants faced yet another must-win situation on the road against the Falcons this week, but yet again, the G-Men came home winless.
Barkley finished with just 43 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 23, 2018
His streak of games with 100-plus yards from scrimmage to start a career ended last night, coming up just shy of Kareem Hunt’s record of seven games.
The Falcons’ defense came up with the necessary stops to ensure the win and former Nittany Lion Jack Crawford came up with a sack to halt a New York drive early in the second quarter.
Carl Nassib has big day for Bucs
Carl Nassib made the Browns pay cutting him at the end of the preseason.
Nassib got the chance to prove his worth in front of his former team this past Sunday, registering two sacks during his team’s overtime win.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) October 21, 2018
The third-year defensive end was one of the stars of NFL Network’s “Hard Knocks” over the offseason, but didn’t make it through final cuts in Cleveland.
Nassib was picked up by the Buccaneers not too long after and has begun to get more and more snaps as the season has gone on, culminating with a big role this past weekend.
Trevor Williams, Chargers smother Titans offense
It wasn’t a great for Trevor Williams’ personal statistics, but he and the rest of the Chargers defense held the Titans to just 19 points in London.
Williams had one tackle in the game, but the Los Angeles secondary didn’t allow the Tennessee offense to have any explosive plays.
The Titans had a chance to tie the game in the final minute, but opted to go for two points and the win, but couldn’t get it done.
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— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) October 22, 2018
The Chargers improved to 5-2 with their win and are looking like a team that can contend in the AFC.
Sean Lee returns for Cowboys
Despite losing to the Redskins on Sunday, the Cowboys got back a key piece of its defense in the form of former Penn State linebacker Sean Lee.
Lee was sidelined for four weeks with a hamstring injury and now Dallas finds itself at 3-4.
He finished with six total tackles in his return and the Cowboys defense as a whole played well, holding Washington to just 305 yards of offense and 20 points. But that was ultimately enough as Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense struggled once again.