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Nittany Lions in the NFL Week 8: Rookies steal the show | Penn State Football News | Daily Collegian

Another week, another win for the Los Angeles Rams.

After beating Aaron Rodgers and the Packers Sunday, the NFL’s only remaining unbeaten team continues to be the main storyline. But the Saints and Vikings made a case with an exciting Sunday night matchup.

It wasn’t an exciting week for former Penn State players, however.

Trevor Williams and the Los Angeles Chargers were on a bye, while Allen Robinson didn’t play this week.

In this week’s edition of Nittany Lions in the NFL, we focus just on the first-year Penn Staters.

Saquon gets back over 100 yards, but in another loss

Speaking of rookies, there’s none more well-known in the NFL than Saquon Barkley.

Even though the Giants continue to be one of the worst teams in the league, their star rookie running back is still putting up big numbers.

Barkley’s streak of games with 100-plus yards from scrimmage ended last week, but he got back on track this week in New York’s 20-13 loss to the Washington Redskins.

He was limited carrying the ball, rushing for just 38 yards on 13 attempts. But, he continues to be effective as a pass-catcher, hauling in nine passes for a total of 73 yards.

After the game, Barkley had a cool moment with one of the all-time greats, Adrian Peterson.

Grant Haley earns first career start

Sticking with the Giants, another former Nittany Lion rookie made an impact on Sunday.

In just his second career game, Grant Haley made his first career start. Haley has benefited greatly from the trade of Eli Apple and will continue to see an increased amount of snaps on a Giants team that is definitely no longer in a win now mode, at least for the remainder of this season.

Haley registered four tackles in the loss to the Redskins.

A career-high for Mike Gesicki

A week after getting a career-high 44 receiving yards, Mike Gesicki registered a career in receptions this past Thursday against the Texans.

The rookie tight end had four catches in the Dolphins’ loss to the Texans, but those four catches amounted to just 14 yards.

Jason Cabinda’s NFL debut

Just recently called up to the 53-man roster, Jason Cabinda made his NFL debut this past weekend.

In the Raiders’ 42-28 loss to the Colts, Cabinda appeared on defense for 17 snaps in the game, but did not register a tackle.

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