Posted December 25, 2018 at 09:00 AM | Updated December 25, 2018 at 09:07 AM
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Trent Taylor (81) is tackled by Chicago Bears strong safety Adrian Amos Jr. (38) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
With Saquon Barkley having another quiet game, defensive stars once again stood out among the list of former Penn State players in the NFL during Week 16.
Dolphins pass rusher Cameron Wake hit a career milestone with a sack, Falcons defensive tackle Jack Crawford picked off a pass for the first time in his seven-year career and safety Adrian Amos helped the Bears’ defense cement its status as one of the best units in the league.
Here’s a full look at how former Nittany Lions fared in NFL action this week…
S Marcus Allen (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Result: Steelers lost to the Saints, 31-28
Stats: Not active
Buzz: Allen has been healthy during his rookie season but has dressed for just one game.
S Adrian Amos (Chicago Bears)
Result: Bears beat the 49ers, 14-9
Stats: 7 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 1 pass breakup
Buzz: Amos enjoyed another strong statistical outing Sunday and remains a vital component of one of the NFL’s top defense. The Bears have held six of their past nine opponents to 17 points or fewer.
RB Saquon Barkley (New York Giants)
Result: Giants lost to the Colts, 28-27
Stats: 21 carries for 43 yards (2 yards per attempt); 5 catches for 34 yards
Buzz: Barkley’s endured a couple of uninspiring weeks in a row by his standards, but he’s 114 scrimmage yards away from 2,000 on his rookie season.