Late in the NFL season, Alabama Football alumni continue to do great things as the NFL playoffs approach.
Alabama defensive alumni can't lift Jets to victory
On Thursday Night Football CJ Mosley was his typical self, forcing a fumble and recovering it on David Njoku. Quinnen Williams had three tackles with one for a loss in Thursday night's game. Coming off of a career game Amari Cooper was out with an injury.
Jahmyr Gibbs and Jameson Williams make big plays in loss to Cowboys
Jahmyr Gibbs continued his solid rookie campaign with 43 yards rushing on 15 carries a slow performance against one of the league's top defenses. Gibbs will need 85 rushing yards in the final game of the season to record his first 1,000-yard rushing season. Jameson Williams flashed his speed on a 63-yard catch as he ended the game with two catches for 69 yards.
Christian Barmore continues impressive season in Patriots loss to the Bills.
The Patriots have had few bright spots in a season filled with misery one of those bright spots has been Alabama Football alumni Christian Barmore. Barmore added another six tackles to his impressive season coming off of a three-sack game against the Broncos. Anfernee Jennings added five tackles with a tackle for a loss to his season.
DeMarcco Hellams looking like a star for the Falcons
DeMarcco Hellams is looking like an incredible find for the Atlanta Falcons in his rookie season. The former Alabama Football standout added six tackles bringing his season total to 40 tackles. Over his past five games, Hellams has totaled 28 tackles. On the winning side of the game, Eddie Jackson had four tackles of his own.
Xavier McKinney continues great season with Giants
The New York Giants have gotten a great season out of safety Xavier McKinney. McKinney totaled six tackles on Sunday bringing his season total to 76 solo tackles. The 76 solo tackles rank McKinney in the top 25 for the entire league.
Julio Jones still has it snagging two touchdowns in loss to Cardinals.
Despite a recent cold stretch from the Philadelphia Eagles their Alabama Football alumni have been playing well. Julio Jones had a good game with two catches for 34 yards and two touchdowns. Devonta Smith also had 3 catches for 30 yards but suffered an injury and left the stadium in a boot and on crutches. As Eli Ricks continues to see his role grow with the Eagles with injuries in the secondary, he recorded three tackles and a pass defense.
Bryce Young struggles as Panthers get shut out.
The Panthers officially clinched the worst record in the league on Sunday with their fourteenth loss. Bryce Young didn't play as well as he's recently played going 19-32 for 112 yards and an interception. The Panthers will need to sign or draft some linemen to protect the former Alabama Football star or they'll never see him develop as he's been sacked 53 times. Calvin Ridley had four catches for 39 yards on Sunday putting him just 90 yards away from a 1,000-yard receiving season.
Tua and Dolphins get demolished by the Ravens
In a matchup that very well could have decided the top seed in the AFC Marlon Humphrey and the Ravens pummeled the Dolphins. Humphrey only had one tackle in the game spending much of the second half resting as he's dealt with a lingering injury. Tua Tagovailoa went 22-38 passing for 237 yards with a pair of touchdowns and interceptions. Jaylen Waddle missed the game with an ankle injury.
Will Anderson shines in Texans win over the Titans
The man they call the Terminator proved why he deserves the nickname in Sunday's game against the Titans. In just 12 sacks Anderson recorded two sacks, three quarterback hits, and six pressures. The Alabama Football alumni now holds the Texans single-season sack record passing JJ Watt. Former teammate Christian Harris added on five tackles with one for a loss in their win over the Titans. It was tough sledding for Derrick Henry who rushed for 42 yards on 12 carries. Despite the low production Henry once again crossed the 1,000-yard mark rushing for the fifth time in his career.
Najee Harris looks like his Alabama Football days in key Steelers win
Najee Harris was dominant in the Steelers victory over the Seahawks. The Alabama Football alum racked up 122 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Harris sits at 923 yards just 77 yards away from his third straight 1,000-yard season to start his career.
Alabama Football: Najee Harris week 17 Alumni of the week
This week's player of the week is Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris. Harris' 122-yard performance was massive for the Steelers ensuring they'd have a chance at the playoffs in week 18. The Steelers have a 54% chance of making the playoffs a number we'll see increase if the Alabama Football alumni has back-to-back great weeks. In the last week of the season we'll be rooting for several Alabama Football alumni as they chase playoff births and career milestones
Note: Stats Via ESPN