From Allen Robinson II muscling through defenders to help the Chicago Bears complete another crazy comeback to Jesse James’ first touchdown for the Detroit Lions, it was another productive day for Penn Staters in the NFL.
Let’s take a look at some of the standout Sunday Nittany Lions.
Allen Robinson II, WR, Chicago Bears
There’s been a fair amount of trade speculation with Robinson II in recent weeks, but that hasn’t affected his performances at all. He leads Chicago in targets, receptions and receiving yards.
He didn’t skip a beat as the Bears transitioned from Mitchell Trubisky to Nick Foles midway through Chicago’s matchup with the Falcons on Sunday. Foles connected with Robinson for a big 37-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to continue the Bears’ comeback.
Robinson II finished with 10 catches for a 123 yards as Chicago pulled off the 26-23 win to become one of the more surprising 3-0 teams in the league.
Trip Down Memory Lane: Robinson outmuscles Ohio State defender for leaping grab.
Adrian Amos, S, Green Bay Packers
Amos continues to be one of the leaders in the Green Bay secondary and despite New Orleans putting up 30 points on Sunday, the defense did enough to give the Packers a road win on Sunday Night Football.
With Aaron Rodgers playing at a terrific level, the Packers defense merely has to hold their own against opposing offenses.
Amos recorded five tackles in Green Bay’s 37-30 win.
Trip Down Memory Lane: Amos has impressive day against Ohio State in 2013.
TE Jesse James and FB Jason Cabinda, Detroit Lions
Cabinda has made the move from linebacker to fullback this season and its resulted in a significant increase in playing time for the Lions.
Cabinda’s sound blocking on this touchdown allowed fellow former Nittany Lion Jesse James to score his first touchdown with Detroit.
The Lions pulled off the eventual upset over the Cardinals 26-23.
Trip Down Memory Lane: James tiptoes down the sideline for the score against Nebraska.