While Miles Sanders makes his return to our Penn Staters At The Next Level series for Week 6, we also highlight two new faces in Amani Oruwariye and DaQuan Jones.
Amani Oruwariye, CB, Detroit Lions
Oruwariye continues to improve and has become a steady presence in a Lions secondary that badly needed some consistent performers.
He was tasked with locking down Jaguars star DJ Chark Jr. and was well up to the challenge, holding the wide receiver to just 43 yards on a game-high 14 targets.
Oruwariye also recorded two tackles and two passes defended as the Lions improved to 2-3 on the season following a bye week in Week 5.
Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
For the first time this season, Sanders rushed for over 100 yards as Philadelphia nearly pulled off an incredible comeback over the Baltimore Ravens.
His 74-yard rush in the third quarter saw Sanders fumble near the goal line but the ball was recovered in the end zone by teammate JJ Arcega-Whiteside for an Eagles touchdown.
Unfortunately for Sanders, he left the game with a knee injury and did not return. The Eagles have already announced he will miss the team’s Thursday Night Football clash against the Giants in Week 7.
DaQuan Jones, DL, Tennessee Titans
In his return to action after testing positive for COVID-19 a few weeks ago, Jones sacked Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and notched another four tackles.
Now that’s how you mark your comeback into the lineup.
The Titans remained undefeated on the season by defeating Houston in a 42-36 thriller.
Nittany Lions In The NFL
Baltimore Ravens (1): Trace McSorley
Buffalo Bills (1): Ryan Bates
Carolina Panthers (2): Yetur Gross-Matos, Shareef Miller
Chicago Bears (2): Jordan Lucas, Allen Robinson II
Dallas Cowboys (2): Sean Lee, Connor McGovern
Denver Broncos (2): DaeSean Hamilton, KJ Hamler
Detroit Lions (3): Jason Cabinda, Jesse James, Amani Oruwariye
Green Bay Packers (1): Adrian Amos
Houston Texans (1): John Reid
Indianapolis Colts (1): Robert Windsor
Las Vegas Raiders (2): Nick Bowers, Carl Nassib
Los Angeles Rams (1): Nick Scott
Miami Dolphins (1): Mike Gesicki
Minnesota Vikings (1): Dan Chisena
New Orleans Saints (1): Blake Gillikin
New York Giants (3): Saquon Barkley, Cam Brown, Austin Johnson
New York Jets (1): Sam Ficken, Chris Hogan, Ross Travis
Philadelphia Eagles (2): Miles Sanders, Trevor Williams, Shareef Miller
Pittsburgh Steelers (1): Marcus Allen, Stefen Wisniewski
San Francisco 49ers (2): Kevin Givens, Robbie Gould
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3): Chris Godwin, A.Q. Shipley, Donovan Smith
Tennessee Titans (2): Jack Crawford, DaQuan Jones
Washington Football Team (1): Troy Apke
Nittany Lions On NFL Coaching Staffs
Matt Rhule – Carolina Panthers Head Coach
Tom Bradley – Pittsburgh Steelers DBs Coach
Bobby Engram – Baltimore Ravens TEs Coach
Al Golden – Cincinnati Bengals LBs Coach
D’Anton Lynn – Houston Texans Secondary Coach
Mike Munchak – Denver Broncos OL Coach
Jeff Nixon – Carolina Panthers Senior Offensive Assistant