This week is all defense in our Penn Staters At The Next Level recap.
We start off with Micah Parsons, of course. The Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite continues a stellar start to his NFL career.
Parsons led the Cowboys with six tackles and also recorded a strip-sack.
Adrian Amos, Safety, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers’ return to the field garnered most of the pre-game headlines, but the play of the Packers defense stole the show in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks.
Adrian Amos and his teammates shutout the Seattle offense in a 17-0 win, with the former Nittany Lion grabbing his second interception of the season. Amos also finished with four tackles and three pass deflections.
The Green Bay defense has quickly developed into one of the league’s best this season under first-year coordinator Joe Barry.
Amani Oruwariye, Cornerback, Detroit Lions
It seemed like nobody wanted to win Sunday’s matchup between the Lions and Steelers, with turnovers, mistakes and penalties the story of the game.
As a result, nobody did win. Pittsburgh and Detroit played to a 16-16 tie after a pretty wild overtime finish.
Amani Oruwariye helped the Lions avoid the loss column for the first time this season, finishing with seven tackles, two pass deflections and a critical fumble recovery in overtime.