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Week 7 of the NFL Has the Crimson Tide Written All Over It

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

After today’s games, you could nearly pick any NFL player that played college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide and bet victoriously that they had a good game. Just like in yesterday’s game against Tennessee, it was all about the crimson and white in Week 7 of the NFL.

Eddie Jackson, the Chicago Bears’ rookie safety, led the way with a monumental game. He scooped-and-scored a Cam Newton fumble for a 75 yard touchdown. He followed this up with a pick off of a deflection which he then, too, ran back for another 75 yard score. Jackson was the only player on both teams to reach the endzone in the entire game. Jackson’s scores led his team to victory despite their quarterback completing just four passes on the day.

Staying on the defensive side of the ball, Ravens’ linebacker, C.J. Mosley, again led his team in tackles (9). He also added two tackles for a loss in their loss to the Vikings. Mark Barron, a former safety for the Tide, snagged a pick for his Rams in their 33-0 shut-out of the Arizona Cardinals. Reuben Foster, in his first game back from a week one injury, amassed five total tackles and a tackle for loss on a highlight-reel worthy hit on Ezekiel Elliot. Seahawks’ defensive tackle, Jarran Reed, tallied seven tackles, two tackles for a loss, and a sack.

Heisman Trophy winner, Mark Ingram, also had another solid outing for the New Orleans Saints in what is becoming a career year. He followed up last weeks triple digit rushing game with yet another. This week he had 105 yards and a score on 22 carries in a win over the Green Bay Packers. Packers’ safety, HaHa Clinton-Dix, was second on the team in tackles with eight and a tackle for loss in the loss.

Another Alabama running back, T.J. Yeldon, also led his team in rushing. With Leonard Fournette out with injury, Yeldon took back the reigns and exploded for 122 yards on nine carries, scoring on 58 yard run in the third quarter behind the stellar blocking of Cam Robinson.

The Clemson killer himself, tight end O.J. Howard, had a break out game for Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He managed to lead the team in receiving with 98 yards and a pair of touchdowns on six receptions. He hauled in everything thrown his way, going a perfect 6-for-6 on the day.

This all of course comes after Amari Cooper had his biggest game of the year on Thursday night, netting a ridiculous 210 yards and two scores on 11 catches in a much-needed Raiders’ win. Julio Jones’ Falcons play tonight in a Super Bowl rematch against Dont’a Hightower’s New England Patriots.

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