The NFL season is in full swing, and we are already three weeks through. Even as the majority of NFL stadiums remain fan-less, it still feels like a normal football season. For instance, Patrick Mahomes is dominating in the spotlight, the New England Patriots still appear to be contenders, and the Atlanta Falcons can’t stop blowing leads with 99.5%+ win probability.
Eric Fisher, OT, Kansas City Chiefs
Central Michigan — 2009-12
足球是最好的时刻,当进攻nemen do non-lineman things. On Monday Night Football, former Chippewa offensive tackle Eric Fisher lined up as an eligible receiver on the goal line, found an opening in the flat, and caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes. It is the first reception and first touchdown of Fisher’s career, and the 2013 draftee became the first No. 1 overall draft pick since Keyshawn Johnson (1996 NFL Draft) to catch a touchdown pass. Fisher’s fourth quarter touchdown staved off a Ravens comeback and allowed the Chiefs to seal a 34-20 victory.
Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Pittsburgh Steelers
西部密歇根州 - 2014-17
Sunday marked the sixth start of Okorafor’s career, and he’s already blocking like a veteran. The former All-American at Western Michigan was assigned (former Central Michigan tight end) J.J. Watt in the Steelers’ battle with the Texans. Okorafor didn’t flinch in the one-on-one matchup.
Watt’s final stats consisted of four tackles, one solo tackle, zero tackles for loss, zero sacks, and zero QB hits. Not many linemen are capable of shutting down the Defensive Player of the Year, but the former Western Michigan star managed to block him out of the picture in his sixth NFL start. The Steelers also rushed for 169 yards in the contest, and James Conner’s go-ahead touchdown with 6:24 remaining was a run outside the right tackle, where Okorafor dominated all afternoon.
自2012年以来，在98场比赛中只有3个，JJ Watt尚未注册TFL或QB命中。星期天制作了他的4日，很多这是因为Chukwuma Okorafor为此玩了一场伟大的比赛#Steelers.— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques)September 27, 2020
Maxx Crosby, DE, Las Vegas Raiders
Eastern Michigan — 2016-18
Crosby’s meteoric rise to the top keeps getting more breathtaking. After holding one FBS offer from Eastern Michigan, the powerful pass rusher finished second in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting last season with 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss. Crosby is already back in the sack column after registering two on Cam Newton and the New England Patriots this past Sunday. For his second sack, Crosby fought past Jermaine Eluemunor and finished with an impressive shuffle move to pounce on Newton. The Eastern Michigan alum is responsible for more than half of the Raiders sacks this season and a third of his tackles have been in the backfield.
Pat O'Connor，De，Tampa Bay Bucanters
东部密歇根州 - 2012-16
Before Crosby began terrorizing quarterbacks and running backs in Ypsilanti, Pat O’Connor held real estate in opposing backfields as an Eastern Michigan Eagle. A seventh round draft pick by the Lions in 2017, O’Connor has been cut or waived six times in his NFL career, including four times by his current Buccaneers team. His journey shows he is a fighter, and that fighting ability was on full display when he broke through the Broncos’ line in the first quarter Sunday to block a punt. O’Connor’s blocked punt set up the first Buccaneers touchdown of the afternoon in a 28-10 win over Denver.
不仅o'connor阻止了平底船 - 他恢复了它。为了在他们的道路胜利中跳起来开始，他收到了一场比赛球在胜利的后果。