Best Crimson Tide Performances from NFL Week Three
With another week of the NFL season down, Alabama's grip on the league continues to hold strong. All across the NFL, former Tide players took to the field and produced some incredible performances.
Here are your best Crimson Tide performances from NFL week three.
Ronnie Harrison, Jr. , SS Cleveland Browns
After some controversy in week one regarding Ronnie Harrison's retaliation to an opposing coach in week one, the fourth-year safety quietly had a nice game in week two, but was everywhere in the Browns' win over the Bears on Sunday. Harrison finished the night with two tackles, one of which was a sack and the other for a loss, and a pass deflection, helping his team hold Chicago to just 47 total yards of offense.
Derrick Henry, RB Tennessee Titans
While "El Tractorcito" had a mundane day by his own standards, the sixth-year running back carried the load for Tennessee on Sunday, helping guide them to a win over Indianapolis. Henry finished with 113 rushing yards and continued displaying the newest element to his game: pass catching. The Yulee native hauled in three receptions for 31 yards and is well on his way to breaking his career high for receptions in a season, 19, with 12 this season.
Najee Harris, RB Pittsburgh Steelers
Najee Harris, after a solid week two performance, showed off his incredible versatility in week three. While the rookie running back only picked up 40 rushing yards, Harris led the team in receiving with 14 catches for 102 yards, further emphasizing his extremely unique skillset and breaking a long-standing franchise record for running back receptions in a game. The Steelers offense, outside of Harris, was abysmal Sunday, but the rookie looked very promising.
Trevon Diggs, CB Dallas Cowboys
Trevon Diggs is solidifying his spot as an elite corner with every passing week. In a big win on Monday night against the Jalen Hurts led Eagles, Diggs completely locked down every receiver that dared line up across from him. The second-year corner finished the game with two tackles, three pass deflections and a pick-six, his third of the season, and is now tied for the lead in the NFL in interceptions.
Patrick Surtain II, CB Denver Broncos
In a shutout win over the Jets, Patrick Surtain and the Broncos defense were unstoppable. The rookie corner finished with five tackles and a pass deflection, combining with the rest of the secondary to hold New York to just 119 passing yards. The Broncos, with a new quarterback under center, look like a new team and are 3-0 heading into their week four matchup with the Ravens.