Continuing the Legacy: Tide alumni stand out in Week 1


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Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season saw many former Alabama standouts showcase their skills across the league.

In a low-scoring affair, Green Bay Packers punter J.K. Scott helped lead the Packers to a 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears with two 63-yard punts and downed five punts inside the 20.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry had his longest career receiving touchdown with a 75-yard screen pass. Along with his receiving touchdown, he finished with 84 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.

New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley impressed in his Jets debut with a 18-yard interception return for a touchdown, one fumble recovery and five tackles. Mosley’s pick six marked the 1,000th touchdown scored by an Alabama player in the NFL, according to @BamaProUpdates on Twitter.

Despite a 28-12 loss, Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley accounted for the only points scored by the Falcons with one touchdown each.

The matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins featured seven different Alabama players take the field. Ravens running back Mark Ingram rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns and cornerback Marlon Humphrey intercepted a pass.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper hauled in six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in a 35-17 win against the New York Giants.

On Monday Night Football, Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs ran for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns with 1 catch for 28 yards. The last player to have 100 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in his NFL debut was LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001.