Continuing the Legacy: Cooper sets new career high


CW / Hannah Saad

As Week Five of the NFL season has passed, former Alabama football standouts once again exhibited their skills at the highest level.

Despite losing to the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper caught 11 passes for a career-high 226 yards and a touchdown.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley caught five passes for 88 yards and one touchdown while teammate Julio Jones had three catches for 42 yards.

Continuing his impressive stretch of performances, Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs rushed for 123 yards on 26 carries and one touchdown. He also had 20 receiving yards on three catches. He broke Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen’s franchise record for the most rushing yards for a rookie through five weeks with 415 yards on the season.

After being inactive for the past three weeks, New York Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams recorded five tackles in his return.

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram had 19 carries for 44 yards and one touchdown. His teammate, defensive back Marlon Humphrey, forced and recovered a fumble to set up the game-winning field goal in overtime in a 26-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry ran for 78 yards and one touchdown in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.

New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower made his presence known in his return from injury against the Washington Redskins. He recorded eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks and four tackles for a loss.

Denver Broncos cornerback Kareem Jackson had ten tackles and forced a fumble in a 20-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.