How former Alabama players fared in NFL week 12: Julio Jones returns to form with big performance against Tampa Bay

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones continues to show why many think he’s the best receiver in the NFL. On Sunday, he added to already impressive résumé, grabbing 12 balls for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 34-20 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. One of the Jones’ touchdowns was the byproduct of a great route by Jones, which made the defensive back trip over himself. Jones then showed great balance to stay in bounds.

Jones’ performance against the Buccaneers marked the third time in his career that he’s had more than 250 yards in a game. There have now been 29 instances of that happening, but Jones is the only receiver to do it more than once. He now has the most receiving yards of anyone in their first 90 games in NFL history.

Here is how other former Alabama players fared in NFL week 12:

  • Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry carried the ball 13 times for 79 yards in a 20-16 win against the Indianapolis Colts. Henry put the offense on his back late as he was an integral part of the Titan’s game-winning drive.

  • New York Giants safety Landon Collins had 15 tackles in a 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins.
  • Detroit Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson had 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and blocked an extra point in a 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland had 9 tackles and 3 tackles for loss in a 16-10 loss against his former team, the Buffalo Bills. Ragland has started to settle in with the Chiefs, tallying 18 tackles in his last two games. Ragland also seems to be in good spirits due to his play lately.

  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick had 9 tackles and 2 pass deflections in a 30-16 win against the Cleveland Browns.
  • New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram carried the ball 11 times for 31 yards in a 26-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. For the Rams, linebacker Mark Barron had 5 tackles.
  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper’s lone catch went for 9 yards and a touchdown. Cooper had to leave the game in the second quarter after taking a scary hit to the head.

  • Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy had 17 carries for 46 yards, and also added 15 yards on 3 catches in a 24-13 win against the San Francisco 49ers. Also for Seattle, defensive lineman Jarran Reed had 1 tackle.
  • For the 49ers, linebacker Reuben Foster had 6 tackles and 1 tackle for loss.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon had 5 catches for 42 yards as well as 10 yards on 3 carries in a 27-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard had 3 catches for 52 yards in that loss to the Falcons.
  • Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake had 20 yards on 9 carries and lost a fumble in a 35-17 loss to the New England Patriots. In the passing game, he had 27 yards and a touchdown on 3 catches.
  • Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson had 3 tackles and a pass deflection in a 31-3 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had 3 tackles, while defensive lineman Quinton Dial had 1 tackle, in a 31-28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

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