Penn State in the NFL (Week 5): Sanders Shines in Return to Pittsburgh and Gesicki Hits a Career Milestone

By Matthew Filipovits on October 14, 2020 at 9:22 am
October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Sanders scores in return to Pittsburgh

Miles Sanders found the end zone twice in his return to Pittsburgh, including on one impressive 74-yard run. The Eagles ultimately came up short, but Sanders more than held his own against one of the best defenses in the league, back in his hometown.

Gesicki Surpasses 1,000 career receiving yards

Mike Gesicki continues to be one of the best receiving tight ends in the NFL, surpassing 1,000 career yards thanks to a 70-yard reception on Sunday. The Dolphins are starting to become a potent offense, with Gesicki a big reason why.


Bears 20, Buccaneers 19

  • Allen Robinson (Bears): 10 catches, 90 yards

Steelers 38, Eagles 29

  • Miles Sanders (Eagles): 11 carries, 80 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 catches, 19 yards

Panthers 23, Falcons 16

  • Yetur Gross-Matos (Panthers): 1 tackle

Cardinals 30, Jets 10

  • Chris Hogan (Jets): 3 catches, 20 yards
  • Sam Ficken (Jets): 1/1 FG (26-yd long), 1/1 XP

Rams 30, Washington football team 10

  • Troy Apke (Washington): 5 tackles (4 solo)

Dolphins 43, 49ers 17

  • Mike Gesicki (Dolphins): 5 catches, 91 yards
  • Kevin Givens (49ers):  2 tackles (1 solo, 1 tackle for loss)
  • Robbie Gould (49ers): 1/1 FG (37-yd long), 2/2 XP

Cowboys 37, Giants 34

  • Cam Brown (Giants): 2 tackles

​Titans 42, Bills 16

  • DaQuan Jones (Titans): 2 tackles (1 solo)
  • Jack Crawford (Titans): 1 tackle (1 solo)

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