By: Jay Yeomans
Published: October 14, 2019
Jamaal Williams delivered a huge first-half performance on Monday night in his return to the lineup as the Green Bay Packers came from behind to knock off the Detriot Lions 23-22.
The Cougars’ all-time leading rusher got it done in the running game and as a receiver out of the backfield with 136 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. Williams did most of his damage in the first half with eight carries for 79 yards, including a career-long of 45 that set up a Mason Crosby field goal in the final minute of the second quarter.
The Checkdown Twitter page shared a video of the big run.
He also did significant damage as a receiver in the first 30 minutes with three catches for 28 yards and a five-yard touchdown on a little forward pitch where Williams shed a would-be tackler with a crushing stiff arm before turning the corner and making his way to the endzone.
The NFL Twitter account shared a great video of the play.
The 104 rushing yards and 32 receiving yards are both season highs for Williams.
Taysom Hill delivered a punishing run of his own over the weekend as the New Orleans Saints came away with a 13-6 win on Sunday. And the play was a big one too as Hill lined up behind center in the fourth quarter of a tie game before bursting down the left side of the field and running over a Jaguars’ player along the way for a 19 yard gain on a third-and-6.
The New Orleans Saints’ Twitter page shared a video of the sweet run.
Fred Warner was also a key contributor on Sunday as the San Franciso 49ers improved to 5-0 on the season with a 20-7 win over the division-rival Los Angeles Rams.
The second-year linebacker registered six tackles including five of the solo variety and a tackle for loss.
Through five games, Warner has totaled 31 tackles, two passes defended, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss.
There were also some impressive performances on the hardwood over the weekend.
Jimmer Fredette shot it very well for the fifth straight game as Panathinaikos improved to 3-0 in the Greek League with a resounding 99-68 win over Promitheas.
Despite playing just 15 minutes in the big win, the former BYU standout reached double figures with 11 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, 1-for-2 from beyond the arc and 2-for-2 at the foul line. He also collected three rebounds and a steal that started a highlight play where he bounced the ball between a defender’s leg and then finished in traffic with a tough layup.
The Jimmer Watch YouTube Channel shared some fun highlights of the win.
In three domestic league games, Fredette is averaging 16 points on 61.5 percent shooting from the field, 58.3 percent from 3-point range and 100 percent at the free-throw line. He also chips in with 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 20 minutes a night.
Elijah Bryant had a really nice showing in his first game against his former team as Maccabi Tel Aviv came away with a 102-86 win over Hapoel Eilat on Monday.
Bryant totaled 17 points on 50 percent shooting from the field and 6-for-7 at the charity stripe. He added four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in just 20 minutes of work.
Jordan Chatman showed off his terrific stroke from long distance in his first regular-season game in Romania as his BC CSU Sibiu team fell to SCMU Craiova, 75-74.
In the loss, Chatman recorded 14 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, including 4-for-7 from 3-point land. He also added four rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 24:20.