156kg Aussie behemoth's huge hit lights up the NFL

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Jordan Mailata (pictured left) making a monster tackle and (pictured right) walking off the field.
Jordan Mailata #68 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackling an opponent (pictured left) and after the game (pictured right) on October 18, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Images: Twitter/Getty Images)

Aussie Philadelphia Eagles star Jordan Mailata has put the NFL world on notice after a monster hit and another impressive performance for the Eagles.

The Eagles have endured a tough start to the season and went down 30-28 against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Carson Wentz didn’t have his first-choice offensive line and receivers and struggled in the close battle on Monday.

But despite just one win in six games, the 156kg Aussie starting at left tackle was a shining light.

Mailata started against San Fransisco in week 4 and has held his starting position since with a string of strong performances.

And a monster hit, which sparked excitement on social media, only further increased his chances of retaining that position.

Head coach Doug Peterson had high praise for the young Mailata.

“In the case of Jordan Mailata, as long as he plays well, right now, in the near future, it’s his job,” the Eagles coach said.

“But, at the same time, we understand that when JP (Jason Peters) is healthy, that’s a decision that we are going to have to make at that particular time.”

Steelers keep impressive start in tact

The Pittsburgh Steelers have roared to a 5 -0 start to the NFL season with an emphatic 38-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.

James Conner ran 101 yards over 20 carries and scored the first touchdown of the day, while Chase Claypool and Benny Snell also got over the line.

Their evening was only soured by a knee injury to inside linebacker Devin Bush.

Derrick Henry racked up a career-high 264 yards and scored the overtime touchdown which gave the Tennessee Titans a 42-36 comeback win over the Houston Texans.

The New York Giants and head coach Joe Judge scraped their first win of the season 20-19 against Washington at MetLife Stadium.

The Atlanta Falcons also grabbed their first win, and their first under interim coach Raheem Morris, by beating the Minnesota Vikings 40-23.

The Denver Broncos' Brandon McManus kicked as many field goals as he had all season - six - in an 18-2 win over the New England Patriots.

The Carolina Panthers were beaten 23-16 by the Chicago Bears, the Indianapolis Colts were 31-27 winners over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions sank the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-16.

with AAP

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