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.
— Henry Hodgson (@nflukhank) October 18, 2020
Jordan Mailata has been our 2nd best offensive lineman the past few weeks
— Steven Marquez (@Ruff__Wizard) October 19, 2020
You can thank rugby league for that technique!
— Ben Pindar (@BenjaminPindar) October 18, 2020
I love Jordan Mailata with all my heart and soul https://t.co/CV2lxeQghl
— IgglesNest (@IgglesNest) October 18, 2020
Jordan Mailata been playing football for about 15 minutes and he's the best guy on this offensive line.
— Drunk Sixers Fan (@DrunkSixersFan) October 18, 2020
Well this is a turn of events - there were actually 2 fumbles on that last play haha. Wentz AND Jordan Mailata. Impressive.
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) October 18, 2020
@jordan_mailata love watching you compete. Even better is your support of your team. Always there to pick them up. Well done mate on all the effort.
— Jamie Osland (@jamie_osland) October 18, 2020
Another bright spot from today?@jordan_mailata still showing us why he’s our future at LT😎😎
— Appa with the Choppa (@Goldstandard76) October 18, 2020
Jordan Mailata gonna be a top 10 LT 👌
— B.Brown (@MeliodUce) October 19, 2020
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.
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