Back in 2005, Tamba Hali recorded one of the most memorable sacks in Penn State football history.
Hali nailed Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith late in a 17-10 game to force a fumble that Penn State recovered, allowing the Nittany Lions to run out the clock on a victory.
On Sunday, Hali got a chance to go after another Ohio State quarterback and he made most of the opportunity again.
The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker had 3.5 sacks of former Buckeye and Oakland Raider quarterback Terrelle Pryor as the Chiefs defeated Oakland 24-7. Hali was also credited with four tackles (three solo) and two quarterback hurries. His sacks accounted for 30 yards in losses.
Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin watched as Pryor was sacked a total of 10 times in the game from the safety of the sidelines. The former Penn State QB was Pryor’s backup for the game. It was the third straight week McGloin was the Raiders No. 2 quarterback — a position that appears to be McGloin’s for the foreseeable future as the Raiders do not have a third quarterback on the roster.
Former Penn State defensive lineman Jack Crawford was active for the game but did not record a tackle for the Raiders while teammate Stefen Wisniewski missed his second straight game with a knee injury.
Here’s how other Penn Staters fared in Week 6 of the NFL season.
• The Pittsburgh Steelers traded for tackle Levi Brown during their off week, hoping to get some help on the offensive line. They didn’t get any. Brown injured his triceps muscle in pregame warmups and did not play. He missed the entire 2012 season with an injured left triceps muscle. The team did not say which side was injured this time. Steelers receiver Derek Moye was active for his team’s 19-6 victory over the New York Jets but did not record a reception.
• Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny had seven tackles in his team’s closer-than-expected 35-19 loss to the undefeated Denver Broncos. He also intercepted a Peyton Manning pass — just Manning’s second of the year — and returned it 59 yarsd for a touchdown.
• Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee recorded 10 tackles (six solo) in his team’s 31-16 victory over the Washington Redskins. Penn State’s all-time leading rusher, Evan Royster, played but did not record an offensive statistic.
• San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVarro Bowman had six tackles (four solo) in his team’s 32-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. 49ers linebacker Nate Stupar played but did not record a defensive statistic.
• Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Jordan Hill was credited with three tackles (one solo) and half a sack as the Seahawks’ defeated the Titans 20-13.
• Minnesota Vikings linebacker Michael Mauti played but did not record a defensive statistic in the Vikings’ 35-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Teammate Gerald Hodges was inactive for the game.
• Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still recorded two tackles (one solo) in his team’s 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills.
• Green Bay tight end Andrew Quarless was active for his team’s 19-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens but did not record a reception. Ravens center A.Q. Shipley served as a reserve in the game.
• San Diego Chargers linemen Johnnie Troutman and Rich Ohrnberger were in action Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts. With the Chargers offensive line struggling with several injuries, both could see considerable playing time.
• Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould was two for two on field goals with a long of 52 yards and converted all three of his extra points as the Bears defeated the New York Giants 27-21 on Thursday night.