NFL: The Race for the 2021 NFL Rushing Title (Week 3)

Henry Still Leads the Pack

And the Tennesee Titan continues to put up impressive highlights as he marches to what seems to be yet another NFL rushing title. However, the Bengals’ Joe Mixon sits only 67 behind the beast from Alabama. Mixon doesn’t get much publicity in Cincinnati, but his play on the field keeps him in the convesersation of, “Who is the Leagues top runners?”

Nick Chubb had a pedestrian day at the office by his standards in Week 3. He currently sits at 3rd on the list. Lamar Jackson and David Montgomery of the Chicago Bears round out the top 5 to this point.

Derrick Henry

In Sunday’s 25-16 victory over the Colts, Henry carried 28 times for 113 yards and caught all three of his passes for 31 yards. He also ran in a two-point conversion. Henry continued to play in the second half of his victory last Sunday, touching the ball 10 times in the first quarter alone. Henry once again got more than 30 balls, helping Tennessee’s offense to make up for the lack of production from top offensive target A.J. Brown (hamstring). Although Henry only found the end zone on a two-point conversion, he was still the main focus of the offense in Titans’ second consecutive victory, and next Sunday’s game against the Jets could be huge for the NFL’s defending rushing champion.

Joe Mixon

In Sunday’s 24-10 victory over Pittsburgh, Mixon touched the ball 18 times, rushed for 90 yards, and recieved a pass for 4 yards. He’s had 73 touches in three weeks and has emerged as one of the few triple threat running backs in the league. Cincinnati’s three touchdowns in this game were scored by wide receivers. Mixon’s only trip into the end zone was in week one. He will have a good chance to abolish his drought of two games without a TD in Week 4, as the 0-3 Jaguars will be in Cincinnati on Thursday night.

Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb carried the football 22 times for 84 yards in the Clevelnad’s 26-6 win versus the Bears on Sunday. It was a very modest stat line from a dynamic play maker like Chubb. He put in a solid day on the ground but failed to make it in for a score. Kareem Hunt on the other hand had a highlight filled afternoon. He managed 155 total yards along with a rushing touchdown. Chubb did not draw a target in the passing game. It’s the first time this has happened all season. He ended up with respectable Week 3 statistics for the contest, albeit unremarkable for Chubb. Nick will come ready to make ammends for his first touchdown-less game of the season. It will be a tough Week 4 road matchup versus the Vikings.

Lamar Jackson

In Sunday’s 19-17 victory over the Lions, Jackson (ill) completed 16 of 31 passes, passing 287 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. He added 58 yards in seven rushing attempts. Jackson struggled for most of the first half, although Marquise Brown’s three dropped passes certainly didn’t help. At 3 minutes and 15 seconds before halftime, he finally connected with the open Devin Duvernay at the back of the end zone, scoring a 19 yard touchdown, and taking a 10-0 lead into the intermission. . Baltimore’s offense moved the ball well in the second half, but had to be content with attempting field goals, including a 66 yarder by Justin Tucker that won the game. Jackson executed a 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkin converting a 4th and-19 that set up the winning score.

David Montgomery

In Sunday’s 26-6 loss to the Browns by the Bears, Montgomery rushed the ball 10 times for 34 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards. With the Bears unable to maintain any stable offense, Montgomery is the only Chicago player to manage more than 27 yards of production, which may be one of his worst fantasy performances of the season. He will have a great chance to get back on track in the home game against the Lions in Week 4.

Current League Leading Rushers (1 through 25)

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  1. I think He is The Best Back in Football , Behind an Line still trying to find The Correct Personel , Runs with Great Desire!!!

  2. I love how they ask about the emotion behind playing Pittsburgh. We all know the history of the 2005 and 2015 Wild Card games. That fuels my hate for the Steelers more than anything. But I think the difference is, this team doesn’t look at the Steelers the same way those Bengals teams did. Pittsburgh isn’t the big bad wolf anymore. And I love this. They’re not emotional about it because that’s the standard, they expect that out of their guys. Not like omg you actually beat the Steelers, here’s a milkshake from UDF for being good boi

    • The league has totally changed bro. All of the teams are talented. Anybody can be whipped on any given Sunday. The Patriots were the last team to have that kind of mystique that you describe. That left with Tom Brady. The Bengals aren’t afraid of the Steelers. Then again, it is only Week 3.

  3. You Go Joe. Keep doing those things You do best. So good to see you running down hill with the power you possess. You’re a great talent in the NFL. Press on my man.

  4. Love his attitude! Very smart football player! All that madden paying off! He was another field general knowing down and distance before the half. It’s the little things that will make mixon great!

  5. Joe “You a Bad Mannn,” as Ali would say! If they keep feeding you the ball all year we finna win a lot of games. Keep it up!

  6. You shouldn’t be allowed to have Chubb, hunt, clowney, and Garrett on the same team. If Beckham and Landry can stay healthy at the same time, they’d be unstoppable

  7. Nicholas “Yards After Contact” Chubb might soon lose that title to Kareem Hunt if Hunt keeps playing this way. Will just have to refer to him as Nick “Elite” Chubb I guess

  8. My boy Kareem Hunt had a great game! Dude is underrated and we are LUCKY to have him! If Chubb isn’t killing it (rare), Hunt doesn’t skip a beat!

  9. You know the Bears are having a bad day when the other team has more sacks than you have points.
    Kudos to the Browns for stepping it up, team efforts is the name of the game.

  10. I feel bad for both Justin Fields And Zach Wilson. Jets and Bears for over 10 years have not had a O-Line. The NFL is wasting Great Young talent with bad coaching and terrible GM’s with Owners who are horrendous.

  11. The narrative should be if only Lamar had consistent receivers instead of him being consistent throwing lmao all the dropped passes they have had his career Lamar really covers up how bad this offense is with his abilities

  12. This is a 0-3 team that Lamar is carrying. They shouldn’t be in these games bruh, especially when you QB is also your leading rusher with a defense that can’t stop a nose bleed and receivers who forget how to catch the most basic balls

  13. Lamar had a 51% completion percentage but take away the drops and spikes and he would have had a near perfect day throwing the ball and the game would have been way out of reach.

  14. Would’ve easily had over 400 yards passing and 3 TDs if Hollywood Brown didn’t drop those PERFECT passes!!! This was one of the best passing games from Lamar. Deadly accurate today! Great win

  15. What I love about the Ravens is that they’re not going to let Marquis be define by what happen today, they’re going to Rally around him and boost his confidence back, we going to need him, we’re going to see what he’s made of vs Denver, I believe he’s going to bounce back in a major way, them Boyz battle tested short handed or not in Lamar I trust, that’s my QB till he walk away from the Game.

  16. Even when Colts players made the tackle they ended up on their backs. Pretty scary to think that Henry Isn’t even warmed up yet and most of our Offensive Weapons are hurt.

  17. The real MVP of the Ttitans. Tannehill should be giving Henry 50% of his yearly paycheck. Without Henry, Titans are not even close to a playoff team

  18. Wouldn’t be surprised if he gets rushing title again. Almost impossible to limit him to under 100 yards for most teams. Much respect to Henry

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