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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
It’s a long season.
Will the top 5 look like this 5 weeks from now?
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