Entering Sunday night’s game as the league’s leading rusher, Cook continued his dominant performance by posting 183 yards from scrimmage.
Cook carried the ball 26 times for 97 yards and a touchdown. He was over 100-yards on the night before a disastrous final drive trying to run out the clock at the end of the game knocked him under the century mark.
He also added 86 yards on 7 receptions.
.@dalvincook refuses to take no for an answer #MINvsDALpic.twitter.com/KbrW9MMKwg— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) November 11, 2019
Dalvin Cook running down a tightrope @dalvincook pic.twitter.com/x8WFxmxZyO— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 11, 2019
.@DalvinCook scores on fourth and goal to give the @Vikings the lead! #SKOL— NFL (@NFL) November 11, 2019
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He also took time after the game to hang out with a fan:
These two @EzekielElliott @dalvincook pic.twitter.com/1g23Ia8yuN— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 11, 2019
The Buccaneers were back at home for the first time since week 3 (great scheduling) and it was an up and down day for Jameis Winston. He threw an early interception, but would rebounded, throwing for 358 yards and a touchdown:
OJ Howard is back and making plays.@Buccaneers retake the lead! #AZvsTB @TheRealOJHoward— NFL (@NFL) November 10, 2019
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He also threw another interception that was popped up after he stared down a receiver, but ultimately the Buccaneers came away with an ugly win.
As a bonus, this is both impressive and maybe the most Jameis Winston stat of all-time:
Jameis Winston is on pace to throw for 4,915 yards and 24 interceptions.— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) November 10, 2019
Nobody in NFL history has ever thrown that many yards and INTs in the same season.
Nobody has been close.
The definition of a gunslinger.
Joyner played a large part in Oakland’s impressive defensive performance on Thursday night. The hard-hitting defensive back recorded 7 tackles (3 solo) in his team’s win. Unfortunately, Joyner was injured late in the game as he appeared to pull up lame with a non-contact hamstring injury. More will come out this week about what Joyner’s availability will be moving forward, but Jon Gruden described the injury as worrisome following the game:
Gruden was also very concerned about Lamarcus Joyner, who pulled up a few plays earlier. Joyner appeared to be in better shape after than Joseph. https://t.co/ALoBeibJAk— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) November 8, 2019
Despite losing, Chargers fans did have one thing to cheer about this week in the form of Pro Bowler Derwin James possibly returning after the team’s bye week:
Chargers’ standout S Derwin James, who underwent foot surgery last summer and had a new screw inserted in it, has been running pain free and is now poised to return to action after the bye week against the Broncos, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 7, 2019
Williams would start the game against the Falcons, taking back his role as the team’s starting nickel corner—although, he would have to move outside after an injury to Marshon Lattimore.
#Saints note: P.J. Williams has resumed his role as the starting Nickel DB.— Deuce Windham (@RevDeuceWindham) November 10, 2019
All in all, Williams and he Saints defense did well to contain Julio Jones and the rest of Atlanta’s talented receiving corps. Williams had 5 tackles (3 solo) and a pass defended, but the Saints just couldn’t get anything going on offense.
Freeman had a few nice runs in the game, but overall his stat line left something to be desired with 10 carries for 38 yards and 3 catches for 10 more. His team got a huge upset win over New Orleans, but unfortunately for Freeman, he left the game with a foot injury and wouldn’t return:
Devonta Freeman has a foot injury and his return is questionable.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) November 10, 2019
A lot was made throughout the week about Jalen Ramsey matching up with Juju Smith-Schuster following Ramsey’s comments saying that while Schuster is a physical receiver, he wasn’t particularly worried about covering him:
“No disrespect to him, he’s not Antonio Brown,” Jalen Ramsey says about JuJu Smith-Schuster, who he’s expected to match up against Sunday. However, Ramsey says he likes Smith-Schuster’s style of play. “He plays very physical, he plays strong, aggressive through the catch.” pic.twitter.com/N9KIvovcKd— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) November 8, 2019
Schuster didn’t take the comments personally and his Steelers would wind up coming away with a 17-12 victory:
JuJu was asked about the comments from Jalen Ramsey, who said “no disrespect to JuJu, but he’s not Antonio Brown.” #Steelers pic.twitter.com/kLRmEDnYip— Josh Rowntree (@JRown32) November 11, 2019
JuJu Smith-Schuster on Jalen Ramsey matchup: "It was cool, man. He talks a lot. He talks so much. He said so many cuss words that I never heard of and I am 22 years old." @TheAthleticPGH— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) November 11, 2019
Ramsey and the Los Angeles defense played well and limited Pittsburgh’s offense throughout the game. Problem is, their own offense was also shut down.
Other Notable Statlines
Christian Jones, Detroit Lions: An anomaly for Jones this season, he only recorded one tackle in his team’s loss to the Bears.
Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears: After being listed as questionable all week with a thigh injury Goldman was able to play on Sunday and recorded 2 tackles (1 solo).
Auden Tate, Cincinnati Bengals: With just 3 catches for 36 yards, it was a day to forget for Tate in Cincinnati’s blowout loss.
Derrick Nnadi, Kansas City Chiefs: Recorded a solo tackle,
Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers: After a fast start to the year, Burns hasn’t looked quite the same since having surgery on his wrist during the team’s bye week. The first year edge rusher had one tackle in a frigid game at Lambeau Field.
Javien Elliot, Carolina Panthers: 4 tackles (3 solo).
Vince Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers: Notched 3 tackles (1 solo) and a QB hit.
Xavier Rhodes: Finished the game with 4 tackles (3 solo).