I’m leading off this column with Dalvin Cook again because he is a legitimate contender for MVP and anybody who says otherwise can kick rocks.
See, Booger agrees:
If Christian McCaffrey is in the MVP convo( and he is ). Then Dalvin Cook better be at the same table with him— Booger (@ESPNBooger) October 25, 2019
Cook starred in Minnesota’s Thursday night win with 23 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown, 5 catches for another 73 yards, and an unofficial 10 ankles broken:
Adrian Peterson, the former Viking who moved up to sixth all-time in rushing during the game, met with Cook at midfield and imparted some wisdom:
Darby had a nice outing in his return from injury that doubled as a revenge game against his former team, the Buffalo Bills. Darby recorded two solo tackles and a pass defended on a key fourth down stop:
Fourth and long, Ronald Darby knocks the ball down for a turnover on downs. pic.twitter.com/Tf4d7aHepN— DIE-HARD Fans (@Eaglesfans9) October 27, 2019
Tate has been making circus catches over the past few weeks and this week was no different in a 5 catch 65 yard performance:
Winston had an up and down (mostly down) day with a statline of 21/43 301 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Winston also fumbled three times, losing two of them.
The Bucs did battle back before being hosed by the referees on a blocked kick that should’ve been a touchdown if not for the play being blown dead prematurely.
Winston’s head coach had his back on the interceptions thrown, but the remains that he just has to be better.
Bruce Arians: "Jameis didn't throw one damn interception that was his fault. His receivers let him down today. … He played his tail off. You can write what you want. Not one of those interceptions was his fault, and it's a damn shame."— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 27, 2019
Unfortunately for the Raiders, the best center in the game was carted off with an injury early in the game and it doesn’t look good for the veteran:
No precise update on Rodney Hudson’s health, but Jon Gruden said he is concerned about it.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) October 27, 2019
Other Notable Statlines
Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota Vikings: recorded 4 solo tackles.
Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins: Scored all of Washington’s points on the night, making three field goals with a long of 43.
Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons: Freeman salvaged a poor day running the ball (39 yards on 13 carries) with another good performance as a pass catcher with 63 yards on 8 catches. In fairness to Freeman, the Falcons went away from the run earlier as they were down big in the game as they have been for much of the year.
Christian Jones, Detroit Lions: Jones had 6 tackles (5 solo) and a pass defended.
Demarcus Walker, Denver Broncos: Recorded one solo tackle.
Trey Marshall, Denver Broncos: Also recorded a solo tackle.
Jalen Ramsey, Los Angeles Rams: Ramsey had 6 solo tackles on the day.
Lamarcus Joyner, Oakland Raiders: Had 5 solo tackles and a pass defended.