Let’s take a look at this week’s edition of defenders trying to tackle Dalvin Cook:
Dalvin Cook has defenders dropping like flies #OAKvsMIN (via @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/9qpKqUKBba— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 22, 2019
Maybe one day.
Cook currently leads the league in rushing after his third straight game of over 100 yards, with 110 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown in Minnesota’s win over Oakland. He also tacked on 4 catches for 33 yards.
.@Vikings RB @dalvincook became the 5th player in @NFL history to rush for 110+ yards and a TD in each of his team's first three games of a season.— NFL345 (@NFL345) September 22, 2019
The four other players to accomplish the feat are all enshrined in the @ProFootballHOF. #NFL100 #OAKvsMIN pic.twitter.com/MxxstBhh9g
In what could have been Ramsey’s final game in a Jaguars uniform, it was business as usual for the Pro Bowl corner that requested a trade earlier this week. He finished with nine tackles (five solo) in Jacksonville’s Thursday night win over Tennessee.
It is reported that Jacksonville does not want to trade Ramsey, but even after Thursday’s win, he still wishes to be dealt. Some likely landing spots that have been discussed are Kansas City and Philadelphia among others:
Despite Jalen Ramsey's request for a trade, the Jaguars are not interested in trading their Pro-Bowl cornerback. But he still wants a trade. Something has to give....https://t.co/tqnKhCCzSG— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2019
It’s a Bucs life.
At least they can’t blame this loss on Winston, who had himself a day targeting his favorite receiver Mike Evans:
3️⃣➡️1️⃣3️⃣#GoBucs | #NYGvsTB pic.twitter.com/Q85ZS8btvt— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 22, 2019
With this touchdown, Winston and Evans set the record for most touchdowns by a QB-WR duo in Buccaneers history.
Winston finished the day 23/37 for 380 yards and three touchdowns—all three to Evans.
What's better than one Mike Evans touchdown?— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 22, 2019
TWO MIKE EVANS TOUCHDOWNS!#GoBucs | #NYGvsTB pic.twitter.com/DBSG6cAoYY
We guess you could say Mr. Evans is pretty good at this football thing.#GoBucs | #NYGvsTB pic.twitter.com/mWZFkks8Zc— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) September 22, 2019
Burns looked comfortable in the Arizona backfield with four tackles, two TFL, two QB hits and a sack of the elusive number one overall draft pick Kyler Murray:
#Panthers EDGE Brian Burns did this RT dirty on his way to sack Kyler Murray.— Steve Frederick (@_SteveFrederick) September 23, 2019
Now back-to-back games with a sack for Burns who looked great today. pic.twitter.com/wX1L3Y8Dm3
Freeman bounced back nicely after a rough start to the year, rushing for 88 yards on 16 carries and adding another 7 yards receiving.
Devonta Freeman explodes up the middle on our first play from scrimmage! pic.twitter.com/9g9qjWTx1f— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 22, 2019
Not too bad considering Dirk Koetter is his offensive coordinator.
Tate had a career day with six catches on 10 targets for 88 yards with a long of 32 yards.
It goes without saying that this was a career game for Auden Tate: 6 receptions, 88 yards.— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) September 22, 2019
Prior to today, his career high was two receptions and 15 yards.
Had a productive day with with six tackles (three solo), a TFL, and a sack. Jones is off to a nice start this year, breaking records for the Lions:
#Lions LB Christian Jones becomes the 1st player in @Lions history to produce at least 10 tackles, 2.0 sacks & 3 PDs within the team's first 3 games of a season.#OnePride— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) September 22, 2019
Unfortunately for Jernigan, the injury bug has bitten him again with a broken foot sidelining the disruptive defensive lineman for a month to six weeks:
Injury Update:— Philadelphia Eagles (@Philly__Eagles_) September 16, 2019
After seeing starter DT Timmy Jernigan in a boot last night, many were scared that he would be out for the rest of the year with a broken foot, however, he will not need surgery and his recovery should take a month to six weeks!#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/zaMwAE5isY
Izzo only had one catch in the game, but it was a big one, and nice to see after he was on injured reserve all of last year:
Tom Brady to Ryan Izzo for 41 yards!!— PatriotsNation™ (@PatsNationTM) September 22, 2019
Watch the block by Sony on Jamal Adams!!!pic.twitter.com/oUU1z26QI6
Other Notable Statlines
Ronald Darby, Philadelphia Eagles: Six solo tackles.
Nigel Bradham, Philadelphia Eagles: Four tackles (three solo) and a pass defended.
Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota Vikings: Two tackles (one solo).
P.J. Williams, New Orleans Saints: Three tackles (two solo) and a pass defended.
Lamarcus Joyner, Oakland Raiders: Recorded one solo tackle.
Derrick Nnadi, Kansas City Chiefs: Four tackles (two solo) and a pass defended.
Nick O’Leary, Miami Dolphins: One catch for 19 yards.