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Dalvin Cook leads the league in rushing through three weeks.

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings
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Dalvin Cook

Let’s take a look at this week’s edition of defenders trying to tackle Dalvin Cook:

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.

Jalen Ramsey

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:

Jameis Winston

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:

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.

Brian Burns

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:

Devonta Freeman

Freeman bounced back nicely after a rough start to the year, rushing for 88 yards on 16 carries and adding another 7 yards receiving.

Not too bad considering Dirk Koetter is his offensive coordinator.

Auden Tate

Tate had a career day with six catches on 10 targets for 88 yards with a long of 32 yards.

Christian Jones

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:

Timmy Jernigan

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:

Ryan Izzo

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:

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.