NFL 2019: PAT on the Back (Week 10)
Russell S. Baxter
NFL 2019: PAT on the Back (Week 10)
By Julie Voigt and Russell S. Baxter
Welcome to the conclusion of the 10th week of the NFL’s 100th season and the latest collaboration by Julie Voigt and Russell S. Baxter aka PFG VIBE. That’s Voigt’s Insights Baxter’s Expertise and we consistently bring our passion in covering the National Football League.
So here’s our latest work and the latest installment of our newest weekly staple. Both of us have once again made our picks for the top offensive and defensive players each week, as well as the top performance by a team.
Player and Team. PAT…on the Back.
Here are our Week 10 selections.
Offensive Player of the Week:
VI: RB Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
He currently leads the NFL with 991 rushing yards and 10 scores on the ground. On Sunday night at Dallas, he ran 26 times for 97 yards and one touchdown. He also led the club with seven catches for 86 yards in the team’s 28-24 victory over the Cowboys. It’s been said by some that he is becoming one of the hearts of Mike Zimmer’s club.
BE: RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
Oh, that Kansas City Chiefs’ defense remains a liability for Andy Reid’s team. And Henry took full advantage of that, rolling up 23 carries for 177 yards and two touchdowns in Tennessee’s 35-32 come-from-behind win. The talented runner has scoring jaunts of 68 and one yard, respectively. Mike Vrabel’s team gashed the Chiefs for 225 yards on the ground.
Defensive/Special Teams Player of the Week:
VI: DT Sheldon Richardson, Cleveland Browns
In a 19-16 victory over the Bills, the talented interior defender was highly effective stifling quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo ground attack. He finished with three tackles and a forced fumble while helping limit the Bills to 84 yards on the ground. Can the Browns now make it two wins in a row?
BE: DE Jadeveon Clowney, Seattle Seahawks
He was the defensive version of “Beast Mode” in the club’s 27-24 overtime win at San Francisco. The first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans had his biggest game to date with his newest employer. Clowney harrassed 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo all evening, courtesy of one sack and five QB hits. He also totaled five tackles, forced a fumble and returned a Garoppolo fumble 10 yards for a touchdown as Pete Carroll’s club handed the Niners their first loss of ’19.
Team of the Week
VI: Seattle Seahawks
The Monday Night Football matchup vs. San Francisco was one of the most astonishing games played so far this season. And with a 27-24 overtime victory over 49ers, it’s now the undefeated-no-more Niners. Seattle reminded Jimmy Garoppolo and company that they are still a work in progress. And that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson does indeed deserve to be the NFL MVP.
BE: Atlanta Falcons
Inexplicable would be an understatement. Dan Quinn’s team entered this contest with a six-game losing streak and look to cool off a New Orleans Saints’ team that had won six in a row. The Falcons’ struggling limited Alvin Kamara and company to 52 yards on the ground. And Atlanta defenders racked up six sacks of Drew Brees, this after the team managed only seven QB traps in their first eight contests. And Quinn’s club didn’t allow a touchdown in the convincing 26-9 stunner.
Julie Voigt (@JulieNoted_PFG) and Russell S. Baxter (@BaxFootballGuru) are the co-founders of @pfgVIBE. Julie is also an NFL feature writer for SI Pro Football Guru, while Russell writes for FanSided, NFL Spin Zone and Elite Sports NY.