Week 6 in review: Brady, Patriots reassert themselves … why change hasn’t been good for first-year head coaches … Gurley or Gordon … wake-up call for Bears … why Ravens the AFC North team to beat … and five things you might not know.
Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 100 yards in half of his 26 career NFL games and the Cowboys have won 10 of those games. The former Ohio State All-America benefits from running behind an offensive line that features three perennial Pro Bowlers.
A rookie has led the NFL in rushing each of the last two seasons, Kareem Hunt in 2017 and Ezekiel Elliott in 2016. As the second overall pick of the 2018 draft, Barkley becomes the highest drafted running back since Reggie Bush in 2006.
The Eagles will be better on paper in 2018 with the return of quarterback Carson Wentz, who was building an NVP campaign before a knee injury ended his season in December. Philadelphia went on to win the Super Bowl with backup QB Nick Foles.
Despite sitting the final 11 quarters of the season, Carson Wentz still finished second in the NFL with 33 touchdown passes. He passed for 3,296 yards and steered the Eagles to 11 victories in a 13-3 season.
The Rams made McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history when they hired him at the age of 30 in the offseason. Nine games into his head coaching career, McVay has the Rams in first place of the NFC West with a 7-2 record on the strength of the highest scoring offense in the league.
A third-round pick in 2017 from Toledo, Kareem Hunt moved into the starting lineup after a preseason injury to incumbent Spencer Ware and it doesn’t appear he’s going to give the position up any time soon.