Move over Elliott, Ajayi is top back
Move over Ezekiel Elliott, Jay Ajayi is the NFL’s best running back. Ajayi tied a league record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the 2nd straight game, helping the Miami Dolphins win two in a row.
Move over Ezekiel Elliott, Jay Ajayi is the NFL’s best running back.
Ajayi tied a league record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second straight game, helping the Miami Dolphins win two in a row.
Ajayi ran for 214 yards in a win over Buffalo after totaling 204 yards a week earlier against Pittsburgh. He joins O.J. Simpson, Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams as the only players to have consecutive 200yard games.
Now, the former fifthround pick has to wait an extra week to break the record because Miami (3-4) has a bye.
Elliott leads the league in rushing, helping Dallas (5-1) to first place in the NFC East. But the rookie hasn’t even had a 150-yard game yet. Surely, he’s no Ajayi. By the way, Ajayi had 304 career rushing yards before his outburst. He also did it against two of the league’s bottom-12 defenses against the run. Let’s see how he does against the Jets on Nov. 6. New York is the fourth-ranked run defense in the league.
Here are other overreactions following Week 7:
The Vikings are the 2015 Falcons, who started 5-0 and finished 8-8.
Minnesota wasn’t going 16-0. Besides, the Eagles also dominated the Steelers in Philadelphia and the Vikings could go 9-7 and still outdo Atlanta’s finish last year.
Ben Roethlisberger is the most valuable QB in the NFL. Without him, the Steelers lost 27-16 to Pittsburgh.