Mecole Hardman had just a single catch in Kansas City’s 35-32 loss to the Tennessee Titans. But he made it count.
After Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes scrambled around to buy time, he threw a jump pass to an open Hardman. It was enough for a first down, which would’ve given the Chiefs a third-down conversion. But Hardman turned it into something much better, as he outraced the entire Titans defense to improbably turn the play into a touchdown.
— NFL (@NFL) November 10, 2019
On the season, Hardman now has 5 touchdown catches. He’s averaging 20.8 yards per catch, as he’s caught 21 passes on the season for 437 yards.
As for the former Georgia running backs in the league, Nick Chubb was able to lead the Cleveland Browns back into the win column, as he rushed for 116 yards on 20 carries. Todd Gurley didn’t have quite the same success, as he had 73 yards on 12 carries for the Rams. Los Angeles lost on the road to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
One Bulldog who didn’t take the field was quarterback Matthew Stafford. His streak of playing in 136 consecutive games came to an end after it was learned he had broken bones in his back. The Lions classified the injury as week-to-week. Without Stafford, the Lions lost once again, falling to the Chicago Bears 20-13.
For the Bears, former Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith led the way with 11 tackles. Leonard Floyd had only 2 tackles, but he also had 2 quarterback hits on the day.
Justin Houston continued his impressive season as he picked up another sack, giving him 7.0 on the year. However, it wasn’t enough as the Colts lost to the Miami Dolphins.
As for the defensive standout of the week, we have to go with outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins. He sacked New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones twice and was a key reason the Jets were able to pick up their second win of the season.
Jenkins also had a pretty funny moment after the game, as he noticed a fight was breaking out while giving a postgame interview.
— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) November 10, 2019
For our Top Dawg of the week — our weekly honor that goes to the former Bulldog who had the best week in the NFL — we’re going to give it Jenkins. Part of the reason is for his stellar play. But it’s also because he called out former Georgia teammate and current New York Giant Lorenzo Carter in his postgame interview.
Top Dawgs in the NFL
Week 1: Leonard Floyd, Chicago Bears
Week 2: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 4: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 5: Sony Michel, New England Patriots
Week 6: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 7: Justin Houston, Indianapolis Colts
Week 8: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Week 9: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Week 10: Jordan Jenkins, New York Jets
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