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Nick Chubb ran for two touchdowns against Washington.

Nick Chubb one of the many former Bulldogs with a strong Week 3 performance in the NFL

Another week in the NFL, another strong game for former Georgia running back Nick Chubb.

The Cleveland Browns running back topped 100 rushing yards for the second-straight week, this time rushing for 108 yards against the Washington Football Team. Chubb also found the endzone twice, as he helped lead the Browns to a 34-20 win.

The Browns now have a winning record for the first time since the 2016 season. After a slow start against Baltimore, Chubb has topped 100-yards in each of Cleveland’s last two games, both wins.

Chubb wasn’t the only former Georgia running back to top 100-yards on Sunday as Sony Michel ran for 117 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders. Even more impressive, Michel needed only 9 carries to get to the mark as the New England Patriots came away with a 36-20 win. New England was playing without former Bulldog David Andrews, who was placed on IR with a hand injury. Isaiah Wynn did still start and shine at left tackle for New England.

Todd Gurley also had his most productive game on the season, as he ran for 80 yards in a touchdown. Unfortunately for Gurley, the Falcons blew another double-digit fourth-quarter lead, this time to the Chicago Bears.

For the Los Angeles Rams, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd picked up his second sack of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams lost 35-32 against the Buffalo Bills.

Two former Bulldogs on the Indianapolis Colts also had a positive outing against the New York Jets. Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made two field goals while converting all four of his extra points. Linebacker Justin Houston also got in on the scoring, as his sack of Sam Darnold resulted in a safety. The Colts dominated the Jets, winning 36-7. To add to the Jets woes, former Bulldog Jordan Jenkins left the game with a shoulder injury.

Lawrence Cager did record his first two catches for the Jets, totaling 56 yards. Cager did not get selected in the 2020 NFL Draft and signed with the Jets as a franchise.

Former Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford played a huge role in helping the Lions get their first win of the season. The veteran quarterback threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns. He also helped orchestrate a game-winning drive, as the Lions beat the Arizona Cardinals 26-23.

To cap off the week, Mecole Hardman had a strong performance for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Baltimore Ravens. Hardman caught four passes for 81 yards. His most notable play of the night came when he got behind the Baltimore defense and hauled in a 49-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs emerged with a 34-20 win over the previously undefeated Ravens.

As for our Top Dawg, our weekly honor that goes to the former Bulldog that had the best week in the NFL, we’re going with Chubb. A second-straight strong performance from Chubb has helped the Browns offense tremendously It looks like Chubb has only taken another step forward after finishing second in the NFL in rushing last season.

Top Dawgs in the NFL

Week 3: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns RB
Week 2: Rodrigo Blankenship, Indianapolis Colts K
Week 1: Leonard Floyd, Los Angeles Rams OLB

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