After getting just 15 carries in a 30-9 loss to the Jaguars, Steelers tailback Le’Veon Bell told reporters he thought more touches was the formula for winning. Against the 5-0 Chiefs, he proved himself right.
The Vikings could try to pick on a Baltimore defense that is allowing the third-most rushing yards in the NFL, 141.3 per game. Conversely, Minnesota’s rush defense ranks third best at 78.7 yards allowed per game.
The Ravens hold a 3-2 edge in their all-time series with the Vikings. The last meeting was on a snowy Baltimore day in December 2015. The Ravens prevailed 29-26 with the teams scoring five touchdowns in the final 2:09.
Last year’s NFL rushing leader left no doubt that he will keep fighting a legal battle that so far has lasted six weeks with hearings in three courts in three states.
A fourth hearing — and the second in a New York court — should happen before the end of the month.
It’s fighting for your name, that’s what it is, Elliott said. I think my representatives have done a good job just going out there and fighting for me. It’s been a lot of hard work and it’s definitely a tough job. They’ve definitely served me well.
The best teams in the NFL don’t hand out contracts to reward play from the past, but to invest in a player for the future. Giving Beckham a huge deal would only be smart if the Giants believe the fast start to his career will continue for many years to come.