By Grant Ramirez
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant got off to a quick start at home against the Rams on Sunday. In the first quarter, he made a difficult catch on a jump ball over cornerback Trumaine Johnson. Although he didn’t reach the 100-yard mark or catch a touchdown, this was Bryant’s most consistent performance so far, making big plays to keep the Cowboys’ offense moving. He finished the game with five receptions for 98 yards in Dallas’ loss.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks
It was an unfortunate week for Chris Carson. During the fourth quarter of the Seattle’s Sunday night game against Indianapolis, Carson was carted off the field with an air cast on his left leg and was diagnosed with a leg fracture. The injury will most likely put an end to a promising rookie season, where he took over the starting job at running back for the Seahawks. Before the injury, Carson rushed 12 times for 42 yards and caught three passes for 24 yards in the game.
Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Cleveland Browns
Emmanuel Ogbah has been a force in his past two games after starting the season off slowly. He stuffed the stat sheet Sunday, totaling six tackles with a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. In the first quarter of Cleveland’s game against the Bengals, he had a sack and stripped Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and alertly jumped on the ball to recover the fumble. His other forced fumble came later in the quarter, when Ogbah crashed down on a running back, though, Cincinnati recovered.
Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys
Although he had only one field goal attempt, Dan Bailey got more opportunities against the Rams than he did last week on Monday night. He easily sent his sole attempt, a 43-yarder, through the uprights to give the Cowboys an early 3-0 lead. Bailey also knocked through all three of his extra point tries.
Vincent Taylor, DT, Miami Dolphins
Vincent Taylor is still working to make an impact for the Dolphins as a rookie in his limited snaps. Against New Orleans in London, he finished with three tackles, which is a solid number for a rotational defensive lineman. Miami’s defense held the Drew Brees-led Saints to 20 points, with only three of those coming in the first half. Taylor is still searching for his first NFL sack.