First of all, I want to apologize for missing week 2. It’s been crazy at work and had some work travel last week that made it impossible to get Week 2 in. Real quick, shout out to Marty B for an awesome stiff arm, and Von Miller did it again, with a game-clinching strip sack of Andrew Luck. If you did not notice Week 2 was missing, then carry on. On to week 3!
5) Drew Kaser and Josh Lambo
The two Charger specialists had a decent day kicking the football. Lambo went 3 for 3 on field goals with the longest being from 42 yards out. He only went 1 for 2 on extra points, but Antonio Cromartie got a hand on the football which caused the miss. Kaser averaged 40.3 yards on 3 punts while putting one inside the 20 yard line. He had a long of 46 yards. That is two straight weeks of solid punting after a poor first game.
4) Cedric Ogbuehi
Cedric was given the task of protecting QB Andy Dalton from fellow Aggie Von Miller. Cedric held his own and only gave up 1 sack to Von. That sack came with 74 seconds remaining to close the door on any comeback bid by the Bengals. Von has a knack of taking games over late. All things considered, not bad for the rookie tasked with blocking the best defensive player in the NFL.
3) Ryan Tannehill (25/39 for 319 yards; 3 TDs and 2 ints)
Ryan Tannehill had his best game of the season and got the Dolphins into the win column. Granted going to Seattle, then to Foxborough to play New England is not an easy schedule to start off weeks 1 and 2. However, the Browns were just what Tannehill needed. He did have some bad throws, like a pick 6, but the 42 yard TD to Jarvis Landry was on the money.
Tannehill to Landry TD. Great ball placement. https://t.co/M4rpwHffDi— Eric Elizondo (@EricElizondo8) September 25, 2016
2) Mike Evans (10 catches for 132 yards; 1 TD)
Mike Evans has hauled in a touchdown in each of the first three games this season. In doing so, he is the first Buccaneer player in team history to do so. He is currently 4th in the NFL in receptions (21) through 3 games. Mike has also matched his total touchdowns from last season, in game 3. It is good to see Evans get in sync with QB Jameis Winston. His touchdown catch was a jump-ball in the face of three defenders. He of course came down with it.
1) Christine Michael (106 yards on 20 rushing attempts; 2 TDs)
A mere 36 seconds into the first quarter, Christine took a hand off and ran hard and fast through a hole for a 41 yard touchdown scamper. With fellow running back Thomas Rawls out with an injury, CMike has taken over the starting role and showed that he deserves to be a starter in this league. It makes me happy to see him become the running back we all know he is capable of being. So damn proud.
Gig ‘em guys!