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NFL Weekend with John Brockway

NFL Weekend with John Brockway

TOP 10 RUNNING BACKS RIGHT NOW


1. LE’VEON BELL – STEELERS – WHEN HEALTHY HE’S THE BEST RUSHING/RECEIVING BACK IN THE LEAGUE. LAST SEASON: AVG 92.7 YDS RUSH/GM (2ND), 8 REC/GM

2. TODD GURLEY – RAMS – UP-AND-COMING POWER BACK WITH GREAT QUICKNESS. ROOKIE SEASON: 1106 RUSH YDS (3RD), 10 RUSH TDS (5TH)

3. ADRIAN PETERSON – VIKINGS – AGELESS AND STILL AMONG THE LEAGUE’S ELITE. LAST SEASON: 1485 RUSH YDS (1ST), 92.8 YDS/GM (1ST), 11 RUSH TDS (1ST)

4. JAMAAL CHARLES – CHIEFS – INJURY-PRONE BUT ELITE WHEN HEALTHY. 5.5 CAREER YDS/CARRY (1ST ALL-TIME), 96.6 CAREER SCRIMMAGE YDS/GM

5. DOUG MARTIN – BUCS – EFFECTIVE POWER RUSHER AND ELUSIVE IN SPACE. LAST SEASON: 1402 RUSH YDS (2ND), 87.6 RUSH YDS/GM (3RD), 4.9 YDS/CARRY (4TH)

6. DEVONTA FREEMAN – FALCONS – POWERFUL RUNNER WITH GREAT HANDS. LAST SEASON: 1056 RUSH YDS (7TH), 14 TOTAL TDS (1ST), 578 REC YDS (3RD), 73 RED (3RD)

7. DAVID JOHNSON – CARDINALS – POWER AT LINE AND SPEED IN SPACE. LAST SEASON: 1038 YDS FROM SCRIMMAGE, 12 TOTAL TDS (2ND)

8. LESEAN MCCOY – BILLS – HAS LOST A STEP BUT STILL AMONG QUICKEST IN GAME. LAST SEASON: 74.6 RUSH YDS/GM (6TH), 1187 YDS FROM SCRIMMAGE

9. LATAVIUS MURRAY – RAIDERS – CONSISTENT AT POINT OF ATTACK AND GOOD IN SPACE. LAST SEASON: 1066 RUSH YDS (6TH), 1298 YDS FROM SCRIMMAGE

10. MARK INGRAM – SAINTS – POWERFUL RUNNER AND SOLID IN PASS GAME. 4.6 YDS/CARRY (10TH), 50 REC (8TH), 405 REC YDS (10TH)


NEXT 5 – EZEKIAL ELLIOT (COWBOYS), LAMAR MILLER (TEXANS), EDDIE LACY (PACKERS), MATT FORTE (JETS), DEMARCO MURRAY (TITANS)


IN THE NEWS

• BRONCOS CB AQIB TALIB EXPECTED TO BE FINE AFTER BEING SHOT IN LEG DURING ALTERCATION AT DALLAS NIGHT CLUB; REPORTS INDICATE TALIB COULD HAVE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIMSELF
• REPORTS SUGGEST BRONCOS LB VON MILLER COULD SIT UP 2016 SEASON AFTER REJECTING BRONCOS LATEST CONTRACT OFFER
• EAGLES WR NELSON AGHOLOR BEING INVESTIGATED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF AN EXOTIC DANCER
• VIKINGS SIGN FS HARRISON SMITH TO FIVE-YEAR, $51.25 MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH $15.278 MILLION GUARANTEED
• BENGALS SIGN RB GIO BERNARD TO THREE-YEAR, $15.5 MILLION EXTENSION THROUGH 2019 SEASON
• PANTHERS SIGN C RYAN KALIL TO TWO-YEAR, $16.75 MILLION EXTENSION WITH $13 MILLION GUARANTEED
• RAMS SIGN NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICK QB JARED GOFF TO FOUR-YEAR, $27.9 MILLION CONTRACT WITH $18.6 MILLION SIGNING BONUS
• RAMS SIGN FORMER STEELERS DT CAM THOMAS
• SAINTS SIGN FROMER PANTHERS SS ROMAN HARPER
• PANTHERS SIGN FORMER CHARGERS P MIKE SCIFRES
• BROWNS SIGN FORMER BUCS K PATRICK MURRAY
• BEARS OL MANUEL RAMIREZ RETIRES FROM LEAGUE AFTER 10 SEASONS
• SAINTS DE HAU’OLI KIKAHA OUT FOR SEASON WITH TORN ACL

John Brockway can be heard talking NFL on the Spadora on Sports radio program. His blog is available at SpadoraonSports.com

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