Houston Texans’ Rex Burkhead nominated for FedEx Ground player of the week

Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Rex Burkhead ran wild on Sunday for the Houston Texans.

Rex Burkhead saw that David Johnson was out due to a quad injury on Sunday and promptly decided to put the team on his back. Rushing for over 140 yards and two scores, Burkhead had the best rushing day out of any runner in terms of yards. Not to mention those who scooped him up in fantasy football were singing his praises for a crucial performance in the fantasy semifinals.

Burkhead would be the second consecutive Houston Texans player to win a weekly award, as last week, Tremon Smith won the AFC’s award for special teams player of the week for his kickoff return for a touchdown, the first since 2009 for Houston.

Burkhead’s day was easily the best the Texans have had all year, and just the third time, the Houston Texans have gained more than 100 yards rushing in a game this season. The 189 total rushing yards the Texans trampled the Chargers for are also the third-most since 2019 (the franchise record is 281 rushing yards).

An apology is owed to Rex Burkhead for his efforts in the Houston Texans’ upset win

Earlier this year, I wrote an article on how I thought that Burkhead was wasting a roster spot. However, after these last two games, I am more than ready to admit I was wrong- as he may be the best back that the Texans had on the roster coming into the season.

Yes, his game-by-game performance may not be the greatest, but this is something Burkhead has shown that he is still capable of being a good performer when he is given the help he needs. Burkhead would be a great starting running back to lean on, and if the Texans could go out and draft Kenneth Walker III, they would have a thunder-and-lightning kind of duo.

So here’s to Burkhead having more days like Sunday. And once again, I apologize for that earlier article.

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