In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Jay Ajayi scored the NFL's best rush of the week

Published Add your comment

Football News

Where has this come from? England's own Jay Ajayi is now an absolute sensation in the NFL.

The Miami Dolphins star - who was benched barely a few weeks ago by head coach Adam Gase - is now on a tear, becoming just the fourth running back in the history of the league to have 200+ rushing yards two games in a row.

Ajayi managed that against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday as he gashed Rex Ryan's side for 214 yards on the ground. And that's not the only reason to celebrate for the Londoner, who also got the run of the week honour.

As you can see in the above video, Ajayi actually had to beat off some pretty stiff competition from around the NFL to claim the weekly honour - which he has also won for the second time in a row now. 

On his winning play, Ajayi managed to break through several tackles, getting the Dolphins into excellent field position after being backed up so close to their own endzone and with a safety a big possibility.

Week seven had several big contenders for the award. Landon Collins' interception return for a touchdown saw the New York Giants star run all the way across the field before stumbling into the end-zone, which will undoubtedly go down as one of the best defensive plays of the season.

And then there was the Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Kevin Hogan, who marked his first start in the league by rushing for over 100 yards - including a touchdown dash that gashed the Bengals defence.

But Ajayi was a worthy winner. We may genuinely be seeing the early steps of the NFL's next big star. And he's English!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

NFL Playoffs
NFL Draft
Miami Dolphins

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again