Player of the Week: Derrick Ward
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Wild week but it’s all come out in the wash. The Giants and Titans both rebounded to snatch the mantle of best in their respective conferences after slight lulls. Some teams were just pathetic and others surprised. Temple, I’ve reluctantly become an Atlanta believer. There I said it.
Lets get it!
Player of the Week Derrick Ward rushed for 215 yards on 15 carries and Brandon Jacobs had 87 on 21 as the Giants make a statement. Credit Tom Coughlin for doing what a coach is supposed to do…get his team ready for a big game. DeAngelo Williams, in defeat, has quietly scored a Panthers single season record 20 touchdowns.
Tennessee has been the most consistent team in the NFL up to this point and most likely played their best game of the season to locked up home field. The Titans defense hold Pittsburgh to 71 rushing yards. Kerry Collins remains undefeated against the Steelers (3-0). No other words besides this was a total team effort and again, it starts with the coach.
Cincinnati 14, Cleveland 0
Benson rushes for 157. Hall 3 picks.
San Francisco 17, St. Louis 16
Bruce 5th player with 1000 catches. Passes Tim Brown for second in yards.
Atlanta 24, Minnesota 17
Smith Coach of the Year, Ryan Rookie of the Year. Minny fumbles 7 times–losing 4. Atlanta clinches spot. Matt Ryan is not the NFL MVP. Merrill Hoge stop. Just stop.
Washington 10, Philadelphia 3
DC defense keeps Brown out of end zone as clock expires. Can’t blame Donovan. Westbrook and Dawkins are soldiers.
New Orleans 42, Detroit 7
Lions become first team to start 0-15. Brees is Offensive Player of the Year.
Buffalo 30, Denver 23
Bills go west and come away with win. Defense Stokely on last play to seal victory.
Miami 38, Kansas City 31
Miami wins coldest game in franchise history. Herm, you must have broke a mirror somewhere bruh.
Oakland 27, Houston 16
JaMarcus goes 18-25 for 236 and 2 tds in best game. Johnnie Lee Higgins catches one and returns one.
Seattle 13, New York Jets 3
Holmgren wins last home game in Seattle. Wallace looked good. Jets season on life support.
San Diego 41, Tampa Bay 24
Bolts bloody Garcia and amazingly still are alive. Rivers 21-31 287 and 4 tds.
New England 47, Arizona 7
Shut up about Kurt Warner. Cardinals sickdiculously overrated. Cassel 345 and 3 tds.
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