QB Game Ball - Kyle Orton, Denver - 22/34, 296 yards, 4 TD
At first glance, Orton's numbers on Sunday may only have been the third-best amongst QB's in the game against the Chiefs on Sunday. His opponent, Matt Cassel, also threw four scores and had 173 more passing yards - but most of that was against a soft-defense with a big lead. Orton's back-up and perhaps the future of the Broncos, Tim Tebow, also had a nice game with a TD pass and rushing TD. But it was Orton who started the charge for Denver and he's been putting up nice numbers all season long.
QB Honorable Mention - David Garrard, Jacksonville - 24/31, 342 yards, 2 TD, 7 carries, 35 yards (back-to-back solid performances.)
RB Game Ball - Fred Jackson, Buffalo - 25 carries, 133 yards, 1 TD, 6 catches, 37 yards, 1 TD
The Bills finally got a victory in 2010 thanks to the legs of Jackson. Sure, it was against the Lions but the Bills running back still deserves his due. Buffalo started the season with some big question marks at the position and now it looks as if Jackson will be the man the rest of the way. C.J. Spiller suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday and with the Bengals next on the schedule expect Jackson to perform well.
RB Honorable Mention - Frank Gore, San Francisco - 22 carries, 87 yards, 1 TD, 3 catches 67 yards (still putting up studly numbers on a struggling team.)
WR Game Ball - Mike Williams, Seattle - 11 catches, 145 yards
After a couple of bad seasons with the Lions and Titans, Williams has found a home in Seattle. He hooked up with Matt Hasselbeck often on Sunday to defeat the Cardinals. While he doesn't find the end-zone very often (just 1 TD this season) he has a good chance of finishing the season with 90+ receptions and 1,000+ yards. Not bad for a guy that's been bouncing around the league the last few years.
WR Honorable Mention - Dwayne Bowe - 13 catches, 186 yards, 2 TD (sure it all came late, but it still counts.)
TE Game Ball - Rob Gronkowski, New England - 5 catches, 72 yards, 3 TD
If you think the Patriots care about losing Randy Moss, well, they don't. The one thing about the Pats over the last ten years is that they play a system that works best for them regardless of who is on the field. And they ran that system quite well against the Steelers on Sunday night. Not only did the yound tight-end have a huge night, Wes Welker pulled in his typical 8 catches for 89 yards. Even veteran Deion Branch stepped it up with y grabs for 71 yards.
TE Honorable Mention - Anthony Fasano, Miami - 5 catches, 107 yards, 1 TD (was targeted by three different QBs.)
GAME-USED SOCK AWARD
Brett Favre, QB, Minnesota - 18/31, 170 yards, 1 TD, 3 Int
Really, that's the best you can do in Chicago? Sure, the Bears have a pretty good defense and they have certainly seen plenty of you over the last 18 years. But 170 yards passing? Fine, maybe your injuries are worse than your letting on. Then take a day off! And the running game never really got going and that's not really your fault is it? Or or you really ignoring the plays being called and making the decisions on your own? Hmmm. Chalk it up to another bad day in Chicago. Fine. But maybe it's time you hang it up. If not, you may have to enter the Hall of Fame wearing that pair of socks you wore against the Bears on Sunday.
Stinky Sock Honorable Mention - Peyton Manning, Indianapolis - 20/36, 185 yards, 0 TD ( guess you don't need to do much to beat the Bengals.)
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