Here a quick salute to some of the top performances on Sunday.
Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland - 21 carries, 164 yards, 1 TD
An injury to Justin Fargas gave the rookie a chance to shine and he did just that. Regardless of the status of Fargas, McFadden may be here to stay. Of course, the Chiefs couldn't stop anyone from running today. Fargas had 43 yards before leaving the game and Michael Bush had 90 and a touchdown.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay - 24/38, 328 yards, 3 TD, 0 Int
Brett who? Well, Rodgers may still have a way to go before we start asking that, but he's off to a great start. His touchdown passes went to three different receivers. Greg Jennings did not score but had the most receiving yards with 167 on six catches.
Jason Campbell, QB, Washington - 24/36, 321 yards, 1 TD
The Redskins put up some massive offensive numbers against the Saints. Campbell hooked up with Santana Moss seven times for 164 yards and that one score. The running game was moving too as Clinton Portis rushed for 96 and scored twice.
Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Indianapolis - 9 catches, 137 yards
With Dallas Clark on the sideline, Gonzalez entered the game as Peyton Manning's number three guy. He finished it as the number one. Reggie Wayne had a good game as well with 93 yards and a touchdown. Manning finished with 311 passing yards in the victory.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina - 14 carries, 77 yards, 2 TD
The duel of the running backs for the Panthers was won by the rookie Stewart against the Bears. DeAngelo Williams had just 31 yards on 11 carries.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota - 29 carries, 160 yards, 4 catches, 20 yards
Imagine what this guy could do if the Vikings had any semblance of a passing game? Tavaris Jackson threw for only 130 yards and the Vikes failed to score a touchdown in their loss to the Colts.
Julius Jones, RB, Seattle - 26 carries, 127 yards, 1 TD, 3 catches, 14 yards
The new Seahawk earned his keep against the 49ers on Sunday. With Maurice Morris out, Jones took over the running game with a solid performance. But his performance still was not enough to help out the depleted Seattle passing game as the Hawks lost to the Niners in overtime.
Anquan Boldin, WR, Arizona - 6 catches, 140 yards, 3 TD
Believe it or not, Boldin was not the Cardinals top receiver on Sunday - Larry Fitzgerald had the same amount of catches for 153 yards. But the three touchdowns more than make up the difference. Their quarterback, Kurt Warner, had a good time too with 361 yards.
Matt Cassel, QB, New England - 16/23, 165 yards, 0 TD, 0 Int
Okay, so maybe those numbers aren't great. They are pretty good for a guy who has not started a game since he was a teenager. Wes Welker quickly became Cassel's favorite target with seven catches for 72 yards. There was also more running than usual for the Patriots as six different players had official carries for a total of 104 yards. And Cassel also did one thing that Brady often did - he won the game.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Denver - 18 catches, 166 yards, 1 TD
After serving a one week suspension, Marshall returned to the field in a major way. His 18 catches is tied for the second most in a single NFL game. His yardage total was just shy of half of his quarterbacks total. Jay Cutler finished with 350 yards and four touchdowns.
Darren Sproles, RB, San Diego - 7 carries, 53 yards, 2 catches, 72 yards, 1 TD, 1 kick return TD
With LT battling a bad toe, Sproles stepped up big time against the Broncos. The Chargers may no longer be worried about losing Michael Turner in the off-season. But at 0-2 they have bigger concerns.
The Game Used Sock Award
Larry Johnson, RB, Kansas City - 12 carries, 22 yards
Everyone knows that the Chiefs are not good. But Johnson has always been a stud against the Raiders. And in the home-opener he should have had a career day. He didn't. He barely even had a day worth talking about. Yes, his team has a quarterback issue. Yes, he is coming off of a injury season. Yes, oh, never mind. He stinks like a dirty sock. And anyone who has him on their fantasy team stinks too. Myself included.