QB Game Ball - Jay Cutler, Chicago - 27/38, 236 yards, 2 TD
There were plenty of QBs who finished with better numbers than Cutler on Sunday, but none may have needed a good game more than Cutler. The Bears new QB bombed last week against the Packers and faced a tough opponent on Sunday in the Steelers. But he overcame his mistakes and led his team to a big win over the Superbowl champs.
QB Honorable Mention - Phillip Rivers, San Diego - 25/45, 436 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT (impressive stats especially against a team like the Ravens.)
RB Game Ball - Cedric Benson, Cincinnati - 29 carries, 141 yards
Everyone knows the Bengals can throw the football but now with Benson as the primary back, they can run it too. He had a nice game in week one against the Broncos and followed that up with a huge performance in Green Bay. If he can keep it up the Bengals may start turning some heads around the NFL.
RB Honorable Mentions - Frank Gore, San Francisco & Chris Johnson, Tennessee (530 total combined yards and 5 TDs between the two studs.)
WR Game Ball - Andre Johnson, Houston - 10 catches, 149 yards, 2 TD
After grabbing just four passes last week, Johnson proved his worth against the Titans on Sunday. It's those type of numbers owners can expect from one of the top receivers in the league. And a healthy Kevin Walker will make him, and the Texans offense, even better.
WR Honorable Mention - Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville - 6 catches, 106 yards, 1 TD (this weeks top waiver-wire pick-up!)
TE Game Ball - Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta - 7 catches, 71 yards, 1 TD
Last week I gave Tony G an honorable mention. This week the award is all his. Many thought, inlcuding myself, that Gonzalez would just be a nice addition to the Falcons offense. It turns out he is becoming the main focus.
TE Honorable Mention - Chris Cooley Washington - 7 catches, 83 yards (just glad I didn't have to watch that 9-7 game.)
The Game Used Sock Award - Brady Quinn, Cleveland - 18/31, 0 TD, 1 Int
I always feel better when the Browns lose. and it is even nicer when they really stink it up. With Quinn at the helm that may be happening a lot this season. I'll admit I have him stashed away, deep on one of my fantasy teams that has unlimited roster spots. But I don't think I'll be starting him any time soon. For that matter, he may not be starting soon! Hey, look on the bright side - he finished with four rushing yards. And a couple of dirty socks.
Dirty Sock Honorable Mention - Tom Brady, New England - 23/47, 216 yards, 0 TD, 1 Int (no Wes Welker - whatever.)
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