QB Game Ball - Michael Vick, Eagles - 17/31, 291 yards, 3 TD, 4 carries, 30 yards, 1 TD
If you haven't been following the Eagles this season, then it is important to note that Kerry Kolb is the future quarterback for the organization. But that isn't stopping Michael Vick from winning football games in the present. And Vick isn't just winning the games - he's leading the team to victories. Yes, he's still doing it with his legs as he ran for a score against the Jags on Sunday. But he is also staying in the pocket when he needs to and finding the open receivers. DeSean Jackson had another huge day with 153 yards and a TD. But for now the Eagles are all about Vick and until someone stops him, Kolb will remain in the future.
QB Honorable Mention - Matt Cassell, Chiefs - 16/27, 250 yards, 3 TD, 1 Int (solid running game and nice D make a QB look good.)
RB Game Ball - Adrian Peterson, Vikings - 23 carries, 160 yards, 2 TD, 5 catches, 30 yards
If I were a 40-year old NFL QB I sure hope I would have a good running game. Oh wait Brett Favre - you have one! The Vikings road the legs of AP against the Lions on Sunday. Half of the studs' yards came on one big TD run but hey, it all counts. And most importantly for the Vikes, they are finally in the win column. Just keep giving the ball to your stud and maybe you can pick up another.
RB Honorable Mention - Peyton Hillis, Browns - 22 carries, 144 yards, 1 TD, 7 catches, 36 yards (lone bright spot in three weeks for Cleveland.)
WR Game Ball - Austin Collie, Colts - 12 catches, 171 yards, 2 TD
Reggie Wayne is a stud WR. Dallas Clark is a stud TE. But right now Austin Collie is the stud for the Colts and Peyton Manning. Collie has scored in each game this season and now has 27 catches for 359 yards. Not too bad for a #2/#3 guy.
WR Honorable Mention - Lance Moore, Saints - 6 catches, 149 yards, 2 TD (just one more weapon for Drew Brees.)
Special T Game Ball - Leon Washington, Seahawks - 4 kickoff returns, 253 yards, 2 TD
Good teams win by executing in all aspects of the game. Not sure if Seattle is a good team yet, but Washington helps them big time in the return game.
The Game Used Sock Award
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers - 15 carries, 43 yards, 9 catches, 102 yards
Okay, before anyone in the bay area starts crying, yes with those receiving numbers that's a pretty solid day for any RB. But think about it. Gore managed just 43 yards on the ground versus the Chiefs. Two weeks ago he had just 38 rushing yards against the Seahawks. And the Niners are 0 and 3. Yes, Alex Smith is not playing well at the quarterback position and the defense isn't stopping anybody. But Gore is supposed to be a stud running back. Give him the ball and let him carry the team to victory. He can do it even having to wear last week's stanky, sweat-stained socks. Really. He can.
Stinky Sock Honorable Mention - Sebastian Janikowski, K, Raiders - two missed field goals including a 32-yard attempt to win the game.
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