QB Game Ball - Matt Schaub, Houston - 28/40, 392 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
The Texans put a hurt on the Bengals Sunday thanks to a big day from Schaub. The Texans QB relied heavily on his stud WR Andre Johnson (8 catches, 135 yards) and his Pro-Bowl TE Owen Daniels (2 TD). It was the fourth time in six games that Schaub threw for more than 300 yards and he now has 14 touchdowns and just five interceptions.
QB Honorable Mention - Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh - 23/35, 417 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT (another big game against an Ohio team.)
RB Game Ball - DeAngelo Williams, Carolina - 30 carries, 152 yards, 2 TD, 2 catches, 20 yards
The Panthers got their running game in gear against the Bucs on Sunday. Williams and his counterpart Jonathan Stewart combined for 262 yards and three scores. It was the first time this season either back reached triple digits on the ground.
RB Honorable Mention - Thomas Jones, NY Jets - 22 carries, 210 yards, 1 TD (the Jets rush for more than 300 yards and lose?!?!)
WR Game Ball - Sidney Rice, Minnesota - 6 catches, 176 yards
The Vikes won another close game thanks to some magic from their new QB. Brett Favre hooked up with Rice on a 58 yard play that set up the game winning field goal. Then, just a few minutes later, the Ravens missed a field goal with time running out, thanks once again to Favre. Okay, he had nothing to do with it but he'll probably still get credit. Regardless, Minnesota's WRs are all better with him at the helm.
WR Honorable Mention - Welker/Moss, New England - combined for 18 catches, 279 yards, 5 TD (really, neither should have been playing in the second half.)
TE Game Ball - Zach Miller, Oakland - 6 catches, 139 yards, 1 TD
The Raiders beat the Eagles? Yeah, they did. Oakland actually looked pretty good on Sunday. The D held Philly to just three field goals. Justin Fargas and Michael Bush combined for over 100 yards on the ground. And Jamarcus Russell found his new favorite target in Miller.
TE Honorable Mention - Owen Daniels, Houston/Visanthe Shiancoe, Minnesota/Heath Miller, Pittsburgh (combined for 5 TDs - the TE position is deep!)
The Game Used Sock Award - Kerry Collins, Tennessee - 2/12, -7 yards, 1 INT, 1 Fum
It snowed in New England today. There was snow on the ground throughout the game between the Patriots and Titans. And while it seems early for snow, football players should be used to it. Kerry Collins was not. He has, however, gotten used to losing. And losing badly. I'm not really sure what happened in that game today. I don't think the Patriots are really that good and I don't think the Titans are really that bad. But something sure is not right with Collins. To his credit, Vince Young did not do much better after replacing him. Maybe they can both go home with a stinky sock. Or at least a couple of thermal ones.
Stinky Sock Honorable Mention - Jason Campbell, Washington - 9/16, 89 yards, 1 INT (he had his chance against the Chiefs and blew it.)
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