Stars of the Week – Week 3
Posted: September 28, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Aaron Ross, Andy Dalton, Calais Campbell, Darren McFadden, Eli Manning, Fred Jackson, Jared Allen, Jermichael Finley, Joe Flacco, Kenny Phillips, Kyle Arrington, Matthew Stafford, Morgan Burnett, Pat Angerer, Ray Lewis, Torrey Smith, Victor Cruz, Wes Welker
This week featured so many incredible performances on both offense and defense. I again had to not include a 150 yard 1TD performance and a few 350 passing yard performances. Another great week for receivers.
Star No. 1 – Wes Welker, WR, New England Patriots – Welker was an absolute beast, posting 16 receptions for 217 yards and 2TDs. Beast mode
Star No. 2 – Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens – Smith became the first person in the history of the NFL to have his first three catches go for touchdowns. Some of it was due to awful coverage but a lot was due to his speed. He finished with 5 receptions for 152 yards and 3TDs.
Star No. 3 – Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers – Finley looked better than he ever has. He posted 7 receptions for 85 yards and 3TDs.
Honorable Mentions: Matthew Stafford, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Darren McFadden, Fred Jackson, Victor Cruz
Star No. 1 – Jared Allen, DE, Minnesota Vikings – Allen posted 5 tackles and 3 sacks for 21 yards. For the first time all year he looked like himself.
Star No. 2 – Aaron Ross, DB, New York Giants – Ross had 4 tackles, 3 Pass Deflections, and 2 INTs for 19 yards. After being benched last week, I think its safe to say he will not be benched again.
Star No. 3 – Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts – Angerer was the best player on the defensive side of the ball last week. He was involved in 21 tackles. He posted 12 solo tackles and 9 assisted tackles. He is the main reason why the Steelers could not get any run game going.
Honorable Mentions: Kenny Phillips, Kyle Arrington, Morgan Burnett, Calais Campbell, Ray Lewis
Dud of the Week - Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals – Dalton returned to himself after a great game last week. He was 17 for 32 for 157 yards, 2 INTs and a meager 40.8 QB Rating.