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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013 NFL Week 9 "Studs & Duds"



                                                                                                               Week 9
                                                                                                                Studs

                                                                                (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Foles- Foles may not be Peyton Manning, but he is now a prestige member of Quarterbacks with Manning, who have thrown for 7 Touchdowns in a single game! Foles went 22 of 28 for 406 yards to go along with his 7 TD's. One question that will now be brought up is if this will mean the end of Michael Vick in Philadelphia!?

Andre Johnson- In his coming out party for the 2013 season, Andre Johnson recorded 9 receptions going for 229 yards and 3 TD grabs.

Ty Hilton- Hilton, who was on the opposite side of Andre Johnson on Sunday Night, matched his 3 TD grabs and his efforts helped the Indianapolis Colts comeback from being down 18. Hilton finished with 121 receiving yards on 7 catches to go with his 3 TD Receptions

Tom Brady-  Brady's back? Well okay, maybe he did not exactly leave but you cannot deny the fact he was having sub par performances as of late. It looks like Brady found his mid-season stride when he threw for 432 yards and 4 Touchdowns in the New England Patriots whopping of the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31

Jericho Cotchery- The Pittsburgh Steelers have had very few bright spots thus far this season. Cotchery though provided them with some glimpse of brilliance with his performance against the Patriots with 7 receptions for 96 yards and 3 TD Receptions.

Jimmy Graham-  Arguably Drew Brees favorite target all year, had 9 receptions 116 yards and 2 TD Receptions in a losing effort against the Jets.

Chris Johnson- Like the other Johnson on this list (Andre) Chris Johnson had his coming out party of the 2013 NFL Season by having his first 100+ yard rushing performance in a game this year (150 yds.) on 23 carries and found the endzone twice and was a big reason in the Tennessee Titans win over the St. Louis Rams

Cameron Wake- Wake was all over the field harassing Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals last week recording 5 tackles, 3 of them being sacks, and 1 of them being for a safety in overtime to end and win the game for the Miami Dolphins


                                                                                                    Duds
                                                               (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) / ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                                              Andy Dalton had no answer for the Dolphins Defense

Andy Dalton-  Despite the Bengals fighting back to tie the game against the Miami Dolphins and force overtime, Dalton did not live up to his end of the bargain. Dalton threw 3 interceptions and was sacked by Cameron Wake in the endzone during overtime for a safety.

Randy Bullock-  Yes the Texans gave up a big lead, but had Randy Bullock made half of his kick (1/4) the Texans would have had a shot to salvage themselves in overtime. Bullock though was throwing (or in this case "kicking") blanks

Matt Ryan- Ryan continues to struggle and threw 3 picks in Atlanta's 34-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Jake Locker-  Yes the Titans one, and yes Locker had a rushing TD, but he had to be bailed out by his Titan teammates because of his mistakes as he just went 13 of 22 for 185 yards and 2 interceptions

Ray Rice-  11 carries for just 17 yards. Yeah not going to cut it. Especially for a 3-5 Ravens team that is just a season removed from a Super Bowl title.

Jeff Tuel-  Did not post the greatest numbers, or even the worst (18/39 229 yards 1 TD 2 INT) from the past weekend. But Tuel had an interception returned for 100 yards for a TD. 14 point swing right there!


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