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Monday, December 16, 2013

NFL Week 15 "Studs & Duds"






                                                                                                 Studs





Tashaun Gibson-



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Gibson's performance came in a game that featured a few turnovers by both teams. Gibson had two interceptions, one of which was returned for a TD (Gibson also recorded 5 tackles)







Ryan Tannehill-

                                               
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Solid performance by Tannehill, 25 of 37 312 yards and 3 TD's as he and the Dolphins hung on to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots and keep themselves in good position for a  final playoff spot.





Matt Asiata-


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Huge day for Asiata as he was filling in for both injured Minnesota Vikings Back's Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart, rushing for 51 crucial yards that found him in the endzone 3 times in the Minnesota's 48-30 manhandling of Philadelphia.







Jamaal Charles-

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I already had Jamaal Charles as a possible NFL MVP candidate in a blog I recently did (which you can read here!) http://noodleofnam.blogspot.com/2013/12/who-should-be-2013-nfl-mvp.html Charles is the epitome of an all purpose back and though he only had 20 yards on the ground he did manage to score a TD on the ground. The majority of Charles highlights came through the air against the Oakland Raiders as he had 8 receptions for 195 yards and 4 TD's! (Finishing with 5 total TD for the game)







Matt Flynn and Eddie Lacy- Each had huge day's for the Green Bay Packers as they led the Packers in there 23 point comeback as they outscored the Dallas Cowboys 34-10 in the second half and together totaled for 5 TD's!

Matt Flynn-  26 of 39, 299 yards 4 TD 1 INT.

                                                   
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Eddie Lacy- 21 carries 141 yards, 1 TD

                                                     
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Antonio Brown

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Without question Antonio Brown is team MVP for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In The Steelers 30-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, Brown had 5 receptions for 66 yards and 1 TD and a 67 yd. Punt Return for a TD.



Justin Tucker
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For the second week in a row Ravens placekicker Justin Tucker has made the Studs list. This time Tucker went 6 for 6 on Field Goals (29, 24, 32, 49, 53, 61) against the Detroit Lions.







                                                                                                  Duds


Eli Manning-


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18 of 31, 156 yards, 0 TD 5 INT. Just was not Eli Manning's day........Actually it has not been Eli Manning's year.





Jason Campbell-


                                    
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Like team Tashan Gipson (who is listed above as a Stud) It was a game full of many turnovers from both Chicago and Cleveland. Arguably one of Campbell's two interceptions ended up being a difference maker as it was returned for a TD as the Browns would fall to the Bears 38-31. (Campbell 23 of 39, 273 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT.)




LeSean McCoy-


                          
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Out performed and out rushed by Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart's backup, Matt Asiata (Asiata- 51 Rushing Yards, McCoy- 38 Rushing Yards.   Asiata- 3 Rushing TD,  McCoy 0 Rushing TD





Drew Brees

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Despite a valiant comeback attempt by Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, Bree's two early interceptions of the game would ultimately be the difference makers as the St. Louis Rams converted each turnover into a TD. Rams would go on to win 27-16. (Brees 39 of 56, 393 yards, 1 TD 2 INT)





Matt McGloin-


                                                    
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Matt McGloin's story of how he made it to the NFL and to be a starting Quarterback on top of it, is remarkable. McGloin will want and need to forget his performance against the Kansas City Chiefs. 5 Turnovers (4 Interceptions, 1 Fumble) of the 4 interceptions, 3 were converted into TD's (Including one being a Pick 6) and the Fumble was converted into a TD as well.(McGloin 18 of 36, 297 yards, 2 TD's 4 INT's. 1 Lost Fumble)







Tony Romo-

                                                      
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29 of 48 358 yards 2 TD 2 INT. Both INT's lead Green Bay to getting the go ahead TD and game clincher for the Packers respectively. In typical Romo fashion, he coughs up and chokes, even with a 23 point lead at the half!


Matthew Stafford

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Just a couple of weeks ago the Detroit Lions were in good position to add on to their lead in the NFC North Division Standings.. But back to back poor performances has Detroit on the outside looking in. Stafford finished 18 of 34, 235 yards 1 TD 3 INT (One which happened during late in the game that clinched the victory for the Baltimore Ravens



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