Monday, December 30, 2013

NFL Week 17 "Studs & Duds"


Peyton Manning
                                                                           (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

     Have to start with Peyton Manning, who I think is got to be the league MVP for this season! Manning went 25 of 28 for 266 yards 4 TD 0 INT and broke Drew Brees single season passing record of 5,476 by one yard! (5,477) Peyton also finishes the season with 55 TD and only 10 INT!

Drew Brees

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    Outstanding performance by Brees. 5 total TD's (4 Passing, 1 Rushing) amd 381 Passing Yards as the Saints destroyed the Buccaneers 42-17.

Greg Hardy
                                                            Greg  Hardy with one of his four sacks on Matt Ryan
                                                                        (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

     The leader of the vaunted Panthers defense, Hardy registered five tackles, 4.0 of them being sacks against the Atlanta Falcons!

Randall Cobb

                                                                         (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

     What better way to make an impact after returning for an injury like Randall Cobb did!? Cobb had 2 Receptions, both touchdowns, the second being the game winner that helped Green Bay clinch the NFC North and a playoff spot!

LeGarrette Blount

                                                                           (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

     Blount really stepped up in New England's regular season finale, and has given the Patriots another weapon for their ground game. 24 carries 189 yards 2 TD

NaVarro Bowman

                                                                (AP Photo/Matt York) Photo: Matt York, Associated Press

     Fine game across the board for Bowman. 10 tackles, 1.0 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Forced Fumble, which he recovered!

Matt Forte


                                                                          (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

     Forte for how good he is, is still one of the most underrated players in the NFL. Forte finished the day against Green Bay with 157 yards of total offense (110 Rushing, 47 Receiving) and 3 TD's (2 Rushing, 1 Receiving)


Andy Dalton
                                                                        (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

     For alot of good Dalton did in Cincinnati's game against Baltimore, the bad outweighed it! Dalton had 3 total TD's (2 Passing, 1 Rushing) but also had 4 interceptions. (21 of 36 281 yards). Just when I thought Dalton was finally settling in he goes back to causing turnovers. The Bengals are going to need Dalton to limit the turnovers in the postseason, or else they could very likely end up being one and done.

Ryan Tannehill
                                                                         (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

     20 of 40, 204 yards 1 TD 3 INT. After a great performance in Week 15 (25 of 37, 312 passing yards 3 TD 0 INT) Tannehill finished the last two games 30 of 67 for 286 yards and 1 TD 3 INT (had no TD's or INT's in Week 16)

Tom Brady


                                                                    Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
     Just 14 of 24 for only 122 passing yards and 1 TD with 1 INT, Brady, from a statistical standpoint had a very unproductive day.

Matt Schaub

                                                                    (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

     22 of 34, 229 yards 0 TD's and 3 turnovers (2 INT's 1 Fumble) against the Tennessee Titans)

Zac Stacy

                                                                             Pat Lovell/ USA TODAY Sports

     Not a good day for Stacy at all! Just 15 yards for 15 carries left him 27 yards shy of the 1,000 yard marker for rushing yards.

Joe Flacco

                                                                             (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

     Like last year, Flacco struggled down the stretch of the regular season. Only this time it cost the Baltimore Ravens a playoff appearance and any chance as repeating as Super Bowl Champions!  30 of 50, 192 Passing Yards, 1 TD 3 INT vs Cincinnati

Eli Manning

                                                                        Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

     Even when the New York Giants win, Eli Manning still loses! Going just 10 of 24 for 152 yards with a TD and INT against the Washington Redskins. Eli Manning finishes the season with 18 TD and 27 INT!

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