This was a great week to start…
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Sore foot and all, Big Ben cranked out 228 passing yards and a record-tying 5 TDs.
Matt Cassel, Chiefs – Passed for 257 yards and 4 TDs.
Eli Manning, Giants – Responsible for 4 turnovers, but passed for 420 yards and 3 TDs too.
Michael Vick, Eagles – His 4 INTs stung, but 315 yards passing with 2 TDs and 90 yards on the ground made up for the miscues.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – The beast trounced the Cards with 122 yards and 3 TDs, all in the first quarter.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots – Carried 27 times for 136 yards and 2 TDs, and caught a 13-yard pass.
Fred Jackson, Bills – He rumbled for 111 yards and a TD and led his team in receiving with 6 passes for 85 yards.
Jahvid Best, Lions – Ran for 163 yards, including an electrifying 88-yard TD scamper.
Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs – Reeled in 7 catches for 128 yards and 2 TDs, one of the highlight-reel variety.
Pierre Garcon, Colts – Continued to bond with Curtis Painter, hauling in 5 passes for 125 yards and both of his TD throws.
Steve Breaston, Chiefs – Also nabbed 2 TDs with his 4 catches for 50 yards.
Hines Ward, Steelers – Showed he’s not ready for retirement just yet, with 7 catches for 54 yards and two trips to the end zone.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Caught 8 passes for 161 yards; none more exciting than his juggling 68-yard TD reception.
James Jones, Packers – Pulled down 5 passes for 140 yards and a score.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – He got 130 yards and a TD with his 5 receptions.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Posted 2 TDs along with his 3-catch, 39-yard day.
Nick Novak, Chargers – Stayed perfect on the season with 5 field goals (24, 28, 32, 35 and 51 yards) and 2 extra points.
49ers defense – Produced 3 turnovers, 3 sacks and a TD while holding the Bucs to 3 points.
This was a great week to play against…
Kyle Orton, Broncos – May have squandered his last opportunity, passing for 34 yards and an INT before giving way to Tim Tebow.
Kevin Kolb, Cardinals – Threw for 232 yards without a score, plus 3 turnovers.
Matt Hasselbeck, Titans – Passed for a pedestrian 262 yards and 1 TD, plus an INT.
Josh Freeman, Buccaneers – Couldn’t get it done on the left coast, with just 187 yards passing, 2 INTs and no TDs.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Threw 2 INTs against just 167 yards and 1 TD.
Joseph Addai, Colts – Managed just 25 combined yards before exiting with a hamstring injury.
Ryan Grant, Packers – Returned to the lineup, but only combined for 24 yards.
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers – Ran for 20 yards and caught a 13-yard pass.
Cedric Benson, Bengals – Notched a paltry 53 yards against the Jags.
Darren McFadden, Raiders – Just 68 combined yards.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Somehow lost 4 yards on 2 receptions.
Nate Burleson, Lions – Just a 6-yard catch to show for starting opposite Megatron.
Jacoby Jones, Texans – With Andre Johnson out, reeled in a whopping 9-yard pass.
Johnny Knox, Bears – Just 17 yards on 2 catches.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – It took him 3 catches to amass 17 yards.
Brandon Lloyd, Broncos – Made one 20-yard catch.
Percy Harvin, Vikings – Ran for 12 yards and caught an 11-yard pass.
Julio Jones, Falcons – Did a little better than Harvin with 17 rushing and 16 receiving yards.
Mike Williams, Buccaneers – Only 28 yards on 4 catches, and lost a fumble.
Stevie Johnson, Bills – His four catches went for 29 yards.
Lance Moore, Saints – Just 30 yards on 3 catches.
Vincent Jackson, Chargers – Left Denver with 3 catches and 34 yards.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Managed but 36 yards on 2 balls.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – Posted 38 yards on 4 receptions.
Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars – His only catch went for 6 yards.