This was a great week to start…
Drew Brees, Saints – Had a monster game with 412 passing yards and 5, count ‘em, 5 TDs, with no INTs and one fumble.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Passed for 391 yards and 4 TDs, with a fumble and no INTs.
Tony Romo, Cowboys – Threw for 249 yards and 3 TDs and ran in a 4th TD, with just one lost fumble.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Passed for 320 yards and 2 TDs, and ran in a 3rd score.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Passed for 224 yards and 3 TDs.
LeSean McCoy, Eagles – Rushed for 102 yards and a TD trifecta. Also lost a fumble.
Reggie Bush, Dolphins – Burst through the Bills for 203 rushing yards and a TD, but lost a fumble.
C.J. Spiller, Bills – Ran for 91 yards and a TD, and reeled in 9 passes for 76 yards and a second score.
Ryan Mathews, Chargers – Gained 90 yards on the ground with 2 TDs, plus 2 receptions for 19 yards.
Donald Brown, Colts – Rumbled for 161 yards and a game-clinching TD.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – His 2 TD runs made up for just 47 combined yards.
Toby Gerhart, Vikings – Only ran for 12 yards, but caught 4 passes for 46 yards and 2 TDs.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Broke out of his slump with 9 receptions for 214 yards and 2 TDs.
Roddy White, Falcons – Reeled in 10 passes for 135 yards and 2 TDs.
Lance Moore, Saints – Scored twice on his 5 receptions for 91 yards.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders – Pulled down 8 catches for 155 yards and a score.
Brent Celek, Eagles – Hauled in 5 passes for 156 yards and a score.
Aaron Hernandez, Patriots – Did his best Gronkowski imitation, with 9 receptions for 129 yards and a TD.
Seahawks – Returned 2 interceptions for scores while registering 4 sacks and 5 total turnovers.
Falcons – Forced 3 turnovers, amassed 5 sacks and returned a fumble for a TD while holding the Jags to 7 offensive points.
This was a great week to play against…
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – The hobbled QB mustered 330 yards, but no TDs and 4 turnovers.
Matt Hasselbeck, Titans – Despite the juicy matchup, only tossed 223 yards and 2 INTs, without a score, and gave way to Jake Locker again.
Eli Manning, Giants – Coughed up 3 INTs while passing for 257 yards and no scores (though it wasn’t all his fault).
Andy Dalton, Bengals – Wasted a great matchup by throwing for just 179 yards, no TDs and 1 INT.
LeGarrette Blount, Buccaneers – Held to 21 rushing yards.
Marion Barber, Bears – Limited to 33 yards.
Brandon Jacobs, Giants – So was he.
Kevin Smith, Lions – Led Lions rushers with just 43 yards, plus a 3-yard catch.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Out-performed by Toby Gerhart, with just 60 rushing yards in his return.
Mike Williams, Buccaneers – Laid a goose egg against the Cowboys.
Percy Harvin, Vikings – Turned 3 receptions into just 8 yards.
Doug Baldwin, Seahawks – Had a 13-yarder for the day.
Denarius Moore, Raiders – Returned from injury to catch just 2 passes for 13 yards, and he ran for 13 more.
Johnny Knox, Bears – Had a 15-yard catch, and fumble, before absorbing a stomach-turning hit.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Held to a 22-yard reception.
Pierre Garcon, Colts – Ran for 8 yards and caught 2 passes for 24 yards.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles – Just 28 yards and 2 receptions.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – He only had 29 yards on his 2 catches.
Wes Welker, Patriots – Just 4 for 41 yards against the Broncos.
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons – Just one 14-yard catch.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Limited to 2 catches for 31 yards.