This was a great week to start…
Robert Griffin, Jr., Redskins – Passed for 311 yards and 4 TDs, with 1 INT, and ran for 29 more yards.
Cam Newton, Panthers – Threw for 306 yards and 2 TDs, and ran for 52 yards and 2 more scores, with no turnovers.
Tom Brady, Patriots – His 323-yard passing day included a trio of TDs, plus he ran one in.
Tony Romo, Cowboys – Got off to a slow start, but ended with 441 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Passed for 441 yards and a pair of TDs.
Eli Manning, Giants – Finally got off the schnide wih 249 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.
Andy Dalton, Bengals – Passed for 210 yards and 3 TDs.
Bryce Brown, Eagles – Welcome to the NFL, rookie. He burst onto the scene with 178 rushing yards and 2 TDs, plus 11 yards on 4 receptions; but he fumbled twice.
Arian Foster, Texans – Ran for 102 yards and a pair of Thanksgiving treats, and caught 5 passes for 15 yards for dessert.
Shane Vereen, Patriots – Rushed for 42 yards, but did his real damage as a receiver, hauling in 2 passes, including an 83-yard TD.
Michael Bush, Bears – Scored twice while running for 60 yards.
Doug Martin, Bucs – Ran for 50 yards and scored 2 TDs, and caught 2 passes for 13 yards.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Also found the end zone twice, and ran for 48 yards.
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Had 8 catches for 145 yards and 2 TDs. We’ll overlook the fumble.
Julio Jones, Falcons – Caught 6 passes for 147 yards and a score.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – He turned 8 passes into 140 yards and a TD.
Julian Edelman, Patriots – Had another crazy, productive outing with 2 receptions for 64 yards and a TD, and ran in a fumbled kickoff return for another score. He also lost a fumble.
Andre Johnson, Texans – Pulled down 9 receptions for 188 yards.
Patriots – Scored on 2 fumble returns, and notched 4 takeaways and 2 sacks.
This was a great week to play against…
Josh Freeman, Buccaneers – Held without a TD and just 256 yards passing.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Any time he’s limited to 219 passing yards, 22 rushing yards and 1 TD, plus 2 turnovers, it’s your lucky day.
Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers – Actually cost his owners points with a fumble and just 6 rushing yards.
Pierre Thomas, Saints – Got nowhere on his only carry.
Ronnie Hillman, Broncos – So much for taking over for Willis McGahee. He only got 3 carries for 9 yards.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Held to 21 rushing yards.
Fred Jackson, Bills – Combined for 24 total yards.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Ran for 27 yards.
Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers – Totaled 28 yards and fumbled.
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers – Just 27 on the ground and 9 through the air.
Matt Forte, Bears – Rushed for 42 yards and lost a fumble.
Vick Ballard, Colts – Ran for 41 yards.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Only 46 yards on the day.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders – Blanked by the Bengals.
Brandon Gibson, Rams – Posted a goose egg.
James Jones, Packers – He did, too.
Mike Wallace, Steelers – Shut down by his QB, and Joe Haden, with one 9-yard catch on the game’s last play.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles – Left injured after his own 9-yard reception.
Miles Austin, Cowboys – Knocked out early before he could catch a pass.
Brian Hartline, Dolphins – Only 2 catches for 17 yards.
Brandon Lloyd, Patriots – Just 3 receptions for 26 yards.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Ditto.
Mike Williams, Bucs – He produced 28 yards on 3 passes.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – His 3 receptions only amounted to 31 yards.
Danny Amendola, Rams – Had a 38-yarder.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Blanked. Again.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Only 13 yards on 2 catches.
Aaron Hernandez, Patriots – Just 2 receptions for 36 yards, but had a TD negated on an offensive PI penalty.