NFL: Week 6 Studs
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos
I can’t say if the Broncos won the game or the San Diego Chargers just self-destructed. Still, being down by 24 at halftime and scoring 35 straight points is not an easy task, but the Broncos did just that. Manning threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns. The defense forced turnovers galore including six from Phillip Rivers who threw four interceptions and lost two fumbles. The AFC West is up for grabs and this game might be the changing point in the season for both teams.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers
Unlike the Denver Broncos, the Green Bay Packers were not playing behind. Instead they were just dominating the Houston Texans who were a team many considered favorites for the Superbowl. That quickly seemed to change as the defense was able to bottle up Arian Foster, while Aaron Rodger just had a field day passing the ball. The former Cal Golden Bear threw for 339 yards and six touchdowns, tying a franchise record in a 42-24 thrashing of the Texans.
A.J. Green is quickly becoming an elite wide receiver in this league. In week 6, Green had seven catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns. However, that would not be enough to defeat the winless Cleveland Browns as the Bengals lost 34-24.
Russell Wilson continues to dazzle in the NFL as he once again led the comeback charge of the Seattle Seahawks, this time over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. In a 24-23 upset, Wilson threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. Up to this point in the early season Wilson has defeated Tony Romo, Cam Newton, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Very impressive, for someone who was touted as too small to play the position.
Robert Griffin III
Last week, we didn’t even know if RG III would be playing week six. He did against a very good Vikings team and he looked good. While his passing stats were a bit weak, 17-for-22, 182 yards passing and one touchdown, it was the ground game where he excelled. On 13 carries he ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns, including a 76 yard run, which ended the game for the Vikings.