NFL: Week 7 Studs
Many Tennessee Titans fans and fantasy owners have to be happy about the performance Chris Johnson turned in this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Johnson ran for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the victory over the Bills. Granted it was against the 32nd ranked defense in the NFL, but it’s a start. Is Chris Johnson back or was this a one and done deal?
Wait, is this the year 2009 or 2012? Not only did Chris Johnson have a great day, so did Minnesota Viking’s running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson ran for 153 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. He averaged close to seven yards a carry. Peterson has been having a very consistent year which is great for Minnesota. He’s had a nagging ankle injury, but nothing too serious. Currently, the Vikings have been one surprise in the NFC as they improved to 5-2 with the win over the Arizona Cardinals.
It’s the second week in a row that Aaron Rodgers is featured on the weekly stud week. Rodgers once again put on a clinic. He threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns in a win over the St. Louis Ram at St. Louis. Rodgers now has thrown 19 touchdowns to four interceptions. Last two games he has thrown for 680 yards and nine touchdowns. Rodgers and the Packers are catching fire at the right time considering they are behind in the NFC North race.
Speaking of teams and quarterbacks catching fire, that is also the New Orleans Saints. In a huge (and controversial) victory, Brees threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns. October has been a huge month for Saints quarterback, as he has thrown for 747 yards and eight touchdowns. True test for the Saints next week when they take on the Denver Broncos at Denver.
Even though it was a lost for Josh Freeman, he had himself a great game. He outperformed Drew Brees by throwing for 420 yards and three touchdowns. Considering Freeman has only one real weapon in Vincent Jackson, it was a truly amazing game from the 24-year-old. Freeman has been up and down this year, but he’s starting to enter a zone. If I’m a Buccaneers fan, I’m truly hyped about the potential of Josh Freeman.