NFL: Week 8 Studs

Stevie Brown

For the last two years the Giants secondary has given up a lot of yards. With injuries to the secondary this year, especially the loss of safety Kenny Phillips, many thought the secondary and the Giants would sink to the bottom of the NFC East. The Giants are 6-2 and Stevie Brown has played incredible football on the defensive side of the ball. Against the Dallas Cowboys, Brown had two interceptions and a fumble recovery to go along with his eight tackles. In five games he has 7 takeaways by himself. He has been true bright spot for the first place New York Giants.

Dallas Cowboys’ Wide Receiving Core

Sure the Cowboys lost to the Giants, but they were still able to rack up yardage. Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Jason Witten all had over 100 yards receiving. If Tony Romo doesn’t throw four interceptions, Bryant doesn’t lose a fumble or can keep his hand in bounds, the Cowboys, would have won the game. Simply put, it was bad luck for the Dallas Cowboys.

 Tom Brady

To some, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have had an awful season, yet they sit atop the AFC East at 5-3. I think Tom Brady shut up all the critics as he threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a straight rout against the St. Louis Rams. The Patriots put up 45 in London and may have everyone back in the states picking them as the team to beat in the AFC.

Josh Freeman & Doug Martin

For the second straight week I am gushing about Josh Freeman. He has been dominating October with his stats. Against the Minnesota Vikings Freeman had another great game. Freeman threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns for the third straight games, the first time in franchise history. Doug Martin had two touchdowns (running and receiving) while running for 135 yards and adding 79 yards receiving. Two young players getting it done on the offensive side of the ball for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s just a shame, that there is no way they can catch up to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons.

Blaine Gabbert

In a losing effort against the Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was a standout for his team. Throwing for 303 yards and a touchdown, Gabbert looked sharp even though he had an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. He’s starting to put it together a bit and while other second year QB’s are struggling (Dalton/Newton), he seems to be putting it together, even though the team around him is horrible.