NFL: Week 11 Studs
In a highly entertaining game, the Houston Texans edged out the Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime. Both quarterbacks had a great day. We start with Matt Schaub, who had one of the best games of his career. Completing 78 percent of his passes, he threw for 527 yards and five touchdowns. Granted it was against the 28th best pass defense in the NFL, but still impressive.
I think I can hear Blaine Gabbert crying in a corner somewhere. Chad Henne had himself against the Texans secondary. He threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns. The best part? No interceptions. Henne has another week, as he tries to pull out a victory against the Tennessee Titans.
Oh look, you can hear Alex Smith crying right next to Blaine Gabbert in that random corner. His days as a starter might be numbered as well with second year pro Colin Kaepernick played against the best defense in the NFL. Against the Chicago Bears, he threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He has the hot hand and will start against the New Orleans Saints.
Robert Griffin III
Maybe trading all those picks was the best draft move ever. Each week, RG III makes us all believers that the Washington Redskins can win a Super Bowl in the next five years. Against the Philadelphia Eagles (the slumping Eagles) Griffin completed 93 percent of his passes, had a perfect passer rating and tossed four touchdowns. If I’m the NFC East (mainly the Giants), I would be very afraid of RG III and the Redskins.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
One of the scariest teams in the NFL right now is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have a solid defense and a high-powered offense, led by the likes of Josh Freeman, Doug Martin and Vincent Jackson. Their last six games, they are 5-1, including an overtime win against the Carolina Panthers. If the Falcons weren’t running away with the division I would say watch out for the Bucs who are 6-4. Still, they can be a very dangerous wildcard team.