NFL: Week 13 Studs
AP has been on a tear this season and may not even win the Comeback Player of the Year (Peyton Manning). However, each week he is making a stronger case. Week 13 may have been his biggest. Peterson ran the ball 21 times for 210 yards and a touchdown. Averaging ten yards a carry is sick. The most impressive thing is Adrian Peterson leads the league in rushing. Marshawn Lynch, who is second on the list, is 308 yards behind Peterson. If I was a voter, I would give both Peyton and Adrian the title. These two have been impressive.
It seems like each week I am raving about one of the rookie QB’s. This week I’m going to rave about two of them. First we start with Russell Wilson, who led his team on a 97 yard drive in the closing minutes of the game against the Chicago Bears. Then when he defense gives up the game tying field goal, in overtime Wilson throws the game winning touchdown to Sidney Rice. Wilson has posted at least two touchdown passes in each of his last five games. However, the most important stat is zero interceptions in his last four games.
Granted he threw three interceptions, but Andrew Luck much like Russell Wilson show his leadership and led his team to a win on the last series of the game. Besides the three picks, Luck was great. He threw for four touchdowns (including the game winning one) and had 391 passing yards. Right now, the Colts are in prime position to win 10 or more games and punch their ticket to the playoffs. This was supposed to be a rebuilding seasons…right?
New England Patriots
There is no stopping the New England Patriots right now. They have won six straight and have clinched a spot in the playoffs. Tom Brady is flying under the radar in the MVP discussion. To this point he has 3,537 yards and 25 touchdowns to just four interceptions. The defense has giving up a lot of points and yards, but they keep winning. They have a huge game against the Houston Texans this week, which should be a great preview of the AFC championship game.
Kansas City Chiefs
In the wake of Jovan Belcher’s murder suicide Saturday, it was unsure if the Kansas City Chiefs would even play a football game the next day. They did and came up with an emotional win against the Carolina Panthers. Truly amazing with all the emotion and news surrounding the events that occurred on Saturday.