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Offensive Player of the Week: Joe Flacco 21-29 306 yards 5 TDs
After watching T.Y. Hilton shred Houston during the Thursday night game I was pretty sure he would be getting my Player of the Week. I was wrong, Joe Flacco threw five touchdowns in just 16 minutes the fastest time to five touchdowns since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. He opened with two slant route touchdowns to Torrey Smith then gave Kamar Aiken and Michael Campanaro the first touchdowns of their young careers. He finished off the day by finding his reliable target Steve Smith for a 56 yard touchdown all with plenty of time to go in the first half. If Flacco plays anywhere close to his 99.7 total QBR performance Sunday, (the second highest since ESPN began measuring the statistic in 2006) the Ravens will be a force in the AFC this year.
Honorable mention: Tom Brady, T.Y. Hilton, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Jay Cutler
Defensive Player of the Week: J.J. Watt 7 tackles 2 sacks 3 pass deflections 45 yard fumble return for TD
J.J. Watt might just be the single best player in football right now. He has more touchdowns this season than some of your favorite offensive players like Calvin Johnson and LeSean McCoy which is incredible for a defensive end. He seemingly dominates a game every single week despite being the player all of Houston’s opponents game plan for the most. He can rush the passer, stop the run, defend passes, and apparently generate touchdowns. He’s the favorite to win his second Defensive Player of the Year in the last three years and he has no limit on how great his career will be.
Honorable mention: Björn Werner, Chandler Jones, Karlos Dansby
Team win of the Week: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys pulled off the most impressive win of the season so far beating the defending Super Bowl champions in Seattle, just the second win in Seattle for a visitor in the last three seasons. The Cowboys continued their winning formula of establishing the run early and often as Demarco Murray rushed 29 times for 115 yards and a touchdown, the first rushing TD Seattle has allowed this season. Murray is also the second running back in NFL history to start a season with 6 consecutive games with at least 100 yards, joining Hall-of- Famer Jim Brown. Tony Romo was efficient while throwing for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns, as the Cowboy offense continued their trend of winning the time of possession in their wins. The Cowboys have established themselves as a legitimate contender in the NFC as their 5-1 record indicates.
Honorable mention: Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles