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Offensive Player of the Week: Russell Wilson 23-36 313 yards 2 TDs 7 carries 106 yards TD
Peyton Manning broke the career touchdown pass record and was phenomenal in dominating the 49ers. Aaron Rodgers played another flawless game while blowing out Carolina. The Seahawks lost in St. Louis on Sunday but Player of the Week isn’t about wins and losses, its about extraordinary individual performances. Russell Wilson fits the description on most Sundays, but in week 7 he became the first person in NFL history to throw for over 300 yards and rush for over 100 yards in the same game. He was especially good in the second half leading a late Seahawk rally that forced the Rams to fake a punt from their own 18 yard line. The scariest thing for the rest of the league is Wilson is already a Super Bowl champion having his best season statistically, and its only his third year.
Honorable mention: Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Dez Bryant, Golden Tate, Sammy Watkins, Denard Robinson
Defensive Player of the Week: Jay Ratliff 7 tackles 3.5 sacks
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: Everson Griffin, Paul Posluszny, Karlos Dansby, Leodis McKelvin, Vontae Davis, Malcolm Smith
Team Win of the Week: St. Louis Rams
Beating the defending champion Seahawks isn’t the only way to get the Win of the Week, the teams that have done it just have played great football and St. Louis was no different in week 7. The Rams won by playing about as unbelievable special teams as you will ever see. Early in the second quarter Seattle punted to the Rams returner Tavon Austin but Austin ran the opposite direction of the punt causing most defenders (and the camera man) to follow him. Across the field where the ball was actually punted Stedman Bailey ran under the punt and returned it 90 yards for a Rams touchdown. Later in the game when Seattle started to make a push to win the game, the Rams faked a punt from their own 18 yard line and the punter Johnny Hekker, a high school quarterback, delivered a perfect pass to Benny Cunningham for 18 yards to essentially run the clock out in a game dominated by Seattle statistically.
Honorable mention: Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills