BKD TV Presents: Darrien Coleman’s Players and Team of Week 10


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Week 10

Offensive Player of the Week: Marshawn Lynch 21 carries 140 yards 4 TDs

On a week when defense was a theme and there were a lot of games that were not close, Beast Mode was in full effect against the Giants on Sunday. Lynch averaged almost seven yards per carry and he scored four touchdowns, which is just one shy of his season total through the first nine weeks. Russell Wilson also ran for over 100 yards as Seattle churned out 350 yards rushing. Those 350 rushing yards were more than the Giants and 13 other teams had in total offense in week 10. The Seahawks looked like they did last year with a strong run game and defense and mistake free quarterback play, and you may remember how that worked out for them last year.

Honorable mention: Dez Bryant, Justin Forsett, Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Mike Evans, Jordan Matthews

Defensive Player of the Week: Jaiquawn Jerrett 10 tackles 1 sack 2 pass deflections 2 interceptions

The Jets have played some of the worst football in the NFL this season. The Steelers were red hot with Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 12 touchdowns over the last two games and earning my Player of the Week for both games. This game looked like a complete mismatch on paper, but thats why they play the games. Jarrett started for the first time this season and certainly made the most of it. He roamed the secondary and made plays at crucial moments as both interceptions came when the Steelers were threatening to score. The Jets offense was still not productive, as they had 150 yards or less passing and rushing, but the play of Jerrett and the defense led the Jets to a win. He led the secondary to keep Antonio Brown under 80 receiving yards for the first time since last December and even rushed the passer and added a sack from his free safety position. The Jets season will continue to be bad due to lack of talent and questionable quarterback play, but performances like Jarrett’s will make them competitive every Sunday.

Honorable mention: Marcell Dareus, Chris Borland, Joe Haden, Desmond Bryant, Buster Skrine, Bruce Carter, Ramon Humber, Elvis Dumervil, Alec Ogletree, Quintin Demps, Clay Matthews, Connor Barwin

Team Win of the Week: San Francisco 49ers

Week 10 was a week of blowouts as only four games had a point differential of less than ten. One of the four was the 49ers going to New Orleans and forcing Drew Brees to turn the ball over three times, including one in overtime that basically won the game for San Francisco. The Saints did run the ball effectively and Brees threw for 282 yards as the Saints were coming from behind, but the offense was good in the first half and Chris Borland has played well for Patrick Willis at middle linebacker. Things have been tumultuous this season in San Francisco, and losing Patrick Willis for the year while still not having Navarro Bowman is troubling, but this is a big win for this team if they plan to match their recent success.

Honorable mention: Detroit Lions, New York Jets


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