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Offensive Player of the Week: Justin Forsett 22 carries 182 yards 2 TDs
Justin Forsett has gone from career journeyman to top three NFL rusher to this point in his first season in Baltimore. He came into the week leading the NFL in yards per carry, and his 8.3 yards per carry in week 12 certainly will help. He consistently ripped off chunks of yards against the Saints defense and removed any doubt with his 20 yard late fourth quarter TD rush. He was impressive enough to take POW from Odell Beckham, who had a huge game and perhaps the greatest catch we’ve ever seen. Beckham twisted toward the sideline after shaking off pass interference from his defender and snatched the football with one hand, more specifically three fingers, for an incredible 43 yard touchdown. Forsett has thrived under Gary Kubiak’s system that has worked for many running backs over Kubiak’s career, and if the Ravens can correct their secondary issues, Forsett is part of what makes them a dangerous team if they are still playing in January.
Honorable mention: Odell Beckham, C.J. Anderson, Anquan Boldin, Delanie Walker, LeSean McCoy, Dez Bryant, A.J. Green
Defensive Player of the Week: Calais Campbell 6 tackles 3 sacks
Although it came in a losing effort, Calais Campbell was very active in Seattle’s backfield all day. He sacked Russell Wilson three times and was a big part in holding Marshawn Lynch under 40 rushing yards. He has been a huge part of the success of the Cardinals defense literally as he uses his 6’8 300 pound frame to knife his way into opponents backfields and to set the edge against the run. He usually goes unnoticed but the Cardinals wouldn’t be where there are without him helping to offset the loss of Darnell Dockett.
Honorable mention: Will Hill, Ryan Mundy, Jelani Jenkins, Micah Hyde, D’Qwell Jackson, Michael Griffin, Kemal Ishmael, Barry Church
Team Win of the Week: Oakland Raiders
If a team is 0-10 any win they get deserves to make them the team of the week. The most impressive thing about the win is they were still the undisciplined dreadful team that we have come to know over the past decade. From blowing a big lead to celebrating 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage with the game’s deciding play about to start, the Raiders found a way to overcome the Chiefs and themselves to get their first and perhaps only win of the season. Enjoy the win Oakland, see you at the top of next April’s draft.
Honorable mention: Buffalo Bills