by Matt Bowen
October 10, 02011
Let’s take a look around the league and hand out the Week 5 NFL games balls. Five players that stood out from my perspective on Sunday.
ICONRodgers threw for 396-yards behind a beat up O-Line in the win over Atlanta.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers: Rodgers is playing at an MVP level for the 5-0 Packers. The QB threw for 396-yards and 2 TDs (spreading the ball around to 12 different receivers) behind a beat up O-Line. He doesn’t miss often and there isn’t a defensive scheme he can’t exploit right now.
Fred Jackson, Bills: All Jackson does is produce for the Bills in that offensive scheme. Runs for 111-yards and a TD plus catches six passes for 85-yards as the Bills move to 4-1 with a 31-24 win over Michael Vick and the Eagles. And after five weeks of the season, Jackson looks like one of the most complete football players in the league.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers: The Steelers needed a win on Sunday and Roethlisberger responded with 5 TD passes as Pittsburgh puts 38 points up on the Titans. That’s big production from the QB position when the club has to get back on track.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings: When Peterson gets his pad level down and square to the line of scrimmage inside of the red zone, you don’t stand a chance as DB. A.P. ran through rookie CB Patrick Peterson twice and racked up three total TDs and 122-yards as the Vikings get their first win of the season.
Ben Jarvis Green-Ellis, Patriots: Smart game plan from the Patriots to bring some balance to the offensive call sheet, and Green-Ellis responded with 136 yards and 2 TDs in the 30-21 win over Rex Ryan’s Jets. New England pushed around this defense up front, created running lanes and wore down New York’s front seven in the AFC East win.
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