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Wide receiver, Philadelphia EaglesThe Eagles lost star playmaker DeSean Jackson (head injury) early in the second quarter. Maclin did plenty to fill the void. The second-year wideout caught seven passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia's 31-17 victory over the Falcons. Both of Maclin's TD catches (8 and 83 yards) came after Jackson exited.
Quarterback, Philadelphia EaglesWith Michael Vick sidelined, Kolb did his best to seize the Eagles' starting QB job. Kolb completed 23 of 29 passes for a season-high 326 yards and three TDs. Kolb now has three 300-yard passing games in only five career starts.
Running back, New Orleans SaintsIvory gave the Saints an unexpected lift against Tampa Bay. Filling in for injured RBs Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas, Ivory rushed for 158 yards on 15 carries in New Orleans' 31-17 victory. Ivory, a rookie undrafted free agent out of Division II Tiffin, had rushed for only 119 yards through the first five weeks. The Saints finished with a season-high 212 yards rushing.
Running back, San Francisco 49ersGore rushed for a season-high 149 yards on 25 carries, helping the 49ers beat Oakland 17-9 for their first victory of the season. It was a bounce-back performance of sorts for Gore, who was held to 52, 77 and 43 yards in his previous three outings.
Wide receiver, Houston TexansJohnson put the finishing touches on a furious Texans comeback (21 fourth-quarter points). Johnson caught an 11-yard TD pass from Matt Schaub with 28 seconds left, giving Houston a 35-31 victory over the Chiefs. Johnson finished with eight catches for 138 yards.
Linebacker, Miami DolphinsSpeaking of stellar defense, Wake wreaked havoc in Green Bay. The second-year linebacker had three of the Dolphins' five sacks on Aaron Rodgers, helping Miami win 23-20 in overtime. Wake's most critical sack came on a third down in overtime, forcing the Packers to punt deep in their own territory.
Wide receiver, Seattle SeahawksIt came about five years too late (especially for Lions fans), but Williams finally had a breakout game. The former No. 10 overall pick (2005) caught 10 passes for 123 yards in the Seahawks' 23-20 victory at Chicago. Williams' previous career high for catches was six.
Running back, Chicago BearsA week after rushing for a career-high 166 yards, Forte was bottled up by the Seahawks' defense. Forte mustered only 11 yards on eight carries in the Bears' 23-20 loss. It was the fourth time this season Forte was held to 29 rushing yards or fewer.
Quarterback, Oakland RaidersCampbell, playing for the banged-up Bruce Gradkowski, provided little relief for the Raiders. Campbell, who lost his job as the starter after only six quarters this season, was 8-of-21 for only 83 yards and two interceptions in Oakland's loss to the 49ers. His passer rating was 10.7.