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Sunday, November 18, 2012
Week 11: Texans' duo torches Jags

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STUDS

Johnson
Johnson

Schaub
Schaub

Matt Schaub/Andre Johnson

Quarterback/wide receiver, Houston Texans

Schaub and Johnson put up eye-popping numbers in an overtime thriller against Jacksonville. Schaub (527 passing yards, five TDs) and Johnson (14 catches, career-high 273 yards) connected on a 48-yard touchdown late in OT to give Houston a 43-37 victory. Schaub's 527 yards were the second most in NFL history. He completed a franchise-record 43 passes on 55 attempts.


Griffin
Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Quarterback, Washington Redskins

Griffin combined efficiency with a big-play flair against the Eagles' struggling defense. RG3 completed 14 of 15 passes for 200 yards and four touchdowns in the Redskins' 31-6 rout. Griffin, who also rushed for 84 yards, had TD passes of 6, 49, 61 and 17 yards.


Brady
Brady

Tom Brady

Quarterback, New England Patriots

Outdueled by Andrew Luck? Please. Brady proved he and the Patriots are a cut above the young Colts. The veteran QB completed 24 of 35 passes for 331 yards and three TDs in New England's 59-24 victory. Two of those scores went to TE Rob Gronkowski, who finished with seven catches for 137 yards.


Henne
Henne

Chad Henne

Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars

Unlikely star of the day? Look no further than Henne, who was outstanding in relief of injured Jaguars starter Blaine Gabbert. Henne passed for 354 yards and four TDs without an interception.


Blackmon
Blackmon

Justin Blackmon

Wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars

After struggling for most of 2012, Blackmon had a breakout game in Week 11. The rookie caught seven passes for 236 yards, including an 81-yard TD.


Bryant
Bryant

Dez Bryant

Wide receiver, Dallas Cowboys

Bryant notched his third 100-yard game of the season with 12 catches for a career-high 145 yards and one TD in the Cowboys' 23-20 overtime victory over Cleveland. Bryant's 28-yard TD grab with 6:46 remaining gave Dallas its first lead of the day, 17-13.


Martin
Martin

Doug Martin

Running back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Luck and RG3 get most the attention, but Martin refuses to fade from the Rookie of the Year picture. Martin rushed for 138 yards on 24 carries in the Buccaneers' 27-21 victory over Carolina. He's rushed for 592 yards in Tampa Bay's past four games.


Jets

The Jets' defense

The Jets forced three turnovers and held Sam Bradford to 170 yards passing in a 27-13 victory over the Rams. Muhammad Wilkerson's second-quarter strip sack turned the tide for New York. The play set up a Mark Sanchez-to-Chaz Schilens scorring strike, ending the team's five-quarter TD drought, and the Jets never trailed again.


DUDS

Foles
Foles

Nick Foles

Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles

Is Foles the Eagles' long-term answer at QB? The early returns aren't promising. Foles threw two interceptions and fumbled three times (the Eagles recovered all three) against Washington. He completed only 21 of 46 passes for 204 yards.


Ryan
Ryan

Matt Ryan

Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons

MVP candidate? Perhaps not anymore. Yes, the Falcons won (23-19 over the Cardinals), but Ryan's mistakes kept Arizona in the game. Ryan threw a career-high five interceptions, including three in the first quarter. Ryan had thrown only seven interceptions in the first nine games of the season.


Luck
Luck

Andrew Luck

Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts

Luck has been a quick study, but he's not immune to costly rookie mistakes. Luck threw a pair of pick-sixes (one retuned 68 yards by Aqib Talib; the other returned 87 yards by Alfonzo Dennard) in the Colts' loss at New England.


Chiefs

Chiefs at home

Home sweet home? Not for the Chiefs. A 28-6 loss to the Bengals dropped Kansas City to 0-5 at home this season. The Chiefs have been outscored by 68 points in those losses. Many fans wore black Sunday to express their displeasure.


Cardinals

The Cardinals' QBs

John Skelton and Ryan Lindley combined to complete only 11 passes for 70 yards against Atlanta. Skelton was benched early after he missed a wide-open Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone.