Week 10: Flacco returns to form
Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens
Average Joe? Not this week. After a very ordinary four-game stretch, Flacco and the Ravens' offense broke out against the Raiders. Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-20 demolition of Oakland. He also had a 1-yard TD sneak as the Ravens scored on six of their first seven possessions.
Running back, Minnesota Vikings
Another week, another big game for Peterson. After totaling 51 rushing yards through three quarters, Peterson's big fourth quarter (120 yards, including a game-clinching 61-yard score) helped the Vikings pull away for a 34-24 victory over Detroit. Peterson has rushed for a stunning 629 yards in his past four games.
Wide receiver, Detroit Lions
Johnson (knee) isn't 100 percent, but he still managed to put up gaudy numbers against the Vikings. Johnson had 207 yards on 12 catches -- both season highs -- including a late touchdown.
Quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals' four-game losing streak is history -- thanks largely to Dalton, who outdueled Eli Manning in a 31-13 rout of the Giants. Dalton threw a career-high four TD passes, each to a different receiver, and completed 21 of 30 passes.
Tight end, New Orleans Saints
The Saints are still alive, and Graham continues to be an integral part of their resurgence. Graham caught seven passes for a career-high 146 yards and a pair of TDs in New Orleans' 31-27 victory over previously unbeaten Atlanta.
Linebacker, Denver Broncos
Miller was a force in Denver's 36-14 victory at Carolina. With the Broncos playing without DE Elvis Dumervil (right shoulder injury) for most of the game, Miller picked up the slack by constantly harassing Panthers QB Cam Newton, who was sacked seven times. Miller recorded a sack, had four tackles for a loss and pressured Newton into an interception that Tony Carter returned 40 yards for a score.
Running back, Tennessee Titans
Can't run on the Dolphins? Johnson proved otherwise in a 37-3 Titans victory. Johnson rushed for 126 yards and a score Sunday, becoming the first rusher to gain 100 yards against Miami in the past 23 games. He reached the milestone late in the third quarter.
Running back, Seattle Seahawks
Lynch's strong season continued in Week 10. He rushed for 124 yards and a TD on 27 carries in a 28-7 victory over the Jets. It was his fourth straight 100-yard game.
Quarterback, N.Y. Giants
Manning and the Giants' offense are in a full-blown slump heading into their bye week. Manning was picked off twice and lost a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Both of his picks set up Cincinnati touchdowns. Manning, an MVP candidate early in the season, hasn't thrown a TD pass since Week 7.
Quarterback, Chicago Bears
Steady rain and a suffocating Texans D contributed to Cutler's worst game of the season. Cutler completed only seven of 14 passes for 40 yards and two interceptions before leaving Chicago's 13-6 loss with a concussion.
Quarterback, N.Y. Jets
Things weren't any better for the other starting QB in New York. Sanchez completed only nine of 22 passes for 124 yards in the Jets' loss. He was intercepted once and also lost a fumble.
Playoff contender? Maybe not. Playing against a Titans defense that was torched in Week 9, Miami turned in one of its worst performances of the season. Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill was intercepted three times. Running back Reggie Bush, who was benched early, had only 29 yards rushing and receiving combined and lost a fumble.
The Raiders' D was a no-show for the second straight week. Oakland has yielded at least 40 points in two straight games for the first time since 1962. The 55 points allowed to the Ravens tied an Oakland record for points allowed, set in 1961 and matched in 1981.
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