Week 6: Greene day for Jets

Originally Published: October 14, 2012
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STUDS

Greene
Greene

Shonn Greene

Running back, New York Jets

Do the Jets finally have a running game? Time will tell, but Greene finally delivered the type of performance New York had been lacking. Greene rushed for a career-high 161 yards with three touchdowns in a 35-9 victory over Indianapolis. The Jets rushed for 253 yards overall, averaging 5.9 yards a carry. Joe McKnight's 61-yard run in the third quarter was the team's longest in three years.


Rodgers
Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback, Green Bay Packers

Is the Packers' passing game still a force? Um, that would be an emphatic yes. Rodgers tied a team record by throwing a career-high six TD passes in Green Bay's 42-24 rout of the previously unbeaten Texans. Jordy Nelson was Rodgers' main target, catching nine passes for 121 yards and three scores.


Wilson
Wilson

Russell Wilson

Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks

Outdueling Tom Brady isn't easy, but Wilson did just that on Sunday. Wilson capped a three-TD performance with a 46-yard scoring toss to Sidney Rice, giving Seattle a 24-23 victory over New England. Wilson completed 16 of 27 passes and was not intercepted.


Griffin
Griffin

Robert Griffin III

Quarterback, Washington Redskins

Griffin III passed for one TD and ran for two more, leading Washington to a 38-26 victory over the Vikings. With the Redskins nursing a five-point lead late in the fourth quarter, Griffin scored on a 76-yard run to ice the game. He finished with 138 yards on 13 carries.


Freeman
Freeman

Josh Freeman

Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Freeman shook off an early interception and torched the Chiefs' defense. Freeman threw for 328 yards and three TDs -- both season highs -- as the Buccaneers routed Kansas City 38-10. Two of Freeman's scoring strikes went to Vincent Jackson (4 catches, 66 yards).


Jones
Jones

Jacoby Jones

Wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens

Speed thrills. It's also a huge asset on special teams. Jones gave Baltimore a big lift against Dallas, returning a third-quarter kickoff 108 yards for a score -- which tied an NFL record. The Ravens held on for a 31-29 victory.


Abraham
Abraham

John Abraham

Defensive end, Atlanta Falcons

Even though the Falcons' defense made its share of mistakes Sunday, Abraham's performance is worthy of mention. Abraham sacked Raiders QB Carson Palmer three times and provided steady pressure throughout Atlanta's 23-20 victory. His strip of Palmer in the third quarter set up an Atlanta field goal, which tied the game at 13.


Johnson
Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Wide receiver, Detroit Lions

Despite being kept out of the end zone, Johnson (6 catches, 135 yards) figured prominently in the Lions' 26-23 overtime victory at Philadelphia. Johnson had several key grabs late, including a 17-yarder in OT that helped set up Jason Hanson's game-winning field goal.


Rolle
Rolle

Antrel Rolle

Safety, New York Giants

Rolle had two of the Giants' three interceptions of Alex Smith in a 26-3 victory over San Francisco. He also had a team-leading six tackles, including one for a loss.


Green
Green

A.J. Green

Wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals lost, but Green put on a show against the Browns. Green caught seven passes for 135 yards and two TDs, including a 57-yarder that kept Cincinnati within striking distance late in the fourth quarter.




DUDS

Luck
Luck

Andrew Luck

Quarterback, Indianapolis Colts

Luck suffered through what was probably his toughest day as a pro. The 2012 No. 1 pick threw two interceptions, lost a fumble, missed open receivers and was sacked four times by the Jets, whose pass rush was mostly a non-factor before Sunday.


Ryan
Ryan

Matt Ryan

Quarterback, Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons are 6-0, so why are we knocking Ryan? Because he easily had his worst game of the season. Viewed by many as the early MVP front-runner, Ryan threw three interceptions against the Raiders -- all in the first half -- enabling Oakland to stay in the game and nearly steal a victory.


49ers

The 49ers' offense

The 49ers had high hopes for their NFC title game rematch with the Giants, but they didn't get enough offense to exact revenge. Alex Smith was picked off three times, Frank Gore was held to 36 yards and David Akers missed two field goals.


Chiefs

The Chiefs

Who will Chiefs fans blame now? Having much-maligned QB Matt Cassel out of the lineup didn't improve the Chiefs' fortunes in Week 6. Kansas City, which has now lost three straight, failed to score an offensive touchdown and allowed 463 yards of offense to Tampa Bay.