Michael Vick soars to No. 1
In case you missed the complete domination that was the Monday night Michael Vick show, here's a quick refresher: 20 of 28 passes for 333 yards, six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing, with five in the first half) and zero interceptions. Not to mention his almost unfair fantasy football numbers. (If you played against him this week, you deserve a support group.) With such an earth-shattering performance, it was a no-brainer to hand the Eagles standout the top spot.
Joining Vick is a Filipino boxing legend (No. 2 Manny Pacquiao), a QB being examined for more than his on-field skills (No. 3 Cam Newton), a record-breaking NBA forward (No. 4 Kevin Love) and an emotionally driven Patriot (No. 5 Tom Brady).
Did the panel get it right this week? You be the judge and sound off below!
2010-11 Power Rankings: Week 30
|After Monday night's game, we're pretty sure a lot of NFL teams (and fantasy owners) regret not giving Vick a second chance. The Eagles QB set an NFL record with five TDs in the first half and outshone the man he used to back up, Donovan McNabb.|
|PacMan made Antonio Margarito a lifetime plastic surgery candidate despite being outweighed by 17 pounds in his pursuit of the junior middleweight title. "Wow, make that WOW!!" --Dana Jacobson|
|Allegations, allegations and more allegations were the story of Newton's life last week. Yet with his brilliant play Saturday, who would have known the Auburn QB was under any scrutiny? He threw for 148 yards and rushed for 151 more.|
|When you think of the Timberwolves, "record-breaking moments" usually isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Quite frankly, it's probably the last. Yet Love has made us reanalyze our preconceived biases (for now) with his incredible 31-point, 31-rebound show (the first 30-30 game in 28 years).|
|Stop talking about his hair and start talking about his game. Brady torched a tough Steelers D for 350 yards, including one rushing TD and 30-of-43 passing. You can yell all you want, dude.|
|Should we even be surprised when this guy sets another record? The Lakers' go-to guy became the youngest player to hit the 26,000-point mark. Ho-hum.|
|See ya later, alligators. The SEC East crown now belongs to South Carolina, and it has Lattimore to thank. The little engine that could rushed for 212 yards and three TDs against Florida on Saturday.|
|Move over, Ovi -- there's another Alexander mopping up in the nation's capital. In the last four games, Semin has posted four goals and four assists to go along with solid penalty kill minutes.|
|It's tough to pass on Rondo, especially when he's running defenders in circles and putting up 15, 16 and 17 assists per game. Yet with that 46 percent free throw mark, his stock takes a minor dip.|
|When you need a game-winning touchdown, White is your guy. The Falcons wide receiver continues to show why he has some of the most dangerous hands in the NFL.|
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