Week 13: Studs & Duds
Tatupu was Eagles QB A.J. Feeley's worst nightmare Sunday. The third-year linebacker picked off Feeley three times in Seattle's 28-24 victory in Philly. Tatupu's first two interceptions set up Seahawks touchdowns, and his third came in the closing seconds with the Eagles threatening to score.
Tomlinson's dominant performance helped the Chargers take command of the AFC West. He rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as San Diego improved to 7-5 by beating Kansas City, 24-10. Tomlinson, who has 111 career rushing TDs, surpassed Walter Payton for third on the all-time list.
Manning completed 20 of 29 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns in Indy's 28-25 victory over Jacksonville. Manning has 23 TD passes on the season, becoming only the third player in history to throw at least 20 scoring strikes in 10 straight seasons.
With Marvin Harrison out of the lineup, Wayne continues to prove he's a
No. 1-caliber wide receiver. Wayne had eight catches for 158 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown, in the Colts' win over the Jaguars.
Subbing for injured Jeff Garcia, McCown gave the division-leading Buccaneers a big lift. McCown completed 29 of 37 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in Tampa Bay's 27-23 victory over New Orleans.
Ward was the Steelers' main offensive weapon in a 24-10 victory over Cincinnati. Ward caught 11 passes for 90 yards and two touchdown passes. His second TD reception, the 64th of his career, marked a new Steelers record.
Feeley cost the Eagles greatly against the Seahawks, throwing four interceptions in Philly's 28-24 loss. His first two picks set up Seattle touchdowns; his last halted a potentially winning drive in the closing seconds.
Trying to ice Bills kicker Rian Lindell in the closing seconds, the Redskins' coach called consecutive timeouts, which isn't allowed. The resulting 15-yard penalty gave Lindell a 36-yard attempt instead of a 51-yarder. Lindell converted as the Bills escaped with a 17-16 victory.
In his first two starts, Beck showed the ability to take care of the football. That all changed Sunday. The rookie quarterback threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles as the Dolphins were blown out by the Jets, 40-13.
Not too long ago, the Lions were 6-2 and appeared to be a lock for the playoffs. Four straight losses later, they are on the playoff bubble and searching for answers. In Sunday's 42-10 loss to the Vikings, Detroit rushed for only 23 yards and allowed Minnesota to run for 216.