Week 11: Studs & Duds
With the Packers in desperate need of a win, Grant delivered his best game of the season. Grant rushed for 145 yards and one touchdown (a 4-yarder in the second quarter) on 25 carries as the Packers cruised to a 37-3 victory over the rival Bears. It was Grant's second 100-yard game of the season.
Manning led Indianapolis on four straight scoring drives in the second half on Sunday, erasing two Houston leads and giving the Colts a much-needed 33-27 victory. Manning completed 30 of 46 passes for a season-high 320 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
The one-two punch of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart powered the Panthers to a 31-22 victory over the winless Lions. Stewart rushed for a career-high 130 yards and a 56-yard touchdown, while Williams added 120 yards and two more scores. Carolina set a team record with 264 yards rushing. It was the first time two of its backs rushed for over 100 yards in the same game.
Brandon Jacobs set the tone with a pair of first-quarter TDs as the Giants ran for 207 yards -- their third straight game with at least 200 yards rushing -- in a 30-10 victory over the Ravens. Jacobs finished with 73 yards on 11 carries and Ahmad Bradshaw had 96 yards on nine carries.
In a 19-13 victory over Minnesota, the Bucs sacked Vikings QB Gus Frerotte five times and thwarted Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's bid for a fifth consecutive 100-yard game. The Bucs have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in nine of 10 games this season.
What's the best receiving tandem in the league? The Cardinals' Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald made another strong case for themselves on Sunday. The dynamic duo combined for 23 receptions and 337 yards in Arizona's 26-20 victory over the Seahawks. Boldin had 13 catches for 186 yards; Fitzgerald had 10 for 151.
The Texans lost to the Colts, but Slaton did all he could to produce a different outcome. Slaton ran 14 times for 156 yards, a franchise record for a rookie and 2 yards shy of the team's single-game record, and scored on a 71-yard run, the longest in team history.
McNabb passed for 339 yards on Sunday, but his miscues loomed large in the Eagles' 13-13 tie with the Bengals. McNabb fumbled once and threw three interceptions in regulation, and nearly had another pass picked off in overtime, as the Eagles and Bengals played to the NFL's first tie in six years.
In his first game since Week 5 (back injury), Hasselbeck was unable to get Seattle's passing game back on track. Hasselbeck was intercepted three times, throwing for 170 yards, as the Seahawks fell the Cardinals 26-20.
The Ravens' D allowed one rushing TD in the first nine games of the season. It allowed two to Brandon Jacobs in the first quarter of Baltimore's 30-10 loss to the Giants. The Ravens, averaging 65.4 rushing yards allowed entering Week 9, were gashed by the Giants for 207 yards, including 96 by Ahmad Bradshaw.