Week 11: Rodgers, Jennings bury Vikes

Originally Published: November 21, 2010
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STUDS

Rodgers
Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers' crisp passing helped the Packers complete a season sweep of Minnesota. Rodgers was 22-of-31 for 301 yards and a season-high four touchdowns (141.3 rating), leading Green Bay to a 31-3 road victory. After completing only three of his first nine passes, Rodgers connected on 19 of his final 22. He hasn't thrown an interception since Week 7.


Jennings
Jennings

Greg Jennings

Wide receiver, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers wasn't the only Packers offensive player who delivered a big-time performance in Week 11. Jennings was Rodgers' go-to guy versus Minnesota, catching seven passes for a season-high 152 yards and a career-high three TDs.


Holmes
Holmes

Santonio Holmes

Wide receiver, New York Jets

The best offseason pickup of 2010? You can make a strong case for Holmes, who helped the Jets win another nail-biter on Sunday. Holmes caught seven passes for 126 yards and two TDs, including the game winner (a 6-yarder from Mark Sanchez with 10 seconds left), as New York edged the Texans 30-27.


Bills

The Bills' offense

The Bills took advantage of Cincinnati's depleted secondary (see below) and scored an improbable victory. Ryan Fitzpatrick matched his career high with four TD passes to help Buffalo overcome a 28-7 deficit and win 49-21. Three of Fitzpatrick's scoring tosses went to Steve Johnson (8 catches, 137 yards). Fred Jackson (21 carries, 116 yards, 2 TDs) also had a big day for Buffalo, which gained 449 total yards.


Brees
Brees

Drew Brees

Quarterback, New Orleans Saints

Brees resembled his 2009 self against the Seahawks, throwing for a season-high 382 yards and four TDs in New Orleans' 34-19 victory. Brees spread the wealth, connecting at least twice with seven different receivers.


Jones-Drew
Jones-Drew

Maurice Jones-Drew

Running back, Jacksonville Jaguars

Instead of a Hail Mary, the Jaguars got a big boost from Jones-Drew in Week 11. Jones-Drew followed a 75-yard catch and run with a 1-yard touchdown dive, giving Jacksonville a 24-20 victory over the Browns. Jones-Drew, who finished with 132 rushing yards, also had three catches for 87 yards.


McCoy
McCoy

LeSean McCoy

Running back, Philadelphia Eagles

Even though he didn't get going until the fourth quarter, McCoy managed to make a huge impact in the Eagles' 27-17 victory over the Giants. With the Eagles trailing 17-16 with just over four minutes remaining, McCoy raced for a 50-yard TD to put Philadelphia on top for good. McCoy, who finished with 111 yards on 14 carries, also had a 40-yard run that put the Eagles in field goal range on their final possession.


McCann
McCann

Bryan McCann

Cornerback, Dallas Cowboys

McCann is making game-changing his specialty. A week after returning an interception 101 yards for a score against the Giants, McCann grabbed a batted-down punt and took it 97 yards for a go-ahead touchdown that sent Dallas to a 35-19 victory over Detroit.




DUDS

Seymour
Seymour

Richard Seymour

Defensive end, Oakland Raiders

In what was a rare marquee game for the Raiders, Seymour lost his cool. The veteran defensive end was ejected in the second quarter of Oakland's 35-3 loss to the Steelers after throwing an open-handed punch to the face of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. The incident came after Roethlisberger celebrated a 22-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders.


Raiders

The Raiders' offense

A force in recent weeks, the Raiders' offense came crashing down to earth in Pittsburgh. Oakland managed only 182 total yards in its first loss since Week 6. Quarterback Jason Campbell was pulled for Bruce Gradkowski late in the third quarter after going 7-of-19 for 70 yards and an interception. After three straight productive outings, RB Darren McFadden was held to a season-low 14 yards on 10 carries.


Manning
Manning

Eli Manning

Quarterback, N.Y. Giants

Manning went from hero to zero in the Giants' loss in Philadelphia. Manning threw a pair of TD passes to bring New York back from a 16-3 deficit, but he lost a fumble after running for a first down on fourth-and-6 with 2:51 left, and the Eagles recovered. Manning scrambled 16 yards and dove headfirst, but the ball came loose when he hit the ground untouched. Manning also threw three interceptions.


St. Pierre
St. Pierre

Brian St. Pierre

Quarterback, Carolina Panthers

Signed by the Panthers on Nov. 12, St. Pierre acquitted himself reasonably well against the Ravens' defense -- until late in the fourth quarter. St. Pierre threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns in an 11-second span, giving Baltimore breathing room in a 37-13 victory. St. Pierre finished 13-of-28 for 173 yards and one TD.


Bengals

The Bengals' defense

Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and safety Chris Crocker left with injuries late in the first half against the Bills. The Bengals' D was never the same after that. Cincinnati allowed 35 unanswered points in the team's biggest collapse since Nov. 12, 2006, when it led San Diego 28-7 at Paul Brown Stadium and lost 49-41.