Week 7: Roddy White lifts Falcons

Originally Published: October 24, 2010
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STUDS

White
White

Roddy White

Wide receiver, Atlanta Falcons

White talked a lot of trash this week. Then he went out and backed it up. White caught 11 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons outlasted Cincinnati 39-32. White put the Falcons ahead to stay with his second touchdown, an 11-yarder early in the fourth. He then made a leaping catch on the two-point conversion to make it 32-25.


Britt
Britt

Kenny Britt

Wide receiver, Tennessee Titans

Two days after being involved in a bar fight, Britt turned in the best game of his young career. Britt caught touchdown passes of 26, 80 and 16 yards and finished with seven receptions for 225 yards in the Titans' 37-19 victory over Philadelphia. Britt became just the third player with 225 yards and three touchdowns in a game since 2000. He did all this despite not seeing action until the second quarter -- his punishment for his role in the fight.


Hall
Hall

DeAngelo Hall

Cornerback, Washington Redskins

In a sloppy, disjointed game, Hall emerged as a star. The Redskins cornerback picked off Jay Cutler four times, tying an NFL record held by 18 others, propelling Washington to a 17-14 victory over the Bears. Hall's one-handed pick and subsequent 92-yard return for a score put the Skins ahead for good late in the third quarter.


Reed
Reed

Ed Reed

Safety, Baltimore Ravens

Reed, who spent the previous six weeks recovering from offseason hip surgery, immediately made his presence felt for the Ravens. The veteran safety forced a fumble on Buffalo's first possession, then intercepted two passes in the second half as Baltimore beat the Bills 37-34 in overtime.


Bowens
Bowens

David Bowens

Linebacker, Cleveland Browns

Bowens was another of the day's defensive standouts. Bowens picked off Drew Brees twice, returning both interceptions for TDs, helping the Browns stun New Orleans 30-17. Bowens' first interception return, a 30-yarder, gave Cleveland a 20-3 lead shortly before halftime. He added a 64-yard pick-six in the fourth quarter.


McFadden
McFadden

Darren McFadden

Running back, Oakland Raiders

The Raiders made quick work of Denver, and McFadden led the onslaught. Showing no ill effects from a recent hamstring injury, McFadden rushed for a career-high 165 yards and three touchdowns, and also scored on a 19-yard reception, as the Raiders rolled to a 59-14 victory.


Chiefs

The Chiefs' running game

The Chiefs entered Week 7 with the league's top rushing attack. They did plenty to maintain that status against Jacksonville. Led by the tandem of Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles, who combined for 196 yards, the Chiefs ran for 236 yards and three TDs while overcoming several penalties in a 42-20 victory over Jacksonville.




DUDS

Cutler
Cutler

Jay Cutler

Quarterback, Chicago Bears

It was a day straight out of 2009 for Cutler, who committed five turnovers (four INTs, one fumble) in Chicago's loss to the Redskins. Cutler, who was also sacked four times, didn't lead the Bears to a first down until late in the third quarter.


Brees
Brees

Drew Brees

Quarterback, New Orleans Saints

Brees put up big yardage (356) against Cleveland, but his mistakes derailed the Saints. Brees threw four interceptions, including two that were returned for scores (see above), as the Saints fell to 4-3. Brees, who was intercepted 11 times last season, has thrown 10 already. It was the first time Brees had four interceptions in a game since September 2007.


Carr
Carr

David Carr

Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers

Carr provided little relief for starter Alex Smith, who left in the third quarter of San Francisco's 23-20 loss to Carolina with a separated left shoulder. With just over a minute left and the game tied at 20, Carr threw into double coverage and was intercepted by Richard Marshall. The turnover allowed Carolina to drive for John Kasay's game-winning field goal. Carr finished 5-of-13 for 67 yards.


Broncos

The Broncos' defense

When the dust settles on the Broncos' embarrassing loss to Oakland, a lot of the blame will fall on the defense. Denver allowed 508 total yards, including 328 on the ground, and 29 first downs in an overall dreadful performance. The Broncos allowed this many points only one other time, in the 1963 season opener, which they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 59-7.