Week 6: Sunday Studs

Steve Smith caught eight passes for 189 yards. Was that enough to make him the Sunday Stud?

Updated: October 16, 2006, 9:26 AM ET
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On this week's Stud list, there's a heavy Carolina influence, a running back who made a giant contribution, a quarterback who has taken plenty of heat and a kicker with a monster leg.

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 Barber
Tiki Barber

The Giants' offense did what it does best: get the ball to Barber. The veteran back had 185 yards rushing on 26 carries and three receptions for 42 yards in a big road win over Atlanta.

 Brown
Josh Brown

The Seattle kicker stole a page from the book of Adam Vinatieri, kicking a 54-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Rams in St. Louis, 30-28. Brown booted two 49-yarders earlier in the fourth quarter.

 Delhomme
Jake Delhomme

The Carolina quarterback made the Ravens' second-ranked defense (third-ranked against pass) look ordinary, throwing for 365 yards and two TDs and completing 24 of 39 passes. And where would Delhomme be without ...

 Smith
... Steve Smith

The Panthers' wideout seems fully recovered from those early season hamstring woes. Smith burned Baltimore for 189 yards receiving, including a 72-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter. The Panthers are now 4-0 with Smith in the lineup.

 Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger

After three mediocre efforts, Roethlisberger was almost perfect (16-for-19, 238 yards, 2 TDs) as the Steelers crunched Kansas City to stay within range of Cincinnati and Baltimore in the AFC North.