Week seven of the NFL featured some close games and a few blow outs. The Colts were absolutely demolished, video game style, by the Saints in a 62-7 beat down. Nearly half way through the season, and the Colts, the Rams, and the Dolphins keep finding, maybe even inventing, ways to lose. The Dolphins were well on their way to their first win, but decided that Andrew Luck was more valuable to them than a win. They blew a 15 point lead in the last minutes of the fourth quarter and lost in overtime 18-15. The Texans look like the team to beat in the AFC south after the thrashing they gave to the Titans, destroying them 41-7. The Jets found a way to win at home against the Chargers, and the Falcons hand the Lions their second straight loss. Out of all the games this past week, four players really separated themselves from the rest, earning a nomination for our BadaSSitude player of the week award.
The first nomination goes to Drew Brees #9, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. Brees demolished and embarrassed the Colts defense by completing 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns. I thought this type of performance was only possible on the Xbox 360, but that wasn’t the case this past week. Brees had more touchdowns against the Colts than incomplete passes; think about that stat for a second. Brees continues to dominate, and I think it will be Packers V Saints in the NFC championship this year.
The second nomination goes to DeMarco Murray #29, running back for the Dallas Cowboys. Murray had a monster game against the Cardinals, rushing for an astounding 253 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown. That translates into a little over ten yards per carry, which is a first down every time he touched the ball. Look for the Cowboys to use Murray more in their running attack, and don’t be surprised if he takes over the starting job from Jones at some point this year. As a rookie, Murray is showing signs of developing into a top tier running back.
The third nomination goes to Arian Foster #23, running back for the Houston Texans. Foster had great game against the Titans, on the ground and through the air. He carried the ball 25 times, gaining 115 yards and two touchdowns. That is impressive alone, but Foster also caught five passes for 119 yards and one touchdown. He not only outperformed most of the other running backs this week, he also outperformed most of the other wide receivers as well. This is the second time Foster has been nominated for our award, and he will probably be nominated again. He is the center piece of the Texans offense, and is talented enough to lead the Texans deep into the playoffs.
The fourth nomination goes to Aaron Rodgers #12, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers led the Packers past the Vikings, winning 33-27. Rodgers completed 24 of 30 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns. Rodgers is the main reason the Packers are still undefeated nearly half way through the NFL season. No doubt, as long as Rodgers stays healthy, the Packers will be the #1 seed going into the playoffs, and will make another appearance in the Super Bowl. He may even lead the Packers to an undefeated season, since the only real challenge they have left is their next game against the Chargers.
So who do you think is the BadaSSitude Player of Week seven?
Who Was Your BadaSSitude Pro Football Player of Week 7?
- DeMarco Murray, #29, Running Back, Dallas Cowboys (31%, 11 Votes)
- Drew Brees, #9, Quarterback, New Orleans Saints (25%, 9 Votes)
- Aaron Rodgers, #12, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers (25%, 9 Votes)
- Arian Foster, #23, Running Back, Houston Texans (19%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 36