Week 6 awards
With week 6 almost in the books, I decided to hand out my weekly awards. The award categories for this week are the following: Game of the week, Rookie of the week, MVP, LVP and Post-Game handshake of the week. I will also be announcing the plays of the week. So here are the awards.
Game of the week: San Francisco 49ers 25 Detroit Lions 19
This game had it all. A meeting between two potential playoff teams ended with the 49ers just edging the victory to stay in first place in the NFC West. Running Back Frank Gore led the 49ers on Offense with 141 yards rushing and a Touchdown. A David Akers Field Goal sealed the victory for the 49ers with 14 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter. Both teams are now 5-1 and both can be confident about their playoff chances for the rest of the season. The Lions will look to bounce back next week against the 3-3 Atlanta Falcons whilst the 49ers will have a bye in week 7. But this only tells half the story, more on this game too come.
MVP (Most Valuable Player) : Philadelphia Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman
This week’s MVP is Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman who had 7 tackles and 3 interceptions in the Eagles win over the Washington Redskins. The second year safety out of Ohio State becomes the first Eagles player to have 3 interceptions in a game since 1966. Coleman will look to continue this fine form as the 2-4 Eagles try to get their season back on track.
LVP (Least Valuable Player) : Washington Redskins Quarterback Rex Grossman
Things looked to be going well for Grossman going into week 6 against the Eagles. He was a starting Quarterback in the NFL again and he had led his Redskins to a 3-1 record. Then he goes and throws 4 interceptions against the Eagles and now his starting job is under threat. Grossman seems to be unable to shake his “good Rex bad Rex” tag having already thrown 9 interceptions this season.
Rookie of the week: Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton
The second round draft pick out of TCU had a solid game against the Indianapolis Colts, as he threw for 264 yards and a Touchdown on route to a Bengals victory. The future looks bright for the Bengals under Dalton with the team 4-2 and challenging for first place in the AFC North. The Bengals will hope that Dalton and fellow Rookie A.J. Green can continue their fast start throughout the season. The Bengals will have a bye in week 7.
Post-Game handshake of the week: Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh
A Post-Game handshake between both coaches led to chaos in Detroit. After 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh had run on the field celebrating what appeared to be a Super-Bowl victory, words were exchanged between the two Head Coaches. When Jim Schwartz took offence to Harbaugh’s conduct, he persisted to chase Harbaugh down field until he was held back by Lions players and officials. While both Coaches may be criticised for their handling of the incident, it’s clear we haven’t heard the last of this Post-Game handshake and I won’t be surprised to see the NFL step in and take action. Here’s a link to see what happened http://www.nfl.com/videos/detroit-lions/09000d5d8232d71b/Hard-feelings-for-Harbaugh-Schwartz
Plays of the week
5- Fred Jackson 80 yard run for a Touchdown http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d823284f9/Jackson-80-yard-TD-run
4- Devin Hester 98 yard Kick Return for a Touchdown http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d823311fd/Hester-does-it-again
3- Shane Lechler 35 yard Fake Field Goal Pass for a Touchdown http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-cant-miss-plays/09000d5d8232d7c1/WK-6-Can-t-miss-play-fake-field-goal-TD
2- Jacoby Ford 101 yard Kick Return for a Touchdown http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-cant-miss-plays/09000d5d8232be45/WK-6-Can-t-miss-play-Ford-hits-fifth-gear
1- Jordy Nelson 93 yard catch for a Touchdown http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-cant-miss-plays/09000d5d82328c52/WK-6-Can-t-Miss-Play-Nelson-off-to-the-races
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