Luke Kuechly - Carolina Panthers
After missing three straight games due to a concussion, Kuechly stepped back into the Panthers' lineup and immediately produced. He recorded 14 tackles in a 27-23 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. With the win, the Panthers remained one of the NFL's five undefeated teams at 5-0. With a slim lead (one in the loss column) over the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina hosts the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football this week.
Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons
Speaking of those Falcons, the formerly-undefeated Atlanta club lost its first of the year last week against division rival New Orleans. Ryan was stellar, going 30-44 for 295 yards and two touchdowns, but New Orleans was slightly better in a 31-21 victory. They'll look to get back to their winning ways next week when they play Tennessee on the road.
Kevin Pierre-Louis - Seattle Seahawks
While the 12's might've lost to the Panthers last week, KPL turned in an absolutely mesmerizing performance. He was an absolute beast, given the start and turning in 11 tackles in the loss to Carolina. Despite holding a 2-4 record and being tied for the division bucket with San Francisco, Seattle takes on those 49ers tonight with a chance to climb into second in the NFC West.
Anthony Castonzo - Indianapolis Colts
Even though the Colts lost to the New England Patriots on Sunday night, the offense enjoyed measures of success. With Castonzo starting at left tackle, the Colts rushed for 120 yards and scored 27 points, while the New England defense only managed three sacks against Andrew Luck. The Colts take on the Saints this weekend.
Kasim Edebali - New Orleans Saints
In a rare case of Eagle-on-Eagle crime, Edebali registered a sack of Matt Ryan during the Saints' victory over the Falcons. New Orleans won its second game of the season and heads to Indianapolis with a chance to keep climbing up the NFC South standings.against an AFC foe.
Ryan Quigley - New York Jets
The Jets offense was surprisingly efficient against Washington this past week, defeating their opponent 34-20. Quigley punted only once for 49 yards as New York dominated throughout the afternoon. Now 4-1, they will take on the hated Patriots on Sunday with a chance to tie the AFC East division race.
BJ Raji - Green Bay Packers
Raji missed last week's game against the San Diego Chargers due to a groin injury. With Green Bay on a bye, Raji could next return in Week 8 when his squad takes on Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Will Blackmon - Washington Redskins
Blackmon had a single tackle in Washington's 34-20 loss to New York. They'll take on Tampa Bay this week.
Mark Herzlich - New York Giants
The Giants were dominated by Philadelphia, 27-7, on Monday Night Football. Herzlich did get into the game and recorded a tackle for Big Blue, and the team will hope to regain its winning stroke on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Andre Williams - New York Giants
Williams is falling into a complementary role for the Giants, spelling Rashad Jennings for five carries, totaling six yards, on Monday.
Gosder Cherilus - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa was on a bye last week. This week they'll head to Washington.
The following Eagles did not play in their team's respective games on Sunday:
Andy Gallik - Tennessee Titans
Matt Hasselbeck - Indianapolis Colts
Ian Silberman - San Francisco 49ers