Will Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Give credit where credit's due: Blackmon's turned into a defensive grinder on a horrible football team. He recorded two tackles, a sack, and forced a fumble as the Jags lost again, this time to Tennessee, 16-14.
Anthony Costanzo and Gosder Cherilus, Indianapolis Colts
The twin tackles for the ponies helped do what they do best last Thursday, and Indy raced out front of the Houston Texans before holding on for a 33-28 victory. Andrew Luck had 363 yards through the air, and the Colts offense amassed over 450 yards total.
Jo-Lonn Dunbar, St. Louis Rams
Amid rumors and stories the Rams are jetting St. Louis for a Los Angeles return, they still have games to play. Dunbar had five tackles, but San Francisco won on Monday night, 31-17.
Kasim Edebali, New Orleans Saints
On a bye week, we're pretty sure Edebali hung out, kicked his feet up, and enjoyed some awesome Bourbon St. gumbo. Either that or he was downing Hurricanes and Hand Grenades. Dan is hoping for the latter.
Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Colts
Hasselbeck hung out on the sidelines and watched Andrew Luck do what he does best.
Mark Herzlich and Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants
It was a bad week for Big Blue as New York got shut out, 27-0, by Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football. Both defenders saw extended time, with Kiwanuka earning the start and four tackles, while Herzlich was on the participation report.
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
13 more tackles (nine solo) for the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He currently leads the NFL with 74 tackles and is on pace to break the 200-tackle mark on the year. Carolina tied Cincinnati, 37-37.
Al Louis-Jean, Chicago Bears
Chicago activated ALJ off its practice squad, and the former Eagle saw time in the Bears' 27-13 victory over Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.
Kevin Pierre-Louis, Seattle Seahawks
KPL recovered a fumble on a punt during the defending Super Bowl champs' loss to Dallas, 30-23.
Ryan Quigley, New York Jets
Add seven more punts and 319 more yards to Quigley's totals for the year. He leads the NFL with over 1,600 punting yards and is fifth in punting average at 48.1. Against Denver, he had two punts land inside the 20, four fair catches, and a long of 60 yards.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Ryan added 271 yards to his total on the year, bringing him to 1,850, good enough for second best in the NFL. He went 19-for-37 with a touchdown and an interception, but Atlanta lost to Chicago as noted above.
Damik Scafe, San Diego Chargers
Scafe recorded a DNP in San Diego's win over Oakland.
Andre Williams, New York Giants
Williams recorded his first start, but any hope for a big day was quickly nullified when the Giants fell behind big and early. Williams did record one thunderous run where he positively trucked Malcolm Jennings. He ended with only 58 yards on 16 carries.