NFL Week 6: 8 Biggest Winners and Losers
With Week 6 of the '11 NFL season coming to a close, it's time to look at my weekly installment of the biggest winners and losers from all the games.
It's not a surprise that All-Pro QB Aaron Rodgers made the list once again this week, but some others made the list for the first time.
Here are Week 6's biggest winners and losers.
Winner: Michael Turner
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Michael Turner had a huge game for Atlanta in Week 6.
The Pro Bowl RB picked up a season-high 139 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the Falcons' victory.
His second TD with under two minutes to go was the icing on the cake in his team's win over the Panthers.
Turner looked like his old self in Sunday's game, as he wore down Carolina's front seven as the game went on.
Winner: Aaron Rodgers
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It seems like this guy is a winner on my lists every week, and for good reason.
The former Cal star had another solid game for the Pack on Sunday.
He threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Green Bay to an undefeated 6-0 mark for the season.
Rogers appears to be heading toward another Pro Bowl appearance and possibly even another Super Bowl trophy for his team.
Winner: Ahmad Bradshaw
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Bradshaw had one of the most efficient performances out of any back in Week 6.
He also added two catches for 27 yards in the passing game as well.
The Giants really needed a big game from him today, and he came through in the clutch against a tough Buffalo squad.
Winner: Steelers' Defense
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The Steelers' defense showed why they are still one of the better units in the league on Sunday.
They limited the 1-5 Jaguars to just 209 total yards of offense, including an average of just 3.4 yards per play during the game.
The Pittsburgh D also managed to sack Jacksonville starting QB Blaine Gabbert five times on the day.
Without individual efforts from Lamarr Woodley and Brett Keisel, the Steelers might not have come out of this game with a victory.
Loser: The Rams Scoring Offense
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The Rams' offense didn't have a problem racking up yards against the Packers on Sunday.
However, they did seem to have a problem with scoring points.
The Green Bay D held the Sam Bradford-led Rams to just a field goal, even though they were able to rack up over 400 totals yards of offense in the contest.
It's hard enough to beat the Packers these days when you are actually scoring points, let alone putting up three points against them.
Loser: Rex Grossman
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The journeyman QB had a very forgetful performance during Week 6.
The Redskins quarterback threw four interceptions while completing only 41 percent of his passes in the game.
He also logged a horrific QB rating of 23.7 on the day.
To make matters worse, he was later benched in favor of backup QB John Beck.
Loser: Blaine Gabbert
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Gabbert was very ineffective against the Steelers' defense on Sunday.
He completed just 12 passes in 26 attempts for 109 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Of course, you can't blame the lack off pass offense completely on the rookie QB.
Jacksonville's receiving corps didn't do him many favors in dropping several passes, but at the end of the day, it's Gabbert's job to lead his team to victory and he failed to do so against Pittsburgh in Week 6.
Loser: Drew Brees
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You might wonder why Drew Brees is on this list.
It's true that Brees had a solid game if you look at his 383 passing yards that he accumulated on Sunday.
However, he also made three crucial mistakes against the Bucs' defense as well.
These three interceptions thrown by the former Purdue star ultimately makes him a loser this week because this was the difference in this game being a win and a loss for the Saints.