There was plenty of excitement in this week's games. And always, there's top performances and top duds as well. Without further adieu, here are the Ballers and Wankstas of the week!
Ballers of the Week
QB Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys (20/33, 345 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs)
Tony Romo was getting blasted each and every single play vs San Francisco. In fact, the third play of the game, he was hit so hard by Carlos Rogers that he had a rib fractured and punctured a lung. We all thought that Romo was done for the day after that he didn't start the third quarter but he decided to give it one last go. And he proceeded to go 12/15 in the fourth quarter and lead his team to the victory in overtime. He answered the bell for his team.
WR Kenny Britt, Tennessee Titans (9 receptions, 135 yards, 1 TD)
Kenny Britt was tremendous against a Baltimore Raven defense that shut down Pittsburgh in Week 1. He just owned their DBs. Maybe this is the game that propels him to the next level of his career. Or maybe he just exposed a weakness for the Ravens. Only time will tell, but he sure handled his business on Sunday.
RB Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills (15 carries, 117 yards, 2 TDs)
Jackson was spectacular in a big-time comeback for the Bills against the Raiders. He, just like Ryan Fitzpatrick, is a guy that no one expected this from. But he is proving that with an opportunity, he can produce. He is a key cog in this explosive Bills offense.
Detroit Lions Offense
The Lions have started out like a house of fire. They went to 2-0 in style as they amassed 411 total yards(322 passing) and 23 first downs in their 48-3 dismantaling of Kansas City Sunday. There should be more of this to come if QB Matt Stafford can stay healthy.
Wankstas of The Week
QB Luke McCown, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/19, 59 yards, 0 TDs, 4 INTs)
The New York Jet defense made McCown cry tears of a clown. His performance was one of the most painful performances of the day. I actually double-taked when I looked at his stat line. If this keeps up, we may see Jack Del Rio handed the pink slip real soon.
RB Reggie Bush, Miami Dolphins (6 carries, 18 yards; 1 reception, 3 yards)
Miami is supposedly the perfect scenario for Bush. He gets to have the backfield to himself and live up to the billing he had coming out of college. Then he drops this game on us. He was so bad that Dolphins rookie RB Daniel Thomas came in and took his carries. Thomas also ran for 107 yards. Maybe its just time for us all to realize that Reggie is a high-priced third down back.
S Donte Whitner, San Francisco 49ers
Whitner is a safety. And for those who have played football, you know that the safety is the last line of defense. And the safety also plays the pass first. So, can someone explain to me why Whitner is flying up to the line of scrimmage to play the run in overtime vs. Dallas? Because he didn't do his job and got sucked up on the run, Dallas WR Jesse Holley gets behind him and essentially Whitner gave up the play to win the game. Whitner, if you want to play LB, then put on some weight and change positions. If you want to play safety, then do what you are supposed to do and play the pass first.
I got a special Wanksta of the Week award for all the Atlanta fans that cheered when Michael Vick was concussed Sunday night. That's not cool at all. As a fan, I never cheer for a player to get injured or cheer when a player gets injured. And if you're cheering when a player gets injured, then that's classless.
If anyone has someone they feel was a Baller or Wanksta this week, feel free to drop a comment.