Week 16 brought some good play and some totally uninspired play as well. And, like usual, there were some great players and some not so great players in Week 16. Without further adieu, I present the Ballers and Wankstas of Week 16 in the NFL.
Ballers Of The Week
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers ( 25/37, 404 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs )
Rodgers seems to be hitting his stride at the right time. In one of the Packer's most important games of the season, their superstar showed his medal. The Giants ought to be ashamed of themselves. They knew Rodgers was going to pass the ball all game and still couldn't stop him. That's why I nicknamed him The Surgeon. He slices and dices defenses.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs ( 6 receptions, 153 yards, 1 TD )
Bowe is starting to live up to the hype that surrounded him when he was drafted by the Chiefs. He owned the Titans secondary. Bowe is a key to how far this team goes in the playoffs.
LaGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 18 carries, 164 yards, 0 TDs )
Blount has been one of the big success stories of this NFL season. He went from 1st or 2nd round pick his senior year in college, to free agent running back to starter and key cog in the Bucs offense. He has proven that he has staying power in this league. He ran all over the Seahawks.
New England Defense
New England held a once-explosive Buffalo Bills offense to 3 points while forcing them into 7 turnovers. Now that's a dominating performance.
Wankstas Of The Week
Troy Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers ( 7/19, 153 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT )
Troy Smith couldn't hit the broad side of a barn against the Rams Sunday. He eventually was replaced by the Alex Smith in the 3rd quarter. The two Smiths have been the main problem of the 49ers all season because neither has been consistent. The cellar is where they'll be if they don't get this mess of a QB situation solved.
Kelley Washington, WR, San Diego Chargers
I'm not going to list Washington's statistics on Sunday because those are the numbers he was apparently playing for Sunday. Down 21 late in the 4th quarter, Washington caught a TD pass and proceeded to celebrate in the endzone. What exactly was he celebrating? What he was happy about? I don't know. But what I do know is the Chargers were getting pounded by the lowly Bengals and there was absolutely nothing to celebrate about at all.
Philadelphia Offensive Line
This line must have mistaken prom night for the football game because they were escorting Minnesota right to QB Michael Vick. They allowed 6 sacks. If they perform like this again, Vick won't survive at QB for them.
NY Jets Defense
For a defense that's supposed to be so great to allow a mediocre offense to score 38 points on them is terrible. The Jets should maybe think about playing football instead of talking about football sometime. If there was a Super Bowl for talking, the Jets would win hands down. Unfortunately, that type of Super Bowl exists in one play: Fantasyland.
These are the Ballers and Wankstas of Week 16 in the NFL. Feel free to comment if you feel that someone or some team was omitted.