TEM’s Ballers and Wankstas Of The Week-Week 9

This week had a lot of close finishes and some teams that never even showed up. And like every week, there are some people, teams and units that stood out in a bad and a good way. Here are the Ballers and Wankstas for Week 9.

Ballers of the Week

Phillip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers ( 17/23, 295 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INTs)
In a game the Chargers had to have, Rivers stepped up and carried his team to the finish line. The incredible thing about his performances every week is he doesn't have his top receivers and he still takes what he has and makes them great. He should be mentioned in the MVP talk.

Peyton Hillis, RB, Cleveland Browns (29 carries, 184 yards, 2 TDs)
New England DT Vince Wilfork said it best after the game: "We knew Hillis was going to run the ball and we still couldn't stop him. That's a problem." Hillis was brilliant and he obliterated the Patriots defense. The trade that Denver Head Coach Josh McDaniels made for QB Brady Quinn is looking better and better everyday for the Browns.

Jacoby Ford, WR, Oakland Raiders ( 6 receptions, 148 yards, 0 TDs; 94 yard Kickoff return for TD)
The 2nd half in Oakland belonged to the rookie from Clemson. He single-handedly dominated the Chiefs defense and was the difference in the game.

Saints Defense
The Saints defense only allowed 195 yards total, had 4 sacks, recovered a fumble and returned an interception for a TD. The Panthers offense got thoroughly dominated and the Saints D looked like they did last year.

Wankstas of the Week

Seattle Seahawks Defense
The New York Giants put up 41 points and 487 yards of total offense on the Seahawks. The Giants went through their defense like greasy food through a pregnant woman. You got to be better than that Seattle.

Chad Ochocinco, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (1 reception, 15 yards, 0 TDs)
Chad not only didn't catch but one pass in the biggest game of the Bengals season, he began to complain and be a sideshow as well during the game. Ochocinco used to be able to routinely beat double-coverage, but now it seems like he runs his mouth better than he runs his routes to beat the coverage.

Brad Childress, Head Coach, Minnesota Vikings
Childress makes the list for his lame attempts at being a comedian. After the game, he attempted to poke fun at Brett Farve and say that he's not gonna go looking for a hug like Brett Farve. He said he was joking afterwards, but I don't think so. He and Farve have a rocky relationship, so I don't think a terrible attempt at a joke was the right way to go.

Le'Ron McClain, RB, Baltimore Ravens
McClain isn't on here because of his play. McClain had an incident with Miami LB Channing Crowder during yesterday's game. Crowder went right through the Raven offensive line to call a timeout yesterday. Apparently, QB Joe Flacco and RB Le'Ron McClain took exception to that because they got in a shouting match with Crowder. Then, McClain did the unthinkable. He spit in Crowder's face, prompting Crowder to lose his temper on the field and try unsuccessfully to get McClain. And if that wasn't bad enough, McClain then denied spitting on Crowder only to come back the next day and say he didn't intentionally mean to spit. I smell a liar and his name is Le'Ron McClain. There are certain things you never do and spitting on another man is one of those things. I lost any respect I had for McCLain now.

These are my Ballers and Wankstas of the week. If you feel anyone was left off, feel free to leave a comment.

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