1). Tom Brady, New England Patriots- After this week Bardy is pulling away from everyone else. 25-38 406 yards and three touchdowns in a big win over the Baltimore Ravens. Plus, remember he is doing this without his best receiver.
2). Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons- Ryan is quietly putting up a great season. In Sunday’s win over the Rams, he was 18-28 237 yards and three touchdowns. I think the judgment is being withheld on Ryan until the postseason where he has struggled in the past.
3). Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions- Sunday was not one of his best games, he injured his hand during the game, and did not play well. But since he is one of the toughest QB’s in the NFL he still led the Lions from behind to beat an inspired Bears team.
4). Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers- Here comes Rodgers, he promised a few weeks ago they would win out and so far that is exactly what he has done.
5). Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins- Numbers were not off the charts 14-21, 234 yards, 2 TD’s and an interception. But as always in the fourth quarter, he was on point and led the Redskins to a huge win over the Eagles.
6). Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys- Prescott had his worst game of the season in Sunday night’s loss to the New York Giants. The two interceptions he threw were the biggest surprise as he got on the list because he didn’t make mistakes. He is a rookie, and we are late in the season, was this game a fluke or should the Cowboys be getting ready to go to Romo?
7). Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders- Carr’s pinky injury is affecting him more than he is letting on. It is evident in the way he played Thursday night in the Raiders loss to the Chiefs.
8). Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers- Ben did not play this week, but some week soon he will explode!
9). Eli Manning, New York Giants- Manning and the Giants seem to have the Cowboys number. Manning did not play well at all Sunday night, but do you want your team facing Eli Manning in the playoffs.
T10). Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs- Smith’s first time on this list. He has been consistent and tough all year and deserved to get a lot of credit for the Chiefs 10-3 record.
T10). Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Winston was not spectacular in the win over the Saints, but he did not hurt his team. Big Ben, Wilson, and Brees all had multiple interception games this past weekend.