Week 5 is in the books and again it was a good week. There was winners, losers and drama and...well not much else actually. So let's give out the weekend warriors awards for good and for bad.
Best Team of the Week
It's about time the Denver Broncos got some love. This game was about Peyton Manning's special day to reach the milestone of 500 touchdown passes in his career. He achieved it in an emphatic way, as the Denver Broncos beat up the Arizona Cardinals, 41- 20. Make no mistake, this was a team effort and that's why the Broncos are the team of the week. Not only because it was against a good Arizona Cardinals team who might be banged up, but were still undefeated up until facing the Broncos.
Worst Team of the Week
Let me paint a picture for the readers at home. The Cincinnati Bengals are 3-0. The offence has looked great and the defense looks even better.
Their next game is on Sunday Night in New England to play the same Patriots, who just week ago, got destroyed by Kansas City. Everyone is curious about Brady getting old because he hasn't looked 'Elite".
Thus this all equates to a statement game for the Bengals to assert their dominance on the Patriots and claim their place as AFC's best. But what do the Bengals do?
These guys go out and embarrass themselves, losing 43-17, to a good but wounded New England Patriots squad. This shows that the Bengals still don't know how to win big games. This should be enough evidence for why this Cincinnati Bengals team are the worst team of the week.
Best Player of the Week
I have to give Peyton Manning credit. Throwing 479 yards and 4 passing touchdowns is something you see in Madden or NCAA not in the NFL. Another great game in the career of Peyton Manning.
Worst player of the Week
Boy Geno Smith was bad last Sunday against the chargers, like, really bad. I'll put it to you like this, in about 3 quarters of work before being subbed, Geno only had 27 yards passing with an interception and then Michael Vick at 34 years old had 47 yards passing in one quarter. I won't dwell on the topic, just know that Geno was not good yesterday.
Game of the Week
I am slowly becoming a fan of Brian Hoyer. He is performing very exceptional and Sunday was no exception. The Cleveland Browns where down 28-3 and Hoyer led the Browns to a comeback 29-28 win, which was Fun to watch (I know the Browns are fun to watch) and I'm not saying Brian Hoyer is the second coming of Joe Montana but he's won the starting job for sure in my eyes, unless something unfortunate happens of course.
Surprise of the Week
This is more like the shame of the Week but still surprising. Anyone else notice that the Arizona Cardinals have no quarterback left or that their amazing secondary is depleted due to injury. It is surprising how a team can be plagued by injuries and it is a shame if they cannot recover because this Cardinals team was talented.
Get ready because week six is coming and that's when you will separate the contenders and pretenders for sure.