MVP: Roddy White, WR, Atlanta
Roddy is on fire right now. In only 3 games in the 2nd quarter (bye during week 8 ), he still managed 385 yards and 3 TDs as Matt Ryan’s go-to receiver. That’s an average of over 128 yards per game. He’s been an absolute force for the Falcons and a serious reason as to why they’re tied for first in the NFC South. His “worst” game this season so far has been 69 yards and a TD.
OPOY: Phillip Rivers, QB, San Diego
The San Diego Chargers have been a bit of a disappointment, but Rivers has been a gunslinger the past 4 weeks. He’s been averaging 330 yards per game and has thrown a total of 6 TDs and 3 INTs. The scary thing is he’s done this all season long without his pro bowl receiver Vincent Jackson, and with both Malcolm Floyd Antonio Gates being both banged up. As long as Rivers is healthy, San Diego is in every game.
DPOY: DeAngelo Hall, CB, Washington
Wow, he went on a tear the last 4 games. He’s had 5 interceptions the past 2 games, 4 against Jay Cutler in week 7 tying the NFL record, including a nasty 1 handed interception for a 93 yard TD. To put it into perspective, Hall’s 5 interceptions in 2 weeks would tie him for most in the NFL all season long and would put him tied for 12 most all of 2009.
Surprise Player: Josh Freeman, QB, Tampa Bay
Freeman has definitely flown under the radar this season, but he’s had a really good season thus far. Tampa Bay has finally given Freeman the reigns to the offense as he’s proven himself, averaging close to 250 yards a game. More importantly, he’s had 4 TDs in the past 4 weeks with only 1 turnover. He had a rocky rookie season, but he’s really proving himself and a big reason why Tampa Bay is tied for 1st in the NFC South.
ROY: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detriot
Manbeast, that’s all I have to say. There is no way Suh is a rookie; he plays with the mean streak of Ray Lewis and has made some serious plays. Suh is tied for 8th in the NFL in sacks as a defensive tackle, 3.5 coming in the past 3 games as well as an interception for a TD and a fumble recovery for a TD. It’s no wonder that Detroit has won 2 of its last 3 games.
Biggest Bust: The Dallas Cowboys
Although some players have disappointed so far at this point, the Dallas Cowboys have ventured past the breaking point. After a nice win over Houston, they have completely fallen off and lost their last 4 games. This team is in complete disarray after being an early Super Bowl favorite. They are tied for the second worst record in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, and have abandoned all hope this season (as have their fans).