Matt Cassel (QB, New England) isn’t getting sacked as much, and that means he can get his job done. He’s doing so well, some are considering him as the Pat’s MVP. On Sunday he threw 23-of-34 for 234 yards. On the ground, he picked up 22 yards on 9 carries, as well as a touchdown. He fumbled once. New England rolled past the Bills, 20-10.
LenDale White (RB, Tennessee) led the Titans with 14 rushing yards. That wasn’t too impressive, but his touchdown was his 11th of the season. He also made a six yard catch. Tennessee excaped Chicago, 21-14, to remain undefeated.
Mike Patterson (DT, Philadelphia) only had one tackle, but grabbed his first career interception (complete with a 21 yard return) and recovered a fumble in a 36-31 loss to the NY Giants.
Justin Fargas (RB, Oakland) is doing the best under the circumstances, gaining 89 yards on 22 carries and 9 on a reception. He also had a fumble in the Raiders’ 17-6 loss to Carolina.
Lofa Tatupu (LB, Seattle) made 9 tackles in a 21-19 loss to Miami.
Billy Miller (TE, New Orleans) nabbed 5 receptions for 65 yards in a 34-20 loss to Atlanta.
Reggie Bush (RB, Saints) is expected back from knee surgery for next week’s game against Kansas City.
Willie McGinest (LB, Cleveland) made 7 tackles, one behind the line of scrimmage, in a 34-30 loss to Denver.
Sedrick Ellis (DT, New Orleans) made 5 tackles in the loss to Atlanta. He also got a nice writeup in the Times-Picayune.
Troy Polamalu (S, Pittsburgh) had 4 tackles in a 24-20 loss to Indianapolis.
Steve Smith (WR, NY Giants) caught a 12 yard reception in the win over Philly.
Terrell Thomas (LB, NY Giants) had 3 tackles in the victory over the Eagles.
Keary Colbert (WR, Seattle) made an 11 yard reception in the loss to Miami.
Lawrence Jackson (DE, Seattle) had one tackle in the loss to Miami.
Brian Kelly (CB, Detroit) made on tackle in a 38-14 loss to Jacksonville.
Also played: Thomas Williams (LB, Jacksonville)
— Adam Rose
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