The hardest thing about choosing the top players each week is deciding a player from all the great performances throughout the week. What makes or breaks a decision is how the player contributed to the team’s win on that day. Here are your Week 3 IMPACT players from across the league…
Here is a player that has continued to impress audiences for three weeks now, but enough is enough so he has to be recognized. Since Week 1, Tom Brady has been playing as if he has something to prove and I must say he has gotten his point across. This week Brady completed a milestone that has only been achieved by four other players.
In his last game against Jacksonville, Brady completed 33 of his 42 passes for 358 yards reaching a quarterback rating of 118.1, scoring on every offensive possession. His accomplishments do not end there, Sunday he claimed his spot amongst Dan Marino, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning as quarterbacks with 400 career passing touchdowns. Brady’s foot was on the gas and it never let up until the clock ran out, taking his team to 3-0 after a 51-17 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The New England Patriots have time to rest up with coming bye week, after which they will take the field against the Dallas Cowboys. Bye weeks can either help or hinder a team, but with Patriot’s track record look for them to take the field without skipping a beat.
Monday marked the 1,030 days since Aaron Rodgers was last picked off at home and he remained perfect against the Kansas City Chiefs. Like Brady, Rodgers has been putting up significant stats since week one, but this isn’t a new thing for either player. So making this list that means that they have done something unprecedented.
Rodgers had a field day on Monday with his 24 completions on 35 attempts that racked up 333 yards and five touchdowns. Move over Brett Favre, Rodgers claims the Packer’s record of most five-touchdown games, with four games under his belt. After the game, the Packer’s signal caller was regarded as the Michael Jordan of the NFL by a teammate, but Rodgers didn’t feel the same.
In the next game against the San Francisco 49ers, Rodgers will have another chance to resemble Jordan, against a defense that’s allowed 90 points in their last two games. Rodgers will still have to overcome a 49ers team which has defeated him four out of the last five meetings, with the last Packer victory coming in 2010.