Week 6 has made history, this is the first time in the NFL that five teams have remained undefeated through week 6 since the merger in 1970. Those five teams are Cincinnati, New England, Denver, Carolina, and Green Bay. The level of competiveness coming from the players on these five teams is indisputable, but these player are not the only ones putting on impressive performances.
This player has finally rose to the spotlight, after his play in the first six games, DeAndre Hopkins is on track to have a record setting season. He is surprising many people in each game he has played in so far, he’s coming up the ranks after the Houston Texans released Andre Johnson.
Hopkins caught 10 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns, which indeed assisted in his team’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. These stats adds to Hopkin’s season total of 52 catches for 726 yards and five touchdowns, placing him with the top wide outs in the league. This is from a player that has been in the league for three years prior and never has reached a Pro Bowl, but now he has definitely put his bid in for this year’s.
Let’s slow down and take it one game at a time, the next challenge that is in the way of Hopkins and his record setting season is Miami. The Dolphins defense is giving up 238 passing yards a game, which isn’t too significant compared to other teams that the Texans have faced. So keep an eye out for Hopkins to continue racking up impressive stats, and making a name for himself.
After a terrible game you will see two types of players, either an improved player or one on a downward spiral. After masking a 33.2 quarterback rating last week, Matthew Stafford put his team on his back and led them to their first win of the season. This season is not going how the Detroit Lion’s fans would have hoped, but after this overtime victory they have something to feel a bit better about.
Against the Chicago Bears defense on Sunday, Stafford completed 27 passes on 42 attempts for 405 yards and four touchdowns. Every touchdown coming from the Lions was thrown by Stafford. This spectacular game comes after he was benched in the middle of their game last week against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Lions are hoping to carry over their emotions from their overtime victory, to Sunday when they face the Minnesota Vikings. If Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi follows the same game plan, and airs the ball out against the Vikings this could yet be another impactful game for Stafford.