WEEK 6 REVIEW
What does it say when the Denver Broncos don’t play their best game and still put 35 points on the board? On the CBS Sports site Peyton Manning is listed as a cold player after throwing for nearly 300 yards and 2 touchdowns. Obviously he has set the bar high this year for Quarterbacks and even with what historically is a good performance game; he gets listed as a cold player for not living up to his performance standards set in Weeks 1-5. The Jacksonville Jaguars came into Week 6 with the largest ever point spread in the NFL as 26 point underdogs to the Denver Broncos. With the hype, there were rumblings that Peyton Manning would only play one quarter but the Jaguars meant business and the game was nearly tied at the half. The Broncos ended up winning the game 35-19 but showed some weaknesses not seen before this game having trouble with the Cover 2 defense from the Jaguars. However, the Jaguars did cover the biggest spread ever against the Broncos and showed they came to play. With the win, the Denver Broncos remain undefeated for the season at 6-0.
The most dramatic moment from Week 6 came when rookie Wide Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins pulled down a game winning pass from Tom Brady that was just past the fingertips of Jabari Greer with just 5 seconds left in the game pushing the New England Patriots past the New Orleans Saints and handing the Saints their first loss of the season. The Saints loss to the Patriots leaves the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs as the only remaining undefeated teams in the NFL this season.
WEEK 6 HIGHLIGHTS
- Jacksonville Jaguars cover the 26 point spread against the Denver Broncos.
- Arian Foster ran for 141 yards with 57 receiving yards.
- LeSean McCoy ran for 116 yards with another 55 receiving yards during the Philadelphia Eagles Week 6 Win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCoy now has 630 yards after the first 6 games, a new Eagles franchise record.
- Cam Newton passed for 242 yards with 3 passing Touchdowns and also posted 30 rushing yards and a rushing Touchdown.
- Knowshon Moreno ran for 3 Touchdowns in the Denver Broncos win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- DeSean Jackson caught 2 Touchdown passes.
- Justin Blackmon, in his second game back from suspension, had 190 receiving yards against the Broncos.
- Vincent Jackson posted 114 receiving yards and 2 Touchdowns.
- Marshawn Lynch ran for 77 yards and 2 Touchdowns and had another 78 receiving yards.
- Joseph Fauria caught 3 Touchdown passes.
- Andy Dalton threw for 337 yards and 3 Touchdowns.
- Wes Welker’s 2 Touchdowns in Week 6 leads the league in 2013 with 8 receiving Touchdowns followed closely by teammate Julius Thomas with 7 receiving Touchdowns for the year.
QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 6 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Tom Brady moved into the #18 slot for Career Passing Yards surpassing Vinny Testaverde. Brady is now 717 passing yards away from Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton. Tom Brady’s efforts in Week 6 move him into a tie with Fran Tarkenton at the #14 slot with 342 Career Passing Touchdowns.
- Ben Roethlisberger passed Steve McNair to take the #34 slot for Career Passing Yards. Roethlisberger’s Touchdown pass in Week 6 moved him past Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Bobby Layne and Norm Snead into a tie at the #32 slot with Ken Anderson at 197 Career Passing Touchdowns.
- Carson Palmer moved past Norm Snead to occupy the #36 slot behind Steve McNair. Palmer completed 2 Touchdown passes moving him past Ken Stabler into a tie at the #33 slot with Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Bobby Layne and Norm Snead.
- Philip Rivers edges closer to joining the Top 40 Career Passing Yards List and is 7 yards away from knocking Jon Kitna off the list. In addition, Rivers moved into a tie with Jim Everett at #29 with 203 Career Passing Touchdowns.
- Drew Brees threw 2 Touchdown passes moving him up to #6 with 336 Career Passing Touchdowns.
RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 6 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Willis McGahee moved past Herschel Walker into a tie at #37 with Ernest Byner at 8,261 Career Rushing Yards.
- Maurice Jones-Drew scored 1 rushing Touchdown moving past Hall of Fame Running Back Larry Csonka and Willis McGahee to the #26 slot tied with Thurman Thomas and Steven Davis with 65 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 6 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Larry Fitzgerald passed Stanley Morgan to assume the #31 slot behind Gary Clark for Career Receiving Yards with 10,818 yards. Fitzgerald scored 1 Touchdown which moved him past Reggie Wayne to the #14 slot tied with Art Powell at 81 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
- Anquan Boldin moved past Keyshawn Johnson into the #33 slot behind Stanley Morgan for with 10,586 Career Receiving Yards.
- Steve Smith caught 1 Touchdown in Week 6 moving him up to the #27 slot for Career Receiving Touchdowns and is tied with Gary Clark, Henry Ellard, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Charlie Joiner, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Bobby Mitchell, Sonny Randle, Sterling Sharpe and Santana Moss with 65 Career Receiving Touchdowns.