By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
By the 10th week of the NFL season, many teams have separated themselves in their respective divisions. Most divisions have a clear leader.
Some individuals are beginning to emerge as well.
Here are this week’s awards for Monday Morning Collector.
Veteran of the Week
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: For the second week in a row, Peterson got the nod. The running back is on pace to have a career year.
On Sunday, he ran for 171 yards and touchdown on 27 carries in a 34-24 win over the Detroit Lions. Peterson is leading the league this year in rushing yards with 1,128, averaging 112.8 yards a game. Peterson is on pace to break 1,800 yards, which hasn’t been done in three years and never by Peterson.
Rookie of the Week
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Wilson was efficient in a 28-7 win over the New York Jets. Wilson completed 12-of-19 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns – even though he was sacked four times. Wilson has led Seattle to a 6-4 record this season. He doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other rookie quarterbacks in his class, but people are starting to notice him.
Breakout Performance of the Week
Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers: Alexander had a career game in a 34-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He caught five passes for a career-high 134 yards, and added a touchdown. The undrafted free agent signed with the Chargers on Oct. 22.