By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Editor’s note: Monday Morning Collector didn’t go out this week as I dealt with the storm and its aftermath in New York. However, I wanted to ensure collectors still had a chance to see what went on this weekend. Here’s an abbreviated version of MMC.
The one player everyone is talking about after Week 8 is Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin.
The rookie ran for 135 yards and a touchdown in a 36-17 win over Minnesota last Thursday. That would have been impressive enough on its own. However, Martin added 79 receiving yards and another touchdown on just three receptions.
That was Martin’s first game for more than 200 offensive yards, but since the Buccaneers’ bye week, Martin is averaging 155.7 offensive yards in three games.
Other offensive standouts this week include Adrian Peterson (127 rushing yards), Trent Richardson (122 rushing yards), Jason Witten (167 receiving yards) and Matt Stafford (352 passing yards, four touchdowns).