By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Do I have to say anything more?
He’s been the best player in the NFL so far this early season, perhaps staking claim to the MVP he lost out on last year. Through the first three games, Manning has 12 touchdowns passes.
In Monday night’s 37-21 win over the Oakland Raiders, Peyton Manning completed 32-of-37 throw for 374 yards and three touchdowns. Manning is one of the week’s Veterans of the Week in Monday Morning Collector (by the way, I know it’s Tuesday)
Veterans of the Week
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
The third-year player had the type of game the Cowboys have hoped for a while. He ran for 175 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in Dallas’ 31-7 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Rookies of the Week
Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets
Smith didn’t have a great game, but it was good. He completed 16-of-29 passes for 331 yard, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also got the win over the Buffalo Bills.
Key cards (non NFL-license cards)
2013 SAGE HIT Artistry Autographs #AA23 Geno Smith
2013 Press Pass Autographs #GS Geno Smith SP
2013 Upper Deck Rookie Autographs #91 Geno Smith C
Johnathan Franklin, RB, Green Bay Packers
The first game Franklin got his number called, and he ran for 103 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Breakout Stars of the Week
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets
The Jets running back complemented New York passing game with 149 yards on 27 carries.
Justin Houston, LB, Kansas City Chief
The third-year players has racked 7.5sacks in three games, including 4.5 and seven tackles in a 26-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.