Week 3: Monday Morning Collector


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.

Key cards
2011 Playoff National Treasures #331 DeMarco Murray JSY AU RC
2011 Panini Playbook #113 DeMarco Murray JSY AU/99 RC
2011 Topps Five Star #172 DeMarco Murray JSY AU/130 RC

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.

Key cards
2013 Topps Inception #136 Johnathan Franklin AU RC
2013 Score Rookie Signatures #377 Johnathan Franklin
2013 Upper Deck 1995 SP Inserts Autographs #95SP77 Johnathan Franklin PP C

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.

Key cards
2011 Playoff National Treasures #321 Bilal Powell JSY AU RC
2011 Panini Playbook #105 Bilal Powell JSY AU/99 RC
2011 Topps Rookie Premiere Autographs #RPBP Bilal Powell

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.

Key cards
2011 Playoff National Treasures #254 Justin Houston AU RC
2011 Playoff Contenders #147 Justin Houston AU RC
2011 Timeless Treasures #177 Justin Houston AU/463 RC

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor at Beckett Media. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.


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