Week 5: Monday Morning Collector

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Veterans Players of the Week

Throwing for 500 yards is no easy feat in the NFL. Just 15 quarterbacks have done it in league history, including Dallas’ Tony Romo this weekend in a 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos.

But it’s hard to name Romo as one of the Veterans of the Week. Those who watched the game know the crushing late interception that put immediately made Romo the punchline to all “choking” jokes.

However, I’m going to do it.

Romo completed 25-of-35 passes for 506 yards, five touchdowns and, yes, one interception. Would it be so much to ask Dallas’ defense to make a stop? It did give up 51 points after all. It was Romo’s first interception since Week 1, but couldn’t have come at a worse time.

Key cards
2003 Bowman Chrome #144
2003 Playoff Contenders #156 AU/999
2003 SP Authentic #217 Tony Romo AU RC

Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles ran for 108 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City’s 26-17 win over the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs are 5-0 and if Charles can maintain these types of games, Kansas City should get even better.

Key cards
2008 Exquisite Collection #148 Jamaal Charles JSY AU RC
2008 Playoff National Treasures #109 Jamaal Charles JSY AU RC
2008 Playoff Contenders #145 Jamaal Charles AU RC

Rookies of the Week

Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers

Lacy ran for 99 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in Green Bay’s 22-9 win over the Detroit Lions. Things looked good for Lacy in his first game back from a concussion.

Key cards
2013 Topps Inception #120 Eddie Lacy AU RC
2013 Finest Rookie Autograph Refractors #130 Eddie Lacy
2013 Score Rookie Signatures #363 Eddie Lacy

Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams

The fifth-round draft pick ran for 78 yards on 14 carries in Sunday’s 34-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Rams put it together on offense over the weekend.

Key cards
2013 Topps Rookie Legends Gold #434 Zac Stacy
2013 Topps #434 Zac Stacy RC
2013 Topps Mini #434 Zac Stacy RC

Breakout Players of the Week

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears

The second-year player had an impressive game in the Bears 26-18 loss to New Orleans. Jeffery had 10 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown. It’s just his second 100+ yard game, the first of which came last week.

Key cards
2012 Panini National Treasures #335 Alshon Jeffery JSY AU RC
2012 Panini Playbook #177 Alshon Jeffery JSY AU RC
2012 Topps Five Star #161 Alshon Jeffery JSY AU/50 RC

Austin Pettis, WR, St. Louis Rams

Pettis didn’t have a lot of yards. He had just 49 receiving yards, which still led all Rams receivers, but he was Sam Bradford’s target when it counted. The third-year player had two touchdowns in a 34-20 win over Jacksonville.

Key cards
2011 Exquisite Collection #141 Austin Pettis JSY AU
2011 Playoff National Treasures #311 Austin Pettis JSY AU RC
2011 Topps Rookie Autographs #396 Austin Pettis

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.


  1. bobbyo
    Posted October 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Stellar jpb as usuall – Susan. I am a Packers fan – but appreciate that you have included Tony Romo – wat too many haters – and ya it’s too bad about that last minute interception – but Romo was outstanding.
    Thanks for all that you and Beckett do.

  2. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted October 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I’m a Giants fan. Do you know how much that hurt me? :)

  3. robert
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    even though I’m a cowboys fan, I want them to have their worst season in a long time this year. Boneheaded move to sign Romo to a long-term deal. To me, he’s that kind of QB that will be inconsistant or if he’s having a good game, his 4th quarter judgement will cost the cowboys. I’d rather save up the $$$$ to acquire a free-agent franchise-type quarterback than have Romo guiding the cowboys for many more years to come.

    Second favorite team is Broncos so I’m glad they were able to pull out the W against the Cowboys in the shootout.

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