Week 8: Monday Morning Collector
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Veteran of the Week
Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions
Megatron nearly broke the single-game receiving yards record with 329 yards against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. He added a touchdown in the 31-30 win.
Rookie of the Week
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Ellington had 154 yards and a touchdown on 15 touches in a 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons. It’s the first 100-yard rushing game of his career. Ellington was the only running back to break the mark this weekend. (The only other person to do it was Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor.)
Breakout Player of the Week
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
Dalton has had an up-and-down career so far, showing signs that he could be a good quarterback in the league. Although, he’s had plenty of questionable moments.
On Sunday, Dalton completed 19-of-30 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns against the Jets for Cincinnati’s fourth win in a row.