Studs and Duds: NFL Week 13
By Brett Malamud
Here’s week 13’s edition of Studs and Duds:
Stud: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston Texans
Fitzpatrick had a great day on Sunday, throwing six touchdowns and 358 yards in Houston’s rout of the Titans.
Dud: Cleveland Quarterbacks
Down in the fourth quarter, the Browns brought Johnny Manziel into replace Brian Hoyer. Manziel rushed for a touchdown and in doing so, sparked some controversy in Cleveland. After announcing that Hoyer will start this weekend against the Colts, be sure that Johnny Football fans will be outraged for no good reason at a team that still has a winning record.
Stud: DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Hauling in most of Fitzpatrick’s throws was DeAndre Hopkins, who had 238 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Dud: Jets antics
The Jets are in a bad place right now. It was reported last week that head coach Rex Ryan was forced by the “higher ups” in the Jets organization to start Geno Smith at quarterback on Monday night against the Dolphins. Then the antics continued when the Jets announced the entire offense on the PA system, but didn’t announce Geno Smith. The speculation is that the Jets tried to avoid fans booing Smith.
Stud: Tre Mason, St. Louis Rams
Mason was great on the ground and in the air. He finished with 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Mason also added 47 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.
Dud: Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but did throw two interceptions. He also threw for just 199 yards.
Stud: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees hit nine different receivers in route to his 257 yards, five touchdown passing performance.
Dud: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers
Kaepernick couldn’t handle the Seattle defense. He threw for just 121 yards and no touchdowns. He also threw a pair of interceptions in the 49ers Thanksgiving loss to the Seahawks.
Brett Malamud is a Computer Science Major at Binghamton University. He is the co-founder of dabuzzza.com. His favorite athletes are Derek Jeter and Todd Bertuzzi. You can follow him on twitter at @brettnyy