Last night’s Patriots-Colts game came right down to the wire, and it certainly was a team win. However, despite each phase of the game contributing to the victory, there were certainly some players who stood out above the rest. Some familiar names are candidates for game balls, as the consistent contributors are starting to make their faces known. Let’s take a look at those players whose performances stood out above the rest:
- QB Tom Brady. Brady has been a consistent game-ball winner, and this week is no different. He was efficient through most of the game, putting forth a virtually perfect performance in the first half. For the game, Brady was 19 of 25 for 186 yards, 2 touchdowns, no picks, and a QB rating of 123.1.
- RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The Law Firm was solid on the ground, eating up clock and keeping the chains moving (and Peyton Manning off the field). BJGE ran for 96 yards on 21 carries (4.6 ypc) and a touchdown.
- RB Danny Woodhead. Woodhead is quickly becoming a cult hero in New England, and its performances like the one he put forth on Sunday that’s endearing him to Pats fans. Woodhead ran for 69 yards on 7 carries (9.9 ypc), but none were bigger than his 36-yard TD run in the 3rd quarter.
- LB Jerod Mayo. Mayo is far and away the NFL leader in tackles, and his performance Sunday only helped strengthen his hold on first place. He had 15 tackles and a pass defensed. Mayo is always around the ball, and that is showing up in a big way on the stats sheet.
- S James Sanders. Sanders made his second game-sealing INT in as many weeks yesterday with his 4th quarter pick of Peyton Manning yesterday. Manning drove the Colts down to field goal range with under a minute to play, when he tried to go for a TD to win but was intercepted by Sanders. James Sanders was also credited with 7 tackles in the game.
Who was the Player of the Game for the Patriots/Colts game?
- James Sanders (38%, 10 Votes)
- Tom Brady (23%, 6 Votes)
- Danny Woodhead (23%, 6 Votes)
- BenJarvus Green-Ellis (8%, 2 Votes)
- Jerod Mayo (8%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 26