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|12/9/2013||Daniel Thomas, RB||Thomas rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Sunday's 34-28 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Thomas averaged 6.6 yards per carry after finishing with eight yards on three carries the previous week against Carolina.
|12/9/2013||Ben Roethlisberger, QB||Roethlisberger completed 23 of 39 passes for 349 yards with three touchdowns in Sunday's 34-28 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Big Ben has been on quite a roll, throwing for 1,190 yards with 11 touchdowns and no picks over his last four games.
|12/9/2013||Tom Brady, QB||Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds as the Patriots stormed to a 27-26 victory on Sunday versus the Cleveland Browns.
Analysis: Brady is now in the middle of the MVP race, though he will be without one of his top targets the remainder of the year. Tight end Rob Gronkowski tore his ACL vs. the Browns and will miss the rest of the season.
|12/9/2013||Jonathan Stewart, RB||An MRI shows Panthers' backup running back Jonathan Stewart tore the MCL in his right knee in Sunday night's 31-13 loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: Stewart was injured when tackled in the lower right leg by Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis in the third quarter at the Superdome. It's been a rough season for Stewart, who missed the first seven games of the year on the physically unable to perform list with an ankle injury.
|12/9/2013||Tyrann Mathieu, S||Arizona coach Bruce Arians has confirmed that Mathieu tore an ACL and sustained further damage in his left knee and will undergo surgery.
Analysis: He was injured returning a free kick after John Abraham had tackled Kellen Clemens in the end zone in the third quarter of Arizona's 30-10 victory over St. Louis on Sunday.
|12/9/2013||Philip Rivers, QB||Rivers was 21 of 28 for 249 yards with three TDs and no INTs against the Giants on Sunday.
Analysis: He's thrown seven TDs and one INT in the last three contests.
|12/9/2013||Keenan Allen, WR||Allen had three catches for 59 yards and two TDs on Sunday against the Giants.
Analysis: Allen was hurt while making a 12-yard catch late in the first quarter and went into the locker room. He returned late in the second quarter and caught his second scoring pass to give San Diego a 17-0 lead. He said he had an X-ray on his shoulder, which was negative, and then got a pain-killing shot before going back into the game.
|12/9/2013||Ryan Mathews, RB||Mathews ran for 103 yards and a TD on 29 carries against the Giants on Sunday.
Analysis: He's averaged 81.4 yards and scored all four of his rushing TDs in the last eight contests.
|12/9/2013||Hakeem Nicks, WR||Nicks had five catches for 135 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
Analysis: He still has not scored a TD this season.
|12/9/2013||Eli Manning, QB||Manning was 20 of 32 for 259 yards with one TD and two INTs on Sunday at San Diego.
Analysis: Manning dropped to 0-3 against San Diego since 2004, when the Chargers took him with the No. 1 overall draft pick and then sent him a short time later to the Giants for Philip Rivers and a handful of draft picks.
|12/9/2013||Russell Wilson, QB||Wilson was 15 of 25 for 199 yards with a TD and an INT against the 49ers on Sunday.
Analysis: Wilson threw his first INT in four games and just his seventh of the season Sunday.
|12/9/2013||Marshawn Lynch, RB||Lynch ran 20 times for 74 yards with a TD on Sunday at San Francisco.
Analysis: He has four rushing TDs in three games.
|12/9/2013||Colin Kaepernick, QB||Kaepernick was 15 of 29 for 175 yards with a TD and an INT on Sunday against the Seahawks.
Analysis: He's turned into a game manager, something that does not please his fantasy owners.
|12/9/2013||Anquan Boldin, WR||Boldin had six catches for 93 yards against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Analysis: Boldin has totaled 20 receptions and averaged 95.0 yards in his last three games.
|12/9/2013||Frank Gore, RB||Gore rushed 17 times for a 110 yards Sunday against the 49ers.
Analysis: Gore ran for 121 yards on 41 attempts in the previous three games.
|12/9/2013||Steve Smith, WR||Smith had six catches for 49 yards and a TD against the Saints on Sunday.
Analysis: The reception total matched a season high and he also snapped a six-game TD drought.
|12/9/2013||Cam Newton, QB||Newton was 22 of 34 passing for 160 yards with a TD on Sunday.
Analysis: Newton, who rushed six times for 48 yards, has thrown seven TDs in the last four games.
|12/9/2013||Marques Colston, WR||Colston set season highs with nine receptions, 125 yards and two TDs on Sunday against the Panthers.
Analysis: This is just the second time Colston has topped 100 receiving yards this season.
|12/9/2013||Jimmy Graham, TE||Graham had six catches for 58 yards and two TDs against Panthers on Sunday.
Analysis: He has five TDs in the last three games.
|12/9/2013||Drew Brees, QB||Brees passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns and New Orleans beat Carolina 31-13 on Sunday night to regain sole possession of first place in the NFC South and snap the Panthers' winning streak at eight games.
Analysis: Brees became the fifth quarterback to eclipse 50,000 career yards passing.
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