NFL Awards: Week Five Edition

Offensive Player of the Week- Josh Allen, QB Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen was nothing short of spectacular on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. His stellar game started off early, when backed up on his own two yard line, he slung a deep ball with ease to speedy receiver Gabriel Davis, who did the rest and took it 98 yards to the house. That set the tone for the day, which saw Allen throw for over 300 yards in the first half. The Bills quarterback finished with 424 yards passing and four touchdowns to one interception. For good measure, he added 42 yards rushing on five carries. Josh Allen was unstoppable.

Defensive Player of the Week- Micah Parsons, LB Dallas Cowboys

Micah Parsons was disruptive this week. The Cowboys pass rusher was in the Rams backfield all day. He ended the game with two sacks, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and three QB hits. Parsons has gotten comparisons to Lawrence Taylor, and even though it is far too early in his career to make serious comparisons, games like this one against the defending champs prove that he is a game wrecker.

Special Teams Player of the Week- Cameron Johnston, P Houston Texans

In low scoring games, field position is critical. This week, the Texans made the trip to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars, and we got a low scoring rivalry game. Houston punter Cameron Johnston did Jacksonville’s offense no favors by averaging 48.8 yards per punt, and placing three of his six punts inside the 20 yard line. 

Offensive Rookie of the Week- Kenny Pickett, QB Pittsburgh Steelers

The Kenny Pickett era for the Pittsburgh Steelers has begun. While, as a whole, there wasn’t a lot of good to take away from Week Five, Pickett’s performance in his first start planted some optimism for his future. The Bills entered this week as the top pass defense, and they are still allowing fewer than 200 yards per game. The first quarterback taken in the 2022 draft threw for over 300 yards. Now, I know the Bills were playing prevent defense pretty much the entire second half, but even before that he was making throws he needed to and playing with efficiency. The Steelers got their guy, now they just need to give him some help.

Defensive Rookie of the Week- Sauce Gardner, CB New York Jets

The Jets had their way with the Dolphins in this game, beating them 40-17. Being part of the defense that kept the Miami passing game in check, Gardner finished the game with an interception and a pass defensed. The rookie corner has gotten better each week, expect to see him here at least a couple of more times as the season goes

Peng-Losing Moment of the Week- Officiating

We are never going to see another great pass rusher if every time they breathe on a quarterback it draws a roughing the passer penalty.

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