Top 5 NFL players from week 12

This weekly segment will highlight the best performances of the week in the NFL. Every position and player is eligible, all it requires is a truly epic showing. It’s not always stat driven, or analytics grade driven, though those things help you get on this list.


1. Khalil Mack, LB, Oakland Raiders 

Not only did he have a pick six in the game, he also registered the game winning sack, strip and fumble recovery. This is his third time on this top five list and he deserves DPOY consideration.


2. Justin Houston, LB, Kansas City Chiefs

This was his first game back and already he has 10 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 run stuffs and a forced fumble. The guy is a beast.

3. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

Brees went up against the #1 scoring defense in football and lit them up for 555 yards and 49 points of offense. He went 28 of 36 for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown. The Saints may be 5-6 because of poor defense and special teams, but Brees deserves serious MVP consideration. This is his third time on this list this season.

4. Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints

This is his second time on the list – both coming after the Saints benched him due to a fumbling problem. He has responded in a massive manner. He had 146 yards on just 14 carries, to go with one touchdown, and he added a 21 yard receiving score on a 3rd and 17 screen pass.

5. Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos

Three AFC West pass rushers are in the top 5 this week. It’s a scary proposition playing these teams. This is Miller’s second time on this list thanks to a 10 tackle, 3 sack game against the Chiefs.


Previous entries:

Week 11 (T. Brady, X. Rhodes, R. Kelley, L. Bell, K. Cousins)

Week 10 (D. Stewart, E. Elliott, R. Wilson, D. Walker, B. Roethlisberger)

Week 9 (M. Gordon, M. Ryan, K. Mack, M. Ingram, J. Graham)

Week 8 (D. Carr, K. Mack, J. Howard, T. Brady, T. Eifert)

Week 7 (J. Ajayi, A. Green, A. Luck, J. Hill, D. Adams)

Week 6 (D. Brees, O. Beckham, J. Ajayi, L. McCoy, T. Brady)

Week 5 (T. Brady, B. Roethlisberger, E. Elliott, V. Beasley, T. Hilton)

Week 4 (J. Jones, L. Bell, M. Ryan, C. Heyward, A. Talib)

Week 3 (D. Freeman, T. Siemien, M. Jones, T. Pryor, D. Amerson)

Week 2 (V. Miller, S. Diggs, C. Newton, M. Peters, M. Forte)

Week 1 (A. Green, D. Brees, S. Ware, D. Williams, L. Williams)

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