The Thanksgiving Weekend of the National Football League season is now in the books. Here are the top five performers from the 12th week of the season.
5) Matt Stafford
The Los Angeles Rams quarterback from Tampa, Florida completed 25 of 33 passes for 229 passing yards, and four touchdowns in a 37-14 Rams win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Stafford also had one interception and two rushing yards. Stafford threw two touchdowns each to tight end Tyler Higbee of Atlanta, Georgia, and running back Kyren Williams of Greece.
4) Kyren Williams
The NBA’s Greek Freak is Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. If there is any indication of Kyren Williams’s performance on Sunday, he could soon have that nickname in the NFL. On Sunday, Williams was electrifying. The Notre Dame product had 16 carries for 143 rushing yards, and six catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns from Stafford. Williams has torched the Cardinals defensive line in 2023. On October 15, he had 158 rushing yards in a 26-9 Rams won over Arizona.
3) Jordan Love
Nobody picked the Packers on Thursday, yet they delivered with a 29-22 win over the Detroit Lions. The Packers star offensively was quarterback Jordan Love of Bakersfield, California. Love completed 22 of 32 passes for 268 passing yards and three touchdowns, along with 39 rushing yards.
2) Dak Prescott
There should be a great new song in the rap world at the moment if there isn’t one yet. The title is “Dak Attack.” On Thursday afternoon, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott of Sulphur, Louisiana feasted on Dallas’s NFC East Division rivals, the Washington Commanders. Prescott completed 22 of 32 passes for 331 passing yards and four touchdowns, along with a 10-yard run in a 45-10 win. With the victory, the Cowboys improved to a record of eight wins and three losses.
1) Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts of Houston, Texas performed admirably in the game of the week on Sunday. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was responsible for five touchdowns (three in the air and two on the ground) in a 37-34 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills. Hurts completed 18 of 31 pass attempts for 200 passing yards, and had 14 rushes for 65 rushing yards. With the win, Philadelphia improves to 10-1.