The seventh week of the 2023 National Football League regular season is now complete. Here are the top five offensive performers on winning teams.
5) Dustin Hopkins
For the first time this season, a kicker made the top five rankings. On Sunday, Cleveland Browns kicker Dustin Hopkins of Austin, Texas felt very comfortable kicking at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. He successfully made two field goals from 54 yards, and had other field goals of 44 and 58 yards in a 39-38 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Hopkins also made three converts. With the win, the Browns improved to a record of four wins and two losses, and are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for second place in the NFC North.
4) Jalen Hurts
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from Houston, Texas completed 23 of 31 passes for 279 yards, with two touchdown passes, and one interception, along with 11 rushes for 21 rushing yards and another major score on Sunday night in primetime in a 31-17 win over the Miami Dolphins. The touchdown passes were to Dallas Goedert and A.J. Brown. With the win, the Eagles lead the NFC East at six wins and one loss.
3) D’Onta Foreman
Without quarterback Justin Fields at quarterback on Sunday, a lot of people expected that the Chicago Bears would struggle offensively against the Las Vegas Raiders. Wrong! The Bears used a strong running attack to beat the Raiders 30-12. Running back D’Onta Foreman had 16 rushes for 89 yards and two touchdowns, along with three catches for 30 yards and another major score. Foreman’s touchdown runs were of two and three yards, and he also had a five yard touchdown catch from Bears rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent.
2) Lamar Jackson
The 2019 NFL MVP had a fantastic day on Sunday in a 38-6 Ravens win over the Detroit Lions. Jackson completed 21 of 27 passes for 357 receiving yards and three touchdowns along with nine rushes for 36 yards and another major score. This was simply a dominant performance by Baltimore as they led Detroit 35-0 at one time in the third quarter.
1) Patrick Mahomes
The Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback from Tyler, Texas completed 33 of 42 passes for 424 passing yards, and four touchdowns, along with four rushes for 29 yards in a 31-17 Chiefs win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Mahomes had 179 passing yards to the great tight end, Travis Kelce.