Week 13 of the NFL Season was an interesting one to say the least. From game scores and turnovers to complete blowouts week 13 provided something for everyone. Let’s take a deep dive and look at TWSN week 13 team of the week:
QB: Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
Stat Line: 32/40 (80%), 375 yds, 4 TD, 139.1 QBR, 6 rush, 11 yds
Josh Allen absolutely torched the 49ers secondary. Allen looked in complete control of the game from start to finish, tossing nearly 400 yards and 4 TDs. Allen had a special connection going with WR Cole Beasley, who will hear his name called later in this article. The 49ers pressured Allen 21 times on Tuesday night; however, Allen still managed to dominate the game.
HB: Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
Stat Line: 15 rush, 130 yds, 8.6 ypc, TD, 3 rec, 18 yds
Aaron Jones to say the least was completely unstoppable for the Packers vs the Eagles. The Eagles stacked the box against Jones on 62.4% of his carries. Despite this Jones averaged 8.6 ypc, nearly a first down on every rush. Jones looked fluid in his cuts, forcing 4 missed tackles and breaking 2. To wrap it all up, Jones didn’t miss many holes, if any at all. He found the hole and hit it with his speed to destroy the Eagles run game and completely control the game for the Packers.
WR: Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
Stat Line: 11 rec, 182 yds, TD
One word describes Corey Davis vs the Browns. Davis looked like his former Western Michigan self hauling in all but 1 target that was a bad overthrow by QB Ryan Tannehill. Terrance Mitchell isn’t a top CB in the NFL but he’s a respectable CB that got bullied by Davis. Davis did everything you could ask a WR to do, whether it be making highlight reel catches to earning yards after the catch. Davis looked solid and should look to try and build off his breakout game next week.
WR: Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills
Stat Line: 9 rec, 130 yds, TD
Beasley as mentioned earlier had a unique connection with QB Josh Allen. Beasley relied more on the short to intermediate game then deep routes this week but was able to make a lot of yards using his speed and shiftiness after the catch. Beasley has been very inconsistent this year but has stacked back to back games with more than 5 targets for only the 2nd time this season. Beasley was working against All-Pro Richard Sherman and looked unstoppable. The Bills kept their playoff hopes alive because of Beasley and Allen.
WR: Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
Stat Line: 8 rec, 116 yds, TD
Jones feasted on the Bears extremely talented secondary carrying the Lions to a win over the Bears and keeping their slim playoff hopes alive. Jones worked on Pro Bowl CB Kyle Fuller and rookie standout Jaylon Johnson in route to racking up a season high 116 yards. Jones was the WR1 in replace of the injured Kenny Golladay and it showed that even at 31 he can be a legit #1 option. The most impressive part, Kyle Fuller hasn’t allowed a WR to average more than 9.5 yds per reception in 12 weeks, Jones average 16.7.
TE: Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders
Stat Line: 13 rec, 200 yds, 2 TD
Shannon Sharpe…… the only TE in NFL history to have 10+ rec, 200+ yds, and 2 TD in a single game, till Sunday. Darren Waller absolutely feasted on the Jets poor secondary. Waller caught 13/17 receptions including a couple deep shots into contested coverage. Waller was the only reason the Raiders were able to stay with the Jets (that’s embarrassing to say). While the statline is huge, the biggest thing Waller did on Sunday, he made a key block on the final play of the game in order to allow Derek Carr time to throw a hail mary to rookie WR Henry Ruggs for the TD, without Waller’s block Carr would’ve been sacked ending the game.
Stat Line: 0 sacks allowed, 294 rush yards assisted
The Ravens OL was dominant against a rather decent Cowboys front 7. The Cowboys could not touch or even pressure Lamar Jackson recording a poor 2 QB Hits and 9 Pressures on the night. The Ravens OL, much of which spent time on the COVID reserve, absolutely dominated this game from start to finish. The Ravens won this game 34-17, 14 of those points came off the ground game. The Ravens assisted Ravens QB Lamar Jackson run for 94 yards and a TD while JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Mark Ingram ran for 200 yards and 2 TD. The Ravens averaged 7.9 ypc which was the main reason they were able to keep the ball out of the Cowboys hands and control the game.
DE: Clelin Ferrell, Las Vegas Raiders
Stat Line: 7 Tackles, TFL, 2 Sacks, 3 QB Hits, 2 FF, PBU
Ferrell, the 2019 4th overall pick, hasn’t shown up in the sack column for the Raiders this year. That changed Sunday vs standout rookie T Mekhi Becton and the Jets. Ferrell absolutely dominated the rookie LT beating him 43% of the time and registering 2 sacks, 2 FF and 6 pressures from the left side to add to his 11 pressures on the day. Ferrell forced 2 turnovers. Before halftime when the Raiders needed to prevent the Jets from scoring and taking the lead, Ferrell came up big registering his 2nd strip sack on Sam Darnold.
DT: Leonard Williams, New York Giants
Stat Line: 3 Tackles, 2 TFL, 2.5 Sacks, 5 QB Hits
Williams has been having a career year in 2020 with the Giants and it seemed like a career day on Sunday. Williams notched 2.5 sacks on Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and 5 QB Hits to go along with 11 pressures. Williams was a big reason why Wilson could not get comfortable in the pocket as he applied pressure up the gut and off the edge. Keeping Wilson in check was a big reason the Giants were able to topple the NFC Powerhouse 17-12 in route to keeping the playoff hopes alive, without Williams this game is a lot different for the Giants.
DT: Bilal Nichols, Chicago Bears
Stat Line: 4 Tackles, TFL, 1 Sack, QB Hit, INT, PBU
Nichols is a very under the radar player for the Chicago Bears. Nichols constantly was putting Lions QB Matthew Stafford under duress pressuring him 7 times and getting to him once. Early in the 4th Quarter the Bears were up 30-20 and the Lions were driving into scoring position before Nichols made a play to remember jumping up to pick off Matthew Stafford. Unfortunately, the Bears offense couldn’t put up points off the turnover but Nichols did everything he could in order to try and keep the Bears playoff hopes alive.
DE: Shelby Harris, Denver Broncos
Stat Line: 2 Tackles, 1 QB Hit, 2 PBU
The Broncos have been missing Harris since week 9 and they haven’t looked the same. Harris was absolutely disruptive vs Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs on SNF. Harris forced Mahomes to make quick decisions, pressuring him 8 times in the loss. Harris batted down 2 passes, including one that would have been a no doubt TD to Travis Kelce late in the 2nd quarter that would put the Chiefs up.
EDGE: Kyle Van Noy, Miami Dolphins
Stat Line: 8 Tackles, 5 TFL, 3 Sacks, 3 QB Hits, PBU
One word to describe Van Noy vs the Bengals, disruptive. Van Noy not only had 3 sacks and 5 TFL he had an insane 15 Pressures, 15. Van Noy demolished Bengals T Jonah Williams (before he left due to a knee injury). Van Noy pressured Ryan Finley into throwing an INT that allowed the Dolphins to score points and take control of the game.
EDGE: TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
Stat Line: 6 Tackles, 2 TFL, 1 Sack, 4 QB Hits, FF
Watt destroyed Alex Smith all night getting to him once and pressuring him 5 times. Washington tried to contain Watt but couldn’t. With Washington driving into scoring position late in the 2nd quarter, TJ Watt came in unblocked and sacked Alex Smith. Washington still managed to score before half, but it was only 3 instead of possible 7. Watt is making a case for DPOY and Monday night was just another resume builder.
LB: Kenneth Murray, Los Angeles Chargers
Stat Line: 14 Tackles, 2 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 QB Hit
The Chargers got killed, simple as that but Kenneth Murray never stopped playing with 110% effort the entire game. Murray was disruptive in every aspect vs the Patriots. Murray came up to stop the run when he was in position too and was elite in pass coverage allowing only 1 reception for 19 yards. Murray, only a rookie, looked like a seasoned veteran on Sunday and the Chargers may have found a star in the making.
LB: Joe Schobert, Jacksonville Jaguars
Stat Line: 12 Tackles, TFL, 1 Sack, 2 QB Hits, INT, TD, 2 PBU
Schobert was the main reason the Jags were able to hold with the Vikings on defense. Schobert recorded his first career Pick 6 in a heartbreaking loss to Minnesota. Schobert looked elite filling every run gap and pressured Cousins 3 times and sacked him twice. Most importantly, Schobert didn’t allow a single reception when it seemed like the rest of the Jacksonville Jaguars couldn’t stop a thing.
CB: Cameron Dantzler, Minnesota Vikings
Stat Line: 4 Tackles, INT, PBU, FF, FR
The 2nd rookie on this list and it is much deserved. Dantzler looked like the best CB in the NFL last week. Dantzler allowed 1 completion on 5 targets and picked off one of those while breaking up the other. Danztler is still raw but has a lot to work with. Lastly, his biggest play came late in the 2nd Quarter when he picked off Mike Glennon on a TD and prevented the Jags from going up before the half.
CB: Kenny Moore, Indianapolis Colts
Stat Line: 8 Tackles, INT, 3 PBU
Moore was elite Sunday vs the Texans. While he wasn’t completely shut down and allowed a few receptions he also prevented the Texans from winning the game. Moore picked off a TD that would’ve likely would’ve won the Texans the game. Moore allowed 6 receptions on 11 targets but allowed 68 yards on those 6 receptions.
S: Micah Hyde, Buffalo Bills
Stat Line: 12 Tackles, INT, PBU
Nick Mullens isn’t a good QB but Hyde made him look very bad on Monday night. Hyde was reckless all night and made huge hits to force incompletions but also snuck his way in to force a PBU and record an interception. Hyde came up and made plays which held the run heavy 49ers in check most of the game. Hyde solidified the backend and helped the Bills get a win to keep their division hopes alive.
S: Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs
Stat Line: 6 Tackles, TFL, 2 INT, 2 PBU
Mathieu looked like his old self vs the Broncos on SNF. He made plays in every aspect of the game and locked down one of the better young receivers in football in Jerry Jeudy holding him to a measly 1 reception on 4 targets. Mathieu is a key part to the Chiefs success and he bounced back in a big way after looking horrible the last couple of weeks.
K: Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
Stat Line: 1/1 XP, 5/5 FG, 16 Points, Tackle
Butker did what he had to do vs the Broncos. He made a nice tackle on a kickoff that could have saved a TD and scored 16 Points in route to helping the Chiefs earn a victory.
P: Tress Way, Washington Football Team
Stat Line: 7 Punts, 322 yds, 46.0 avg
Not much to say other than Tress Way continues to show why he is the best punter in football. Washington stalled out multiple times and Way helped pin the Steelers inside their own 20, 4 times which was a huge reason the Washington Football Team ended the Steelers perfect 11-0 season.
ST: Gunner Olszewski
Stat Line: 3 PR, 145 yds, TD, 1 rec, 38 yds, TD
Olszewski scored 14 points for the Patriots in a 45-0 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. He recorded one of the best Punt Return TDs in recent memory forcing missed tackles and making his way in for a score. On offense, Olszewski caught his only target for a TD.