After a month-long hiatus the weekly Most $$$ award has returned!
The Looper’s Most $$$ players of the week:
Lawrence Maroney/Kevin Faulk (New England Patriots) and Eli Manning/Lawrence Tynes (New York Giants)
On a day when Tom Brady didn’t live up to his Boy-Wonder performance from the week before, throwing three interceptions to just two touchdowns, Maroney became more and more successful as the game progressed and Faulk was in the right place, doing the right thing, at the right time all game long. Maroney owned the fourth quarter while Faulk led the entire team with eight receptions for 82 yards. For my $$$, Faulk’s diving catch to get a first down might have been the biggest catch all day –– for both games.
In the NFC championship game Manning looked more like his older brother than his early season self –– easily outplaying Brett Favre, who simply committed too many turnovers to keep his team in the game. But if Manning made moves to keep the Giants in the ballgame, Tynes almost made all the right moves to take them out of it. After missing two field goals in the fourth quarter, Tynes proved his $$$ mettle in overtime, capitalizing on his longest attempt of the night and giving the Giants a 23-20 win in OT.