As I watched football on Sunday, I wanted to pick an off-the-cuff impact player of the week. Someone who made an enormous difference for their team, yet still flies under the radar. Initially, that guy was Nick Novak. He went 4 for 4 in field goals and was the difference-maker in helping the San Diego Chargers upset the Eagles in Philly.
As a day of great football came to an end, we saw the NFC East go 0-4 this week while the AFC North went 0-4 last week. Those are important stories as parity unfolds in the NFL.
I not so boldly picked the 49ers as the best team in the NFL this season. As the Seahawks dismantled them on Sunday, it's clear that Seattle's defense stole the show. Therefore, my impact player of Week 2 is the entire Seahawks D led by the boisterous Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman.
Colin Kaepernick accounted for 434 yards and three touchdowns last week. It was one of the best performances in 49ers quarterback history. Yes, a history that not only has Steve Young, bu...