Found September 10, 2013 on Know It All Football:
The first week of the 2013 NFL season is in the books and was filled with some memorable performances. The highlights started on Thursday night and didn’t end until early Tuesday morning. Fantasy games across the country were decided in many cases by one solid performance from a single player, surely causing those on the losing end of the battles to crack open a bottle or two of ibuprofen. Let’s take a look at the top performers at each position from Week 1. QUARTERBACK Peyton Manning, Broncos – This was a no brainer. Manning threw for 462 yards and seven touchdown passes in a performance for the ages. No other quarterback in the league came close to Manning during opening weekend. Honorable mention: Colin Kaepernick RUNNING BACK LeSean McCoy, Eagles – Only three players gained over 100 yards on the ground this past weekend, and one was a quarterback. McCoy out gained the next closest running back by 83 yards, adding a touchdown as a bonus. Final stat line: 31 carries for 184 yards,...
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