Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has advanced a little in his come back from an injured collar-bone. It’s a situation to monitor and not an entirely bad thing if the Packers held him out to ensure long-term health.
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a solid say, going 28 of 47 for 311 yards and a touchdown. Ryan has still had a decent season despite the Falcons record. He’ll be primed for a comeback season in 2014.
Bills running back C.J. Spiller carried the ball 15 times for 149 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully Spiller’s injury woes are behind him and with Fred Jackson being one year older next year, maybe it’ll be time for Spiller to carry the full load.
Even with Falcons receiver Roddy White‘s breakout game of 10 catches for 143 yards, I’m more encouraged by fellow receiver Harry Douglas. He led the team with 15 targets and hauled in six of them for 73 yards. It’ll be very interesting to see what Atlanta does at receiver next year but Douglas has some potential.
Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow led the team in tackles and now has 89 on the year. It’s an incredible number when you consider he had 17 through the first seven games of the season. Undrafted out of Delaware, Worrilow looks like a keeper.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had a very efficient day going 19 of 26 for 287 yards and two touchdowns. He also had a 11 YPA. Wilson added 20 yards rushing. Wilson will never be flashy but he is young and in a good situation for dynasty leagues.
Meanwhile, Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan went 23 of 36 for 172 yards for a 4.8 YPA. This season is shot for Ryan but it makes him a good buy-low candidate.
Seattle rookie running back Christine Michael had 33 yards on eight carries. It’s the second game this season he’s had a 4.0 YPC out of the three he’s played. He’s showing competency in the Seattle offense and should be a bigger part of it next year.
Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow had 19 tackles (again). The undrafted free agent replaced Stephen Nicholas as a starter on the Falcons defense where he should continue to rack up tackles.