It was yet another busy week for our Aggies in the NFL. Quick shout out to Patrick Lewis (grabbing the starting center job in Seattle) and Steven Terrell (big special teams play on SNF) for making some noise.
And unfortunately, the Christine Michael era in Dallas is over. Let's hit the rest.
6) Von Miller
Von recorded another sack, but there wasn't much dancing to be had because the Broncos were embarrassed at home by Kansas City. The beating turned south, as beatings often do, and Denver safety TJ Ward was ejected for a cheap shot on Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin.
Von stepped in to the ensuing beef to remind us all of some twitter etiquette.
Good game today bro, use the @ tho.. https://t.co/MhI9miCfJH— Von Miller (@Millerlite40) November 16, 2015
5) Jake Matthews
Matthews has continually built upon his early-season string of impressive performances, drawing praise from the SBNation Falcons blog The Falcoholic amidst an otherwise dismal year on the OL.
Jake Matthews has been a bright spot on an uncertain offensive line all season: https://t.co/sNuzHfOOqV pic.twitter.com/9PDYOmj4KX— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) November 13, 2015
Jake was off this past week, but he set aside a little family time on Saturday for brother Mike's Senior Day.
Great time back in College Station with the family for A&M Senior Day. Now back to work. #GigEm #riseup pic.twitter.com/QQvoEkqoLk— Jake Matthews (@jakematthews70) November 16, 2015
4) Martellus Bennett
Another week, another Bennett quote. Money was a bit quiet on the field (3 rec; 18 yards) but he had plenty to say off it, this time turning his sights to an entire city after the Bears impressive 37-13 road victory in St Louis.
VIDEO: Martellus Bennett roasts the Rams https://t.co/zYOen190DK— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 15, 2015
Hey, St. Louis. Ya burnt.
3) Mike Evans
Mike has had some well-documented drop issues recently, but he still manages to put up some pretty impressive numbers. This week (8 receptions; 126 yards) was no exception.
Mike Evans just went over 100 yards! That's three of the last four games w/ 100+! pic.twitter.com/2ipohybYjV— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 15, 2015
2) Ryan Tannehill
Tanny played some muted, mistake free football (217 yards; 2 TD's/0 INT's). And when the chips were down, he fired a strike to put the Dolphins ahead late.
Dolphins ran their "accidentally the TD" play to perfection. https://t.co/Jbn59dF1An pic.twitter.com/7Frt2LIIDX— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) November 15, 2015
A strike, I say.
1) Johnny Manziel
Johnny's day in Pittsburgh got off to a pretty rough start... with what might be the most brutal facemask I've ever seen.
Johnny Manziel survives attempted decapitation: pic.twitter.com/v5Pb1PVTlW— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 15, 2015
He was a champ, though. He popped right back up, and he battled his ass off in a game where the Browns struggled to keep Pittsburgh in striking distance.
Johnny Manziel escapes incredible pressure, flashes some crazy moves and falls JUST short of the goal line #CLEvsPIT https://t.co/okgJOv1ENU— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2015
He was doing everything he could to keep the Browns in it, but poor blocking and dropped passes plagued him at every turn. Case in point, they didn't even punch the ball in after the highlight directly above us.
But at the core of this crazy, bizarre day.... Johnny played some fantastic football. And I don't mean in the "highlight-worthy but ultimately poor on paper" sense.
Per @PFF, Johnny Manziel had best performance of his career (obvious) and was 2nd best in NFL this week, only behind Cam Newton.— Dawgs By Nature (@DawgsByNature) November 16, 2015
The folks at PFF are about as no-frills as they come. They #grind through tape and do their best to give an objective measure of individual performance, and they said Johnny killed it.
The Browns (finally) noticed.
After going 33-45 for 372 yards Sunday, Browns announce Johnny Manziel will be their starting QB the rest of the season..This should be fun.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 17, 2015
A quick pivot to close this week's article... let's talk quarterback management. The Broncos recently had a horrific performance from their QB. We're talking 2015 in Oxford bad.
In case you missed it: Peyton Manning's grade vs. the Chiefs was the lowest we've ever given a QB in a single game: https://t.co/vW70RsFvXX— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 16, 2015
They then noted that their starter's woes were injury-related.
Peyton Manning will sit w/ a torn plantar fascia, making it Brock Osweiler time for Denver. https://t.co/nUtMQw13sq pic.twitter.com/y966T4KRgk— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) November 16, 2015
Bold concept, I know.
In lieu of recent events in Denver, Cleveland, and College Station, I find myself pondering a scary question...