Week 1 guys who Put Up Their Dukes

Every week we will highlight the great performances that didn’t make NFL Total Access.  I.E. these are the guys who do the grunt work.

  • John Abraham took second-year tackle Jake Long to school as the Falcons’ defense dominated the Miami Dolphins.  Abraham recorded two sacks, including a spectacular bull-rush that will be on the highlights for some time.
  • Buccaneers OT Donald Penn shut Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware out for the second consecutive meeting. Ware was my NFL MVP last year and Penn did a great job of keeping him from sacking the statuesque Byron Leftwich.
  • Tully Banta-Cain had two sacks as the New England Patriots pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Buffalo Bills. This was a glass half empty, glass half full selection given the problems on the Bills’ offensive line.
  • Jets OT D’Brickashaw Ferguson kept Super Mario Williams in check as New York pulled off the upset win over the Houston Texans.  Ferguson’s performance was the main reason rookie Mark Sanchez had time to do his thing.
  • Cowboys OT Flozell Adams still has a little something left in the tank.  He controlled DE Gaines Adams throughout the Cowboys’ domination of the Buccaneers.

Who did I miss?

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