Tom Brady, New England Patriots;
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
The 2016 NFL Season continues to roll along, let’s take a look at what players put together prime time performances.
At the front of the list is veteran and future Hall Of Famer Tom Brady who made his return from his four game suspension. Brady returned with a bang completing 28 of his 40 passing attempts for 406 yards and three touchdowns. On the other end of those touchdowns was Martellus Bennett who grabbed all three while Chris Hogan (114 yards) and Rob Gronkowski (109) each posted over 100 yards receiving.
While Brady sits at the top of the list we also have a few other players who are well deserving to land on our NFL Prime Time Players Of Sunday. Here are the other players who put up big games so far.
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger / Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh Steelers: We are going to group this quarterback/wide receiver duo in the same group as the Steelers offense continues to roll. Big Ben continued his early success throwing for 380 yards with four touchdowns while Coates picked up 139 of those yards to go with his two touchdown grabs as the Steelers roll to 31-13 win over the New York Jets.
Brian Hoyer, Chicago Bears: While the Bears are just not a good football team they possible can look to move on from Jay Cutler as Hoyer looks to be the quarterback going forward. Since replacing Cutler (injured finger) Hoyer has thrown for over 300 yards in three straight games while throwing six touchdowns to zero interceptions. Hoyer threw for 397 yards with two touchdowns but the teams defense couldn’t slow down the Indianapolis Colts offense.
Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys rookie continues to put together a strong rookie campaign. The Cowboys picked up a 28-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. In the win Elliott rushed for 134 yards on only 15 carries while finding the end zone two times. This marked the third time this season Elliott has topped the 100 yard mark.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers: Here’s another quarterback that is not benefiting from his team’s defense. Rivers threw for 359 yards to go with four touchdowns but it would not be enough as the Chargers fell to the Oakland Raiders 34-31 to fall to 1-4 on the year. This was Rivers third straight game with over 300 yards but the Chargers have fell in all three games late.
Other notable performers so far include Marcus Mariota (4 touchdowns) and Tevin Coleman (4 catches for 132 yards and 1 touchdown).