NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 05: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles avoids a tackle by Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Stud of the Week
Michael VIck, QB, PHI — There were questions surrounding Vick and Chip Kelly's video-game, Oregon-style offense heading into last week's debut. But the preseason success proved to carry over to the Eagles' opener against Washington. Vick and Philly offense worked at a frantic pace as the fragile quarterback passed for 200 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score while establishing his rapport with Desean Jackson. This week, Vick gets to go against a San Diego defense that allowed Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson to torch them in the late game on Monday night. Vick should do the same thing.
Honorable mention: Eli Manning, NYG (vs. DEN); Robert Griffin III, WAS (at GB); Cecil Shorts, JAX (at OAK); Julius Thomas, DEN (at NYG); Ben Tate, HOU (vs. TEN).
Dud of the Week
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF — The second-year QB for the Niners was spectacular in his 2013 debut last week against Green Bay, leading the 49ers to a win and improving to 2-0 in his career against the Packers — one in the 2012 NFL playoffs. This week, Kaepernick faces the Seattle defense that held Cam Newton to basically nothing, somewhat expectedly. The Seahawks defense is one of the league's best, and that big, physical secondary might be the league's best. Don't expect much from Kaepernick, and if you have other options, consider them.
Honorable mention: Russell Wilson, SEA (vs. SF); Lamar Miller, MIA (at IND); Ahmad Bradshaw, IND (vs. MIA); Anquan Boldin, SF (at SEA); Greg Jennings, MIN (at CHI).