The playoff push is on in the NFL and players are stepping up their performance. Let’s take a look at what players stepped their way to being a Dave & Adam’s “Leader of the Pack” for Week 15.
For the second time this season we have selected a quarterback-wide receiver tandem to win the “Leader of the Pack” of the honors a their respective positions. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant connected for three touchdowns in the Cowboys 38-27 victory over the Eagles to earn LOTP honors. The win allowed Dallas to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
Bryant was out for revenge against an Eagles team that held him to four catches and just 73 yards in their Thanksgiving Day meeting. He started with some smack-talk during pregame warmups and then caught six passes from Romo for 114 yards. Bryant abused Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher as he was covered by Fletcher on all three of his touchdown catches.
Romo completed 22 of his 31 pass attempts and threw for 265 yards. He has thrown a touchdown in each of last 40 games, which is the longest active streak in the NFL. Romo and the Cowboys will end their streak of three-straight seasons with an 8-8 record and have their first double-digit win season since 2009.
While the game between the Bengals and Browns was the first professional start for Johnny Manziel it was a different rookie that stole the show. Cincinnati rookie running back, Jeremy Hill, rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns to take “Leader of the Pack” honors at running back for Week 15. While the Bengals defense was beating up on “Johnny Football”, Hill scored twice in the first half to help Cincinnati blank the Browns 30-0.
Hill has slowly been taking over the reigns of the Bengals backfield from Giovani Bernard, who missed some games due to injury. His performance on Sunday was his third game this season with 148 yards or more on the ground. Hill was a second round draft pick out of LSU by the Bengals. Be sure to find his rookie cards in this year’s football products.