It's tough to win on the road. Especially if you're in the home yard of an undefeated team coming off a week in which the experts were debating all that had gone horribly wrong for a team many considered a contender for Super Bowl XLVII.
Greatest on the road ...
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Against an unbeaten Houston Texans team and its third-ranked defense, Rodgers picked the perfect moment to break out of what was a season-long slump. Rodgers finished with six touchdown passes, setting a new career high and tying a franchise record (Matt Flynn from Week 17 of last season). After a sluggish start to the season, Rodgers appears back on form. Rodgers had just three touchdowns vs. two interceptions in the Packers' first three games this season, but now has thrown for 13 touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's last three games.
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
For more than three quarters, the Philadelphia Eagles managed to hold Detroit's dynamic duo of Matthew Stafford and Johnson in check. As a result, the Lions faced a 16-6 deficit in the fourth quarter. With their season potentially in the balance, Stafford and Johnson came alive. Five of Johnson's six receptions came in the final quarter, a period in which the Lions managed to put 17 points on the board and force overtime.
Antrel Rolle, New York Giants
Arguably the most emphatic statement of Week 6 was made by the Giants, on the road against a San Francisco 49ers team looking to avenge its heartbreaking loss in last season's NFC Championship Game. Instead, the Giants defense bullied the 49ers as the defending Super Bowl champions won in a 26-3 rout.