But Fitzgerald showed that he is warming up to the idea of working in the slot, as evidenced by his budding friendship with former Bruce Arians wideout-turned-slot expert Hines Ward. It wasn't going to be easy and Fitzgerald was going to have to find ways of separating himself against vastly different defenders and on different routes. If Sunday was any indication, though, the rest of the league had better watch out.
Fitzgerald won NFC Offensive Player of the Week by besting a crowded field that included Falcons wideout Julio Jones (13 catches, 135 yards) and Redskins rookie Matt Jones (123 yards, two touchdowns). For anyone that loved watching his unstoppable early years, here's to hoping this is a second act worth sticking around for.
Here are the other big winners this week...
Browns KR/PR/WR Travis Benjamin: Benjamin was everywhere last week and made enough noise to deserve consideration for Offensive Player of the Week as well. In a Brownsvictory, he caught three passes for 115 yards and two scores on top of six punt returns for 154 yards -- one of which went 78 yards for a touchdown.