The second-year running back enjoyed a career day in a 43-35 shootout over the Titans -- proving that bell-cow running backs aren't yet a thing of the past. Gordon toted the ball 32 times for 196 yards and a touchdown, with another 65 yards receiving. This earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Of the nearly 200 rushing yards, none were as important as the 47 he gained with just more than two minutes remaining in the game as he bulldozed opponents for a first down and more on third-and-7. This effectively ended the game for San Diego, which moved to 4-5.
Atlanta gained major control of the NFC South with the win and hold a two-win lead over New Orleans in the division. Ryan is authoring arguably the best year of his career -- a potential MVP year. Sunday was another step in that direction.
Lions kicker Matt Prater was 3 for 3 on field goal attempts in Sunday's win over the Vikings. No kick was more important than the one that came to close regulation. After Matthew Stafford got Detroit in range for a last-second field-goal try, Prater knocked through a 58-yard try to send the game to overtime. The Lions would go on to win 22-16, and Prater earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.