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NFL winners and losers up to Week 10

NFL winners and losers up to Week 10

By MATHIEU WETMORE

Heading into Week 10 of the NFL season, the league and its fans have seen its share of highs as well as it shares of lows. With that being the case, the league has showcased some winners and losers thus far.

WINNERS:

Cam Newton, QB, Panthers: For the first time in NFL history, three teams remain undefeated. After beating Aaron Rodgers in Week 9, Newton has led his team to an impressive 8-0 start, the first time this feat has been achieved in franchise history. Jim Tonsula, Head Coach, 49ers: The 49ers are 3-6. Tonsula can consider himself a winner for now because he is not Colin Kaepernick. Now that the Kaepernick is benched, it will be interesting to see how his team finishes out their season.

Andrew Dalton, QB, Bengals: Dalton completed 77% of his passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns to best the Browns in Week 9 and stay undefeated heading into week 10. Dalton is simply on fire these days.

Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles: Matthews caught a decisive game winning touchdown in overtime to defeat the Dallas Cowboys in a nail-biting NFC East match up. Matthews single-handedly crushed any remaining playoff hopes the Cowboys had going into

Week 9.

LOSERS:

Tom Brady, QB, Patriots: No matter how hard Brady tries, celebration fist pumps will never inflate a football.

Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks: Lynch has only been able to taste the rainbow this season, not victory. The Seahawks are off to a lack-luster 4-4 start this season after their Super Bowl defeat to the Patriots last February.

Eli Manning, QB, Giants: Eli lands in this category because Peyton is his brother and will always overshadow him, even when he throws six TDs in one game and Peyton throws zero. Although Eli has led his team to the top of the NFC East he will never be as good as his older brother, who is currently 3 yards away from Brett Favre’s passing record.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Josh Gordon, WR, Browns: Although Gordon is suspended from playing games this season, he deserves recognition for his outstanding commitment to the off season that can be derived from the paychecks he is still receiving.

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