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Sunday Standouts

NFL: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Fran shuts down that “bad man” Aaron Rodgers as they continue their torrid pace in Week 12’s Sunday Standouts edition.



Top Offensive Performers

  • Royce Freeman - Denver Broncos
NFL: Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Denver’s offense failed to get anything going against the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon. Trailing most of the game, Freeman was given little opportunity rushing, given the ball just twice totaling 20 yards. Freeman also brought in two reception for nine yards in the 20-3 loss to the Bills.



Top Defensive Performers

  • Arik Armstead - San Francisco 49ers

Continuing on his career-best pace, Armstead and the 49ers defensive front dominated against Green Bay, Sunday night. Recording 2.0 sacks, five total tackles and four QB hits, Armstead has been on a tear throughout all of 2019. He recorded double-digit sacks for the first time in his career with the two he had against that “bad man” Aaron Rodgers. The edge-rusher is on track to quadruple his career sack record and should be well on his way to his first career Pro-Bowl. San Francisco over the Packers, 37-8.


Special Teams

Top Special-teamer

  • De’Anthony Thomas - Baltimore Ravens
NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Rams Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas returned three punts for 45 yards, averaging 15.0 YPR against the Rams on Monday Night Football. Baltimore has asserted their dominance against teams all season, the lastest victom being Los Angeles. With the 45-6 victory over the Rams, Baltimore moves to 9-2 on the season.


Honorable Mention

  • DeForest Buckner - San Francisco 49ers

This San Francisco defensive front has solidified themselves as one of the best units in all of football. Buckner has been seeing increased time as a defensive interior lineman with the addition of second-overall pick Nick Bosa. The Duck still gets it done from either inside, or outside rushing position recording 0.5 sacks, five tackles and two hits on Rodgers. The interior lineman has 5.5 sacks on the season with five games still remaining.