This was one of those weeks that reminded everyone why NFL on Sundays is one of the best things ever. We had last second finishes in New England, Detroit, and Philadelphia — all equally as thrilling. This was the hardest week to narrow down to just five plays and we had to leave out some thrilling plays. Here’s our best attempt at the Top 5 for the week.
#5. Ol’ Man Fitz Refuses to Give Up
Larry Fitzgerald refused to give up on this catch and brings it down after the bobble and near interception by the defender. We saw a vintage Fitzgerald performance which was certainly highlighted by this catch. It’s always good to see Fitz in the spotlight and hopefully we’ll see more of this going forward.
#4. Marcus William Snags the Interception with One Hand
Cam Newton got bullied by a defense that has been proclaimed to be leaky and soft. Marcus Williams was able to snag one of the three interceptions that Newton threw on this play. The focus after the deflection, combined with the one handed catch, brings this play to our #4 spot.
#3. Jordan Leslie off the Practice Squad
The Browns went into Indy as road favorites but came up just short. The ragtag bunch of WRs that they ran onto the field had 8 (!!) drops and 4 offensive pass interference penalties. Jordan Leslie, newly promoted from the practice squad had a ridiculous catch that set up a goal to go situation — he lands on our #3 spot.
#2. The Rookie hits from 61 yards
This will probably be the only time a GW FG will make this list but it was impossible to ignore this. Jake Elliot kicked this one from the bird in midfield to send the Eagles out with a W against a heated division rival. This kick sunk the Giants to 0-3 and lands #2 on our list.
#1. Cooks with the Toe-Tap
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before but Tom Brady got the ball in a 2 minute drill and won the game. He threw a missile to Brandin Cooks for the TD with a fantastic toe tap in the end-zone. Cooks had an excellent day and this is exactly the connection that Patriots fans were waiting for. The Cooks catch was easily the play of the week — perhaps the season.
Dumb Play of the Week