By Chris Colon, Hunter Jones, and Zack Sandlin
Offensive Player of the Week
QB Tom Pepper (Vancouver) – 38/50, 470 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 121.25 QBR, 76% completion
Captain Canada certainly showed why he sits near the QB stat rankings this week. Almost 500 yards passing is a feat that is rarely seen. While he did turn the ball over twice, a QBR of 121.25 and comp% of 76% is nothing to shake a stick at. And tossing 5 touchdowns in a game is just as impressive. While his Vancouver Legion may have come up short this week against the Nightwings, it certainly was no fault of this man. Eh Tom, good on ya.
RB Jarrod McChesney (Denver) – 24 carries, 239 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, 10.0 yards per carry
Mr. McChesney found his stride again this week against Vancouver as he waltzed all over their defense to the tone of 239 yds and 5 TD. Seems the Nightwings bell-cow has finally gotten out of his slump and found his stride once again. Woe to those unfortunate defensive coordinators who have to gameplan for this man.
Defensive Player of the Week
CB BJ Armstrong (Denver) – 2 interceptions, 1 touchdown, 6 total tackles
It was a pretty good week for the Denver Nightwings and cornerback BJ Armstrong in particular. They stop a two-game losing skid after beginning the season 7-0, won convincingly 63-38 and Armstrong got two interceptions and a touchdown out of it. Armstrong now has a team-leading six interceptions on the season, tied for third in the league among cornerbacks and fourth overall.
DT William Davidson (London) – 5 sacks, 6 total tackles
London Knights defensive tackle William Davidson was an absolute force against the Las Vegas Fury this week. Going off for a season-high five sacks and racking up six total tackles. Davidson also extends his sack streak to four and has had at least one sack in six games this season. His team-leading 11.5 sacks this season rank seventh among defensive tackles and ninth in the league overall.
Special Teams Player of the Week
K Disco Fudd (Alaska) – 2/2 (long of 45 yards)
Disco booted in a 45 yarder and another field goal to come away with the award for the week. Week in and week out, Disco does his best to put his best foot forward and this week he did just that.
WR/KR Mason Kirby (Dallas) – 7 kick returns, 140 return yards
Mason time and time again throughout the game ran downfield. He never fumbled, never failed to get passed the twenty. He simply did his job.