Below are the Power Players for Game 9 and below that you'll find the year-to-date leaders based on the games scored beginning with Game 5.
POWER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
No one player was awarded more than a single point in this week's scoring, but the timing of Tripplet's sack in the fourth quarter with the Texans down by just 14 points at the Indy 29 was pivotal. The four-yard loss stopped their momentum and led to the Colts getting the ball back without allowing Houston to narrow the gap, ending their hopes of staying in the game with just 7 minutes remaining.
THE REST OF THIS WEEK'S POWER PLAYERS
2T. Jason David (1 point): Nice open field tackle on
the Texans' first possession to force a punt.
2T. Corey Simon (1 point): In the second quarter, Simon made a huge stop on a 3rd-and-1 play. The Texans were going to try again, but a false start made them change their mind and they punted.
2T. Cato June (1 point): In the second quarter, June teamed up with Gary Brackett to stop a receiver short of a first-down, forcing a punt. Then he teamed up with Montae Reagor for a sack in the third quarter.
2T. Montae Reagor (1 point): Shared credit for a sack with Cato June in the third quarter. Teamed up with Nick Harper to force David Carr out of bounds short of a first down in the fourth quarter, forcing a punt.
2T. Robert Mathis (1 point): Forced a fumble on a Texans kickoff return that was recovered by Houston in the third quarter.
2T. Joseph Jefferson (1 point): In the third quarter, Jefferson knocked a pass away on a third-down play, forcing a punt.
2T. Mike Doss (1 point): Made a nice open field tackle in the third-quarter to force a field goal attempt after the Texans got great field position off of a fumble on a punt return.
2T. Dwight Freeney (1 point): Sacked David Carr with under 5 minutes remaining in the game.
10T. Gary Brackett (.5 point): Teamed up with Cato
June on a tackle in the second quarter to force a punt.
10T. Nick Harper (.5 point): Teamed up with Montae Reagor in the fourth quarter to force a punt by chasing David Carr out of bounds.
POWER PLAYER LEADER BOARD YEAR-TO-DATE
(Beginning with Week 5. Numbers in parentheses shows last week's rank)
2. Robert Mathis
12.5 points (2nd)
3. Dwight Freeney
10.5 points (3rd)
|4. Montae Reagor: 7 points (4th)
5. Nick Harper: 6.5 points (4th)
6. Jason David: 5.5 points (6th)
7. Mike Doss: 4 points (7th)
8. Larry Tripplett: 3.5 points (9th)
9. Raheem Brock: 3 point (7th)
10: Marlin Jackson: 2.5 points (9th)
11T. David Thornton: 2 point (11th)
11T. Bob Sanders: 2 point (11th)
11T. Corey Simon: 2 point (13th)
14. Gary Brackett: 1.5 points (13th)
15. Joseph Jefferson: 1 point (None)
16: Josh Thomas: .5 point (15th)