20. Sacks. We have not yet reached the halfway point and Cameron Jordan is still well ahead of the single season sack record. And if he isn’t the clear MVP front runner, you don’t have to travel far to find the second place candidate, Drew Brees enters his 40s with a career season in terms of pure quarterback play. With 22 touchdowns in 6 games, the Saints offense is built on moving the football with any and all hands available. Jared Cook has found a way to top his pro bowl 2018 season and DJ Chark leads the team in receptions in his sophomore season.
Dr. Juke-l and Mr. Hyde
The Houston Texans completed a three game win streak this week in Missouri and while they sport a talented receiving corps, it is the running backs that have shined. The two headed monster of the elusive Miller matched with the power running of Carlos Hyde has proved difficult for defenses to stop. Hyde himself has particularly shown a nose for the end zone with 6 touchdowns in his last two games. They improve to 4-2 and head to Indianapolis to face the their division rival for the top spot in the division.
Giants retain and defend the Top Madden Title Belt
Since unseating the Minnesota Vikings from the Title Belt the Giants have since defended against the mighty Patriots with a dominant 42 point performance. The key has been the obviously talented sophomore running back Saquon Barkley who has amounted 261 yards and 4 touchdowns in that span. He defends the belt this week against Arizona.
Special Teams Dominance in Ohio
The last team to make this much noise in the return game was the Chicago Bears who watched a rookie Devin Hester return the opening kickoff in the Super Bowl. The Top Madden Bengals have revived the ghost of Hester with 5 return touchdowns through 6 weeks. John Ross owns 3 to his name while Darius Phillips owns the other two. While they have faced sanctioned placed down by the league, continuing to dominant in all three phases of the game is their ticket to the AFC North Pennant.