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NFL Week 7 Team of the Week

Aaron Rodgers lit the Oakland Raiders' defense on fire, Calais Campbell feasted on the Cincinnati Bengals' woeful offensive line and Marcus Peters already wowed Baltimore Ravens faithful in his debut with the team.

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Offense

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Rodgers torched the Raiders' secondary in Week 7, passing for 429 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions in the process. He also recorded four big-time throws and zero turnover-worthy plays in the contest.

RB Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders

Though it was in a losing effort, rookie Jacobs put on a stunning display against Green Bay's defense. He led all qualifying backs in overall grade (90.0) and rushing grade (88.8) and forced eight missed tackles along the way.

WR DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans

Hopkins hauled in 9-of-11 targets for 106 yards in the Texans’ Week 7 loss to the Colts, including six first-down receptions and one touchdown. He also forced one missed tackle and gained 15-plus yards on three of his receptions.

WR Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts

Pascal only ran 18 routes against the Texans, but he sure did make the most of them. He averaged an NFL-high 5.89 yards per route run against Houston, catching all six of his targets for 106 yards, four first downs and two touchdowns.

TE Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders

Among all NFL pass-catchers with 20 or more routes run in Week 7, Waller ranked first in yards per route run (5.25) and tied for 13th in passer rating when targeted (118.8).

FLEX: TE Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Ebron earned a season-high 91.2 overall grade against the Texans in Week 7. He caught four passes for 70 yards and a touchdown while logging zero drops. His touchdown snag was a beautiful toe-tapping catch in the back of the end that should go down as one of the best catches in his NFL career.

LT Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans

Lewan did allow one pressure across his 32 snaps in pass protection, but he made up for it with his play as a run blocker. He led all qualifying offensive linemen in run-blocking grade at 90.2.

LG Joe Thuney, New England Patriots

Thuney finished the Pats' Monday night affair with the Jets as the team's highest-graded offensive player and the highest-graded left guard in football on the week. He allowed zero pressures from 47 pass-blocking snaps and earned an impressive 75.3 run-blocking grade.

C Alex Mack, Atlanta Falcons

Mack allowed zero pressures across 39 pass-blocking snaps. His 84.3 pass-blocking grade ranked tied for first among centers with at least 25 snaps played.

RG Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys

Martin allowed zero pressures across his 31 pass-blocking snaps and earned an impressive 73.0 run-blocking grade against Philly. He narrowly beat out Titans’ Jamil Demby for his spot on this list.

RT Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans Saints

Ramczyk allowed zero pressures across 41 pass-blocking snaps and finished the week ranked second behind all offensive linemen in run-blocking grade (80.0).

Defense

DI Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars

Earning a 91.1 run-defense grade and an 80.3 pass-rush grade, Campbell led all qualifiers at his position in overall grade in Week 7 (91.6). Cincinnati's offensive line had no answers for him on Sunday.

DI Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

Donald wasn't stellar against the run, but he did lead all defensive linemen with 20 or more pass-rush snaps on Sunday in pas-rush grade (92.4). He totaled four pressures and three additional pass-rush wins across his 27 pass-rush snaps against Atlanta.

Edge Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers

While his brother was mud-sliding in Washington, Joey Bosa turned in a dominant performance against Tennessee. He recorded three hurries, one quarterback hit and two sacks on the day. He also led all defenders with 20 or more pass-rush snaps in pass-rush win rate (32.1%) and picked up a forced fumble in the contest.

Edge Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys

Lawrence was outstanding in the Cowboys' win over the Eagles on Sunday Night Football. He recorded a 90.7 single-game grade and an 85.7 pass-rush grade across 43 defensive snaps.

LB Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints

Davis' standout Week 7 performance was propped up by high marks in coverage. Targeted four times against Chicago, Davis allowed just three receptions for nine yards and zero first downs. He also missed zero tackles in coverage.

LB Reggie Ragland, Kansas City Chiefs

Ragland starred as a blitzer in the Chiefs' win over Denver on Thursday. He recorded two defensive stops and three pressures in the contest.

CB Tre'Davious White, Buffalo Bills

White led all qualifying cornerbacks in single-game grade in Week 7 (92.0). He recorded one defensive stop, a forced fumble and allowed just one reception for five yards from five targets. He also had an interception in the Bills’ win over Miami.

CB Marcus Peters, Baltimore Ravens

It didn't take long for Peters to make his presence felt in a Ravens uniform. He allowed just one reception for eight yards from four targets and recorded a pick-six to help push Baltimore ahead of Seattle.

S Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos

Simmons earned a season-high 92.7 overall grade in the Broncos’ Week 7 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football. He recorded four defensive stops, zero missed tackles and logged two pass breakups.

S Terrence Brooks, New England Patriots

Brooks recorded three pressures, allowed zero receptions from two targets and intercepted Sam Darnold in the red zone. He earned an elite 90.5 single-game grade for his efforts.

FLEX: S Vonn Bell, New Orleans Saints

Bell was outstanding in run defense against Chicago. He recorded four defensive stops and zero missed tackles, and he also made an impact as a pass-rusher with three pressures of his own.

Special Teams

K Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys

Maher nailed all four of his extra points, two field goals attempted fewer than 30 yards out and a 63-yarder in Week 7.

P Kevin Huber, Cincinnati Bengals

Huber punted six times against Jacksonville and averaged 48.3 yards per attempt, pinned three inside the 20-yard line and allowed just three returns for 15 yards.

K/PR Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago Bears

Patterson returned a kick 102 yards for a score against New Orleans in Week 7.

ST Michael Thomas, New York Giants

A special teams maven, Thomas blocked a punt against Arizona that was eventually recovered by the Giants in the end zone for a touchdown.

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