1) Brandon Jacobs - Giants
It's hard to classify Jacobs as anything other than a disappointment this season. He was spectacular in 2008, scoring 15 touchdowns. But much like his team, Jacobs has seen his performance dip this season. Going into Sunday's game against Dallas, he had just three touchdowns this year.
It's rare that a running back earns a spot here when rushing for under 40 yards, but Jacobs did just that with his performance against the Cowboys. He got in the end zone twice (one rushing, one 74-yard reception), and in a down week for top individuals, that's all it took.
If you needed a push to get into the playoffs, Jacobs' breakthrough couldn't have come at a better time. If you're on the outside looking in at the playoff picture, perhaps Jacobs' effort was too little too late.
2) Tony Romo - Cowboys
The Cowboys fell to 8-4 on Sunday, and into a tie for first place in the NFC East with the Eagles, but it wasn't Romo's fault. He threw for 392 yards and three touchdowns, and didn't throw an interception.
For Romo, it was the fourth time this season he's thrown three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Romo now ranks in the top ten in QB Rating, passing yards, and touchdown passes. He's a top notch fantasy QB, and could be among the top five quarterbacks selected next season.