Week 6’s NFL All-Star Team

By Rhys Knott

In an odd week for both defenses and offenses, there are some familiar faces in Week 6’s NFL All-Star team. There are a couple of surprise too though.

Week 6's NFL All-Star Quarterback

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Jared Goff 

Goff was the only quarterback in the top five for yards in Week 6 who didn’t throw an interception. The Lions’ run game really didn’t work against the Buccaneers, they only managed 40 yards on the ground from 22 attempts.  Goff had to attempt 44 passes and he completed 30 of them. He ended the game with 353 yards, the most of any quarterback this week and despite being sacked three times he ended the game with a 107.5 passer rating. Two quarterbacks threw more touchdown passes than Goff did, but neither Sam Howell or Tua Tagovailoa crossed the 300 yard barrier. 

Week 6's NFL All-Star Running Back

Kyren Williams 

23 year old Williams continued his impressive season and could have possibly ended it in the same game. A scan this week revealed he has sprained his ankle. While Adam Schefter claimed the injury wasn’t a long term problem Sean McVay was quoted as saying “the initial prognosis looks like it’s going to be challenging for those guys in the immediate future”. McVay was referring to not just Williams, but backup running back Ronnie Rivers who injured his knee in the same game. 

Williams carried 20 times against the Cardinals before his injury. That was on top of the 38 he made in the last two games! He racked up 158 yards this week with a touchdown to boot. 

Week 6's NFL All-Star Wide Receivers

Tyreek Hill 

Nobody caught more than one touchdown pass in Week 6. But another All-Star team, another spot for Tyreek Hill. Not only did Hill record the most receiving yards this week, he did it on just six catches. He averaged 27.2 yards per catch! Hill ended Week 6 with 62% of the Dolphins total receiving yards but he only caught 20% of the passes they threw! That’s another reason the Dolphins are so difficult to defend, who knows who will get the ball next? 

Cooper Kupp 

Cooper Kupp was that second placed receiver. He’s back! And not only is he back, he ended Week 6 with 148 receiving yards his most since the 2022 playoffs. Cupp caught seven passes and caught Matt Stafford’s only touchdown pass. The Cardinals ended that game with more passing yards than the Rams, but turnovers cost them dearly. 

AJ Brown is on a tear, he has now racked up at least 127 receiving yards in his last four games. The 131 yards he recorded this week came from just seven passes. 

Week 6's NFL All-Star Tight End

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Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce didn’t just attend the Saturday Night Live afterparty this week, he also hauled in nine passes for 124 yards. Kelce caught all of his targets and accounted for 41% of the Chiefs total receiving yards. Despite missing a game Kelce has caught 23% of the Chiefs receptions this season and 364 yards account for 21% of their total receiving yards. 

Week 6's NFL All-Star D/ST

Detroit Lions

It’s slim picking for a D/ST candidate this week. Devin Duvernay nearly scored a punt return, as did Jamison Crowder. Justin Tucker kicked six field goals out of six attempts, but missed an extra point. And the Ravens defense allowed 150 rushing yards to a very ordinary Titans team.  The Bengals recorded four sacks and made two interceptions, but allowed 323 yards through the air and conceded 13 points. 

So this week the All-Star D/ST is the Lions. They weren’t to spectacular, they only recorded a single sack for one yard and a single interception. But they stopped Baker Mayfield, who has been dealing in 2023 from throwing a touchdown pass. The Buccaneers ended the game with just six points against a Lions defense who had conceded an average of 21.4 points per game in the first five weeks.

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Rhys has been watching the NFL for 30 something years and still hasn’t managed to pick a team to support. When he’s not fixatED on pass rushers you can find him blithering on about most sports on Twitter @wrhys_writes