FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AUGUST 07: Wayne Hunter #78 of the New York Jets walks off the field after practice at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
The two choices for this week's game ball were probably Darrelle Revis and Wayne Hunter. Revis' interception return for a touchdown might have been the most important play of the game. This was not a vintage Revis effort, though. Now Revis having an off day is still better than almost everybody else, but he was beaten a few times, and the Dolphins left a lot on the table.
Hunter played a practically flawless game until garbage time. He shut down Cameron Wake, one of the best pass rushers in the game, who was off to a good start this season. He had little help. Sometimes you know a guy is playing well because the announcers keep mentioning him. In Hunter's case, we knew he was playing well from how little Wake was mentioned.
Hunter has been heavily criticized after a rough start. Quietly he played better since Week 3. This week people finally started to notice after his best game of the year. The Jets can win with Wayne as a starter at tackle. They have won big games against excellent opponents with him starting at tackle. This game matched his brilliant effort against Chicago when he shut down Julius Peppers last year.
Who gets your game ball?