For the second time this year, the Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills this past week. After the Week 11 game, four players were nominated for the game ball, quarterback Matt Moore, fullback/tight end Charles Clay, center Mike Pouncey, and safety Yeremiah Bell. Your votes clearly handed the game ball to Moore, with 57% of the vote going to him.
This week, the game ball will go to one of three nominated players, with your vote once again deciding who receives it.
This week's nominees are:
Reggie Bush, Running Back - Bush continues to prove that he can be an NFL feature back. Prior to this season, Bush had one 100-yard performance, his career high single game tally of 126 yards during his rookie campaign in 2006. In fact, Bush had more negative yard days (-2). This season, that all changed. Sunday marked Bush's fourth 100-yard performance of 2011, putting him just 27 yards away from his first career 1,000 yard season. And, this past performance wasn't a 100-yard day. Bush kept going after that, reaching 203 yards rushing, including a 76-yard touchdown sprint. Bush's performance, despite the one fumble he lost, clearly was the offensive performance of the game.
Vontae Davis, Cornerback - Davis continues his resurgence from his early season hamstring troubles, picking up his third and fourth interceptions on the year. His four picks ties his career single-season total from his rookie year in 2009. Davis has also demonstrated a willingness to support the run, and his presence in the game seems to calm fellow corner Sean Smith. Davis played another solid game for the Dolphins, and when it comes down to needing a turnover, he seems to be developing into a player that can go get the ball.
John Jerry, Left Tackle - Jerry may not have the sexy interceptions, or the huge rushing total, but he made an impact on the game. Jerry had never played a game on the left side of the offensive line, and here he was, being asked to start at left tackle, protecting quarterback Matt Moore's blind side, and, if that wasn't enough, he had to do it in place of All-Pro Jake Long. And, Jerry responded. He did not allow a sack on the day, he was a big part of the success Bush found on the ground, and he anchored an offensive line that, just a week ago, gave up nine sacks.
Now, it's time to choose. Vote for your game ball winner.