With so many big plays from the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons, it was difficult to choose just five candidates. They can't all be winners, though one of these plays is likely to run away with the win this week (see what I did there?).
Players made plays on both sides of the ball against the Falcons, and that led to the two-touchdown advantage on the scoreboard.
Brevity is your friend today, so here are the five plays of the game. As always, watch them all and vote for your favorite.
Fitz finds a gap
This 10-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald capped off an impressive six-play, 80-yard drive that immediately followed Palmer's interception. On this play, Fitzgerald runs a 10-yard post to the middle of the end zone, where cornerback Dominique Franks had been.
However, the third-year defensive back gravitated toward Andre Roberts, who sat down underneath, leaving Fitz wide open for the go-ahead score (it gave the Cards a 7-3 lead).
Benard's first sack in Cardinal Red
Marcus Benard notched his first sack as a member of the Cardinals on Sunday, but he received help from former Falcons defensive end John Abraham in the process.
Abraham beat his man to the inside, forcing Matt Ryan to adjust in the pocket. Ryan did not see Benard coming, and the former Cleveland Browns DE took him down.
Ellington takes it 80
Rookie running back Andre Ellington freed himself this week after getting the start for the injured Rashard Mendenhall. Ellington was having a decent afternoon before this play, having carried five times for 26 yards.
But on the first play after the Cardinals defense allowed Ryan to go 15 plays and 66 yards for a field goal, the former Clemson Tiger took the first-down handoff from Palmer and did this:
He finished with 15 carries for 154 yards (10.3 YPC) and the score.
Washington is invisible to Ryan
This one could be called a "Carson Palmer decision." Yes, we poke fun at Palmer for throwing so many interceptions, but this really was a terrible choice from Ryan.
All Washington had to do is step in front of the delivery, which was intended for tight end Chase Coffman. This was the first of three consecutive Falcons drives that would end in a Cardinals interception.
Wide receiver/cornerback/return specialist Teddy Williams was signed five days before suiting up and playing in the game on Sunday. One of his first snaps on offense would provide a highlight that could have been even better than it was.
After running a ziggity-zaggity go-route early in the second quarter, Williams went up and snagged the throw from Palmer out of the air. While he did have to slow down some to wait for it -- Palmer likely did not realize how fast Williams is -- had he caught it over his shoulder, he could have walked into the end zone.