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Top 5 QB performances From Sunday of NFL Week 1

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Sunday of NFL Week 1 Top 5 QB Performances

Sunday of NFL Week 1 Top 5 QB Performances
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We are only one week into the 2013 NFL season and one thing is clear: Peyton Manning is the one true Football Jesus and it ain't even close. Sorry, Tim Tebow.

I mean seriously, throwing for over 460 yards and seven touchdowns in a single game is the football equivalent of turning water into Crystal Pepsi, or in other words, it just doesn’t happen! The man was absolutely flawless while dicing the defense of the defending champs and becoming only the second player in NFL history to throw for seven scores in a game without also tossing at least one interception.

Meanwhile, Peyton's younger brother, Eli Manning, had a rough day against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football, throwing for three interceptions in a loss that overshadowed his 450 yards and four scores. Big brother clearly still knows best.

But let’s not let Peyton’s Thursday night clinic overshadow this Sunday’s top performers at the quarterback position; because for those of you paying attention at home, there were some good ones. Here are the top five quarterback performances form the first Sunday of NFL action in 2013.

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5. Jay Cutler

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There’s not much to say about Chicago signal-caller Smokin’ Jay Cutler that hasn’t already been said before; he’s an erratic, self-absorbed, petulant, curmudgeon with a rocket launcher where his arm should be.  While most of this may be true, Cutler teamed up with his new coach and quarterback guru Mark Trestman to put together a solid performance against the Bengals this week. Throwing for 243 yards, two touchdowns and only one interception, Cutler did a great job taking what the Cincinnati defense gave him and made big throws when it counted, leading Da Bears to a comeback win to start the season.

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4. Andrew Luck

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At the four spot, we have quarterback wunderkind Andrew Luck, who used his arms, legs, shoulders, knees and toes to deliver a late-game come-from-behind victory over the Oakland Raiders. Luck showed off his unheralded athleticism on the game’s deciding play as his 19-yard touchdown scamper ultimately sealed the game for the Colts.

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3. Russell Wilson

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At number three, we have my personal favorite, former Wisconsin Badger Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks. While encountering a frustrating day at the hands of a stout Carolina defense, Wilson managed to be methodical through the air hooking up with 8 different receivers on his way to putting up just enough points to get the opening day win for Emerald City.

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2. Drew Brees

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Number two on this week’s list of the top QBs is Pepsi pitchman and One Direction fan Drew Brees!  The New Orleans gunslinger packed the box score in traditional Saints fashion on his way to a dogged victory against divisional rival Atlanta. Watch out for Brees in upcoming weeks as the Sean Payton redemption tour comes to a city near you! 

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1. Colin Kaepernick

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Standing triumphantly on top of the NFL’s QB Agrocrag this week is second-year starter Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers.  Kaepernick was simply masterful on Sunday.  Only one year after torching the Packers in the playoffs with his Road Runneresque footwork, Kaepernick decided to show the world that his arm is a lot more than just a canvas, as he threw for over 400 yards and 3 touchdowns en route to a six-point victory over the Pack.