Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday's Heroes and Zeroes

This was a great week to start…

Matt Schaub, QB, Texans -- Bounced back in style with 357 yards passing plus 4 TDs, with zero INTs.
Drew Brees, QB, Saints -- Kept the train rolling with 311 yards and 3 TDs.
Byron Leftwich, QB, Bucs -- Threw 3 TDs and 296 yards, with 2 INTs
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers -- Passed for 436 yards and 2 TDs, but also had 2 INTs.

Chris Johnson, RB, Titans -- This week’s biggest star ran for 197 yards and 2 TDs, and added 9 receptions for 87 yards and a third score.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers -- Raced for 207 yards and 2 TDs, adding 39 yards on 5 receptions.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills -- Rumbled for 163 yards and caught 6 passes for 25 yards.
Willie McGahee, RB, Ravens -- His second consecutive 2-TD game also included 79 rushing and 10 receiving yards.
Darren Sproles, RB, Chargers -- Only ran for 26 yards, but caught 7 passes for 124 yards and 1 TD.

Andre Johnson, WR, Texans -- Hooked up with Schaub for 10 receptions, 149 yards and 2 TDs.
Marques Colston, WR, Saints -- Scored twice on his 8 catches for 98 yards.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers -- Reeled in 6 passes for 141 yards and a score.
Mario Manningham, WR, Giants -- Caught 10 passes for 150 yards and a TD.

This was a great week to play against…

Tom Brady, QB, Patriots -- Passed for just 216 yards and 1 INT, without a score.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks -- Threw for only 97 yards before leaving with an injury.

Thomas Jones, RB, Jets -- Ran for only 54 yards.
Brian Westbrook, RB, Eagles -- Totaled just 66 combined yards.
Steve Slaton, RB, Texans -- Still stuck in neutral with 59 total yards.
Willie Parker, RB, Steelers -- Rushed for 47 yards.
Jamal Lewis, RB, Browns -- 38 rushing yards.

Greg Jennings, WR, Packers -- Laid a goose egg.
Randy Moss, WR, Patriots -- Caught just 4 passes for 24 yards.
Devin Hester, WR, Bears -- Only 21 yards on 4 catches.
Justin Gage, WR, Titans -- His 2 catches amounted to 27 yards.
Eddie Royal, WR, Broncos -- Still not on track after catching 3 balls for 20 yards.
Donnie Avery, WR, Rams -- Had 1 catch for 4 yards, and lost a fumble.
Cowboys WRs -- Roy Williams had 1 reception for 18 yards while Patrick Crayton chimed in with one for 4 yards.

I didn’t see that coming…
Kevin Kolb, QB, Eagles -- Passed for 391 yards and 2 TDs in place of the injured Donovan McNabb.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars -- Led team with 6 catches for 106 yards and 1 TD.
Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots -- Every time the Patriots had the ball, Brady seemed to be looking at the rookie, who led the team with 8 catches for 98 yards.


  1. Hey Ladd, is Manningham the real deal or or is this just the result of injuries to Hixon-Nicks?

  2. Heh. Played against Jamal last night. His disappearance and Manningham's outburst let me eke out a 2 pt. victory. Awesome. Love the tweets, btw.