Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Week 4 Heroes and Zeros
This was a great week to start…
David Garrard, QB, Jaguars -- Passed for 323 yards and a TD trifecta, adding 38 yards on the ground.
Eli Manning, QB, Giants -- Threw 3 TDs with 292 yards before leaving with a heel injury.
Brett Favre, QB, Vikings – Another legendary performance, with 271 passing yards and 3 TDs.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers -- His 254-yard, 3-TD performance wasn’t enough against the Steelers.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers – Came up short on Monday night, but still tossed 2 TDs and 384 yards, plus 16 rushing.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers -- Rumbled out of the dog house with 165 powerful rushing yards, 2 TDs, and 2 catches for 26 yards.
Kevin Smith, RB, Lions -- Injured earlier in the week, he amassed 51 yards and 2 TDs.
Ronnie Brown, RB, Dolphins -- Scored twice and ran for 115 yards.
Steve Slaton, RB, Texans -- Rewarded his owners’ patience with 89 total yards and a TD rushing and receiving.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears -- Finally got off the schneid and in the end zone, with 140 combined yards.
Steve Smith, WR, Giants -- Scorched the Chiefs with 11 receptions for 134 yards and 2 scores.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars -- Signaled that he’s for real, with 7 catches for 91 yards and 2 TDs.
Santana Moss, WR, Redskins -- Caught 10 passes for 178 yards and a score.
Chad Johnson, WR, Bengals -- Reeled in 3 passes for 24 yards and 2 TDs.
Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers -- Was a beast, accounting for 124 yards and a pair of TDs on nine catches.
Heath Miller, TE, Steelers -- Hauled in 8 passes for 70 yards and 2 TDs.
This was a great week to play against…
Drew Brees, QB, Saints -- Failed to throw a TD pass for second consecutive game. Just 190 yards.
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys -- Passed for 255 yards and no TDs, plus two turnovers.
Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders -- Lost three yards on six rushes, and picked up just five yards on a solitary catch before leaving with a knee injury.
Fred Taylor, RB, Patriots -- Rushed for 25 yards and caught a 13-yard pass.
Julius Jones, RB, Seahawks -- Ran just 20 yards and 3 catches totaled just 10 receiving yards.
LenDale White, RB, Titans -- Amassed less than 10 total yards rushing and receiving.
Steven Jackson, RB, Rams -- Ran for 79 yards and didn’t sniff the end zone.
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Chargers -- Only generated 15 yards on the ground.
Darren Sproles, RB, Chargers -- Had no runs and only one 16-yard reception.
Braylon Edwards, WR, Browns -- Targeted five times, including at least twice in the end zone, but caught zippo.
Lance Moore, WR, Saints -- Got a single yard on his single catch.
Justin Gage, WR, Titans -- One 15-yard catch won’t cut it.
Ted Ginn, WR, Dolphins -- Had one four-yard reception.
Devin Hester, WR, Bears -- Caught one 2-yard pass before leaving with a shoulder injury.
Laveranues Coles, WR, Bengals -- Just 2 receptions for 24 yards.
Marques Colston, WR, Saints -- Two catches equaled 33 yards.
Greg Jennings, WR, Packers – His two generated 31 yards.
Roy Williams, WR, Cowboys -- Brought down 3 passes for 35 yards.
Eddie Royal, WR, Broncos -- Caught two balls for 16 yards. Time to wave goodbye.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs -- One catch totaled 11 yards.
Kellen Winslow, TE, Buccaneers -- Just 21 yards on 2 catches.
I didn’t see that coming…
Jermichael Finley, TE, Packers – I’ve been waiting for his breakout game, and this was it. He scored and hauled in six catches for 128 yards.
49ers D/ST -- I know the Rams are awful, but five sacks, three TDs and a shut out is a little ridiculous.
Saints D/ST -- Scored on both a fumble recovery and interception, added 4 sacks and 4 turnovers and held the Jets to 10 points.