Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Week 5 Heroes & Zeros
This was a great week to start…
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks – Returned from injury with a vengeance, connecting on 4 TD passes and 241 yards.
Donovan McNabb, QB, Eagles – Rested and rehabbed, he passed for 264 yards and 3 TDs, and added a team-high 30 rushing yards.
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys -- Passed for 351 yards and two TDs.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts – Kept the train rolling with 309 yards and 3 scores.
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons – Tossed 2 TDs and 329 yards, and ran for another TD.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers – His 277 yards and 3 TDs buried the Lions.
Michael Turner, RB, Falcons – Bulldozed over the 49ers for 97 yards and a TD trifecta.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants – Racked up 110 rushing yards and 2 TDs, and added a 55-yard reception for good measure.
Clinton Portis, RB, Redskins – Scored twice and totaled 74 yards.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings – He scored twice too, with 69 rushing yards.
Ronnie Brown, RB, Dolphins – Ran the Wildcat nearly to perfection, rushing for 74 yards and 2 TDs, while adding 21 passing and 14 receiving yards.
Thomas Jones, RB, Jets – Effectively bottled up by the Dolphins, but still punched in two goal-line scores and ran for 42 yards.
Ray Rice, RB, Ravens – Ran for 69 yards and caught 7 passes for 74 yards and a score.
Roddy White, WR, Falcons – Torched San Fran with 210 receiving yards and 2 TDs.
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans – Reeled in 8 passes for 101 yards and 2 scores.
Nate Burleson, WR, Seahawks – Caught two of Hasselbeck’s TD passes, plus 98 yards.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Seahawks – Hauled in 5 passes for 77 yards and the other two Hasselbeck scoring strikes.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals – Amassed 79 yards and two TDs on five catches.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Broncos – His 8 receptions led to 64 yards and two trips to the end zone.
Kellen Winslow, TE, Buccaneers – Hauled in 9 passes for 102 yards and a pair of TDs.
Seahawks defense – Logged 5 sacks, a fumble-return TD, another fumble recovery and a shut-out of the toothless Jags.
This was a great week to play against…
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens – Came back down to earth with 186 yards passing, one TD and two INTs.
David Garrard, QB, Jaguars – Continued his underwhelming play on the road with just 188 yards and no TDs.
Derek Anderson, QB, Browns – How does an NFL quarterback complete two passes for 23 yards and an INT and still win the game?
Cadillac Williams, RB, Buccaneers – Got 8 yards both as a rusher and receiver.
Julius Jones, RB, Seahawks – Just 34 rushing yards, which was 12 fewer than his backup (Edgerrin James).
Larry Johnson, RB, Chiefs – Another disappointing day, with just 37 rushing yards.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans – Held to just 43 combined yards by the Colts.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers – Only ran for 40 yards while reeling in two passes for 19 more.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills – Took a back seat to Marshawn Lynch, totaling just 47 yards.
Marion Barber, RB, Cowboys – Ran for only 53 yards and caught no passes.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars – Limited to 34 rushing yards and five catches for 23 more.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions – Had only a single 2-yard catch before leaving with a knee injury.
Randy Moss, WR, Patriots – Caught just one 36-yard pass.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts – Played a bit role (one 9-yard catch) in Manning’s latest masterpiece.
Lee Evans, WR, Bills – Brought down 2 passes for 11 yards.
Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Browns – Still think it’s a good idea to pickup a rookie wideout from the Browns after his single 16-yard reception?
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles – Caught a one-yard pass from the red hot McNabb.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Jets - Active despite lingering injury, he caught one pass for 4 yards while being overshadowed by Braylon Edwards.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars – A healthy, last-minute scratch that left many owners with a goose egg.
Laveranues Coles, WR, Bengals – He actually played and still posted a goose egg.
Derrick Mason, WR, Ravens – Ditto.
I didn’t see that coming…
Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys – Blitzed the Chiefs for 250 yards and 2 TDs on 10 receptions.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles – Rookie caught 6 passes for 142 yards and 2 TDs.
Austin Collie, WR, Colts – Reeled in 8 catches for 97 yards and two scores.