Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Week 8 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Brett Favre, QB, Vikings -- Passed for 244 yards and 4 TDs, and once again went without a turnover.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers – Threw for 287 yards and 3 TDs, and ran for 52 yards in a losing effort.
Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets – Had the best day of his rookie season with 265 passing yards, 3 total TDs and no turnovers.
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys -- Passed for 256 yards and 3 TDs, plus 10 rushing yards and one fumble.
Donovan McNabb, QB, Eagles – Threw 240 yards and a trio of scores.

Chris Johnson, RB, Titans – Out-dueled MJD with his masterful 228-yard, 2-TD afternoon.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars – Made the most of his 8 carries, rumbling for 177 yards and 2 monster TDs.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears – Took advantage of the prime matchup by amassing 121 combined yards and 2 TDs.
Michael Turner, RB, Falcons – Looked like the ’08 version of himself, darting through the Saints for 151 yards and a score.
Steven Jackson, RB, Rams – Rumbled for 149 yards and his first score of the season, plus 3 catches for 17 yards.
Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints – Scored running and receiving, with 91 rushing yards.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers – Rushed for 87 yards and 2 scores.
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Chargers – Only had 56 yards, but a pair of TDs made his day special.

Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts – Though limited with a groin strain all week, he topped all receivers with 12 catches for 147 yards and a TD.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers -- Just five catches produced 142 yards and a score.
Ted Ginn, WR, Dolphins – Who needs to catch passes when you can return kickoffs for 100 and 101 yards in the same game?

Dolphins D/ST – Though they surrendered 25 points, they nearly offset that with Ginn’s two triple-digit kickoff returns, a fumble return TD by Jason Taylor, and 2 sacks.
Ravens D/ST – Had 2 sacks, one turnover, and a kickoff return score while holding the undefeated Broncos to 7 points.

This was a great week to play against…

Kyle Orton, QB, Broncos – Passed for 152 yards and no scores.
David Garrard, QB, Jaguars – Kept his road woes going with a miserable 139-yard, 0-TD, 2-INT outing.
Matt Schaub, QB, Texans – His 268 passing yards were offset by a pair of interceptions, and he didn’t complete a scoring pass for the first time since Week 1.
Kurt Warner, QB, Cardinals – Passed for a healthy 242 yards and 2 TDs, but turned the ball over a whopping 6 times.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts – Held without a TD for the first time this season, though he still put up 347 yards.

Steve Slaton, RB, Texans – One of the day’s best bets caught 2 passes for 10 yards before losing another fumble and, possibly, his starting gig.
Ronnie Brown, RB, Dolphins – Ran for just 23 yards.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Bills – Rushed for just 43 yards against a soft Texans defense.
Ryan Grant, RB, Packers -- Limited to 30 yards and added 3 catches for 21 more.

Eddie Royal, WR, Broncos – No dramatic returns were there to offset his paltry 2 catches for 10 yards.
Donnie Avery, WR, Rams – Just one 15-yard catch against the toothless Lions.
Lance Moore, WR, Saints – Another bit performance in a big Saints win, with just 2 catches for 11 yards.
Anquan Boldin, WR, Cardinals – Limited to 3 receptions for 23 yards before aggravating an injury.
Torry Holt and Mike Sims-Walker, WRs, Jaguars – Combined for 4 catches for 26 yards between them.
Lee Evans, WR, Bills – Reeled in only 2 passes for 29 yards.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Broncos – Underwhelmed with 4 passes for 24 yards.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Seahawks – Ditto for him.

Tony Scheffler, TE, Broncos – One 9-yard catch on the day.
Owen Daniels, TE, Texans – Caught just one 22-yard pass before being lost for the year with a knee injury.

I didn’t see that coming…

Ryan Moats, RB, Texans – Subbed for the butter-fingered Slaton and busted loose for 126 rushing yards and 3 TDs, plus 2 receptions for 25 yards.

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