Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Week 14 Heroes & Zeros
This was a great week to start…
Eli Manning, QB, Giants -- Passed for 391 yards and 3 TDs without an interception, but he fumbled twice.
Drew Brees, QB, Saints -- Threw for 296 yards and a trio of TDs.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts -- Overcame 3 INTs with 220 passing yards and 4 TDs.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans -- Continued his assault on the Fantasy MVP crown, combining for 186 yards and 3 TDs.
Ray Rice, RB, Ravens -- His monster game generated 166 rushing yards and a score, plus 4 receptions for 53 yards, before being pulled early due to the blowout.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs -- Gained 143 rushing yards and a TD, and caught 7 passes for 38 yards.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers – Compiled 167 yards and a TD on the ground, plus 2 catches for 10 yards.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings -- Ran for 92 yards and 2 TDs, plus 3 receptions for 40 yards.
Ryan Grant, RB, Packers -- Raced for 137 yards and a pair of scores.
Thomas Jones, RB, Jets -- Rumbled for 99 yards and 2 TDs.
Quinton Ganther, RB, Redskins -- Made the most of his first start, combining for 93 yards and a pair of scores.
Reggie Bush, RB, Saints -- Ran for 33 yards and hauled in 6 receptions for 46 yards and 2 TDs.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Broncos -- Set a new NFL record with 21 receptions for 200 yards and a pair of TDs.
Andre Johnson, WR, Texans -- Also had a huge day with 11 catches for 193 yards and 2 TDs.
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles -- Mr. Big Play did it again, twice, scoring on a 60-yard pass and a 72-yard punt return, to go with his 178 receiving yards.
Dallas Clark, TE, Colts -- His 5 catches generated 43 yards and three of Manning’s TD strikes.
Eagles defense/special teams -- Gave up 38 points, but scored on a fumble return and punt return, recovered four fumbles and sacked Eli three times.
Titans defense -- Notched 5 INTs, 1 sack, a defensive touchdown and held the Rams to 7 points.
Texans defense -- Amassed 3 sacks, an interception and return TD, while holding the Seahawks to 7 points.
This was a great week to play against…
Kurt Warner, QB, Cardinals – Picked a terrible time for his worst game of the season, offsetting all his 178 passing yards with 2 INTs and a fumble, with no TDs. Dammit.
David Garrard, QB, Jaguars -- Limited to 139 passing and 26 rushing yards.
Bruce Gradkowski, QB, Raiders -- Against the NFL’s No. 1 pass defense, held to 153 yards without a score before leaving with an injury.
Carson Palmer, QB, Bengals -- Continued his disappointing season with just 94 passing yards and a lone TD.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers -- Threw for only 180 yards and failed to complete a TD pass for the first time this season.
Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs -- Passed for 224 yards, 0 TDs and 4 INTs.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers -- Grounded by high winds and the Browns secondary with just 201 passing yards.
Matt Cassel, QB, Chiefs -- Tossed 2 INTs and only amassed 84 passing yards.
Jerome Harrison, RB, Browns -- Just 9 yards rushing with 2 catches for 10 yards.
Chris Brown, RB, Texans -- Took a back seat to Ryan Moats, gaining just 7 yards on 3 carries.
Tim Hightower, RB, Cardinals – Fumbled early, limiting his overall production to 3 rushing and 13 receiving yards on 2 catches.
Cadillac Williams, RB, Buccaneers -- Grounded with 14 total yards.
Correll Buckhalter, RB, Broncos -- Held to 19 rushing yards.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers -- Just 29 yards rushing for the day.
Julius Jones, RB, Seahawks -- Only 39 yards on the ground.
Steven Jackson, RB, Rams -- Rushed for a meager 47 yards and only caught 2 passes for 6 yards.
Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers -- Inexplicably held to 53 rushing yards plus one 17-yard catch.
Randy Moss, WR, Patriots -- His 16-yard catch was negated by a fumble, leaving him with a goose egg.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles -- Didn’t make a catch before leaving with an injury.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars -- His solo reception went for 6 yards.
Louis Murphy, WR, Raiders -- Just a measly 8-yarder on the day.
Lee Evans, WR, Bills -- Had one 11-yard reception.
Donald Driver, WR, Packers -- Took 2 catches to get to 11 yards.
Mario Manningham, WR, Giants -- His 2 grabs went for 16 yards.
Davone Bess, WR, Dolphins -- Last week’s hero had just 3 receptions for 22 yards.
Chris Chambers, WR, Chiefs -- Held to 11 yards on 2 catches.
Donnie Avery, WR, Rams -- Only 2 balls for 14 yards.
Antonio Bryant, WR, Buccaneers -- Limited to 2 receptions for 22 yards.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals – So was he.
Hines Ward, WR, Steelers -- His 4 catches went for 21 yards.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Jets -- Brought down one 26-yarder.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts -- Only 39 yards on 2 catches.
Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions -- Just 37 yards on 4 balls.
Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts -- His 4 balls produced a mediocre 43 yards.
Anquan Boldin, WR, Cardinals – Took 5 catches to reach 40 yards, plus a fumble.
I didn’t see that coming…
Willis McGahee, RB, Ravens -- Scored twice in garbage time while amassing 76 rushing yards.
Fred Davis, TE, Redskins -- Caught 3 passes for 50 yards and 2 TDs.