Sunday, January 3, 2010

Week 17 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Brett Favre, QB, Vikings -- Hurled 4 TDs while amassing 316 yards, before checking out early.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears -- Finished a disappointing season on a high note, passing for 276 yards and 4 TDs.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers -- Passed for 220 yards and 3 TDs, and added 17 yards on the ground.

Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs -- Punctuated his outstanding second half of the season with 259 rushing yards and 2 TDs.
Willis McGahee, RB, Ravens -- Stiff-armed the Raiders for 167 rushing yards and 3 TDs.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills -- Rumbled for 212 rushing yards and caught 2 passes for 15 yards and a TD.
Frank Gore, RB, 49ers -- Scored twice while generating 132 combined yards.
Chris Johnson, RB, Titans -- The Beast ran for 134 yards and 2 TDs as he passed the 2,000-yard mark for the season. Added 3 receptions for 20 yards.
Arian Foster, RB, Texans -- Rushed for 119 yards and 2 TDs and caught 3 passes for 26 yards.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos -- Rushed for 50 yards and 2 TDs, and caught 3 passes for 48 yards.
Thomas Jones, RB, Jets -- Ran for 78 yards and punched in 2 TDs.
Fred Taylor, RB, Patriots -- The old man scored twice while rushing for 33 yards.

Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings -- Grabbed 6 passes for 112 yards and 2 TDs.
Devin Aromashodu, WR, Bears -- Continued his late-season emergence with 5 catches for 46 yards and 2 TDs.
Jabar Gaffney, WR, Broncos -- Reeled in 14 passes for 213 yards.
Malcolm Floyd, WR, Chargers -- Caught 9 passes for 140 yards.
Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots -- Did his best Wes Welker imitation, amassing 10 catches for 103 yards, making him a star in PPR leagues.

Visanthe Shiancoe, TE, Vikings -- Hauled in 7 passes for 94 yards and a score.
Greg Olsen, TE, Bears -- He amassed 94 yards and a TD on 5 receptions.
Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers -- Caught 6 passes for 89 yards and the 13th TD of his breakout season.

Chiefs defense -- Scored TDs on a pair of Derrick Johnson interception returns, plus 2 sacks and another INT.
Packers defense -- Scored on an interception return and a safety, notched 3 turnovers and held the Cards to just 7 points.
Cowboys defense -- Generated 4 sacks, forced a fumble and shut out the Eagles.

This was a great week to play against…

Carson Palmer, QB, Bengals -- Threw 11 passes but completed just one for no gain, plus another to the wrong team.
Kurt Warner, QB, Cardinals -- With nothing on the line, sat down after passing for just 31 yards.
Mark Sanchez, QB, Jets -- Somehow managed to lead his team to a 33-0 victory, playing the entire game, while throwing for just 63 yards.
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens -- With everything on the line, only passed for 102 yards, without a score; but he still got the win.
Peyton Manning, QB, Colts -- As expected, played only briefly, passing for 95 yards and 1 INT, without a score.
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots -- Despite playing most of the game, only tallied 186 yards and no TDs, with 1 INT.
Eli Manning, QB, Giants -- Threw for 141 yards and an INT, plus a fumble, with no scores, as his team imploded again.
Vince Young, QB, Titans -- Tossed 171 yards worth of passes, no TDs and 1 INT, while losing 2 yards on the ground.
Donovan McNabb, QB, Eagles -- Passed for just 223 yards without a score.

Donald Brown, RB, Colts -- In what should have been his moment in the sun, the rookie lost 4 yards on 4 carries.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles -- Ran for 4 measly yards while chipping in 2 receptions for 5 yards.
LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Chargers -- Hit the showers after totaling just 18 combined yards.
Darren Sproles, RB, Chargers -- Also held to 18 yards, all on the ground.
Michael Bush, RB, Raiders -- While Justin Fargas sat out, he only gained 18 yards, plus 4 yards on a catch.
Beanie Wells, RB, Cardinals -- Just 19 yards on the ground.
Sammy Morris, RB, Patriots -- Though Laurence Maroney and Kevin Faulk were inactive, Morris only contributed 9 rushing and 13 receiving yards on 3 catches.
Tim Hightower, RB, Cardinals -- Limited to 24 rushing yards and 2 receptions for 4 yards.
Quinton Ganther, RB, Redskins -- Ran for only 27 yards, plus one 7-yard catch.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants -- Couldn’t muster much on his bad feet and ankles, running for just 13 yards and catching 2 passes for 33 more.
Ricky Williams, RB, Dolphins -- Only rushed for 31 yards and caught 3 passes for just 14 more.
Steven Jackson, RB, Rams -- Gutted out the finale but only managed 63 yards.

Hakeem Nicks, WR, Giants -- Lost 5 yards on his only catch.
Chad Ochocinco, WR, Bengals -- Held without a catch by Darrelle Revis.
Roy Williams, WR, Cowboys -- Shut out again.
Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs -- Limited to a single 6-yard reception.
Wes Welker, WR, Patriots -- Caught one 12-yard pass before leaving with a serious injury.
Braylon Edwards, WR, Jets -- Caught 2 passes for 15 yards.
Saints WRs -- Marques Colston (1 for 3 yards), Robert Meachem (2 for 12) and Devery Henderson (1 for 18) made only cameo appearances.
Derrick Mason, WR, Ravens -- Held to a single 23-yard reception.
Donnie Avery, WR, Rams -- Only 2 receptions for 23 yards.
Mike Sims-Walker, WR, Jaguars -- Fizzled down the stretch with just 2 catches for 28 yards.
Greg Jennings, WR, Packers -- Just 3 catches for 29 yards.
DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles -- Both big-play receivers held to identical 3-catch, 47-yard outings.

I didn’t see that coming…

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Bills -- Connected on 3 TDs and 155 passing yards in awful conditions.

Zack Miller, TE, Jaguars -- The backup reeled in 8 passes for 69 yards and 2 TDs.

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