Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week 7 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start

Drew Brees, Saints – Another brilliant outing, with 325 yards and 5 TDs, with nary a turnover.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Threw 3 TDs while torching the Vikings for 335 yards.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Passed for 361 yards and a TD trifecta.

Arian Foster, Texans – His 234-combined-yard, 3 TD performance was exactly what his owners have been waiting for.
DeMarco Murray, Cowboys – Ran for a record-setting 253 yards and 1 TD.
Darren Sproles, Saints – Ran for 88 yards and 1 TD, and caught 6 passes for 19 yards and a second TD.
Matt Forte, Bears – Ran for 145 yards and 1 TD and added 2 receptions for 38 yards.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Rumbled for 175 tough yards and a score.

Plaxico Burress, Jets – Scored 3 times on 4 catches for 25 yards.
Marques Colston, Saints – Nabbed 7 passes for 98 yards and a pair of scores.
Greg Jennings, Packers – Reeled in 7 passes for 147 yards and a TD.

Jimmy Graham, Saints – Continued his dominance with 6 catches for 54 yards and 2 TDs.

Josh Scobee, Jaguars – Hit 3 field goals over 50 yards, plus a shorty (22, 51 and two 54-yarders).

Chiefs defense – Scored twice on INT returns, amassed 6 total INTs and a sack, and held Oakland scoreless.
Texans defense – Amassed 2 sacks, 2 INTs (one of which was returned for a score) and held the Titans to 7 points.
Saints defense – Chalked up 3 turnovers, a sack, a pick-six and held Indy to 7 points.

This was a great week to play against

Philip Rivers, Chargers – His subpar season continues, with just 179 yards and 1 TD, plus 2 INTs.
Matt Hasselbeck, Titans – Just 104 yards and 1 TD, plus 2 INTs.
Matt Cassel, Chiefs – Tossed 2 INTs while passing for a meager 161 yards and 0 TDs.
Joe Flacco, Ravens – His 137 passing yards included a TD and an INT. He also lost 8 yards on a reception, for good measure.

Ryan Torain, Redskins – Lost 5 yards on 2 measly carries.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Back spasms took him out of the game during warm-ups, but word came too late for his owners to adjust.
Darren McFadden, Raiders – Just 7 combined yards before injuring his foot.
Joseph Addai, Colts – Returned to action to collect 19 combined yards.
Earnest Graham, Buccaneers – Managed only 13 rushing yards (and minus-2 receiving) before exiting for the season with a torn Achilles.
Chris Johnson, Titans – Ran for 18 yards and caught 6 balls for 27 more. Ugh.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Continued to disappoint with 35 rushing yards.
Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers – Totaled 37 yards on the day.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Left with an injury after notching 42 rushing yards.
Daniel Thomas, Dolphins – Just 53 total yards against a mediocre Broncos defense.
Ray Rice, Ravens – Held to just 63 combined yards, and lost a fumble, on Monday night.

Nate Washington, Titans – Limited to a 10-yard grab.
Vincent Jackson, Chargers – Held to one 15-yard reception on Revis Island.
Percy Harvin, Vikings – Took 2 catches to get his 15 yards.
Miles Austin, Cowboys – Took a backseat with just 16 yards on 2 receptions.
Santana Moss, Redskins – Just 17 yards on 2 catches before leaving with a broken hand.
Eric Decker, Broncos – His 21 yards on 2 passes did little to suggest he’d be the man now that Brandon Lloyd is gone.
Santonio Holmes, Jets – Overshadowed by Plaxico, with 2 catches for 24 yards.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – Caught 2 passes for 38 yards.
Colts WRs – Reggie Wayne had 3 for 36 yards; Pierre Garcon had 3 for 31.

Ben Watson, Browns – The popular bye-week sub caught a 5-yard pass.

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