Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Week 8 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Matt Stafford, Lions – Passed for 352 yards and 3 TDs with an INT, plus a 10-yard rushing TD.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Completed 4 TD passes with 304 yards.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Another near-flawless outing, with 305 passing yards and 3 TDs, and no turnovers.
Josh Freeman, Bucs – Kept his string of stellar performances going with 262 passing yards and a TD trifecta.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Put up identical numbers as Freeman.
Alex Smith, 49ers – His 3 TDs came with 232 yards.

Doug Martin, Bucs – The rookie emerged with 135 rushing and 79 receiving yards (on 3 catches) with a TD both ways.
LeSean McCoy, Eagles – Scored as a rusher and receiver, though just 67 combined yards.

Titus Young, Lions – Finally stepped up with 9 catches for 100 yards and 2 TDs.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Scored twice on 5 receptions for 72 yards.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Reeled in 7 passes for 137 yards and a TD.
Julio Jones, Falcons – His 5 receptions were good for 123 yards and a score.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Only 4 catches, but scored twice and tallied 43 yards.

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – Scored twice on 8 catches for 146 yards.
Jason Witten, Cowboys – A PPR dream with 18 receptions for 167 yards.


This was a great week to play against…

Cam Newton, Panthers – Another sub-par outing with 314 passing yards, 37 rushing, no TDs and 2 INTs.
Philip Rivers, Chargers – Limited to 154 yards and no scores.
Eli Manning, Giants – Just 192 passing yards, no TDs and 1 INT.

Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Inexplicably made a bystander by his own team, with just 10 combined yards.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Just 33 yards on the ground.
LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals – Ran for 6 yards and caught 3 passes for 32 yards on Monday night.
Michael Turner, Falcons – Rushed for a meager 58 yards.
Alfred Morris, Redskins – Only 59 yards on the day.
Steven Jackson, Rams – Another mediocre day with just 23 rushing and 22 receiving yards.

Victor Cruz, Giants – Only 23 yards on 2 catches.
Roddy White, Falcons – His 3 receptions went for 38 yards.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – He also had just 38 yards, on 4 catches, and had a punt return score nullified on penalty.
Kenny Britt, Titans – Just 34 yards on 3 catches, but an offensive PI penalty negated his TD catch.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Just 40 yards on 2 catches.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Had a terrible day with 3 receptions for 46 yards and several costly drops.

Antonio Gates, Chargers – Just 14 yards on 2 receptions.
Jermichael Finley, Packers – Only 24 yards on 2 catches.
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons – 3 receptions for 29 yards.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Reeled in 2 passes for 34 yards.


  1. Heath Miller or Jimmy Graham?
    Graham more explosive but Miller is hot and better matchup


  2. I could never sit a healthy Graham, even for red-hot Miller.