Sunday, December 23, 2012

Week 16 Heroes & Zeros


This was a great week to start…

QBs
Drew Brees, Saints – Passed for 446 yards and 3 TDs.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Threw for 342 yards and 3 TDs and ran for 11 yards and a fourth TD, with zero turnovers.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – Passed for 279 yards and 4 TDs, plus 25 rushing yards, without a turnover.
Tony Romo, Cowboys – Accumulated 416 yards and 4 TDs in a losing cause.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks – Just 171 passing and 29 rushing yards, but 4 TDs with only 1 INT.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Passed for 339 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.
Joe Flacco, Ravens – Passed for 309 yards and scored 3 total TDs, without a turnover.

RBs
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Raced for 226 yards and a TD.
Reggie Bush, Dolphins – Scored 3 TDs while running for 65 and catching 4 passes for 42 yards.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Ran for 111 yards and a TD, plus 19 yards and a TD receiving.
Ray Rice, Ravens – Ran for 107 yards and caught 6 passes for 51 yards and a TD.
Shonn Greene, Jets – Ran for 38 yards and 2 short TDs, and took 2 passes 42 yards.
Ryan Grant, Packers – Found his Fountain of Youth, rushing for 80 yards and 2 TDs, and hauled in a 34-yard pass.

WRs
Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Took 9 receptions 224 yards and waltzed into the end zone twice.
Roddy White, Falcons – Torched the Lions for 153 yards and 2 TDs on 8 receptions.
Calvin Johnson, Lions – Made history with his 11-catch, 225-yard performance.
Mike Williams, Buccaneers – His 7 catches were good for 132 yards and a TD.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Notched 116 yards and a score on 8 passes.
James Jones, Packers – Racked up 100 yards and a TD on 7 receptions.
Doug Baldwin, Seahawks – Scored twice on just 4 catches for 53 yards.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Hauled in 9 balls for 102 yards and a TD.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Hauled in 2 TDs of his own on 6 receptions for 65 yards.
Marques Colston, Saints – Was great for PPR leaguers, with 10 catches for 153 yards.

D/STs
Bears – Had 4 sacks, 3 turnovers, scored 2 TDs and held the Cards to just 6 offensive points.

This was a great week to play against…

QBs
Carson Palmer, Raiders – Knocked out of the game after passing for 31 yards.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Accumulated 443 yards, but no TDs and 1 INT.
Matt Schaub, Texans – Just 178 passing yards without a score.

RBs
Arian Foster, Texans – His 29-combined-yard collapse made everyone sick, including himself.  Oh yeah; he fumbled, too.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Ran for 3, count ‘em, 3 rushing yards.  And fumbled!
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals -- Just 14 yards on 15 carries.
Frank Gore, 49ers – Stuffed for just 28 yards in primetime.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Proved my contention that he can’t be trusted, even in excellent matchups, rushing for just 19 yards and taking 2 receptions for 29 yards.
Darren McFadden, Raiders – Limited to 33 rushing yards, and 3 catches for 15 more.
Michael Turner, Falcons – Rushed for 41 yards and only 16 yards on 4 receptions.
Chris Johnson, Titans – Ran for 28 and caught 2 passes for 13 yards before exiting with an injury.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants – Held to 39 rushing and 8 receiving yards.
Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers – Out-rushed by Mendenhall, with just 39 yards.

WRs
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Blanked.
Jeremy Kerley, Jets – Zippo as a receiver, but ran for 2 whole yards.
Danny Amendola, Rams – Squandered an awesome matchup with just 5 yards on 2 catches, and a lost fumble.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – 14 yards on his only catch.
Denarius Moore, Raiders – Just 12 yards on 3 receptions.
Brian Hartline, Dolphins – He did the same on 2 catches.
Mike Wallace, Steelers – Limited to a 13-yard play.
Nate Washington, Titans – His 2 catches went for 15 yards.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Only 21 yards on 3 receptions.
Golden Tate, Seahawks – Two receptions were good for 27 yards.
T.Y. Hilton, Colts – Only 34 yards on 2 receptions.
Stevie Johnson, Bills – Took 4 catches for 44 yards, and lost a fumble.

TEs
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons – Held to a 9 yarder.
Aaron Hernandez, Patriots – He had a 13 yarder.
Scott Chandler, Bills – It was a 25 yarder for him.
Owen Daniels, Texans – His 3 receptions went for 27 yards.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Just a 27 yarder before exiting with a concussion.

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