Monday, December 31, 2012

Week 17 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Amassed 365 yards and 4 TDs with no INTs but 1 fumble.
Drew Brees, Saints – Passed for 396 yards and 4 TDs, with 1 INT.
Eli Manning, Giants – Racked up 5 TDs while passing for a modest 208 yards.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Surgically dismantled the Chiefs for 304 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.

Alfred Morris, Redskins – Romped over the Cowboys for 200 yards and 3 TDs, plus 2 catches for 12 more yards.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Crushed the Packers with 199 rushing yards and a TD, plus a 2-yard TD reception.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Raced for 210 yards and a pair of TDs.
Doug Martin, Buccaneers – Ran for 142 yards and a TD, plus 4 receptions for 18 yards.
Stevan Ridley, Patriots – Ran for 74 yards and 2 TDs.
Mike Tolbert, Panthers – Ran for just 25 yards but scored 3 short TDs, and caught a 22 yarder.

Greg Jennings, Packers – Came back to form with 8 receptions for 120 yards and 2 TDs.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Had a career day with 8 receptions for 172 yards and 2 TDs.
Andre Johnson, Texans – A dozen catches for 141 yards was sweet for PPR leaguers.
Marques Colston, Saints – His 5 catches resulted in 52 yards and 2 scores.
Reuben Randall, Giants – Caught 4 passes for 58 yards and 2 TDs.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Grabbed 7 balls for 76 yards and 2 TDs.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – He also grabbed 7 balls, and generated 122 yards and a TD.
Michael Floyd, Cardinals – Had the best day of his rookie season with 8 receptions for 166 yards and a TD, plus a fumble.  Too bad nobody owns him.

Jimmy Graham, Saints – Turned 9 passes into 115 yards and a TD.

Titans – Accumulated 7 sacks, 3 INTs, 2 TDs on INTs and 2 more on punt returns.

This was a great week to play against…

Joe Flacco, Ravens – Made just a token appearance, passing for 34 yards.
Andy Dalton, Bengals – Notched just 78 yards and 1 TD before being yanked early.
Matt Schaub, Texans – Held to 275 yards and no TDs, plus 2 INTs.
Cam Newton, Panthers – Passed for 248 yards and ran for 34, but didn’t score and tossed an INT.

Ray Rice, Ravens – Got just 5 yards on his 3 carries.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Bengals – Was active, but you wouldn’t know it by his lack of mention in the box score.
Beanie Wells, Cardinals – Active, but didn’t see the field after mouthing off about auditioning for other teams.
Ryan Grant, Packers – Only 2 yards on 2 carries.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Led his team with 39 rushing yards.
Reggie Bush, Dolphins – Ran for 26 yards and caught 2 passes for 23 yards.
Jonathan Dwyer, Steelers – Combined for just 61 total yards.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Just 53 rushing and 14 receiving yards.
Darren McFadden, Raiders – Underwhelmed again with just 57 rushing yards.

Torrey Smith, Ravens – Took an early shower, before he could catch a pass.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Posted a goose egg.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – So did he.
Miles Austin, Cowboys – Blanked after getting roughed up early.
Brandon Lloyd, Patriots – 9 yards on his only catch.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – 13 yards on 2 passes.  Sadly, it’s what we’ve come to expect.
A.J. Green, Bengals – Just 2 receptions for 26 yards in a cameo appearance.
Danny Amendola, Rams – Another disappointing outcome, with just 27 yards on 4 catches.
Reggie Wayne, Colts – Limited to 40 yards on 4 balls.
Kenny Britt, Titans – Only 21 yards on 2 catches.
Nate Washington, Titans – He got 21 yards on his only catch.
Pierre Garcon, Redskins – Just 46 yards on 3 passes.

Jermaine Gresham, Bengals – Another no-show.
Scott Chandler, Bills – Blanked by the Jets.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Had a 5-yard reception on the day.
Jacob Tamme, Broncos – Caught a 13 yarder.
Owen Daniels, Texans – Only 27 yards on 3 receptions.

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