Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Week 3 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Cam Newton, Panthers – Finally played up to his potential with 223 passing yards, 3 TDs and an INT, plus 45 yards and a 4th TD on the ground.
Drew Brees, Saints – Passed for 342 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT, and ran for 21 yards and another TD.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks – Threw for 202 yards, ran for 14 yards, notched 4 TDs and 2 turnovers.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Passed for 374 yards and 3 TDs, mostly in the first half, while missing on just 5 of 37 attempts.  Ridiculous.

Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Ran for 92 yards and 1 TD and caught 7 passes for 80 yards.
LeSean McCoy, Eagles – Didn’t catch a pass, but 158 rushing yards and a TD, is pretty salty.
DeMarco Murray, Cowboys – Obviously loves playing the Rams, rushing for 175 yards and a TD, and adding 3 receptions for 28 yards.

Antonio Brown, Steelers – Put on a show with 196 yards and 2 TDs on Sunday night.
Josh Gordon, Browns – Returned with a flourish with 10 receptions for 146 yards and a TD.
Santonio Holmes, Jets – Came back from the grave to haul in 5 passes for 154 yards and a score.
Sidney Rice, Seahawks – Caught 5 passes for 79 yards and 2 TDs.

Jordan Cameron, Browns – Didn’t miss a beat with his new QB, catching 6 passes for 66 yards and 3 TDs (one on a fake FG).
Jimmy Graham, Saints – Another explosive outing totaling 9 catches for 134 yards and a pair of TDs.

Panthers – Accumulated 2 INTs, a fumble recovery, 7 sacks and a shutout against the Giants.
Ravens – Scored on INT and punt returns while notching 3 sacks, the INT and holding Houston to 3 FGs.
Bears – Compiled 3 sacks, 5 turnovers and TDs on an INT and fumble return.

This was a great week to play against…

Eli Manning, Giants – Looked awful while passing for 119 yards and 1 INT without a TD.
Colin Kaepernick, 49ers – His second consecutive stinker amounted to just 150 passing yards, 20 rushing yards, an INT and a fumble, without a TD.
Matt Schaub, Texans – His 194-yard, 0-TD, 1-INT outing was downright awful.
Joe Flacco, Ravens – Held to 171 yards without a TD or fumble.
Carson Palmer, Cardinals – Passed for 187 yards and 2 INTs without a score.

Daryl Richardson, Rams – Blanked after leaving on his first play.
Chris Ivory, Jets – Injured, then thoroughly out-played by Bilal Powell, with just 5 rushing yards.
Willis McGahee, Browns – Off to a slow start in Cleveland with just 9 yards on 8 carries.
C.J. Spiller, Bills – Bombed with 10 combined yards, then limped off with a knee injury.
Rashard Mendenhall, Cardinals – Ran for 29 yards and caught a 12-yaarder.
David Wilson, Giants – Just 39 yards rushing, but at least he held onto the ball.
Stevan Ridley, Patriots – Another lackluster day, with just 35 rushing yards and an 8-yard catch.
Arian Foster, Texans – Just 54 rushing yards in a losing effort.
James Starks, Packers – His 55 yards were looking good until he went down with a knee injury.
Ryan Mathews, Chargers – Limited to 58 rushing yards.

Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Blanked by the Panthers.
Kenny Britt, Titans – So was he, by the Chargers.
Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs – Held to a 4-yarder.
Andre Roberts, Cardinals – Just a 6-yard pass on the day.
Lance Moore, Saints – Same for him.
Roddy White, Falcons – Claimed 16 yards on 2 passes.
TY Hilton, Colts – Only 13 yards on 2 catches.
Miles Austin, Cowboys – Limited to 2 for 22.
Mike Wallace, Dolphins – Same for him.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Only 25 yards on 3 receptions.
Eddie Royal, Chargers – Held out of the end zone with just 34 yards on 2 catches.
Greg Jennings, Vikings – Just 43 yards on 3 catches.
Andre Johnson, Texans – Only 36 yards on 5 catches before leaving with an injury.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Left with a rib injury after catching 3 passes for 34 yards.

Jermichael Finley, Packers – Knocked out with a concussion before he could haul in a pass.
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons – Held to 4 catches for 24 yards.
Martellus Bennett, Bears – Only 10 yards on 2 balls.

49ers – The “best” defense in the land registered a solitary sack.

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