Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week 7 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Andy Dalton, Bengals – Passed for 372 yards and 3 TDs with no turnovers.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Came up short, remarkably, but still passed for 386 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Threw for 357 yards and 3 TDs without a blemish.
Matt Ryan, Falcons – No Julio?  No Roddy?  No problem.  Passes for 273 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Beat his beloved predecessor with 228 passing yards and 3 TDs, plus 30 rushing yards and a 4th score.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins – Passed for 298 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT, plus ran for 84 yards.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Accumulated 260 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover, with a 12-yard run.

Matt Forte, Bears – Scored a TD hat trick with 91 rushing yards and 2 receptions for 18 more.
Roy Helu, Redskins – Also had a TD trifecta with 41 rushing yards to boot.
Frank Gore, 49ers – Ran for 70 yards and 2 TDs and turned 2 catches into 34 yards.
Chris Johnson, Titans – Had his best performance of the season, thanks to 4 catches for 71 yards, including a 66-yard TD reception, and 39 yards on the ground.

Calvin Johnson, Lions – Was in full Megatron mode with 9 receptions for 155 yards and 2 scores.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Loves Mike Glennon after reeling in 10 passes for 138 yards and 2 TDs.
Harry Douglas, Falcons – Picked up the slack with 7 receptions for 149 yards and a score.
Eric Decker, Broncos – Pulled down 8 balls for 150 yards and a TD.

Jordan Reed, Redskins – The rookie showed well with 9 receptions for 134 yards and a TD.

This was a great week to play against…

Jay Cutler, Bears – Lost points for his owners with just 28 passing yards and an INT before leaving with a groin injury.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Another down day with 228 yards, no TDs and an INT.
Nick Foles, Eagles – Held to 80 passing yards without a score (or turnover) and 25 rushing yards before exiting injured.

Arian Foster, Texans – Leaves with a hamstring injury after gaining only 11 yards.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Marginalized by poor QB play with 28 yards rushing and 28 receiving.
Doug Martin, Buccaneers – Just 47 rushing yards and a 7-yard reception before leaving injured.
Trent Richardson, Colts – Hardly worth a first-round pick to Indy with a 37-yard outing plus a costly fumble.
CJ Spiller, Bills – Totaled just 11 rushing yards and somehow lost 4 yards on 3 catches.
Bilal Powell, Jets – Ran for 6 yards before exiting injured.
DeAngelo Williams, Panthers – Ran for 40 and caught a 19-yarder.
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars – Stymied again with 37 rushing and 19 receiving yards.
Lamar Miller, Dolphins – Outplayed again by Daniel Thomas with only 43 rushing yards and a 4-yard catch.
Willis McGahee, Browns – Limited to 39 rushing yards.

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Only 17 yards on 2 catches.
Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers – Caught a 7-yarder.
DeSean Jackson, Eagles – Limited to 21 yards on 3 catches.
Kenbrell Thompkins, Patriots – His 2 receptions went for 16 yards.
Josh Gordon, Browns – Just 21 yards on 2 receptions.
T.Y. Hilton, Colts – Only 2 receptions for 27 yards, though he barely missed a long TD.
Hakeem Nicks, Giants – Just 28 yards on 2 receptions.

Tony Gonzalez, Falcons – Blanketed all day and finished with 2 receptions for 30 yards.
Brandon Myers, Giants – Held to 15 yards on 2 passes.
Joseph Fauria, Lions – A week after scoring thrice, had a 15-yard catch on the day.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Just 31 yards on 6 catches.
Jason Witten, Cowboys – Only 48 yards on 4 receptions.

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