Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week 1 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Matt Ryan, Falcons – Likes his healthy WRs, passing for 448 yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Threw for 346 yards and 2 TDs, and scrambled for a third score, with no turnovers.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Passes for 370 yards and 2 TDs, and runs 19 yards for another TD, though he did throw two picks.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – “Just” 269 passing yards, but a trio of TDs with no turnovers.

Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Was in full Beast Mode, rumbling for 110 yards and 2 TDs, plus a 14-yard catch.
Matt Forte, Bears – Didn’t score, but led his team in rushing (82 yards) and receiving (8 catches, 87 yards).
Le’Veon Bell, Steelers – Ran for 109 yards and a score, and added 6 catches for 88 yards.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Rushed for 60 yards and 2 TDs.

Calvin Johnson, Lions – He was so very Mega, with 7 catches for 164 yards and a pair of TDs.
Allen Hurns, Jaguars – As expected, racked up 4 receptions for 110 yards and 2 TDs. Right.
A.J. Green, Bengals – Took 6 receptions for 131 yards and a TD.
Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings – Only caught 3 passes for 26 yards but exploded for 102 yards and a TD as a runner.
Brandon Marshall, Bears – Turned 8 receptions into 71 yards and a score, though he lost a fumble.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Reeled in 5 passes for 116 yards and a score.

Julius Thomas, Broncos – Torched the Colts with 7 catches for 104 yards and a TD hat trick.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Hauled in 4 passes for 44 yards and 2 TDs.
Martellus Bennett, Bears – Snagged 8 passes for 70 yards and a score.
Greg Olsen, Panthers – He amassed 83 yards and a TD on his 8 catches.
Zach Ertz, Eagles – Fulfilled his sleeper status with 77 yards and a TD on 3 receptions.

49ers – Three sacks, three INTs, a fumble recovery and a TD against the Cowboys.

Matt Bryant, Falcons – Three long FGs (40, 51, 52) and 4 XPs.

This was a great week to play against…

Tom Brady, Patriots – Lost two fumbles while passing for just 249 yards and 1 TD.
Robert Griffin III, Redskins – Looked lost in passing for 267 yards and fumbling once without a score, with just 2 rushing yards.

Doug Martin, Bucs – So much for the rebound after a 16-combined-yards opener and a third-quarter leg injury.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Only 19 rushing and 15 receiving yards to start the season.
Eddie Lacy, Packers – Just 48 combined yards before leaving in the 4th quarter with a concussion.
Frank Gore, 49ers – Ran hard but only had 63 yards to show for it.
Danny Woodhead, Chargers – Used sparingly and contributed just 11 combined yards.
Maurice Jones-Drew, Raiders – Had a poor debut in Oakland with 11 rushing and 12 receiving yards. But that was 2 yards more than Darren McFadden.
Steven Jackson, Falcons – Just 52 yards on the ground.
Bishop Sankey, Titans – Just not ready for primetime with only 25 rushing yards in limited playing time.
Bernard Pierce, Ravens -- Benched after fumbling and gaining just 14 yards on 6 carries.
Toby Gerhart, Jaguars – Only 42 rushing and 15 receiving yards before an injury knocked him out.
Ben Tate, Browns – Out-played by two other RBs, collecting just 41 rushing yards, before he exited early.
Zac Stacy, Rams – Combined for a mediocre 51 yards.

Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Held to 36 yards on 4 receptions.
Sammy Watkins, Bills – Got off to a slow rookie start, with just 3 receptions for 31 yards.
Victor Cruz, Giants – Just a pair of catches for 24 yards.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Uncharacteristically limited to 4 receptions for 48 yards.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Was shut out till a key 22-yarder late in the game.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – His hometown fans only saw him catch 2 passes for 25 yards.
Keenan Allen, Chargers – His 5 receptions contributed just 37 yards.
Danny Amendola, Patriots – Just 3 receptions for 16 yards.
Brian Hartline, Dolphins – Only 26 yards on 2 receptions.
Riley Cooper, Eagles – Limited to 29 yards on 4 balls.
Tavon Austin, Rams – Only managed 39 combined yards on 6 touches.

Jason Witten, Cowboys – Made a bystander with just 2 receptions for 14 yards.
Jordan Reed, Redskins – Managed a 4-yarder before leaving injured.

Jordan Cameron, Browns – Settled for 47 yards on 2 receptions before he, too, exited early.

1 comment:

  1. Bernard Pierce is listed twice, but I can't really argue with that as I had invested in him in multiple leagues and got burned in all of them. :)