Monday, October 20, 2014

Week 7 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Peyton Manning, Broncos – On his historic night, bagged 4 TD passes and 318 yards without a turnover.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks – Lost the game but pleased his owners with 313 yards passing and 2 TDs, plus 106 rushing with a third score.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers – Threw for 255 yards and 3 TDs and ran for 21 yards, with no turnovers.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Back in fine form with 261 passing yards and 3 TDs without a turnover.

Matt Forte, Bears – Scored as a runner (with 49 yards) and a receiver (6 for 60 yards).
Shane Vereen, Patriots – Ran for 43 yards and caught 5 passes for 71 yards and a pair of TDs.
Ronnie Hillman, Broncos – Asserted himself with 74 rushing yards and 2 TDs, plus 4 receptions for 29 yards.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts – Ran for 52 yards and caught 3 passes for 36 yards, with a TD both ways.
LeVeon Bell, Steelers – Ran for 57 yards and added 8 receptions for 88 yards and a TD.

Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Another monster outing with 8 catches for 171 yards and 2 scores.
Sammy Watkins, Bills – Had his breakout game, with 9 receptions for 122 yards and 2 TDs.
Golden Tate, Lions – Hauled in 10 passes for 154 yards and a TD.
Randall Cobb, Packers – Took 6 passes 121 yards and a score.
Roddy White, Falcons – Soared unexpectedly with 9 catches for 100 yards and a TD.
Doug Baldwin, Seahawks – Turned his 7 receptions into 123 yards and a TD.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – In PPR leagues, his 9-catch, 90-yard night with a passing TD was golden.

Gavin Escobar, Cowboys – Emerged from obscurity with 3 catches for 65 yards and 2 TDs.

This was a great week to play against…

Andy Dalton, Bengals – Held in check with 126 passing yards and no scores.

Zac Stacy, Rams – Active but never touched the ball.
Maurice Jones-Drew, Raiders – Ran for 6 yards. Six.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Only 53 rushing yards and 18 receiving yards on 2 balls.
Giovani Bernard, Bengals – Got rocked all day and ended with 17 rushing yards and a yard lost on 2 receptions.
Frank Gore, 49ers – Held to 20 rushing yards in a blowout.
Steven Jackson, Rams – Ran for 22 yards and caught a 3-yarder.
C.J. Spiller, Bills – Just 53 rushing yards before leaving injured.
Fred Jackson, Bills – Combined for 38 yards before his injury.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Eased back in with 39 total yards.
Pierre Thomas, Saints – Only 30 combined yards.
Reggie Bush, Lions – Little opportunity to exact revenge, with 10 rushing and 22 receiving yards (on 5 passes).
Ben Tate, Browns – Just 36 rushing yards, and a catch for -2 yards.
Andre Williams, Giants – Held to 51 rushing yards.
Alfred Morris, Redskins – Had 54 yards on the ground. And that’s it.
Bishop Sankey, Titans – Another start, another paltry total (58 yards).

Percy Harvin, Jets – Gets an extra bye week thanks to trade timing.
Markus Wheaton, Steelers – Posted a goose egg on MNF.
Justin Hunter, Titans – Bagged a 6-yarder.
Alshon Jeffery, Bears – His 2 catches went for 9 yards.
Brandon Marshall, Bears – Just 3 for 48.
Brandin Cooks, Saints – Limited to 23 yards on 2 balls.
Reggie Wayne, Colts – Marginalized with 15 yards on 4 receptions.
Cecil Shorts, Jaguars – Only 12 yards on 3 catches.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Took 4 passes 21 yards.
Michael Crabtree, 49ers – Left with 27 receiving yards to show for his night.
Brian Quick, Rams – Just 33 yards on 2 receptions.
Andre Holmes, Raiders – Turned believers into doubters with his 3-catch, 34-yard performance.
DeSean Jackson, Redskins – Handled 3 passes for 49 yards.

Jimmy Graham, Saints – Held catchless while playing the decoy.
Jordan Cameron, Browns – Caught a 5-yarder.
Vernon Davis, 49ers – Another disappointing outing, with 2 catches for 21 yards.
Jason Witten, Cowboys – Had 2 for 27.
Julius Thomas, Broncos – Remarkably, he too had 27 yards, on 4 receptions.

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