Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week 8 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Had a monster game with 522 yards and 6 TDs without a blemish.
Peyton Manning, Broncos – Just another ho-hum 286-yard, 3 TD outing.
Tom Brady, Patriots – Soared again with 354 yards and 5 TDs, without a turnover.
Kyle Orton, Bills – Passed for 238 yards and 4 TDs on just 10 completions, with no turnovers.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Tossed 2 INTs, but made up for it with 400 passing yards, 3 TDs and 26 rushing yards.
Drew Brees, Saints – Passed for 311 yards, 3 TDs and zero INTs in a huge Sunday night win.

Arian Foster, Texans – Raced for 151 yards and 2 TDs and caught 4 passes for 22 yards and a third score.
Matt Forte, Bears – Ran for 114 yards and caught 6 passes for 54 yards and a score.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs – Rumbled for 73 yards and 2 TDs, and added 4 catches for 44 yards.
Mark Ingram, Saints – Generated 172 rushing yards and a TD in his breakout game.
DeMarco Murray, Cowboys – Rushed for 141 yards and took 4 passes another 80 yards.

Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos – Had his star turn on Thursday, with 9 receptions for 120 yards and a TD trifecta.
Jeremy Maclin, Eagles – Pulled down a dozen passes for 187 yards and 2 TDs.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Caught 10 passes for 133 yards and 2 TDs.
Sammy Watkins, Bills – Notched 3 passes for 157 yards and a TD.
Golden Tate, Lions – Hauled in 7 passes for 151 yards and a TD in London.
Brandon LaFell, Patriots – Was money in PPR leagues, with 11 receptions for 124 yards and a TD.
T.Y. Hilton, Colts – Brought down 6 passes for 155 yards and a TD.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – The old guy raced for 160 yards and a TD on 7 receptions.
Martavis Bryant, Steelers – Caught 5 passes for 83 yards and 2 TDs.

Rob Gronkowski, Patriots – Reeled in 9 passes for 149 yards and 3 TDs.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Brought down 5 passes for 54 yards and 2 TDs.

Dolphins – Scored on two pick sixes along with 4 sacks and 3 turnovers.
Chiefs – Accumulated 7 sacks, an INT, a kick return TD and held St. Louis to 7 points.

This was a great week to play against…

Cam Newton, Panthers – Limited to 171 yards passing, 24 rushing, no TDs and 2 turnovers.
Joe Flacco, Ravens – Passed for 195 yards, no scores and 2 INTs.
Geno Smith, Jets – Hit a new low with 5 passing yards, 0 rushing yards and 3 INTs.

Shonn Greene, Titans – Two days after his arrest, had 1 carry for 1 yard.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Another disappointing performance, with 62 rushing yards.
Tre Mason, Rams – Held to 32 rushing yards on the day.
Shane Vereen, Patriots – Just 22 rushing and 23 receiving yards.
Doug Martin, Buccaneers – Ran for a paltry 27 yards.

Torrey Smith, Ravens – Posted a goose egg, and an injury.
Michael Floyd, Cardinals – Also had a gooser, but no injury excuse.
Wes Welker, Broncos – Had 5 yards on 2 receptions.
Brian Quick, Rams – Just a 10-yarder to show for his efforts before a season-ending injury took him down.
Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers – His only reception went for 13 yards.
Julian Edelman, Patriots – Only a 14-yard catch on the day.
Jordy Nelson, Packers – Held to 25 yards on 2 receptions.
Steve Smith, Ravens – Only 35 yards on 3 catches, after a questionable offensive PI penalty negated a long, game-winning TD.
Brandon Marshall, Bears – Also had 3 for 35, and surely wasn’t happy about it.

Julius Thomas, Broncos – Held in check with only 23 yards on 2 balls.

Greg Olsen, Panthers – Caught a 16-yarder.

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