Monday, September 28, 2015

Week 3 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Aaron Rodgers, Packers -- Torched the Chiefs for 333 yards and 5 TDs, plus 16 yards as a scrambler, without a turnover.
Andy Dalton, Bengals – Passed for 383 yards and 3 TDs, but turned the ball over twice.
Cam Newton, Panthers – Threw for 315 yards and 2 TDs, and added 33 rushing yards and another TD.
Tyrod Taylor, Bills – Racked up 277 yards and 3 TDs, plus 12 rushing yards, without a turnover.

Devonta Freeman, Falcons – Tevin who? Freeman’s 141-yard, 3-TD rushing performance, with 5 catches for 52 more yards, makes case for starting status.
Joseph Randle, Cowboys – Had a big first half with 87 yards and 3 TDs, plus 18 yards on 2 receptions.
LeGarrette Blount, Patriots – Bill Belichick did it to us again, giving Blount the bulk of the carries (18 for 78 yards and 3 TDs).
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Welcome back, AD. Rumbled for 126 yards and 2 TDs.
Chris Johnson, Cardinals – Had his best game in forever, with 110 rushing yards and 2 TDs, plus a 40-yard reception.
Darren Sproles, Eagles – Ran for 17 yards and 1 TD, caught 4 balls for 19 yards and returned a punt for a second TD.
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs -- Rushed for 49 yards and 3 TDs, and added 5 catches for 33 yards.
Le’Veon Bell, Steelers – Returned with a splash, rushing for 62 yards and a TD and hauling in 7 passes for 70 yards.
Frank Gore, Colts – Finally showed up, rushing for 86 yards and 2 TDs.
Latavius Murray, Raiders – Rushed for 139 yards and a TD, plus a 10-yard catch.
Alfred Blue, Texans – Came out of nowhere to also run for 139 yards and a score.

A.J. Green, Bengals – Had a monster outing with 10 receptions for 227 yards and a pair of TDs.
Steve Smith, Ravens – Nearly kept up with Green with 13 catches for 186 yards and 2 TDs.
Randall Cobb, Packers -- Snared 7 passes for 91 yards and a TD trifecta.
James Jones, Packers -- He had 7 catches for 139 yards and 1 score.
Keenan Allen, Chargers – Caught a dozen balls for 133 yards and 2 TDs.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Pulled down 9 passes for 134 yards and 2 more TDs.
Julio Jones, Falcons – Scored twice on a dozen receptions for 164 yards.
Rishard Matthews, Dolphins – Hauled in 6 passes for 113 yards and a pair of TDs.
Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs -- Caught 8 passes for 141 yards and an actual TD for Kansas City.
Reuben Randle, Giants – Finally showed up with 7 receptions for 116 yards and a TD.
DeAndre Hopkins, Texas – Reeled in 8 passes for 101 yards and a score.

Greg Olsen, Panthers – Caught both of Cam’s 2 TDs, as well as 8 of his passes for 134 yards.

Cardinals – Collected 2 sacks, 4 INTs and a safety while scoring on 2 INT returns and holding the 49ers to 7 points.
Seahawks – Amassed 2 sacks and scored on a kickoff return while pitching a shutout against the hapless Chicago offense.

This was a great week to play against…

Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings – Only 121 passing yards, no TDs and an INT.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Just 192 passing yards and an INT without a score before exiting with a knee injury.
Nick Foles, Rams – Limited to 197 passing yards and 10 rushing yards without a TD, plus an INT.
Colin Kaepernick, 49ers – Just 67 passing yards, and his 46 rushing yards and a TD were offset by 4 INTs (including 2 pick-6s)

Chris Ivory, Jets – Was active, but no-showed against the Eagles.
Joique Bell, Lions – Gained 6 yards on the ground, but lost 2 on his only catch.
Matt Jones, Redskins – Last week’s shooting star fumbled and ran for just 38 yards, which was twice as much as starter Alfred Morris.
Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks – Started late and left early with a bum hammy, amassing just 23 total yards in the process.
C.J. Anderson, Broncos – His time as a starter may be over, after his 27-combined-yard outing on Monday night.
Jeremy Hill, Bengals – Only 21 rushing yards on 12 attempts.
Justin Forsett, Ravens – Ran for 13 and caught 4 passes for 16. Disappointed…
Isaiah Crowell, Browns – Just 36 rushing yards.
T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars – Ran for 33 yards and added just 9 yards on 2 catches.
Tre Mason, Rams – Totaled 31 combined yards. He won’t hold off Gurley for long.
Doug Martin, Buccaneers – Keeps finding ways to be mediocre, with just 46 yards and no production as a receiver.
Bishop Sankey, Titans – Just 10 as a rusher and 31 as a receiver.
Melvin Gordon, Chargers – Rushed for only 51 yards.
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers – Limited to 52 rushing yards without a pass.
Carlos Hyde, 49ers – Ran for 51 yards and added a 10-yard reception.

Roddy White, Falcons – Shut out by the Cowboys.
Terrance Williams, Cowboys – Atlanta returned the favor with him.
Torrey Smith, 49ers – Never touched the ball against the Cards.
Michael Floyd, Cardinals – Just a wall flower in this contest, accounting for a 12-yard reception.
Devin Funchess, Panthers – Caught a 14-yarder.
Anquan Boldin, 49ers – Just 16 yards on 2 receptions.
Sammy Watkins, Bills – At least his only reception went for 39 yards before he left with a calf injury.
Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers – Only 2 catches for 40 yards.

Tyler Eifert, Bengals – Blanked in the dramatic victory over Baltimore.
Kyle Rudolph, Vikings – Only 14 yards on 2 receptions.
Jordan Cameron, Dolphins – Limited to 16 yards on 3 passes.
Martellus Bennett, Bears – His 4 receptions were the most for a Chicago receiver, though he had just 15 yards.

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