Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Week 1 Heroes & Zeros

This was a great week to start…

Drew Brees, Saints – Bombed the Raiders for 423 yards and 4 TDs with no INTs, but 1 fumble.
Andrew Luck, Colts – Returned to form with 385 yards passing, 4 TDs and no turnovers. He added 21 rushing yards, too.
Jameis Winston, Bucs – Notched 4 TDs and 281 yards, with one pick.
Matt Stafford, Lions – Passed for 340 yards and 3 TDs, without a turnover.
Alex Smith, Chiefs – After a slow start, finished with 363 yards and 2 TDs, plus 15 rushing yards and the game-winning TD plunge.
Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers – Guided his team to an easy win, with 300 passing yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.

DeAngelo Williams, Steelers – Dominated on the ground with 143 yards and 2 TDs, plus 6 receptions for 28 more yards.
C.J. Anderson, Broncos – Scored as a rusher and receiver, and amassed 139 combined yards with 4 receptions.
Carlos Hyde, 49ers – Rushed for 88 yards and 2 TDs and added 2 receptions for 5 yards.
Spencer Ware, Chiefs – Rumbled for 70 yards and a TD and caught 7 passes for 129 yards.
Theo Riddick, Lions – Showed off his multiple talents, rushing for 45 yards and 1 TD, and catching 5 passes for 57 yards and another TD.

Brandin Cooks, Saints – Grabbed 6 balls for 143 yards and 2 TDs.
Antonio Brown, Steelers – Toyed with the Redskins, catching 8 passes for 126 yards and 2 TDs.
Willie Snead, Saints – Reeled in 9 passes for 172 yards and a score.
A.J. Green, Bengals – Caught a dozen passes for 180 yards and a TD.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals – Caught 8 passes for 81 yards and his 99th and 100th TDs.

Julius Thomas, Jaguars – Paced the underpowered TE category for a week with 5 catches for 64 yards and a TD.

Vikings – Collected 2 sacks, 2 turnovers and 2 TDs on those turnovers.
49ers – Rang up 2 sacks, 2 INTs and a shutout over the sorry Rams.

Dan Bailey, Cowboys – Connected on 4 FGs, from 23, 25, 54 and 56 yards out.

This was a great week to play against…

Kirk Cousins, Redskins – Passed for 329 yards, but zero TDs and 2 INTs.
Tyrod Taylor, Bills – Failed to connect for a TD, with just 111 passing yards and 11 rushing yards.
Robert Griffin III, Browns – Just 190 yards passing and 37 rushing with an INT but no TDs, and sprained his non-throwing shoulder.

Devonta Freeman, Falcons – Only 20 rushing and 20 receiving yards on 4 catches.
Todd Gurley, Rams – Just 47 rushing yards and lost 5 yards on his only catch.
Gio Bernard, Bengals – Ran for 25 yards and managed just 5 yards on 2 receptions.
Adrian Peterson, Vikings – Just 31 yards rushing without a reception.
Matt Jones, Redskins – Ran for 24 and caught a 9-yard pass.

Dez Bryant, Cowboys – Had his chances, but finished with an 8-yard reception.
John Brown, Cardinals – Also limited to an 8-yard catch.
Kamar Aiken, Ravens – Held to 14 yards on 2 receptions.
Torrey Smith, 49ers – Not surprisingly, limited to 13 yards on 2 passes.
Tavon Austin, Rams – Ran for 2 yards and caught 4 passes for 13 yards while his team got shutout.
Kenny Stills, Dolphins – Caught a 16-yarder, but dropped a sure 71-yard TD pass right in his mitts.
Tyler Lockett, Seahawks – Only 17 yards on 3 grabs.
Vincent Jackson, Bucs – Just 2 catches for 18 yards.
Steve Smith, Ravens – The old man returned to catch 5 passes for just 19 yards.
Brandon Marshall, Jets – Only 32 yards on 3 catches.
Sammy Watkins, Bills – Limited to 43 yards on 4 receptions, and may have a lingering foot problem.
Demaryius Thomas, Broncos – Just 48 yards on 4 receptions.
Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos – Got 49 yards on 5 catches.

Gary Barnidge, Browns – Began the season with a goose egg.
Coby Fleener, Saints – Continued to be out of sync with his new QB, catching just one 6-yard pass.
Jordan Cameron, Dolphins – Took 2 passes to get 6 lousy yards.
Jared Cook, Packers – Caught a 7-yarder in his Green Bay debut.
Brent Celek, Eagles – Had an 11-yard reception.
Jimmy Graham, Seahawks – Same for him.
Antonio Gates, Chargers – Just 20 yards on 3 balls.

Martellus Bennett, Patriots – Spent most of the night blocking and caught only 3 passes for 14 yards.

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