I don’t think it would be an overstatement when I say that Week 9 in the NFL went to the extremes of good, bad and scary.  The good was a record setting day for Nick Foles, Tom Brady’s return to glory and a trifecta of three touchdown games by WR’s.  The bad included another stinker from Ray Rice, Matt Ryan sinking further into oblivion and yet another injury to Darren McFadden.  The scary didn’t even involve players as we woke up to news of Broncos Head Coach John Fox needing heart surgery and then we watched as Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field during Sunday Night Football.  No matter which category your teams fall into let’s recap all that happened on this Sunday of Week 9.

 

23

Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills

13

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Alex Smith

19-29 124 passing 4-7 rushing

Jeff Tuel

18-39 229 TD 2 INT 3-19 rushing

JaMaal Charles

17-90 rushing 6-6 receiving

Fred Jackson

16-77 rushing 1-22 receiving

Donnie Avery

3-22 receiving

C.J. Spiller

12-116 rushing 2-39 receiving

Dwayne Bowe

7-67 receiving

Stevie Johnson

5-36 receiving

Dexter McCluster

2-9 receiving 1- -4 rushing

Marquis Goodwin

2-64 receiving TD

Anthony Fasano

1-20 receiving

Scott Chandler

3-26 receiving

Injuries

Key Plays

WR – Robert Woods – leg injury

Marquis Goodwin 59 yard TD catch

WR – Marquis Goodwin – hamstring injury

Smith 100 yard interception return for a TD

RB – C.J. Spiller – ankle injury

Tamba Hali 11 yard fumble return for a TD

Notes

Dwayne Bowe and Dexter McCluster with big drops in the 1st half

Jeff Tuel throws a 101 interception return for a TD and what should have been a Stevie Johnson TD

The Bills did a great job in containing Charles in the passing game and in the last 2 weeks given 6 yards to RB

Marquis Goodwin could be a difference maker for the Bills if his injury is not serious

           
 

 

23

Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys

27

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Christian Ponder

25-37 337 yards TDINT RushTD

Tony Romo

34-51 337 2TD INT

Adrian Peterson

25-140 rushing TD 3-37 recei

DaMarco Murray

4-31 rushing 6-19 receiving

Greg Jennings

6-56 receiving

Dez Bryant

6-64 receiving

Jarius Wright

2-31 receiving

Terrence Williams

2-33 receiving

Jerome Simpson

2-24 receiving

Cole Beasley

6-68 receiving

Kyle Rudolph

2-35 receiving TD

Jason Witten

8-102 receiving TD

Injuries

Key Plays

TE - Kyle Rudolph – foot injury

Adrian Petersen stuffed on 4th and 1 at the Dallas 16

RT – Phil Loadholt - concussion

Jason Witten 26 yard TD catch

RB – Damarco Murray – knee injury

Kyle Rudolph 31 yard TD catch & Peterson 11 yard RD

Notes

DaMarco Murray seemed to be struggling with his injury in the second half as he sat out a bunch of plays

Dez Bryant had a bad game with a couple of drops and a penalty which cost Dallas a FG

The Cowboys continue let bad teams hang around and need a last minute Dwayne Harris TD to win it

Josh Freeman was a healthy inactive so the experiment appears to be not happening

           
 

 

 

28

Tennessee Titans at St. Louis Rams

21

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Jake Locker

13-22 185 2INT 3-10 rush TD

Kellen Clemens

20-35 210 TD 1-16 rushing

Chris Johnson

23-150 2 rush TD 3-20 receive

Zac Stacy

27-127 2 Rush TD 6-51 receiving

Shonn Greene

9-38 rush TD 1-28 receiving

Tavon Austin

1-6 rushing

Kendall Wright

3-69 receiving

Chris Givens

4-55 receiving

Nate Washington

No Catches

Austin Pettis

1-13 receiving

Delanie Walker

2-13 receiving

Jared Cook

3-36 receiving TD

Injuries

Key Plays

RB – Daryl Richardson was inactive

Shonn Green 5 yard TD – CJ2K 31 yards on the drive

RB – Zac Stacy was active & main ball carrier

Zac Stacy 3 and 9 yard TD runs

 

Chris Johnson 14 yard TD run

Notes

Chris Johnson finally got things going using his speed to break big plays on a consistent basis

Shonn Greene will likely continue to get any short yardage work and inside the 10.

Zac Stacy has established himself as an every week starter in almost any situation

Jake Locker struggled with his accuracy today missed some open receivers but running game was dominant

           
 

 

 

20

New Orleans Saints at New York Jets

26

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Drew Brees

30-51, 382 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INT

Geno Smith

8-19, 115 yards

6-18 yards rushing

Pierre Thomas

6-24 yards rush

7-66 yards rec

Chris Ivory

18-139 yards, 1 TD

Robert Meacham

4-93 yards

Bilal Powell

9-29 yards

Lance Moore

6-70 yards

Greg Salas

2-57

Kenny Stills

3-35 yards

David Nelson

1-19 yards

Jimmy Graham

9-116 yards, 2 TD’s

Zach Sudfeld

2-46 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Darren Sproles left game with an ankle injury

Jimmy Graham TD catches of 10 & 51 yards

Jimmy Graham left game with a shoulder injury

Chris Ivory 3 yard TD run

Jeremy Kerley left game with an elboy injury

Geno Smith 3 yard TD run

Notes

The Saints are an entirely different team away from the Superdome. Brees is especially erratic on the road.

The Jets defense should have had 5 INT today. This is a good unit who will keep the Jets in games.

Without Colston, Robert Meacham got the start and was more involved than Colston has been all season.

Don’t think that Ivory is going to do this every week. He was inspired playing against former team today.

           
 

 

24

San Diego Chargers at Washington Redskins

30

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Phillip Rivers

29-46, 341 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

Robert Griffin III

23-32, 291 yards, 1 INT

6-17 yards rush

Ryan Mathews

7-34 yards

Alfred Morris

25-121 yards, 1 TD

Danny Woodhead

7-21 yards rush

9-77 yards rec

Roy Helu

2-23 yards rush

1-6 yards rec

Keenan Allen

8-128 yards, 1 TD

Pierre Garcon

7-172 yards

Victor Brown

1-17 yards

Leonard Hankerson

5-55 yards

Antonio Gates

6-53 yards

Jordan Reed

4-37 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Danny Woodhead cut his nose up on helmet

Sean Lissemore 2 yard INT return for TD

 

Darrel Young TD runs of 1, 1 & 4 yards

 

Keenan Allen 16 yard TD reception

Notes

Keenan Allen has been a savior for the Chargers and fantasy owners. He is closing in on WR1 status now.

Please do not waste a single dollar of your waiver money on Darrel Young. This was a complete fluke.

Speaking of flukes how is Roy Helu doing these days? Exactly. Don’t make same mistake with Young.

The Chargers should have won this game in regulation but stupidly continue to use Woodhead as goalline RB

           
 

 

10

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

34

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Matt Ryan

20-27, 219 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT

Cam Newton

23-37, 249 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

5-22 yards, 1 TD rush

Steven Jackson

13-57 yards rush

3-19 yards rec

DeAngelo Williams

13-42 yards

Jacquizz Rogers

5-19 yards rush

6-25 yards rec

Jonathan Stewart

9-43 yards

Harry Douglas

3-82 yards

Steve Smith

4-52 yards

Drew Davis

1-2 yards

Brandon LaFell

6-74 yards

Tony Gonzalez

6-81 yards

Greg Olsen

4-66 yards, 1 TD

Injuries

Key Plays

Jeff Byers left game with an ankle injury

Greg Olsen 14 yard TD reception

Chris Scott left game with a knee injury

Tony Gonzalez 17 yard TD reception

Corey Peters left game with a leg injury

Drayton Florence 38 yard INT return for a TD

Notes

Mike Tolbert continues to vulture TD’s scoring on a 4 yard run. The Carolina RB situation is one to avoid.

Steven Jackson had 1st quarter TD called back due to holding penalty.

The more wins the Panthers accumulate the more motivated Cam Newton seems to play.

Neither INT was Newton’s fault. The 2nd came on a play when Steve Smith completely gave up on a play.

           
 

 

49

Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders

20

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Nick Foles

22-28, 406 yards, 7 TD’s

Terrelle Pryor

22-41, 288 yards, 2 INT

10-94 yards rush

LeSean McCoy

12-44 yards rush

4-36 yards, 1 TD rec

Rashad Jennings

15-102 yards, 1 TD rush

7-74 yards rec

DeSean Jackson

5-150 yards, 1 TD

Denarius Moore

5-82 yards

Riley Cooper

5-139 yards, 3 TD’s

Rod Streater

5-98 yards

Zach Ertz

5-42 yards, 1 TD

Jacoby Ford

2-28 yards

Brent Celek

3-27 yards, 1 TD

Mychal Rivera

4-36 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Jason Peters left game with a pectoral injury

Riley Cooper TD catches of 5, 17 & 63 yards

Darren McFadden left game with hamstring injury

Zach Ertz 15 yard TD reception

Terrelle Pryor left game with a knee injury

DeSean Jackson 46 yard TD reception

Notes

Foles could have easily broke the NFL record for TD’s in a game but was pulled early in the 4th quarter.

The problem with in season NFL defensive rankings: The Raiders were ranked 10th overall before today.

This great day of offense for the Eagles shouldn’t deflect the fact that they cannot run the ball well anymore

At this point the Raiders will be so much better off with RaShad Jennings as their primary RB. DMC is a mess.

           
 

 

24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks

27

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Mike Glennon

17-23, 168 yards, 2 TD’s

Russell Wilson

19-26, 217 yards, 2 TD’s, 2 INT

6-36 yards, 1 TD rush

Mike James

28-158 yards rush

1-1, 2 yards, 1 TD passing

Marshawn Lynch

21-125 yards rush

4-16 yards rec

Brian Leonard

5-20 yards rush

4-48 yards rec

Golden Tate

3-29 yards

Vincent Jackson

2-11 yards

Doug Baldwin

6-75 yards, 1 TD

Tiquan Underwood

2-29 yards, 1 TD

Jermaine Kearse

2-43 yards, 1 TD

Tim Wright

4-58 yards, 1 TD

Zach Miller

3-49 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Max Unger left game with a concussion

Tim Wright 12 yard TD reception

 

Tom Crabtree 2 yard TD catch from Mike James

 

Doug Baldwin 10 yard TD reception

Notes

The Bucs had a 21-0 lead late in 1st half and led 24-14 entering the 4th quarter before losing in overtime.

The Seahawks O-line is being exposed. They need Okung & Unger healthy or Russell Wilson is in trouble.

The Bucs inexplicably went away from the run game in the 4th Qtr which ultimately let Seattle back in game

The Seahawks defense has allowed 200+ yards rushing in consecutive games against bottom half rush teams.

           
 

 

18

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

24

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Joe Flacco

24-41, 250 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

3-25 yards rush

Jason Campbell

23-35, 262 yards, 3 TD’s

3-20 yards rush

Ray Rice

11-17 yards rush

3-21 yards rec

Willis McGahee

21-31 yards

Bernard Pierce

6-11 yards

Greg Little

7-122 yards

Torrey Smith

5-78 yards

Josh Gordon

3-44 yards

Marlon Brown

5-54 yards, 2 TD’s

Davone Bess

3-24 yards, 2 TD’s

Dallas Clark

1-14 yards

Jordan Cameron

1-4 yards

Injuries

Key Plays

Greg Little left game with a shoulder injury

Davone Bess TD catches of 1 & 20 yards

Jason Campbell left with rib injury but returned

Marlon Brown TD catches of 7 & 19 yards

Jimmy Smith left game with a groin injury

Gary Barnidge 4 yard TD reception

Notes

The Ravens O-line is horrible right now and is exposing Ray Rice to be an average RB at best on his own.

The Willis McGahee experiment needs to end. Fozzy Whittaker should be given the reigns and call it a day.

Chris Ogbonnaya didn’t record a carry but had 5 catches for 39 yards in today’s game.

The Ravens last four losses have been by a grand total of just 14 points.

           
 

 

31

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

55

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Ben Roethlisberger

28-48, 400 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INT

Tom Brady

23-33, 432 yards, 4 TD’s

Le’Veon Bell

16-74 yards rush

4-65 yards rec

Stevan Ridley

26-115 yards, 2 TD’s rush

3-9 yards rec

Antonio Brown

5-71 yards, 1 TD

LaGarrette Blount

5-47 yards, 1 TD

Emanuel Sanders

6-98 yards

Aaron Dobson

5-130 yards, 2 TD’s

Jerricho Cotchery

7-96 yards, 3 TD’s

Danny Amendola

4-122 yards, 1 TD

Heath Miller

4-43 yards

Rob Gronkowski

9-143 yards, 1 TD

Injuries

Key Plays

Ike Taylor left the game with a concussion

Danny Amendola 34 yard TD reception

Austin Collie left game with a knee injury

Rob Gronkowski 19 yard TD reception

 

Jerricho Cotchery TD catches of 6, 8 & 20 yards

Notes

Tom Brady was due for this game. He is getting more comfortable every week now that Gronk has returned.

You know that he’s a RB1 when an off game for Le’Veon Bell is 139 total yards.

Even though Ridley is getting a lot of work, remember Shane Vereen returns after the Pats bye in week 10.

Kenbrel Thompkins was a healthy inactive this week and Aaron Dobson has now locked down the WR2 role.

           
 

 

27

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

24

Name

Stats

Name

Stats

Andrew Luck

18-40, 271 yards, 3 TD’s

Case Keenum

20-34, 350 yards, 3 TD’s

3-26 yards rush

Trent Richardson

8-20 yards rush

2-33 yards rec

Ben Tate

22-81 yards

Donald Brown

6-49 yards

Dennis Johnson

8-36 yards




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