Week 7 Game Recaps

Contributed by: Michael Courter and Bill Enright
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2010 12:30 PM



QB:  Carson Palmer had a big day to say the least, completing 36 of 50 passes for 412 yards and three touchdowns.

RB:  Cedric Benson produced a pedestrian performance of 20 carries for 70 yards, and he fumbled late in the game to seal the Bengals fate.

WR/TE:  Rookie Jordan Shipley was the surprise leader of the Bengals receiving corps with six receptions for 131 yards, including 64-yard touchdown pass from Palmer.  Chad Ochocinco (10 catches for 108 yards and a TD) and Terrell Owens (9 rec. for 88 yards and a TD) also played well. 

DEF: Defensive back Adam Jones' 59-yard fumble recovery return was the lone highlight in an otherwise subpar effort..


QB:  Matt Ryan kept pace with Carson Palmer's big day, connecting on 24 of 33 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

RB: Michael Turner rumbled his way to 121 yards rushing and two touchdowns from 23 carries and added two receptions for 23 yards.

WR:  Little-used Brian Finneran caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter, but Roddy White recorded another stud performance this season, hauling in 11 balls for 201 yards and two touchdowns. 

DEF: Three sacks and the fumble recovery which Adam Jones returned for a 59-yard score.




QB:  Ben Roethlisberger once again seemed to will the Steelers to a win with his 19 of 27 passing for 302 yards and two touchdowns.

RB:  Rashard Mendenhall had a quiet day with 15 carries for 37 yards.

WR:  Hines Ward led the Steelers with seven catches for 131 yards and a score.  Deep threat Mike Wallace caught a 53-yard touchdown strike and Mewelde Moore pitched in with four receptions for 48 yards.

DEF:  The Steelers defense was uncharacteristically generous, manufacturing just one sack and one fumble recovery while allowing 22 points and 313 total yards.


QB:  Chad Henne fared pretty well against the vaunted Steelers defense, completing 23 of 36 for 257 yards and a touchdown.    

RB:  The Dolphins running game was pretty much removed by Pittsburgh's blitzing front with Rickey Williams leading the charge with 11 carries for 48 yards.  Ronnie Brown managed just 14 yards on nine carries and caught two passes for 20 yards.

WR:  Slot receiver Davone Bess lead Miami with six receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.  Brandon Marshall and Brian Hartline each had five catches for 57 yards. Hartline also lost a fumble.

K: Dan Carpenter was a beast, going 5 for 5 (39, 23, 22, 37, 40) on his field goal attempts.

DEF: Miami's defense had three sacks, two fumble recoveries. 




QB:  Ryan Fitzpatrick was great in a difficult road challenge against the Ravens, with 29 of 43 passing for 374 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. He also scrambled four times for 20 yards.

RB: Given the circumstances, the Bills running game was respectable, with Fred Jackson gaining 73 yards on 23 carries and C.J. Spiller carrying seven times for 33 yards.    

WR:  Steve Johnson continues to elevate his performance each week, hauling in eight passes for 158 yards and one touchdown.  Lee Evans had the game of his life, catching six passes for 105 yards and THREE touchdowns.  Roscoe Parrish was a force in PPR leagues with eight catches for 49 yards.

DEF:  Not much was expected from this crew, but they contributed two sacks and two fumble recoveries.


QB:  After a slow start, Joe Flacco finished strong, completing 16 of 31 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns.  

RB:  For Ray Rice owners, the nightmare of Willis McGahee has re-emerged.  Rice carried 16 times for 72 yards, but McGahee had 11 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. 

WR:  Anquan Boldin was good again, collecting six passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, but tight end Todd Heap was the star, shaking off a head-shot last week to grab three passes for 59 yards, which included two touchdowns.

DEF:  The Ravens defense continued to betray their fantasy owners this year.  This should have been their best matchup of the season, but the Bills offense had their way with Baltimore's formerly intimidating defense, scoring 34 points and gaining 506 total yards. Turnover-wise, the Ravens produced one sack, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.




QB:  Signed just five days prior to the game, journeyman Todd Bouman completed 18 of 34 passes for 222 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.

RB:  Maurice Jones-Drew performed admirably, rushing for 47 yards on 16 carries while leading the Jags with five receptions for 74 yards and a score.  

WR/TE:  Jones-Drew caught one of Todd Bouman's touchdown passes and Mike Sims-Walker had the other as part of his three-catches for 38 yards. Tight end Marcedes Lewis snared three balls for 44 yards.   

DEF:  There's a reason the Jaguars defense is rarely owned in fantasy leagues and they confirmed it again in week seven, managing just one sack while allowing 426 yards and 42 points.


QB:  Cassel was a highly efficient in his 13 of 18 passes, producing 193 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

RB:  The Chiefs ran wild over Jacksonville, Thomas Jones gashed the Jags for 125 yards and a touchdown from 20 carries and Jamaal Charles had 15 carries for 71 yards and a score.   

WR/TE:  Dwayne Bowe continued his hot streak with 81 yards receiving and two touchdowns from three catches.  Tight end Tony Moeaki was next highest with three grabs for 42 yards and Dexter McCluster managed five catches for 41 yards.

DEF:  The Chiefs collected one sack, two interceptions and one fumble recovery.




QB:  Colt McCoy connected on 9 of 16 passes for 74 yards and ran five times for -5 yards.

RB:  Peyton Hillis carried 16 times for 69 yards and a touchdown.

WR: Brian Robiskie led the Browns with three receptions for 25 yards. Tight end Ben Watson managed just one catch for 18 yards.

DEF:  The Browns defense basically won this game for Cleveland.  Three sacks and four interceptions- two of which were returned for touchdowns by ILB David Bowens made for a fun day for the Browns. 


QB:  Drew Brees was a hot mess in this one, throwing four interceptions but by virtue of his 56 pass attempts, he totaled 356 passing yards and two touchdowns.

RB:  Chris Ivory failed to take advantage of the matchup with a poor Cleveland run defense, carrying 15 times for 48 yards.   

WR:  Marques Colston had his 2010 breakout game with 10 receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown.  Backup tight end David Thomas had the other touchdown reception as part of a three catch, 33-yards effort. Running back Ladell Betts (48 yards), rookie tight end Jimmy Graham (38 yards) and Lance Moore (43 yards) also contributed.

K: Stephen Gostkowski hit three field goals (38, 24, 35) and two extra points.  

DEF: The Saints defense continues to disappoint, recording a single sack in this game.




QB:  McNabb handed in another mediocre performance, completing 17 of 32 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown with two picks.     

RB:  Ryan Torain gained 125 yards on 21 carries against the Bears. 

WR/TE:  Santana Moss led the Redskins with five receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown.  Tight end Chris Cooley was next up with seven grabs for 54 yards.  Anthony Armstrong had two receptions for 42 yards.

DEF: The Redskins took advantage of their game against turnover-prone Jay Cutler, recording four sacks, two fumble recoveries and a record-tying four interceptions by defensive back DeAngelo Hall, including a game-winning, 92-yard interception return for a score in the third quarter.


QB:  The wheels are starting to come off the Jay Cutler wagon.  Cutler was under siege again and threw four interceptions, all to DeAngelo Hall, finishing with 26 of 40 passing for 281 yards and one touchdown.

RB:  Matt Forte continues to be effected by Cutler's struggles, rushing for 41 yards on 10 carries and catching five passes for 32 yards, but no touchdowns. Chester Taylor totaled 20 yards rushing and 10 yards receiving.   

WR:  Johnny Know had another good week, catching six passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.  Earl Bennett totaled four receptions for 76 yards.

DEF:  Pretty good. One sack, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and a defensive score, a DJ Moore 54-yard interception return.




QB:  Alex Smith made 9 of 19 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown. 

RB:  Frank Gore rushed for 102 yards on 19 carries and caught four passes for 57 yards, but didn't crack the end zone.

WR/TE:  Vernon Davis continues to be Alex Smith's favorite target, grabbing four passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.  Michael Crabtree contributed four receptions for 31 yards.      

DEF:  One sack, one interception and two fumble recoveries, but 23 points and 379 yards allowed.


QB:  Matt Moore seemed to spark the Panthers offense just enough with 28 of 41 passing for 308 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

RB: DeAngelo Williams carried 19 times for 44 yards and had four catches for 19 yards, and Jonathan Stewart gained 29 yards on 14 carries.

WR:  David Gettis had his breakout game against San Francisco with eight receptions for 125 yards and two scores.  Brandon LaFell also impressed with six grabs for 91 yards.  Steve Smith was third-best with four catches for 50 yards.  

DEF:  Two sacks, one interception with 20 points and 282 yards allowed. Not great, but not bad either.




QB:  Sam Bradford completed 13 of 26 passes for 126 yards and two scores. 

RB:  Steven Jackson rushed for 110 yards on 22 carries and two catches for 35 yards.

WR:  Jackson's 35 yards receiving led the Rams but Danny Amendola caught a touchdown as part of his 29 yards receiving.  Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui caught Bradford's other touchdown throw. 

DEF: Three sacks, 313 total yards and 18 points allowed.


QB:  Josh Freeman connected on 23 of 40 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown.  Freeman also gained 40 yards on five carries.

RB:  Rookie LeGarrette Blount led all Tampa Bay backs with 72 yards rushing on 11 carries.

WR:  Mike Williams led the Buccaneers with five receptions for 82 yards. Tight end Kellen Winslow collected five passes for 44 yards.  Cadillac Williams had an unlikely eight receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown.   

DEF:  One fumble recovery, no sacks and no interceptions.




QB: Kerry Collins performed admirable in place of the injured Vince Young. Collins completed 17-of-31 passes for 276 yards,  three TDs, and two INTs.

RB: Chris Johnson failed to cross the goal-line and finished with just 66 yards. It was the 3rd time this season Johnson failed to rush for at least 100 yards. He caught two passes for seven yards.

WR: Kenny Britt's Week 7 performance was the best for all NFL WRs this season. Britt was benched for the start of the game because of off-field issues, but made an enormous impact when on the field, catching seven passes, three of which were Touchdowns, while gaining 225 yards. Damian Williams caught three passes for 25 yards and Nat Washington had just one catch for seven yards.

TE: Bo Scaife caught three passes for seven yards.

DEF: The Titans Defense came away with four turnovers (two INTs, two Fumble Recoveries), returned an INT for a TD, and sacked QB Kevin Kolb once.


QB: Kevin Kolb got his third start in place of the injured Mike Vick, but unlike his last two starts, Kolb was just average during the loss to the Titans. He had 48 passing attempts but completed only 26 of them. He finished with one TD and two INTs.

RB: LeSean McCoy struggled to find any open holes rushing 16 times for 48 yards. He did however catch 6 passes for 54 yards.

WR: While filling in for DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant led the Eagles' receivers with six catches for 60 yards. Jeremy Maclin caught five passes for 42 yards. Riley Cooper caught the team's only TD of the game and finished with 51 yards on three receptions.

TE: Brent Celek caught two passes for eight yards.

DEF: The Eagles sacked Kerry Collins three times, intercepted two of his passes and recovered a fumble during the Week 7 loss.


ARIZONA (10) at SEATTLE (22)


QB:  Despite the victory, Hasselbeck had less than a mediocre Fantasy outing. He completed 20-of-38 passes for 192 yards and one TD. He didn't throw any interceptions, but did lose a fumble.

RB: Marshawn Lynch led the Seahawks  with 89 rushing yards on 24 carries. Justin Forsett chipped in 41 yards on nine carries and caught 2 passes for 31 yards.

WR: Mike Williams had double digit receptions and led the team in yards for the 2nd week in a row, catching 11 passes for 87 yards and a TD.  Deon Butler caught three passes for 41 yards.  Brandon Stokley, Michael Robinson, and Ben Obomanu combined for three receptions and 30 yards.

TE: John Carlson had his worst performance this season, catching just one pass for three yards.

DEF: The Seahawks Defense continued to suffocate opponents by allowing just 10 points and forcing five turnovers (four fumble recoveries- two interceptions). They also had two sacks.


QB: Max Hall was knocked out of the game but not before he completed 4-of-16  passes for  36 yards. He also threw an interception. Derek Anderson entered the game when hall was injured and completed 8-of-17 passes for 96 yards.

RB: Beanie Wells scored his 1st TD of the season and gained 54 yards on 14 carries. Tim Hightower rushed six times for 59 yards.

WR: Larry Fitzgerald continued to disappoint Fantasy Managers, catching just three passes for 30 yards. Andre Roberts led the team with two receptions for 40 yards. Early Doucet caught two passes for 33 yards.

TE:  Once again Ben Patrick was not involved in the Cardinals passing attack; he caught one pass for six yards.

DEF: The Cardinals had five sacks and recovered one fumble.




QB: Tom Brady had one of his worst games this season, completing 19-of-32 passes for 159 yards and one TD.

RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 24 yards and a score on 11 carries. Danny Woodhead gained 24 yards on eight carries and caught 3 passes for 28 yards.

WR: Deion Branch caught four passes for 39 yards and Wes Welker had four receptions for 25 yards. Brandon Tate only caught one pass for three yards.

TE: Aaron Hernandez led the team in reception and receiving yards, catching five passes for 54 yards. Fellow Rookie TE, Rob Gronkowski caught two passes for 10 yards  and was the recipient of Brady's only TD pass.

DEF: The Pats sacked Philip Rivers twice, intercepted one of his passes and recovered three fumbles.


QB: Philip Rivers threw 50 passes and completed 34 of them. He finished with 336 yards, one TD and one INT.

RB: The Chargers RBs, specifically Rookie Ryan Mathews, continued their struggles when rushing the football. Mathews had eight rushing attempts and gained just 15 yards. Mike Tolbert rushed twice and came away with a TD for the 4th straight game.  Darren Sproles didn't do much on the ground (two rushes for 7 yards) but did catch a team high nine passes for 70 yards.

WR: The Chargers were without Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee in Week 7 which opened the door for Patrick Crayton (seven receptions 82 yards) and Buster Davis (six receptions 53 yards). Seyi Ajirotutu caught two passes for 26 yards.

TE: Despite his inability to practice all week because of a toe and ankle injury, Antonio Gates still managed to score (8th TD this season). He finished with four receptions and 50 yards.

DEF: The Chargers sacked Tom Brady four times but did not force any turnovers.

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