Week 9: Game Recaps

Contributed by: Michael Courter and Bill Enright
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2010 1:01 PM



QB:  Josh Freeman completed 11 of 22 passes for 189 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.  He also carried four times for 26 yards.

RB:  LeGarrette Blount carries bigger expectations now so his 13 carries for 46 yards and no touchdowns was a disappointment.

WR/TE:  Mike Williams led the Bucs with eight catches for 89 yards and one touchdown. The other Bucs rookie receiver, Arrelious Benn, caught Freeman's other touchdown pass, the 14-yard completion was his one catch of the game.  

DEF: Micheal Spurlock returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown. The Bucs did not record any turnovers.


QB:  Matt Ryan completed another vanilla outing of 24 of 36 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown.

RB: Michael Turner turned in another No.1 running back performance with his 24 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns.

WR/TE:  Tight end Tony Gonzalez led the Falcons with eight catches for 72 yards.  Roddy White disappointed with his four catches for 49 yards and no touchdowns.  Michael Jenkins caught two passes for 55 yards.  Backup tight end Michael Palmer caught a 5-yard touchdown pass. 

DEF: The Falcons defense tallied one sack and two interceptions with 278 total yards and 21 points allowed.




QB:  Chad Henne was terrible against a Ravens secondary that has not played well this season, completing 22 of 34 passes for 231 yards and three interceptions with no touchdowns.

RB:  Ronnie Brown did the most with a limited amount of touches, gaining 59 yards and a touchdown from just nine carries and making five receptions for 40 yards.

WR:  Brian Hartline led Miami receivers with four catches for 85 yards. Davone Bess had five catches for 50 yards and perhaps in his most disappointing effort in a season that has fallen way short of expectations, Brandon Marshall managed just five receptions for 30 yards.

DEF:  Miami defense did not played well either. They did get four sacks, but allowed 402 total yards and 26 points allowed.


QB:  Joe Flacco turned in another under-the-radar performance, connecting on 20 of 27 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns.    

RB:  Ray Rice was a yardage monster in this one, rushing for 83 yards and  gaining 97 yards from seven receptions, but still no end zone love.  Willis McGahee scored but as a receiver from his three catches for 42 yards.  McGahee added 24 yards on the ground from six carries.

WR:  Rice and McGahee played active roles as receivers this weekend but Derrick Mason also put in some good work with his four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. Anquan Boldin was held to two catches for 28 yards and tight end Todd Heap had two receptions for 23 yards.

DEF: The Ravens had a pretty good day, recording two sacks, three interceptions and 289 total yards and 10 points allowed. 


CHICAGO (22) AT BUFFALO (19) in Toronto, Canada


QB:  Cutler was pretty good against the Bills, completing 17 of 30 for 188 yards and two touchdowns while adding another 39 yards from five scrambles.  The big plus here was no interceptions thrown, though he did lose a fumble.

RB:  Matt Forte was a huge disappointment after being ranked at the top of most Start ‘Em lists, rushing 14 times for 49 yards and catching just three passes for 12 yards.  Chester Taylor didn't fare better but did manage to score a one-yard touchdown run.   

WR:  Edgar Bennett was the Bears leading receiver with four catches for 52 yards and a touchdown. Johnny Knox followed with three grabs for 49 yards.  Tight end Greg Olsen had a good day with three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown.   

K: Dan Carpenter was the Dolphins fantasy football star, hitting on all five of his field goal attempts (38, 42, 24, 54, 31) and one extra point.

DEF:  One sack, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and 19 points and 340 yards allowed.


QB:  Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 51 times, completing 31 throws for 299 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.  

RB:  Fred Jackson did pretty well, scoring a on 4-yard touchdown run while adding five receptions for 20 yards. 

WR:  Steve Johnson was great with 11 catches for 145 yards.  Roscoe Parrish was the other key contributor with seven receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

DEF:  One sack and one fumble recovery.




QB:  Drew Brees completed 27 of 43 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.

RB:  Julius Jones carried six times for 68 yards on the back of a 54-yard run.  Chris Ivory carried 12 times for 50 yards and Ladell Betts carried 13 times for 31 yards and a touchdown.   

WR/TE:  Lance Moore was the Saints leading receiver with six catches for 77 yards.  Marques Colston grabbed eight for 65 yards and rookie tight end Jimmy Graham caught three passes for 49 yards and a score.  Jeremy Shockey also scored, with his only catch of the game, a seven yarder.    

DEF:  The Saints defense turned in another dominant performance with four sacks, one interception returned for touchdown, one fumble recovery and 195 total yards and three points allowed.


QB:  Matt Moore was injured early in the game after completing 3 of 6 passes for 13 yards.  Jimmy Clausen went 8 for 18 for 47 yards and one interception and had 11 yards on one scramble.  Third QB Tony Pike even got into the game, passing for 6 of 12 for 47 yards.

RB:  Tyrell Sutton finished as the Panthers leading rusher with 41 yards on seven carries and three catches for 15 yards.  Jonathan Stewart carried five times for 30 yards and lost a fumble.   

WR:  Really bad.  David Gettis led all Panthers receivers with two catches for 22 yards.  Running back Mike Goodson was next highest with three catches for 18 yards. Tight end Jeff King finished with three receptions for 17 yards.

DEF:  One sack, one interception and 408 yards and 34 points allowed.




QB:  Tom Brady was just average with 19 of 36 for 224 yards and two scores.

RB:  Danny Woodhead was the Patriots top rusher with 54 yards and nine carries and two receptions for 38 yards.  Benjarvus Green-Ellis was a disappointment with nine carries with 14 yards.

WR: Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez was not only the leading Patriots receiver with five catches for 48 yards, but also scored two touchdowns.  The other rookie tight end, Rob Gronkowski, was the next highest with four receptions for 47 yards.  Wes Welker continues to look like an entirely different player with Randy Moss gone, counting four catches for 36 yards.  

DEF:  The Patriots defense was trampled to the tune of 404 total yards and 34 points allowed.  They recovered one fumble. 


QB:  McCoy wasn't a fantasy star in this game but was impressive nonetheless, connecting on 14 of 19 passes for 174 yards, while also adding a 16-yard touchdown run.

RB:  Peyton Hillis crushed the New England defense under his heel, rambling 29 times for 184 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while adding three catches for 36 yards.  Chansi Stuckey also contributed with an 11-yard touchdown run.  

WR/TE:  No Browns receivers scored touchdowns. Mohammed Massaquoi had four receptions for 58 yards.  Tight end Ben Watson had one catch for 24 yards and Brian Robiskie had one for 20 yards.

DEF: One sack, one interception and two fumble recoveries. Peyton Hillis' big day on the ground helped the Browns limit the Patriots to 283 total yards and 14 points allowed.




QB:  Mark Sanchez completed 22 of 39 passes for 336 yards two touchdowns (1 passing, 1 rushing) and one interception.     

RB:  LaDainian Tomlinson carried 15 times for 55 yards and caught six passes for 47 yards.  Shonn Greene carried 10 times for 46 yards.  

WR/TE:  Santonio Holmes was the Jets leading receiver with five catches for 114 yards. Braylon Edwards caught a 74-yard touchdown as part of a three catch, 78 yards effort.  Tight end Dustin Keller caught five passes for 59 yards. 

DEF: Two sacks, 20 points and 306 total yards allowed.


QB:  Matt Stafford completed 20 of 36 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).

RB:  Jahvid Best carried 16 times for 48 yards and caught five passes for 40 yards.  Kevin Smith had 10 yards rushing and 27 yards receiving.   

WR:  Nate Burleson was the Lions top receiver with seven receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown.  Calvin Johnson, still struggling with a shoulder injury, was limited to one catch for 13 yards. Tight end Brandon found the end zone again with a 10-yard touchdown reception. 

DEF:  One sack, one interception, one fumble recovery while allowing 437 total yards and 23 points allowed.




QB:  Another masterpiece turned in by Philip Rivers, completing 17 of 23 for 295 yards and four touchdowns with one interception. 

RB:  Ryan Mathews carried nine times for 42 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards, and lost another fumble. Mike Tolbert had eight carries for 32 yards.  Darren Sproles had just three yards rushing and six receiving.

WR/TE:  Unknown rookie receiver Seyi Ajirotutu caught everyone by surprise with four catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns.  Patrick Crayton bagged three for 70 yards. Backup tight end Randy McMichael, subbing for an injured Antonio Gates, caught two passes for 32 yards and two touchdowns.

DEF:  Two sacks, one interception and 391 total yards and 23 points allowed.


QB:  Matt Schaub completed 21 of 32 passes for 266 yards and one interception.

RB: Arian Foster carried 27 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the Texans with four receptions for 70 yards.  Backup running back Derrick Ward carried five times for 12 yards.

WR/TE:  Backup tight ends Joel Dreesen caught five passes for 66 yards and James Casey caught four for 48 yards.  Andre Johnson recorded just four catches for 41 yards.

DEF:  One sack, one interception and one fumble recovery while allowing 367 total yards and 29 points allowed.


ARZONA (24) AT Minnesota (27)


QB: Brett Favre completed 36 of his 47 passing attempts for 446 yards (a career high), two TDs, and two INTs.

RB: Adrian Peterson had a monster performance. He scored twice (one rushing, one receiving) gained 81 yards on the ground and 63 yards on four receptions.

WR: Percy Harvin led the team with nine receptions and 126 yards, despite briefly leaving the game with an injury. Bernard Berrian gained 89 yards and also had nine catches. Greg Camarillo chipped in with four receptions for 89 yards.

TE: Visanthe Shiancoe caught four passes for 66 yards and a score.

DEF: The Vikings had six sacks and recovered one fumble.


QB: Derek Anderson was 15-of-26 for 179 yards and one TD.

RB: Tim Hightower had a team high 13 rushing attempts but gained just 39 yards. Beanie Wells had one carry for negative two yards.

WR: Larry Fitzgerald reached the 100 yard mark for the first time this season. He caught seven passes and gained 107 yards. Andre Roberts scored the team's only Offensive TD. After a stellar Week 8 performance (Eight receptions, 147 yards), Steve Breaston finished the game with just 28 yards on three receptions.

TE: Jim Dray had one catch for 17 yards.

DEF: The Cardinals recovered a fumble and returned it for a TD. The unit sacked Brett Favre three times and picked off two of his passes.




QB: Eli Manning was nearly perfect against the Seahawks, passing for 290 yards and three Touchdowns on 21-of-32 passes. It was Eli's third game this season without an INT.

RB: Ahmad Bradshaw led the charge early on with 57 rushing and 35 receiving yards, plus two scores, but was taken out of the game because of the large lead. Bradshaw crossed the goal-line for the fist time in three games. Brandon Jacobs added 78 yards on the ground and Danny Ware rushed for 66 yards.

WR: Hakeem Nicks continued to dominate opposing secondaries. He grabbed six passes for 128 yards and scored his 9th TD of the season.  Mario Manningham and Steve Smith both caught four passes. Smith scored a TD and gained 46 yards while Manningham gained 56 yards.

TE: Kevin Boss caught his 1st TD of the season and chipped in with 15 yards.

DEF: Big Blue allowed just 7 points and forced three turnovers (two INTs and one fumble recovery).


QB: With Matt Hasselbeck sidelined with a concussion, Charlie Whitehurst got his first career start. Whitehurst was 12-of-23 for 113 yards, one TD, and two INTS.

RB: Marshawn Lynch rushed for 48 yards on 11 carries. As a team, the Seahawks gained just 50 yards on the ground.

WR: Ben Obomanu was the only Seahawk to score a TD, he had just one catch for 36 yards. Brandon Stokley, Mike Williams, and Deon Butler combined for 7 receptions and 56 yards.

TE: John Carlson caught just two passes for nine yards.

DEF: The Seahawks Defense was a major let down. The unit managed to recover one fumble, but had zero sacks or INTS.




QB: Jason Campbell had a semi-solid outing, passing for 229 yards, one TD, one INT on 19-of-22 attempts.

RB: Darren McFadden failed to reach the end-zone for the second straight week and didn't rush for 100 yards for the first time since his Week 7 return. He finished with 89 yards on the ground and 25 receiving. Michael Bush saw limited action, rushing five times for 17 yards.

WR: Jacoby Ford had a career day, catching six passes for 148 yards. He also had a 94 yard kick-off return for a TD. Johnnie Lee-Higgins caught three passes for 26 yards.

TE: Brandon Myers filled in for the injured Zach Miller. He caught three passes for 20 yards.

DEF: The Raiders had another dominating day on Defense. The unit had three sacks, one INT, and recovered one fumble.


QB: Matt Cassel completed 20-of-35 passes for 216 yards. He finished with two TDs and one INT.

RB: Jamaal Charles out-gained Thomas Jones despite getting nine less attempts. Charles finished with 53 yards on the ground and 47 receiving. Thomas Jones gained just 32 yards.

WR: Dwayne Bowe caught his 7th TD of the season, which ties his career high. Bowe gained 63 yards on five receptions. Rookie Verran Tucker caught his first career TD on his only catch of the game.

TE: Tony Moeaki hauled in six passes for 63 yards.

DEF:  The Chiefs sacked Campbell four times, intercepted one of his  passes and recovered two fumbles.




QB: After missing three games due to injury, Michael Vick came back with a bang. He passed for 218 yards and a TD, plus he rushed for 74 yards and a score.

RB:  LeSean McCoy rushed for 95 yards but didn't get in the end-zone. He had just three catches for eight yards.

WR: DeSean Jackson was back in action after missing one game because of a concussion. He caught seven passes for 109 yards and a TD. Jeremy Maclin had four grabs for 48 yards. Jason Avant chipped in with two catches for 41 yards.

TE: Brent Celek was held without a catch.

DEF: The Eagles sacked Peyton Manning three times and intercepted two of his passes.


QB:  Peyton Manning completed 31 of his 52 passing attempts and finished with 294 yards, one TD, and two INTs.

RB: Donald Brown had 15 carries for 50 yards and added 47 receiving yards on three catches. Javarris James made the most of his four carries but scoring twice.

WR: Reggie Wayne led the team's receivers with 11 catches for 83 yards. Pierre Garcon had just two catches for 15 yards. Austin Collie had one catch and was knocked out of the game with a concussion.

TE: Jacob Tamme continues to do an excellent job filling in for the injured Dallas Clark. He finished with 11 catches for 108 yards and a TD.

DEF: The Colts sacked Mike Vick three times.




QB: Aaron Rodgers was nearly perfect, completing 27-of-34 attempts for 289 yards and three TDs.

RB:  Brandon Jackson had his best fantasy outing of the season. He scored twice (one rushing, one receiving), gained 42 yards on the ground, and 26 receiving yards. John Kuhn gained rushed for 50 yards.

WR: James Jones had his best game as a Packer, catching eight passes for 123 yards and a TD. Greg Jennings caught seven passes for 80 yards and a TD. Jordy Nelson chipped in with 42 yards on four receptions.

TE: Tom Crabtree caught one pass for four yards.
DEF:  The Packers held the Cowboys to 7 points, sacked Jon Kitna four times, forced four turnovers (two INTs, two Fuumble Recoveries) and had two Defensive/Special Teams Touchdowns.


QB: Jon Kitna passed for 183 yards, one TD, and two INTs.

RB: The Cowboys Running Backs combined for just 39 yards. Felix Jones had 16 yards, Marion Barber had 14 yards, and Tashard Choice had 9 yards.

WR: Dez Bryant was the team's only Offensive bright spot, catching a team high nine passes for 86 yards and a TD. Miles Austin had just two catches for 16 yards. Roy Williams was limited to just one catch.

TE: Jason Witten had three receptions for 44 yards.

DEF: The Cowboys had one sack and blocked one Field Goal.

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