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Week 12 Game/Fantasy Recaps

Contributed by: Rob Shaw and Bill Enright
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2010 12:57 PM


NEW ENGLAND (45) AT DETROIT (24)

PATRIOTS

QB:  It was a big day for Tom Brady with 341 passing yards and four touchdowns.  It was Brady's second best fantasy performance of the season. 

RB:  BenJarvus Green-Ellis racked up all of his yards on the ground, with a team-high 59 rushing yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns.  Danny Woodhead offered 45 total yards on 10 touches. 

WR/TE:  Deion Branch racked up a game-high 113 yards on just three receptions, two of which ended in the end zone.  Wes Welker also had a big game with eight receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns.  Rob Gronkowski was the best Patriots fantasy option at tight end with five receptions for 65 yards. 

DEF: The Patriots defense offered two sacks and two interceptions, while allowing three touchdowns and a field goal.

LIONS

QB:  Shaun Hill had a decent fantasy performance with 285 passing yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.  He also gained 23 yards on four rushes.

RB: Maurice Morris shined bright with 75 total yards and two rushing touchdowns.  Aaron Brown complemented his 36 rushing yards with 29 receiving yards.

WR/TE:  Calvin Johnson racked up 81 yards on four receptions with a score.  Brandon Pettigrew added another 67 yards on five receptions.  Nate Burleson was held to just three receptions for 35 yards.

DEF: The Lions barely got in the way of Tom Brady, with just one sack and no forced turnovers while surrendering 45 points.

 

NEW ORLEANS (30) AT DALLAS (27)

SAINTS

QB: Drew Brees followed his 382 passing yards in week 11 with 352 yards this week, though he managed just one touchdown and tossed a pick. 

RB:  Julius Jones led the Saints with 45 rushing yards and added another 21 yards on three receptions.  Christopher Ivory scored two rushing touchdowns on 38 rushing yards.  In his return from injury, Reggie Bush was disappointing with 13 yards to show for his two touches plus a fumble.  

WR/TE:  Marques Colston had a big day with 105 yards on six receptions.  Devery Henderson added 97 yards on four receptions.  Robert Meachem had a 55-yard reception, and Lance Moore scored a touchdown on five grabs for 39 yards.  Filling in for Jeremy Shockey, tight end Jimmy Graham added three receptions for 23 yards.

DEF: The Saints defense had one sack, one interception, and two key forced fumbles en route to 27 points allowed. 

COWBOYS

QB:  Jon Kitna racked up 313 passing yards, 20 rushing yards, and one interception.

RB: The backfield was split three-ways with Felix Jones leading the way.  He racked up 44 yards on 13 rushes plus 69 yards on seven receptions.  Marion Barber had just 29 yards on 10 rushes plus eight yards on two receptions, but did score a touchdown.  Finally, Tashard Choice scored a touchdown from one yard out.

WR/TE:  Tight end Jason Witten led the way with 99 yards on 10 grabs.  Roy Williams had 83 yards on five receptions, but endured a key fumble.  Miles Austin had just three grabs for 25 yards while Dez Bryant was held without a catch.

DEF: The Cowboys had two sacks, an interception, and a recovered fumble, while surrendering 30 points.

 

CINCINNATI (10) AT NEW YORK JETS (26)

BENGALS

QB: It was an ugly day for Carson Palmer, who completed just 45% of his passes for 135 yards, two interceptions, and one touchdown. 

RB:  Cedric Benson mustered just 41 yards on 18 carries.

WR/TE:  Chad Ochocinco had four receptions for 41 yards and Terrell Owens was limited by Darrelle Revis to 17 yards on three receptions.  Jordan Shipley led the team with five grabs for 38 yards including the team's lone touchdown.  Rookie tight end Jermaine Gresham had 36 yards on two catches.

DEF: The Bengals defense was actually a strength this week with two sacks, an interception, and 17 points allowed.  Additionally, the Bengals did allow Brad Smith to score on special teams. 

JETS

QB:  Mark Sanchez had an off day with just 166 yards and a touchdown along with an interception. 

RB: Shonn Greene led the Jets with 70 rushing yards.  LaDainian Tomlinson chipped in with an additional 60 all-purpose yards.

WR/TE:  The star of the day was Brad Smith.  He returned a kick off 89 yards for a touchdown, rushed for 55 yards including an additional touchdown, and hauled in a 23-yard reception.  Dustin Keller led the Jets with 49 receiving yards, Santonio Holmes racked up 44 yards on five receptions including a touchdown, and Braylon Edwards was held to two receptions for 20 yards. 

DEF: The Jets defense dominated with three sacks, two interceptions, and one fumble recovered, all while allowing just one early touchdown and a field goal.

 

GREEN BAY (17) AT ATLANTA (20)

PACKERS

QB:  Aaron Rodgers did his job with 344 passing yards and a touchdown.  He also led the Packers with 51 rushing yards including another touchdown, though he did also cough up a fumble.   

RB:  Brandon Jackson struggled with 26 yards on 10 carries. 

WR/TE:  Greg Jennings led the Packers with five receptions for 119 yards.  Jordy Nelson also hauled in five grabs for 61 yards with a touchdown.  James Jones had five receptions for 44 yards, Donald Driver had two catches for 26 yards, and finally, tight end Andrew Quarless had 35 yards on three grabs. 

DEF: The Packers defense had two sacks, but did not come up with any turnovers.

FALCONS

QB:  Matt Ryan completed a remarkable 86% of his passes for 198 yards and a touchdown.

RB: Michael Turner rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown while Jason Snelling offered 39 total yards including four receptions.

WR/TE:  Veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez led the way with six receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown.  Roddy White chipped in with five receptions for 49 yards and Michael Jenkins had three receptions for 24 yards.

DEF: The Falcons had just one sack, but also a key forced fumble while limiting the Packers offense to 17 points.

 

PITTSBURGH (19) AT BUFFALO (16)

STEELERS

QB:  Ben Roethlisberger threw for 246 yards without a touchdown or interception.  He also picked up 18 yards on a rush. 

RB:  Rashard Mendenhall had a heavy workload with 36 carries for 151 yards with a touchdown and a fumble.  Isaac Redman picked up 25 yards on five carries.  Finally, Mewelde Moore had 45 total yards.

WR/TE:  Hines Ward had a big day with 107 yards on seven receptions.  Heath Miller's four receptions totaled 46 yards of offense.  Mike Wallace was quiet with three receptions for 33 yards.

DEF: The Steelers defense won this game with a key interception in the red zone, two sacks, and one fumble recovered.

BILLS

QB:  It was another fine performance from Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led the Bills with 265 passing yards, one touchdown, four rushing yards, and a touch-luck interception. 

RB: Fred Jackson was a fantasy superstar with 59 rushing yards, 104 receiving yards, and a touchdown. 

WR/TE:  Steve Johnson had two huge drops towards the end of the game to offset what would have been a solid performance with seven receptions and 68 yards.  Rookie wide out David Nelson came up big with six receptions for 58 yards. 

DEF: Even though the Bills have just a recovered fumble to show for the contest against the Steelers, the defense actually played very well limiting the opposition to one touchdown and 19 points.

 

CAROLINA (23) AT CLEVELAND (24)

PANTHERS

QB:  Jimmy Clausen passed for 195 yards with an interception. 

RB:  Mike Goodson was solid with 55 rushing yards and a touchdown along with a team-high eight receptions for 81 yards.  Back from injury, Jonathan Stewart accumulated 98 yards on just 12 carries.

WR/TE:  Brandon LaFell led the receiving corps with 37 yards while Steve Smith and Dante Rosario each chipped in with 33 yards.

DEF: Simply put, the defense kept the Panthers in the game with two interceptions, two sacks, and a touchdown.

BROWNS

QB:  Jake Delhomme was a bit mistake-prone with two picks, though he did keep the ball moving with 245 passing yards on a 69% completion rate. 

RB: Peyton Hillis was a fantasy star once again with three touchdowns and 194 total yards of offense.  Mike Bell offered 14 yards on just two rushes. 

WR/TE:  Mohamed Massaquoi racked up 52 yards on four receptions and former Buckeyes star Brian Robiskie had his best game to date with seven grabs for 50 yards.  Tight end Benjamin Watson neared his average with four grabs for 40 yards.

DEF: The Browns defense was solid with three sacks, an interception, and just 16 points allowed.

 

TENNESSEE (23) AT HOUSTON (24)

TITANS

QB:  Rusty Smith had a miserable performance with 138 passing yards and three interceptions. 

RB:  Chris Johnson was shut down to just five yards on seven carries, plus two yards on two receptions.  Javon Ringer was more effective in relief with 27 yards on four carries, plus a four-yard reception.

WR/TE:  Justin Gage pulled in four receptions for 50 yards, tight end Jared Cook had four grabs for 40 yards, and Randy Moss had three catches for 23 yards.  Nate Washington managed just two net yards on a catch and a rush.

DEF: The Titans had two sacks to show for their effort without forcing any turnovers.

TEXANS

QB:  Matt Schaub had a solid effort with two touchdowns while needing just 178 passing yards.

RB:  Arian Foster was dominant with 143 rushing yards on 30 carries, plus 75 yards on nine receptions.  Derrick Ward offered 47 rushing yards on seven carries.

WR/TE:  Before losing his cool in a fight, Andre Johnson had nine grabs for 56 yards including his fifth touchdown of the season.  Tight end Joel Dreessen added another touchdown with three receptions for 15 yards.

DEF: The Texans pitched a shutout with a sack and three interceptions.  It was the team's best defensive performance this season.

 

JACKSONVILLE (20) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (24)

JAGUARS

QB:  David Garrard was a mixed bag on Sunday with just 162 passing yards and an interception, though he did also rush for 41 yards and a touchdown.  He did also lose the ball on a fumble. 

RB:  Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 113 yards, and gained an additional nine yards on four receptions.

WR/TE:  Mike Sims-Walker led the Jags with 48 receiving yards.  Mike Thomas hauled in six grabs for 46 yards, and tight end Mercedes Lewis added three receptions for 36 yards.

DEF: The Jaguars defense played well in the first half, but the inability to force a turnover or put pressure on Eli Manning was key in the 24-20 loss.

GIANTS

QB:  Despite all of the injuries to the Giants receiving corps, Eli Manning was close to perfect with 226 passing yards and two touchdowns.

RB:  In the starting role, Brandon Jacobs prospered with 87 rushing yards on just 14 carries.  Ahmad Bradshaw added 83 total yards in a reserve role.

WR/TE:  Mario Manningham was the go-to wide out.  He finished with three grabs for 61 yards including a touchdown.  Tight end Kevin Boss responded well to a poor start with a team-best 74 yards including a touchdown.

DEF: After a poor start the Giants defense stepped up with four sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery.  The G-men allowed just three points in the second half.

 

MINNESOTA (17) AT WASHINGTON (13)

VIKINGS

QB: Brett Favre completed 15-of-his-23 passes but only gained 172 yards. Favre didn't reward Fantasy Managers with any scores but helped the Vikings and Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier  get the victory bynot turning the ball over

RB: It seemed Adrian Peterson was on his way to a great game, rushing for 36 yards and a score, plus catching one pass for 34 yards, but an ankle injury forced AP out of the game in the 2nd Quarter. Rookie Toby Gerhart did an excellent job filling in for the Pro Bowl RB by rushing for 76 yards and a TD on 22 carries.

WR/TE: After gaining 56 yards in his 2010 debut in Week 11, Sidney Rice had a disappointing second outing, catching just one pass for 20 yards. Percy Harvin led the team's WRs with five receptions for 32 yards. Tight End Visanthe Shiancoe led the Vikings with 54 yards off three receptions.

DEF: The Vikings Defense came away with four sacks and an interception. Plus they held the Redskins to just 13 points.

REDSKINS

QB: Donovan McNabb passed for 211 yards, one TD, and one INT during the team's Week 12 loss. He scrambled twice and gained seven yards. McNabb fumbled once but was able to recover the ball.

RB: The Redskins failed to establish a ground game, as a team they combined for just 29 yards. Keiland Williams only had three attempts for a measly five yards. He did catch four passes for 21 yards. James Davis carried the ball six times for 11 yards.

WR/TE: Anthony Armstrong continues to take on the role of McNabb's favorite deep threat. Armstrong caught two passes for 53 yards, one of which was a 45 yard gain. Santana Moss had five receptions for 40 yards. Tight End Chris Cooley caught five passes for 49 yards, but it was Fred Davis who was the recipient of McNabb's only TD pass.

DEF: The Redskins forced zero turnovers and came away with just two sacks.

 

KANSAS CITY (42) AT SEATTLE (24)

CHIEFS

QB: For the second time this season, Matt Cassel threw four Touchdowns in a game, it was his 4th straight multi-TD performance of the year. Cassel finished with zero turnovers and 233 yards on 22-of-32 passing. ‘

RB: Jamaal Charles had one of his best outings of the year, rushing for 173 yards and one TD. Typically very active in the receiving game, Charles had just two catches for three yards. Thomas Jones rushed 20 times for 68 yards and converted three receptions into 14 yards.

WR/TE: Dwayne Bowe continued to dominate opposing secondaries by catching 13 passes for 170 yards (both team highs) and 3 Touchdowns (career high).  Bowe now has three straight games with two or more TDs and has scored in six straight contests.  Tight End Tony Moeaki caught one pass for a six-yard Touchdown. Rookie Verran Tucker caught one pass for 24 yards.

DEF: The Chiefs forced three turnovers, two interceptions and one fumble, and sacked Seattle's QB twice.

SEAHAWKS

QB: Matt Hasselbeck passed for 282 yards and while he did throw two TDs, he also had two interceptions. The veteran passer also lost one fumble.

RB: Seahawks couldn't do much on the ground, rushing for just 22 yards as a team. Marshawn Lynch account for 20 of those yards which he gained off seven carries. Justin Forsett rushed three times for two yards. Neither back helped much in the passing game, they combined for three catches for 21 yards.

WR/TE: With Mike Williams inactive for Week 12, Ben Obomanu took over as the team's top target. He caught five passes for 159 yards and one Touchdown.  Brandon Stokley also had five grabs, he gained 51 yards. Golden Tate had two catches for 21 yards. Tight End Chris Baker made the most of his only catch by converting it for a 13 yard TD.

DEF: Seattles Defense/Special Teams blocked two kicks, one of which they returned for a TD. They also recovered a fumble.

 

TAMPA BAY (10) AT BALTIMORE (17)

RAVENS

QB: Joe Flacco completed 25-of-35 passes for a total of 289 yards. The third year QB threw two Touchdowns but also had an Interception.

RB: Ray Rice produced in both the rushing and receiving game. Rice gained 85 yards on 20 carries and caught seven passes for 47 yards. Willis McGahee had just three rushes for nine yards. McGahee did add another 13 yards off three receptions.

WR/TE: Derrick Mason led the team with eight catches for 87 yards. He and Tight End Todd Heap caught TD passes from Flacco. Heap finished with two catches for 79 yards. Anquan Boldin had one of his lowest totals of the season, catching just three passes for 27 yards. TJ Housmandzadeh had two grabs for 36 yards.

DEF: The Ravens had zero sacks or turnovers but managed to hold the Bucs to just 10 points.

BUCCANEERS:
QB: Josh Freeman threw 37 passes, his second highest total this season, but only had 17 completions. The 2nd year QB finished with 162 yards and one TD. Freeman has thrown at least one TD in each of the last eight games.

RB: LeGarrette Blount rushed 13 times for 55 yards but did not reach the end-zone. Carnell Williams gained 19 yards on four rushes and caught five passes for 41 yards.

WR/TE: Tight End Kellen Winslow led the team with 44 yards and caught the team's only Touchdown. Winlsow finished with five receptions. Mike Williams had just two receptions for 20 yards.

DEF: The Bucs sacked Joe Flacco four times and picked off one of his passes.

 

PHILADELPHIA (26) AT CHICAGO (31)

BEARS

QB: Jay Cutler played mistake free football, passing for 247 yards and four TDs. Cutler completed 14-of-his-21 passes and did not turn the ball over for the first time in three games. Cutler's four TD passes is a career high.

RB: Matt Forte rushed for over 100 yards for the second straight week, he finished with 117 yards on 14 rushes. Forte caught two passes for 22 yards.

WR/TE: Devin Hester led the team with 86 yards on three receptions. Johnny Knox score once, while grabbing three passes for 68 yards. Earl Bennett caught four passes, two of which were Touchdowns and finished with 56 yards. Tight End Greg Olsen had one catch for a nine-yard Touchdown.

DEF: The Bears Defense put a lot of pressure on QB Mike Vick, sacking him four times and intercepting one of his passes.

EAGLES

QB: Mike Vick passed for 333 yards and two Touchdowns during the team's Week 12 loss. Vick also rushed nine times for 44 yards. He threw one interception and fumbled four times (all were recovered by the Eagles).

RB: LeSean McCoy had 120 total yards from scrimmage, rushing for 53 and catching eight passes for 67.

WR/TE: Jason Avant led the team with 83 yards on eight receptions. Jeremy Maclin caught his 8th TD of the season while gaining 47 yards on four receptions. DeSean Jackson had a quiet game, he caught just two passes for 26 yards. Tight End Brent Celek caught three passes for 50 yards and a Touchdown.

DEF: The Eagles didn't force any turnovers but did sack Jay Cutler four times.

 

ST. LOUIS (36) AT DENVER (33)

RAMS:

QB: Sam Bradford continues to impress NFL fans during his Rookie season, he threw three Touchdowns and passed for 308 yards. Bradford's thee TDs were the most he's thrown in a game during his short/promising NFL career.

RB: Steven Jackson did not reach the end-zone, despite the Rams scoring 36 points. Jackson finished with 72 yards on 29 attempts and had just one catch for negative six yards. Kenneth Darby rushed for a TD on one of his two attempts.

WR/TE: Danario Alexander was back in action for the first time in four games and winded up leading the team with 95 yards off four receptions.  Laurent Robinson and Danny Amendola also caught four passes. Robinson gained 58 yards, while Amendola finished with 31. Amendola also had three rushes for 48 yards. Both of the Rams Tight Ends were the recipients of Bradford's TD passes. TE Billy Bajema caught two TDs and gained 32 yards. TE Michael Hoomanawanui had a 36 yard TD catch.

DEF: The Rams finished with three sacks and recovered two fumbles.

 

BRONCOS

QB:  Despite a losing effort, Kyle Orton had a great game. He passed for 247 yards and 3 TDs. Orton has thrown for two or more TDs in six games this season.

RB: Knowshon Moreno had 12 rushes for 56, including a four-yard TD run. Moreno also hauled in six receptions for 62 yards. Lance Ball rushed four times for 31 yards.

WR/TE: Brandon Lloyd converted four of his receptions into two Touchdowns and 76 yards. Eddie Royal grabbed six passes for 74 yards and a TD. Jabar Gaffney had three catches for 59 yards, while Eric Decker had two receptions for 48 yards.

DEF:  The Broncos had just two sacks and allowed the Rams to score 36 points.

 

SAN DIEGO (36) AT INDIANAPOLIS (14)

CHARGERS

QB: Philip Rivers failed to throw a TD pass for the first time this season. His 185 passing yards was the lowest of the season, in fact it was the first time all year Rivers didn't pass for at least 230 yards.

RB: Mike Tolbert was the primary back with Rookie Ryan Mathews sidelined with an ankle injury. Tolbert has rushed for at least 100 yards and a TD in each of the last two games. He finished with 103 yards and one TD and two catches for 15 yards against the Colts. Darren Sproles chipped in with 17 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards.

WR/TE: Despite suffering from injuries in both feet, Antonio Gates led the squad with four receptions for 46 yards.  Legedu Naanee was back in action for the first time since Week 4 and caught three passes for 38 yards. Vincent Jackson left the game in the 1st Quarter.

DEF: The Chargers played excellent Defense against the Colts. The sacked Peyton Manning once and picked off four of his passes, two of which they returned for TDs. The Cols also recovered one fumble while allowing just 14 points.

COLTS
QB: After throwing three INTs in Week 11, Manning threw four interceptions against the Chargers. Manning completed 31-of-his-48 passes and finished with 285 yards and 2 TDs.

RB: Donald Brown gained just 24 yards off 11 carries but helped contribute in the receiving game by catching five passes for 47 yards.

WR/TE: Pierre Garcon led the team with 72 yards on five receptions. Jacob Tamme had a team high seven receptions, which he converted for 64 yards and a TD. Reggie Wayne caught five passes but had just 42 yards. Blair White caught four passes for 34 yards and a TD.

DEF: The Colts came away with just two sacks on Defense.



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