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Week 13 Game/Fantasy Recaps

Contributed by: Bill Enright and Rob Shaw
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2010 2:53 PM


HOUSTON (24) AT PHILADELPHIA (34)

TEXANS

QB:  The Texans loss wasn't a result of poor play from Matt Schaub, as he racked up 337 passing yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.   

RB:  Another big day from Arian Foster, as his 109 total yards of offense resulted in two touchdowns.  He now has 15 scores on the season.   

WR/TE:  Andre Johnson's six receptions totaled 149 yards, giving him 1018 yards on the season.  Tight end Joel Dreessen had five grabs for 63 yards, and wide out Kevin Walter pulled in four receptions for 33 yards. 

DEF: The Texans defense wilted late, allowing two fourth quarter touchdowns.  The late struggles wasted a fine early performance that included an interception and a sack.

EAGLES

QB:  Michael Vick showed some resilience with 332 passing yards and 48 rushing yards.  He passed for two touchdowns and rushed another one in.

RB: LeSean McCoy had one of his finest performances to date with 130 total yards and two touchdowns.  He even led the Eagles with eight receptions and 86 receiving yards.

WR/TE:  DeSean Jackson hauled in three grabs for 84 yards, Jeremy Maclin had five catches for 68 yards, and tight end Brent Celek had four receptions for 55 yards.

DEF: The Eagles shut down the Texans in the fourth quarter.  In total, Philadelphia racked up two sacks, one pick, and a fumble recovery. 

 

BUFFALO (14) AT MINNESOTA (38)

BILLS

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to offer a late touchdown, but little else to fantasy managers this weekend as two fumbles and an interception complemented just 158 passing yards and five rushing yards.

RB:  Fred Jackson's hot streak came to an end as he racked up just 42 rushing yards and six receiving yards.  CJ Spiller returned to the fantasy scene with 35 rushing yards. 

WR/TE:  Lee Evans led his team with 72 yards, Steve Johnson was held to two grabs for 36 yards, and David Nelson was a rare bright spot with four receptions, 34 yards, and his first NFL touchdown. 

DEF: The Bills had an excellent defensive performance despite the 38 points allowed.  They knocked out Brett Favre early on an interception, then proceeded to intercept Tarvaris Jackson three times, and sacked him once. 

VIKINGS

QB:  After Brett Favre was knocked out, Tarvaris Jackson led the Vikings to two touchdowns on 187 passing yards, as well as 22 rushing yards.

RB: Adrian Peterson had the best game of his season with 107 rushing yards and three touchdowns.  Toby Gerhart was excellent with 54 rushing yards, and Albert Young surprised with another 27 yards.

WR/TE:  Sidney Rice demonstrated last year's form with five grabs for 105 yards, including two touchdowns.  Only wide out Greg Camarillo and tight end Jim Kleinsasser joined Rice with 20-plus yards.

DEF: The Vikings defense dominated the Bills with a sack, a pick, and a startling four forced fumbles.

 

CLEVELAND (13) AT MIAMI (10)

BROWNS

QB: Jake Delhomme had one of his finest games in recent memory with 217 passing yards and a touchdown and no interceptions. 

RB:  Peyton Hillis offered just 57 rushing yards, but he was a stud in PPR leagues with seven grabs for 22 yards.

WR/TE:  Tight end Benjamin Watson was sensational this weekend with 10 grabs for 100 yards.  Mohamed Massaquoi also had a fine performance with four receptions for 81 yards.

DEF: With a sack and three interceptions, the Browns dominated the Dolphins en route to a second straight win. 

DOLPHINS

QB:  Chad Henne had a game to forget with 174 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions.  The only good news was his 17 rushing yards.

RB: Ronnie Brown rushed for 50 yards with 27 receiving yards, while Ricky Williams tacked on another 48 rushing yards and 19 receiving yards.

WR/TE:  With Brandon Marshall out, Davone Bess led the team with six grabs for 67 yards.  Tight end Anthony Fasano added 41 yards with the team's lone touchdown. 

DEF: The Dolphins managed two sacks, but failed to force a single turnover in the loss.

 

JACKSONVILLE (17) AT TENNESSEE (6)

JAGUARS

QB:  The Jaguars played it conservatively against the Titans, calling for just 19 passing plays.  David Garrard connected on 74% of the attempts, for a meager total of 126 yards; however, he did rush for 19 yards and scored a touchdown.   

RB:  Maurice Jones-Drew ran wild with 186 rushing yards.  His backup Rashad Jennings added 44 rushing yards with a touchdown and 10 receiving yards.

WR/TE:  Tight ends Mercedes Lewis and Zach Miller each had three receptions worth a combined 70 yards.  Wide out Mike Thomas added 31 yards on four receptions. 

DEF: The Jaguars defense dominated the Titans with two picks, and a sack, while surrendering just two field goals.

TITANS

QB:  Kerry Collins did not look healthy en route to a miserable performance with two picks and a 44% completion rate.

RB: Chris Johnson had another soft performance with just 67 yards of offense.

WR/TE:  Second-year tight end Jared Cook had his best game yet with four receptions for 47 yards.  Nate Washington chipped in with four grabs for 40 yards.  Randy Moss, meanwhile, had a single 13-yard reception.

DEF: The Titans had a sack, but failed to force a turnover.

 

NEW ORLEANS (34) AT CINCINNATI (30)

SAINTS

QB:  Drew Brees came up aces at the end with 313 passing yards and two touchdowns compared to one interception. 

RB:  Christopher Ivory refuses to relinquish his role and for good reason, he led the Saints with 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 15 carries.  Reggie Bush added another 26 rushing yards in the backfield.

WR/TE:  Robert Meachem's three receptions resulted in 106 yards and a touchdown.  Tight end Jimmy Graham's three grabs accounted for 72 yards, and Marques Colston added 65 yards including the game-winning touchdown.

DEF: The Saints defense was a disappointment, failing to force a single turnover, despite three sacks.

BENGALS

QB:  Carson Palmer had a nice day with 249 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions.  It ended a streak of five games with a pick. 

RB: Cedric Benson scored twice, but had just 63 total yards of offense. 

WR/TE:  Chad Ochocinco led the team with 96 yards, just his third game with 90-plus yards this season.  Terrell Owens scored a touchdown with six grabs for 47 yards, and rookie tight end Jermaine Gresham added 43 yards on three grabs.

DEF: The Bengals put pressure on Drew Brees with two sacks and an interception, but could not stop him down the stretch.

 

DENVER (6) AT KANSAS CITY (10)

BRONCOS

QB:  In his worst game of the season, Kyle Orton completed just 32% of his passes for 117 yards. 

RB:  The lone bright spot for the Broncos was Knowshon Moreno's 161 rushing yards.

WR/TE:  Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, and Eddie Royal were the only targets to come down with as many as two receptions, and it added up to 31, 29, and 7 yards respectively.

DEF: The Broncos forced a fumble and sacked the quarterback twice, but the offense did not make the fine play result in a win.

CHIEFS

QB:  Matt Cassel's fine season continued with another touchdown and no interceptions with 196 passing yards. 

RB: Jamaal Charles ran wild with 116 rushing yards, while Thomas Jones led the team with four receptions and 54 receiving yards, along with a solid 53 rushing yards. 

WR/TE:  Rookie tight end Tony Moeaki was solid with four grabs for 54 yards, while Dwayne Bowe was held without a single grab.

DEF: The Chiefs dominated with four sacks and a forced fumble.  They did not allow a single touchdown and just six total points.

 

WASHINGTON (7) AT NEW YORK (31)

REDSKINS

QB:  Once again Donovan McNabb racked up solid yardage with 296 passing yards, but his one touchdown was outnumbered by two picks and a fumble lost. 

RB:  James Davis was the top running back with 40 yards on nine rushes, plus 41 yards on three receptions.  Keiland Williams added 31 total yards, but had a costly fumble.

WR/TE:  Anthony Armstrong was solid with a game-high 97 yards including a touchdown.  Chris Cooley added six receptions and 61 yards with a fumble, while Santana Moss looked hobbled with 24 yards on two catches.

DEF: The ‘Skins managed a pick, but little else as the Giants breezed to a 31-point showing.

GIANTS

QB:  Eli Manning managed the game well, though his numbers suffered due to the lack of health in the receiving corps.  In total, Manning had 161 passing yards with an interception and no scores.

RB:  Brandon Jacobs was superb with 103 yards and two touchdowns, while Bradshaw backed him up with two touchdowns and 105 total yards.

WR/TE:  Derek Hagan had his best game as a Giants starter with seven grabs for 65 yards.  Mario Manningham added 36 yards and tight end Kevin Boss chipped in with 28 yards.

DEF:  The G-Men harassed McNabb all day with four sacks, two picks, and a stellar four fumble recoveries while allowing just one touchdown.

 

CHICAGO (24) AT DETROIT (20)

BEARS

QB:  Jay Cutler was a model of consistency, as he completed 81% of his passes for 234 yards and a touchdown.  He also rushed for a dozen yards, but did cough up a fumble. 

RB:  It was another fine day for Matt Forte, who racked up 100 total yards with a touchdown.  Chester Taylor was also effective with 64 yards and a touchdown.

WR/TE:  Earl Bennett was sensational with seven grabs for 104 yards.  Johnny Knox chipped in with three grabs for 34 yards.

DEF: The Bears did not allow many yards, though they didn't force a turnover either.

LIONS

QB:  Drew Stanton could have been worse.  He totaled 178 yards with a passing and rushing touchdown.

RB:  Jahvid Best finally looked healthy with 65 rushing yards and 32 receiving yards.  Maurice Morris added 40 total yards of offense.

WR/TE:  Calvin Johnson had three receptions for 66 yards, including a touchdown.  Nate Burleson averaged nine yards per catch on three receptions.  Finally, tight end Brandon Pettigrew hauled in five receptions for 36 yards.

DEF: The Lions sacked Jay Cutler on four occasions, plus recovered a fumble, but still the Bears scored 24 points in a win.

 

SAN FRANSICO (16) AT GREEN BAY (34)

PACKERS

QB: Aaron Rodgers continued his aerial assault on opposing Defenses by tossing three touchdowns for 298 yards against the 49ers. He has 11 TDs in the last four games and zero interceptions in the last five outings.

RB: The Packers continue to employ an RBBC with James Starks, Brandon Jackson, and John Kuhn, Starks led the team with 73 yards. Jackson had just 13 yards on the ground, but caught four passes for 63 yards. Kuhn scored the team's only rushing TD and finished with a combined 17 yards.

WR/TE: Greg Jennings went over the 100 yard mark for the third straight game, finishing with 122 yards in Week 13. Jennings caught six passes, two of which went for scores. Donald Driver also scored and finished with 73 yards on four receptions. James Jones and Jordy Nelson combined for four receptions and 23 yards. Tight End Andrew Quarless caught one pass for four yards.

DEF: The Packers gave up just 16 points and sacked 49ers QB Troy Smith four times and picked off one of his passes.

 

49ERS

QB: Troy Smith completed 10-of-25 passes and threw one touchdown and interception.

RB: The 49ers couldn't do much on the ground without superstar Frank Gore (hip). Rookie Anthony Dixon had just 33 yards while Brian Westbrook finished with 31 yards. Both backs had nine carries.

WR/TE: Vernon Davis rewarded Fantasy Managers with a solid outing, he converted one of his four catches for a touchdown and finished with 126 yards. Michael Crabtree caught three passes for 45 yards.

DEF: The 49ers registered four sacks but couldn't contain the Packers passing attack, allowing Rodgers to pass three TDs.

 

OAKLAND (28) AT SAN DIEGO (13)

RAIDERS

QB: Jason Campbell completed 10-of-16 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Campbell also rushed for 37 yards and a TD.

RB: The Chargers couldn't stop the Raiders Running Backs in the shocking Week 13 upset. Darren McFadden rushed for 97 yards and a TD and caught three passes for 30 yards. Michael bush rushed 23 times for 95 yards and a score. Fullback Marcel Reece caught three passes for 42 yards.

WR/TE: Louis Murphy led the team's receivers with two catches for 36 yards. Rookie Jacoby Ford made the most of his one reception, converting it for a four yard TD. Tight End Zach Miller had just one catch for five yards.

DEF:  The Raiders shut down the Chargers explosive Offense, allowing just 13 points. Oakland came away with four sacks, one INT, and one fumble recovery.

 

CHARGERS

QB: Philip Rivers passed for 280 yards, one TD, and one INT. He completed 23-of-39 attempts. But he and the Chargers Offense came up short on two drives that resulted in Field Goals.

RB: The Chargers rushing attack was virtually non-existent in Week 13. Mike Tolbert rushed for 16 yards on seven carries. Tolbert did contribute in the receiving game by catching six passes for 47 yards.

WR/TE: Antonio Gates scored his first TD since Week 8 and caught six passes for 73 yards. Malcom Floyd caught five passes for 72 yards. Seyi Ajirotutu caught two passes for 44 yards.

DEF: San Diego had one sack and recovered one fumble. The Raiders 28 points was the most allowed by the Chargers since week 5, when San Diego allowed Oakland to score 35 points.

 

ATLANTA (28) AT TAMPA BAY (24)

FALCONS

QB: Matt Ryan led the Falcons to their 10th win of the season, despite trailing by 10 points in the 4th Quarter. Ryan finished with 205 yards, two TDs, and two INTs.

RB: Michael Turner rushed for 88 yards and scored his 8th TD of the season. Turner has scored in each of the team's last three games. Jason Snelling did not have any receptions or carries. Fullback Ovie Mughelli caught three passes for 32 yards and a TD.

WR/TE: Roddy White led the team with seven receptions and 74 yards but didn't score for the third straight week. Michael Jenkins caught the game-winning touchdown and finished with three catches for 30 yards. Tony Gonzalez caught three passes for 38 yards.

DEF: The Falcons Defense had just one sack and one INT, but it was their Special Teams that contributed with a touchdown on a Kickoff return in the 4th Quarter that jumpstarted the Falcons comeback.

BUCCANEERS

QB: Josh Freeman completed 19-of-38 passes for 181 yards. Freeman threw one touchdown and interception during the Week 13 loss. He also rushed for 28 yards.

RB: LeGarette Blount rushed for over 100 yards for the second time this season. He finished with 103 yards and a score on 28 carries. Fullback Earnest Graham didn't contribute in the team's rushing attack, but did throw a two-yard touchdown pass.

WR/TE: Rookie Mike Williams caught his 7th TD of the season and finished with five catches and 59 yards in Week 13. Sammie Stroughter led the team with six receptions, while gaining 48 yards. Tight End Kellen Winslow gained 26 yards on three receptions. John Gilmore caught two passes for six yards, one of which was the pass from Graham.

DEF: The Bucs blew a 10 point 4th Quarter lead and allowed the Falcons to score 28 points. They did manage to intercept two of Ryan's passes.

 

ST. LOUIS (19) AT ARIZONA (6)

RAMS:

QB: Rookie Quarterback, Sam Bradford, completed 18-of-29 passing attempts for 187 yards and one interception. Week 13 was Bradford's first game without a touchdown since Week 5.

RB: Steven Jackson, carried the ball 28 times resulting in 102 yards and a Touchdown. Jackson's Touchdown was just his fourth of the season. Though he hasn't been scoring, Jackson is still in the Top 10 for rushing yards.

WR/TE: Wide Receiver Brandon Gibson led the team with six receptions for 54 yards, while Danny Amendola caught just one pass for 17 yards. Danario Alexander gained 20 yards off two passes. Tight End Billy Bajema caught two passes for 39 yards.

DEF: The Rams were dominant on Defense, allowing just six points. They came away with four sacks and two interceptions.

CARDINALS

QB: Three different Quarterbacks saw playing time for the Cardinals during the team's 19-6 loss to the Rams. Derek Anderson started the game but struggled early on, completing just seven passes on twenty attempts, he also threw an interception. Anderson was benched and Max Hall took over, but after getting sacked twice and throwing an INT on one of his three attempts, Hall went to the locker-room with a shoulder injury. Rookie John Skelton entered the game for the first time in his career and completed three passes for 45 yards.

RB: Tim Hightower led the team with 81 rushing yards, while Beanie Wells gained just 24 yards.

WR: Steve Breaston caught three passes for a team high 62 yards. Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 61 yards.  Fitz has just one TD in the last five games.

DEF: The Cards came away with two sacks and one INT.

 

INDIANAPOLIS (35) AT DALLAS (38)

COWBOYS

QB: Jon Kitna completed 18-of-26 passes for 167 yards and a TD.

RB: With Marion Barber inactive, Tashard Choice saw a big increase in playing time. He rushed for a season high 100 yards and scored a TD on 19 carries. Felix Jones rushed 22 times and gained 83 yards.

WR/TE: Miles Austin led the team with 47 yards off four receptions but it was Tight End Jason Witten who caught the team's only TD. Witten finished with a team high five catches for 42 yards. Roy Williams caught two passes for 32 yards. Dez Bryant had one catch for 14 yards and suffered a season-ending ankle injury.

DEF: The Cowboys picked off four of Manning's passes, returning two of them for TDs.

COLTS

QB: Peyton Manning threw four interceptions for the second straight week and has 11 INTs in the last three games. Two of Manning's interceptions were returned for TDs. Manning still managed to pass for 365 yards and two touchdowns.

RB:  The Colts Running Backs was ineffective during the OT loss in Week 13. Javarris James scored twice but only gained 18 yards. Mike Hart and Donald Brown combined for 12 yards.

WR/TE: Reggie Wayne had one of his best games of his career, catching 14 passes for 200 yards and a TD. Pierre Garcon caught eight passes for 56 yards and a TD, while Blair White caught four passes for 32 yards. Tight End Jacob Tamme had four grabs for 47 yards.

DEF: The Colts had two sacks and their Special Teams unit blocked a punt which was returned for a Touchdown.

 

CAROLINA (14) AT SEATTLE (31)

SEAHAWKS

QB: Matt Hasselbeck passed for 229 yards but did not throw any touchdowns. He did however throw two interceptions.

RB: Marshawn Lynch scored three times and gained 83 yards during the Week 13 victory. It was Lynch's first multi-TD game of the season. Justin Forsett rushed for 60 yards on six carries.

WR/TE: Mike Williams and Ben Obomanu both were injured during the game. Williams was held without a catch, while Obomany caught two passes for 40 yards. Cameron Morrah led the team with three receptions for 69 yards. Brandon Stokley and Deon Butler both caught four passes. Butler finished with 43 yards, while Stokley had 47. Rookie Golden Tate had two catches for 13 yards.

DEF: Seattle played tough Defense allowing just 14 points. They came away with three sacks and one INT, which they returned for a TD.

PANTHERS

QB: The Panthers continued to struggle in the passing game. Rookie Jimmy Clausen completed 18-of-34 passes for 169 yards and one INT.

RB: Jonathan Stewart rushed for game-high 92 yards and score on a three-yard run in the 2nd Quarter. Mike Goodson gained 19 yards and scored a TD but left the game with a shoulder injury.

WR/TE: Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, and Dante Rosario all finished with three receptions. Smith led the team with 54 yards, while LaFell finished with 33 yards. Rosario gained 26 yards. David Gettis had just two catches for 16 yards.

DEF: The Panthers sacked Matt Hasselbeck three times and picked off two of his passes.

 

PITTSBURGH (13) AT BALTIMORE (10)

STEELERS

QB: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger entered Sunday's game against the Ravens with a foot injury, but on the first series,  Roethlisberger broke his nose when DT Haloti Ngata's arm slipped through his facemask. But Big Ben was able to finish the game, throwing for 253 yards, one TD, and one INT

RB: Rashard Mendenhall carried the ball 19 times for 45 yards and gained 18 yards off three receptions. He failed to score for the first time in three games. Big Ben connected with Running Back Isaac Redman for the team's only TD.

WR/TE: Wide Receiver Mike Wallace caught five passes for 76 yards, while Hines Ward had just one catch for 13 yards. Rookie Emmanuel Sanders caught three passes for 49 yards. Tight End Heath Miller left the game with a concussion.

DEF:  The Steelers allowed just 10 points and sacked Joe Flacco four times, one of which resulted in a game-changing fumble recovery.

RAVENS

QB: Joe Flacco was hit by Safety Troy Polamalu and fumbled late in the 4th Quarter. The turnover resulted in the game winning drive for the Steelers. Flacco finished with 266 yards and one TD.

RB: Ray Rice, rushed for 32 yards and gained 18 yards on two carries during the team's Sunday night loss. Rice's combined 50 yards was his lowest total since Week 4 (when the Ravens last played the Steelers).  He hasn't rushed for over 100 yards since Week 5.

WR/TE: Anquan Boldin had a game high 118 yards and a Touchdown off five receptions. His 118 yards was his highest total since Week 3. The other Raven's receivers didn't do much. Donte Stallworth had just one big catch for 67 yards, but Derrick Mason and TJ Houshmandzadeh combined for just 42 yards. Tight End Todd Heap left the game in the 1st Quarter with a hamstring injury.

DEF: The Ravens allowed 13 points, sacked Ben Roethlisberger three times, and intercepted one of his passes.



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