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Week 14 Fantasy/Game Recaps

Contributed by: Rob Shaw and Bill Enright
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 1:58 PM


GREEN BAY (3) AT DETROIT (7)

PACKERS

QB:  An early injury knocked Aaron Rodgers out of the game and the Packers passing game left with him as Matt Flynn tossed a pick with 177 yards and no touchdowns.   

RB:  Of the three Packers running backs, not one averaged as many as three yards per carry.  Brandon Jackson led the team with 19 rushing yards on seven carries, next came James Starks with eight yards on six carries, and Dmitri Nance mustered just four yards on two carries.     

WR/TE:  Tight end Andrew Quarless led the Packers with five grabs and 62 yards, though he also surrendered a fumble.  Greg Jennings had 52 yards on four receptions, James Jones had three grabs for 30 yards, and Jordy Nelson had just two grabs for 26 yards.

DEF: The Packers defense was sensational with two sacks and two interceptions.  They allowed just one fourth-quarter touchdown, but the offense could not score a touchdown of its own.

LIONS

QB:  Far from a fantasy option, Drew Stanton managed just 117 passing yards while completing 46% of his passes, with two ending as interceptions.  On a positive note, Stanton did rush for 44 yards on four carries.

RB: Maurice Morris led the Lions with 51 rushing yards on 11 carries, Jahvid Best had just 38 yards on 13 carries, and Jerome Felton had 15 yards on six carries.

WR/TE:  Calvin Johnson led the Lions with 44 yards, though it all came on just one reception.  Bryant Johnson made two grabs for 21 yards, and tight end Brandon Pettigrew had 14 yards on two receptions.

DEF: The Lions defense shocked us all by forcing three turnovers, picking up four sacks, and limiting the Packers to a field goal. 

 

OAKLAND (31) AT JACKSONVILLE (38)

RAIDERS

QB:  Jason Campbell had a great game with 321 passing yards and two touchdowns.   

RB:  With 209 total yards and three touchdowns, Darren McFadden had the best performance of the weekend.  Michael Bush added 22 yards on five carries.     

WR/TE:  Tight end Zach Miller led the Raiders with 68 yards, Louis Murphy hauled in six grabs for 59 yards with a touchdown, and Jacoby Ford racked up 43 yards on two receptions, but had a key fumble.

DEF: Despite two sacks and an interception, the Raiders defense wilted when it mattered most, by allowing a whopping 38 points, including four touchdowns and a field goal in the second half.

JAGUARS

QB:  In addition to 32 rushing yards, David Garrard threw for 159 yards and three touchdowns compared to one interception.  Garrard now has a career-high 20 passing touchdowns this season.

RB: While Maurice Jones-Drew had a fine day with 23 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown, Rashad Jennings was even more efficient with a team-high 109 rushing yards on just five carries.

WR/TE:  Tight end Mercedes Lewis continues his superb season with four receptions for 57 yards including a touchdown.  Jason Hill hauled in a 48-yard touchdown grab, while Mike Sims-Walker racked up 23 yards on two receptions and a touchdown.

DEF: The Jaguars racked up three sacks, an interception, and recovered a fumble despite the 31 points allowed. 

 

CINCINNATI (7) AT PITTSBURGH (23)

BENGALS

QB:  Carson Palmer pulled a hat trick with three interceptions compared to just one touchdown while throwing for 178 yards.   

RB:  Against the best rush defense in the NFL, Cedric Benson struggled with just 19 yards on eight carries and 26 yards on three receptions.  Bernard Scott had 15 yards on four carries.     

WR/TE:  Chad Ochocinco was the top target with 71 yards on six receptions, while Terrell Owens was quiet with one 22-yard reception.  Rookie Jordan Shipley hauled in three receptions for 26 yards.  Tight end Reggie Kelly hauled in four receptions for just 15 yards

DEF: The Bengals took Big Ben down for four sacks, but failed to force a turnover.  The Steelers offense scored just three field goals all day.

STEELERS

QB:  Ben Roethlisberger was effective with 258 passing yards, 23 rushing yards, and no turnovers.

RB: Rashard Mendenhall picked up 66 rushing yards and nine receiving yards.  Mewelde Moore backed him up with 18 rushing yards.

WR/TE:  Hines Ward played the lead role with eight grabs for a game-high 115 yards.  Mike Wallace chipped in with five grabs for 78 yards, and Antonio Brown had three receptions for 27 yards.

DEF: The Steelers dominated this game with three sacks, three interceptions, and two touchdowns scored.  After surrendering an early touchdown to the Bengals, the Steelers pitched a shutout for the next 55 minutes.

 

TAMPA BAY (17) AT WASHINGTON (16)

BUCCANEERS

QB:  Josh Freeman had a fine game with 266 passing yards with a touchdown, 10 rushing yards, and a converted two-point conversion rush.   

RB:  LeGarrette Blount led the Bucs with 68 rushing yards on 15 carries.  Cadillac Williams tacked on six rushing yards and 34 receiving yards.     

WR/TE:  Rookie Arrelious Benn had a big game with four grabs for 122 yards.  Tight end Kellen Winslow scored the only touchdown with two grabs for 52 yards.  Mike Williams was quiet with just one reception for 15 yards.

DEF: The Buccaneers recovered a fumble and had two sacks while allowing just 16 points.

REDSKINS

QB:  Donovan McNabb had a nice game with 228 passing yards for two touchdowns.

RB: Ryan Torain was healthy and effective with a league-high 172 rushing yards on 24 carries.  Keiland Williams had just 16 rushing yards, but a solid 60 yards on three receptions.

WR/TE:  Santana Moss had a fine game with seven grabs for 82 yards including a touchdown.  Anthony Armstrong's four grabs added up to just 30 yards, and Chris Cooley hauled in two receptions for 22 yards.

DEF: The ‘Skins defense picked up a sack and forced two fumbles, which they recovered.   

 

ST. LOUIS (13) AT NEW ORLEANS (31)

RAMS

QB:  Sam Bradford racked up 231 passing yards and rushed in a touchdown, but he also tossed two picks.   

RB:  Steve Jackson picked up a healthy six yards per carry, but his 134 total yards came with a fumble.  His backup Keith Toston rushed for 22 yards on five carries with a 23-yard reception.

WR/TE:  Brandon Gibson led the team with four grabs for 67 yards, Laurant Robinson added 61 yards on two receptions, and tight end Daniel Felis had three grabs for 26 yards.  The usual suspects were quiet as Danario Alexander did not get a catch and Danny Amendola had just 16 yards on three receptions.

DEF: The Rams defense had two picks, one sack, and a fumble recovery, but they could not stop Drew Brees and the offense from putting up 24 points.

SAINTS

QB:  Far from perfect, Drew Brees was good enough with three touchdown passes and two picks for 221 yards.

RB: Christopher Ivory led the team with 47 rushing yards, Reggie Bush offered 61 total yards, and Pierre Thomas led the team with 12 rushes for 39 yards, plus another 29 yards on four receptions.

WR/TE:  Lance Moore led the team with five grabs and 70 yards, including a late touchdown.  Marques Colston scored twice in the first quarter and finished with 46 yards.  Tight end Jeremy Shockey returned to the field with four grabs for 29 yards.

DEF: The Saints defense continued to dominate with three interceptions, two picks, and a fumble recovery.  2009 first round pick Malcom Jenkins had the play of the game with a pick and a 96-yard return for a touchdown. 

 

SEATTLE (21) AT SAN FRANCISCO (40)

SEAHAWKS

QB:  Matt Hasselbeck's 285 passing yards and two touchdowns were overcome by four interceptions and fumble lost.   

RB:  Despite just three carries, Michael Robinson led the Seahawks with 33 rushing yards. Marshawn Lynch had just 29 yards to show for 10 carries, and Leon Washington ran for 10 yards on four carries.    

WR/TE:  Deon Butler had a big game with five grabs for 68 yards and a touchdown, but then hurt his leg and is lost for the season.  Ruvell Martin led the team with 73 yards including a touchdown.  Brandon Stokley racked up 35 yards and Golden Tate had 29 yards on three receptions apiece.

DEF: The Seahawks had two sacks, but could not force a turnover en route to a 40-21 loss.

49ERS

QB:  Alex Smith was sensational with 255 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover.  Smith also gained 12 yards via foot.

RB: Anthony Dixon led the team with 14 carries for 60 yards.  Brian Westbrook was stellar with a team-high six receptions for 87 yards with a touchdown as well as 23 yards on nine carries

WR/TE:  Josh Morgan had a big day with three grabs for 82 yards with a score.  Tight end Vernon Davis also performed well with five receptions for 70 yards with a touchdown.

DEF: The Niners forced five turnovers with a sack plus a touchdown. 

 

DENVER (13) AT ARIZONA (43)

BRONCOS

QB:  Kyle Orton was horrendous with three picks and a fumble while connecting on just 46% of his passes for 166 yards.   

RB:  Knowshon Moreno maintained his hot streak with 81 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, plus 32 receiving yards on five catches.  Lance Ball added 38 yards on eight carries.     

WR/TE:  Jabar Gaffney led the team with 48 yards on three catches, Eddie Royals hauled in four grabs for 46 yards with a fumble, and Brandon Lloyd was quiet with 32 yards on three receptions.

DEF: The Broncos defense surrendered 211 rushing yards to the Cardinals.  They did recover a fumble, but also surrendered 43 points to a team led by a rookie quarterback

CARDINALS

QB:  John Skelton was far from perfect, as he connected on just 40.5% of his passes.  Nonetheless, he did not turn the ball over and he passed for 146 yards and rushed for nine yards.

RB: Tim Hightower had a game to remember with 148 rushing yards and two touchdowns.  Beanie Wells was the backup with 16 yards on six carries

WR/TE:  Larry Fitzgerald was decent with 72 yards on six receptions.  Early Doucit and Steve Breaston each hauled in two receptions for 24 yards and 18 yards.

DEF: The Cardinals defense was sensational with six forced turnovers: 3 picks and 3 fumble recoveries.  The defense also scored a touchdown on a 40-yard pick six.

 

KANSAS CITY (0) AT SAN DIEGO (31)

CHIEFS

QB:  Starting for the recovering Matt Cassel, all Brodie Croyle could muster was 40 passing yards, while connecting on just seven of 17 pass attempts.   

RB:  The Chiefs running game was shockingly awful.  Jamaal Charles picked up 40 yards on 10 rushes, while Thomas Jones did not show up with just a yard to show for three carries.     

WR/TE:  Terrance Copper led the team with two grabs for 15 yards, while tight end Tony Moeaki added 13 yards on two receptions and Dwayne Bowe had just a three-yard reception.

DEF: The Chiefs defense was on the field for two-thirds of the game because of the inept offense.  They did their best with two sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

CHARGERS

QB:  Philip Rivers made the most out of his injured receiving corps with 226 passing yards and two touchdowns.

RB: Mike Tolbert and Ryan Mathews each had 16 carries for 66 yards and 65 yards respectively plus a touchdown.  Darren Sproles played a super utility role with 53 rushing yards plus 51 receiving yards.

WR/TE:  Malcom Floyd is getting comfortable again; he had 51 yards and two touchdowns.  Kelley Washington added a season-high 50 yards, and Vincent Jackson chipped in with 29 yards.

DEF: The Chargers pitched a shutout with four sacks and just 67 net yards allowed.

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS (30) AT TENNESSEE (28)

COLTS

QB: After throwing 11 INTs in his previous three games, Peyton Manning bounced back in Week 14 by throwing for 319 yards and two TDs, with zero turnovers.


RB: The Colts ran the ball a total of 32 times which was well above their average. Javarris James led the team with 59 yards and a TD. Donald Brown carried the rock 15 times for 38 yards and caught three passes for an additional 24 yards.

WR/TE: Reggie Wayne had a game high 106 yards, which came off of four receptions. Wayne has now reached at least 100 yards in three of his last four games. Pierre Garcon caught scored twice and finished with six receptions for 93 yards. Rookie Blair White grabbed a team high seven passes for 52 yards. Tight End Jacob Tamme had a slow game, catching just four passes for 36 yards.

DEF: The Titans scored on the very last play of the game, so the score indicates a much closer battle than it really was. Nonetheless, the Colts managed to recover two fumbles, but had zero sacks or INTS.

TITANS

QB: Kerry Collins had a solid performance despite the losing effort. He passed for 244 yards and three TDs. Collins had a high completion percentage, connecting on 28 of his 39 passes.

RB: After rushing for five yards in Week 12 and 53 yards in Week 13, Chris Johnson bounced back in Week 14 with a 111 yard and one TD performance. Johnson also caught a team high eight passes for 68 yards.

WR/TE: Collins connected with seven different Wide Receivers and Tight Ends, but none of them were Randy Moss who wasn't even targeted in the game. Tight End Bo Scaife caught two touchdown passes and gained 20 yards on four receptions. Fellow TE Craig Stevens also scored, he finished with three receptions and 20 yards. Kenny Britt was back in action for the first time since injuring his hamstring and managed to catch four passes for 39 yards. Nate Washington caught three passes for 48 yards.

DEF:   The Titans simply couldn't stop the Colts Offense and barely put any pressure on Peyton Manning. They sacked the Colts QB just once and failed to force any turnovers.

 

CLEVELAND (6) AT BUFFALO (13)

BILLS

QB: Though his numbers weren't startling, Fitzpatrick did enough to get his team their third victory of the season. He finished with 142 yards and a TD. Fitzpatrick has thrown at least one TD pass in 11 straight weeks, but has just one TD in each of his last three games.  The Bills passer also ran for 49 yards.

RB:  Fred Jackson pounded his way to 112 yards on the ground off of 29 carries. Jackson didn't contribute much in the passing game, catching just one pass for three yards. CJ Spiller rushed eight times for 33 yards.

WR/TE: Steve Johnson led the team with five receptions but finished with just 42 yards. David Nelson scored the game's only TD on his only reception of the game. Lee Evans left the game with an ankle sprain. Tight End Justin Stupar led the team with 45 yards.

DEF: The Bills allowed the Browns to score just six points. They forced three turnovers (one INT and two Fumble Recoveries) and got one sack.

BROWNS

QB: Jake Delhomme and the Browns Offense couldn't get much going against the stingy Bills Defense. Delhomme completed 12-of-20 passes for 86 yards. He had one interception and zero touchdowns

RB: Peyton Hillis rushed for 106 yards on 21 carries during the team's Week 14 loss. Hillis also caught four passes and gained ten yards but failed to cross the goal-line for just the second time this season (Zero TDs in Week 13). The bruising RB fumbled three times, one of which was recovered by the Bills

WR: Mohamed Massaquoi accounted for exactly half of Delhomme's total yards. He caught three passes for 46 yards. Brian Robiskie was second on the team with two catches for 17 yards. Tight End Ben Watson and Wide Receiver Joshua Cribbs combined for just two receptions and 15 yards.

DEF: The Browns sacked Fitzpatrick twice and also recovered a fumble. They held the Bills to just 13 points.

 

ATLANTA (31) AT CAROLINA (10)

FALCONS

QB: Quarterback Matt Ryan passed for 227 yards and connected with Tight End Tony Gonzalez on a four yard Touchdown as the Falcons improved to 11-2. Ryan had four straight weeks without an INT in Weeks 9-12, but now has three INTs in his past two games (one of which game in Week 14).

RB: Michael Turner, rushed for 112 yards and three TDs. He's scored at least once in each of his last four games and has rushed for over 100 yards in three of his last four. The "burner" now has 11 TDs on the year.

WR/TE: Roddy White led the team with eight receptions and 79 yards, but it was Tight End Tony Gonzalez who caught Ryan's TD pass. Gonzalez finished with four receptions and 28 yards.  Harry Douglas caught one pass for 46 yards, while Michael Jenkins finished with two receptions for 26 yards.

DEF:  The Falcons played suffocating Defense, allowing just 10 points, while sacking Jimmy Clausen five times. Atlanta also forced two turnovers (one interception and one fumble recovery).

PANTHERS

QB: Rookie Jimmy Clausen had just 14 passing yards in the first half and finished with a measily 107 yards on 14 completions. He was sacked five times and threw one interception.

RB: Both Carolina Running Backs, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Goodson, had productive days rushing the ball despite shoddy play by their O-Line. Stewart finished with 133 yards on 18 carries, while Goodson rushed for 70 yards and scored the team's only Touchdown. Before today's game the Falcons were allowing an average of just 98 rushing yards per game.

WR/TE: Rookie Brandon LaFell caught a team high six passes for 38 yards. David Gettis grabbed two passes for 22 yards. Veteran Steve Smith had just two catches for 17 yards and has become a fantasy after-thought in the second half of the season. Tight End Dante Rosario had one catch for 6 yards.

DEF: The Panthers managed to sack Matt Ryan three times and also picked off one of his passes, but struggled stopping the Falcons on Offense for the majority of the game.

 

MIAMI (10) AT NEW YORK (6)

DOLPHINS

QB:  Miami managed to pull out their 6th win on the road despite awful play by Quarterback Chad Henne, who had just 55 passing yards on the day. Henne completed a third of his passes (5-of-18), one of which was a TD strike to Brandon Marshall.

RB: Ronnie Brown got the bulk of the team's carries and picked up 55 yards against the Jets tough rush Defense. Ricky Williams chipped in with 34 yards on 10 carries. Neither back caught a pass.

WR/TE: Brandon Marshall had two catches for 16 yards and caught the game's only Touchdown. Tight End Anthony Fasano led the team with a whopping 33 yards.

DEF: Miami gave up just six points and sacked Mark Sanchez six times. They forced two turnovers (one INT, one Fumble Recovery).

JETS

QB: Mark Sanchez had trouble protecting the ball during the team's four point loss. He had one interception and four fumbles (one of which was recovered by the Dolphins). Sanchez finished with 216 yards and completed just 17 of his 44 attempts.

RB: LaDainian Tomlinson carried the ball 19 times and gained 49 yards but was a non-factor in the passing game, catching just two balls for five yards.  Shonn Greene on the other hand caught three passes for 29 yards. He rushed eight times for 17 yards before leaving the game with a neck injury.

WR/TE: Jerricho Cotchery led the team with 69 yards on five receptions. Santonio Holmes' two receptions was his lowest total of the season, he finished with 57 yards. Braylon Edwards had just one catch for 17 yards, while TE Dustin Keller finished with three receptions for 34 yards.

DEF: The Jets Defense actually played well, giving up just 10 points. They sacked Chad Henne five times and recovered three fumbles.

NEW ENGLAND (36) AT CHICAGO (7)

PATRIOTS

QB: The blizzard like conditions in Chicago couldn't slow down Tom Brady and the Pats high octane Offense. Brady completed 27 of his 40 attempts for a total of 369 yards and two touchdowns. The Pats have scored at least 30 points in each of their last five games.

RB: Four different New England RBs carried the ball during their Week 14 victory. BenJarvus Green-Ellis was the leading rusher, he finished with 87 yards on 21 carries. Danny Woodhead averaged three yards-per-carry and scored on a three yard run, he gained a total of 21 yards on the ground. Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris combined for 18 yards.

WR/TE: Deion Branch led the Pats receivers with 151 yards and eight receptions, including a 59 yard Touchdown on the last play in the 1st Half.  Branch has scored four TDs in his last three games and has reached the 100 yard mark in two of the last three contests.  Wes Welker also had a productive day, catching eight passes for 115 yards. It was the first time this season Welker gained more than 100 yards. Second year Wide Receiver, Brandon Tate caught two passes for 40 yards. Rookie Tight End Rob Gronkowski caught five passes for 43 yards and a TD.  Fellow Rookie TE, Aaron Hernandez, caught two passes for 19 yards.

DEF: The Pats allowed the Bears to score seven points. They sacked Jay Cutler three times and picked off three of his passes. New England also forced two fumbles, one of which they returned for a TD.

BEARS

QB: Jay Cutler and the Bears Offense struggled at home in the snowy conditions. Cutler completed just 12 passes for a total of 152 yards.  He fumbled once and threw one INT.

RB: Matt Forte rushed nine times for 25 yards and caught two passes for 36 yards. Forte had a TD stolen by Chester Taylor who scored on a one-yard run after Forte brought the ball down to the Pats' two-yard-line. Taylor finished with three carries for one yard.

WR:  Earl Bennett led the team with three receptions for 53 yards. Devin Hester, Johnny Knox, and Devin Aromashodu combined for five receptions and 49 yards. Tight End Greg Olsen caught one pass for six yards.

DEF: The Bears came away with just three sacks in Week 14 and forced zero turnovers.

PHILADELPHIA (30) at DALLAS (27)

EAGLES

QB: Michael Vick had his third consecutive game with two Touchdown passes during the team's three-point win over the Cowboys. Vick finished with 270 yards and two INTs, which was the most interceptions he's thrown in a game all season.  Vick also rushed for a TD and gained 16 yards on the ground.

RB: LeSean McCoy rushed for a career high 149 yards on 16 carries, but was ineffective in the passing game, catching three balls for four yards.

WR/TE: DeSean Jackson also set a new career high by catching four passes for a ridiculous 210 yards. Jackson caught one TD while averaging 52 yards per catch. Jeremy Maclin had a slow day, he caught just one pass for 11 yards, which ties a season low.  Jason Avant caught three passes for 18 yards.  Tight End Brent Celek failed to catch a pass.

DEF:  The Eagles Defense sacked Jon Kitna once and picked off two of his passes. Kitna did a decent job scrambling, he gained 27 yards on three carries.

COWBOYS

QB: Jon Kitna completed 24-of-35 passes (69 percent) for 242 yards, two TDs, and two INTs.

RB: Felix Jones carried the ball 13 times, gained 41 yards and scored a TD on a three-yard run. Jones also caught four passes for 42 yards. Tashard Choice filled in for Marion Barber for the second consecutive week and finished with 16 yards on seven carries.

WR/TE: Miles Austin continues to struggle with Jon Kitna under center, he caught just two passes for 22 yards. Roy Williams also caught two passes and gained 23 yards. Tight End Jason Witten was the leading receiver; he caught two TDs and led the team with seven receptions for 69 yards. Kevin Ogletree filled in for the injured Dez Bryant and caught three passes for 34 yards. The team's #2 TE, Martellus Bennett caught four passes for 30 yards.

DEF: The Cowboys managed to put a lot of pressure on the elusive Mike Vick, and sack him twice and also picked off two of his passes.



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