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KeithyP's Favs of the week
Fav QB Matchup - Jay Cutler vs Detroit - Lions allowed 265 passing yards a game (NFL Worst). Cutler's 2009 stats against the Lions: 40 for 64 416 Yards 6 TDs 0 INT QB Rating 112.6
(23/35 372 yards and 2 TDs) Connected with RB Matt Forte 7 times for 151 yards and both scores.Fav RB Matchup - Chris Johnson vs Oakland - Raiders allowed 155 yards a game last year on the ground
(27 for 142 and 2 TDs) The fastest man in the NFL did exactly what we thought he would and tore up the Raiders defense.
Fav WR Matchup - Julian Edelman vs Cincinnati - The Patriots avoid the run against the stacked Bengals linebacker core and Edelman will be the beneficiary.
Edelman was on the inactive list and I failed to change my pick
Fav TE Matchup - Antonio Gates @ Kansas City - In 12 games against the Chiefs, Gates has 11 Tds and 68 catches for 803 yards
Gates was his normal self, finding the end zone again to go along with his 5 catches and 76 yards, despite the Chargers losing a disappointing game to the Chiefs who they dominated last season.
Fav DEF Matchup - Arizona @ St Louis - Cardinals aggressive D against the worst offense = Fantasy Points
(13 Pts Allowed, 2 Sacks, 3 INTs, 1 Fumble Recovery, Blocked FG) Held Steven Jackson to only 87 total yards. Bradford threw the ball 54 times, completing 32 passes, 10 of them going to newly acquired Mark Clayton for 119 yards. The Cards caused Bradford to throw three INTs.
KeithyP's Upset of the Week
Atlanta over @Pittsburgh
Rashard Mendenhall takes a 50 yard run to the house in OT for the 15-9 victory
LiLbRo's Favs of the week
Fav QB Matchup - Drew Brees vs Minnesota - The Vikings ranked 2nd in run defense in 2009, so the Saints will be forced to throw all day which is always a good thing when Brees is under cent. Brees was 17 for 31 with 3 tds against the Vikings in the NFC Championship game
(27/36, 237, 1-0) Brees only threw for 1 td, but if your playing in a league where you get points per completion then you'll be happy with this game. He did a great job at spreading the ball around, finding 9 different receivers and managed to complete 27 passes and didn't turnover the ball.
Fav RB Matchup - Frank Gore @ Seattle - Gore burned the Seahawks for 207 yards and 2 tds on just 16 carries and added 5 catches in week 2, but only saw 9 carries in week 13 against them as the 49ers abandoned the run, throwing the ball 45 times.
Frank Gore and the 49ers offense did not get it going at all in this game. Gore carried the ball 17 times for 38 yards, but added 6 catches for 45 yards. The new and improved O-Line for Gore only allowed him to average 2.2 yards per carry in a tough game for him.
Fav WR Matchup -DeSean Jackson vs. Green Bay - Green Bay scores a lot of points and the Eagles will have to throw a lot to stay in the game. In the two starts Kolb had last year, Jackson had over 100 yards and a TD in each. They should form a nice chemistry this season.
Kevin Kolb had to leave this game early after only 10 passes and that really hurt all the receivers value, as Vick came in and played the rest of the game. It would have been nice to see what Jackson and Kolb could have done after success in the past, but he only managed 4 catches and 30 yards.
Fav TE Matchup - Dallas Clark @ Houston - Clark was a nightmare for the Houston secondary last year racking up 23 catches for 183 yards and a TD. Expect a big opening game for Clark
(11 for 180 1 TD) The Colts were behind for much of the game and Manning threw 57 times in the loss.
Fav DEF Matchup -Tennessee vs Oakland - The Titans defense struggled last year, but look for them to get back on track against an offense ranked 31st in total offense last season
(13 Pts Allowed, 4 Sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble Recovery) The Raiders were able to move the ball on the ground, 25 attempts for 135 yards, but they played from behind and were forced to throw.
LiLbRo's Upset of the Week
Green Bay over @Philadelphia
Chicago over Detroit
Tennessee over Oakland
Arizona over @St. LouisDallas over @Washington
San Diego over @Kansas City
QB - Joe Flacco @ Jets (20/38 for 248 yards and a INT)
RB - Shonn Greene vs Ravens (5 carries for 18 yards, 1 catch 9 yards)
RB - LeSean McCoy vs Packers (7 carries for 35 yards with a TD, 5 catches 47 yards)
WR - TJ Houshmandzadeh vs Jets (1 catch for 27 yards)
WR - Mike Wallace vs Falcons(2 catches for 62 yards)
WR - Dwayne Bowe vs Chargers (1 catch for 13 yards)
TE - John Carlson vs 49ers (3 catches for 36 yards)
K - David Akers vs Packers (2 for 2, 45 & 24 yards, 2xp)
DEF - Giants vs Panthers(18 points, 4 sacks, 3 INTs, 2 Fumbles Recovered)