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Sunday Funday Xpress

Air It Out

  • Nick Foles matched Cousins with his 325 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    • Rookie Jordan Matthews scored 2 touchdowns on 8 catches and Jeremy Maclin caught 8 balls for 154 yards and scored in his third straight game.
  • Despite a loss to the Seahawks in OT, Emmanuel Sanders did all he could to keep the Broncos in the game as he caught 11 passes from Peyton Manning for 149 yards.
  • Victor Cruz finally helped out fantasy owners and the New York Football Giants as he went 107 yards and a score.
  • A.J. Green wasn't even supposed to play this week but he still went for 6 and 102.
  • Steve Smith continues to be the Smith to own in Baltimore as he caught 5 balls for 101 yards. He now has 18 receptions for 290 yards. Torrey Smith had just 2 catches for 25 yards and now has a grand total of 6 catches for 95 yards.
  • Although they didn't score, Stevie Johnson (9 for 103), DeAndre Hopkins (6 for 116) and Michael Floyd (5 for 114) all went over the century mark.
  • Julian Edelman and Michael Crabtree each hauled in 10 receptions. Edelman went for 84 yards, and Crabtree went for 80 yards and a score.
  • Antonio Brown caught 10 passes from Ben Roethlisberger for 90 yards and two touchdowns.

Ground and Pound

  • Rashad Jennings destroyed the Houston Texans defense as he carried the ball 34 times for 176 yards and found paydirt.
  • No Jamaal Charles, no problem. The Chiefs made Knile Davis into a workhorse as he ran for 132 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries.
  • In a losing effort, Lamar Miller ran for 108 yards on just 15 carries! That's 7.2 yards per carry.
  • DeMarco Murray is now 3-3. In all 3 games this year Murray has gone for 100+ yards and a touchdown.
  • With no Ray Rice or Bernard Pierce, it was supposed to be Justin Forsett's time to shine. However rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro stole the show with 91 yards and a touchdown.
  • Giovani Bernard only ran for 47 yards in a Bengals blowout win, but he did find the endzone twice!
  • Le'Veon Bell (147) and LeGarrette Blount (118) both rushed for over 100 yards against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night Football.  Blount found the endzone and had a 50 yard run, but even with an 81 yarder, Bell failed to score a TD.

Defense Wins Championships

  • Surprise, surprise! Another team playing the Jacksonville Jaguars put up big points on the defensive end. The Indianapolis Colts allowed 17 points, had 4 sacks, forced 3 turnovers (2 INTs, 1 fum) and scored a touchdown.
  • It's hard to imagine a defense shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense but the Lions allowed just 7 points, sacked Rodgers twice, forced 2 turnovers and scored a touchdown.
  • The Bengals only allowed the Titans to score 7 points, had 2 sacks, 2 INTs and had a safety.
  • The New York Giants shockingly played a great game and their defense allowed the Texans to score 17 points, sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick twice, picked him off 3 times and blocked a kick.
  • Despite giving up 25 points, the Cowboys defense forced 3 turnovers, which included a game winning pick-6.

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