Fantasy Football: TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback (Week 11)
Week 11 of this NFL season was marked by a few surprising upsets as two playoff contenders were victims of defeat to what are otherwise considered “bottom of the barrel” NFL clubs. The Pittsburgh Steelers could not hold off the Kansas City Chiefs, who used a couple of big plays to get this game into overtime and set themselves up for the game winning field goal, which Ryan Succop knocked through the uprights. Then there was the Cincinnati Bengals, coming off a big road victory last week in Pittsburgh. What was expected to be the easiest game on their schedule, tuned out to be the most difficult as a late fumbles cost them the game in Oakland. however, two teams that would not let let upsets ruin their day were the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. Both clubs were able to record victories and keep their undefeated seasons alive. As for the best game of the afternoon? That would be found in the most unlikely of places as the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions engaged in a shoot out of their own which ended up going being decided on the final play of the game in dramatic fashion. Yes, it was just one of those types of weekends in the NFL.
Here is a look at what happened during week 11 in this edition of the TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback.
Miami 24 at Carolina 17 – Ricky Williams showed everyone why the Dolphins will be alright without Ronnie Brown.
Indianapolis 17 at Baltimore 15 -It was close, but Joe Flacco’s interception and Ed Reed’s arrant lateral sealed things for the Colts here.
Washington 6 at Dallas 7 – It took the Cowboys until their last drive to score, but when you play the Redskins, that is all that’s needed.
Cleveland 37 at Detroit 38 – The question remains, can Matthew Stafford do this against a team not named the Browns?
San Francisco 24 at Green Bay 30 – The Aaron Rodgers air show was in full effect yesterday at Lambeau.
Buffalo 15 at Jacksonville 18 – There was a Terell Owens sighting, but it wasn’t enough to get the win.
Pittsburgh 24 at Kansas City 27 – It may not be easy to run on the Steelers, but Jamaal Charles found a way to get involved.
Seattle 9 at Minnesota 35 – Who would have thought that it would be Brett Favre providing most of the offense for the Vikings, rather than Adrian Peterson.
Atlanta 31 at New York Ginats 34 – Losing has been a regularity for the Giants lately, and they almost found a way to make it happen again.
New Orleans 38 at Tampa Bay 7 – You had to figure at some point the Saints would blow a team out again.
Arizona 21 at St. Louis 13 – An injury to Kurt Warner almost allowed the Rams to come back in this one.
San Diego 32 at Denver 3 – It is official. The Broncos collapse is complete!
New York Jets 14 at New England 31 –Revis may have done a good job on Randy Moss, but who was covering Wes Welker?
Cincinnati 17 at Oakland 20 – From beating the Steelers to losing to the Raiders, talk about a giant let-down.
Philadelphia 24 at Chicago 30 – In fitting fashion, Cutler threw a pic to close this game out.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Matthew Stafford, DET – 422 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs
RB: Ricky Williams, MIA – 138 total yards, 3 TDs
RB: Kevin Smith, DET – 149 total yards, 1 TD
WR: Terrell Ownes, BUF – 197 yards, 1 TD
WR: Calvin Johnson, DET – 161 yards, 1 TD
TE: Kevin Boss, NYG – 47 yards, 2 TDs
K: Nate Kaeding, SD – 4 FGs, 2 XPs
DEF: Patriots – 2 sacks, 4 INTs, 1 DFR, 1 DTD
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Matt Hasselbeck, SEA – 231 yards, 1 INT
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG – 34 yards
RB: Knowshon Moreno, DEN – 80 yards
WR: Brandon Marshall, DEN – 26 yards
WR: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA – 36 yards
TE: Kellen Winslow, SF – 29 yards
K: Nick Folk, DAL – 1 XP
DEF: 49ers – 2 sacks, 30 PA, 484 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week eleven…