2010 Fantasy Football: Monday NFL Rewind (Week 12)
With three games being played on Thanksgiving Day, and a total of six games being played later on in the afternoon and evening on Sunday, that left Sunday’s one o’clock slate with only six games, but what an amazing six games they turned out to be. Of those six games, five were decided by four points or less, and the lone blowout just so happened to be the most entertaining, thanks to a fight that broke out between the Titans’ Cortland Finnegan and the Texans’ Andre Johnson midway through the fourth quarter.
It was just another example of the parity that has become increasingly evident throughout the 2010 NFL season, and with playoff races in both conferences heating up, we should expect more of the same throughout the course of the final five weeks.
Here is a look at what happened during week twelve in this edition of the TPS Monday NFL Fantasy Rewind.
New England 45 at Detroit 24 – There were some worries after Randy Moss’ departure, but Brady is once again beginning to look like his old invincible self.
New Orleans 30 at Dallas 27 – Perhaps the Saints should consider making Roy E. Williams a guest of honor at their first playoff game.
Cincinnati 1o at New York Jets 26 – Thursday night was clearly Brad Smith’s time to shine.
Green Bay 17 at Atlanta 20 – Along with death and taxes, the Falcons winning at home appears to be just another guarantee in life…
Pitteburgh 19 at Buffalo 16 (OT) – …On second thought, I guess you can also add the Bills losing and blowing opportunities as yet another guarantee we can make.
Carolina 23 at Cleveland 24 – Peyton Hillis gets my vote as the greatest fantasy football waiver pick-up EVER!
Tennessee 0 at Houston 20 -Who would have guessed at the beginning of the season that Arian Foster would be the one racking up 218 total yards in this game, while Chris Johnson finishes with just seven.
Jacksonville 20 at New York Giants 24 – Boss, Manningham and Hagan were enough to help the Giants get this win, but what happens when they aren’t playing against the Jaguars’ poor secondary?
Minnesota 17 at Washington 13 – Run the ball! Leslie Frazier seems to get it. Why couldn’t Brad Childress?
Miami 17 at Oakland 33 – Just when it appeared as though the Raiders might be for real, they go and lose two in a row.
Kansas City 42 at Seattle 24 – Who would have guessed that Dwayne Bowe would be fantasy’s top receiver in 2010. And with another three touchdown receptions, I can’t help but wonder when teams will begin to consider covering him in the end zone?
Tampa Bay 10 at Baltimore 17 – The Bucs have been winning with their defense this year, but on Sunday they just so happened to run into a team that has been doing it for several years.
Philadelphia 26 at Chicago 31 – I never would have imagined that Jay Cutler would be the quarterback in this game that records four touchdowns.
St. Louis 36 at Denver 33 – If Peyton Hillis isn’t the front-runner for fantasy waiver pick-up of the year (as mentioned above), Brandon Lloyd is.
San Diego 36 at Indianapolis 14 – Antonio Gates, Malcom Floyd and Vincent Jackson were back. The Chargers put up 36 points. And somehow Philip Rivers fails to record a single passing touchdown. Go figure.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Tom Brady, NE – 341 yards, 4 TDs
RB: Peyton Hillis, CLE – 194 total yards, 3 TDs
RB: Fred Jackson, BUF – 163 total yards, 1 TD
WR: Dwayne Bowe, KC – 170 yards, 3 TDs
WR: Wes Welker, NE – 90 yards, 2 TDs
TE: Todd Heap, BAL 79 yards, 1 TD
K: Nate Kaeding, SD – 5 FGs, 3 XPs
DEF: Chargers – 1 sack, 4 INTs, 1 DFR, 2 DTDs, 14 PA, 303 TYdA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Philip Rivers, SD – 185 yards
RB: Chris Johnson, TEN – 7 total yards
RB: Brandon Jackson, GB – 36 total yards
WR: Terrell Owens, CIN – 17 yards
WR: Braylon Edwards, NYJ – 20 yards
TE: John Carlson, SEA – 3 yards
K: Rob Bironas, TEN – 0 FGs, 0 XPs
DEF: Lions – 1 Sack, 45 PA, 447 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week twelve…