Fantasy Football: TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback (Week 5)
Total Pro Sports – After four weeks the NFL had itself five undefeated teams while six others still remained winless. With a total of 11 clubs still sporting a zero somewhere in their record, it was the largest that number has been in over a decade. Coming into week five that total was expected to change, and although two teams (the Browns and Panthers) were finally able to get into the win column, the status quo remained intact at the top of the pecking order in the NFL with the Broncos, Colts, Giants and Vikings all victorious (the Saints were on the bye). So now the number is nine.
Let’s see how we got there in weekend’s games in this edition of the TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback. Cincinnati 17 at Baltimore 14 – The cardiac cats do it again with atheir two-minute drill and the help of some timely penalties by the Ravens.
Cleveland 6 at Buffalo 3 – We knew both defenses were bad, but their offenses may actually be worse.
Washington 17 at Carolina 20 – After going up 17-2 the Skins found a way to blow it. Time is ticking for Zorn.
Pittsburgh 28 at Detroit 20 – The Steelers almost blew a two touchdown lead late in this one.
Dallas 26 at Kansas City 20 (OT) – Austin Miles’ incredible day helped keep the Chiefs winless
Tampa Bay 14 at Philadelphia 33 – Welcome back Donovan McNabb.
Minnesota 38 at St. Louis 10 – the Rams winless streak has now run itself to 15 games with no end in sight.
Oakland 7 at New York Giants 44 – How is it possible that the Raiders are not one of four winless teams?
Atlanta 45 at San Francisco 10 – After being on top of the world, Singletary’s 49ers may have received a reality check.
Jacksonville 0 at Seattle 41 – Who would have thought the Seahawks could actually score 41 points?
Houston 21 at Arizona 28 – Late goal line stance helps Cards avoid blowing a 21 point lead.
New England 17 at Denver 20 (OT) – Josh McDaniels uses overtime to defeat his old team.
Indianapolis 31 at Tennessee 9 – The Titans looked good, before Manning torched him in another one of his patented 2-minute drills at the end of the first half.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Donovan McNabb, PHI – 264 yards, 3 TDs
RB: Michael Turner, ATL – 97 yards, 3 TDs
RB: Ahmad Bradshaw, NYG – 165 total yards, 2 TDs
WR: Roddy White, ATL – 210 yards, 2 TDs
WR: Miles Austin, DAL – 250 yards, 2 TDs
TE: Kellen Winslow, TB – 102 yards, 2 TD
K: Lawrence Tynes, NYG – 3 FGs, 5 XPs
DEF: Seahawks – 5 sacks, 2 DFR, 1 DTD, 0 PA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: David Garrard, JAC – 188 yards
RB: Chris Johnson, TEN – 43 total yards
RB: DeAngelo Williams, CAR – 59 total yards, 1 FL
WR: Randy Moss, NE – 36 yards
WR: DeSean Jackson, PHI – 1 yards
TE: Chris Cooley, WSH – 0 yards
K: Josh Scobee, JAC – 0 points recorded
DEF: New York Jets – 1 sack, 44 PA, 379 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week five…