Fantasy Football: TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback (Week 8)
And then there was two. Yes, that is correct. Another team has fallen from the undefeated ranks in the NFL. This time it was the Denver Broncos turn as they ran into a tough Baltimore Ravens team who were also coming off a bye week and were desperate for a win. The Indianapolis Colts looked as though they may suffer a similar fate for most of their game, but were able to come back and defeat the stingy San Francisco 49ers, despite a quiet afternoon from Peyton Manning. Now the New Orleans Saints will look to join the Colts, but first they must take care of the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night in what will be their first divisional match up. Meanwhile, both the St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans were able to record their first wins of the season, leaving the Buccaneers as the league’s only remaining winless team. It is lonely in the basement, and it may stay that way for a while in Tampa.
Here is a look at what happened over the weekend in this edition of the TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback. Denver 7 at Baltimore 30 – After dropping three in a row, the Ravens looked poised to begin another winning streak.
Houston 31 at Buffalo 10 – Steve Slaton’s fumblitis may have found him a spot on the bench, but Ryan Moats proved to be a more than adequate replacement.
Cleveland 6 at Chicago 30 – how bad is Cleveland? Bad enough to make Jamal Lewis want to retire.
Seattle 17 at Dallas 38 – Let the Tony Romo air show continue, at least until December rolls around.
Miami 30 at New York Jets 25 – After two losses to the Miami Dolphins, do I still hear Bart Scott running his mouth?
San Francisco 14 at Indianapolis 18 – Joseph Addai passed for one touchdown. Manning passed for zero. Quarterback controversy brewing?
New York Giants 17 at Philadelphia 40 – The Giants secondary is looking more and more like a piece of Swiss Cheese.
St. Louis 17 at Detroit 10 – In the “Who Gives A Sh*t Bowl” the Rams were the best of the worst, whatever that means.
Oakland 16 at San Diego 24 – When you only beat the Raiders by a single score, that should be considered a loss.
Jacksonville 13 at Tennessee 30 – It was the Chris Johnson vs. Maurice Jones-Drew show, and what a show it was!
Minnesota 38 at Green Bay 26 – It was as good as we all anticipated as Brett Favre once again stuck the dagger in the heart of every Packers fan.
Carolina 34 at Arizona 21 – Is it me or did it seem as though Kurt Warner had dressed up as Jake Delhomme for Halloween during this one.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Brett Favre, MIN – 244 yards, 4 TDs
RB: Chris Johnson, TEN – 239 total yards, 2 TDs
RB: Steven Jackson, STL – 166 total yards, 1 TD
WR: Reggie Wayne, IND – 147 yards, 1 TD
WR: Vincent Jackson, SD – 103 yards, 1 TD
TE: Kevin Boss, NYG – 70 yards, 1 TD
K: Rob Bironas, TEN – 3 FGs, 3 XPs
DEF: Bears – 1 sack, 2 INTs, 3 DFR, 1 DTD, 6 PA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: David Garrard, JAC – 139 yards, 2 INT
RB: Ronnie Brown, MIA – 29 total yards
RB: Darren Sproles, SD – 46 total yards, FL
WR: Anquan Boldin, ARI – 23 yards
WR: Brandon Marshall, DEN – 24 yards
TE: Tony Scheffler, DEN – 9 yards
K: Matt Prater, DEN – 1 XP
DEF: Jaguars – 30 PA, 430 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week eight…