Fantasy Football: TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback (Week 9)
It is with deep regret that I inform those of you catching up on Sunday’s NFL occurrences there will be an 0-16 team in 2009. Just when it appeared as though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were well on their way, the Green Bay Packers had to come and ruin the fun. With the last remaining winless team getting that elusive victory, there may not be a perfect losing season among us, but there are still two perfect winning ones which remain in tack, however, both appeared to be in jeopardy at times yesterday afternoon, but comebacks are nothing new to the Saints or the Colts. New Orleans found themselves down big early on to the Panthers, but just like they had done against the Dolphins in week seven, they clawed their way back and used a late defensive touchdown to seal the victory. As for Indianapolis, after dominating much of the first half they appeared to have things under control, but a late rally by the Texans had seemingly dashed their hopes of remaining unbeaten. That was until everyone realized that this was Peyton Manning we are talking about. As you may have guessed, he would eventually lead his team down the field before Joseph Addai punched the ball into the end zone from one yard out to give Indy the late game victory. Another week, another survival test passed by these two clubs, but how long can they keep it up?
Here is a look at what happened over the weekend in this edition of the TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback.
Washington 17 at Atlanta 31 – Michael Turner is coming on strong as the season progresses, silencing the voices of those who mention the “curse of 370.”
Arizona 41 at Chicago 21 -How do you come back off a five interception performance? Throw five touchdowns, a la Kurt Warner.
Baltimore 7 at Cincinnati 17 – The Bengals are now an amazing 4-0 in the division.
Houston 17 at Indianapolis 20 – It wasn’t easy, but Peyton and company once again found a way to get it done.
Kansas City 21 at Jacksonville 24 – If the game were 10 minutes longer, the Chiefs might have actually won this game.
Miami 17 at New England 27 – Will someone please tell Joey Porter to shut his mouth next time.
Green Bay 28 at Tampa Bay 38 – The Packers have got all their wins off the league’s worst teams, but this time they came up empty handed.
Carolina 20 at New Orleans 30 – The Saints defense is capable of scoring more points than several of the league’s offensive units.
Detroit 20 at Seattle 32 – The Lions looked to have this one until Matthew Stafford decided to complete most of his passes to the other team.
San Diego 21 at New York Giants 20 – It looked like Eli would win this quarterback battle until Rivers came back and exposed a weak Giants secondary in the dying moments.
Tennessee 34 at San Francisco 27 – Another week. another impressive performance from Chris Johnson.
Dallas 20 at Philadelphia 16 – This big divisional win may be the difference at the end of the season for the Cowboys.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Kurt Warner, ARI – 261 yards, 5 TDs
RB: Michael Turner, ATL – 180 total yards, 2 TDs
RB: Joseph Addai, IND – 112 total yards, 2 TDs
WR: Randy Moss, NE – 147 total yards, 1 TD, 2 pt. convert
WR: Mike Sims-Walker, JAC – 147 yards, 1 TD
TE: Greg Olsen, CHI – 71 yards, 3 TDs
K: Olindo Mare, SEA – 4 FGs, 2 XPs
DEF: Seahawks – 6 sacks, 3 INTs, 2 DTD
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Joe Flacco, BAL – 195 yards, 2 INTs
RB: Kevin Smith, DET – 76 total yards
RB: LaDainian Tomlinson, SD – 30 total yards
WR: DeSean Jackson, PHI – 29 yards
WR: Calvin Johnson, DET – 27 yards
TE: Jeremy Shockey, NO – 26 yards
K: Steven Hauschka, BAL – 1 XP
DEF: Jaguars – 1 sack, 34 PA, 315 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week eight…