Fantasy Football: TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback (Week 10)
Maybe the Colts and Saints just were not meant to lose any games this season. That is what it is beginning to look like as we round up week ten of the 2009 NFL season. Week after week now it seems like New Orleans will do anything it can to make their games as interesting as possible. That was the case in recent weeks against the Dolphins, Falcons and Panthers, and although you would expect them to have an easy time with the St. Louis Rams, that was not how things turned out, but as usual, they got the win anyways. As for the Colts big test against the New England Patriots on Sunday night, it seemed as though their first loss was only minutes away as they trailed 31-14 in the fourth quarter. But after two quick touchdown drives, a bad call by Pats’ coach Bill Belichick to go for it on 4th-and-2 from his own 28-yard line, an even worse call by the officials to spot the ball well short of the line after it appeared as though they had made it, and Manning hitting Wayne in the end zone with 13 seconds remaining, the comeback was complete. It was another thrilling conclusion to what has become one of the more storied rivalries in NFL history, and the perfect way to cap off an exciting week ten.
Here is a look at what happened over the weekend in this edition of the TPS Monday Afternoon Quarterback.
Atlanta 19 at Caroilna 28 -A rejuventaed running game suddenly has the Panthers back in the wild card hunt.
Tampa Bay 23 at Miami 25 – After winning their first last week, Tampa was only seconds from pulling off back-to-back wins.
Detroit 10 at Minnesota 27 – When you play the Lions following a bye, is it fair to consider that like having two consecutie bye weeks?
Jacksonville 24 at New York Jets 22 – After pulling a Brian Westbrook, Maurice Jones-Drew owes many fantasy owners six points.
Cincinnati 18 at Pittsburgh 12 – It may be fair to say that the AFC North now belongs to the Bengals.
New Orleans 28 at St. Louis 23 – I’m still trying to figure out how this game was so close.
Denver 17 at Washington 27 – It is beginning to look like another second-half eltdown for the Denver Broncos.
Kansas City 16 at Oakland 10 – If the Chiefs travel to the Black Hole to take on the Raiders, and no one cares, does it really happen?
Dallas 7 at Green Bay 17 – The O-line kept Rodgers upright just long enough for him to lead the Packers to victory.
Philadelphia 23 at San Diego 31 – With the win, the Cahrgers inch closer to the top of the AFC West. If you look closely you can see the Broncos fans sweating.
New England 34 at Indianapolis 35 – “Manning Guides Colts to Victory,” “Belichick Blows it for Pats,” or “Refs F*ck Pats in the Ass.” You pick the appropriate headline.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Peyton Manning, IND – 327 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs
RB: Chris Johnson, TEN – 232 total yards, 2 TDs
RB: Steven Jackson, STL – 175 total yards, 1 TD
WR: Randy Moss, NE – 179 yards, 2 TDs
WR: Brandon Marshall, DEN – 134 yards, 2 TDs
TE: Brent Celek, PHI – 47 yards, 1 TD
K: Rob Bironas, TEN – 2 FGs, 5 XPs
DEF: Titans – 2 sacks, 2 INTs, 2 DTD
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Ben Roethlisberger, PIT – 174 yards, 1 INT
RB: Cedric Benson, CIN – 22 yards
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, PIT – 41 total yards
WR: Miles Austin, DAL – 20 yards
WR: Vincent Jackson, SD – 10 yards
TE: Vernon Davis, SF – 16 yards
K: Nick Folk, DAL – 1 XP
DEF: Falcons – 28 PA, 380 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week ten…