2010 Fantasy Football: Monday NFL Rewind (Week 14)
Tom Brady sure is something special. Just when it appeared as though his days as a fantasy stud were over with the departure of Randy Moss, he comes roaring back to the tune of 1796 yards, 18 total touchdowns and zero interceptions over the course of his last six games. That incredible run of success was capped off by an unbelievable 369-yard, two touchdown performance in the middle of a Chicago blizzard yesterday afternoon.
While the former two-time Super Bowl MVP has looked unstoppable as of late, many expected the strong gusting winds and endless snowfall to be just the thing that would throw Tom Terrific off his game, but that was far from the case. Whereas most quarterbacks would have a tough time delivering a 5-yard pass in the Windy City’s treacherous winter conditions, Brady was able to complete 27 of his 40 attempts, including a 59-yard touchdown to Deion Branch with no time left on the clock in the first half.
It was obvious that Randy Moss missed being a Patriot upon his return to Foxborough on October 31st this season and now it is clear why. As long as he is not playing in New England, he will never find himself catching balls from a quarterback as good as Tom Brady.
Here is a look at what else happened during week fourteen in this edition of the TPS Monday NFL Fantasy Rewind.
Indianapolis 30 at Tennessee 28 – Now that is the Manning we expect to see every weekend.
Cleveland 6 at Buffalo 13 – There is no better way to shut down your own team’s passing attack than by naming Jake Delhomme as the starting quarterback.
Atlanta 31 at Carolina 10 – For those who had Michael Turner on their fantasy team, hopefully they made the playoffs and were able to reap the benefits of his three-touchdown performance.
Green Bay 3 at Detroit 7 – Zero touchdowns, a concussion and the loss. Things couldn’t have gone much worse for Aaron Rodgers.
Oakland 31 at Jacksonville 38 – Who would have thought that a game between the Raiders and the Jags would produce so many big offensive plays?
Cincinnati 7 at Pittsburgh 23 – With two touchdowns the Steelers defense was more productive than several offenses on Sunday.
Tampa Bay 17 at Washington 16 – Losses don’t get much worse than when they come by a single point following a missed PAT in the dying moments of the game.
St. Louis 13 at New Orleans 31 – I am probably not the only one hoping for a Brees vs. Brady Super Bowl this year.
Seattle 21 at San Francisco 40 – Welcome back Alex Smith!
Denver 13 at Arizona 43 – Is it Tim Tebow time yet?
New England 36 at Chicago 7 – This performance should seal Brady’s bid for NFL MVP.
Miami 10 at New York Jets 6 – There would be no late-game heroics from Santonio Holmes this time around.
Kansas City 0 at San Diego 31 – Do the Chargers have yet another late-season playoff push in them?
Philadelphia 30 at Dallas 27 – Need a big play? DeSean Jackson can help you out.
Your Fantasy team likely won if it looked something like this…
QB: Alex Smith, SF – 255 yards, 3 TDs
RB: Darren McFadden, OAK – 206 total yards, 3 TDs
RB: Michael Turner, ATL – 124 total yards, 3 TDs
WR: DeSean Jackson, PHI – 210 yards, 1 TD
WR: Deion Branch, NE – 151 yards, 1 TD
TE: Jason Witten, DAL – 69 yards, 2 TDs
K: Jay Feely, ARI – 5 FGs, 4 XPs, 1 RuTD
DEF: Steelers – 3 sack, 3 INTs, 2 DTD, 7 PA, 190 TYdA
Your fantasy team likely lost if it looked something like this…
QB: Kyle Orton, DEN – 166 yards, 3 INTs, 1 FL
RB: Cedric Benson, CIN – 45 total yards
RB: Jamaal Charles, KC – 49 total yards
WR: Dwayne Bowe, KC – 3 yards
WR: Jeremy Maclin, PHI – 11 yards
TE: Brandon Pettigrew, DET – 14 yards
K: Robbie Gould, CHI – 1 XP
DEF: Titans – 1 Sack, 30 PA, 399 TYdA
Here is a look at some of the highlights from week fourteen…