Posts Tagged ‘Rashard Mendenhall’

***EARLY GAMES***

1ST QUARTER :
– Browns (RB)Jerome Harrison rushes for TD
– Falcons (QB)Matt Ryan passes to (WR)Roddy White for TD
– Texans (K)Kris Brown kicks 49 Yd. FG
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (RB)Brandon Jackson for TD
– Saints (RB)Pierre Thomas rushes for TD
– Texans (QB)Matt Schaub passes to (WR)Andre Johnson for TD
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Randy Moss for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Robert Meachem for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (TE)Chris Baker for TD
– Texans (QB)Matt Schaub passes to (WR)Jacoby Jones for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Panthers (RB)Jonathan Stewart rushes for TD
– Steelers (RB)Rashard Mendenhall rushes for TD
– Texans (RB)Arian Foster rushes for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (TE)Todd Heap for TD
– Panthers (QB)Matt Moore passes to (WR)Muhsin Muhammad for TD
– Patriots (RB)Sammy Morris rushes for TD
– Falcons (K)Matt Bryant kicks 51 Yd. FG
– Panthers (QB)Matt Moore passes to (TE)Jeff King for TD
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Randy Moss for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Santonio Holmes for TD
– Browns (QB)Derek Anderson passes to (WR)Mohamed Massaquoi
– Raiders (K)Sebastian Janikowski kicks 61 Yd. FG

3RD QUARTER :
– Panthers (QB)Matt Moore passes to (WR)Steve Smith for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (TE)Todd Heap for TD
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Laveranues Coles
– Dolphins (RB)Lex Hilliard rushes for TD
– Packers (RB)Brandon Jackson rushes for TD
– Falcons (QB)Matt Ryan passes to (WR)Marty Booker for TD
– Packers (RB)Brandon Jackson rushes for TD
– Falcons(D/ST) Falcons (DE)Lawrence Sidbury 11 Yd. Fumble Return for TD

4TH QUARTER :
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Randy Moss for TD
– Buccaneers (RB)Carnell Williams rushes for TD
– Jaguars (QB)David Garrard rushes for TD
– Giants (QB)Eli Manning passes to (WR)Steve Smith for TD
– Chiefs (QB)Matt Cassel passes to (FB)Tim Castille for TD
– Panthers (FB)Brad Hoover rushes for TD
– Dolphins (QB)Chad Henne passes to (RB)Lex Hilliard for TD
– Buccaneers(D/ST) Buccaneers (WR/KR)Michael Spurlock 77 Yd. Punt Return for TD
– Packers (RB)Ahman Green rushes for TD
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Chad Ochocinco for TD
– Falcons (QB)Matt Ryan passes to (WR)Roddy White for TD
– Seahawks (QB)Matt Hasselbeck passes to (TE)John Carlson for TD

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***LATE GAMES***

1ST QUARTER :
– Chargers (QB)Philip Rivers passes to (TE)Antonio Gates for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Mike Wallace for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (TE)Todd Heap for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (WR)DeSean Jackson for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Greg Jennings for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (TE)Todd Heap for TD
– Steelers (RB)Rashard Mendenhall rushes for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Chad Ochocinco for TD
– Raiders (RB)Michael Bush rushes for TD
– Raiders (K)Sebastian Janikowski kicks 54 Yd. FG
– Bears (WR/KR)Earl Bennett 49 Yd. Punt Return for TD
– Chargers (QB)Philip Rivers passes to (WR)Vincent Jackson for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb rushes for TD
– Seahawks (QB)Matt Hasselbeck passes to (TE)John Carlson for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers rushes for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (RB)Mewelde Moore for TD

3RD QUARTER :
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (WR)Demetrius Williams for TD
– Ravens (QB)Joe Flacco passes to (WR)Derrick Mason for TD
– Buccaneers (K)Connor Barth kicks 45 Yd. FG
– Chargers (QB)Philip Rivers passes to (WR)Vincent Jackson for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (WR)Brandon Marshall for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (RB)Carnell Williams for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (WR)Josh Morgan for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (RB)Derrick Ward for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman rushes for 2-Point Conversion

4TH QUARTER :
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Laveranues Coles for TD
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer rushes for 2-Point Conversion
– Eagles (RB)LeSean McCoy rushes for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (TE)Jermichael Finley for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Raiders (QB)JaMarcus Russell passes to (WR)Chaz Schilens for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)James Jones for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (RB)Brandon Jackson for 2-Point Conversion
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Mike Wallace for TD

1ST QUARTER :
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Randy Moss for TD
– Colts (RB)Joseph Addai rushes for TD
– Panthers (RB)Jonathan Stewart rushes for TD
– Bears (RB)Matt Forte rushes for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (TE)Daniel Graham for TD
– Redskins (QB)Jason Campbell passes to (TE)Fred Davis for TD
– Eagles (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (FB)Leonard Weaver for TD
– Patriots (RB)Kevin Faulk rushes for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (WR)Calvin Johnson for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Robert Meachem for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Santonio Holmes for TD
– Jaguars (QB)David Garrard passes to (WR)Nate Hughes for TD
– Dolphins (QB)Chad Henne passes to (WR)Davone Bess for TD
– Bengals (D/ST) Bengals (DT)Jonathan Fanene 45 Yd. INT Return for TD
– Colts (RB)Joseph Addai rushes for TD
– Jaguars (QB)David Garrard passes to (TE)Ernest Wilford for TD
– Broncos (RB)Knowshon Moreno rushes for TD
– Bengals (QB)Carson Palmer passes to (WR)Chad Ochocinco for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Marques Colston for TD
– Texans (RB)Chris Brown rushes for TD
– Redskins (QB)Jason Campbell passes to (WR)Devin Thomas for TD
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (WR)Austin Collie for TD
– Titans (QB)Vince Young passes to (WR)Kenny Britt for TD
– Saints (WR)Robert Meachem 44 Yd. Fumble Return for TD

3RD QUARTER :
– Texans(D/ST) Texans (DE)Mario Williams sacks (QB)David Garrard for Safety
– Patriots (QB)Tom Brady passes to (WR)Sam Aiken for TD
– Broncos (QB)Kyle Orton passes to (WR)Brandon Marshall for TD
– Eagles (QB)Michael Vick rushes for TD
– Bears (QB)Jay Cutler passes to (WR)Earl Bennett for TD
– Eagles(D/ST) Eagles (CB)Sheldon Brown 83 Yd. INT Return for TD
– Dolphins (QB)Chad Henne passes to (WR)Brian Hartline for TD
– Redskins (QB)Jason Campbell passes to (WR)Devin Thomas for TD
– Broncos(D/ST) Broncos (CB)Andre Goodman 40 Yd. Fumble Return for TD

4TH QUARTER :
– Chiefs (RB)Jamaal Charles rushes for TD
– Raiders (QB)Bruce Gradkowski passes to (WR)Chaz Schilens for TD
– Eagles (QB)Michael Vick passes to (TE)Brent Celek for TD
– Steelers (RB)Rashard Mendenhall rushes for TD
– Broncos (RB)Knowshon Moreno rushes for TD
– Raiders (QB)Bruce Gradkowski passes to (WR)Louis Murphy for TD
– Texans (QB)Matt Schaub passes to (WR)Andre Johnson for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Hines Ward for TD
– Titans (QB)Vince Young passes to (TE)Bo Scaife for TD
– Lions (RB)Kevin Smith rushes for TD
– Falcons (QB)Chris Redman passes to (WR)Roddy White for TD
– Raiders (QB)Bruce Gradkowski passes to (WR)Louis Murphy for TD

– This is a week where we see virtually unknown running backs, Jason Snelling (Falcons), Bernard Scott (Bengals), Justin Forsett (Seahawks), Ladell Betts (Redskins), take the start for their respective teams, due to their teams top running backs being injured. On my roster this week for running backs were :
Joseph Addai – @Bal, Kevin Smith – Cle, LeSean McCoy – @Chi, Jason Snelling – @NYG, Jamaal Charles – Pit, Knowshon Moreno – SD.
I went with Addai, K. Smith, and Snelling (instead of McCoy). I felt like going for the long shot and I hope it pans out…I hate those decisons. Already Jamaal Charles has returned a 97 Yd. Kickoff for a TD, but there was no way I was starting him against Pitt. At least I will get to see how good he is, because if he has a good game against Pittsburgh today, then I know i’ve got someone I can rely on the rest of the season. Should be an interesting week….

– Brady Quinn and Josh Freeman both have already thrown TD’s passes in their respective games. I think Brady Quinn needs to leave Cleveland and start fresh somewhere else, because he’s got talent. Josh Freeman is going to be a pro-bowl caliber QB for years to come.

– Brady Quinn now has 3 TD passes in the 1st Quarter…that’s insane. I wonder if anyone in the fantasy football world started Brady Quinn today?

– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff has kicked field goals of 46 yards, and 44 yards. Looks like the Ravens made the right choice when they signed him, just last week.
UPDATE : He just kicked another FG of 38 yards….Cundiff is looking like a guy you may want to consider for your fantasy teams.
UPDATE 2: He just kicked another FG of 36 yards……..4 FOR 4 in field goal attempts in the first half.
UPDATE 3: Cundiff missed a FG, but added another one, so he is 5/6 in field goal attempts today.

– The game between the lowly Browns and Lions has turned into a shootout. They are tied at 24 a piece in the first half, and Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3 TD’s (Kevin Smith, Calvin Johnson, Aaron Brown) and Browns (QB)Brady Quinn has thrown for 3 TD’s (Mohamed Massaquoi, Chansi Stuckey, Joshua Cribbs).

– Redskins (RB)Ladell Betts got injured and left the game…Now the Redskins are down to Rock Cartwright baby!!!!!

– As of the 3rd quarter, Vikings (QB)Brett Favre has 4 TD passes (Sidney Rice, Bernard Berrian, Visanthe Shiacoe, Percy Harvin).

– Rookies have played a big part in scoring touchdowns so far in the early games….Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford, Lions (RB)Aaron Brown, Browns (WR)Mohamed Massaquoi, Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman, Vikings (WR)Percy Harvin, and 49ers (WR)Michael Crabtree so far through 3 quarters.

– As of the end of the 3rd quarter, Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford has 4 TD passes (Kevin Smith, Aaron Brown, Will Heller, Calvin Johnson).

– Has T.O. finally arrived in Buffalo?…so far he has 182yds./8 rec./1TD entering the 4th quarter.

– Chiefs (LB)Andy Studebaker made his first career start today against the Pittsburgh Steelers and has 2 interceptions, one of which he picked off in the end zone on a Steelers scoring drive, and ran it back the other way 94 yards, before being tackled by Rashard Mendenhall.

– What a game between the Lions and Browns…..The Lions were down by the score of 37-31, and with seconds remaining, Matthew Stafford connected on his 5th touchdown pass on the day to (TE)Brandon Pettigrew for the win.

– The Cardinals will be in serious trouble if Kurt Warner’s injury turns out to be one that keeps him out of action for some time. Matt Leinart will affect the fantasy status of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, but it may help out Chris Wells and Tim Hightower.

1ST QUARTER :
– Chiefs(D/ST) Chiefs (RB/KR)Jamaal Charles 97 Yd. Kickoff Return for TD
– Colts (QB)Peyton Manning passes to (TE)Dallas Clark for TD
– Buccaneers (QB)Josh Freeman passes to (WR)Michael Clayton for TD
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (WR)Mohamed Massaquoi for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Robert Meachem for TD
– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff kicked FG’s of 46 Yds, and 44 Yds.
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (WR)Chansi Stuckey for TD
– Falcons (RB)Jason Snelling rushes for TD
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (WR)Joshua Cribbs for TD

2ND QUARTER :
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Percy Harvin for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (RB)Aaron Brown for TD
– Jaguars (RB)Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for TD
– Giants (QB)Eli Manning passes to (TE)Kevin Boss for TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (TE)Visanthe Shiacoe for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (RB)Kevin Smith for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (WR)Hines Ward for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Greg Jennings for TD
– Ravens (K)Billy Cundiff kicks 38 Yd. FG and 36 Yd. FG (4/4 in FGA in the first half)
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Bernard Berrian for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (TE)Heath Miller for TD
– Colts (RB)Joseph Addai rushes for TD
– Packers (QB)Aaron Rodgers passes to (WR)Jordy Nelson for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (WR)Calvin Johnson for TD
– Giants (QB)Eli Manning passes to (TE)Kevin Boss for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (WR)Robert Meachem for TD

3RD QUARTER :
– Chiefs (QB)Matt Cassel passes to (TE)Leonard Pope for TD
– Falcons (RB)Jason Snelling rushes for TD
– Bills (QB)Ryan Fitzpatrick passes to (WR)Terrell Owens for a 98 Yd. TD
– Giants (RB)Brandon Jacobs rushes for TD
– Vikings (QB)Brett Favre passes to (WR)Sidney Rice for TD
– Saints (QB)Drew Brees passes to (TE)David Thomas for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (WR)Michael Crabtree for TD
– Saints (RB)Mike Bell rushes for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes for (TE)Will Heller for TD

4TH QUARTER :
– Vikings (QB)Tarvaris Jackson passes to (WR)Sidney Rice for TD
– Giants (QB)Eli Manning passes to (FB)Madison Hedgecock for TD
– Steelers (QB)Ben Roethlisberger passes to (RB)Rashard Mendenhall for TD
– Seahawks (RB)Justin Forsett rushes for TD
– Packers (RB)Ryan Grant rushes for TD
– Chiefs (QB)Matt Cassel passes to (RB)Jamaal Charles for TD
– Falcons (QB)Matt Ryan passes to (WR)Eric Weems for TD
– Saints (RB)Mike Bell rushes for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (TE)Vernon Davis
– Cowboys (QB)Tony Romo passes to (WR)Patrick Crayton for TD
– Jaguars (QB)David Garrard passes to (WR)Mike Sims-Walker for TD
– Jaguars (QB)David Garrard rushes for 2 Point Conversion
– Browns (QB)Brady Quinn passes to (TE)Michael Gaines for TD
– Falcons (QB)Matt Ryan passes to (TE)Tony Gonzalez for TD
– 49ers (QB)Alex Smith passes to (RB)Frank Gore for TD
– Lions (QB)Matthew Stafford passes to (TE)Brandon Pettigrew for TD

WHO’S HOT :

1) (QB)Tom Brady – New England Patriots (vs. Tennessee Titans)
Why : The Titans are ranked (#31/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 287.6 yards per game. They have also given up 13 touchdowns to pass attempts this season which is second worse in the NFL, to the Lions 15. The Titans are an unbelievable (0-5) and have had so many problems against the pass due to the early season injuries to (CB)Cortland Finnegan, (CB)Nick Harper, and (S)Vincent Fuller. This week they went out and signed, now journeyman, (CB)Roderick Hood to shore up their unit a bit, that consists of rookies (CB)Ryan Mouton and (CB)Jason McCourty, as well as (CB)Cary Williams who has spent time on the Titans practice squad this season. Look for Brady to exploit them, and owners of (WR)Randy Moss and (WR)Wes Welker will benefit.

2) (RB)Rashard Mendenhall – Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Cleveland Browns)
Why : The Browns rank dead last (#32/32) in run defense, giving up an average of 170.4 rushing yards per game. They also have given up 8 rushing touchdowns this season, which is second to worst in the league (the Texans have given up 9). There are early reports that (RB)Willie Parker may play in this one but I don’t think it will matter if he does, or doesn’t. Either way Mendenhall should have a big game. He has shown he can be the Steelers #1 back, and if he has a good showing this week, I don’t see how there is any looking back as far as Willie Parker is concerned.

3) (WR)Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers (vs. Detroit Lions)
Why : The Lions rank (#27/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 244.6 yards per game. They also have given up a league worst in passing touchdowns which is a whopping 15 total. The Lions can’t seem to decide if (CB)Anthony Henry or (CB)Phillip Buchanon will be their starter. They play musical chairs with those 2 constantly. No consistancy at all. Earlier this week the Lions placed (CB)Eric King on Injured Reserve and signed free agent (CB)DeMarcus Faggins to take his spot on the roster. None of these options will put a stop to a hungry Greg Jennings this week.

4) (TE)Jeff King – Carolina Panthers (@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Why : The Buccaneers rank (#21/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 227.2 yards per game. They also have given up 12 passing touchdowns on the year, which is third worst in the league. I can say that this pick is a risky one, but it seems to me that Jeff King is becoming someone (QB)Jake Delhomme can rely on more and more with each passing week.

5) (WR)Donnie Avery – St. Louis Rams (@ Jacksonville Jaguars)
Why : My sleeper pick this week is going up against a Jaguars pass defense that ranks (#30/32) in the league, giving up an average of 273 yards per game this season, as well as, 11 touchdowns. (QB)Marc Bulger will be returning as the Rams starter, and looked really good in his short return last week. Donnie Avery will be the Rams #1 receiving option this week, and look for Avery to show this week, that last year was no fluke. This kid has talent!

WHO’S NOT :

1) (QB)Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs (@ Washington Redskins)
Why : The Redskins rank (#3/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 171.2 yards per game with 5 touchdowns allowed. The Redskins have a lot of drama going on with their team right now. Questions have come up about firing Jim Zorn, the players are blaming upper management, and players are blaming other players due to their lackluster performance so far. Despite all of that, I think the Chiefs offensive line will not be able to hold up the pass rush of the Redskins, which will force Cassel to make bad decisions.

2) (RB)Julius Jones – Seattle Seahawks (vs. Arizona Cardinals)
Why : The Cardinals rank first (#1/32) in rushing defense, giving up only an average of 71 yards per game, and a total of 2 rushing TD’s this season. The weird thing about this is the Cardinals rank dead last (#32/32) in pass defense giving up an average of 303 yards per game. Look for (QB)Matt Hasselbeck to stick to the passing game. The numbers say it all!

3) (WR)Terrell Owens – Buffalo Bills (@ New York Jets)
Why : The Jets rank (#8/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 194.4 yards per game, with 3 passing touchdowns allowed. Don’t let these numbers fool you though. They should be a lot better because they have been without (CB)Lito Sheppard, and (CB)Donald Strickland. Both are expected to be back this week, and after the beating they took last week by the Dolphins offense, head coach Rex Ryan will not let that happen again. Terrell Owens has been practically non-existant this season, and I don’t expect him to be any more visable this week. I expect the Jets to be on shut-down mode, and they won’t take Terrell Owens’s bad season lightly what-so-ever.

4) (TE)Zach Miller – Oakland Raiders (vs. Philadelphia Eagles)
Why : The Eagles rank (#4/32) in pass defense, giving up an average of 171.5 yards per game with 7 touchdowns allowed. 7 touchdowns may seem like alot but it falls in line with the top 3 passing defenses. The Giants (#1) have allowed 4 TD passes, the Panthers (#2) have allowed 6 TD passes, and the Redskins (#3) have allowed 5 TD passes. Then you have to factor in the terrible performance from Raiders (QB)JaMarcus Russell this season and that is why the talented Zach Miller falls under the Who’s Not catagory this week. Zach Miller has so much damn talent, and it’s a shame it’s getting wasted away with such a poor QB. The Raiders need to get a new QB under center for the rest of the season, even if it’s their #2 (QB)Bruce Gradkowski. Maybe JaMarcus Russell just needs a change of scenery to help his cause, because as long as Al Davis is alive……the Raiders will be a terribly run franchise.

5) (RB)DeAngelo Williams – Carolina Panthers (@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Why : My “beware” pick of the week is going up against the Buccaneers who rank (#28/32) in the league in run defense, giving up an average of 152.6 yards per game this season. Now, that is a pretty bad ranking for the Buccaneers, and you would think because of those numbers, “I’m starting DeAngelo Williams this week”. DeAngelo hasn’t put up huge numbers yet this season. Then again, he didn’t really get “hot” until the last half of the season last year. The Buccaneers have only given up a total of 3 rushing touchdowns this season, despite their lowly ranking. Another reason I say beware, is because (RB)Jonathan Stewart has been sneeking in some of those goal-line carries. So if you have a more viable option this week at RB, start him instead.

Redskins : (QB)Jason Campbell passes to (RB)Clinton Portis for a TD
Eagles : (QB)Donovan McNabb passes to (WR)Jeremy Maclin for a TD
Vikings : (RB)Adrian Peterson rushes for a TD
Giants : (RB)Ahmad Bradshaw rushes for a TD
Vikings : Vikings(D/ST) (DE)Jared Allen 48 Yard Fumble Recovery for a TD
Steelers : (RB)Rashard Mendenhall rushes for a TD
Giants : (RB)Ahmad Bradshaw rushes for a TD (2 TD’s on the day for Bradshaw)
Lions : (K)Jason Hanson connects on 2 different 46 Yard Field Goals
Ravens : Ravens(D/ST) (S)Ed Reed 52 Yard Interception Return for TD
Giants : (QB)Eli Manning passes to (WR)Mario Manningham for a TD