Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Game Balls and Penalty Flags- Week 7

Week 7 has come and gone. With it, a lot of QB questions are starting to arise. Carson Palmer rushed into action way too early, Tim Tebow was awful for three quarters but somehow changed water to wine and Christian Ponder looks like he is ready to lead the ship in Vikingsland.


DeMarco Murray, RB Dallas: The rookie ran for a Cowboys franchise-record 253 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown that's the second-longest in team history. Murray's performance is the 9th best in NFL history.

Drew Brees, QB New Orleans: Redemption. A week after having one of the worst performances of his career, Brees completed 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns as the Saints set a franchise record for points and victory margin in a 62-7 spanking of the Manning-less Colts.

Cam Newton, QB Carolina: Newton passed for 256 yards and rushed for another 59 yards. He ran for his 7th touchdown of the season on a 16-yard keeper tying a record for most rushing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback since the NFL merger.

Matt Forte, RB Chicago: Forte ran for 145 yards and one touchdown. Looks like Chicago needs to pony up some cash to get his contract extended.

Plaxico Burress, WR NY Jets: Burress only had four catches for 25 yards, but three went for scores leading the Jets to a come from behind win over San Diego.

Arian Foster, RB Houston: Foster ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and added 119 more receiving with a 78-yard score.

Jacksonville Defense: Jacksonville didn't allow a first down until the 5:26 mark of the third quarter and held the Ravens offense to only 146 yards.


Chris Johnson, RB Tennessee: I gave Johnson the week off last week from this list, but he earned his way back with a pathetic 18 yards on 10 carries. He has only been able to muster 268 yards on 93 carries for an abysmal 2.9 yards per carry. Johnson is now the 32nd leading rusher in the league and just for giggles DeMarco Murray almost outrushed his season total on Sunday alone. How much is he being paid again?

Miami Dolphins: The Broncos scored two touchdowns in the final 2:44 of the fourth quarter to force overtime, and a Matt Prater 52-yard field goal allowed the 'fins to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. And, to make matters worse, they have allowed the nation to drink the Tim Tebow kool-aid.

Baltimore Ravens offense: They made the Jags defense look like the '85 Bears. Simply awful.

Oakland Raiders QBs: Kyle Boller tossed three picks in the first half and Carson Palmer came in to match that with three interceptions himself. At least JaMarcus Russell didn't get picked off on Sunday.

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