Monday, September 18, 2006

Fantasy Football: Week 2 Player News

Since about 8.5 million people participate in fantasy football leagues in North America, I thought I'd pass along some fantasy notes from this past week.

--Peyton Manning passed for 400 yards and three touchdowns as the Colts blew out Houston 43-24. Manning connected on 26 of his 38 passes to pass Johnny Unitas as the team's all-time
leader in completions.
--Marvin Harrison moved ahead of Art Monk for fifth on the career receptions list while catching seven passes for 127 yards.
--Reggie Wayne had six receptions for 135 yards.
--David Carr threw 3 touchdown passes in the loss.
--Eli Manning passed for 371 yards and 3 TD's as the New York Giants beat Philadelphia in overtime.
--Amani Toomer had12 catches for 137 yards and two TD's.
--Plaxio Burress had 6 catches for 114 yards and 1 TD.
--Donovan McNabb threw for 350 yards and two TD's for the Eagles.
--Tight End L.J. Smith was his leading receiver, catching 7 passes for 111 yards.
--Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell had 3 field goals (26,22,19) and extra point and a 16-yard TD pass to Richard Owens in Minnesota's 16-13 OT win over Carolina.
--Vikings running back Chester Taylor had 24 carries for 113 yards.
--Michael Turner ran for 138 yards, including a 75-yard carry as
the San Diego Chargers blasted Tennessee 40-7.
--LaDainian Tomlinson carried 19 times for 71 yards and a TD for the Chargers.
--Rex Grossman set career highs by throwing for 289 yards and 4 TD's in Chicago's 34-7 romp over Detroit.
--Bears TE John Gilmore caught 2 short TD passes.
--Matt Stover hit 4 field goals (25,33,37,23) in the Baltimore Ravens 28-6 rout of Oakland.
--Darrell Jackson had five receptions for 127 yards and a TD in Seattle's 21-10 win over Arizona.
--Terry Glenn grabbed six passes for 94 yards and a TD as Dallas thumped Washington 27-10.
--Cincinnati's Carson Palmer passed for 352 yards and 2 TD's in the Bengals 34-17 rout of Cleveland.
--Bengals running back Rudi Johnson ran for 145 yards and 2 T-D's.
--Drew Brees completed 26 of 41 passes for 353 yards and 2 TD's as New Orleans rallied to beat Green Bay 34-27.
--Deuce McAllister had just 47 rushing yards, but he scored 2 of the Saints TD's.
--Brett Favre threw for 350 yards and 3 TD's in the loss.
--Donald Driver had 153 receiving yards.
--Donald Driver was on the receiving end of 153 yards worth of Favre passes.
--Frank Gore ran for 127 yards and a TD as San Francisco knocked off St. Louis 20-13.
--Antonio Bryant had 131 yards receiving and a TD for the 49er's.
--The Rams Steven Jackson had 103 rushing yards in the loss.
--Larry Johnson had 126 rushing yards and 41 receiving yards in the Chiefs 9-6 loss to Denver.
--Michael Vick broke his own NFL record for quarterbacks by running for 127 yards and a TD.
-- Warrick Dunn finished with 134 rushing yards.
--Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms threw for 313 yards but was intercepted three times.
--Joey Galloway caught 9 passes for 161 yards.
--Chad Pennington threw for 306 yards, 2 TD's and 1 Interception in the Jets 24-17 loss to New England.
--Jerricho Cotchery had 121 yards receiving and a TD for the Jets.
--Laveranues Coles had 100 yards receiving and a TD for the Jets.

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