Posted by Andy Benoit
Yet another story lost in the Favre hoopla Sunday night: the Vikings finished with 196 yards rushing that game.
Randy Moss had just three catches Sunday, which was three more than Donald Driver. Driver’s streak of 133-straight games with a reception is over. (For what it’s worth, Drive was playing with a bum quad.)
Carson Palmer lost Sunday, but we’re guessing that his fantasy owners won. Palmer’s final numbers: 36/50 for 412 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Bears guard Chris Williams finally got off the snide, catching his first pass of the season for a gain of four yards. (Without seeing the play, the guess here is that the ball was either tipped, or Cutler was remarkably errant on an attempted smoke screen to DeAngelo Hall.)
Albert Haynesworth was a menace for most of the afternoon. He finished with a sack and two tackles for a loss.
Jeremy Maclin was targeted 14 times but finished with just five catches for 42 yards.
Dwayne Bowe scored two touchdowns for a second week in a row.
For the Jaguars, some guy named Courtney Greene started at safety and led the team with 12 tackles. (Because Greene started at safety, we’ll assume this means he’s about to be cut.)
It took Big Ben all of two games to get back into 300-yard passing form. Roethlisberger threw for 302 yards against the Dolphins.
The official box score lists the Steelers have having four fumbles, with two lost and one recovered. That leaves one fumble unaccounted for. Does anyone, by chance, know what happened there?
Colt McCoy won his second start as a pro, but he contributed only 74 yards through the air in doing so.
Scott Fujita returned to New Orleans and posted 11 tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss, an interception and a pass deflection.
The Rams scored 17 points in the second quarter at Tampa but zero in the other three quarters.
Matt Moore was 28/41 for 308 yards, two touchdowns and an interception (which, granted, was an ugly one returned by Ray McDonald for six points). All in all, that’s a mountain-moving quarterbacking performance for the Panthers.
Steve Smith had four catches for 50 yards in his first game back from an ankle injury (which he tweaked in the third quarter, by the way), but it was David Gettis who wore the receiver hat for the Panthers. The sixth-round rookie had eight receptions, 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Joe Flacco was just 16/31 against the Bills, but he did throw three touchdowns and no interceptions. None of those TD’s went to T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The former Pro Bowler was targeted just twice and finished with no catches.
Ray Lewis: 15 tackles, one sack, one huge fumble force and recovery.
The Cardinals lost four fumbles at Seattle.
San Diego rushed for a measly 38 yards on 19 attempts.