Archive for October 6th, 2008


Monday, October 6th, 2008

Week 5 pickups

Fantasy

Quarterbacks
Chad Pennington (Dolphins) – Completed 22-of-29 passes for 228 yards and a TD against the Chargers. He has thrown only 10 incomplete passes in his past two games and has a favorable matchup against the Texans in Week 6.
Matt Ryan (Falcons) – The rookie had his first multi-TD game of his career against the Packers in Lambeau field. Ryan also threw for a career high 194 yards. Wide receiver Roddy White caught eight balls for 132 yards and a TD. Ryan is a serviceable play against the Raiders and Broncos in Weeks 9 and 10.
Runningbacks
Kevin Faulk (Pats)- Carried the ball seven times for 32 yards and two TDs. He also caught four passes out of the backfield for 29 yards. Both of his touchdowns came at the goal line. …

I’d Rather Get Beat Up in an Alley- The Bye Week Brings Withdrawal

Jets Rumors & News

I’ll admit it.  I miss Brett Favre.  Heaven forbid he take one week off and I’m lost.  Sunday rolls around, I wake up, eat some bacon, read the paper, and look at my Jerricho Cotchery jersey with longing.  It will not be on display today.  It will remain in the closet  The Jets bye week is here.  I am sad but I should rejoice for Eric Mangini loves the bye.  He’s undefeated in games following a weekend off (ok, so it’s only 2 but still…).

Last season the Jets bye came in week 10.  We were parked at an incredible 1-8 and the Steelers (with a 7-3 record)  rolled into the Meadowlands along with a seeming 70,000 Pittsburgh fans.  The Jets had looked like pure dog crap all season and Ben Rothlisberger was expected to rip us apart in a game the Steelers needed to help secure playoff position.  In most people’s minds the Jets had already lost.  Thomas Jones ended up rushing for 117 yards and …

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