Archive for October 16th, 2008


Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Week 6 pickups

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Week 6 Pickups
 Quarterbacks
Brad Johnson (Cowboys) – With starting QB Tony Romo out up to 5 weeks due a broken pinkie the backup Brad Johnson is expected to start the next three games. Johnson is the lone Cowboy on the roster who has Superbowl ring. This is the second season for the savvy veteran in the Dallas offense and should have no problem running the offense. TE Jason Witten is fifth in the NFL with 497 receiving yards and receiver Terrell Owens is tied for first in the league with five TD catches. The Cowboys also acquired WR Roy Williams in a trade yesterday.  Johnson has a favorable matchup this week against a soft Rams secondary.
Jeff Garcia (Bucs) – Garcia was efficient filling in for an injured Brian Griese last week in a win against …

Week 7 Start/Sit

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Quarterbacks

Start

Matt Schaub (Texans) vs. Lions- Schaub missed Week 5 due to an illness but threw for a season high 379 yards last week vs. the Dolphins. Schaub has passed for over 300 yards with four TDs his past two games. WR Andre Johnson has 19 catches for 309 yards and two touchdowns the past two weeks. The Lions are giving up 251 passing yards per game and Schaub could throw for another 300 yards with multiple touchdowns.

Brad Johnson (Cowboys) vs. Rams- The Cowboys have plenty of weapons on offense including newly acquired WR Roy Williams. TE Jason Witten is fifth in the NFL with 497 receiving yards and WR Terrell Owens is tied for first with five TD catches. The Rams have allowed 164 points which is 31st in the NFL and only have one interception on the season.

Honorable mention: Aaron Rodgers (Packers) vs. Colts

Bench

Joe Flacco (Ravens) vs. Dolphins- Flacco has thrown five interceptions and zero touchdowns in his past two games. The …

Hot Stove New York Islanders Quiz Answers

Islanders Rumors & News

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. Bryan Trottier (1,123) and Dennis Potvin (1,060) are the only two players to play more than 1,000 games for the Islanders.
2. The Islanders’ inaugural season was 1972-73.
3. Billy Harris led the team in scoring in their first year, with 28 goals, 22 assists and 50 points.
4. Mike Bossy had 1,126 points while Dennis Potvin racked up 1,052.
5. Bryan Trottier is the all-time franchise leader in plus/minus, with 470.
6. Mike Vukota is the all-time franchise leader in penalty minutes, with 1,879.
7. Anders Kallur is the all-time franchise leader in short-handed goals, with 19.
8. The …

Rangers Get Buffalo’d by Sabres

Rangers Rumors & News

It wasn’t going to last forever. The Rangers finally lost a game, falling to Buffalo, 3-1. They finally let in a goal on the penalty kill (actually two), they couldn’t score on the power play and they even coughed up a goal with a man advantage.

The Blueshirts looked more like last year’s version of the team – trying to be perfect and too pretty in the offensive zone instead of attacking the net. The Sabres looked more like the Rangers than the Rangers did. Buffalo out-skated New York, was quicker to the puck and more aggressive. They clogged the neutral zone, deflected passes and made the Rangers look like they were skating in quicksand. And they forced the Rangers into bad shots or just flat out blocked them. In other words, the Sabres played harder than the Rangers did.

Things actually started off well, though. Scott Gomez got the Rangers on the scoreboard first. The goal resulted from some great outlet passing. From behind their own net, Dmitri Kalinin …

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