Archive for December 11th, 2008

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Week 15 Start/Sit




Aaron Rodgers (Packers) vs. Jags- Rodgers has nine TD passes over his past four games and has thrown for at least 295 yards his past two games. The Jags only have one sack the past two games and allowed two touchdowns to Bears QB Kyle Orton last week. Rodgers leads the NFL with four rushing TDs, tied for fifth with 22 TD passes and is sixth with 3,192 passing yards.

Kyle Orton(Bears) vs. Saints- Orton has thrown two TD passes in his past two games and has a favorable start this week against a soft Saints defense. They are ranked 26th in the NFL in most passing yards allowed and have allowed 20 passing TDs on the season.

Honorable mention: Shaun Hill (49ers) vs. Dolphins


Joe Flacco(Ravens) vs. Steelers- Flacco threw for just 134 yards on 21 attempts against the Redskins last week. Pittsburgh has allowed the fewest passing yards per game (169) and are tied for first in the NFL with 45 sacks. In Week 3 Flacco completed just 52% of his …

Mets Rumors & News

The Aaron Heilman era is over. Let us now rejoice. In an old-fashioned 12-player three-team trade, the Mets have acquired relievers J.J. Putz, Sean Green and outfielder Jeremy Reed from the Mariners and sent Heilman, Endy Chavez, Jason Vargas, Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera and Maikel Cleto to Seattle and Joe Smith to Cleveland.

After getting a discount on Francisco Rodriguez, as much through outside forces as Omar Minaya playing his cards right, the Mets GM worked a miracle in this deal. Heilman had to go. Maybe he had one bad season and will turn his career around, but if he stepped on the mound in Citi Field in 2009, Mets fans would probably swarm the field, tar and feather the reliever, carry him to the parking lot, take turns running him over in their cars and set the whole stadium on fire. And that may be understating things. Chavez is a folk hero, but is also a fifth outfielder. Smith had his moments but is expendable. And there …

Gomez Scores in OT, Rangers Win

Rangers Rumors & News

The Rangers beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-2. And they didn’t need a shootout to do it. Miracles do happen. They did need overtime, but not much of it, as Scott Gomez scored the game-winner only 18 seconds into the extra period.

Mixologist Tom Renney shook up his lines. Can you imagine that? Does he have any idea what he’s doing anymore? Gomez, Markus Naslund and Nikolai Zherdev were back together. Chris Drury centered Ryan Callahan and Nigel Dawes. Fredrik Sjostrom was bumped up to the third line, with Brandon Dubinsky and Aaron Voros. And the fourth line, which has been glued together all year, even saw a change, with Lauri Korpikoski joining Blair Betts and Colton Orr. Petr Prucha had a much-needed night off, after playing three grueling games in a row. He was rewarded for his hustle and clutch goal against Pittsburgh by being benched. The Dubinsky line was hitting and putting pressure on Atlanta all game. Voros was causing trouble in front of the net, where …

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