Sunday Wrap-up: JaMarcus Russell sighting!

That’s right folks, yesterday we finally got a glimpse of the top overall pick in this years NFL draft…and a glimpse was all it really was. For some strange reason, coach Lane Kiffin decided the right time to give Russell some experience was early in the second quarter of the game. Russell led the team on two scoreless drives (going 4-for-7 for 56 yards) before being replaced by the games starter, Josh McCown. I guess maybe Kiffin wasn’t ready to start him, but he also didn’t want to bring him in with the game on the line in the second half…but it still seemed a little odd to me. Who knows how the Oakland quarterback situation will play out over the rest of the season though, with McCown, Culpepper and Russell in the mix, but I guess we’ll just wait and see what kind of tricks Kiffin has up his sleeves. Anyways, with the Patriots about to beat the Ravens and move to 12-0 tonight, here is a recap of the action that took place yesterday (including Thursday’s game as well)…

Tony Romo (QB-DAL): 309 passing yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
If Romo keeps playing this well, I don’t see any NFC team challenging the ‘Boys en route to the Superbowl

Peyton Manning (QB-IND): 288 passing yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
Seems like we haven’t seen many of these games this year huh?

Gus Frerotte (QB-STL): 311 passing yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Not a bad game from Frerotte, but did anyone actually start him?

Luke McCown (QB-TB): 313 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 34 rushing yards
Who? Had to give him props though for this solid performance

LaDainian Tomlinson (RB-SD): 177 rushing yards, 2 TD, 3 receptions, 20 receiving yards
As with Peyton, we haven’t seen a whole lot of these games out of LT this year

Adrian Peterson (RB-MIN): 116 rushing yards, 2 TD, 1 reception, 10 receiving yards
Talk about recovering from an injury quickly!

Earnest Graham (RB-TB): 106 rushing yards, 1 TD, 7 receptions, 37 receiving yards
This guy just keeps producing…I wonder what will happen to him next season if Cadillac returns?

Justin Fargas (RB-OAK): 146 rushing yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 18 receiving yards
Fargas seems to be the real deal…while LaMont Jordan and Domanic Rhodes consider putting their Oakland area houses on the market

Derrick Ward (RB-NYG): 154 rushing yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 29 receiving yards
Not much more you could expect from a one week fill-in

Leon Washington (RB-NYJ): 68 rushing yards, 2 TD, 2 receptions, 35 receiving yards
As the backup, Leon has 3 touchdowns, compared to starter Thomas Jones’s one touchdown…not to mention that Washington is a monster in the return game

Ryan Grant (RB-GB): 94 rushing yards, 2 TD
Grant continues to provide the ground support for the Packers…but they’ll need a healthy Favre if they want to go anywhere in the playoffs

Reggie Wayne (WR-IND): 8 receptions, 158 receiving yards, 1 TD
Wayne has continued to produce in Harrison’s absence

Terrell Owens (WR-DAL): 7 receptions, 156 receiving yards, 1 TD
11 touchdowns and about 800 receiving yards in his past 7 games…are you serious?!

Hines Ward (WR-PIT): 11 receptions, 90 receiving yards, 2 TD
Broke the Steelers franchise record for receiving touchdowns with these two scores

Braylon Edwards (WR-CLE): 7 receptions, 149 receiving yards, 1 TD
Broke the 1000 receiving yard mark and has 12 touchdowns

Roddy White (WR-ATL): 10 receptions, 146 receiving yards, 1 TD
Even with the nightmare at the quarterback position in Atlanta, White is nearly at the 1000 yard mark…pretty amazing

Torry Holt (WR-STL): 6 receptions, 135 receiving yards, 1 TD
As with Roddy White, Holt is nearly at the 1000 yard mark…even with Gus Frerotte at the helm for portions of the season

Andre Johnson (WR-HOU): 9 receptions, 116 receiving yards, 1 TD
It would definitely be interesting to see AJ’s stats if he wasn’t out for most of the season with injury

Dallas Clark (TE-IND): 7 receptions, 60 receiving yards, 2 TD
Everyone prospers when Peyton returns to his old self

Tony Gonzalez (TE-KC): 10 receptions, 140 receiving yards
If Damon Huard is behind center, expect big things like this from Gonzo…otherwise, don’t.

Mike Nugent (K-NYJ): 4 field goals, 4 PAT
17 fantasy points…solid performance in pounding of the Miami Minnows

Carolina (DEF): 14 points allowed, 6 sacks, 4 INT, 2 fumbles recovered, 1 TD
25 fantasy points in my league