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Every week during the season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s ”Quick Bits”, I am able to watch almost every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination. Bring on the games!
The Texans vs the Steelers game was to be a great battle of offenses. Too bad a sloppy game broke out. Andre Johnson was having a good day with 4 catches for 36 yards, but on his last reception, he ran a few steps then fell to the ground in a heap without even being touched. The Texans offense didn’t suffer as Arian Foster did a fantastic job running and found the lanes available as Pittsburgh had no answer to the same zone blocking scheme that the Ravens brought them in Week 1. Foster had 30 carries for 155 yards including a 43 yard TD run. Owen Daniels was used well as he found holes in the defense and finished with 5 catches for 69 yards and a TD. The Texans penalties kept the Steelers in the game. The Steeler defense looked especially slow in the first half. Two WRs were the Steelers only bright spots as Mike Wallace had 4 catches for 77 yards and Antonio Brown pulled in 5 for 67 yards. It took a committee of three Steeler backs to get 19 carries, 99 rushing yards, and a TD. I know Rashard Mendenhall hurt his hamstring, but he hasn’t run well all year, and as a fantasy owner I am very concerned.
It might be me, but was Richard Seymour secretly working for the Patriots? His two personal fouls led New England to their 1st score. The Pats ran the ball well with BJGE to start, 16 carries for 75 yards and a TD, and then gave the rookie Stevan Ridley a few carries as well, 10 for 97 yards. Ridley initially was dancing around, but decided to get serious and stuck his foot in the ground and ran in for a 33 yard TD. Wes Welker continued his amazing pace, catching 9 for 158 yards and a TD. He made a wonderful sideline catch that two refs couldn’t decide on for a while. Darren McFadden paced the Raiders with 18 touches for 123 yards, but had trouble getting going in between the tackles. TE Kevin Boss did what he could with 4 catches for 78 yards, while rookie sensation Denarius Moore was invisible for most of the game, but had a last-minute TD to finish with 3-19 receiving. Jason Campbell looked calm in the first half lobbing the ball up, but made a bad decision that resulted in a pick in the end zone towards the end of the first half that changed momentum. Campbell finished with 344 yards passing and the TD to Moore to help out the silly owners that started him (yes, I am one of them). For the rest of the story:http://draftbreakdown.com/week-4-blitzkrieg