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If you have a team that is under .500, then you are going to need a small miracle to make the playoffs. If you feel you are in good position, then I say it is time to look at the many weeks ahead and look at all the matchups your players will be facing. Preparing in the present will equal success in the future.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle is not playing another game in 2008 thanks to a sprained knee he suffered in the loss to the Titans last Sunday. Tyler Thigpen seems to be the starter for Sunday because Damon Huard is also banged up with a thumb injury.
New Orleans Saints WR Marques Colston, coming off of surgery for a torn thumb ligament, returned to action last Sunday. It was an uneventful return as he caught zero passes and had zero total yards on the day.
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush injured his knee and underwent surgery after injuring it on Sunday against the Panthers. Early reports indicate that Bush will miss an extended period of time.
Now for the ups and downs of Week 7…
Steven Jackson (RB), St. Louis Rams: Jackson looked great on Sunday with 160 rush yds and 3 TD.
Calvin Johnson (WR), Detroit Lions: Johnson didn’t seem to be missing Roy Williams or Jon Kitna when he caught 2 passes for 154 yds and a TD.
LenDale White (RB), Tennessee Titans: White had the best game of his young career with 149 rush yds and 3 TD.
LaDainian Tomlinosn (RB), San Diego Chargers: LT couldn’t produce another big week as he only amassed 67 total yds on Sunday.
Frank Gore (RB), San Francisco 49ers: Gore finally hit a wall this season when he rushed for only 11 yds and had 50 receiving yds.
Reggie Wayne (WR), Indianapolis Colts: Wayne couldn’t get off the ground when he hauled in two catches for a dismal 24 yds.
Visanthe Shiancoe (TE), Minnesota Vikings: I don’t know how to pronounce his name but, what I do know is that he caught his 3rd TD of the season to go with his 68 yds on Sunday.
Josh Morgan (WR), San Francisco 49ers: Morgan had a breakout game with 5 catches for 86 yds and a TD.
Matt Cassel (QB), New England Patriots: Cassel doubled his season total for passing TD when he threw for 3 TD in the win over the Broncos on Monday night.