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Some were impressed with Brady Quinn’s first career NFL start last Thursday against Denver. After all, he did throw for 238 yds and 2 TD. He made no mistakes and looked like he has been a pro for years. Yeah but, he was facing the Broncos. They allow 389 total yds per game which is good for 29th in the NFL. Until Quinn faces a real challenge, then lets hold off on giving him a medal.
Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson, who missed three previous games due to being deactivated by the team, has served his one game suspension by the NFL and will start this Sunday’s game against the Saints.
Clinton Portis, who injured his knee during a game against the Steelers, is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Portis had the bye week last Sunday in order to rest his knee and it still seems to be bothering him.
QB Daunte Culpepper signed with the Lions and started his first game all within one week. He put up pathetic numbers reminiscent of the recent Daunte Culepper and not the 2004 version. He threw for 104 yds and an INT. He is slated to start this Sunday against the Panthers.
Now, time to see who was great and who played like Daunte Culpepper (oh sick burn!).
Adrian Peterson (RB), Minnesota Vikings: The future of the NFL running game recorded his 4th straight 100 yd game with 192 yds and a TD.
Tony Gonzalez (TE), Kansas City Chiefs: Gonzalez had his first 100 yd game of the season with 113 yds and 2 TD.
Jay Cutler (QB), Denver Broncos: Cutler made sure he spoiled Brady Quinn’s debut when he threw for a season high 447 yds and 3 TD with 1 INT.
Tim Hightower (RB), Arizona Cardinals: After an impressive performance last week, Hightower could only muster 50 total yds with no scores in Week 10.
Aaron Rodgers (QB), Green Bay Packers: Rodgers failed to throw a TD in a game for the 2nd time this season when he threw for a season-low 142 yds and one INT.
Chris Johnson (RB), Tennessee Titans: Johnson absolutely sucked against the Bears when he ran for only 8 yds on 14 carries.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (RB), New England Patriots: BenJavus had the best game of his very young career with 105 yds and a TD.
Tyler Thigpen (QB), Kansas City Chiefs: It is time to give him his credit. Thigpen threw for 266 yds and 3 TD against San Diego. He has thrown for 6 TD and no INT in his last three starts,
Bo Scaife (TE), Tennessee Titans: Scaife had a season high 10 catches for 78 yds and a TD.