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In my other football league, I have been officially eliminated from the playoffs. I blame this on a few factors but most of all my draft. The biggest mistake I made was overvaluing wide receivers. Instead of grabbing a good QB or my second RB, I stretched for Braylon Edwards. Lesson learned.
ESPN.com is reporting that Browns QB Brady Quinn is done for the season. Quinn broke his finger during his game against Buffalo and tried to play through the pain on Sunday. Derek Anderson is back as the starter.
Miami Dolphins WR Greg Camarillo left Sunday’s game against New England after injuring his knee. Reports later confirmed that he will not be back for the rest of the season. Camarillo led the Dolphins in receptions (55) and receiving yds (613).
Eagles QB Donovan McNabb went 8-18 with 59 yds and 2 INT’s in the first half against the Ravens on Sunday. Andy Reid had enough and benched his Pro Bowl QB for backup Kevin Kolb. Kolb took the field in the second half. Kolb didn’t fare better with 73 yds and 2 INT. McNabb is starting Sunday against Arizona.
Matt Cassel (QB), New England Patriots: Cassel lands here for the second week in a row with 415 yds and 3 TD. He also added a rushing TD for good measure.
Terrell Owens (WR), Dallas Cowboys: T.O. snapped out of his funk in a huge way with 213 yds and a TD. T.O. hadn’t topped 40 yds receiving since Week 6 before last Sunday’s contest.
Michael Turner (RB), Atlanta Falcons: Holy Crap! Not only did Turner top 100 yds for the 5th time this season but, he scored four, count ‘em FOUR TD’s! He now leads the NFL with 13 rushing TD.
Brian Westbrook (RB), Philadelphia Eagles: Westbrook continues to struggle with only 39 yds rushing and failing to score a TD for the 4th week in a row.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh (WR), Cincinnati Bengals: Housh was the victim of a tough Steelers defense and only accumulated 20 yds with no TD.
Jay Cutler (QB), Denver Broncos: Cutler just couldn’t cut it on Sunday (get it?). He threw for 204 yds and 1 INT.
Derrick Ward (RB), New York Giants: WIth Brandon Jacobs out, Ward had 99 total yds and a rushing TD.
Harry Douglas (WR), Atlanta Falcons: Douglas had 92 receiving yds and returned a punt for a TD on Sunday.
Isaac Bruce (WR), San Francisco 49ers: Bruce showed no signs of old age when he caught 8 passes for 125 yds and a TD.