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Answers for TEN/IND & WAS/NYG

Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 p.m.

The Titans did improve thanks to the porous run defense of the Colts.  The Titans rushed for more than 200 yards, which allowed them to keep the game close.

Travis Henry had 123 yards, LenDale White had 48, and QB Vince Young had 43 and a score.

If not for those rushing yards, QB Vince Young would have had a complete waste of a week.  He was 10-21 with 63 yards passing and an INT.

With that type of production, no Tennessee receiver is a slightly risky start.  Every single one of them is a huge gamble!

The RBBC continued for the Colts with Rhodes leading the way with 20/84, and Joseph Addai going 13/62.  Barring injury, this is not going to change.

The only other way I see this RBBC being resolved is if one of them could play defense and stop the run.  To then expect that player to carry half the rushing load would be too much.

As predicted, WRs Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne both caught their first TD passes of 2006.  And as the fantasy gods have a way of doing, the Top 5 receivers did it with fewer than 30 yards each.


Washington at N.Y. Giants 1:00 p.m.

I know it was unrealistic to expect the Redskins to score 30+ for a third consecutive week, but three?!?!?

I was also right on being concerned with Brunnell's stats being so dependent on Santana Moss's big Week Four.  He completely shat the bed with 12/22/109.  Looks like the Weeks One and Two Brunnell is the more likely to appear.

Is it too unlikely for Moss owners to hope he had a game similar to the one shared by Bills WR Lee Evans and QB JP Losman?  One where the QB is awful but sends such a high percentage of his completions to one receiver that the receiver has a good game anyhow?

No.  Moss had three receptions for 39 yards.

RB Clinton Portis was OK.  He had 76 yards on 19 carries, but, if the Redskins defense spends the entire game on the field, it is hard to do much better.

Wow!  The Giants Defense is back!  Next week's game in Atlanta will determine if it is fully recovered.

TIki Barber did all he could to keep the ball out of the hands of his offensive counterparts with 123 yards rushing, but failed to score a TD.

Apparently, I asked too much of the Top 5 back.