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What the $%^! Happened? -- Week 6

LaDanian Tomlinson!  Larry Johnson!  The drought is over, everything is back the way it should be, all is well, hooray!  Well, maybe it's not that simple.

  • Larry Johnson's stats of 31 rushes for 119 yards and a touchdown were fantastic, and welcome news for Johnson owners.  But there's something odd about the fact that the Chiefs ran the ball 33 times on Sunday but only 10 times the week before.  It's not as though the Chiefs just suddenly thought "Hey, I know!  Let's run Johnson more!"  Was it a lingering injury that LJ just recovered from?  The overall crapiness of the Bengals defense?  The Chiefs face the Raiders next week and then have a bye, so we won't know if LJ is for real until Week 9 against the Packers.
  • If Donovan McNabb's 75 yard TD pass to Kevin Curtis fell incomplete, McNabb would've finished with 201 passing yards and an interception.  That isn't very good.  In fact, that's worse than Matt Schaub's day (259 passing yds, 1 interception) and Schaub was benched.  
  • DeAngelo Williams had 121 rushing yards and a touchdown.  That would seem to be the breakout that Williams' has been teasing fantasy owners with for the past few years.  The problem is that came on only 10 carries, while DeShaun Foster had 17 carries (for 43 yards).  Williams seems to be a breakout star waiting to..uh..breakout, but nothing is going to happen while he's sharing time with Foster.
  • The Patriots had two wide receivers with over 120 receiving yards yesterday.  Those two guys were Donte' Stallworth and Wes Welker - both of whom the Pats picked up from other teams in the offseason.  And yet, the Chiefs continue to start Samie Parker.  Explain that to me.
  • The Vikings ran the ball 43 times yesterday, while QB Tarvaris Jackson only completed nine passes the entire game.  At some point, the Bears' defense should have adjusted, don't you think?  I'm pretty sure the Cowboys will be ready for that next week.
  • For those of you who play IDPs, this is the type of thing you just love.  Here's the play-by-play from the 4th quarter of the Redskins-Packers game.

Washington Redskins at 04:14
1-10-WAS 29     (4:14) 17-J.Campbell FUMBLES (Aborted) at WAS 24, and recovers at WAS 24. 17-J.Campbell to WAS 24 for no gain (74-A.Kampman).

2-15-WAS 24     (3:54) (Shotgun) 17-J.Campbell pass short right to 26-C.Portis to WAS 20 for -4 yards (74-A.Kampman).

3-19-WAS 20     (3:16) (Shotgun) 17-J.Campbell sacked at WAS 17 for -3 yards (74-A.Kampman).


Aaron Kampman controlled the entire series: 2 solo tackles and a sack in the space of 58 seconds.  Fantastic.