Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NFL Week 10 Recap- The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

 Another week in the books of the 2013 NFL season and man was this one special! Yes, we all know that we were bombarded with countless reports, stories, and rants on the whole Incognito-Martin story this entire week but this article is a chance to break free from all the drama. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the great week of football in their own way. Whether it was sitting down and watching your favorite team play, skimming through channels to watch other great games, or heck even just checking the box scores. Either way what we talk about in this article will help you learn a little bit more about week 10.

After one quick week off of NFL weekly recaps on TSS were going to get right back in it here today. Last week was completely my fault (Dan J Carney) for not doing them and I just want to tell all of you readers that it will not happen again as I am 100% dedicated and committed to bringing you this article series each and every week of the NFL season. You know how we do this! Lets get right into our weekly awards starting with the MVP. Before reading any further make sure to check out my week 10 recap video on YouTube and if you have a second make sure to subscribe.

  Week 10 NFL awards

 MVP- Drew Brees

 Another week and another great performance from Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He had yet another 300+ yard game as he was the key reason New Orleans throttled Dallas by a final score of 49-17. Brees went 34-for-41 on passing, had 392 yards, and passed for 4 touchdowns. It was the third time this season he has had 4+ touchdowns in a game. You want to know the best stat from Brees this week? Zero interceptions. Anytime you complete that many passes without a single turnover, you know something is going incredibly right.

Sleeper- Marques Colston

Lets face it, this guy had to be one of your worst picks in fantasy this year right? He has made the smallest of impacts for the Saints this season and finally in their demolition of the Cowboys this week he came through. Most people either didn't play Colston this week, traded him, or just straight up dropped him as I am sure they just got sick of his underachieving play. In the beginning of this season Colston was labelled anything but a sleeper, but this week he was the sleeper. Colston had 7 receptions, 107 yards, and a touchdown in the Saints 49-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Best Game- Ravens vs. Bengals

If you wanted straight up entertaining and down to the wire football than this was the best game for you in week 10. The game stayed close through all four quarters as it was quickly highlighted by A.J. Greens lucky hail-mary catch that sent the game to an improbable overtime as the Ravens looked like they had it won. Justin Tucker sealed the deal with a game winning field goal in OT. What a game! This will be one of the games most people can remember from this season without a doubt.

 Worst Loss- Colts lose to Rams 38-8

You thought the Colts had an easy win coming against the Rams right? Right? I know you did, it's okay because that is what many people thought including myself. The Colts got throttled by the Rams losing 38-8 and at one point were down by 38 points. Losing by 38? Really? To the Rams? With the great way the Colts have been playing lately this loss was just plain embarrassing and unacceptable if they still want to prove that they are a top team. They let Tavon Austin drop 3 touchdowns against them, all over 50 yards. One 98-yard punt return, one 57-yard receiving touchdown, and wait for it, wait for it, an 81-yard receiving touchdown. They let freaking Kellen Clemens pass all over them. Indianapolis' defense was piss poor.

Rebound Team in Week 11- Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans

I've had the Falcons and Texans as my rebound teams for the past two weeks and I am starting to question myself if it is even worth putting these two underachieving franchises at this award because it seems that it is the same result each and every week, a loss. The Falcons (on a three game losing streak for the second time this season) got absolutely destroyed by the Panthers while the Texans lost yet another close game, this time to the Arizona Cardinals. It was Houston's seventh straight loss. Each team is 2-7 and their seasons are slowly fading away as time is running out. If either of these teams can't rebound from their upsetting losses in week 10 then it's all over for possible playoff chances. A lot is at stake for both of these teams going into next week whether it seems like it or not.

Worst Performance- Colin Kaepernick

Where has this guy gone? It seems this season he has been nothing more than an overrated, sorry excuse for a Super Bowl quarterback. It sounds harsh but you know it's true. Kaepernick was projected to be at least a top ten quarterback this season and in some fantasy mock drafts as far up as the eighth spot. Honestly he could be in the 13-15 range at the moment. After only 91 yards and 11-for-22 passing this week fantasy owners are finding it hard to decide to start him. His constant poor performances are letting down fantasy owners worldwide. When will we see the Colin Kaepernick from his historic Super Bowl run? Will we ever see that dominant and effective Kaepernick again? Many questions still remain as the 49ers lost 10-9 to the Carolina Panthers in week 10.

 Team to Watch in Week 11- Carolina Panthers

While people have focused on teams like the Broncos, Patriots, Chiefs and Seahawks they are not noticing one team as of late that's been quietly climbing closer and closer to a playoff appearance. That's right, the Carolina Panthers. These guys have been underestimated all season long and currently are riding a five-game win streak after their hard fought victory over the 49ers in week 10. The Panthers bring their generally unnoticed streak to Monday Night Football as they go up against the New England Patriots in week 11.

Week 10 Scores and Top Performers

Vikings beat the Redskins 34-27- (Adrian Peterson- 20 carries, 75 yards, 2 TD)

Seahawks beat the Falcons 33-10- (Marshawn Lynch- 24 carries, 145 yards, 1 TD)

Lions beat the Bears 21-19- (Brandon Marshall- 7 receptions, 139 yards, 2 TD)

Eagles beat the Packers 27-13- (Nick Foles- 12/18 passing, 228 yards, 3 TD)

Jaguars beat the Titans 29-27- (Ryan Fitzpatrick- 22/33 passing, 264 yards, 2 TD)

Rams beat the Colts 38-8- (Tavon Austin- 2 receptions, 138 yards, 2 TD)

Giants beat the Raiders 24-20- (Andre Brown- 30 carries, 115 yards, 1 TD)

Steelers beat Bills 23-10- (Ben Roethlisberger- 18/30 passing, 204 yards, 1 TD)

Ravens beat Bengals 20-17 in OT- (A.J. Green- 8 receptions, 151 yards, 2 TD)

Panthers beat 49ers 10-9- (DeAngelo Williams- 8 carries, 46 yards, 1 TD)

Cardinals beat Texans 27-24- (Carson Palmer- 20-32 passing, 241 yards, 2 TD)

Broncos beat Chargers 28-20- (Peyton Manning- 25-36 passing, 330 yards, 4 TD)

Saints beat Cowboys 49-17- (Drew Brees- 34/41 passing, 392 yards, 2 TD)

Buccaneers beat Dolphins 22-19- (Rishard Matthews- 11 receptions, 120 yards, 2 TD)

Week 10 Injuries

Jake Locker (Titans QB)- Lisfranc injury in his foot Time out?- Out for season

Jay Cutler (Bears QB)- Sprained ankle Time out?- Severity of injury not known yet

 Vernon Davis (49ers WR)- Concussion Time out?- Currently not known

 Eric Reid (49ers FS)- Concussion Time out?- Currently not known

Stevie Johnson (Bears WR)- Groin injury Time out?- Unsure about week 11 status

Brandon Browner (Seahawks CB)- Groin injury Time out?- Severity of injury not known

Seneca Wallace (Packer QB)- Groin injury Time out?- Oout week 11 and possibly more time

- Not starting in Green Bay anymore, moved to backup as Scott Tolzien impressed this week

Terrelle Pryor (Raiders QB)- Sprained MCL Time out?- Currently not known

NOTE- Don't expect to know how long each of these players are out a day after the week ends. The words "Currently not known yet" should not surprise you as many of these injuries take time to know the exact severity.

 Week 10 Top Play- A.J. Green's incredibly lucky last second hail mary catch to send game to OT

Dan J carney is a sports writer for three online sports websites. He writes for Tru School Sports, RantSports.com (covers the Charlotte Bobcats), and he also writes for the league news.com. Dan is also a YouTube sports talk show host where he talks on his channel (DanJcarney) about trending topics, questions, and breaking news about everything and anything regarding the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL. You can follow him on Twitter @dan_jcarney, Subscribe to him on YouTube, or add him on Google+.

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