Week 9: Top 5 QB's
Week 9 of the NFL season has come and gone. Some players performed as expected while others, like Josh Freeman, surprised us all. Josh Freeman, Rookie QB of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, beat the Green Bay Packers in his first career NFL start. No one saw this coming. He wasn't as efficient as we would like, completeing only 45% of his passes, but he threw for 3 TD's and only 1 INT. Very impressive start for Freeman.
Kurt Warner dazzled us all throwing for 5 TDs and 0 INT against the Chicago Bears. Warner was extremely efficient, completeing almost 70% of his passes en route to a Week 9 victory. The ageless wonder outdueled fellow QB Jay Cutler on Sunday to keep the Cardinals playoff hopes alive.
Jay Cutler was also impressive on Sunday, but was outshined by Warner. Cutler went 29-47 for 369 Yards and 1 INT. It wasn't enough to beat the Cardinals, but if you own Jay Cutler, its definitely good to see him get back on track.
Aaron Rodgers was also outdueled on Sunday. No one thought the Buccaneers would beat the Packers on Sunday, but they did just that. I wonder if Packer fans still think their better off without Brett Favre? Rodgers threw 3 picks but managed to still crack the top 5. He's played very well this year, so owners would be smart to ride him out through the fantasy playoffs.
Philip Rivers was methodical on Sunday night and stepped up when his team need him. He threw for 3 TD, but barely cracked 200 Yards. He led his team to a win on a game winning drive with under a minute left in the game.
261 Yards 5 TD 0 INT
Warner picked apart the Bears secondary all game and had a monster day.
369 Yards 3 TD 1 INT
Cutler had a great game and hacked up the Cardinals for almost 400 Yds.
205 Yards 3 TD 1 INT
Freeman beat the Packers in his first career NFL start. This kid has a bright future in the NFL.
266 Yards 2 TD 3 INT
Rodgers has had better games, but he's an elite Fantasy QB still cracking the top 5 on Sunday.
209 Yards 3 TD 2 INT
Rivers played well enough to win and had a good fantasy day in the process.