Normalcy finally returned to the NFL in the second week as some of the big stars produced some big numbers after poor Week One showings.
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson had a huge day in Washington with 12 receptions for 158 yards and one touchdown.
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson posted four receptions for 135 yards and one touchdown.
Finally, RB Frank Gore put up great numbers in San Francisco with 112 yards rushing, 56 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Start of the week:
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas - He always seems to play well at home against the Atlanta Falcons. In 2008, he rushed 16 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and last year he rushed 14 times for 91 yards and a touchdown. Monday Night Football was a costly game for the Saints, as RB Reggie Bush broke his leg and is out at least six weeks. That was some good fortune for Thomas’ owners as he is going to be the primary back for the next six weeks.
The Falcons run defense is not an impressive unit. In the opener, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall rushed 22 times for 120 yards and one rushing touchdown. Last week Arizona Cardinals RB Tim Hightower rushed 11 times for 115 yards and one touchdown. I like Thomas to have a big week in a game that will not be short on points...
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