Sunday night recap

Fantasy owners expecting Tony Romo to push them into the playoffs (like myself) have been disappointed. The Cowboys quarterback has tossed one touchdown and four interceptions in the last two weeks. Against the Saints, he completed less than 50 percent of his passes for the first time all season and was thoroughly outplayed by Drew Brees, who threw for 384 yards and five touchdowns. Brees has thrown for at least 300 yards in six of his last seven games and eight times this year. Do you give him the nod over LaDainian Tomlinson for MVP?


Running from mom

Vince Young continues to impress in his rookie campaign. The Titans quarterback threw for 218 yards while running for 86 yards and a score against the Texans. His 39-yard touchdown run in overtime gave Tennessee its fourth-straight victory. When asked about what he was thinking during the run, Young provided the quote of the week, saying, "I felt like my mom was chasing me with a belt."

Exposing Indy

Jacksonville ran all over the Colts, gaining 375 yards on the ground, which is the second-most by any team in the last 36 years! Jaguars rookie Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 166 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Fred Taylor piled up 131 yards and a score.

The Colts have lost two in a row, which brings me to this point: It's become popular to bash the NFC this season, and the criticism is fair considering the teams that might get into the playoffs as wild cards (Eagles, Falcons, Giants). However, is the AFC really that great? Isn't the league as a whole just not very good? Think about it. We've already talked about how the Colts have the worst run defense in the NFL. The Patriots just got shut out by the Dolphins, and Tom Brady threw for 78 yards. The Bengals are hot now, but they were a 4-5 team just a month ago. The Chargers and Ravens have been pretty consistent, but I don't think either is a lock to get to the AFC championship. Let's make sure we don't get so caught up in how awful the NFC is that we forget to rip some AFC teams. That's the end of my rant.

Unlocking Gates

San Diego's Antonio Gates had his first 100-yard game of the season, catching seven balls for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Broncos. The Chargers' tight end has four touchdowns in his last three weeks and is now the No. 1 fantasy player at his position. Look for Gates to have a monster finish and get to double-digit touchdowns for the third straight year.

Favre's prime target

Donald Driver had nine catches for 160 yards and a touchdown against the 49ers. He's become one of fantasy's most consistent wide receivers, having found the end zone in five of his last six games. Driver seems poised to reach the 1,200-yard mark for the third straight season.

100-yard rushing club: Willie Parker, Ladell Betts, Jones-Drew, Taylor, Frank Gore, Willis McGahee, Artose Pinner, Sammy Morris, Larry Johnson, Rudi Johnson, Tatum Bell, Julius Jones, Edgerrin James, Tiki Barber, Deuce McAllister, LaDainian Tomlinson

100-yard receiving club: Driver, Terry Glenn, Drew Carter, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Drew Bennett, Mark Clayton, Joe Jurevicius, Reggie Wayne, D.J. Hackett, Marty Booker, Marvin Harrison, Chad Johnson

300-yard passing club: Chris Weinke, Brees, Marc Bulger, Peyton Manning