Wrapping up: Both Monday Night Games (plus Sunday Night)
Giants vs. Cowboys – This game was a wild one to stay the least. The very first play of the game was an Eli Manning interception, and he added 2 more to that total just for fun. David Wilson, a high round fantasy pick in most leagues, bought a ticket to Tom Coughlin’s doghouse and only time will tell if that ticket was one-way or round-trip. The only bright spot for the Giants offense was their receiving corps, Victor Cruz in particular. On the Dallas side, Tony Romo had a solid, if not spectacular game. He also bruised his ribs which is definitely a situation to monitor in the coming weeks. Miles Austin and Demarco Murray both played fantastic games while Dez Bryant was double covered most of the night.
Eagles vs. Redskins – This game provided us with many fantasy implications for the rest of the season. First of all, the Eagles offense is legit. Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, and of course LeSean McCoy are all categorized as fantasy starters now, thanks to Chip Kelly and his offense. The Eagles ran 53 plays in the first half (most since 1998) and 77 on the game; anytime a team runs that many plays, their players are always worth a fantasy look. On the other side of the ball, RGIII had a rough outing, especially in the first half. He did seem to get more comfortable as the game wore on, rushing for 22 yards in the second half compared to just 2 in the first.
Texans vs. Chargers – San Diego started fast and seemed to run away with this game in the beginning of the second half when they went up 28-7, but Houston scored 24 unanswered points including a last second field goal to come back and win. Andre Johnson had his 19th career game of 10+ receptions which set an NFL record; monster night for him. Philip Rivers played very well for the Chargers but a late interception that was returned for a touchdown proved to be the turning point in this game. Tough loss for the Chargers and a good win for Houston.