Fabiano's two-minute drill: Week 16

» Well folks, that's all for the final two-minute drill of the season. Again, we will continue to run our fantasy football content all this week for those owners who play out the entire season. We'll also be doing the most in-depth offseason coverage on the Internet. If you still have that fantasy football itch, be sure to check out our Fantasy Playoff Challenge here on NFL.com. Merry Christmas!

» Tom Brady was pulled in the fourth quarter of a blowout win over Miami. He finished with 215 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. He needs one score to tie Peyton Manning's record for touchdown passes in a season. Why do I think Bill Belichick will allow him a chance to break it next week against the Giants? ... Alge Crumpler scores on a 7-yard pass from Chris Redman. ... Frank Gore scores on a 23-yard pass from Shaun Hill, who now has three touchdowns on the afternoon.

» Greg Camarillo scores on a 21-yard pass from Cleo Lemon. Camarillo now has two touchdowns in the past two weeks. That's more than Chad Johnson. ... Jerricho Cotchery has recorded 133 yards and one touchdown as the main option in the Jets pass attack this week. The team placed Laveranues Coles on injured reserve earlier in the week. ... Anquan Boldin has nine catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns against Atlanta.

» Shaun Hill returns and throws a touchdown pass to Vernon Davis on a 5-yard connection. ... Shaun Hill has been injured in the Tampa Bay-San Francisco contest. Chris Weinke will replace him under center. The Niners have already lost Alex Smith and Trent Dilfer due to injuries. Soon they'll have to put in a phone call to either Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac.

» Touchdown, Shaun Alexander, on a 14-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck. ... Kurt Warner (aka the Warner Machine) has three touchdown passes against Atlanta. ... It looks like the Buccaneers have pulled Jeff Garcia in favor of Luke McCown in San Francisco. Earnest Graham and Joey Galloway might also sit the rest of the afternoon, as Tampa Bay has decided to rest its starters. This is the reason I prefer Week 15 for fantasy football championships.

» Tom Brady finds Jabar Gaffney on a 48-yard touchdown. Brady is now tied with Dan Marino for second on the all-time list for passing touchdowns in a season. Keep an eye on this one, because Brady is almost a lock to tie Peyton Manning for the NFL record. ... The New England Patriots have scored 70 touchdowns this season. One more and they'll break the all-time record for scores in one season. Unreal. ... Willis McGahee has left the Baltimore-Seattle contest to have X-rays on his ribs. His return is questionable.

» Laurence Maroney scores on 59-yard touchdown run. The Miami Dolphins are an absolute embarrassment this season. The Tuna has A LOT of work to do to make this team competitive for 2008. ... Touchdown, Laurent Robinson, on a 74-yard pass from Chris Redman. Looks like a shootout in the desert, as Arizona and Atlanta are tied at 14-14. ... Matt Hasselbeck hits Nate Burleson on a 21-yard touchdown strike against Baltimore.

» Chad Pennington hits Jerricho Cotchery on a 9-yard touchdown strike. ... Anquan Boldin scores his second touchdown of the afternoon, this one on a 13-yard pass from Kurt Warner. ... Tom Brady to Randy Moss again, this one from 1-yard out. Moss now needs one more receiving score to tie Jerry Rice for the all-time season record. ... Chris Brown scores on a 4-yard run.

» Shaun Hill finds Darrell Jackson for a 21-yard touchdown connection. ... Touchdown, Jason Snelling, on a 1-yard run. ... Can you believe Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 151 yards and one touchdown in Buffalo? He outscored Brian Westbrook this week! ... Randy Moss scores on an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady. Moss now needs two more scores to tie Jerry Rice for the all-time mark for receiving touchdowns in a season.

» Anquan Boldin scores on a 4-yard pass from Kurt Warner. ... The Patriots offense seems to be in throw-the-football mode this week. I think Bill Belichick wants Tom Brady to at least tie Peyton Manning's record for touchdown passes in a season. He'll need four to reach the mark of 49 that Manning set back in 2004. ... Kevin Curtis scores on a 7-yard pass from Donovan McNabb, who now has three touchdown passes against New Orleans.

» Derek Anderson connects with Braylon Edwards on a 5-yard score. Edwards has found the end zone twice in Cincinnati. ... Damon Huard has thrown for 225 yards and two touchdowns in Detroit. Tony Gonzalez (nine catches, 110 yards) and Dwayne Bowe (97 yards, one touchdown) have been tremendous. ... Quinn Gray has replaced David Garrard in what is a blowout over Oakland. Garrard scored three touchdowns in the contest.

» Jim Sorgi has replaced Peyton Manning in the Houston-Indianapolis contest. Manning finished with 311 yards and three touchdowns. Joseph Addai was limited in the contest due to an injured shoulder. ... Greg Lewis scores on a 9-yard pass from Donovan McNabb. The Saints are now down 31-17. Marques Colston left the contest with a chest contusion and will not return. That's a killer for fantasy football owners.

» Touchdown, Chicago defense, on an 85-yard interception return from Brian Urlacher. That was his first such score at the NFL level. The Bears now lead 35-7. This one is all over for Green Bay. Enjoy the No. 2 seed in the NFC behind Dallas, which is now the locked-in top seed. ... A lot of stud quarterbacks have faltered in fantasy championship week. Derek Anderson has thrown three interceptions, Drew Brees has no touchdown passes and Brett Favre has 96 passing yards, no scores and two interceptions.

» Hi all, I had to sneak out and do the 4pm EST inactives.

» Fred Taylor is over 110 rushing yards against Oakland. ... Reggie Wayne scores on a 7-yard pass to Reggie Wayne, who now has 137 yards on the afternoon against a Houston team that looks invisible. ... Braylon Edwards scores on a 2-yard pass from Derek Anderson. ... The 4pm EST inactives are live. Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald and Frank Gore are active, but Ray Lewis and D.J. Hackett are out.

» Darius Walker has seen all of the work for Houston. Ron Dayne hasn't had even one look out of the backfield. ... Touchdown, Kenny Watson, on a short run. He has 99 rushing yards in the first half. ... Kevin Jones has left the Kansas City-Detroit contest with what looks like an ankle or knee ailment. .... Marques Colston and Aaron Stecker have both been injured in the Philadelphia-New Orleans contest.

» T.J. Houshmandzadeh scores on a 5-yard pass from Carson Palmer. Derek Anderson looks awful in the contest. ... Touchdown, the "other" Adrian Peterson, on an 8-yard run. Peterson now has 22 carries in the first half. ... Jared Allen scores on a short pass from Damon Huard. The Chiefs offense has looked a lot more confident under Huard than Brodie Croyle, who left due to an injured hand. I might be premature, but I don't think Croyle will ever amount to much of an NFL quarterback.

» Dallas Clark now has two touchdown catches. ... David Garrard scores on a 1-yard run. Jacksonville is ahead of Oakland 27-3 and seem to have clinched a postseason berth. The Raiders have looked like a team that doesn't have much interest in football this weekend. ... John Ryan, the Green Bay punter, has looked awful in Chicago. He muffed a snap, had a punt blocked and almost whiffed on his last attempt.

» Brandon Jacobs scores on a 43-yard run. He now has two visits to the end zone on the afternoon. ... Brett Favre has nine passing yards against the Bears. Yuck. ... Dallas Clark scores on a 6-yard pass from Peyton Manning. ... David Garrard connects with Greg Jones on a 2-yard touchdown pass. ... Jackie Battle (who?) scores on a short run for Kansas City. ... Ryan Grant scores on a 66-yard run. He now has seven carries, 96 yards and the one score against Chicago. Grant has been an absolute waiver-wire monster this season.

» Cleveland and Cincinnati combined for almost 10 points in their first contest of the season. With six minutes left in the first half this week, Cincinnati leads 3-0. ... Robbie Gould has kicked two short field goals in awful conditions at Soldier Field. ... Brodie Croyle has an injured hand and is questionable to return. Damon Huard has replaced him under center for Kansas City. ... Touchdown, Brandon Jacobs, on a 6-yard run. Plaxico Burress doesn't have a catch in the contest.

» There's a torrential downpour in the Giants-Buffalo contest. The wind, sleet and rain is ridiculous. Welcome to the NFL in December! ... Touchdown, Detroit defense, on a 45-yard interception return from Paris Lenon. It looks like Brodie Croyle was injured on the play as well. ... Reggie Brown scores on a 31-yard pass from Donovan McNabb. It's a shootout in New Orleans! ... Joseph Addai scores on a 2-yard run. He has shared carries with Kenton Keith in the Houston-Indianapolis contest.

» JaMarcus Russell is in for Oakland. As expected, he will share work with Josh McCown. ... Correll Buckhalter scores on a 20-yard run. ... Maurice Jones-Drew scores on a 14-yard run. ... Aaron Stecker scores his second touchdown, this one from 1-yard out. Who needs Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister? ... Touchdown, Lee Evans, on a 4-yard pass from Trent Edwards. The Bills are fired up with Kevin Everett in attendance.

» T.J. Duckett scores on an 11-yard run. ... Aaron Stecker scores on a 3-yard run. Lots of touchdowns in the first quarter this week. ... Michael Gaines scores on a 3-yard pass from Trent Edwards. ... Sage Rosenfels connects with Kevin Walter on a 17-yard touchdown pass. ... Fred Taylor scores on a 62-yard run! He has been incredible in the second half of the season.

» Touchdown, Kevin Curtis, on a recovered fumble in the end zone. Donovan McNabb broke a 40-yard run downfield and had the ball knocked out of his hands. After a scramble, Curtis came up with the ball in the end zone. That is an odd way to score, but fantasy owners who have Curtis will take it I'm sure! ... Man, I'm cold just watching the Green Bay-Chicago contest. ... Just a quick NFL.com content note for next week. While most fantasy football leagues end in Week 16, we'll continue to produce all of our articles (Start 'Em & Sit 'Em, Lineup rankings, etc.) for those leagues that run until the end of the season.

» Reggie Bush is inactive, so Aaron Stecker will start for New Orleans. Plaxico Burress and Ron Dayne are active, but Marvin Harrison is out again. ... The wind looks awful in Chicago, so I'd think about sitting Mason Crosby and Robbie Gould. The same weather conditions hold true in Cincinnati, so Shayne Graham and Phil Dawson are also risks.

» Kevin Everett is at the N.Y. Giants-Buffalo contest this afternoon. I read about his trials and tribulations in Sports Illustrated last week. God bless him -- what a great Christmas present for his family and friends. ... Jessica, the fantasy girl, is home in Boston for the holidays. She's be my weather woman for the Miami-New England contest. She is convinced Troy Brown will score a touchdown this afternoon. ... Weather (especially wind) could be an issue in Cincinnati, New England and Seattle, to name a few. I'm so worried about the weather at Qwest Field that I released Josh Brown and will start Kris Brown, who is in a dome in Indianapolis. ... OK, who would you start: Frank Gore or Kenny Watson? I LOVE Watson as a sleeper this weekend, but can I sit Gore? Shoot me an email with your thoughts.

» I'll be headed home to Connecticut on a Christmas Eve red eye (first red eye ever -- hope I can sleep!) I'll also be headed to FedEx Field next weekend to watch my Dallas Cowboys battle the Washington Redskins. It will be nice to take in the greatest sport on the planet as a fan for once! Anyways, I'm in four fantasy championships this week and it would be a shock if I won them all.

» I need LaDainian Tomlinson in one league, and I'm playing against him in another. The same is true for Jason Witten and Torry Holt. The most important league is the one I'm in with Jim Nantz and some friends from CBS Sports. I face Jim's producer, Lance Barrow, in the finals. Lance has a ridiculous team with Tom Brady, Tomlinson, Jamal Lewis, Braylon Edwards and Witten, but I had Steven Jackson Thursday night and Steve Smith last night, so that helped a lot.

» Good morning everyone! First off, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hew Year in what is the final fantasy blog of the season. Can you believe the fantasy season is at an end? ... Real quick, I wanted to congratulate one of my best friends, Bill Bergantino and his beautiful wife, Carrie, on the birth of their first child, Aaron Michael. I'm so thrilled for you both!

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