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Fabiano's two-minute drill: Week 9

Well folks, that's all for Week 9. Be sure to check out our look at the best and worst performances of the weekend later tonight (think Adrian Peterson might be on there?) and the fantasy version of the Monday morning quarterback tomorrow. Have a great night all.

» Josh Brown just barely made a 22-yard field goal to send the Seattle-Cleveland contest into overtime. The two teams head into halftime. ... Quote from the fantasy girl: "Adrian Peterson had more points by himself than my whole fantasy team!" A lot of other fantasy owners know that feeling, Jessica. The fantasy girl did predict the points difference between the Pats and Colts (four points), so it wasn't all bad this weekend.

» Tim Dwight scores on a 28-yard pass from Josh McCown. That's one of the weekend's most insignificant fantasy scores. ... Jamal Lewis just scored his fourth touchdown of the evening, this one from a yard out. ... Touchdown, Kevin Faulk, on a 13-yard pass from Tom Brady. Even in what has been a mediocre performance, Brady has three touchdowns passes.

» There's a report that Jay Cutler could have a hairline fracture in his leg, which would cost him the rest of the season. he will have an MRI on Monday. ... Touchdown, Wes Welker, on a 3-yard pass from Tom Brady. ... Andre Davis scores on a 42-yard pass from Sage Rosenfels. ... Peyton Manning scores on a 1-yard run to put Indianapolis ahead of New England, 20-10. The Colts have run the ball a ton with Joseph Addai to keep the Patriots offense off the field, and it has worked to perfection. ... Touchdown, Justin Fargas, on a 1-yard run.

» Jamal Lewis scores his third touchdown of the afternoon against Seattle. He has 18 carries, 32 yards and three scores. That's a Jerome Bettis stat line. ... Gary Bracket just made an incredible interception of a Tom Brady pass. Brady now has two interceptions on the afternoon. ... Ahman Green hurt his knee (again) and has left the Houston-Oakland contest. Ron Dayne has seen most of the carries in his absence. ... It's time to add Justin Fargas off the waiver wire. He has 85 yards against Houston and has dominated the carries for head coach Gary Kubiak.

» The fantasy girl won't like this statement, but no one outside of Pats fans want New England to win this week. I wonder if the Colts will receive the same respect as the Pats did before the weekend if they can win this one. Everyone in the media said this Pats team could be the greatest in NFL history, but what if the Colts win without Marvin Harrison and Tony Ugoh? Are they now the greatest ever? We'll see. ... Wes Welker and Donte Stallworth have a combined 24 yards and no touchdowns. Tom Brady is almost looking exclusively to Randy Moss in the second half.

Tom Brady has 59 passing yards with around 8:30 left in the third quarter. This is without question his worst statistical performance of the season. ... Jamal Lewis scores his second touchdown of this afternoon, this one from two yards out. Lewis has 13 carries for 19 yards with two scores.

» Touchdown, Joseph Addai, on a spectacular catch and run for 73 yards. He has 187 all-purpose yards in the first half. ... Derek Anderson has no touchdowns and one interception in the first half against Seattle. ... Justin Fargas has 10 carries for Oakland in the first half. LaMont Jordan has one. That will be on this week's Fantasy roster trends. ... Anthony Gonzalez went into the locker room. Not sure the reason, but I'll keep everyone updated.

» Ron Dayne scores on a 14-yard run. ... Adam Vinatieri connects on his second field goal, this one from 25 yards. ... Touchdown, Seattle defense, on a 94-yard punt return from Nate Burleson. ... Matt Hasselbeck throws his second touchdown, this one to D.J. Hackett, on a 6-yard pass. ... Touchdown, Randy Moss, on a 4-yard pass from Tom Brady. ... Shaun Alexander has returned for Seattle. ... Touchdown, Jamal Lewis, on a 2-yard run.

» Adam Vinatieri converts from 21 yards. Indianapolis 3, New England 0. ... Shaun Alexander has left the Seattle-Cleveland contest with ankle and knee injuries. Maurice Morris has replaced him in the Seahawks backfield. Alexander's return is questionable. ... Ahman Green scores on an 8-yard run. ... Touchdown, Bobby Engram, on a 5-yard pass from Matt Hasselbeck. ... Adrian Peterson just broke the NFL's single-game mark for rushing yards with 296 against San Diego. He also found the end zone three times. What happened to the Chargers defense?

» CBS Sports reports that Chad Johnson has movement in all his extremities. ... Fantasy owners who faced Adrian Peterson this week are in serious trouble. He now has 258 yards and three touchdowns. ... Touchdown, Edgerrin James on a 3-yard run. ... David Carr has left the Carolina-Tennessee contest. Matt Moore is now under center for the Panthers. ... T.J. Duckett scores on a 3-yard run against Denver. The Lions have decreased the load on Kevin Jones late in a blowout. ... An ambulance has come onto the field to tend to Chad Johnson. Let's up Ocho Cinco is OK.

» Chad Johnson took a real shot in the Cincinnati-Buffalo contest. He's down on the turf. ... Adrian Peterson has recorded the second 200-yard game of his rookie season. He'll be a top-five pick in all drafts in 2008. ... Dennis Northcutt scores on a 15-yard pass from Quinn Gray. ... Touchdown, Greg Jennings, on a 60-yard pass from Brett Favre. Jennings and Favre have now connected on two scores in Kansas City. Favre is unreal.

» Marshawn Lynch just made one of the sickest runs of the season. He looked dead behind the line of scrimmage but broken tackles and ran it 56 yards for a touchdown. Lynch has his first 100-yard rushing performance at the NFL level and two total touchdowns against Cincinnati. ... Tony Gonzalez scores on a 17-yard pass from Damon Huard. Gonzo has 109 yards and one score against Green Bay. ... Larry Johnson appears to have injured his ankle against Green Bay. He needed help getting off the field. This would be awful news for fantasy owners. Priest Holmes has replaced L.J. in the Kansas City backfield.

» Touchdown, Detroit defense, on a 66-yard interception return from Shaun Rogers. Get that man some oxygen! ... Marshawn Lynchthrows an 8-yard touchdown pass to Robert Royal. ... Vernon Davis is having another solid week for fantasy owners with six catches for 69 yards in Atlanta. ... David Carr connects with Keary Colbert on an 18-yard touchdown pass. ... LaDainian Tomlinson has just 33 rushing yards on 14 carries in Minnesota. ... Clinton Portis scores on a 1-yard run. He now has 142 rushing yards against the Jets.

» Steve Smith is two receptions for zero yards. ... Drew Brees throws his third touchdown pass, this one to David Patten on a 4-yard catch. Brees is a lock to throw for 400 yards this afternoon. ... Is there anything better than a beautiful woman who loves fantasy football? That's my Jessica. She just cheered Larry Johnson's touchdown like her Patriots had won the Super Bowl. ... Larry Johnson scores his second touchdown, this one on a 30-yard catch and run from Damon Huard. ... Touchdown, LenDale White, on a 1-yard run. He has been a touchdown machine for fantasy owners.

» Chad Johnson drops another pass -- he has been a shell of the wideout that warranted second-round consideration in drafts. ... Earnest Graham has over 100 all-purpose yards and one touchdown against Arizona. Edgerrin James have nine rushing yards in the same contest. ... Jon Kitna has 252 yards and two touchdowns against Denver. His latest score came on a 49-yard pass to Shaun McDonald. ... Marvin Harrison is inactive for the Colts. Anthony Gonzalez will start in his absence. ... Adrian Peterson scores on a 64-yard run. This kid is so good it's scary.

» Tarvaris Jackson looks to have sustained a concussion or an injured neck against San Diego, and he's been taken off the field on a cart. Brooks Bollinger will replace him. ... Believe it or not, Antonio Gates has no catches in the first half in Minnesota. That's a shock since the Vikes entered the weekend ranked 32nd in the NFL against the pass. ... Have we underestimated the Detroit defense? Travis Henry has eight yards on six carries. ... Touchdown, Larry Johnson, on a 1-yard run.

» Kellen Clemens has looked solid against a formidable Washington defense with 98 yards and one touchdown in the first half. ... Quinn Gray had his ankle taped and is back under center for Jacksonville. ... Lee Evans is over 100 yards against Cincinnati. ... Donald Driver has one catch for 12 yards in Kansas City. ... Touchdown, Ovie Mughelli, on a 1-yard run.

» Drew Brees is on pace to throw 50 pass attempts and finish with well over 400 passing yards against Jacksonville. He just threw his second touchdown pass, this one to Lance Moore. Marques Colston is over 100 yards in the same contest. ... Touchdown, Cincinnati defense, on a 100-yard kickoff return from Glenn Holt. That's the second 100-yard kickoff return of the afternoon (Maurice Jones-Drew had one as well). ... Touchdown, Mike Furrey, on a 15-yard pass from Jon Kitna. ... Quinn Gray is down and in pain in the Jacksonville-New Orleans. Todd Bouman would replace him if it's serious. Ouch. ... Jay Cutler injured his lower left leg in Detroit and is having X-rays. His return is questionable.

» J.P. Losman has all day and part of tomorrow to throw the football. Cincinnati's defense is dreadful -- I wouldn't be shocked if Marvin Lewis is fired after the season. ... Kevin Jones has 58 rushing yards in the first half against Denver and is well on his way to the century mark. ... Joe Kowalewski (who?) scores on a 1-yard pass from Kellen Clemens. The Jets are beating down the Redskins, 17-3. ... Touchdown, Jacksonville defense, on a 100-yard kickoff return from Maurice Jones-Drew.

» Touchdown, Reggie Bush, on a 2-yard pass from Drew Brees. Bush now has two scores on the afternoon. ... Jay Cutler is out of the Denver-Detroit contest. He left the sidelines on a cart. Patrick Ramsey is in for the Broncos. ... Jerious Norwood seems to have some sort of ankle ailment, but it doesn't look too bad. ... Wow all these Christmas commercials are on this weekend. I remember when Christmas ads didn't come out on TV until after Thanksgiving. Now they're on right after Halloween.

» No catches for Steve Smith. Why does David Carr not throw him the football? I'd throw him the ball all the time, even in double coverage. What are Carolina's other options? ... J.P. Losman is throwing the football around like he's on the playground. He just tossed an interception to Leon Hall. ... Touchdown, Warrick Dunn, on a 9-yard run. He has 47 rushing yards in the contest. ... Touchdown, Adrian Peterson, on a 1-yard run. A.P. vs. L.T. -- each has found the end zone.

» Joey Galloway scores on a 37-yard pass from Jeff Garcia. ... Touchdown, Reggie Williams, on an 80-yard pass from Quinn Gray. ... Reggie Bush scores on a 1-yard run. ... Touchdown, LaDainian Tomlinson, on a 1-yard run. He passes Jim Brown for fourth all-time in career rushing touchdowns. ... T.J. Houshmandzadeh scores on a 15-yard pass from Carson Palmer. He's been a fantasy superstar, even more than Chad Johnson. ... Touchdown, Maurice Hicks, on a 9-yard run. He did in one run what Frank Gore hasn't done since Week 2 -- find the end zone.

» Jason Hanson, Olindo Mare, Neil Rackers and Shaun Suisham all have early field-goal conversions. ... Lee Evans scores on an 8-yard pass from J.P. Losman. Evans has 65 yards and the score, so he's on pace for a monster week. ... Touchdown, Vince Young, on a short run. It's his first touchdown in his past four starts. ... Lee Evans has two catches for 57 yards already. ... Michael Robinson started for San Francisco, but he'll share carries with Maurice Hicks.

» Touchdown, Jets defense, on a kickoff return for a touchdown from Leon Washington. Wow that was quick! ... I have to wonder about Alex Rodriguez if it's true that he really wanted $350 million to remain with the Yankees. That's ridiculous. He has made himself out to be one of the most hated men in sports. ... I have to sent congrats to one of our friends at Accenture, McIvor, who was one of the men that helped build the new McIvor can't make toothpaste explode, but he did get engaged last month. Good luck!

» Frank Gore is inactive, so look for Maurice Hicks to start and share carries with Michael Robinson. Laveranues Coles is also inactive, which means more time for Brad Smith and Justin McCareins. Kenny Watson will start in Buffalo, but Rudi Johnson is active and will see his share of the workload. Alge Crumpler is inactive, but Benjamin Watson is active at the tight end position. J.P. Losman is active and will start with Trent Edwards out of action. Losman is a nice sleeper this week.

» The New England-Indianapolis contest could be the greatest regular-season battle ever, so I have to make a prediction: Patriots 41, Colts 28. I just don't know how the Colts will beat the P-Men if Marvin Harrison and Tony Ugoh are both out with injuries. My fantasy girl, Jessica, is a huge Pats fan and predicts a New England win (shocker), 38-34. ... ESPN reports that Benjamin Watson will be active in Week 9, so be sure to check our inactives list for confirmation. ... I talked to Jim Nantz earlier in the week, and he thinks the Colts-Pats will do a 20-plus share. He and Phil Simms have had some tremendous luck this season -- first they called the New England-Dallas battle, now they're in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XL 1/2. Good luck and congrats to all my friends at CBS for what should be a tremendous Week 9!

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