Panthers’ Williams scores 4 TDs in shootout
Eastern Pennsylvania was treated to two blowouts today, but we did get to see the last minute of the Panthers-Packers slobbernocker.
In the snow at Lambeau, RB DeAngelo Williams rushed for four TDs and Jake Delhomme rushed one in himself to edge a banner day from QB Aaron Rodgers in a 35-31 Panthers win.
Not surprisingly, Williams, Rodgers and Jennings are among the early stars Sunday:
Mark Clayton, WR, Ravens
- In a lopsided 34-3 thrashing of the Bengals, Clayton was the Ravens headliner. Clayton caught a 70-yard TD pass, threw a 32-yard TD pass and finished with 5 catches for 164 yards.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
- Williams was average running the ball, gaining only 3.4 per carry. He had 72 yards rushing and 3 catches for 14 yards through the air. But when you get into the endzone 4 times it tends to skew the fantasy points a tad. Great day for Williams.
Aaron Rodgers, QB Packers
- Trying to match Williams torrid goal-line production was no easy task, but Rodgers and his receiving corps did a pretty good job of it. The Packers’ QB finished 29-45 for 298 yards, 3 TDs and a pick. He also ran 5 times for 26 yards.
Joe Flacco, QB, Ravens
- Another QB, but it stands to reason that the guy throwing to the top guy on this list would be on it. Flacco, who also helped Derrick Mason and Todd Heap owners to some fantasy points, threw 2 TDs and for 280 yards.
Greg Jennings, WR, Packers
- Rodgers has to throw to somebody right? Jennings made eight catches for 91 yards and a score.
Derrick Mason, WR, Ravens
- Similar to Jennings and Rodgers, Mason was a benefactor of Flacco’s success. Six catches, 91 yards, TD.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Bills
- The Bills lost to the 49ers today. Uh, yeah, so Lynch was the only bright spot. he finished with 134 yards, including a 50-yarder and finished with an 8.4 per carry average. He also had 1 catch for 1 yard. It means nothing unless you’re in a PPR league. If you are, than it will counteract his 1 fumble.
More stars as the day rolls on. How many of our savvy readers made all the right reads and have these weapons in their arsenal today? Let us know in the comments.