2009 NFL Power Rankings: Final Playoffs
Week 21 Fantasy Performers, Defenses, League Leaders


Top Fantasy Quarterbacks:
  • Drew Brees: 32-of-39, 288 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Peyton Manning: 31-of-45, 333 yards. 1 TD, 1 INT.


    Top Fantasy Running Backs:
  • Joseph Addai: 13 carries, 77 yards. 1 TD. 7 catches, 58 rec. yards.
  • Pierre Thomas: 85 total yards. 1 TD.


    Top Fantasy Receivers:
  • Pierre Garcon: 5 catches, 66 yards. 1 TD.
  • Marques Colston: 7 catches, 83 yards.
  • Austin Collie: 6 catches, 66 yards.
  • Devery Henderson: 7 catches, 63 yards.

  • Dallas Clark: 7 catches, 86 yards.
  • Jeremy Shockey: 3 catches, 13 yards. 1 TD.


    Top Fantasy IDP:
  • Tracy Porter: 4 tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD.
  • Gary Brackett: 13 tackles.


    Fantasy Scrubs of the Week:
  • Reggie Wayne: 5 catches, 46 yards.

  • Mike Bell: 2 carries, 4 yards.

  • Robert Meachem: 2 catches, 6 yards. .



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    2009 NFL Playoff Power Rankings: Final
    1. New Orleans Saints (16-3) – Previously: #2 – Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints! What a great year. Now we’ll get six months of ESPN telling us how great that win was for the city of New Orleans. Yay!

      Instead of ESPN, let’s turn to CBS. I conducted an interview with Shannon Sharpe, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms after the game:

      ME: Hey guys, thanks for joining me.

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      ME: Huh?

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      ME: What?

      SHARPE: “&eg8 qo;f01q8fyepy Y9A(*p”

      ME: Guys, what is he saying?

      BOOMER: “He’s saying that Dan Marino sucks at life and should be thrown into a volcano!”

      ME: Are you sure? He doesn’t look like he has any hatred toward Dan.

      BOOMER: “That’s because you’re almost as stupid as Dan Marino. And no one is as stupid as Dan Marino.”

      ME: If you say so. Dan, are you going to defend yourself?

      MARINO: “I like Boomer. I like you. I like Phil Simms. I like everyone.”

      ME: That’s kind of annoying.

      SIMMS: “That’s right, Jim.”

      ME: I’m not Jim.

      BOOMER: “You know who else isn’t Jim? Dan Marino. Dan Marino will always be Dan Marino!”

      ME: Was that supposed to be an insult? It’s shocking that Shannon might be the most normal of all of you people.

      SHARPE: “vjs ove8 wevroih”

      ME: I stand by what I said.

    2. Indianapolis Colts (16-3) – Previously: #1 – The Colts definitely would have won the Super Bowl if they didn’t bench their starters.

      I kid, I kid.





    Run Defenses:
    Yards per carry (YPC) allowed to running backs is the best way to determine a defense’s strength against the run, as opposed to rushing yards per game.
    1. Ravens (3.4)
    2. Packers (3.7)
    3. Steelers (3.8)
    4. Vikings (3.9)
    5. Falcons (3.9)
    6. Jets (4.0)
    7. Cowboys (4.0)
    8. Bengals (4.1)
    9. Dolphins (4.1)
    10. Giants (4.1)
    11. Redskins (4.1)
    12. Eagles (4.2)
    13. 49ers (4.2)
    14. Seahawks (4.3)
    15. Texans (4.3)
    16. Bears (4.3)
    17. Jaguars (4.3)
    18. Rams (4.4)
    19. Panthers (4.4)
    20. Colts (4.4)
    21. Titans (4.5)
    22. Broncos (4.5)
    23. Browns (4.5)
    24. Chargers (4.5)
    25. Saints (4.7)
    26. Patriots (4.7)
    27. Cardinals (4.8)
    28. Raiders (4.8)
    29. Buccaneers (4.8)
    30. Lions (4.8)
    31. Bills (4.8)
    32. Chiefs (4.9)




    Pass Defenses:
    Yards Per Attempt (YPA) is the best tool to measure a defense’s effectiveness versus the pass:
    1. Jets (5.5)
    2. Bills (6.1)
    3. Bengals (6.3)
    4. Broncos (6.3)
    5. Colts (6.4)
    6. Ravens (6.4)
    7. Panthers (6.6)
    8. Chargers (6.6)
    9. Eagles (6.7)
    10. Cowboys (6.8)
    11. Texans (6.8)
    12. Steelers (6.8)
    13. Packers (6.8)
    14. Saints (6.9)
    15. Cardinals (7.0)
    16. 49ers (7.0)
    17. Bears (7.1)
    18. Redskins (7.1)
    19. Vikings (7.1)
    20. Seahawks (7.2)
    21. Buccaneers (7.2)
    22. Patriots (7.3)
    23. Giants (7.4)
    24. Chiefs (7.6)
    25. Falcons (7.6)
    26. Titans (7.6)
    27. Jaguars (7.7)
    28. Rams (8.0)
    29. Lions (8.0)
    30. Browns (8.1)
    31. Dolphins (8.2)
    32. Raiders (8.2)






    2009 NFL Playoff League Leaders: Passing Yards
  • Peyton Manning: 956 yards. 6 TDs, 2 INTs.
  • Drew Brees: 732 yards. 8 TDs, 0 INTs.
  • Kurt Warner: 584 yards. 5 TDs, 1 INT.
  • Brett Favre: 544 yards. 5 TDs, 2 INTs.
  • Mark Sanchez: 539 yards. 4 TDs, 2 INTs.


    2009 NFL Playoff League Leaders: Rushing Yards
  • Shonn Greene: 304 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Ray Rice: 226 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Felix Jones: 217 yards. 1 TD.
  • Adrian Peterson: 185 yards. 3 TDs.
  • Joseph Addai: 180 yards. 1 TD.


    2009 NFL Playoff League Leaders: Receiving Yards
  • Pierre Garcon: 251 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Austin Collie: 241 yards. 2 TDs.
  • Jerricho Cotchery: 194 yards. 0 TDs.
  • Marques Colston: 188 yards. 1 TD.
  • Sidney Rice: 184 yards. 4 TDs.


    2009 NFL Playoff League Leaders: Sacks
  • Ray Edwards: 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles.
  • DeMarcus Ware: 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • David Harris: 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble.
  • Bert Berry: 2 sacks.
  • Anthony Spencer: 2 sacks.


    2009 NFL Playoff League Leaders: Interceptions
  • Tracy Porter: 2 INTs, 1 TD.
  • Darrelle Revis: 2 INTs.
  • Ed Reed: 2 INTs.



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