Found October 30, 2011 on
A mix of exciting youngsters and grizzled veterans had breakout games in Week 8 of the 2011 fantasy football season. We saw a number of upsets and a few great games. Here’s a look at the best fantasy football performances of Week 8.
QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
The Panthers rookie continues to dazzle. He finished with three touchdown passes, 290 yards passing and even added 53 rushing yards. Fantasy stud, this kid is.
RB Steven Jackson, St. Louis Rams
How did the Rams beat the New Orleans Saints? Two words: Steven Jackson. The veteran running back had one of the best games of his career, finishing with 159 yards rushing, 32 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Steven Jackson - St. Louis Rams (Image: TSN.ca)
WR Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
The Lions got back on the winning track — with Calvin Johnson doing a lot of the heavy lifting. The uber talented WR finished with six catches, 125 yards and a TD reception.
TE Fred Davis, Washington Redskins
The Redskins were horrible. They go...
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(By Joseph Person, firstname.lastname@example.org) Cam Newton does not have a bulletin board or a file filled with quotes from the draft analysts who questioned whether the Panthers rookie quarterback was ready for the NFL.For one thing, there wouldn't be room for all the negative critiques.
ST. LOUIS — Steven Jackson scored two touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game in three seasons as the St. Louis Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints 31-21 on Sunday for their first win. Drew Brees kept alive his touchdown pass streak in the final seconds a week after throwing ...
Steven Jackson rushes for 159 yards and two touchdowns to help St. Louis defeat New Orleans, 31-21. Eli Manning throws two TD strikes to lead New York to a 20-17 victory.ST. LOUIS -- The NFL's lowest-scoring team turned the tables on the league's highest-scoring team, and the St. Louis Rams used a big game from Steven Jackson and an impressive defensive effort to beat Drew...
Steven Jackson scored two touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game in three seasons as the St. Louis Rams upset the New Orleans Saints 31-21 for their first win on Sunday.
(By Joseph Person, email@example.com) B QUARTERBACK: Cam Newton became the fourth rookie QB since 1960 to throw for 250 yards or more in five games. Newton had 290 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. But he fumbled twice, dropping the Panthers to 0-6 when he has a turnover.C- RUNNING BACKS: Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams still seem like complementary pieces...
Olindo Mare missed a 31-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in the game, sealing the Panthers’ fate yesterday! Cam Newton had another sold game as he completed 22 of 35 passes for 290 yards with 3 TD passes and 0 INTs. He also carried the ball 6 times for 53 yards (8.8 ypc) in this game. Newton wasn’t perfect though as he did lose two fumbles that were costly. Jonathan...
Steven Jackson scored two touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game in three seasons as the St. Louis Rams upset the New Orleans Saints 31-21 for their first win on Sunday. The win for the Rams (1-6) came two days after the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, with manager Tony La Russa and several of his players showing up to support the city's football team.
The Saints were positively beat down in St. Louis by the Rams today. I am floored by what transpired, and true to my word, I'm going to go ahead and call this one of the biggest regular season upsets in NFL history. The team that showed up today for St. Louis was not what we've seen at any point this season. Of course Steven Jackson playing well is not really a surprise,...
Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:43 left in the game to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Cam Newton put the Panthers (2-6) -in position to tie the game in the final two minutes. He completed a 44-yard pass to Brandon LaFell on fourth-and-15, but Olindo Mare was wide left with a 31-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds left.