Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/18/12

 

Peyton Manning came out and threw three interceptions in the first quarter. It was his return to Monday Night Football, a bit over hyped for the game he probably came out pressing which led to the interceptions.

The Broncos were able to put together a late rally on the legs of Willis McGahee, but were unable to overcome the Falcons who jumped out to the early lead.

Peyton Manning threw for 241 yards and one touchdown with the aforementioned three interceptions. Manning was also sacked three times.

Willis McGahee is no slouch and proved that once again on Monday night. He rushed for 113 yards on 22 attempts and two touchdowns. He added two receptions for 11 yards.

Demaryius Thomas finished the game with eight receptions (11 targets) for 78 yards and a touchdown. Eric Decker hauled in four catches (8 targets) for 53 yards and no touchdowns. Brandon Stokley caught three passes (6 targets) for 27 yards and no touchdowns.

Jacob Tamme had only two receptions for 13 yards while Joel Dreesen had two catches for 16 yards. Combined for only six targets and no touchdowns; both these tight-ends are hard to trust in fantasy land.

Matt Ryan threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed it six times for 19 yards. This could be one of his worst games fantasy wise this entire season and it wasn't even that bad.

Michael Turner gained only 42 rushing yards on 17 attempts, a dismal 2.5 yards per carry and a touchdown. This is two weeks in a row where Turner has been very unimpressive and it may be time to shop him or put him on the bench. Jaquizz Rodgers was again not very involved in the offense and the off-season hype seems to have been a little ballooned. Rodgers finished the game with three yards rushing on only three attempts.

Roddy White led the Falcons wide receiver core with eight receptions (11 targets) 102 yards and a touchdown. Julio Jones was kept very quiet all night finishing with four catches (7 targets) for 14 yards and no touchdowns. This will easily be the worst effort of the season for Jones.

Tony Gonzalez is still himself bringing in seven receptions (10 targets) for 70 yards and one touchdown. Gonzalez is a tight-end that can be trusted to start week in and week out.



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