By Troy Jefferson
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Matthew Stafford Lions QB – Stafford looked sensational last week against a great Seahawks secondary. The ex Bulldog threw for over 350 yards and 4 touchdowns adding another on the ground. This week the Detroit Lions play the Jacksonville Jaguars who are 23rd in opposing passing yards.
Alfred Morris Redskins RB – Alfred Morris isn’t the rookie you think about when you think of the Washington Redskins. However, the Florida native is enjoying an impressive season rushing for 717 yards and 5 touchdowns all ready. The Panthers are 20th in rushing yards allowed, while the Redskins are 2nd in rushing yards per game.
Reggie Wayne Colts WR – Wayne has had no problem catching the ball this season with 54 catches (3rd best in the NFL). Reggie Wayne is also 1st in receiving yards. Last week, Reggie Wayne cut apart the Titans defense and will do the same this week at home vs. the Dolphins (27th in opposing passing yards).
Steve Smith Panthers WR – Steve Smith hasn’t caught a touchdown pass this season but that could change when he plays the worst passing defense in the league. The Washington Redskins give up an average of 314 yards per game. Cam Newton has struggled but him and Steve Smith should get it together in Week 9.
Andy Dalton Bengals QB – Dalton is not playing as well as he did last year and has a tough matchup vs. Denver this week. The Denver Broncos are 8th in opposing passing yards and held Drew Brees to just two touchdowns last week. Dalton’s best weapon A.J. Green only caught one pass for 6 yards in Week 7.
Adrian Peterson Vikings RB – Peterson will be limited by an ankle injury if he plays this week and is in for a stiff test against Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks only allow 84 yards per game to opposing running backs and seem to play even better at home. The Seahawks will crowd the box and make Ponder beat them this week.
Kenny Britt Titans WR – Kenny Britt has struggled all season and will not turn it around this week. The Tennessee Titans play the Chicago Bears and passing the ball has been hard for teams playing them. Chicago has only given up five passing touchdowns this year and Kenny Britt has only caught one. Don’t expect Britt to make it two this week.