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Fantasy Land: Week 14 Remembered

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Tom Brady

    Tom Brady wasn't supposed to be doing this.

    He lost Randy Moss, he has absolutely no running game and all of his favorite receivers are 5-9 or shorter.

    Still, Tom Brady is once again the best fantasy quarterback in the NFL right now, much like in 2007 when he and Randy Moss set the world on fire.

    Never was that more clear than on Sunday when, in a blizzard in Chicago, Brady looked like he was playing in a dome as the Patriots just decimated a good Bears defense in some terrible weather.

    Brady threw for 369 yards, two touchdowns and once again, for the sixth straight game, no interceptions. In fact, over that same six-game stretch, Brady now has at least two scores and no picks. He led the Patriots into the halftime locker room with a resounding lead after a 59-yard touchdown pass to his favorite target Deion Branch on the last play of the half when the Patriots coaches were calling for a knee. Killer instinct + precision = very dangerous.

    People keep hyping Michael Vick for MVP this year, and what's he's done has been remarkable, but I think Brady will win yet another MVP award come season's end, and I think the Patriots will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in the Death Star in a couple of months.

    As for disappointments, look no further than Aaron Rodgers. With Week 14 being the first week of the postseason for many leagues, I'm guessing there are quite a bit of people cursing Rodgers' name after the Packers were beaten in the snoozer of the year by Detroit. Rodgers went 7-for-11 with 46 passing yards, no touchdowns and an interception while suffering his second concussion of the year for being stupid and not sliding (a growing trend for the QB with the most bravado, save Philip Rivers, in the league).

    If you managed to win with Rodgers, you better be looking for an adequate replacement because the chances of him playing next week are slim to none having suffered yet another concussion this year with the league's cautious stance on the brain injuries.

    Happy playoffs!

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