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Fantasy Land: Week 8 Remembered

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Last week, we placed a large bit of blame for Calvin Johnson's struggles in Detroit on his embattled quarterback, Matthew Stafford.

    Stafford, a Highland Park prep legend, has struggled mightily this season, disappointing every fantasy owner out there who drafted Stafford with the expectation he'd be a top-5, elite quarterback, right up there with the likes of Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

    In fact, Stafford hadn't thrown multiple touchdowns in a game yet this season heading into Sunday's game against a solid Seattle Seahawks defense. But that all changed on Sunday, and it changed in a big way.

    The Lions quarterback completed 34 of his 49 pass attempts for 352 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. And for good measure, he added a touchdown run to give him four TDs on the day and a big scoring day that thousands of fantasy owners had been waiting for all season.

    As for goats, look no further than New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who despite the luxury of playing with a short field for much of Sunday's rollercoaster ride in Dallas, was unable to capitalize. In all, Manning finished with just 192 yards passing with no touchdowns and an interception.