Studs and Duds: NFL Week Nine

By Brett Malamud

Here’s week nine’s edition of Studs and Duds:

Stud: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Who saw this coming? Big Ben had yet another monster game this week, throwing six more touchdowns and a total of 340 yards. Over the last two weeks, Roethlisberger has racked up 862 yards and 12 touchdowns. He became the first quarterback in NFL history history to throw six touchdowns in two consecutive games. Fantasy owners will be pleased to find out that Big Ben’s next game comes against the New York Jets, who sit at 1-8.

Roethlisberger has been fantastic over the last few weeks (via USA Today)

Roethlisberger has been fantastic over the last few weeks (via USA Today)

Dud: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Again I can say…who saw this coming? Rivers was 12-for-23 with 138 yards and zero touchdowns. Rivers also threw three interceptions and lost a fumble.

Stud: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

The pair ends up on the Stud list for the second straight week. Highlighted by one of the best catches of the year, Brady and Gronkowski turned in a fantastic performance in a rout of the Denver Broncos.

Dud: Zac Stacy, St. Louis Rams

Stacy appears to have lost the starting RB job, finishing week nine with ZERO touches.

Stud: Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings

Asiata was a dominant force in the red zone this week. He had 10 carries for 26 yards and three touchdowns.

Dud: New York Jets

Not only did the Jets lose to push their losing streak to eight games, but when they arrived back in the locker room they got to see their former quarterback Mark Sanchez winning a game on the road for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Stud: Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals

Coming in for the injured Giovani Bernard, Hill was amazing, taking 24 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns. With Bernard out this week, Hill will have the reigns against Cleveland on Thursday night.

Stud: Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

Maclin scored another two touchdowns last week and finished with six catches, half the amount of catches he had in week eight, but finished with 158 yards

Brett Malamud is a Computer Science Major at Binghamton University. He is the co-founder of His favorite athletes are Derek Jeter and Todd Bertuzzi. You can follow him on twitter at @brettnyy


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