FANTASY FOOTBALL IN-SEASON FEATURES
||Fitting that the town which gave us Michael Jordan sports a team with 23 sacks and 23 turnovers. Not sure how the six return touchdowns fit into the mix, though.
||Does Tony Romo have another four-pick game in his bag of tricks?
||Ryan Pickspatrick has contributed to 17 Buffalo turnovers. And if you get points for passes batted down, J.J. Watt is your dude.
||No team has turned the ball over more than the Chiefs. And turnovers have a way of leading to defensive points.
||Green Bay leads the league with 26 sacks; the Cards have given up a league-high 38 sacks. If you're John Skelton, this is not going to end well.
||Still not sure how the Skins have scored four defensive touchdowns despite losing key defensive personnel early in the season, but it's working for them.
||It's no coincidence that Peyton Manning always seems to find himself on teams with good pass rushes. As opposed to facing teams with good pass rushes, I suppose.
||The Bears have allowed 25 sacks already this season. No wonder Jay Cutler is so grumpy.
||Philly has turned the ball over 17 times, and some think the solution is turning the keys over to a rookie quarterback?
||Detroit has allowed more return touchdowns than any other team. Do the Jags have the personnel to capitalize?
||No Ray, no Ladarius... but Terrell Suggs is back and Ed Reed is still around. That's more than enough to generate defensive fantasy points.
||The Giants have forced four times as many turnovers (24) as the Steelers have allowed (6). Something's gotta give.
||Carolina has quietly carved out a reasonably effective fantasy defense, with 20 sacks, 10 turnovers, and a couple return TDs.
||The Browns get after the quarterback, and Joe Flacco has had his struggles on the road.
||Don't make Jared Allen angry; you would not like him when he's angry.
||It's not quite as disparate as the other side of the ball, but Arizona has 26 sacks and the Pack has given up 28. What's the NFL record for most sacks in a game, both teams? It may be in jeopardy.
||Ryan Mathews keeps putting the ball on the ground, and he's not alone: the Bolts have turned the ball over 15 times in seven games.
||Cameron Wake, meet Andrew Luck. Lather, rinse, repeat.
||Only two teams have more sacks than the Bengals, but Peyton Manning is pretty good at getting rid of the ball quickly.
||The Raiders have taken surprisingly good care of the ball, but only two teams have more picks than Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber-led secondary.
||The Giants have allowed just seven sacks thus far this year, and the Steelers don't get after the passer like they used to.
||Mario Williams returns home to face a Texans team that's allowed only eight sacks and turned the ball over just six times. Maybe they should have taken Reggie Bush after all.
||From time to time Christian Ponder has made some head-scratching decisions. Having the Twelfth Man roaring in his head won't help.
||Detroit has battled a bunch of injuries on the defensive side of the ball, but they should muster up enough manpower to rattle Blaine Gabbert.
||The Bucs are among the most stingy offenses in giving up sacks and turning the ball over, while the Raiders are among the league's worst at making that aforementioned stuff happen. And that's why they're down in this portion of the rankings.
||Philly has just nine sacks (only one team has fewer), one fumble recovery (no team has less), and eight takeaways (only three teams have fewer). Clearly it's all Michael Vick's fault.
||The Cowboys have just three picks, second-fewest in the league. You'd think facing Tony Romo in practice they'd be better at that sort of thing.
||Miami has turned the ball over just three times. Not too shabby for a rookie quarterback.