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Baltimore Ravens v Minnesota Vikings

After the first half of this game, it sure looked like the Vikings were going to roll over the Ravens. In the second half of the game the Ravens started gashing Minnesota’s prideful defense for big touchdowns.

In the end, the Ravens lost on a missed field goal by Steven Hauscha at the last second of the game.

Joe Flacco and Ray Rice Lead Come Back

No one could blame fantasy football owners that benched Ray Rice in this game, if they had good options. The Vikings’ defense has been great against the run for years, and they are very stingy on giving up rushing touchdowns.

Sure, one would figure Rice would get some love in the passing game but who would have thought he would put this game together.

For the game, Rice had 77 yards rushing and 117 yards receiving with two rushing touchdowns.

His fellow teammate had maybe an even more impressive game as quarterback Joe Flacco. For the game Flacco had 385 passing yards and two passing touchdowns.

It is clear to see that Flacco will be a future relevant fantasy quarterback at some point. Right now he is a decent bye week fill in player, but not a weekly starter.

Adrian Peterson Goes Over 100 Yards

Last week the Ravens gave up their first 100 yard rushing game in 40 contests to Cedric Benson in a lose. This week they gave up 139 yards rushing to Adrian Peterson in another lose for the team.

Vikings vs. Ravens


The Ravens have now dropped three in a row, and they need to correct their issues on defense to start winning again.

For fantasy football owners with Peterson, they had to be pleased with his performance. He didn’t have a touchdown but to get 139 yards from their stud, in this matchup ,was not that bad.

Ryan Longwell Kickers Four In

The Vikings will probably score a bunch of touchdowns this year with Brett Favre having a great year. Still, Ryan Longwell should have a few games with a good amount of opportunities this season. In this game Longwell made all four of his chances and had a very good day.

Look for Longwell as a decent option for fantasy this year as he will get you points every week.

NFL Fantasy Football Information writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com

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