Tuesday, November 1, 2011
By James Walker
Only two quarterbacks were in action for our latest edition of the "Sanchez-Fitz-Moore Watch."
Here are our latest grades for Week 8:
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Result: W, 23-0 against Washington
Stats: 21-for-27, 262 yards, two TDs, one INT
Analysis: Fitzpatrick played great against the Washington Redskins. It was just days after signing a $59 million contract and becoming the new face of the Bills. He was too aggressive on his interception where he threw into coverage and got picked in the end zone. But Fitzpatrick's aggressiveness is part of what makes the Bills' offensive successful. Buffalo doesn't want to curtail that too much. Fitzpatrick seems to be getting back in the grove.
Walker's grade: A-
Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
Result: L, 20-17 against Giants
Stats: 13-for-22, 138 yards, one rushing TD
Analysis: Moore also played one of his more efficient games against the New York Giants. He played safe, mistake free football and also made a few plays down the field. It was nearly a winning performance. But the Dolphins became too cautious in the fourth quarter and gave up 10 straight points to New York. But Moore is improving the past two weeks and putting the Dolphins in position to win.
Walker's grade: B-
This week's winner: Fitzpatrick (three points)
Second place: Moore (two points)
Overall standings (second quarter)
First (tie): Fitzpatrick and Mark Sanchez (nine points)
Third: Moore (five points)
Stay tuned for next week. It's fitting that Sanchez and Fitzpatrick will go head-to-head this weekend to determine who wins the second quarter of the "Sanchez-Fitz-Moore Watch."