- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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Through the regular season this slot was occupied by a divisional stock watch report: Three up and three down.
Before it’s put entirely to bed, I thought I’d run down the season for you.
Assessment: Seven selections involved the run game, a big issue all season. Johnson matched his Titans namesake, Chris Johnson, for most times named as a riser in the division.
Appeared in both categories: Pierre Garcon
Assessment: Obviously I tried too hard to avoid Peyton Manning since he was often an obvious selection. He only made risers once. Among the 16 risers were 11 different players.
Appeared in both categories: David Garrard
Leaders: Garrard (two fallings), Gerald Alexander (two risings)
Assessment: I think I underplayed Maurice Jones-Drew (one rising) as I did Manning, not wanting to make the obvious selection of the already well-known big name, especially as he’s the singular star of the team. Five fallings involved the team’s anemic pass rush.
Assessment: The team’s 0-6 start and 59-0 loss in New England really hurt it in the fallers category where it dominated early on.