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Rodgers-to-Jennings highlights Week 13

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but it certainly had no effect on the talented Green Bay combination of Aaron Rodgers and Greg Jennings.

The Packers duo posted a total of 63 fantasy points on Sunday, with Jennings earning the greater portion via six receptions for 122 yards and two scores (35 pts).

Rodgers threw for 298 yards, two yards short of a bonus, on 21-for-30 passing. He threw three touchdown passes against no interceptions and ran four times for 39 yards. His 28 points finished second to Michael Vick's Thursday night effort.

Of course, both quarterback (RapidDraft ADP 17) and receiver (ADP 21) were expected to perform at this level every week and while Rodgers has been very good all season, Jennings was "missing in action" for the first five games. However, beginning in Week 6 Jennings has caught at least five passes for no less than 74 yards and scored in double digits in seven consecutive games. He's averaging 23.9 ppg over that span including 35 against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson, who worried his fantasy owners for the last seven days after suffering an ankle injury in Week 12, showed no signs of the problem when the whistle blew. He ran as powerfully as ever and had 107 yards and three touchdowns worth 33 points to lead all running backs. He didn't run for the most yards, that honor went to Maurice Jones-Drew (186), but MJD couldn't find the endzone and finished with just 21 fantasy points.

Probably the most surprising total of the day came from Minnesota wideout Sidney Rice. With starting quarterback Brett Favre sidelined after a big hit, Rice made Tarvaris Jackson look good. Rice went over two defenders to catch an underthrown ball for a 31-yard touchdown reception and made a diving catch of another Jackson throw for a second marker. In all, Rice caught five balls for 105 yards and posted 28 points.

Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne were pretty good too, although Manning did throw four interceptions, two of which were run back for touchdowns. Despite those miscues, Manning threw for 365 yards and two scores and Wayne caught 14 balls for 200 yards and a score. Together they totaled 52 points.

In general, however, this has not been a high-scoring weekend. There were just four 300-yard passers, two on Thursday night. There were 10 100-yard rushers and eight 100-yard receivers including three likely non-starters - Earl Bennett, Ben Watson and Tashard Choice.

There are still two great games to go this week, though they may not produce many good fantasy totals because three of the top defenses are involved - Pittsburgh, Baltimore and the New York Jets.

Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.


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