Saturday, October 25

Double Coverage

The feature everyone loved in the preseason, Double Coverage, is back. There have been many dynamic duos in history. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Batman and Robin. Peanut butter and jelly. And today, we bring you yet another great duo. Tosten and A-Koz will be giving our views on a player each week; one of us for him, and one of us against him. Today's topic: Who's the better quarterback in London? Philip Rivers or Drew Brees?

A-Koz: Start Brees

Philip Rivers over Drew Brees? That's harder to understand than this. Let's take a look at the numbers. In five of his seven games, Drew Brees has thrown for 300-plus yards. That was the case for Rivers just twice in seven games, including two games where he didn't even throw for 200 yards. Brees has thrown for at least 200 yards in every single game this season. Brees has attempted 30 or more passes in all his games this year. Rivers, on the other hand, just once. Brees has now had a full week of practice with Colston. That should shake of the rust the two had last week. Shockey's status looks a lot better than it did earlier this week, too. If that wasn't enough, the Chargers rank dead last in pass defense, giving up over 254 yards per game. Antonio Cromartie's status is up in the air and even if he does play, he won't be 100 percent. The choice is clear: Brees '08.

Tosten: Start Rivers
It's funny that you should toss out political parallels and analogies. That couldn't be more relevant to my main point. You see, as critics fall in love with Oliver Stone's W, fantasy owners have begun to despise Bush. The Reggie one. With a blown meniscus causing Number Five to most likely miss around four weeks, Brees loses 25 percent of his touchdown production and a shade under that mark of his yardage production this year. No amount of Colston can make that up this week against the Bolts in London. Rivers on the other hand has dropped three scores in four out of seven games this season. The number one fantasy quarterback will continue his top notch studliness in Wembley Stadium against the mediocre-at-best New Orleans Saints pass defense.
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