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Week 10: Looks and Touches

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The following is a list of the Week 10 leaders in looks and touches. It defines those running backs and receivers who received the most attention this past weekend.

Touches is defined as the number of times a running back carried or caught the football.
Looks is defined as the number of times a player was the intended target of a pass.

This past week we saw some crazy activity. Heavy wind gusts killed whatever passing games might have been established by the Bears and 49ers. The ball used in the famed 39-yard field goal attempt by Robbie Gould continued to sail this week, and I think it landed just outside of Albany this afternoon. The Buccaneers and Redskins were predicted to score 33 points combined last week. Both teams topped the mark!

Edgerrin James and the Colts continued their winning ways. Heath Evans stepped up in place of the injured Corey Dillon. And, Reggie Brown, the new No. 1 target in Philly, saw 10 balls fired his way in the crushing loss to the Cowboys.

All of these storylines, and mountains of others, fit so simply into a couple columns as we rip apart the play-by-play for Week 10.

LOOKS
The Packers continue to search for weapons for Brett Favre in the second half of the season. Rising to the top of the receiving corps is veteran Donald Driver. He tied Chris Chambers and Larry Fitzgerald with a league-high 14 Looks this week. Driver has been targeted an average of 10 times per game this season.

Hines Ward owners were happy to see Charlie Batch and Tommy Maddox take to the air in Sunday night's game after a quiet Week 9. Ward was targeted 13 times (including the TD pass from Antwaan Randle El), catching eight passes to become Pittsburgh's all-time reception leader. Ward owners also were left with a bit of a salty taste in their mouths as one apparent TD catch was over-ruled via replay, and another catch ended up about six inches short of the goal line prior to the half.

Eli Manning continues to lean more heavily on veteran receiver Amani Toomer as the season progresses. Toomer was the target of 13 Manning tosses in the loss against Minnesota. Look for him to be involved heavily when the Eagles visit this weekend.

Talk about balance! Peyton Manning continues to build momentum and get the passing game rolling, and after nine perfect weeks of play, the Colts are clicking on all cylinders. This past week, Manning threw nine passes to each of his top three receivers – Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, and Brandon Stokley. Interestingly enough, Harrison and Wayne have both been thrown to 68 times on the season.

TOUCHES
With the injury to Priest Holmes, Larry Johnson clearly figured to up his workload in Week 10. He tallied a season-high 32 Touches in Week 10 in Kansas City's loss to Buffalo. Though he failed to find the end zone, Johnson piled up 178 total yards of offense, and assured himself another busy day in Week 11 (despite his shots at the KC play-calling).

Greg Jones filled in admirably for the injured Fred Taylor. He racked up 26 Touches in Week 10 and teamed with Byron Leftwich and that tough defense to lay a 30-3 thumping on the Jets. Taylor is listed as doubtful again for Week 11, meaning that another heavy dose of Jones is in the offing against the Titans.

Tiki Barber has been the backbone of the Giants offensive attack this season, helping to make second-year QB Eli Manning increasingly comfortable under center. Barber has accumulated 23 or more Touches in six games this season.

Brian Westbrook was already being counted on to carry a significant portion of the workload for the Eagles' offense. With the loss of Terrell Owens and now Donovan McNabb, Westbrook figures to rack up Touches going forward as well. Despite a lack of attempts in the running game this year, his involvement in the passing game has yielded eight games with 15 or more Touches.

Week 10 Touch Leaders
RANK PLAYER WEEK 10 SEASON
1 Shaun Alexander, Sea 34 216
2 Larry Johnson, Kan 32 138
3 Tiki Barber, NYG 31 199
4 Samkon Gado, GB 29 57
4 Edgerrin James, Ind 29 248
6 Stephen Davis, Car 27 165
7 Greg Jones, Jac 26 70
8 Michael Bennett, Min 25 73
8 Clinton Portis, Was 25 192
10 Kevan Barlow, SF 24 158
10 Adrian Peterson, Chi 24 39
12 Warrick Dunn, Atl 23 196
13 Steven Jackson, STL 22 183
14 Reuben Droughns, Cle 21 187
14 LaMont Jordan, Oak 21 215
14 Brian Westbrook, Phi 21 159
17 Willis McGahee, Buf 20 221
17 Heath Evans, NE 20 25
17 Curtis Martin, NYJ 20 193
20 Tatum Bell, Den 19 108
20 Jamal Lewis, Bal 19 176
20 Duce Staley, Pit 19 36
23 Ronnie Brown, Mia 18 163
23 Jonathan Wells, Hou 18 49
25 Mike Anderson, Den 17 158
26 Marion Barber, Dal 16 83
26 Kevin Jones, Det 16 158
28 Frank Gore, SF 15 74
29 Lamar Gordon, Phi 13 47
30 Ricky Williams, Mia 12 56
30 Cedric Benson, Chi 12 58
32 Verron Haynes, Pit 11 52
33 Mike Alstott, Tam 10 33
33 Ladell Betts, Was 10 62
33 Cedric Houston, NYJ 10 12
33 Carnell Williams, Tam 10 140
37 Vernand Morency, Hou 9 20
37 Shawn Bryson, Det 9 58
37 Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ari 9 38
37 Julius Jones, Dal 9 133
37 Jerome Bettis, Pit 9 52
37 J.J. Arrington, Ari 9 60
37 DeShaun Foster, Car 9 93
44 Michael Cloud, NE 7 8
44 Artose Pinner, Det 7 48
46 T.J. Duckett, Atl 6 51
46 Marshall Faulk, STL 6 52
48 Michael Pittman, Tam 5 77
48 Marcel Shipp, Ari 5 126
50 Zack Crockett, Oak 4 30
50 Alvin Pearman, Jac 4 48
52 Shaud Williams, Buf 3 41
52 Musa Smith, Bal 3 3
52 Bryan Johnson, Chi 3 3
55 William Henderson, GB 2 22
55 Tony Richardson, Kan 2 8
55 Terrelle Smith, Cle 2 7
55 ReShard Lee, GB 2 12
55 Mack Strong, Sea 2 23
55 Josh Parry, Phi 2 11
55 Jerald Sowell, NYJ 2 17
55 James Jackson, Ari 2 4
55 Derrick Wimbush, Jac 2 5
55 Derrick Ward, NYG 2 30
55 Brad Hoover, Car 2 10
55 LaBrandon Toefield, Jac 2 8
67 Reno Mahe, Phi 1 4
67 Mike Sellers, Was 1 10
67 Lousaka Polite, Dal 1 5
67 Terry Jackson, SF 1 3
67 Kyle Johnson, Den 1 13
67 Jim Finn, NYG 1 3
67 Jason McKie, Chi 1 1
67 Jameel Cook, Tam 1 5
67 Dee Brown, Tam 1 1
67 Cory Schlesinger, Det 1 5
67 Ciatrick Fason, Min 1 6
67 Brandon Jacobs, NYG 1 27
Week 10 Look Leaders
RANK PLAYER WEEK 10 SEASON
1 Chris Chambers, Mia 14 89
1 Larry Fitzgerald, Ari 14 104
1 Donald Driver, GB 14 89
4 Hines Ward, Pit 13 65
4 Amani Toomer, NYG 13 67
6 Joey Galloway, Tam 12 93
6 Bobby Engram, Sea 12 52
6 Doug Gabriel, Oak 12 43
6 Plaxico Burress, NYG 12 111
6 Tony Gonzalez, Kan 12 73
11 Randy Moss, Oak 11 70
11 Deion Branch, NE 11 84
11 Randy McMichael, Mia 11 59
11 Marty Booker, Mia 11 57
11 Rod Smith, Den 11 69
11 Antonio Bryant, Cle 11 73
17 Kevin Curtis, STL 10 70
17 Torry Holt, STL 10 80
17 Reggie Brown, Phi 10 35
17 Jerry Porter, Oak 10 81
17 Tiki Barber, NYG 10 32
17 Eddie Kennison, Kan 10 69
23 David Patten, Was 9 59
23 Ike Hilliard, Tam 9 34
23 LaMont Jordan, Oak 9 69
23 Jeremy Shockey, NYG 9 68
23 Reggie Wayne, Ind 9 77
23 Marvin Harrison, Ind 9 77
23 Brandon Stokley, Ind 9 51
23 Roy Williams, Det 9 42
23 LeRon McCoy, Ari 9 13
32 Brian Westbrook, Phi 8 75
32 Troy Brown, NE 8 46
32 Nate Burleson, Min 8 34
32 Larry Johnson, Kan 8 25
32 Andre Johnson, Hou 8 41
32 Dennis Northcutt, Cle 8 47
32 Braylon Edwards, Cle 8 38
32 Eric Moulds, Buf 8 79
32 Todd Heap, Bal 8 57
32 Derrick Mason, Bal 8 82
32 Alge Crumpler, Atl 8 70
32 Obafemi Ayanbadejo, Ari 8 36
44 Santana Moss, Was 7 93
44 Brandon Lloyd, SF 7 64
44 Jerramy Stevens, Sea 7 48
44 Joe Jurevicius, Sea 7 51
44 L.J. Smith, Phi 7 62
44 Jermaine Wiggins, Min 7 61
44 Travis Taylor, Min 7 56
44 Ernest Wilford, Jac 7 34
44 Marcus Pollard, Det 7 45
44 Keyshawn Johnson, Dal 7 77
44 Steve Smith, Car 7 86
44 Jamal Lewis, Bal 7 26
56 Chris Cooley, Was 6 61
56 Steven Jackson, STL 6 42
56 Marshall Faulk, STL 6 33
56 Laveranues Coles, NYJ 6 77
56 Michael Bennett, Min 6 14
56 Chris Horn, Kan 6 27
56 Matt Jones, Jac 6 45
56 Jabar Gaffney, Hou 6 49
56 Brian Finneran, Atl 6 52
56 Warrick Dunn, Atl 6 22
66 Ladell Betts, Was 5 13
66 Greg Lewis, Phi 5 62
66 Justin McCareins, NYJ 5 64
66 Ronnie Brown, Mia 5 35
66 Bubba Franks, GB 5 37
66 Donald Lee, GB 5 23
66 Jason Witten, Dal 5 47
66 Terry Glenn, Dal 5 69
66 Reuben Droughns, Cle 5 32
66 Mark Campbell, Buf 5 24
66 Mark Clayton, Bal 5 31
77 Edell Shepherd, Tam 4 7
77 Brandon Manumaleuna, STL 4 13
77 Shaun McDonald, STL 4 48
77 Cedrick Wilson, Pit 4 29
77 Antwaan Randle El, Pit 4 46
77 Courtney Anderson, Oak 4 34
77 Doug Jolley, NYJ 4 19
77 Jerald Sowell, NYJ 4 21
77 Heath Evans, NE 4 10
77 Wes Welker, Mia 4 32
77 Jimmy Smith, Jac 4 66
77 Edgerrin James, Ind 4 33
77 Vernand Morency, Hou 4 8
77 Antonio Chatman, GB 4 48
77 Andrae Thurman, GB 4 6
77 Samkon Gado, GB 4 5
77 Scottie Vines, Det 4 40
77 Ashley Lelie, Den 4 59
77 Marion Barber, Dal 4 13
77 Muhsin Muhammad, Chi 4 89
77 Josh Reed, Buf 4 34
77 T.J. Duckett, Atl 4 5