Week 10: Looks and Touches

Mike Harmon
Yahoo! Sports

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

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

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