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Bryce Johnson is a columnist at Sports Spectrum magazine and host of "UNPACKIN' it," a nationally syndicated faith and sports radio show. Follow him on Twitter @BRYCERADIO

Most Impressive Performance:  Willis McGahee made a huge difference in the Broncos offense on Sunday, and that translated into a very impressive fantasy day as well.  He rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns. If he stays healthy and keeps running like that, fantasy owners will be very satisfied.   Pleasant surprise: Julio Jones caught two monster touchdowns for the Falcons and bounced back from a hamstring injury with a strong performance for fantasy owners.   Disappointing surprise:  Fred Jackson has been great all year long, but against the Jets he wasn’t able to get into the end zone and only rushed for 82 yards...

1. Green Bay Packers- If they want to go undefeated, they will. 2. Baltimore Ravens- Joe Flacco and the Ravens got a much-needed confidence boost...

Join host Bryce Johnson and Sports Spectrum staff writer Aaron May for Sports Spectrum Magazine's podcast called "SPORTS YAPP." Today on the show, they yapped about all the close games in the NFL on Sunday, LSU beating Bama, and discussed Palmer, Hillis, and Tebow. Click here to listen. Last Wednesday, Bryce talked to ESPN’s NBA expert, Chris Broussard. Chris talks about his life, his career, his faith, LeBron James, his relationship with Skip Bayless, and a little Christian hip-hop. Click here to listen...

We are beginning week 9 and I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the first 8 weeks in Fantasy Football. Most Impressive Player: Aaron Rodgers continues his dominant ways week after week.  I would guess that most people who have him as their starting quarterback are in first place (like me) or at the top of your league.  There are only a couple of other quarterbacks who even come close to the fantasy numbers he puts up. Pleasant surprise: Cam Newton has been incredible.  He clearly has the best value in all of fantasy because most owners drafted him really late or even picked him up off waivers.  He can score touchdowns on the ground or in the air, which allows more options for fantasy points.

1. Green Bay Packers- They probably had the best bye week, too, since they are the best at everything else. 2. Pittsburgh Steelers- Troy Polamalu is all over the field on defense. He’s amazing, and the Steelers need to be taken seriously again. 3. San Francisco 49ers- They are making plays by throwing the ball to lineman. Are you kidding me? The 49ers are unbelievable at this point. Wow, I’m impressed. 4. Detroit Lions- The defense was the story this week by absolutely dominating the Broncos. The Lions really needed a win after they dropped two in a row...

1. Tim Tebow and the Broncos had a terrible game, but it doesn’t mean he should be benched already. He moves to 1-1 on the season and he needs to improve obviously. The Lions have a really tough defense and they dominated, but give Tebow time. The Broncos also need to understand the lack of weapons that he has to work with and yes, I’m a Tebow apologist. 2. The Baltimore Ravens are the worst great team right now. They lost to the Jaguars on Monday Night football and then struggled all day against the Cardinals to barely escape with the win. I think they are really great when they want to be, but they fall asleep too often...

Today we are joined by broadcaster Dave Pasch from ESPN and bassist Tim Foreman from the band Switchfoot. We also yapp about Owens, Bartman and do a segment called “Tap Drill.” Click here to listen. Look for Bryce's NFL power rankings column to return next week.

Week 6 Recap: Most Impressive Performance:  Ahmad Bradshaw had three rushing touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing against Buffalo. The goal line carries usually go to Brandon Jacobs, but since he was out on Sunday, Bradshaw was the beneficiary, and so was your fantasy team if you own him. Pleasant surprise:  It’s amazing that anyone kicks or punts to Devin Hester. When the ball is in his hands, he’s one of the most dangerous players on the field. On Sunday night he had two touchdowns, one receiving and one returning, to go along with 91 receiving yards. I doubt many fantasy owners started him, but if you did you were rewarded big time...

1. Green Bay Packers- Aaron Rodgers puts on a show every week. It's not unrealistic to wonder if they can go undefeated. 2. Detroit Lions- They probably should have held on to the lead against the 49ers, but one loss may be beneficial for them. They were starting to get a lot of attention, and this loss can be a mini wake up call. 3. New Orleans Saints- Drew Brees has been such a clutch quarterback in New Orleans, but he was the opposite of that down the stretch against the Bucs. No need to panic, but it was surprising. 4. Buffalo Bills- Ryan Fitzpatrick took the blame for the loss to the Giants...

1. Green Bay Packers- The Packers aren’t blowing teams out by any means, but they will soon. We’ve only seen a hint of their dominance. 2. Detroit Lions- In a nationally televised game, the Lions proved to the entire country that they’re the real deal and that they’re here to stay. Sure, the Bears aren’t an elite team, but the Lions took care of them and showcased their well-roundedness on both sides of the ball. 3. New Orleans Saints- They had a tight game against the Panthers, but the Saints can count on Drew Brees to get the job done. Jimmy Graham is becoming a top tight end as well...

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