Week 2 Results
(Dede 6) 16-13 (p4ddy31)
Both teams lost their opening game, so knew a win here would give them some momentum in the division. The running game was non-existent with Rice and Bernard failing to make an impression. Ravens went in at half time 10-6 up and added another FG in the 4th quarter, but Dalton managed to get his team in the red zone too and Jeremy Hill forced the ball over the line to take this into overtime. Dalton couldn't repeat his 4th quarter heroics, and after being forced to punt Justin Tucker won the game for Dede.
(PerrinV2) 3-10 (Beyond The Game)
Another defensive divisional battle saw BTG return to winning ways after a bad loss to Trimmer in week 1. Perrin started off in the assendency, driving down the field well on the opening drive and kicking a FG and then forced the Cowboys to punt on their opening drive. A big fumble from Cousins allowed BTG to tie the game up at 3-3. Perrin got greedy just before half time, trying to force a touchdown in. The clock ran down while comfortably in FG range though. In the second half. both starting QBs went out of this game injured, paving the way for the Cowboys rookie QB Taylor to make an impression. He did just that, leading the team down the field for the game’s only TD in the 4th quarter. For Perrin, however, things don’t look good. Cousins did well before his season-ending injury. Backup Lewis had a terrible game, throwing a pick at the 4 yard line with the game still tied, which led to the winning drive of the game. Will Perrin now look to get a new QB in, or does he have faith in Lewis after this?
(Danny Boy 1988) 31-21 (TJCallingham)
This game featured two of the rookie QBs from last season in Bortles and Derek Carr. TJ was smarting after only scoring 3 FGs last week and this week also started badly, seeing the Jags go 14-0 up in the second. He did manage to score his first TD of the season late in the second, but a third quarter dominated by Danny put and end to thoughts of a first win of the season to go with the TDs. Bortles had a good game, throwing for 311 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. Carr threw 2 TDs and 3 picks, but it was fellow draftee Khalil Mack who was the star for the Raiders, taking home a fumble recovery to go with his 6 tackles in the game.
- Lynch showed just why the Pats traded for him this week, running for 90 yards and 3 TDs in a big divisional win over the Dolphins.
- PacFish won his divisional showdown against JA15 thanks to Ben Tate rushing for 134 yards off 14 carries setting up 2 short FGs. Janikowski did miss a long one in this game as well.
- It's back to Earth with a bump for Trimmer as he lost 23-17 to McManus and the revived Giants, who didn’t turn the ball over. Nassib stepped in for an injured Cutler in the second half, but Cutler is back for week 3.
- Kirchoffs proved he wasn’t reliant on Luck with Keenum having a QB rating of 133.7 and Bradshaw running for 110 yards and 2 TDs, while EJ Manual struggled and was taken out of the 35-3 defeat for a rookie QB.
- Keano and his Vikings secured a massive 52-6 win over Zoso thanks to Peterson rushing for 179 yards and 2 TDs off 27 carries. Free agent signing Mallet threw 4 picks and was benched late on for Zoso, so will we see a new starting QB in week 3?
- - The Bears rookie QB recovered from a bad first game to throw 3 TDs in a 21-17 win over Joe. Osweiler had a Jekyll and Hyde performance, going nearly perfect in the first half and terribly in the second as they failed to add to the 17 points.
- - The Eagles lost again, this week to Cherries, as Foles threw another 3 picks and McCoy was kept to just 13 yards on the ground. New Panthers HB Richardson had 2 TDs as he tries to reignite his NFL career.
- Logan Evans terrible start to life as an NFL QB continured with a 4 INT performance in a shutout against Ultra's Falcons. Devonta Freeman ran for 199 yards and 2 TDs as Ultra made a real statement of intent in this game.
Players Of The Week
AFC Offensive Player Of The Week – Justin Hunter WR, Titans, 6 receptions for 283 yards and 2 TDs
AFC Defensive Player Of The Week – Derrick Johnson MLB, Chiefs, 7 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble
NFC Offensive Player Of The Week – Devonta Freeman HB, Falcons, 34 carries for 199 yards and 2 TDs
NFC Defensive Player Of The Week – Luke Kuechly MLB, Panthers, 7 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 INT
To return from Week 5 onwards
3 games to watch this week
(ShatnersBassoon, 1-1) @ (Red Rhinoceros, 0-2)
Both teams are coming off big loses where they threw a combined 12 INTs, so both will want to make a statement here. Shatners did at least have a great rushing attack with big FA signing Vereen making an impact, but we have already seen that the Seahawks Legion of Boom can win games on its own. Rhino needs to improve on offense after signing big WR Jeffery in the off-season and improving the O-line through the draft. The Wilson vs Stafford INT war will continue this week, whoever controls it better will win.
(Ramsdan, 2-0) @ (Sovoth, 2-0)
The matches between Dan and Sovoth last year both went to Dan as he worked his way to a SB while Sovoth didn’t even get playoffs. This season Sovoth needs an improvement because cap and retiring problems loom. He has got Kaepernick rolling nicely and a defence capable of forcing turnovers. Dan has yet to even concede a point this season, but that will be broken this week. Having resigned Bradford for the rest of the franchise, his offence is steady but effective and rarely forces passes. The deciding factor will be which defence plays better and one mistake could cost one of them the game and potentially a shot at the division.
(Goonertaff, 2-0) @ (oX Evo Xo , 2-0)
Evo has hit the ground running again this season and our SuperBowl champion remains unbeaten in this version of the Xpress while Gooner will be looking to continue his winning run this season. Both teams will want to get the ball into the hands of Sankey and Jamaal Charles as much as possible and will look to dominate the line of scrimmage. If this fails, then expect turnovers as both Alex Smith and Mettenberger have so far struggled with wayward passes.