Week 10 Results
(Dr Volki)24 - 27 (Buncey)
Our first game this week was an emotional battle between Butler and Master. Buncey led by his rookie QB Downling had put up some impressive numbers as of late and looks like a hot contender to win the Rookie of the Year. However on this day Volki defence stepped up and was able to force some turnovers with Shields getting a big fumble. The game live on Twitch would conclude with one of the best moments in recent Xpress history. After being sacked on a key 2nd down whilst driving for the win Buncey would go to his old trusty Dez Bryant on a critical play with a long out route which Dez caught and got out of bounce. Then with seconds left on the clock Buncey would fire home a 55 yard FG to seal the victory. This win could see the NFC North become a two horse race between Keanoo and Buncey and their next matchup is sure to be one of the must watch games.
. (Red Rhino) 7-10 (Keannoo)
Our next matchup sees Red Rhino face off against Keannoo. Rhino has been on a recent slide of good form pushing top quality opponents ranking high on the power rankings to the edge nearly upseting Sovoth last week, RamsDan before that. Surely the third time would be the charm right? It nearly was, With only nearly minutes to go 4 yards away from the endzone sweaty hands and man boobs Richie could smell sweet victory. But old habits would haunt him and it was INT time and the Vikings would make him pay with Peterson once again causing trouble and getting a key TD. But after not doing much on his next drive the Sea Pigieons would have to punt; but the Vikings and their Irish coach were able to escape with a time eating drive to win the game. This would go down as a crucial win for Keannoo who cant afford a slip up with Buncey on his tail. Whilst Rhino is looking in top form but just not getting the roll of the dice as of late.
(Joe) 14-10 (Kirchsoff)
Our final game sees us turn to the topsy turvy life of the AFC where anybody can make it to the final dance. Kirch started like a house on fire with an excellent pick and then later on TY Hilton would go deep and would score the opening TD and then a FG would give the Colts a 10-0 lead which they had at the start of the 4th. But throughout the 3rd Joe showed poise and drove down the field to get in good field position and it helped with Thomas scoring a TD to bring back the game. But the Colts were up to the challange and Luck drove the Colts into the redzone thanks to a fantastic passing attack. Then Enter WARD! who out of no where jumped a route like a beast and got a key INT at the 15. Brock who has been under pressure this week was looking to silent the critics once and for all. Big passes to Thomas would see the Broncos continue their drive in great fashion but the clock wasn't on their side needing a FG to tie the game. But Joe had other things on his mind and followed with a superb screen with 10 seconds left Ball walked the ball in and the Broncos rallied to prevail in a memorable victory.
- With Tannehill back in Miami Kenny Stills was a happy chappy as he had two TD in a 33-9 win over the Eagles.
- Ramadan keeps the streak alive after having a bit of an early scare but thanks to the play of Denario Alexander was able to escape Dallas with a big W 27-10
- Speaking of undefeateds the Chiefs continue their impressive streak riding Charles to a win as he scarried the ball for over 220 yards and 2 TDs in a big 34-10 win over the Steelers.
- Continuing with the undefeateds kingjimi and his Lynch fetish continued as the star running back gave the Jets linebackers a day to forget running for a 95 yard TD in a 45-10 win.
- Joe Flacco led the Ravens to a big win over their divisional rival Bengals with a 3 TD performance in a 21-7 win.
- Shatnoir and his Lions produced a big win late on Sunday night so didn't get a chance to write this up fully with Stafford throwing 2 TDs on the Giants defence who had no answer for Ebron and Vereen who combined for nearly over 200 yards of offence and 2 TDs. Could Shatners insert himself into the playoff picture?
- Ben Tate helped ensure the Browns would continue their good run of form over recent weeks with a big win over the Cards running for over 100 yards and a TD.
- Oh in case you haven't heard there is some rookie WR in New Orleans Chandler something who is causing a stir with big performances such as his 100 yard day and a TD against the Panthers but it didn't help as Cherries snuck away with a 24-14 win.
Players Of The Week
AFC Offensive Player Of The Week – Jamaal Charles, HB, Chiefs, 27 Carries, 226 yards, 2 TDs
AFC Defensive Player Of The Week – M.Graham, CB, Titans, 1 Tackle, 2 INT & 2 TDs
,NFC Offensive Player Of The Week – Devonte Freeman HB, Falcons, 23 Carries, 213 yards, 1 TD
NFC Defensive Player Of The Week – AJ Hawk, MLB, Packers, 8 Tackles, 1 INT, 1 TD
1. Chiefs (9-0) (-)
2. Rams (9-0) (-)
3. Patriots (9-0) (+1)
4. Jaguars (8-0) -1
5. 49ers (8-1) (-)
6. Vikings (7-2) (-)
7. Falcons (7-2) (-)
8. Giants (6-2) (-)
9. Raiders (6-3) (-)
10. Bears (6-3) (-)
3 games to watch this week
(Sovoth, 8-1) @ (RamsDan, 9-0)
Our first game sees us turn our attention to the NFC West; Both teams have been playing well and revenge will be on the mind of the niners whose only loss this season was against the Rams in week 3. But this is a different Niners team who are coming off some big performances as of late including their upset of the Falcons a few weeks ago and some close wins. RamsDan was slightly challanged in his last few games with Rhino pushing him to the limit but it looks like this could be his toughest test to date. The key in this game for Sovoth is keeping the big WR in check and stopping the streaks to Alexander which ruined the Cowboys. On the otherside of the ball for Dan its all about not letting the niners keep the game close. Even though Kaep has turned over the ball consistently with 22 INT to 16 TDs his found a way to get his team back into the game. Dan needs to shut out the 49ers and ensure he doesnt give them a sniff to get into this one. I think this could be a great game and look forward to seeing the result as I think their is potential for a 1 to go into the Rams loss column
(TJCullingham, 6-3) @ (Evo, 9-0)
After losing their first 3 games I'm sure nobody would have predicted the run that TJ would've gone on. The Raiders defence has been immense only allowing 3, 3 & 7 points in their last three games. Everyone knows about the Chiefs though and their offence built around one man Charles! They just put up points for fund with over 100 points put up in thier last 3 games this is going to be a test for the Raiders defence. But they key to stopping this Chiefs team can be seen when Buncey nearly beat them earlier in the season! Keep Charles in check that day Charles only had 3.1 avg yards and it nearly killed this team. the Chiefs Wide outs are hardly game breakers with Boykins having a decent season. The good news for the Raiders is they rank 7th in the league stopping the rush. So it looks likely this game could be a really tight affair I for one hope that someone could stop the tyrany that has come over the Xpress and may TJ prevail.
(BTG 5-4) @ (Ultra, 7-2)
Our final game of the week is a classic. Two coaches who have been in the Xpress since day 1 and are two of the most successful coaches in MaddenPFL and Xpress history. This season the two coaches have gone in slightly opposite directions with the Cowboys on a skid thanks to their awfully tough schedule , whilst the Falcons have performed well throughout the season. The Falcons have built a steady rushing attack ranking second in the league for total yards. Whilst the Cowboys have been middle of the road on most stats however Turnovers continue to be a strong point of this team not giving many up and forcing some as well. The Change in QB over the past 2 weeks hasn''t worked out to well for the Cowboys but Taylor has showed some promise and looks likely to start unless Romo makes a strong case in practice this week. Either way a rematch of Xpress Superbowl I, II & III is on the cards I'm sure there will be a few interested in this epic rivalarly that has lasted the last 3 years.