ANVILS 70 at Throwbacks 6
GAME STORY: The Anvils (8-4) made sure to crush any hopes of the Throwbacks (5-7) getting to .500 on the season with a convincing 64-point win on the road. QB JOE MONTANA went to work early and ended the day with 681 passing yards, seven touchdowns and three picks. WR CALVIN JOHNSON had another three-touchdown day to go along with 150 yards on six receptions. Throwbacks RB BARRY SANDERS was held in check with -9 yards rushing on 27 carries and caught six passes for 53 yards, TE KEITH JACKSON was the club leader with 59 yards receiving.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Anvils WR JOHN STALLWORTH worked his way around the Throwbacks defence with 10 receptions, 346 yards and three touchdowns.
(D) – Anvils DL ART DONOVAN had six of the Anvils 14 sacks on the afternoon.
Hunters 13 at TIME BANDITS 81
GAME STORY: The Time Bandits (9-3) continued the frustrating task with staying in the hunt for the Don Shula Division title with yet another dominating performance. The Hunters (2-10) locked in with thoughts on next season. Time Bandits QB FRAN TARKENTON threw eight touchdowns to go with 815 passing yards and had three receivers go over the 200-yard mark. WR DREW PEARSON and WR DERRICK MASON were two of the three with 247 and 202 yards respectfully. Throwbacks QB DAN MARINO spread the ball around to eight different players but only had 324 yards passing, a touchdown and two interceptions.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Time Bandits WR ERIC DECKER had 15 receptions, 278 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
(D) – Time Bandits DL CHARLES HALEY sacked his way into a game ball with six total sacks and 10 tackles.
ELITE 53 at ORIGINALS 73
GAME STORY: The Originals (4-8) ended a five-game losing streak by scoring a season best 73 points in Sunday’s first game of the day. ELITE (4-8) couldn’t follow up on their huge upset win in Week 11 with another victory. QB DREW BREES rewarded his coaching staff with their patience throwing for 1000 yards, eight touchdowns and one interception. WR HERMAN MOORE had 269 receiving yards and a couple of touchdowns to lead the way. ELITE QB JOHN ELWAY favourite target was RB EDDIE GEORGE who didn’t run the ball once but had 12 catches for 180 yards.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Originals RB PRIEST HOLMES scored two touchdowns on three carries and added eight receptions for 167 yards and three more scores.
(D) – Originals DB WALT HARRIS had 11 tackles and a team leading five knockdowns for his first game ball of the season.
IMMORTALS 145 AT Birds of Prey 13
GAME STORY: The question coming into this game was could the Birds of Prey (1-11) slow down the relentless offence of the Immortals (10-2)? The answer was a resounding no. The Immortals scored 100 points for the fifth consecutive week with WR TERRELL OWENS catching eight touchdown passes to go with his team leading 337 receiving yards. WR JERRY RICE led the team with 20 receptions and had 162 YAC yards. Birds of Prey QB JOHNNY UNITAS wasn’t on the field that much and that explains the 102 passing yards and 114 total yards of offence.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Immortals QB BRETT FAVRE threw for 1136 yards and a AFLL record 18 TOUCHDOWNS and he had a couple of picks.
(D) Immortals DL DAVID JONES made sure that Favre didn’t steal the show with his 24 sacks.
Beowulf 21 at FANCENTRIC FRENZY 58
GAME STORY: FanCentric Frenzy (6-6) kept themselves in the division race with four games remaining by winning on Sunday night. RB MARCUS ALLEN and RB OLLIE MATSON combined for three rushing touchdowns and QB RANDALL CUNNINGHAM had 620 passing yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Frenzy main focus was slowing down Beowulf (6-6) RB ERIC METCALF and it worked as they kept him out of the end zone and four yards of total offence.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Frenzy TE JACKIE SMITH caught a team leading 20 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
(D) – Frenzy LB ED SPRINKLE and DL REGGIE WHITE shared the game ball with 11 sacks each and 30 tackles combined.
Diamonds 40 at HEROES FC 53
GAME STORY: Whatever the coaching staff has been working on with Heroes FC (6-6) is showing up on the field, as they won their third game in a row on Sunday night. There was some creative play calling with TE TONY GONZALEZ rushing the ball a couple of times, plus 11 receptions for 223 yards and two touchdowns. WR TIM BROWN also had 11 catches for 276 yards and three scores. Diamonds (2-10) QB ROGERR STAUBACH wasn’t the weak link for his team playing mistake free football with 423 passings yards and four touchdowns. Team owner WR CRIS CARTER had three catches for 122 yards and one score.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Heroes FC QB STEVE YOUNG is finding his groove as of late, putting up 741 yards and six touchdowns.
(D) – Diamonds LB HARDY NICKERSON had 11 tackles, one sack, one interception for the game ball in a losing cause.
Valhalla 37 at EOD DEMO GODS 40
GAME STORY: The first game of the MNF double header was a phenomenal event. EOD DEMO GODS (9-3) jumped out to a 30-16 lead after three quarters and held off a furious comeback by Valhalla (3-9) in the final quarter to win by three points. The Demo Gods were persistent with the running game but only had 27 yards to show for it from RB WARRICK DUNN and RB HERSCHEL WALKER. WR ISSAC BRUCE had 10 receptions and 267 yards plus a score to lead the way for the home team. Valhalla QB MICHAEL VICK had 379 passing yards, three touchdowns and one pick. WR GARY CLARK, RB JIM BROWN and RB BO JACKSON caught those touchdown passes.
GAME BALLS: (O) Demo Gods QB WARREN MOON made the plays that were needed in the fourth quarter and ended the night with 565 yards and three touchdowns.
(D) – Demo Gods DB TROY POLAMALU finished with eight tackles, a sack and one knockdown.
FURY 103 at GOATS 37
GAME STORY: A huge matchup of quality teams turned out to be meh. Fury (12-0) became the first AFLL team to go over the 1000 point mark this season with a 60-point second quarter to bury the GOATS (9-3). QB PEYTON MANNING (978-9-1) outduelled fellow MVP candidate QB OTTO GRAHAM (598-3-5) and that should push the Fury QB into the outright lead on all the MVP ballots. GOATS TE JASON WITTEN had 21 receptions for 307 yards and a couple of touchdowns. DB JACK CHRISTENSEN was a busy man with 23 tackles for the GOATS
GAME BALLS: (O) – Manning only found four different receivers because WR RANDY MOSS was open all night long with 38 receptions, 762 yards and eight touchdowns. RIDICULOUS.
(D) – The QB killa DL WARREN SAPP had 24 sacks. What else do I need to say?