AFLL Week 2 Review

FURY 102 at Immortals 50

GAME STORY:

Anytime you score 50 points even in video game football, it should be enough. It was not for the Immortals who put up 50 at home, but unfortunately for them Fury doubled them up and then some scoring a season best 102. The game was close after one quarter before Fury’s defence started to take over the game with 30 sacks of Brett Favre. Favre survived enough to throw for over 700 yards and five touchdowns and amazingly, no interceptions for the Immortals. Fury got 84 rushing yards from Marshall Faulk and three touchdowns and Marvin Harrison snagged nine balls for 322 yards and five touchdowns.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – Peyton Manning threw a league record 10 touchdown passes to go with 970 passing yards for the Fury.

(D) – It might be someone different every week from the Fury defence considering the talent assembled on that side of the ball, so this time around it’s Warren Sapp. The former Miami Hurricane registered 10 sacks, two forced fumbles.


Heroes FC 8 at TIME BANDITS 58

GAME STORY:

The Time Bandits wasted no time making sure they would record their first win in franchise history jumping out to a 32-0 lead on their home turf on route to a 50-point win. Both teams are now 1-1 on the season. WR Mike Quick caught 13 balls for 114 yards and a touchdown for Heroes FC. RB Fred Taylor had 95 rushing yards and two scores along the ground, WR Eric Decker registered 13 receptions for 214 yards and a score for Time Bandits.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – QB Fran Tarkenton had plenty of time to throw the football on Sunday and he tore apart the Heroes FC secondary to the tune of 547 yards and four touchdowns.

(D) – LB DeMarcus Ware was part of a dominant defensive performance from the Time Bandits putting up three sacks, four tackles for loss and one forced fumble.


BEOWULF 44 at Valhalla 31

GAME STORY:

Beowulf was still angry about losing by two the previous week on the road against the Throwbacks. They trailed 18-16 at the half against Valhalla and then picked up the pace in the second half outscoring the home side 28-13 sending Valhalla to 0-2 while improving to 1-1. Phil Dawson was the main man providing the points for Valhalla going 8-for-8 in the field goal department. TE Dave Casper was not invisible for Beowulf with 5 catches for 156 yards and a couple TDs.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – QB Bart Starr was a busy man as Valhalla took away the Beowulf running game. Starr threw the ball 60 times for 694 yards and six touchdowns.

(D) – Beowulf DB was busy saying “get that s-it out of here” by knocking down three passes, recording 11 tackles and added three tackles for losses.


THROWBACKS 31 at Elite 28

GAME STORY:

The Elite wasted an impressive rushing performance from RB Eric Dickerson who went over 100 yards for the first time this season with 123 and one touchdown. Terry Bradshaw could be accused of having tunnel vision in the direction of TE Keith Jackson. Bradshaw had 57 pass attempts and he targeted Jackson 25 times and finished the day with 518 passing yards and the one touchdown.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – It was like Valentine’s Day early as Bradshaw only had eyes for Jackson, his TE caught 22 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown. Jackson had 128 yards after the catch as well.

(D) – Throwback LB Robert Brazile had some timely tackles (5 of them), a sack, two knock downs, fumble recovery and four tackles for losses.


GOATS 55 at Birds of Prey 24

GAME STORY:

The GOATS remained on top of the Jim Thorpe Division with a 31-point victory. They toyed with the Birds of Prey as the two teams were tied 14-14 after one quarter before GOATS ran away with it in the second outscoring the BOP 24-0. BOP RB Emmitt Smith was held to 55 yards rushing on 36 carries after he went over 100 in Week One. QB John Elway went over 400 yards passing but threw two INTs. The GOATS had four players go over 100 yards receiving led by TE Ozzie Newsome who paced the group with 19 catches for 397 yards and three TD.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – Two weeks in and this is getting ridiculous in a good way, QB Otto Graham 981 passing yards and seven touchdown passes shows he was not a one-week wonder to start the AFLL season.

(D) – DB Yale Lary refused to allow the Birds of Prey to get out of his sight with 18 tackles, 6 more than his next closest teammate. The Texas native had a sack, a knocked down pass and a few tackles for losses for good measure.


The Originals 28 at EOD DEMO GODS 36

GAME STORY:

The two teams combined for seven turnovers but in the end EOD Demo Gods walk off the field with a ten-point victory to improve to 1-1 on the season. Three Demo Gods went over 100 yards receiving, WR Anquan Boldin (140), WR Issac Bruce (132) and TE Mark Bavaro (122). Both the Originals and Demo Gods attempted to run the football, but 53 attempts only added up to 67 total rushing yards.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – Demo God QB Warren Moon overcame two interceptions and two fumbles with 524 passing yards and a couple TD passes.

(D) – LB Clay Matthews Jr. led a Demo God defence that intercepted Drew Brees twice and held Earl Campbell to 54 yards rushing. Matthews put up nine tackles, 3 tackles for losses and one pass defended.


Diamonds 19 at ANVILS 68

GAME STORY:

The Anvils dominated this contest to become one of four teams in the AFLL to remain unbeaten after two weeks. A 30-point third quarter put the game out of reach for the Anvils who held Brian Westbrook to -4 rushing yards on 26 carries. TE Mike Ditka led the way for a strong passing attack with 11 receptions for 225 yards and one touchdown, WR John Stallworth caught four touchdown passes from Joe Montana for the Anvils. Montana’s counterpart Roger Staubach didn’t reach 200 yards passing finishing with 199, Staubach passed for 593 yards a week ago.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – QB Joe Montana moved his way into third in the AFLL in passing TDs (11) with nine touchdowns against the Diamonds and had 786 passing yards.

(D) – Anvils LB Ray Nitschke grabbed the defensive game ball with a sack, two tackles for losses and seven tackles.


FanCentric Frenzy 31 at The Hunters 34

GAME STORY:

Losing close football games has been the early story for FanCentric Frenzy as they have dropped their opening two games of the AFLL season by a combined ten points. The Hunters raced out to a 31-12 lead and barely hung on in the end to move their record to 1-1. RB Marcus Allen recorded his first 100-yard game of the season with a Week Two best 132 rushing yards to go along with two touchdowns for Frenzy. QB Randall Cunningham threw four interceptions and now leads the AFLL in that category with eight. WR Andre Johnson and WR Bob Hayes both had a couple touchdowns for the Hunters.

GAME BALLS:

(O) – QB Dan Marino wasn’t perfect completing less than 50 per cent of his passes and he also threw four INT’s. But he came through when the team needed him most with four touchdowns and 543 passing yards.

(D) – DB Bobby Bryant was part of Cunningham’s frustrations with two interceptions, three knockdowns and eight tackles.


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