AFLL Week in Review (Week 10)
Originals 21 at THROWBACKS 34
GAME STORY: The Originals (3-7) took a big blow to their playoff hopes after a slow start cost them on Thursday night. The loss cannot be put on the shoulders of RB EARL CAMPBELL who had his biggest day pf the season, rushing 40 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns. QB DREW BREES had a tough night finding his receivers as he wasn’t sacked once but still ended up throwing two interceptions and finished with 340 passing yards. Throwbacks (5-5) are now at .500 for the season and have pulled into a tie with Beowulf for first place in the Walter Camp Division. WR LANCE ALWORTH (6-173-2) and TE KEITH JACKSON (7-173-2) were the story of the day for the Throwbacks.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Throwbacks QB TERRY BRADSHAW had a tremendous night throwing f04 498 yards and four touchdowns and didn’t throw any INTs.
(D) – Throwbacks LB JACK HAM had an interception to go along with his 10 tackles.
IMMORTALS 105 at Anvils 67
GAME STORY: In a game that totalled 2,449 passing yards, 23 touchdown passes, and 11 total interceptions thrown, the Immortals (8-2) walked out of the stadium victorious. QB BRETT FAVRE lived and died by the sword on Saturday throwing for 1286 yards, 12 touchdowns and a ridiculous six INTs. WR TERRELL OWENS and WR STEVE SMITH each caught three touchdowns. The Anvils (7-3) have suddenly dropped three in a row but hold a two-game lead in the Tony Dungy Division. QB JOE MONTANA completed less than 50 per cent of his passes but still put up 1163 yards passing, eight touchdowns and 5 picks. WR JOHN STALLWORTH (17-435-4) and WR CALVIN JOHNSON (15-386-3) had huge days with Montana.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Immortals WR JERRY RICE did what he wanted, when he wanted and racked up 21 receptions for 517 yards and 4 TDs.
(D) – Immortals DB CHARLES WOODSON had 20 tackles, an interception and four knockdowns.
TIME BANDITS 65 at FanCentric Frenzy 19
GAME STORY: The Time Bandits (7-3) have now won six of their last seven games to stay with the other teams in the dominant Don Shula Division. They jumped out to a 42-6 halftime lead thanks to some fine passing from QB FRAN TARKENTON who played mistake free football with 493 yards and a couple of touchdowns. RB JIM TAYLOR averaged less than a yard on his 33 carries but found the end zone twice. Because Frenzy (5-5) fell behind early, QB RANDALL CUNNINGHAM was put in a bad position, and it showed as he threw four interceptions.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Time Bandits WR WES WELKER was his smooth silky self, catching a team leading 15 passes, 170 yards and a touchdown.
(D) – Time Bandits LB BOBBY BELL now has 11 sacks in the last two weeks with five more sacks this week.
FURY 105 at Diamonds 14
GAME STORY: David vs. Goliath went the way of Goliath with Fury (10-0) remaining unbeaten and chalking up another easy win. RB MARSHALL FAULK racked up four combined touchdowns with 92 combined yards to lead the unstoppable Fury offence. WR RANDY MOSS caught seven passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns, TE ANTONIO GATES and WR MARVIN HARRISON added three scores apiece. As for the Diamonds (2-8), RB THURMAN THOMAS was the lone light on the offence with 137 total yards and one touchdown.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Fury QB PEYTON MANNING is making it hard for us not to choose him for the game ball week in week out. Manning had 1037 passing yards, 14 touchdown passes and three interceptions.
(D) – Fury DB DICK LEBEAU had 15 tackles and four sacks.
Hunters 40 at HEROES FC 53
GAME STORY: Heroes FC (4-6) bounced back after a humiliating loss the previous week with a 13-point win over the Hunters (2-8). QB STEVE YOUNG survived a turnover heavy day to help his team to the victory, the former BYU star had 614 passing yards, three touchdowns, two picks and two fumbles. The Hunters QB DAN MARINO put up 527 yards, three touchdowns and he spread the wealth to WR ANDRE JOHNSON (12-140-1), WR BOB HAYES (5-129-1) and WR JOEY GALLOWAY (3-99-1).
GAME BALLS: (O) – Heroes FC RB LADAINIAN TOMLINSON scored three touchdowns to go with his 104 yards of total offence.
(D) – Heroes FC had three players with 14 tackles, but LB GREG LLOYD also added an interception, a touchdown and three knockdowns.