AFLL Week in Review Week 7
FURY 65 at Beowulf 13
GAME STORY: Fury (7-0) continue to pile up the points with 65 more, leaving Beowulf (3-4) in the dust early in this one with a 45-7 lead at the half. Fury QB PEYTON MANNING added another 934 yards to his passing totals and five touchdowns, but we are sure he is not thrilled with the four interceptions. RB CHRIS JOHNSON didn’t run the ball once but managed to score twice through the air on five receptions and for 144 yards. Even with the loss Beowulf stayed on top of the Walter Camp Division, QB BART STARR had 282 passing yards, a touchdown and one interception. DB CLIFF HARRIS had 20 more tackles and pushed his league leading totals to 111.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Fury WR TORRY HOLT put up a team leading nine receptions, 200 yards and added a touchdown.
(D) – Four of Fury DL WARREN SAPP’s six tackles were sacks. The QB Killa now has 26 sacks on the campaign.
Throwbacks 29 at TIME BANDITS 53
GAME STORY: Time Bandits (5-3) kept pace with the Immortals and stay in a second-place tie in the Don Shula Division. The Taylors combined to score two touchdowns on the ground, RB FRED TAYLOR rushed 33 times for 60 yards and a TD. RB JIM TAYLOR wasn’t as busy, had two carries for zero yards and a TD. WR ERIC DECKER caught 13 balls for 177 yards and a score. Meanwhile, the Throwbacks (3-4) dropped their fourth game in a row but stayed in a tie for top spot in the Walter Camp Division. QB TERRY BRADSHAW had a mistake filled afternoon with four INT’s and a fumble. WR HAROLD CARMICHAEL caught 14 passes for 175 yards and a TD.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Time Bandits QB FRAN TARKENTON did his job with mistake free play going 444 yards and three touchdowns.
(D) – Time Bandits DB PAUL KRAUSE had 14 tackles and a knockdown.
IMMORTALS 60 at Valhalla 16
GAME STORY: The Immortals (5-2) needed this one to keep pace in the Don Shula Division. They tried to continue their success with RB GALE SAYERS, but he ran into the brick wall known as the Valhalla D-Line, Sayers finished the day with 54 yards on 23 carries failing to rush for 100 yards in back-to-back weeks. But who needs Sayers when you have QB BRETT FAVRE? Favre made it rain Sunday afternoon with 632 yards passing and six touchdowns. Valhalla (1-6) remained one of three teams with a single win this season. They ran the ball well, RB JIM BROWN went over 100 (111 yards, 27 carries) and that’s about it.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Immortals TE SHANNON SHARPE is well known to be a big talker but on Sunday, he did a lot more than that. Sharpe caught 13 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns.
(D) – Immortals DB MEL RENFRO did his job Sunday piling up 14 tackles and adding one interception and one knockdown.
Heroes FC 28 at ELITE 51
GAME STORY: ELITE (2-5) ended their five-game losing streak and stayed a game out of first place in the Walter Camp Division. QB JOHNNY UNITAS had a lot of help on the day, but he went over 300 yards and his one touchdown pass to TE JAY NOVACEK. TE KELLEN WINSLOW as the only ELITE to go over 100 yards receiving (160). How do you win a game when your QB throws four INT’s? Well just ask Heroes FC (2-5) QB STEVE YOUNG who did just that. Young looked for and found WR TIM BROWN for the big plays and Brown ended up with four catches for 193 yards and three TD’s.
GAME BALLS: (O) – ELITE RB ERIC DICKERSON was the man on Sunday, carrying the ball 41 times for 173 yards and four touchdowns. Arguably, the best performance by an RB all season in the AFLL. He now leads the league in rushing with 504 yards.
(D) – ELITE DL GINO MARCHETTI had one job and one job only, to get in the face of Steve Young and he did that with four sacks.
Birds of Prey 33 at ANVILS 74
GAME STORY: Birds of Prey (1-6) had a tough day running the football, RB EMMITT SMITH gave it 31 tries and accumulated -2 yards. WR DANTE HALL caught two of QB JOHN ELWAY’S three touchdowns. The Anvils (7-0) remained one of two unbeaten teams after seven weeks in the AFLL, TE MIKE DITKA had his best day at the office with eight catches for 117 yards and three touchdowns. QB JOE MONTANA eight touchdown passes leaves him a two-way tie for third spot with 43.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Anvils WR CALVIN JOHNSON made sure all of his six catches were of the important variety turning four of them into touchdowns and 269 total yards.
(D) – Anvils LB CHRIS SPIELMAN finished second on the team with 11 and he also recorded an interception.
Hunters 15 at EOD DEMO GODS 61
GAME STORY: EOD Demo Gods (5-2) kept pace in the Jim Thorpe Division with their dominant victory. RB WARRICK DUNN had 145 combined yards rushing and receiving and two TD’s. WR STERLING SHARPE couldn’t be outdone by his brother, catching nine balls for 314 yards and two scores. The Hunters (2-5) QB DAN MARINO didn’t build off his performance last week going with 330 yards passing and an INT. Both LB JONATHAN VILMA and L CLAUDE HUMPHREY had three sacks.
GAME BALLS: (O) – EOD Demo God QB WARREN MOON was patient all afternoon, picking apart the Hunters defence to the tune of 918 yards and seven touchdowns (2 INT’s too).
(D) – EOD Demo God DL NEIL SMITH had all six of the teams sacks.
GOATS 102 at Diamonds 10
GAME STORY: There are many ways to end a two-game losing streak, but the GOATS (5-2) took it to the extreme, posting the third 100+ point game in AFLL history and their second of the season. TE OZZIE NEWSOME was unstoppable 30 receptions for 425 yards and five touchdowns, and his fellow TE JASON WITTEN also caught 30 passes for 312 yards and four scores. Not much to discuss when it comes to the Diamonds (1-6), WR CRIS CARTER had 66 yards on one of his three receptions. DB GARY FENCIK led the way for the Diamonds on defence with 16 tackles and an interception.
GAME BALLS: (O) GOATS QB OTTO GRAHAM made sure the teams struggles ended after two weeks throwing a AFLL record 13 touchdowns.
(D) – GOATS LB LAWRENCE TAYLOR did his part on the defensive side of things sacking ROGER STAUBACH 19 times.
FANCENTRIC FRENZY 84 at Originals 24
GAME STORY: A statement game for the Frenzy (4-3), heading into hostile territory and jumping out to 35-3 first quarter lead on route to a 60-point victory. TE JACKIE SMITH took over this game with 24 catches for 504 yards and four touchdowns. WR ANDRE REED was just as effective with 14 catches for 313 yards and a team leading five touchdowns. Originals QB DREW BREES had no time to throw as he was sacked 23 times, most of that pressure came from up the middle. DL CURLEY CULP sacked Brees seven times and he wasn’t the leader in that department. Brees still managed to throw for 522 yards and three touchdowns. WR ERIC MOULDS was the busiest receiver with 15 catches for 193 yards.
GAME BALLS: (O) – After a ton of criticism with his turnover problem, QB RANDALL CUNNINGHAM answered with a double-digit touchdown performance (10) and 10 touchdown passes.
(D) – DE REGGIE WHITE was a man on a mission with 11 sacks.