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  1. 2KFL League Standings Eastern Atlantic W L T PF PA PD BOS 4 0 0 142 51 91 WAS 3 1 0 72 34 38 PHI 2 2 0 116 83 33 NJY 2 2 0 67 97 -30 PIT 0 4 0 66 135 -69 South W L T PF PA PD TBY 3 1 0 110 63 47 MEM 2 2 0 72 69 3 JAX 1 3 0 43 84 -41 BIR 0 4 0 36 123 -87 Western West W L T PF PA PD MIC 4 0 0 116 48 68 SAO 3 1 0 85 66 19 OKL 3 1 0 47 58 -11 CHI 2 2 0 90 60 30 HOU 0 4 0 51 124 -73 Pacific W L T PF PA PD LAX 4 0 0 123 53 70 ARI 2 2 0 82 71 11 OAK 1 3 0 68 132 -64 DEN 0 4 0 55 105 -50
  2. 2006 Week 4 Washington Federals 24 Philadelphia Stars 14 - Player of the Game was Washington HB Edgerrin James (35 carries 159 yards 1 TD). Midway through the 4th quarter, Philadelphia S Adrian Wilson blocked a punt which was scooped up by Philadelphia LB Ian Gold for a 35 yard TD return, closing the score to 17-14 in favor of Washington. The score would get no closer and Washongton HB Amos Zereoue scored a late TD to seal the win. Washington's Pass defense held Philadelphia QB Akili Smith to 9/27 65 yards 2 Int. Boston Breakers 44 Pittsburgh Maulers 19 - Players of the Game was Boston QB Daunte Culpepper (21/29 256 yards 2 TD) and Boston HB LaDainian Tomlinson (20 carries 124 yards 2 TD). Boston continues their dominant start to the season by destroying the hapless Pittsburgh squad. For Pittsburgh, QB Aaron Rodgers (25/41 265 yards 1 TD 1 Int) was decent, but it was no where near enough. Michigan Panthers 22 Chicago Blitz 16 - Player of the Game was Michigan HB Shaun Alexander (28 carries 169 yards 2 TD). Chicago was actually leading 16-14 very late in the 4th quarter until Michigan QB Vince Young completed 7 of 8 passes in their final drive, marching the Panthers down the field capped off by a 4 yards TD plunge by HB Shaun Alexander, stealing a win and staying undefeated. Michigan DE Jevon Kearse was a beast with 2 sacks and numerous QB pressures. Oklahoma Outlaws 24 Houston Gamblers - Players of the Game was Oklahoma QB Matt Cassell (25/40 248 yards 2 TD) and Oklahoma WR Hines Ward (10 catches 102 yards 2 TD). The undefeated Houston team was actually leading 21-3 going into the 4th quarter, but a total defensive breakdown allowed Oklahoma to score 18 unanswered points, stealing the victory. Houston S James Butler had 3 sacks and Oklahoma S Jim Leonhard had 2 sack, which is quite a rare feat seeing safeties blitzes this effective in a game. San Antonio Gunslingers 23 Memphis Showboats 13 - Player of the Game is San Antonio HB LenDale White (30 carries 108 yards 2 TD). This game was a defensive battle most of the game and though Memphis was able to score 13 late 4th quarter points, San Antonio's defensive effort was too much for Memphis to overcome. New Jersey Generals 38 Oakland Invaders 19 - Player of the Game is New Jersey HB Frank Gore (23 carries 137 yards 2 TD). The New Jersey pass rush sacked Oakland QB Jay Cutler (26/34 265 yards 2 TD) 8 times and punished him all game long with additional pressures and hits. The Oakland O-Line just could not protect their QB. Oakland DT Spencer Johnson had 3 tackles for losses and a sack while New Jersey DE Antonio Smith had 2 sacks. Los Angeles Express 27 Birmingham Stallions 13 - Player of the Game is Los Angeles HB Clinton Portis (17 carries 120 yards 1 TD). Los ANgeles defense only allowed Birmingham to gain 216 yards all game long and was able to knock out Birmingham QB Matt Leinhart for the game with a toe injury. He will miss next week's game. Birmingham S Ed Reed had 2 interceptions. Arizona Wranglers 23 Jacksonville 0 - Player of the Game is Arizona WR Brandon Marshall (8 catches 165 yards). Disaster struck early for Jacksonville midway through the 1st quarter when Jacksonville QB Kyle Orton was sacked by Arizona DT Kris Jenkins. Orton's knee got hit the wrong way, tearing the ACL, ending Orton's season. The backup QB's Marcus Conner (5/15 63 yards 1 Int) and Cody Pickett (2/7 4 yards 1 Int) were ineffective. Tough break for Jacksonville and I suspect they will struggle the rest of the season due to their sub-standard backups. Tampa Bay Bandits 34 Denver Gold 7 - Player of the Game is CB Jeremetrius Butler (6 tackles 1 int 1 TFL 4 PBU). The Tampa Bay secondary intercepted Denver QB Shaun King 5 times, killing numerous Denver drives and giving the Tampa Bay offense short fields to work with all game long.
  3. Eastern Atlantic W L T PF PA BOS 3 0 0 98 32 PHI 2 1 0 102 59 WAS 2 1 0 48 20 NJY 1 2 0 29 78 PIT 0 3 0 47 91 South W L T PF PA TBY 2 1 0 76 56 MEM 2 1 0 59 46 JAX 1 2 0 43 61 BIR 0 3 0 23 96 Western West W L T PF PA MIC 3 0 0 94 32 CHI 2 1 0 74 38 SAO 2 1 0 62 53 OKL 2 1 0 23 37 HOU 0 3 0 30 100 Pacific W L T PF PA LAX 3 0 0 96 40 ARI 1 2 0 59 71 OAK 1 2 0 49 94 DEN 0 3 0 48 71
  4. 2006 Week 3 Philadelphia Stars 38 Pittsburgh Maulers 20 - Player of the Game was Philadelphia QB Akili Smith (26/41 273 yards 2 TD). The Pittsburgh Maulers jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the 1st quarter, but that would not last long as Philadelpha went on to score 35 unanswered points to put the game away. Boston Breakers 37 New Jersey Generals 9 - Player of the Game was Boston HB LaDainian Tomlinson (17 carries 152 yards 2 TD). Boston continues thier surprising start to the season, wininng their 3rd consecutive game behond the strong running of HB LaDainian Tomlinson. Boston WR Travis Taylor also had a strong game (4 catches 109 yards 1 TD). Michigan Panthers 37 Houston Gamblers 3 - Player of the Game was Michigan HB Shaun Alexander (30 carries 161 yards 1 TD; 1 catch 21 yards). The Michigan's strong running game (216 total yards) and Michigan QB Vince Young deadly play action game (13/16 223 yards 1 TD) proved to be too much for the struggling Houston Gamblers. Michigan DT Boogar McFarland (4 tackles 1 sack 2 TFL) was a menace all game long. San Antonio Gunslingers 24 Chicago Blitz 16 - Player of the Game was San Antonio HB LenDale White (24 carries 113 yards). San Antonio's running game was strong leading to a 37 to 23 minute time of posession advantage. Oklahoma Outlaws 19 Washington Federals 14 - Player of the Game was Oklahoma CB Marlin Jackson (2 Interceptions). Oklahoma's defense shut down the potent Washington rushing attack. Oklahoma's rushing attack by committee worked well, rushing for 170 total yards. Memphis Showboats 20 Jacksonville Bulls 10 - Player of the Game was Memphis WR Santonio Holmes (3 catches 81 yards 1 TD). Memphis goes on the road and comes out with a win behind a strong defensive effort, holding the Jacksonville passing offense to 179 yards. Tampa Bay Bandits 35 Birmingham Stallions 10 - Player of the Game was Tampa Bay QB Marc Bulger (26/40 353 yards 3 TD; 3 carries 8 yards 1 TD). Tampa Bay QB Marc Bulger was unstoppable and the Tampa Bay defense sacked Birmingham QB Matt Leinhart 5 times and held him to 30% passing completion percentage94 total yards passing. Los Angeles Express 34 Oakland Invaders 16 - Player of the Game was Los Angeles WR Mark Clayton (7 catches 84 yards 2 TD). Los Angeles continues their strong start to the season, dominating Oakland while harrasing Oakland QB Jay Cutler (25/47 359 yards 2 TD 3 INT) for 6 sacks and numerous QB hurries. Arizona Wranglers 29 Denver Gold 19 - Player of the Game was Arizona QB Ryan Leaf (19/30 292 yards 3 TD 1 INT). Denver was actually leading this game 19-15 going into the 4th quarter, but two Arizona 4th quarter TDs proved too much for the struggling Denver Gold. Arizona DE Terrell Suggs had 2 sacks and numerous pressures during the game.
  5. 2KFL League Standings Eastern Atlantic W L T PF PA PD BOS 2 0 0 61 23 38 WAS 2 0 0 48 20 28 PHI 1 1 0 50 17 33 NJY 1 1 0 20 41 -21 PIT 0 2 0 27 53 -26 South W L T PF PA PD MEM 1 1 0 39 36 3 TBY 1 1 0 41 46 -5 JAX 1 1 0 33 41 -8 BIR 0 2 0 13 61 -48 Western West W L T PF PA PD CHI 2 0 0 58 14 44 MIC 2 0 0 57 29 28 SAO 1 1 0 38 37 1 OKL 1 1 0 23 37 -14 HOU 0 2 0 27 63 -36 Pacific W L T PF PA PD LAX 2 0 0 62 24 38 OAK 1 1 0 33 50 -17 DEN 0 2 0 29 42 -13 ARI 0 2 0 30 52 -22
  6. 2006 Season: Week 2 The road teams are continuing to the the Home team's collective lunch for the second week in the row. This will be something to monitor going forward. Washington Federals 29 Memphis Showboats 7 - The Player of the Game was Washington KR/PR Drew Carter, who had a 73 yard punt return TD as well as a 57 yard kickoff return. Washington ran all over the Memphis defense gaining 179 yards on the ground. Boston Breakers 31 Jacksonville Bulls 6 - The Player of the Game was Boston HB LaDainian Tomlinson who had 23 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown. Three Boston Safeties each had an interception (S Kerry Rhodes, S Tyrone Culver and S Mike Adams) shutting down the Jacksonville offense. Tampa Bay Bandits 34 Pittsburgh Maulers 14 - The Player of the Game was Tampa Bay QB Marc Bulger (28/36 358 yards 3 TD 1 Int; 3 carries 27 yards 1 TD). Tampa Bay TE David Thomas (4 catches 103 yards 1 TD) and WR Plaxico Burress (7 catches 104 yards 1 TD) provided huge plays in the passing game, pacing the Bandits offense in the blowout of Pittsburgh. Philadelphia Stars 34 Birmingham Stallions 0 - The Player of the Game was Philadelphia QB Akili Smith (31/43 287 yards 2 TD). The Philadelphia offense was prolific gaining 515 total yards while their defense was suffocating, holding the Birmingham offense to 143 total yards. Chicago Blitz 31 Oakland Invaders 7 - The Player of the Game was Chicago QB Joe Hamilton (24/28 222 yards 3 TD). The Chicago defense shut down the Invaders offense allowing only 142 passing yards and interception Invaders QB Jay Cutler twice. Los Angles Express 33 Houston Gamblers 10 - The Player of the Game was Los Angeles HB Clinton Portis (17 carries 115 yards 2 TD). Los Angeles dominated the time of possession (35:16) by rushing for 178 total yards while the Los Angeles defense held the Houston passing offense to 36% completion percentage. Oklahoma Outlaws 16 Denver Gold 10 - The Player of the Game was Oklahoma HB Ronnie Brown (29 carries 177 yards 1 TD). This defensive struggle feature incredible performances from Oklahoma CB Bryant McFadden (7 tackles, 1 Int 3 TFLs) and Denver LB Brian Urlacher (8 tackles 1 sack 1 int). Michigan Panthers 23 Arizona Wranglers 16 - The Player of the Game was Michigan WR Braylon Edwards (7 catches 145 yards 1 TD). Michigan jumped out to a 20-3 halftime lead and held on in the end to defeat Arizona. Michigan DT Booger McFarland (5 tackles 2 sacks 2 TFLs) was amazing in the trenches. San Antonio Gunslingers 25 New Jersey Generals 3 - The Player of the Game was San Antonio WR Devin Aromashadu (8 catches 80 yards). San Antonio K Duke Fletcher hit 4 FGs and a trio of San Antonio LBs (Chase Blackburn, Jamar Williams and Anthony Schlegel) each had an interception.
  7. 2006 SEASON: WEEK 1 Game 1 NJY 17 @ 16 PHI WAS 19 @ 13 PIT SAO 13 @ 34 MIC CHI 27 @ 7 OKL HOU 17 @ 30 BOS MEM 32 @ 7 TBY JAX 27 @ 10 BIR OAK 26 @ 19 DEN LAX 29 @ 14 ARI As you can see, the road teams pretty much dominated the home teams this week. Here are a few game-by-game nuggets New Jersey 17 Philadelphia 16 : The Player of the Game was NYJ WR Greg Jennings (8 catches 87 yards 2 TD). Philadelphia K Shayne Graham missed a 53 yard field goal with less than 2:00 left in the game. Washington 19 Pittsburgh 13 : The Player of the Game was PIT WR Santana Moss (8 catches 126 yards). Pittsburgh scored a late touchdown but was unable to execute a successful onside kick. Michigan 34 San Antonio 13 : The Player of the Game was MIC HB Shaun Alexander (16 carries 99 yards 1 TD). In his 2KFL debut, MIC QB Vince Young played well (16/24 208 yards 1 TD). Chicago 27 Oklahoma 7 : The Player of the Game was CHI QB Joe Hamilton (13/21 228 yards 2 TD). Penalties killed any offensive continuity Oklahoma had (9/92 yds) . Chicago's ground game (158 total yards ) was the difference in the game. Boston 30 Houston 17 : The Player of the Game was BOS S Tyrone Culver (2 INT, 1 TD). Boston WR Marques Colston (7 catches 102 yards) and WR Travis Taylor (4 catches 94 yards 1 TD) punished the Houston secondary all game long. Memphis 32 Tampa Bay 7 : The Player of the Game was MEM DE Ray Edwards (3 sacks). The Memphis pass rush harassed TB QB Marc Bulger all game long, sacking him (9) times. In his 2KFL debut, MEM QB Tavaris Jackson was efficient (17/27 205 yards 1 TD) and used a strong running attack that held the ball for nearly 35:00 time of possession. Jacksonville 27 Birmingham 10 - The Player of the Game was JAX QB Kyle Orton (22/29 265 yards 2 TD 2 INT; 15 carries 97 yards 2 TD). With the exception of 2 interceptions, Orton was dominant while leading an amazing running attack (214 total yards). Oakland 26 Denver 19 - The Player of the Game was OAK QB Jay Cutler (20/25 308 yards 2 TD). The rookie debut of Cutler says it all as he begins his revenge tour of all the teams in the Pacific Division that passed on him. On defense OAK, DE Justin Smith and S Lance Schulters each had (2) sacks. Los Angeles 29 Arizona 14 - The Player of the Game was LAX QB Brad Smith (20/29 240 yards 2 TD). The his 2KFL debut, Smith was stellar and was support by the bruising running of LAX HB Clinton Portis (18 carries 78 yards 1 TD) and the big play ability of LAX WR Mark Clayton (7 catches 105 yards 2 TD). The top pick in the 2006 2KFL draft, ARI WR Brandon Marshall was magnificent (7 catches 131 yards 1 TD) in his debut as well.
  8. And lastly, we focus on the final division in the Western Conference as well as the weakest division in the 2KFL: PACIFIC DIVISION Los Angeles Express - The defending 2KFL Bowl champions return mostly everyone, with the exception of rookie QB Brad Smith who will start over 2005 2KFL Bowl MVP QB Charlie Batch (3679 yards and 31 TDs). This move is very controversial and will be scrutinized all season long, but the coach felt the rookie's skillset better matches the offensive philosophy as of now. I always thought if it aint broke, dont fix it, but I could be wrong. The rookie QB will still have plenty of firepower at his disposal as HB Clinton Portis (973 yards and 5 TDs) and the best offensive line in the game, led by C Olin Kreutz and G Benji Olson. Defensively, the Express are strong and have added DE Rob Ninkovich, CB Jonathan Joseph and S Donte Whitner to the mix which should continue their excellence. Oakland Invaders - The Invaders struggled last season (5-9) and it might not get much better this season despite drafting QB Jay Cutler, who should be a beast from the very start. His weapons will need to be upgraded in subsequent drafts, but having the QB in place solves a lot of problems. On defense, DE Robert Mathis is their best player, but again, the talent is just not there to compete with Los Angeles. Denver Gold - Their front office really just rearranged the chairs on the Titanic-like team. Their long time starter QB Shaun King (who only started 7 games last season due to an injury) is back and besides bringing in new offensive linemen, nothing real of note was changed, much to the chagrin of the Gold fanbase especially since they passed on can't miss QB prospect QB Jay Cutler in the draft. The fanbase sure loved that move (heh) and will be be doubly excited to see Cutler play their team in the division for years to come (double heh). The hope is a full season of King along with an upgraded offensive line will be enough to improve the offense this year. Their defense is very experienced, but a potential superstar may emerge this season in 2nd year DT Jay Ratliff, who was unblockable during training camp. We will see how he plays. Arizona Wranglers - The Wranglers were awful last season (2-12) and made the strange decision to stick with 11 year QB Ryan Leaf and choosing rookie WR Brandon Marshall over rookie QB Jay Cutler. Though Leaf is a passable QB (he started 6 games last season due to injury) ad Marshall will be a great receiver, it is curious to have the top pick in the draft and pass on a can't miss QB prospect. This move will be debated for years to come since Cutler is in the Wranglers' division. It will be interesting to see how badly Cutler slices the Wranglers up throughput the years. On defense, their core is strong (DT Kris Jenkins, DE Terrell Suggs and LB Bart Scott), but will need to play better if the offense does not improve.
  9. We now head over to the Western Conference and start with the: MIDWEST DIVISION Michigan Panthers - The Panthers have been one of the most consistent teams from year to year and last year was no different finishing 9-5 behind a great year from a dynamic three headed monster consisting of QB Michael Vick (3482 yards and 33 TDs), HB Shaun Alexander (942 yards and 16 TDs) and the best wide receiver taken in the 2005 draft WR Roddy White (1350 yards and 15 TDs). QB Michael Vick has been implicated in some serious legal issues (evidently concerning some dogs), so luckily, Michigan was able to select QB Vince Young in the 2006 draft to be their starting quarterback. Defensively, Michigan is still led by 7 year DE Jevon Kearse and 6th year DT Booger McFarland. The last couple of years, Michigan has drafted some really good linebackers such as LB Jonathan Vilma, LB Channing Crowder, and LB Shawn Merriman, so this will be a strength of the defense. San Antonio Gunslingers - Another surprising upstart team that finished 8-6 last season behind the stellar play of then rookie QB Alex Smith (2807 yards and 21 TDs), then rookie HB Darren Sproles (1161 yards and 9 TDs) and 3 year WR Reggie Wayne (1010 yards and 12 TDs). This year, the team hopes to build on that success while also solidifying their offensive line with the addition of rookie T Jerome Clary. On defense, San Antonio will start (3) rookie linebackers in their 3-4 defense (LB A.J. Hawk, LB Jamar Williams and LB Anthony Schlegel) so there may be a learning curve to start the season, but I expect this defense to be very tough. Oklahoma Outlaws - Another brand new team that had a great year, finishing 8-6, the Outlaws picked up 3rd year QB Drew Brees in the expansion draft and he played amazingly last season (4252 yards and 39 TDs). Sadly, Brees decided to retire as he did not want to be in football any longer and decided to get into broadcasting instead. QB Matt Cassel, who was the backup last season, will start this year and he will lean heavily on 2005 Rookie of the Year HB Ronnie Brown (1266 yards and 15 TDs) and free agent pick ups 8th year (and future Hall of Famer) WR Randy Moss and 12th year WR Hines Ward. Pro Bowl TE Emanuel Donlon (840 yards, 9 TDs and 19.1 yards per catch) will also do his part to ease the new QB into his position. On defense, the Outlaws are extremely you as none of their starters have more than 4 years experience, but they played very well last season and there is no reason why they shouldn't this year. Chicago Blitz - Chicago finished last season with an 8-6 record as well, being led by QB Eli Manning (3762 yards and 33 TDs), HB Robert Edwards (986 yards and 6 TDs) and WR Donald Driver (1244 yards and 14 TDs). QB Eli Manning got hurt in a freak surfing accident over the offseason and will be out for the beginning of the year, so 6th year QB Joe Hamilton will step in for him. The Blitz defense is lead by DT Tommie Harris and DE Jovan Haye, and let me tell you, those two are menaces in the trenches. The Blitz will be starting (2) rookie cornerbacks this season (CB Tim Jennings and CB Jarrad Page), so there will be some bumps in the road early in the season. Houston Gamblers - Their first year in the league did not go as well as other teams (the finished 6-8), but they have some promising players on offense such as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (3000 yards and 17 TDs), HB Travis Henry (636 yards and 5 TDs), and WR Chris Henry (925 yards and 5 TDs). This team has a very young defense as have most of the expansion teams, but they are hoping DE Jaren Allen becomes a player for them on the edge.
  10. Staying in the Eastern Conference, we now highlight the : SOUTH DIVISION Jacksonville Bulls - In their franchises first season, the Bulls actually won the division with an 8-6 record behind the dynamic play by the then rookie duo of QB Kyle Orton (4228 yards passing and 28 TDs) and WR Troy Williamson (1558 yard receiving and 9TDs). Their entire team is very young, so with more seasoning, they expect to build on last year's successes. They didn't sign a lot of veterans in free agency, so the front office is confident that their approach is sound moving forward. Memphis Showboats - During their inaugural season last year, the Showboats battled Jacksonville all season for the division, but finished in 2nd place also with an 8-6 record. Their team featured a heavy ground based offense, led by the leading rusher in the 2KFL last season HB Dominic Rhodes (ran for 1653 yards and 10 rushing TDs). He was truly unstoppable last season and the only reason why the Showboats didn't win the division last season was their uninspired passing game, lead by QB Brock Berlin ( 2586 yards passing and 15 TDs). This season, the Showboats with be led by rookie QB Tavaris Jackson who features was more mobility and arm strength. The play action game should improve greatly this season. On defense, the Showboats are very young, but 4th year LB Larry Foote hopes to lead these guys and help them grow. Birmingham Stallions - Long time Stallions QB Peyton Manning retired last season, so the team drafted and will start rookie QB Matt Leinhart to man that position. To help him, Birmingham sign some veterans on the offensive line (G David Loverne being the best of them) which seems to be the strength of the offense. Rookie HB Leon Washington should benefit from this big offensive line flowing holes for him to run through. Birmingham's defense, led by S Ed Reed and LB London Fletcher, added 2 rookie studs (DE Mario Williams and run-stuffing DT Kyle Williams) which may give the Stallions the top defense in the division. Tampa Bay Bandits - The perennial contenders took a big step back last season finishing last in the South division with a 6-8 record. 6th year QB Marc Bulger is back, but the Bandits lost future Hall of Famers WR Randy Moss (left in free agency) and HB Fred Taylor (retirement), so their offensive identity will be reshaped this season which could lead to more struggles this year. Though the defense is led by all-world CB Jeremetrius Butler (4 interceptions last season), they are very young on the backend, so expect the struggles to continue. They did sign DE Mike Rucker away from the Washington Federals, so this should add some juice to their pass rush and help that secondary.
  11. The first Conference we will highlight is the Eastern Conference: ATLANTIC DIVISION Philadelphia Stars - After the surprising retirement of QB Tom Brady (passed for 4388 yards and 43 TDs last season), who retired in the locker room after losing the 2005 2KFL Bowl declaring he has a supermodel wife at home and he doesn't need the heartbreak of losing his one shot at glory, the Stars will turn to 12 year veteran free agent pickup QB Akili Smith (formerly the long time starter of the Oakland Invaders who threw for 3394 yards and 27 TDs last season) to helm the quarterback position. The Stars totally revamped their wide receiver corps in 2005, drafting WR Lance Moore, WR Cedric Wilson and WR Bryant Johnson. Washington Federals - They are getting a bit long in the tooth on offense with mainstays 8th year QB Matt Hasselbeck, 10th year and future 1st ballot Hall of Famer HB Edgerrin James and 8th year WR Peter Warrick. The strength of this team is their secondary with CB Pacman Jones, CB Chris Harris, S Sean Taylor and rookie S Reed Doughty. Washington was sitting pretty last season at 7-2 when they lost their starting quarterback and his backup for the season in consecutive plays, leading to a 5 game losing streak behind 3rd string QB J.P. Losman, who was awful. Finishing the season with a .500 record has been their worse season since this league started. Boston Breakers - 8th year QB Daunte Culpepper still leads the offense with stud 5th year HB LaDainian Tomlinson (who was 2nd in the league in rushing yards last season with 1284 yards) effectively running the ball last season. Their team strength are their all-world defensive ends DeMarcus Ware and Cameron Wake. 10th year LB Chris Claiborne still captains the defense and is still very effective in the middle of the defense. They finished a disappointing 5-9 last season and hope their fortunes change with a new offensive philosophy. New Jersey Generals - After the retirement of long-time starting QB Brian Griese after the 2005 season, the Generals turn to 2nd year player QB Charlie Frye to be their new starting QB. He is a pretty mobile quarterback and New Jersey will be looking to take advantage of that mobility. Their wide receiver group is strong (7th year WR D'Wayne Bates, 3rd year WR Lee Evans and rookie WR Greg Jennings) and lead running back HB Frank Gore had a strong rookie year in 2005 (906 yards rushing and 9 rushing TDs). Defensively, they are a tad mediocre, but are still led by 8th year DE Patrick Kearney and 3rd year S Bob Sanders. Pittsburgh Maulers - In their first season as a franchise last year, the Maulers finished with a surprising 7-7 record led by then rookie QB Aaron Rodgers (3447 yards passing and 30 TDs) who was complimented by a 1-2 running back punch of 8th year HB Olandis Gary (873 yards and 4.8 yards per carry) and HB Michael Bennett (499 yds and 4.8 ypc). This season, the Maulers sign WR Santana Moss away from the Philadelphia Stars to lead their young wide receiver group and give Rodgers a steady hand to lean on. Defensively, the Maulers also sign free agent and last year's Defensive Player of the Year S Earl Little away from the Michigan Panthers, which is a huge signing. They hope his presence will help their young defense gel.
  12. It has been quite a while since I updated this thread, so let me bring you up to date: - I am now using XEG Football to simulate the 2006 2KFL season which will be the 7th season I have simulated (2004 was finished in FBPro98; the 2005 season was actually simmed in Draft Day Sport 2021) - Before the 2005 season, the 2KFL expanded to 18 teams (Memphis Showboats, Pittsburgh Maulers, Houston Gamblers, San Antonio Gunslingers, Oklahoma Outlaws and Jacksonville Bulls). The Pittsburgh Maulers were the lucky team to win the number one pick and selected QB Aaron Rodgers. Some other notable rookies chosen in the 2005 draft were QB Ryan Fitzpatrick going to the Houston Gamblers, QB Alex Smith going to the San Antonio Gunslingers and DE DeMarcus Ware going to the Boston Breakers and CB Pacman Jones going to the Washington Federals who seem to love stacking their secondary with front-line elite prospects in the draft. - The Washington Federals ended up winning the 2004 2KFL Bowl defeating the Chicago Blitz. The 2004 League MVP was Tampa Bay QB Marc Bulger. The Defensive Player of the Year was Philadelphia Stars CB Damon Moore. The Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year were Birmingham Stallions WR Wes Welker and Washington Federals S Sean Taylor. - The Los Angeles Express defeated Tom Brady (who also won 2005 League MVP award) and the Philadelphia Stars to win the 2005 2KFL Bowl. The Defensive Player of the Year was Michigan Panthers S Earl Little. The Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year were Oklahoma Outlaws HB Ronnie Brown and Washington Federals CB Chris Harris. As an aside, I will be providing weekly update recapping each game with interesting things that happened during the game The 2006 2KFL Draft took place a couple of weeks and the results are below: ROUND 1 ARI WR Brandon Marshall DEN G Chris Chester OAK QB Jay Cutler TBY LB Chris Greenway BOS WR Marques Colston HOU LB D'Qwell Jackson BIR DE Mario Williams OKL LB DeMeco Ryans SAT LB A.J. Hawk MIC C Nick Mangold PIT LB Stephen Tulloch WAS LB Rocky McIntosh CHI LB Thomas Howard JAX DT Haloti Ngata NWJ WR Greg Jennings MEM WR Santonio Holmes PHI DE Tamba Hali LAX DE Rob Ninkovich ROUND 2 ARI LB James Anderson DEN WR Delanie Walker OAK WR Jason Avant TBY HB Maurice Jones-Drew BOS LB Ernie Sims HOU S Antoine Bethea BIR DT Kyle Williams OKL LB Omar Gaither SAT DE Elvis Dumervil MIC QB Vince Young PIT LB Clint Ingram WAS LB Tim Dobbins CHI CB Tim Jennings JAX DT Domata Peko NWJ G Zach Strief MEM QB Tarvaris Jackson PHI LB Keith Ellison LAX S Donte Whitner As you can see, this draft was extremely Linebacker heavy, which was needed because the league had a TON of Linebackers retire. The next few post will go by division with team info
  13. Orlando Warthogs @ Albuquerque Gazelles 0:00 4th quarter Dreamstyle Stadium - Albuquerque NM (USA) - 36,319 (93%) 74° Sunny at kick --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 2 3 4 OT TOTAL ORL 7 3 7 0 -- 17 ABQ 7 6 0 17 -- 30 TEAM STATS --------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST DOWNS 3RD DOWN CONV 4TH DOWN CONV TOTAL PLAYS ----------- ------------- ------------- ----------- ORL 21 ORL 7/11 ORL 0/1 ORL 62 ABQ 21 ABQ 12/15 ABQ 0/0 ABQ 65 TOTAL YARDS TURNOVERS LOST PENALTIES POSSESSION ----------- -------------- -------------- ---------- ORL 354 ORL 1 (1i0f) ORL 6/55y ORL 29:00 ABQ 399 ABQ 0 (0i0f) ABQ 5/55y ABQ 31:00 PASSING RUSHING ----------------------------- ------------------------------- ORL 29/36 283 YDS 2 TD 1 IN ORL 26 CAR 71 YDS 0 TD 0 FLST ABQ 24/28 274 YDS 1 TD 0 IN ABQ 37 CAR 125 YDS 3 TD 0 FLST SCORING SUMMARY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1Q 07:15 ABQ 7-0 QB Remi Jeffery 2 yd Run (K Kendall Tomlinson PAT) ---------- 1Q 00:45 ORL 7-7 QB Kingston Terrell to WR Dylan Johnston 2 yd rec (K Macy Mann PAT) ---------- 2Q 10:45 ABQ 13-7 HB Britt Handley 2 yd Run (K Kendall Tomlinson PAT missed) ---------- 2Q 00:45 ORL 10-13 K Macy Mann 38 yd Field Goal ---------- 3Q 10:15 ORL 17-13 QB Kingston Terrell to WR Lorcan Rankin 6 yd rec (K Macy Mann PAT) ---------- 4Q 13:30 ABQ 20-17 HB Nazim Armitage 3 yd Run (K Kendall Tomlinson PAT) ---------- 4Q 10:30 ABQ 27-17 QB Remi Jeffery to TE Corrie Field 43 yd rec (K Kendall Tomlinson PAT) ---------- 4Q 01:15 ABQ 30-17 K Kendall Tomlinson 34 yd Field Goal INTERESTING NUGGETS Two ill-fated plays cost Orlando this game sending to their 1st lost of the season while giving Albuquerque their 1st win of the year; the first was a failed 4th and 1 call that was blown up on the Albuquerque 42 yardline and the second was a red zone interception in the end zone Orlando's inability to run the ball puts too much pressure on QB Kingston Terrell to be perfect and when he isn't, the team struggles Albuquerque's defense had 5 tackles for loss and NT Damien Tang was especially a beast in shutting down Orlando's run game with 4 run stops and a tackle for loss Albuquerque SS Hanan Barnett had the interception in the end zone
  14. Norfolk Swans @ Aurora Coyotes 0:00 4th quarter SMS Stadium - Aurora CO (US) - 30,000 (100%) 72° Dome at kick --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 2 3 4 OT TOTAL NOR 3 7 21 7 -- 38 AUR 7 7 0 21 -- 35 TEAM STATS --------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST DOWNS 3RD DOWN CONV 4TH DOWN CONV TOTAL PLAYS ----------- ------------- ------------- ----------- NOR 17 NOR 2/11 NOR 0/0 NOR 69 AUR 25 AUR 2/9 AUR 0/0 AUR 71 TOTAL YARDS TURNOVERS LOST PENALTIES POSSESSION ----------- -------------- -------------- ---------- NOR 409 NOR 1 (1i0f) NOR 8/61y NOR 30:45 AUR 529 AUR 3 (3i0f) AUR 13/105y AUR 29:15 PASSING RUSHING ----------------------------- ------------------------------- NOR 26/38 238 YDS 3 TD 1 IN NOR 31 CAR 171 YDS 1 TD 0 FLST AUR 37/49 420 YDS 3 TD 3 IN AUR 22 CAR 109 YDS 2 TD 0 FLST SCORING SUMMARY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1Q 10:30 NOR 3-0 K Jarrod Archer 35 yd Field Goal ---------- 1Q 02:15 AUR 7-3 QB Roscoe Draper to WR Antonio Cobb 14 yd rec (K Saban Ruiz PAT) ---------- 2Q 06:15 AUR 14-3 FB Stevie Hastings 8 yd Run (K Saban Ruiz PAT) ---------- 2Q 01:15 NOR 10-14 QB Tony Harvey to TE Zak Rose 8 yd rec (K Jarrod Archer PAT) ---------- 3Q 10:45 NOR 17-14 QB Tony Harvey to TE Ronaldo Hills 1 yd rec (K Jarrod Archer PAT) ---------- 3Q 06:00 NOR 24-14 HB Shane Lancaster 51 yd Run (K Jarrod Archer PAT) ---------- 3Q 05:30 NOR 31-14 MLB Shakeel Spencer 30 yd interception return (K Jarrod Archer PAT) ---------- 4Q 14:45 AUR 21-31 QB Roscoe Draper 30 yd Run (K Saban Ruiz PAT) ---------- 4Q 07:15 NOR 38-21 QB Tony Harvey to WR Etienne Spears 63 yd rec (K Jarrod Archer PAT) ---------- 4Q 05:30 AUR 28-38 QB Roscoe Draper to WR Cameron Miller 51 yd rec (K Saban Ruiz PAT) ---------- 4Q 02:30 AUR 35-38 QB Roscoe Draper to WR Antonio Cobb 1 yd rec (K Saban Ruiz PAT) INTERESTING NUGGETS Despite giving up 3 interceptions, including a pick-6, Aurora mounted a furious 4th quarter comeback that led to a 59 yard FG attempt to tie the game and send it into overtime Unfortunately, the 59 yard FG attempt was short and Norfolk won their 1st game of the year Norfolk LB Shakeel Spencer had a 30 yard interception return for a touchdown Norfolk starting HB Artur Fitzpatrick strained his hamstring and will miss the next 2 games Norfolk backup DL Francis Huffman dislocated his shoulder and tore some ligaments and will be out for the rest of the year
  15. San Jose Mandrills @ Rochester Cockatiels 0:00 4th quarter Harold's Stadium - Rochecter NY (US) - 31,000 (100%) 72° Dome at kick --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 2 3 4 OT TOTAL SJE 8 6 7 6 -- 27 ROC 0 6 6 6 -- 18 TEAM STATS --------------------------------------------------------------------------- FIRST DOWNS 3RD DOWN CONV 4TH DOWN CONV TOTAL PLAYS ----------- ------------- ------------- ----------- SJE 22 SJE 8/15 SJE 0/0 SJE 85 ROC 13 ROC 4/12 ROC 1/1 ROC 50 TOTAL YARDS TURNOVERS LOST PENALTIES POSSESSION ----------- -------------- -------------- ---------- SJE 344 SJE 1 (1i0f) SJE 6/55y SJE 36:00 ROC 271 ROC 3 (2i1f) ROC 7/56y ROC 24:00 PASSING RUSHING ----------------------------- ------------------------------- SJE 31/40 255 YDS 3 TD 1 IN SJE 34 CAR 89 YDS 1 TD 0 FLST ROC 17/36 234 YDS 3 TD 2 IN ROC 14 CAR 37 YDS 0 TD 0 FLST SCORING SUMMARY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1Q 06:00 SJE 2-0 QB Torin Cox sacked for Safety by LB Winston Tayloe ---------- 1Q 03:00 SJE 8-0 QB Yousef Gaines to WR Naseem O'Brien 7 yd rec (K Tim Murray PAT missed) ---------- 2Q 09:00 SJE 14-0 FB Armon Pruitt 2 yd Run (K Tim Murray PAT missed) ---------- 2Q 04:30 ROC 6-14 QB Torin Cox to WR Dana Forrest 28 yd rec (P Nathaniel Nielsen PAT missed) ---------- 3Q 06:30 SJE 21-6 QB Yousef Gaines to WR Zaki Hicks 4 yd rec (K Tim Murray PAT) ---------- 3Q 05:00 ROC 12-21 QB Torin Cox to WR Marcel Hoffman 68 yd rec (P Nathaniel Nielsen PAT missed) ---------- 4Q 09:15 SJE 27-12 QB Yousef Gaines to WR Naseem O'Brien 1 yd rec (Two-point pass failed) ---------- 4Q 04:30 ROC 18-27 QB Torin Cox to TE Peyton Langley 23 yd rec (P Nathaniel Nielsen PAT missed) INTERESTING NUGGETS Turnovers and sacks were the story of the game. Rochester backup QB Torin Cox was sacked 7 times and threw 2 interceptions Rochester QB Torin Cox started the game off horribly by throwing 9 consecutive passes incomplete 3 missed extra points were not helpful to Rochester's chances to win either San Jose LB Winston Tayloe had 2 sacks and an interception Rochester DE Quinn Spooner was a beast in the run game notching 3 tackles for losses