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2004 2KFL DRAFT

 

Pick Team First Round 2nd Round 3rd Round
1 Ari WR Larry Fitzgerald S Madieu Williams DE Will Smith
2 Bir WR Wes Welker CB DeAngelo Hall HB Steven Jackson
3 NJ WR Lee Evans CB Jabari Greer QB Andy Hall
4 Mch DT Darnell Dockett WR Michael Clayton CB Nathan Vasher
5 Phi QB Philip Rivers LB Karlos Dansby HB Michael Turner
6 Chi QB Eli Manning T Jason Peters CB Gibril Wilson
7 Den WR Devery Henderson G Scott Wells TE Michael Gaines
8 Was S Sean Taylor QB Jonathan Losman WR Drew Carter
9 TB QB Ben Rothlisberger DE Bo Schobel G Rex Hadnot
10 LA S Dunta Robinson TE Kellen Winslow C Nick Hardwick
11 Bos S Mike Adams G Shawn Andrews HB Willie Parker
12 Oak DT Spencer Johnson G Stephen Peterman G Ryan Lilja

 

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Here are some notable free agent signings (all starters for their former teams) :

 

Arizona signed DE Gary Stills (formerly of Denver)

Birmingham signed S Brian Kelly (formerly of Los Angeles)

Boston signed LB Clark Haggans (formerly of Arizona)

Chicago signed S Pat Dennis (formerly of Birmingham)

Denver signed G Adrian Klemm (formerly of Boston)

Los Angeles signed S Mike Brown (formerly of Oakland) and LB Greg Favors (formerly of Michigan)

Michigan signed HB Ron Dayne (formerly of Birmingham)

New Jersey signed DT Corey Simon (formerly of Washington)

Oakland signed CB Deltha O'Neal (formerly of Denver)

Philadelphia signed C Jeff Saturday (formerly of New Jersey)

Tampa Bay signed CB Antoine Winfield (formerly of Oakland)

Washington signed DT Cornelius Griffin (formerly of Chicago) and CB Samari Rolle (formerly of Birmingham)

 

 

 

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2004 SEASON WEEK 1

 

Boston Breakers (0-1)           3  7 14  3 -- 27
New Jersey Generals (1-0)       0  9  3 16 -- 28

First Quarter
Boston - Hall 33 FG, 4:57

Second Quarter
New Jersey - Scobee 23 FG, 4:40
New Jersey - WR D'Wayne Bates 67 pass from QB Brian Griese (kick failed), 6:55
Boston - HB LaDainian Tomlinson 1 run (Hall kick), 12:08

Third Quarter
Boston - HB LaDainian Tomlinson 5 run (Hall kick), 5:28
New Jersey - Scobee 49 FG, 9:17
Boston - TE Alge Crumpler 3 pass from QB Daunte Culpepper (Hall kick), 13:00

Fourth Quarter
New Jersey - WR Lee Evans 30 pass from QB Brian Griese (Scobee kick), 2:55
New Jersey - Scobee 38 FG, 6:22
New Jersey - Scobee 25 FG, 9:08
Boston - Hall 41 FG, 12:44
New Jersey - Scobee 37 FG, 14:16

Boston P Shawn Chase had two punts blocked and fumbled another punt away that led to 9 New Jersey points.  New Jersey QB Brian Griese hopes to shake off the funk of his miserable season last year and for this game, he was great (20/30 312 yards 2 TD 0 Int).  He had to be great as the New Jersey running game was putrid (33 yards and 1.4 yards per carry).  WR D'Wayne Bates (6 catches 177 yards 1 TD) and rookie WR Lee Evans (8 catches 86 yards 1 TD) torched the Boston secondary all game long.  

Boston QB Daunte Culpepper played very well (26/41 339 yards 1 TD 0 Int) and HB LaDainian Tomlinson had 2 rushing touchdowns in a losing effort.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - New Jersey QB Brian Griese

Defensive Player of the Game - New Jersey LB Bart Scott (1 sack, 1 TFL, 3 run stops, 1 forced fumble)

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Washington Federals (0-1)       7  7 10  3 -- 27
Philadelphia Stars (1-0)        0  7  7 14 -- 28

First Quarter
Washington - WR Andre Johnson 9 pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck (McGuire kick), 10:57

Second Quarter
Washington - WR Andre Johnson 52 pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck (McGuire kick), 7:16
Philadelphia - HB Aaron Stecker  36 run (Graham  kick), 12:05

Third Quarter
Washington - HB Edgerrin James 5 run (McGuire kick), 6:22
Philadelphia - HB Michael Turner 14 run (Graham  kick), 10:30
Washington - McGuire 30 FG, 14:31

Fourth Quarter
Philadelphia - WR Santana Moss 22 pass from QB Tom Brady (Graham  kick), 8:18
Washington - McGuire 39 FG, 10:00
Philadelphia - HB Michael Turner 20 pass from QB Tom Brady (Graham  kick), 13:58

With 1:02 left in the game, QB Tom Brady threw the game winning touchdown to rookie HB Michael Turner to cap a furious comeback.  Washington had a 24-14 lead going into the 4th quarter, but their usually stout defense could not hold the Philadelphia offense down.  Philadelphia QB Tom Brady did not play particularly well (16/29 196 yards 2 TD 0 Int), but his play in the 4th quarter was the difference in the game.  Rookie HB Michael Turner was a dual threat all game, gaining 108 all purpose yards (69 rushing, 39 passing) with 2 TDs.  Rookie LB Karlos Dansby paced the Philadelphia defense with his all around play (1 interception, 2 TFLs, 1 QB hurry, 2 run stops, 1 pass deflection).

Washington QB Matt Hasselbeck was up and down with some good plays, but his 2 interception hurt badly (17/29 278 yards 2 TD 2 Int).  HB Edgerrin James was steady as a rock (18 carries 93 yards 1 TD; 1 catch 22 yards) and newly acquired WR Andre Johnson (4 catches 73 yards 2 TD) caught two early touchdowns to help Washington to a big early lead.  On defense, Washington's 4th quarter failures overshadowed a decent effort by the unit, led by rookie S Sean Taylor (1 TFL, 2 run stops, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass deflection), who was all over the field in his 2KFL debut.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Philadelphia HB Michael Turner

Defensive Player of the Game - Philadelphia LB Karlos Dansby

 

 

Edited by Truck_Turner

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Chicago Blitz (1-0)           14  3  3  3 -- 23
Tampa Bay Bandits (1-0)       10 10  0  0 -- 20

First Quarter
Chicago - WR Donald Driver 44 pass from QB Eli Manning (Edinger kick), 2:53
Tampa Bay - HB Fred Taylor 1 run (Brown kick), 5:31
Tampa Bay - Brown 45 FG, 11:50
Chicago - WR Travis Taylor 61 pass from QB Eli Manning (Edinger kick), 13:07

Second Quarter
Tampa Bay - WR Plaxico Burress 12 pass from QB Marc Bulger (Brown kick), 4:17
Tampa Bay - Brown 37 FG, 12:34
Chicago - Edinger 29 FG, 14:56

Third Quarter
Chicago - Edinger 24 FG, 7:29

Fourth Quarter
Chicago - Edinger 38 FG, 7:54

Welcome to the 2KFL, QB Eli Manning!  Chicago rookie QB Eli Manning lit the Tampa Bay secondary ablaze with an aerial arsenal rarely seen in this league (31/48 405 yards 2 TD 1 INT).  Three Chicago wide receivers went for over 80 yards catching apiece, WR Donald Driver (14 catches 175 yards 1 TD), WR Travis Taylor (5 catches 100 yards 1 TD), WR Cedric Wilson (6 catches 87 yards), and the hapless Tampa Bay secondary had no prayer of stop the Chicago passing attack.  The Chiacgo offensive line, led by rookie T Jason Peters, was stout in pass protection allowing only 1 QB pressure and no sacks.

Tampa Bay's offense scored 20 1st half points, but were shut out in the 2nd half.  QB Marc Bulger played well enough (14/22 210 yards 1 TD 1 Int) but the Tampa Bay offense was carried by HB Fred Taylor, who was outstanding (29 carries 172 yards 1 TD).

Neither team stood out on defense, though Chicago's defense did not allow a score to a very potent Tampa Bay offense in the 2nd half.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Chicago QB Eli Manning

Defensive Player of the Game - Chicago LB Monty Beisel (1 interceptiom, 1 forced fumble)

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Michigan Panthers (0-1)        14  0  7  7 -- 28
Birmingham Stallions (1-0)      7 21  0  7 -- 35

First Quarter
Michigan - HB Shaun Alexander 27 run (Lindell  kick), 5:44
Birmingham - HB Rudi Johnson 2 run (Dawson  kick), 11:39
Michigan - HB Shaun Alexander 3 run (Lindell  kick), 12:05

Second Quarter
Birmingham - WR Deion Branch 8 pass from QB Peyton Manning (Dawson  kick), 1:14
Birmingham - HB Rudi Johnson 3 run (Dawson  kick), 6:32
Birmingham - WR Deion Branch 87 punt return (Dawson  kick), 10:10

Third Quarter
Michigan - HB Fred Jackson 1 run (Lindell  kick), 11:23

Fourth Quarter
Michigan - WR Peerless Price 10 pass from WR Aaron Brooks (Lindell  kick), 3:37
Birmingham - HB Steven Jackson 4 run (Dawson  kick), 7:58

With 2:17 left in the 4th quarter and down to Birmingham 35-28, Michigan QB Aaron Brooks has gotten his team down to the Birmingham Birmingham 21 yard line.  The Michigan QB takes the snap and sits in the poket a good 5 seconds waiting for someone to get open. Seeing rookie WR Michael Clayton, break towards the goal line in the middle of the field. QB Aaron Brooks did not see Birmingham CB Tod McBride sitting over the top of the route, so when the pass is thrown, CB Tod McBride intercepts the ball in the endzone, ending the scoring threat and Michigan's chance to tie the game.

Birmingham QB Peyton Manning was very good (19/27 244 yards 1 TD) and the Birmingham rushing attack, led bu new acquired HB Rudi Johnson, who had 2 touchdowns, and rookie HB Steven Jackson, gained 131 yards on the ground.

Michigan QB Aaron Brooks did not play well (16/36 272 yards 1 TD 1 Int), but rookie WR Michael Clayton was amazing (7 catches 150 yards) and HB Shaun Alexander did what he usually does (19 carries 104 yards 2 TD).

The defenses did not really stand out although the Birmingham pass defense did not let Michigan receivers get deep for big games, and pretty much keep the pass catchers in front of them.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Birmingham QB Peyton Manning

Defensive Player of the Game - Birmingham DE Osi Umenyiora (2 TFLs, 1 QB Hurry, 4 run stops)

 

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Oakland Invaders (1-0)          7  7 10  0  3 -- 27
Denver Gold (0-1)               7  7  0 10  0 -- 24

First Quarter
Denver - WR Nate Burleson 74 punt return (Janikowski kick), 8:10
Oakland - WR Jacquez Green 8 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 13:09

Second Quarter
Denver - HB Shawn Bryson 12 pass from QB Shaun King (Janikowski kick), 13:16
Oakland - WR Torry Holt 8 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 14:45

Third Quarter
Oakland - Feely 44 FG, 4:49
Oakland - WR Torry Holt 2 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 10:19

Fourth Quarter
Denver - Janikowski 39 FG, 6:33
Denver - WR Devery Henderson 35 pass from QB Shaun King (Janikowski kick), 13:17

Overtime
Oakland - Feely 49 FG, 3:23

Having sent the game to overtime by scoring (10) 4th quarter points, Denver was able to force a 3 and out on Oakland's first overtime possession.  On the ensuing punt, Denver WR Drew Bennett has the ball stripped away from him and Oakland recovers on the Denver 38 yard line.  3 plays later, Oakland kicks the game-winning field goal for the win to start the season in defense of their 2KFL title.

Oakland QB Akili Smith, the regining league Most Outstanding Player, played very well (25/36 260 yards 3 TD 1 Int), despite being sacked 7 times and being supported by an anemic running game (46 yards, 1.5 yards per carry).  

Denver QB Shaun King was very efficient (22/29 229 yards 2 TD 2 Int), but 2 interceptions caused issues for his teams.  Rookie WR Devery Henderson had a great debut (8 catches 119 yards 1 TD). 

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Oakland WR Torry Holt - 8 catches 88 yards 2 TD and a huge forced fumble on the punt return in overtime

Defensive Player of the Game - Oakland LB E.J. Henderson - 2 TFLs, 2 run stops, 1 forced fumble

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Arizona Wranglers (0-1)          0  3  0  7 -- 10
Los Angeles Express (1-0)       14 10  0  7 -- 31

First Quarter
Los Angeles - WR T.J. Houshmanzada 24 pass from QB Charlie Batch (Brown kick), 5:25
Los Angeles - WR Anquan Boldin 12 pass from QB Charlie Batch (Brown kick), 8:34

Second Quarter
Los Angeles - FB Dan Kreider  1 run (Brown kick), 2:33
Los Angeles - Brown 47 FG, 8:40
Arizona - Gramatica 26 FG, 13:13

Third Quarter
No scoring

Fourth Quarter
Los Angeles - WR T.J. Houshmanzada 21 pass from QB Charlie Batch (Brown kick), 0:07
Arizona - TE Todd Heap 15 pass from QB Donovan McNabb (Gramatica kick), 5:06

Los Angeles jumped all over Arizona in the 1st half and coasted to victory the rest of the game.  Though Los Angeles QB Charlie Batch was not very efficient (17/31 275 yards 3 TD 0 Int), He did push the ball down field and threw for 3  touchdowns.  WR Dennis Northcutt (7 catches 123 yards) and WR T.J. Houshmanzada (5 catches 97 yards 2 TD) were a vicious one-two punch for the Arizona secondary.

Arizona QB Donovan McNabb was terrible (18/45 153 yards 1 TD 2 Int; 8 carries 41 yards) and could not provide any continuity for the offense.  The top pick of the 2004 2KFL draft, WR Larry Fitzgerald (4 catches 33 yards), was ineffective, but some of that was not his fault as McNabb targeted him 16 times, most of the targets were not accurate.  Arizona backup QB Brock Huard may need to get himself ready, because a couple of more performances like this from McNabb will necessitate a change.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Los Angeles QB Charlie Batch

Defensive Player of the Game - Los Angeles DT John Thornton (1 sack, 4 QB hurries,  3 run stops)

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WEEK 1 REVIEW

 2KFL League Standings
         Week 1
        Atlantic
                            W    L    T    PF    PA    Str     
            New Jersey      1    0    0    28    27    W1       
            Philadelphia    1    0    0    28    27    W1         
            Boston          0    1    0    27    28    L1         
            Washington      0    1    0    27    28    L1        
        Central
                            W    L    T    PF    PA    Str         
            Birmingham      1    0    0    35    28    W1         
            Chicago         1    0    0    23    20    W1         
            Michigan        0    1    0    28    35    L1         
            Tampa Bay       0    1    0    20    23    L1         
        Pacific
                            W    L    T    PF    PA    Str         
            Los Angeles     1    0    0    31    10    W1         
            Oakland         1    0    0    27    24    W1         
            Denver          0    1    0    24    27    L1         
            Arizona         0    1    0    10    31    L1      

 

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offensive - Chicago WR Donald Driver (14 catches 175 yards 1 TD 8 1st downs)

Defensive - Los Angeles DT John Thornton (1 sack, 4 QB hurries, 3 Run stops)

Rookie - Chicago QB Eli Manning (31/48 405 yards 2 TD 1 INT)

 

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

        Denver Gold (0-1)          at    Washington Federals (0-1)      
        New Jersey Generals (1-0)  at    Tampa Bay Bandits (1-0)       
        Los Angeles Express (1-0)  at    Chicago Blitz (1-0)         
        Boston  Breakers (0-1)     at    Birmingham  Stallions (1-0)     
        Philadelphia Stars (1-0)   at    Arizona Wranglers (0-1)         
        Michigan Panthers (0-1)    at    Oakland Invaders (1-0)

 

WEEK 2 SUSPENSIONS AND INJURIES

No major injuries or suspensions

 

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Denver Gold (0-2)             0  0  0  7 --  7
Washington Federals (1-1)    14  7  7  3 -- 31

First Quarter
Washington - QB Matt Hasselbeck 1 run (McGuire kick), 2:20
Washington - QB Matt Hasselbeck 1 run (McGuire kick), 8:39

Second Quarter
Washington - HB Edgerrin James 11 run (McGuire kick), 3:57

Third Quarter
Washington - FB Jeff Paulk 9 run (McGuire kick), 6:05

Fourth Quarter
Denver - HB Shawn Bryson 6 pass from QB Shaun King (Janikowski kick), 0:53
Washington - McGuire 51 FG, 13:35

Washington destroyed Denver, limiting the Denver passing offense to 4.4 yards per passing attempt and limiting the Denver rushing offense to 3.5 yards per carry.  Washington QB Matt Hasselbeck was efficient (12/18 175 yards 0 TD 1 Int; 2 rushing TDs) and his two rushing touchdowns in the 1st quarter proved to be the difference in the game.  Washington HB Edgerrin James was solid (20 carries 84 yards 1 TD) and rookie WR Andre Johnson had a couple of big plays (2 catches 85 yards).  

Denver QB Shaun King seems to have regressed from his stellar play last season (27/41 182 yards 1 TD 2 Int) as the Denver offense struggled all game long.  The one bright spot for the offense was HB Anthony Thomas (17 carries 76 yards; 7 carries 67 yards) who put on a all-around show for the Denver Gold.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Denver HB Anthony Thomas

Defensive Player of the Game - Washington CB Nate Clements (1 interception, 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 run stops)

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New Jersey Generals (2-0)      14 13  3  7 -- 37
Tampa Bay Bandits (0-2)         7  3  7  0 -- 17

First Quarter
New Jersey - CB Mike McKenzie 14 fumble return (Scobee kick), 2:38
Tampa Bay - WR Dane Looker  60 pass from QB Marc Bulger (Brown kick), 4:23
New Jersey - WR Lee Evans 14 pass from QB Chris Redman (Scobee kick), 12:50

Second Quarter
Tampa Bay - Brown 42 FG, 4:20
New Jersey - WR Lee Evans 96 kickoff return (kick failed), 4:44
New Jersey - TE Jeremy Shockey 8 pass from QB Chris Redman (Scobee kick), 14:49

Third Quarter
Tampa Bay - HB Fred Taylor 25 pass from QB Marc Bulger (Brown kick), 7:34
New Jersey - Scobee 35 FG, 13:43

Fourth Quarter
New Jersey - WR Lee Evans 4 pass from QB Brian Griese (Scobee kick), 11:07

New Jersey jumped all over Tampa Bay to go 2-0 after a miseable season last year.  New Jersey rookie WR Lee Evans (7 catches 76 yards 2 TD; 1 kickoff return TD) has sparked this offense and made life much easier for the passing offense.  QB Brian Griese (5/9 30 yards 1 TD 0 Int) was injured early in the 1st quarter, but was able to return later in the 4th quarter.  His backup QB Chris Redman played very well (14/20 167 2 TD 0 Int) and moved the ball downfield very well.

Tampa Bay may have a quarterback problem.  QB Marc Bulger struggled with accuracy  (14/26 198 yards 2 TD 0 Int), which considering his weapons at wide receivers (WR Randy Moss and WR Plaxico Burress) , is strange.  This offense should be deadly most games.  This will be something to watch in the next few games, because this team is built to win.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - New Jersey WR Lee Evans

Defensive Player of the Game - Tampa Bay DT Ryan Hale (2 sacks, forced fumble, 3 run stops, 1 TFL)

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I have really enjoyed your posts, as I remember playing as USFL when I had this game and still have some fantastic gaming memories. To this day I don't think I've put in more hours with any game(s) than the Front Page Sports football series. 

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Los Angeles Express (1-1)      7  3  7 13 -- 30
Chicago Blitz (2-0)           14  5  7 15 -- 41

First Quarter
Los Angeles - QB Charlie Batch 2 run (Brown kick), 3:05
Chicago - HB Jamal Lewis 9 pass from Manning (Edinger kick), 5:53
Chicago - CB Gibril Wilson 38 fumble return (Edinger kick), 7:27

Second Quarter
Chicago - Edinger 25 FG, 8:11
Los Angeles - Brown 32 FG, 13:19
Chicago - Safety (QB Charlie Batch tackled in endzone by LB Nate Webster), 14:47

Third Quarter
Los Angeles - TE Kellen Winslow Jr  71 pass from QB Charlie Batch (Brown kick), 4:17
Chicago - FB Fred Beasley 5 run (Edinger kick), 8:04

Fourth Quarter
Chicago - WR Donald Driver 10 pass from Manning (kick failed), 0:07
Los Angeles - HB Clinton Portis 18 run (Brown kick), 5:28
Chicago - HB Jamal Lewis Lewis 76 pass from QB Eli Manning (Edinger kick), 6:05
Chicago - Safety (QB Charlie Batch tackled in endzone by DE Kyle Vandenbosch), 13:19
Los Angeles - HB Michael Bennett 42 pass from QB CHarlie Batch (2-Point conversion failed), 14:00

Wild game.  Chicago's defense scored 11 points (don't think I have ever seen 2 safeties for the same team while playing FBPro 98) , which were the difference in the game.  Chicago rookie QB Eli Manning has ignited the Chicago offense with steady play and the short passing game while also utilizing his escapability to gain yard on the ground  (21/33 246 yards 3 TD 1 Int; 4 carries 35 yards).  The Chicago running backs, HB Sammy Morris (17 carries 114 yards) and former starting running back HB Jamal Lewis (4 catches 97 yards 2 TD), were the stars of the game.

Los Angeles QB Charlie Batch was statistically solid (18/30 301 yards 2 TD 0 Int), but his bobbled snap allowed the fumble return TD and those two safeties were also on him as he held the ball way too long.  He has to be more aware of the pass rush.

 

Offensive Player of the Week - Chicago QB Eli Manning

Defensive Player of the Week - Chicago DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (Safety, 2 sacks, 1 QB Hurry, 1 Run stop)

Edited by Truck_Turner

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Boston Breakers (0-2)           7 14  7  0 -- 28
Birmingham Stallions (2-0)      0 13  7  9 -- 29

First Quarter
Boston - HB LaDainian Tomlinson 10 run (Hall kick), 5:37

Second Quarter
Birmingham - Dawson  39 FG, 0:54
Boston - WR Dont'e Stallworth 5 pass from QB Daunte Culpepper (Hall kick), 4:27
Boston - WR Brian Finneran  25 pass from QB Daunte Culpepper (Hall kick), 6:24
Birmingham - HB Rudi Johnson 16 run (Dawson  kick), 10:25
Birmingham - Dawson  23 FG, 14:56

Third Quarter
Boston - WR Hines Ward 1 pass from QB Daunte Culpepper (Hall kick), 12:57
Birmingham - WR Deion Branch 83 pass from QB Peyton Manning (Dawson  kick), 13:24

Fourth Quarter
Birmingham - Dawson  35 FG, 2:20
Birmingham - Dawson  38 FG, 10:54
Birmingham - Dawson  41 FG, 15:00

Birmingham was down 28-20 going into the 4th quarter, but 3 K Phil Dawson field goals, including one when time expired, allowed the Satllions to steal this game from Boston.  The duo of free agent acquisition HB Rudi Johnson (27 carries 175 yards 1 TD) and WR Deion Branch (7 catches 187 yards 1 TD) were amazing and dominated the game from start to finish.  QB Peyton Manning played well and and protected the ball too (18/32 276 yards 1 TD 0 Int).

Boston starting out the season 0-2 was not the way their envisioned the season starting after last season's 2KFL Bowl appearance, but here they are.  QB Daunte Culpepper played well (19/34 221 yards 3 TD 1 Int), but that turnover was very costly and led to one of the decisive field goals that led to their demise.  HB LaDainian Tomlinson was very good in the rushing game to try to keep his team in the game (18 carries 113 yards 1 TD).

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Birmingham K Phil Dawson (5/6 FG, 2/2 XP, game winning field goal)

Defensive Player of the Game - Birmingham CB Tod McBride (2 TFLs, Forced fumble, 4 run stops)

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Philadelphia Stars (1-1)     0  0  7  7 -- 14
Arizona Wranglers (1-1)     13  9  3 10 -- 35

First Quarter
Arizona - Gramatica 53 FG, 5:36
Arizona - Gramatica 49 FG, 10:18
Arizona - CB Pierson Prioleau 45 interception return (Gramatica kick), 14:39

Second Quarter
Arizona - CB Corey Ivy  19 interception return (Gramatica kick), 5:03
Arizona - Safety (P Hunter Smith tackled in endzone by DT Albert Haynesworth), 12:27

Third Quarter
Philadelphia - WR Michael Jenkins 4 pass from QB Tom Brady (Graham  kick), 4:30
Arizona - Gramatica 37 FG, 7:33

Fourth Quarter
Arizona - WR Darnerien McCants 55 pass from QB Donovan McNabb (Gramatica kick), 2:47
Philadelphia - WR Chris Chambers 2 pass from QB Tom Brady (Graham  kick), 10:31
Arizona - Gramatica 40 FG, 13:20

Philadelphia giving up 16 defensive points in the 1st half doomed them.  Arizona QB Donovan McNabb played ok (18/28 205 yards 1 TD 1 Int), HB Deuce McAllister was steady (13 carries 71 yards; 4 catches 14 yards) and WR Darnerien McCants stepped up big time (4 catches 95 yards 1 TD).  The story of this game was the defense though.  Arizona's pass rush was relentless, sacking the Philadelphia quarterback 8 times and hurrying him 8 other times for a 44% pressure rate, which is outstanding.  The defense forced 3 interceptions and forced 5 additional fumbles (none were recovered though).  The Arizona defense just demolished Philadelphia.

Philadelphia QB Tom Brady struggled with turnovers (21/36 212 yards 2 TD 3 Int) and just could not survive the onslaught of the Arizona defense.  

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Arizona WR Darnerien McCants

Defensive Player of the Game - Arizona CB Pierson Prioleau (2 interceptions, 1 defensive TD, 1 forced fumble)

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Michigan Panthers (1-1)         7  3 10 10 -- 30
Oakland Invaders (1-1)          9  0  7 10 -- 26

First Quarter
Oakland - Feely 44 FG, 4:35
Michigan - QB Aaron Brooks 72 run (Lindell  kick), 7:41
Oakland - Feely 43 FG, 11:35
Oakland - Feely 42 FG, 13:45

Second Quarter
Michigan - Lindell  34 FG, 13:03

Third Quarter
Michigan - Lindell  25 FG, 6:38
Oakland - HB Reuben Droughns 1 run (Feely kick), 8:27
Michigan - WR Steve Smith 96 kickoff return (Lindell  kick), 8:50

Fourth Quarter
Oakland - Feely 35 FG, 2:47
Michigan - Lindell  31 FG, 9:59
Oakland - WR Jacquez Green 14 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 10:56
Michigan - HB Shaun Alexander 13 pass from QB Aaron Brooks (Lindell  kick), 13:16

Michigan scores the game winning touchdown with 1:46 left in the 4th quarter to nip the defending world champions.  This game featured 6 lead changes, which does not happen very often. Michigan QB Aaron Brooks was not very good in the air, but killed Oakland with his legs (18/34 253 yards 1 TD 2 Int; 8 carries 100 yards 1 TD).  

Oakland QB Akili Smith was streaky (20/37 232 yards 1 TD 2 Int) and actually was able to get the ball down to the Michigan 26 yard line with 1:09 left in the game.  Unfortunately, he threw the game clinching interception to Michigan LB Sam Cowart, his 2nd interception of the game, to seal the win for Michigan.  Oakland HB Reuben Droughns ripped off a couple of big gainers and was steady as usual (17 carries 98 yards 1 TD).

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Michigan QB Aaron Brooks

Defensive Player of the Game - Michigan LB Sam Cowart (2 interceptions)

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WEEK 2 IN REVIEW

 

    2KFL League Standings
         Week 2
        Atlantic
                            W    L    T    PF    PA    Str     
            New Jersey      2    0    0    65    44    W2        
            Washington      1    1    0    58    35    W1     
            Philadelphia    1    1    0    42    62    L1        
            Boston          0    2    0    55    57    L2     
        Central
                            W    L    T    PF    PA    Str    
            Chicago         2    0    0    64    50    W2         
            Birmingham      2    0    0    64    56    W2         
            Michigan        1    1    0    58    61    W1       
            Tampa Bay       0    2    0    37    60    L2        
        Pacific
                            W    L    T    PF    PA    Str         
            Los Angeles     1    1    0    61    51    L1        
            Oakland         1    1    0    53    54    L1        
            Arizona         1    1    0    45    45    W1        
            Denver          0    2    0    31    58    L2      

 

Offensive Player of the Week - Birmingham WR Deion Branch (7 catches 187 yards 1 TD)

Defensive Player of the Week - Arizona CB Pierson Prioleau (2 interceptions, 1 defensive TD, 1 forced fumble)

Rookie of the Week - Chicago QB Eli Manning (21/33 246 yards 3 TD 1 Int; 4 carries 35 yards)

 

 

WEEK 3 SCHEDULE

        Philadelphia Stars (1-1)       at    Boston Breakers (0-2)          
        Washington Federals (1-1)      at    Chicago Blitz (2-0)         
        Tampa Bay Bandits (0-2)        at    Michigan Panthers (1-1)        
        Oakland Invaders (1-1)         at    Arizona Wranglers (1-1)         
        New Jersey Generals (2-0)      at    Denver Gold (0-2)          
        Birmingham Stallions (2-0)     at    Los Angeles Express (1-1)  

 

WEEK 2 INJURIES and SUSPENSIONS

Washington starting LB Takeo Spikes ruptured his Achilles tendon and will be out for the year.  Washington will sign 4th year vet LB Brandon Spoon to take his place on the roster.

Philadelphia starting TE Dallas Clark fractured his femur and will be out for 5 weeks.

Los Angeles starting DE Richard Seymour strained his calf and will be out 3 weeks.

 

 

 

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Philadelphia Stars (2-1)     0  0  7 14 -- 21
Boston Breakers (0-3)        3  3  7  0 -- 13

First Quarter
Boston - Hall 28 FG, 9:02

Second Quarter
Boston - Hall 35 FG, 9:25

Third Quarter
Philadelphia - TE Dan O'Leary 3 pass from WR Tom Brady (Graham  kick), 4:13
Boston - HB LaDainian Tomlinson 4 run (Hall kick), 9:25

Fourth Quarter
Philadelphia - HB Sammy Morris 37 run (Graham  kick), 7:29
Philadelphia - HB Michael Turner 11 run (Graham  kick), 14:11

The end of the 1st half saw a sequence that cost Boston the game.  Boston was in the red zone when QB Daunte Culpepper threw and interception into the end zone to Philadelphia S Brian Russell.  On the ensuing play, from their own 20 yard line, Philadelphia QB Tom Brady threw an interception to Boston S Chris Hope.  With :14 left on the clock in the 1st half, QB Daunter Culpepper proceeded to throw another interception to Philadelphia S Adam Archuleta. Has Boston scored any of those TDs, they would have gone into halftime with a 13-0 lead and the momentum.  Having stop 2 red zone TDs, Philadelphia rode that momentum to score 21 second half points and the victory.

Philadelphia struggle on offense for the most part as QB Tom Brady was not very good (13/21 101 yards 1 TD 1 Int; 7 carries 25 yards) and HB Michael Turner was not able to get hit the holes consistently (14 carries 53 yards 1 TD).

Boston QB Daunte Culpepper struggled with those 2 1st half turnovers (27/43 279 yards 1 TD 2 Int; 5 carries 21 yards).  Boston starting out the season 0-3 is shocking considering their 2KFL Bowl berth last season.  

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Boston WR Hines Ward (9 catches 75 yards)

Defensive Player of the Game - Philadelphia LB Ian Gold (3 sacks, 2 QB hurries, 1 run stop)

Edited by Truck_Turner

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Washington Federals (2-1)      10 20 14  7 -- 51
Chicago Blitz (2-1)             0 17  7  7 -- 31

First Quarter
Washington - WR Peter Warrick 98 kickoff return (McGuire kick), 0:25
Washington - McGuire 32 FG, 6:37

Second Quarter
Chicago - Edinger 38 FG, 0:11
Chicago - WR Cedrick Wilson 2 pass from QB Eli Manning (Edinger kick), 5:14
Washington - WR Dez White 5 pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck (McGuire kick), 10:07
Washington - McGuire 36 FG, 13:22
Chicago - TE Dan Campbell 9 pass from QB Eli Manning (Edinger kick), 14:19
Washington - QB Andre Johnson 59 pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck (McGuire kick), 14:42
Washington - McGuire 42 FG, 15:00

Third Quarter
Chicago - HB Jamal Lewis 45 pass from QB Eli Manning (Edinger kick), 3:10
Washington - WR Dez White 4 pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck (McGuire kick), 8:05
Washington - WR Peter Warrick 23 pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck (McGuire kick), 15:00

Fourth Quarter
Washington - WR Peter Warrick 17 pass from QB Matt Hasselbeck (McGuire kick), 4:22
Chicago - HB Sammy Morris 50 pass from QB Eli Manning (Edinger kick), 6:44

Washington destroys the Chicago defense behind (5) Washington QB Matt Hasselbeck passing touch downs (20/32 279 yards 5 TD 0 Int).  Before he got hurt late in the 4th quarter with a minor knee injury, Chicago QB Eli Manning continues to be the most dynamic rookie QB we have had in the 2KFL (22/35 328 yards 4 TD 2 Int), but he has to do a better job of taking care of the ball (4 fumbles, 1 lost to go along with those 2 interceptions).  The Washington offensive line (C Brad Meester, G Bobbie Williams, G Kyle Kosier, T Kyle Turley, T Jon Jansen) was amazing allowing only (2) hurries all game and 0 sacks, while also plowing huge lanes open for HB Edgerrin James (24 carries 133 yards; 2 catches  32 yards).

Offensive Player of the Game - Washington QB Matt Hasselbeck

Defensive Player of the Game - Washington DT Ryan Pickett (1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 TFL, 1 QB hurry, 2 run stops)

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Tampa Bay Bandits (0-3)        0  3  0 15 -- 18
Michigan Panthers (2-1)        7 14  0  0 -- 21

First Quarter
Michigan - HB Shaun Alexander 4 run (Lindell  kick), 10:55

Second Quarter
Michigan - HB Shaun Alexander 69 run (Lindell  kick), 2:38
Michigan - HB Fred Jackson 3 run (Lindell  kick), 10:14
Tampa Bay - Brown 28 FG, 15:00

Third Quarter
No scoring

Fourth Quarter
Tampa Bay - WR Randy Moss 8 pass from QB Marc Bulger (Baker pass from Bulger), 13:06
Tampa Bay - WR RandyMoss 20 pass from QB Marc Bulger (Brown kick), 15:00

This was a weird game that Michigan had no business winning. Tampa Bay out gained Michigan (454 yards to 363 yards), held the ball much longer (35 minutes to 25 minutes) and converted much more on 3rd down (56% to 22%) and did not turn the ball over. Looking through the  play log, they were sustaining drives, but were not executing well when they crossed the 50 yard line until very late in the 4th quarter. That cost them the game along with letting Michigan HB Shaun Alexander go off (16 carries 156 yards 2 TD).

Michigan QB Aaron Brooks did not need to do much (10/16 180 yards 0 TD 0 Int) as the Michigan running game ran for 200 yards and 6.7 yards a carry.  Tampa Bay QB Marc Bulger played extremely well (27/40 362 yards 2 TD 0 Int) and WR Plaxico Burress (9 catches 138 yards) and WR Randy Moss (8 catches 89 yards 2 TD) were too much for the Michigan secondary to handle.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Tampa Bay QB Marc Bulger

Defensive Player of the Game - Michigan LB Joey Porter (1 sack. 1 TFL, 1 QB Hurry, 2 run stops)

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Oakland Invaders (2-1)         14  7 14 15 -- 50
Arizona Wranglers (1-2)        13 24  3  7 -- 47

First Quarter
Oakland - WR Jacquez Green 8 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 3:04
Arizona - WR Patrick Crayton 102 kickoff return (kick failed), 3:29
Arizona - WR Larry Fitzgerald 77 punt return (Gramatica kick), 5:24
Oakland - WR Jacquez Green 20 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 12:41

Second Quarter
Arizona - HB Deuce McAllister 1 run (Gramatica kick), 0:05
Arizona - HB Deuce McAllister 2 run (Gramatica kick), 2:29
Arizona - HB Deuce McAllister 1 run (Gramatica kick), 8:05
Arizona - Gramatica 30 FG, 13:23
Oakland - HB Ladell Betts 2 run (Feely kick), 13:47

Third Quarter
Oakland - WR Jacquez Green 3 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 5:11
Oakland - WR Jabbar Gaffney 68 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 8:57
Arizona - Gramatica 26 FG, 13:49

Fourth Quarter
Oakland - HB Reuben Droughns 2 pass from QB Akili Smith (Feely kick), 4:21
Arizona - WR Larry Fitzgerald 100 kickoff return (Gramatica kick), 4:45
Oakland - HB Ladell Betts 9 pass from QB Akili Smith (Ritchie pass from Smith), 11:38

This was the wildest game in league history.  I don't think I have ever seen a game where a team has scored 3 special teams touchdowns and still lose the game.  Arizona actually led this game 37-14 late in the first half but could not hold the lead.  The defending champion Oakland team showed a resilience rarely seen in winning this game.

Oakland QB Akili Smith put the team on his back and refused to let them lose (21/31 319  yards 6 TD 1 Int; 7 carries 48 yards).  Despite untimely turnovers and atrocious special teams play, QB Akili Smith just refused to bow to the pressure and continually performed when he needed too.  WR Jabbar Gaffney was amazing (8 catches 172 yards 1 TD) and WR Jacquez Green caught 3 touchdowns.

Arizona QB Donovan McNabb has really struggled this year and no game was no exception (13/25 127 yards 0 TD 1 Int) and Arizona may be looking at a quarterback change.  The only Arizona offensive player that came to play was HB Deuce McAllister (24 carries 122 yards 3 TD) and the head coach will be leaning on his offensive coordinator to refocus the offense on the running game and take the ball out of McNabb's hands.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Oakland QB Akili Smith

Defensive Player of the Game - Arizona LB Larry Foote (1 sack, 1 QB Hurry, 6 Run stops, 1 Pass deflection)

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New Jersey Generals (2-1)       0  3  7 10 -- 20
Denver Gold (1-2)               3 14  7 14 -- 38

First Quarter
Denver - Janikowski 40 FG, 12:03

Second Quarter
Denver - HB Anthony Thomas 3 run (Janikowski kick), 7:29
Denver - WR Jerry Porter 8 pass from QB Shaun King (Janikowski kick), 13:46
New Jersey - Scobee 45 FG, 14:55

Third Quarter
New Jersey - WR Lee Evans 3 pass from QB Brian Griese (Scobee kick), 10:35
Denver - WR Nate Burleson 18 pass from QB Shaun King (Janikowski kick), 15:00

Fourth Quarter
New Jersey - Scobee 22 FG, 4:24
New Jersey - WR Quentin McCord 58 pass from QB Brian Griese (Scobee kick), 6:39
Denver - FB Ryan Neufeld  1 run (Janikowski kick), 12:49
Denver - HB WIllis McGahee 33 run (Janikowski kick), 14:00

This game was close until late in the 4th quarter when New Jersey threw a pivotal interception leading to a Denver 1 yd TD run.  Denver  QB Shaun King was efficient (18/22 209 yards 2 TD 0 Int) while executing the play action passing game behind the potent Denver running game (40 carries 197 yards).  

New Jersey QB Brian Griese fell back into old habits, struggling this game after 2 great games (17/37 255 yards 2 TD 1 Int).  

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Denver QB Shaun King

Defensive Player of the Game - Denver CB Corey Chavous (1 Interception, QB Hurry, Run stop, 2 Pass deflections)

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Birmingham Stallions (2-1)       7  7  0  0 -- 14
Los Angeles Express (2-1)        6  0  3 10 -- 19

First Quarter
Los Angeles - Brown 27 FG, 5:06
Birmingham - HB Rudi Johnson 31 run (Dawson  kick), 10:22
Los Angeles - Brown 48 FG, 14:46

Second Quarter
Birmingham - WR Wes Welker 43 pass from QB Peyton Manning (Dawson  kick), 3:53

Third Quarter
Los Angeles - Brown 26 FG, 7:47

Fourth Quarter
Los Angeles - Brown 28 FG, 0:27
Los Angeles - HB Clinton Portis 16 run (Brown kick), 14:33

Los Angeles  HB Clinton Portis  had a roller coaster ride of a game (24 carries 164 yards 1 TD).  On the bad side, he fumbled the ball 4 times (lost 3 of them).  On the good side, he scored the game winning TD with :27 left in the game to atone for those turnovers. Birmingham's failure to stop the Los Angeles running game was ultimately their downfall.

 

Offensive Player of the Game - Birmingham HB Rudi Johnson (20 carries 97 yards 1 TD; 4 catches 33 yards)

Defensive Player of the Game - Los Angeles S Mike Brown (1 interception, 1 TFL, 4 Run stops)

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