This week we accomplished something I seriously doubt we've ever did before. I doubt in the 14 years and 2 weeks we've played this league that we have more than a dozen games with a team scoring 70+ points. Keeping in mind we are actually playing one LESS starter per team than last year, we have now 3 70+ games in the first two weeks. It was funny to watch, because the Clock BBQs had shot out to a 50+ total fairly early, only to watch not one, but two teams go rocketing past them. (Fortunately for the CBBQs, neither team was playing them.)
The first was the Fiery Beagles, who rolled up the high score in a 74-32 win over the Greenwoods. A slow early-games start was made up for when Miles Austin got 21 points (3 TDs, one over 50 yards for 3 bonus points) and the Phillip Rivers/Vincent Jackson tandem rolled up 18 for the Beagles. Despite a 4-TD performance by Matt Stafford, the Elves never were really in it.
The second was Laurie's Elks, who blew out to a 71-33 lead and hung on- so to speak- 71-52. The Elks were paced by 12-spots from Drew Brees, LaGarrette Blount, and Jahvid Best. Yeah, Best killed the first four weeks last year, too. Let's see what he does from week 5 on. 5 players tallied TDs for the 'Chops, but it wasn't enough.
The defending champ KCAs continue to struggle, but at least they were in the game against the Rangers before Steven Jackson's injury miss finished off a 40-36 loss. Darren McFadden (or Run-DMC, if you prefer) scored twice and Tom Brady chipped in 9 for the Rangers, while Matt Ryan threw for 12 points (4 TD passes) to narrow an early 40-22 deficit for the winless KCAs.
The Aguas rolled up a 35-14 lead, and then withstood a barrage Sunday and Monday nights to beat the Angels 39-36. Calvin (Megatron)Johnson posted 2 more TDs for the Aguas, who then sweated bullets as LeSean McCoy and Josh Brown put 22 on the board during the night games. 4 points by Atlanta's D Sunday night was all that preserved the victory.
The aforementioned Clock BBQs won their game against the B2s 53-30 with Peyton Hillis and Fred Jackson scoring 12 each, and new acquisitions Ryan Fitzpatrick and Devery Henderson putting up 9 pts each.
Finally, the Ducks got their first win, topping winless Buzz 50-40 in a game that wasn't more than 4 points apart until the last of the day games.New starter Kevin Kolb and Arizona teammate Larry Fitzgerald tallied 9 apiece, and Michael Turner and Alex Henery chipped in 13 Sunday night to secure the win. Adrian Peterson and Jeremy Maclin each popped in 2 TDS for Buzz.
Week three features the Beagles vs B2s; the father-son bragging rights game, KCAs vs Clock BBQs; The all Laurie battle of Angels vs Elks; the Rangers looking to move up against Buzz; a newbie clash with Greenwoods vs Porkchops; and the top-ranked Aguas vs the Ducks.