WEEK 1 RESULTS
What a week 1 scalp for our rookie franchise taking down one of the AFC's heavyweights! We're tied at 27-27 going into the final few plays and the Bobcats fail to win it in regulation with the Broncos defence in MNF, but despite that we go into overtime and the Bobcats are kicking the fieldgoal on the count-back rules (Pain 65 away, Bobcats 3 away). The Bobcats are off to a winning start and the magnificent season start the Pain enjoyed last season is not going to be replicated just yet!
Rookie year awesome, sophomore year shocking! 3rd year for the Comancheros? On this showing we might be on the way back up! A touchdown and a fieldgoal in the 1st quarter is nullified by a 14 point haul from the Juggernauts before half time with the aid of an offence card had this one close at half-time. The 2nd half however was all Comancheros and this road win snaps a 6 game losing streak overall from last season and a 4 game losing streak on the road. The Comacheros ride again! Juggernauts will not have wanted this in their opening beau under new team colours.
This is gonna hurt the Terminators if the armouries outstanding don't turn this around! The Terminators trail by 1 score and going into the 4th quarter they were leading this 15-17. As the 4th quarter prediction finished at 166 it meant the defending NFC Champions were 20 away and the Terminators were 22 away!!!! It doesn't take long to underline the motto about fine, fine margins in the OFL determining games! Just 2 more yards and this was the Terminators to lose tonight. As it is the Beths Bills get their defence off to the perfect start!
The Bengals are winning this down the stretch and it's a massive armoury pick for the Bengals that seals the win here as the Steelers haul in 7 points on the Sacks & Ints and take a touchdown away from the Riverkings. After the Bengals horror start last season this is just what they would have wanted. Even the Hail Mary wasn't needed in the final few minutes!
What a start for the Indians here! The Pig Sty is actually a terrible hunting ground for them with only 1 win in 7 attempts here, but they open their defense of the title with a huge moral victory over their divisional rivals. The Indians win 3 quarters and tie the other in the 3rd quarter and even despite a defensive stand in the 2nd quarter from the Swines who prevented a TD, the Indians get a huge shut-out win! Even the Jaguars weigh in for the Indians taking away the only Swines score on the night! It's the 7th time the Indians have shut-out an opponent on the road which equals the OFL record!
The Orangemen wanted last minute playbook changes, but it possibly wouldn't have made any difference to the outcome here as the Patriots win 3 out of 4 quarters including a bullseye just before half time. The Orangemen rally after half time, but they can't bridge the gap and the Patriots actually win on the opening day for the 4th time in 5 seasons and as another quirk this is the 3rd time in history that the Orangemen have faced the Patriots on opening weekend! Patriots lead that head to head 2-1.
There's controversy all over the boards on the night of the 1st weekend and it comes at one of the bitterest rivalries in the OFL which doesn't help. With the amendment to Q2 this one goes the way of the Champions, but it's left a sour taste across the OFL and the commissioners table. Apologies aside we need to move on quickly here. On the face of without the fall-out it's actually won through the armoury placement of the Colts with the Detroit Lions who give the Colts a fieldgoal to take them squeeking past the Pirates.
It's the blowout of the night as the Wizards of Oz start the season with their 3rd biggest win in their 7 year history! Counter that with the biggest defeat EVER for the 76ers! The 76ers have no answer for the a clean sweep of scoring for the 6ers as they hit two within 10% and back up one of those with an offence armoury card in garbage time in the 4th quarter! The 76ers went 4-0 last season before their first loss. Not this season.
Another rookie performance to stand out as the new Cowboys headcoach goes to the Concordes and despite a slow start which saw them trail to a touchdown and a fieldgoal in the 1st they run all over the Concordes for the rest of the night and even finish off the game with a bullseye in the 4th quarter! Can't ask for much more than that for your first outing in the OFL. TheAwayTeam are true to their name in week 1!
If the Tykes are going to live up to the hype they have to win these games. At half-time the expectation was being underlined as the Tykes led 27-0! The Helldwellers fought this one back however and in the end the Tykes hold on to an opening day win. It was much closer than the Tykes might have wanted it. Had Q4 been 4 less this would have been the Helldwellers greatest ever comeback win! As it is the Tykes hold out.
It's a low scoring affair at the Minefield as 8 predictions between the 2 yield only 2 hits within 10% and the A'Bombs put up a defensive stance in the 2nd quarter. The A'Bombs much touted armoury card quintet does give them some points in the opener here with the Bills on defence, but it doesn't turn a loss into a win here. Bears open their account.
BOOM! The Maulers went to the playoffs last season and on this showing they're going further this time around. Quarter 1 - BULLSEYE! Quarter 2 - BULLSEYE! Quarter 4 within 10% with an offence card! The Apaches completely helpless to avoid a rout here! Maulers on fire to start the season! For the record the Apaches still have the Los Angeles Chargers in play on defensive points, but they ain't altering this one!
Now this one will bring the Jedi Knights down to reality! The GoldHawks hit 2 quarters within 10% and shut-out the Jedi Knights in their opening account in the OFL. The OFL can be cruel and it can be a steep learning curve. The Jedi Knights just had both. It's a blown playbook in both the 1st and 2nd quarters and that's all the GoldHawks need here to wrap this one up. Better days will come for the Jedi Knights. As it stands this weekend the GoldHawks top the NFC West for the first time in their history!!! They are the only team to win in the division on the opening weekend. This is the Goldhawks biggest ever win in the OFL. The night to forget for the Knights.
This one was a close one. The Chargers hugely relieved to come away from the Hawks Nest with a massive 'W'. This one came down the final quarter as the RedHawks hauled in 20 points in the 3rd quarter with a prediction within 1 to make this spicy! No matter which headcoach is at the helm, the Chargers savour wins over the RedHawks and will take this. Promising start from the new RedHawks headcoach it has to be said though! Tough match up finishes on the side of the Chargers by just 4.
Well the honours were shared on the quarter count as both the Tartans and the Flaming W's took 2 each, but the crooks of this contest came down to the armoury cards as the Tartans take off a touchdown AND and fieldgoal from the W's. You get the feeling armouries are going to play a bigger part in preceedings this season. The scoreline maybe doesn't reflect how close this one was. Texan Tartans off to a winning start for the 4th year in a row.
And another one for the fine margins bulletin! These 2 go into the final quarter separated by just a fieldgoal and both have similar predictions separated by only 3 points. As the 4th quarter tally rises with every point scored by the LA Rams in the later game the total creeps over the 157 of Brummie and on above 160 of the Argonauts and with the Argonauts do what they couldn't do in their opening season last year and win on day 1! The Argos went 0-4 to start last season - not this time around!