There’s a reason they play the games.
If you needed any further proof of that, look no further than Week 1 of the 2014 NFL Experience season, which saw Bizarro Al Davis – the two-time defending champion in this league, and who entered this season with a startling 22-4 record in regular season games – taking on Ground ‘N’ Pound, the cellar-dwellars by miles in the league’s most difficult division last year, and a 70-point underdog heading into Week 1.
But thanks to over 70 points from his three wide receivers and an insane 44 points from Gerald McCoy, new owner Colin Saunders might have pulled off the upset of the season in its opening week as Ground ‘N’ Pound beat Bizarro Al Davis to stun the league and headline the Week 1 action. Bizarro Al Davis now has more trouble as Doug Martin went down with an injury in Week 1, and could be questionable moving forward, though Neil does have Darren Sproles behind him on the bench.
Things won’t get any easier for Colin this week, however, as he now has to go up against The Sean Taylor Memorial Franchise, which came away with a resounding victory over That’s My-Danek! in what was the heavyweight matchup heading into Week 1. Even with sub-par performance from their tight ends and Philip Rivers, Aaron and Patrick came away with a big victory thanks to a balanced offensive attack that saw all six running backs, receivers and flex spots score over 15 points.
Injuries to Jonathan Cyprien and Jordan Reed and ineffective play from Zac Stacy – a concern moving forward – ensured Ben would go down to defeat in Week 1, and sets up a fascinating showdown between a pair of strong winless teams in Week 2.
The theme across the rest of the league was close match ups, with two games – RG3 for President beating Kamehamehaaa and Smokin Red Devils beating Chef’s Menu – finishing with wins of less than five points, while Noord’s Team, Kobra Kai, AP Says, Murrells Inlet Maya also had victories.
Divisional matchups will continue this week, including two – The Sean Taylor Memorial Franchise vs. Ground ‘N’ Pound and Kobra Kai vs. AP Says PIIHB – that will end with someone taking the division lead.
More on those later in the week, though. For now, congratulations to Colin for a great and stunning way to start off his first season in the league, and congrats to Austin for picking up $10 dollars for winning top scoring honors for the week.