The IFL is a 30 team league that uses the Action! PC football game by Dave Koch Sports. If you would like more information about the IFL please contact Commissioner John Storer at email@example.com
In memory of our good friend Pete "The Greek"
This photo is from the early 70's when Pete was the best man for his buddy's wedding. Pete was a long time and valued member of the IFL and will be missed.
WEEK 11 IFL LEAGUE LEADERS
WEEK 10 RECAP
New York (A) 17 Dallas 31 70 Calm
In a contest that featured teams with a combined four wins in 18 games, the fans got what they expected – a game marred with mistakes and poor execution.
The 1-8 Dallas Cowboys managed to prevail 31-17 despite committing four turnovers. Fortunate for the Cowboys, the New York Jets turned the ball over five times. Four of the five gifts to the Cowboys came from Jimmy Garropolo who threw four picks. Garropolo was also sacked three times and fumble three times. Jimmy G. did throw for 412 yards when he wasn’t misfiring.
The Cowboys’ CB Amani Oruwariye intercepted Garoppolo three times in the game to bring his season total to seven.
Deebo Samuel led the Dallas offense with six catches for 151 yards and three TDs.
Minnesota 22 Detroit 3 70 Calm
Minnesota Vikings improve to 4-6 with a 22-3 victory over the Detroit Lions, who drop to 1-9. The Vikings held the Lions' offense to under 100 yards. The Lions only twice experienced the Vikings' side of the 50 years line, both times as a result of turnovers.
New England 31 Buffalo 3 47 10-20
The Patriots come into Buffalo riding high and Buffalo his hit the skids lately after a solid start. The Bills decide to rest Kyler Murray and a few other key players to save them for the rest of the season. The game was 7-3 after one and 17-3 at the half. Trevor Sieman struggled most of the day and the Patriots made the plays with Lamar Jackson hitting Cooper Kupp and Tyreek Hill on crucial plays. After scoring 14 in the 3rd Kevin took his foot off the gas pedal and cruised home to 31-3 victory. The Patriots go to 9-1 while the Bills fall to 4-6. The Patriots will host the Jaguars next week while the Bills will host the Steelers.
Cincinnati 26 Chicago 0 42 10-20 Rain
On a rainy, windy Chicago afternoon, the Bengals built up a 10-0 in the first quarter. Derrick Gore went for a 35 yard touchdown run toward the end of the half and extended the Cincinnati lead to 17-0. Cincinnati added three second half field goals for the 26-0 win.
The Bears struggled offensively generating just five first downs. Four turnovers also did not help the Chicago cause.
Keyshawn Vaughn rushed for 57 yards and a score for Cincinnati. Nwosu led the defense with two sacks and an interception.
Sam Darnold struggled completing just 3 of 15 for 34 yards and an interception.
Next week the Bears travel to Dallas while the Bengals host the J-E-T-S.
Baltimore 34 Tennessee 27 58 Calm
Baltimore tightens up the tough AFC Central with a 34-27 win in Tennesse. The turning point of the game occurred with 10:19 to go in the 3rd quarter. Tennesse was ahead 17-13 with 3rd & 8 at their own 38 yard line when Ryan threw a pick to LB Pratt with Baltimore taking over at the Tennessee 45. Baltimore marched in for the go-ahead TD on a run by Jonathan Williams, to go up 20-17. The next major turning point occurred with 4 minutes to play. Tennessee had 4th & 1 on their own 37, trailing 34-27 when Dillon got stopped on 4thh down.
Los Angeles (N) 26 New Orleans 21 70 Calm
The Saints play one of their sloppiest games of the year committing 14 penalties for 123 yards and there were probably 5 more declined. You can't do that against one of the better coaches in the league in Ryan Heaton. The Saints would also commit 3 turnovers including a bad snap on a punt. The Rams would take full advantage and pull off the road win. Daniel Jones would throw for 2 TDs in the win for the Rams. AJ Brown would catch 2 TDs for the Saints in the loss. Excellent game called by Ryan as the NFC West tightens up.
Kansas City 28 Los Angeles (A) 3 62 Calm
David Montgomery rushes for 113 yards and four touchdowns as the Chiefs cruise past the Chargers.
Las Vegas 27 San Francisco 20 61 10-20
The RAAAAIDERS score with 21 seconds left to beat the 49ers 27 to 20.
Indianapolis 17 Miami 15 71 0-5
The Colts visit the Dolphins hoping to avenge a week 4 home loss to the Dolphins and repay the favor in Miami. They did in almost the exact same fashion. In week 4 Miami scored with 17 seconds left in the game to win and in week 10 the Colts scored with 28 seconds left to win. The Dolphins did manage to attempt a 58 yard FG with 8 seconds but Prater missed the kick, for the final score to be 17-15 Colts.
Miami was penalized 9 times to the Colts 3 (no home cooking there) and was only 1 of 11 on 3rd down, always coming up a yard or 2 short. A good win for the Colts and a bad loss for the Dolphins.
Next week the Colts host Baltimore and the Dolphins host the Titans.
Houston 6 Denver 16 58 Calm
Broncos defense harasses Texan QB Kirk Cousins into two picks and only 119 yards passing in a 16-6 victory.
Jacksonville 17 Pittsburgh 28 49 0-10
Jacksonville comes to Pittsburgh looking for revenge of their week 4 loss at home to division rival Steelers at the time giving the black and gold their first victory of the season.
Josh Allen took the opening kickoff marched right down the field and connected with Metcalf from 28 yards out to take an early lead. Brady not to be outdone takes his opening possession right down the field and throws a 14 yard TD pass to rookie RB Javonte Williams to tie things up.That would be all the scoring until late in the 2nd quarter as the defense's stiffened forcing 7 punts . Brady would take over from his own 15 and the Steelers would take the lead into the locker room as he would connect with his favorite receiver Justin Jefferson(who was doubled almost the whole game ) from 21 yards out leaving Allen only 42 seconds to work with. But Josh Allen hits Metcalf for a 39 yard play and the Jags are at the 33 and use a timeout with 17 seconds to go. 2 plays later after their last timeout was used and 9 seconds remained they try for a short out pass that was complete but Robinson fails to get out of bound and the half ends.
Backup RB Ty'son Williams jaunts 44 yards to pay dirt on the opening drive of the second half and the home team surges in front 21-7. Allen trying to answer drive the Jags right down the field but has an errant pass from the 11 to the end zone is picked by LB Zaire Franklin. On Jacksonville's next possession Allen would run it in from 9 yards out to cap a 9 play drive and the score is 21-14 heading into the 4th.
With 10 minutes to go the Jags settle for a 36 yard Bullock FG after Josh Allen who would run for 111 yards is stoned on a bootleg for a 5 yard loss by the Steelers best defender DL Christian Wilkins 21-17.
Brady does what he does and leads the Steelers on a 4th quarter march down the field trying to close the game out would once again connect with Jefferson with 4:30 to go from 20 yards out and give the home team some breathing room 28-17. The Jags would turn it over on downs as the Steelers get a tough fought home win against Jacksonville. Metcalf has 6 catches for 119 receiving yards and a TD to lead the visitors. Pittsburgh (4-6) travels to take on the Bills(4-6) While Jacksonville continues on the road and heads up north to take on the (9-1) Patriots.
Green Bay 20 Tampa Bay 38 76 10-20
In the second “Battle of the Bays” this season, Green Bay traveled south to Tampa Bay. The Packers, taking things a week at a time, are looking to get back to 500 on the season, while the Buccaneers aim to keep their undefeated season rolling. The coastal Gulf winds, at 10 to 20 mph, play a large role in how well the teams were able to move the ball on offense.
Early in the opening quarter, with the wind at his back, Tampa’s QB Derek Carr coughs up the ball on his own 44-yard line and it’s recovered by Green Bay’s star defensive back Stephon Diggs. However, Tampa’s defense is able to hold the Packers to an impressive into the teeth of the wind 47-yard field goal by Robbie Gould. The ensuing kickoff is returned 99 yards for a touchdown by versatile Buccaneer, Cordarrelle Patterson. The remainder of the opening period saw the Packer offense sputter and the Buc offense light it up. Carr completes three passes over 30 yards, two for touchdowns. The score is 21 to 3 going into the second quarter.
Five minutes into the second and with the helping wind, Packer QB Ben Roethlisberger hits WR A.J. Green long over the middle for a 50-yard score getting Green Bay within 11 at 21 – 10. With 5 minutes left in the half, Gould adds a second field goal to bring The Pack within 8 points, 21 – 13. Tampa Bay grabs back the momentum when a scrambling Carr finds Patterson open in the endzone for his second TD. The teams head to their halftime locker rooms with the scoreboard reading 28 – 13 in Tampa’s favor.
Green Bay has the wind and the ball to open the third quarter. They get the TD they need, but the drive takes 8:28 over 14 plays, chewing up much of the wind advantage the Packers have left in the game. Knowing coach Conners favors the long pass, this concerns his faithful fans. The Pack are certainly back in the game with the score at 28 – 20. On the next defensive set, Green Bay is not able to keep the game close as the Bucs use their short passing game to go back up 15 points, 35 – 20, heading into the final quarter.
In that last frame, the Packers are not able to effectively move the ball into the wind under nearly must pass conditions. Tampa adds a field goal to make the final 38 – 20.
Next week Green Bay flies west to take on a tough Settle Seahawks squad while Tampa Bay hosts the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philadelphia 10 Seattle 27 55 0-5
Philly came to Seattle for round 2 of their yearly matchup but forgot to bring the offense. Seattle would get on the board first with a FG that was setup by a Howard INT. A TD would follow after a nice punt return by Isiah McKenzie to give Seattle a 10-0 lead. Pinned deep in their own territory inside of 2 minutes Philly would attempt to move the ball to run the clock out but a strip sack by Chandler Jones would lead to a defensive TD to make it 17-0 at halftime. Philly would get on the board in the second half with a FG but that is all their offense would manage as they would end the game with only 78 yards of net offense. Their defense would play hard all game holding Seattle to 246 yards of offense and scoring a TD on a late fumble return for a TD but they could not overcome the poor offensive performance.
Atlanta 31 Carolina 6 77 0-10 Heavy Rain
Falcons drag the Panthers through the mud in a heavy downpour at Bank of America Stadium.
Neither team mustur much offense in the first half. Atlanta has 101 yards, and Carolina 96 yards at the half. A Surtain 80 yard interception return for a touchdown being the difference as Atlanta took the lead 10-3 going into the locker room.
The second half was all Atlanta as Hurts is able to ignite their offense and the Panther offense remains stagnant.
Atlanta scores 21 unanswered including two touchdown passes by Hurts and finishes out the Panthers 31-6.
For Atlanta, Hurts finishes with 221 yards passing and 2 passing TD's. He also led the team in passing.
For Carolina, Wilson had 215 passing yards. Most came in garbage time however and Carolina mustered only 266 yards total.
New York (N) 6 Arizona 16 84 Calm
The Cardinals and Giants were both still playoff hopefuls before the game. This game was important to both teams. The Giants only trailed Zona by one game and a win would put them solidly in the hunt for a wildcard spot. The Cards were coming off a terrible game last week where both the offense, defense and coaching staff under performed with some help from the yellow bandits.
So the stage was set and the fans were excited. What the fans got was a defensive juggernaut. Both teams knew what they had to do to win. Zona had to stop Weddle and Renfrow which is the heart of the Giants offense. The Giants needed to only stop Mahomes. Whichever team succeeded would win.
Zona received the opening kickoff and methodically moved the ball down the field. Mahomes was patient and took was the D gave him. Barkley highlighted the drive with a 23 yard gain on a reception out of the backfield. Zona would make it to the Giants 2 yard line before being halted and had to settle for a FG.
The Cardinal game plan was simple enough, do not let Waddle or Renfrow catch the ball. And the defense executed the plan masterfully. At times it seemed to Giants fans as if the Zona D knew the play call by the Giants before it was executed. The Arizona D was nasty and stuck to the Giants receivers as if they were tarred and feathered. Wentz was frustrated. The Giants offense did try to utilize their ground game, but the Zona front four would not allow the Giant runners to consistently pick up yardage. Once the Giants were in a 3rd and medium or long yardage, the Zone D would lock down the receivers. Over the game, the Giants only converted 3 third down attempts in 12 tries.
Unfortunately, Mahomes was having the same issue. Make no mistake, the Giants defense is tough as nails. Mahomes struggled with pressure all day and was sacked three times. While Zona could move the ball, it often resulted in a sack, penalty or turnover to end the drive. Or just good Giant D.
The Giants big break came near the end of first quarter. With less than two minutes left Zona got the ball on their 25 yard line after a punt went into the end zone. Barkley was hurt which left Zona with only one RB. Wanting to take some time off the clock, Hill ran off tackle but fumbled. The Giants took over the ball on the Zona 22 yard line. The Zona D bent but did not break. It gave up some short runs and short pass completions, but was able to keep Waddle and Renfrow out of the end zone. The Giants settled for a FG the game was tied at the half 3-3.
The Giants took the kick after halftime and did exactly what Zona did with their first possession. The Giants moved the ball methodically down the field mixing runs and passes until they finally stalled near the red zone. The Giants kicked a 46 yard field goal and took control of the game 6-3.
The kickoff was received by Kirk, but the Giants special teams was on him like bees to honey. The drive would start at the Zona 10 yard line. Mahomes got serious and began to pick apart the Giants D moving the chains down the field. After a holding penalty at the Giants 43 yard line, Mahomes faced a 2nd and 14 yards for the first down. Pitts would pick up 13 yards but just could not quite make the first down. With a third and one to go for a first, the Giants went all out to stop a Mahomes QB sneak. However, Mahomes read it perfectly and went long to Mike Williams. It was beautiful execution, Williams took it to the house for a 40 yard TD and the first TD of the game.
The momentum changed on that play. Wentz took the field and missed a pass to his back. Wentz then completed the next pass to the wrong team. It was intended for Waddle, but fuller had been ready to pounce and pounce he did. Zona would play it safe as they moved the ball into FG range. The FG was good giving Zona the lead 13-6.
The Giants would doom themselves as Carson fumbled their possession away which ultimately lead to another Zona FG which sealed the game.
Elliott(Min) 17-150 1 TD
Montgomery(KC) 19-113 4 TD – IFL Offensive Player of the Week
Allen(Jax) 17-111 1 TD
Moore(LV) 9-174 1 TD
St. Brown(NYJ) 10-153 2 TD
Samuel(Dal) 6-151 3 TD
Swift(Ind) 17-133 1 TD
Garoppolo(NYJ) 47-29-412 2 TD 4 Int
Stafford(LV) 48-24-354 3 TD 1 Int
Ryan(Ten) 34-25-314 3 TD 2 Int
Carr(TB) 25-19-302 4 TD
Burrow(Ind) 46-36-267 2 TD
Oruwariye(Dal) 3 Int 7 Tk – IFL Defensive Player of the Week
Zuerlein(Min) 5-5 FG – IFL Special Teams Player of the Week
Wright(Cin) 4-4 FG
WEEK 10 IFL STANDINGS