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This Week in Arena Football - Week 15

by Jon Jon 6/8/07
This Week in Arena Football - Week 15 PhotoWe're gonna make this quick this week - last week was pretty uneventful. Save for Chicago losing in LA and Austin finding an offense, the week was devoid of major surprises. Now that I've snagged you with that catchy opener, it's time for the recaps.

Friday saw the 2 featured games of the weekend. Dallas edged Philadelphia 59-56, while San Jose beat Orlando 59-52. Neither result was much of a surprise, though Philadelphia & Orlando had hoped to make statements heading into the last weeks of the season.

On Saturday, Georgia beat Columbus in a game most thought would be more competitive, while Kansas City got another win. The biggest surprise of the week was Austin somehow scoring 82 points in a win over New York. Tampa Bay and Los Angeles won the night's other 2 games.

Finally, Sunday saw the Arizona Rattlers stay alive for a playoff spot momentarily over Las Vegas, while Utah's defense held Colorado to just 14 points. More on that later, now it's time for the rankings.


Here is this week's Super 7, which as usual was picked by you, the fans. Each team listed has their record next to their name, as well as their gain or loss in the rankings from the previous week.



Arena Football League Super 7 - After Week 14

 

7. Orlando Predators (7-6)  Down 1 spot

Don't feel bad, Orlando, lots of decent teams have lost to San Jose recently. At least you kept it close.

 

6. Colorado Crush (8-6)  Down 1 spot

I tried. I didn't want Colorado in the Super 7 this week, but I only get 1 vote just like everyone else does, and not many of you noticed that the Crush scored just 14 points in their loss to Utah last week, while turning the ball over 6 times. That's just craptacular football.

 

5. Kansas City Brigade (8-5)  Up 2 spots

Kansas City continues to storm their way up the rankings. This week they head to Columbus, who have not played well recently.

 

4. Chicago Rush (9-4)  Down 1 spot

I suppose a 3 point road loss in Los Angeles without your best player isn't the end of the world.

 

Intermission

How often does a player go from being cut to being the starter for another team a few weeks later? That's just what Adrian McPherson has done. On May 7th, McPherson was cut by the Austin Wranglers. He was then signed by the Grand Rapids Rampage. An injured starter later (I hope no mascots were involved), and McPherson will start on Saturday.

 

Back to the Super 7...

 

3. San Jose Sabercats (10-3) Up 1 spot

Finally, a new team in the 3rd spot! San Jose just keeps on winning games. There's nothing like getting those losses out of the way early in the year and then moving on.

 

2. Georgia Force (11-2) No changeThis Week in Arena Football - Week 15 Photo

So much for that "tough test" against Columbus. Georgia won easily to stay within reach of Dallas.

 

1. Dallas Desperados (12-1) #1 team for 6th consecutive week, 14th overall

Dallas is good. There's not much more to say about that at this point. Provided they don't slip up these last 3 games, they will have the #1 seed.

 

That's it for This Week in the AFL! Check back next Friday for a recap of this week's action and a preview of the Week 14 games.


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Arena Football Week 15 Super Poll
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Each week I will ask you to make predictions based on the results and statistics from the week before.

 

Last week's winners:

 

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Featured by: CriticalFanatic at 6/07/07 5:15PM
Scored by Jon on 06/12/07 at 08:43AM | Closed on 06/08/07 at 07:00PM
FanIQ Pts? 8 | Arena Football | Multiple Choice Prediction Poll
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer21 Fans 
  1. In Week 14, 1 team scored 70 or more points. How many do so in Week 15? (10 points)
19%a. 0
43%b. 1
33%c. 2
5%d. 3
Correct0%e. 4 or more
  2. Road teams won 5 out of the 9 games in Week 14. How many road teams win in Week 15? (10 points)
0%a. 0 road teams win
5%b. 1-2 road teams win
90%c. 3-4 road teams win
Correct5%d. 5-6 road teams win
0%e. 7 or more road teams win
  3. How many total TDs are scored in this week's game of the week (San Jose @ Utah)? (10 points)
0%a. 0-8
10%b. 9-11
38%c. 12-14
Correct43%d. 15-17
10%e. 18-20
0%f. 21+
  4. What is the fewest points scored by any team in Week 15? (10 points)
0%a. 0-20 points
29%b. 21-30 points
Correct48%c. 31-35 points
10%d. 36-40 points
14%e. 41-45 points
0%f. 46-50 points
0%g. 51-55 points
0%h. All teams score at least 56 points
  5. What is the highest number of points scored by a losing team in Week 15? (10 points)
14%a. Under 50 points
0%b. 51-55 points
48%c. 56-60 points
19%d. 61-65 points
10%e. 66-70 points
10%f. 71-75 points
Correct0%g. 76+ points
  6. Which of these top scorers from last week scores the most points in Week 15? Previous week's points after team name (10 points)
19%a. Austin (82)
24%b. Kansas City (66)
5%c. Tampa Bay (61)
Correct38%d. Dallas (59)
14%e. San Jose (59)
  7. How many total turnovers are there in the Nashville @ Las Vegas game? (10 points)
0%a. 0
0%b. 1
24%c. 2
Correct38%d. 3
38%e. 4 or more
  8. How many games are decided by 4 points or less in Week 15? (10 points)
0%a. 0
19%b. 1
Correct52%c. 2
19%d. 3
10%e. 4
0%f. 5
0%g. 6
0%h. 7 or more (!)
  Tiebreaker: What is the highest point total scored by a single team in Week 15?
Correct 81

  
2 Comments | Sorted by Most Recent First | Red = You Disagreed
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#1 | 2512 days ago

There are gonna be some good game this week
1. 2  2. 5-6 road teams win  3. 15-17  4. 21-30 points  5. 56-60 points  6. Dallas (59)  7. 2  8. 3  
#2 | 2512 days ago

I need to start watching
1. 2  2. 1-2 road teams win  3. 12-14  4. 36-40 points  5. 61-65 points  6. Kansas City (66)  7. 3  8. 2  

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