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Week 6 Results

Week 6 Results:

REPLACEMENTS 34
ALLDAY 7

SONICS 40
TNW 0

SONICS 31 OT
NINERS 25

NINERS 33
REPLACEMENTS 29

BROWNS 40
Imaan 0

FALCONS 22
Imaan 17

Week 6 Previews

 

Last weeks games were a mixed bag with many blowouts and some rough weather. This week the action heads to Mitchell field with some fun matchups on the slate.

 

8:30 Field 1 – Replacements vs Niners:

 

This is the game of the week! What a juicy matchup between two powerhouses. The Replacements this season have ran through every opponent with ease. Suhail has looked super comfortable and seems to be getting better each week. Can Ali dominate again like he did last season versus the niners in the finals when he won Finals MVP? The Niner’s have taken care of business minus one game against the Browns. Let’s not forget that the Niners still remember last year’s finals loss. Captain Moody has something up his sleeve and we expect this team to be ready to ball. They have shown vast improvement as the season has progressed. Will that be enough to end the Replacements run? Our experts believe that with the weather forecasts showing heavy winds, the Replacements gain a slight advantage. Replacements win in a tight battle.

 

Score prediction:

 

Replacements 27- 20  reps

 

8:30: Field 2 – Imaan vs Browns:

 

Imaan returns to action this week against the red-hot Browns. Imaan needs to keep the tempo slow, or the Browns will put them to bed early. They have shown the capability to compete, but have struggled to put it all together. Our experts believe that the Browns will win big.

 

Score Prediction:

 

Browns 34- 13   browns

 

9:45 Field 1 – All Day vs Replacements:

 

All Day is coming off a split of their double header last week. They punished TNW, but came down to earth with a beat down via the Niners. The Replacements will be playing a back to back after a very tough first matchup. The boys on All Day must use that to their advantage. Ultimately it won’t matter. Replacements win big.

 

Score Predictions:

 

Replacements 33- 13   reps

 

9:45 Field 2 – Sonic vs Niners:

 

The Sonic’s are coming off a close win vs the young Falcons. While the Niners will be playing a tough back to back affair. Our experts suspect that the Sonic’s will play the Niners tight, but ultimately, they will come up short.

 

Score Prediction:

 

Niners 33- 20    niner

 

11:00 Field 1 – TNW vs Sonics:

 

TNW is coming off a tough weekend of games. They were swept in two tough matchups this past Saturday. One thing to note is these guys bring a great attitude regardless of the result. We really enjoy seeing these brothers in the CFL. Ultimately the Sonics will be too much to handle for the rookies.

 

Score Prediction:

 

Sonics 33- TNW 7   sonics

 

11:00 Field 2 -Imaan vs Falcons:

 

This is a double header for Imaan. While the young Falcons come into this matchup fresh. The Falcons have played very well this year. They have played in some very tight contests, but that hasn’t resulted in wins. Our experts believe they will get a big win this Saturday.

 

Score Prediction:

 

Falcons 33- 26    atlanta_falcons_logo_by_redfalcon821-d72chun

Week 5 Results

Week 5 Results:

REPLACEMENTS 45
TNW 0

ALLDAY 33
TNW 0

SONICS 26
Falcons 25

NINERS 53
ALLDAY 6

BROWNS 26
BALLERS 19

Power Rankings, week 4

                                                               power rankings
We’re midway through CFL season 4, and we have seen a good mix of entertaining games and blowouts thus far. Some teams have separated themselves in standing, while others are stuck in a crowded middle. The good thing is anything goes, and every  member and team has a chance come playoff time! Here are the midseason power rankings:
1. Replacements (5-0): reps  The champs are still undisputed and undefeated! They are coming off a huge win against the Browns where they silenced the Browns high octane offense. In fact the Replacements are playing defense at a record pace. They are only allowing 7.6 points per game, and the most points they’ve given was to the Sonics in week 2 (12 points). Suhail has done a fantastic job of leading this offense. We believe at some point this season Omar will return at QB and make this unit even more dangerous. The only thing that is standing between them and a perfect regular season is probably a late season test against the Niners.
2. Browns (4-1)browns   The Browns were on a high coming into week 4 after blowing out the dangerous Niners. Coming into a matchup with the Replacements they had a lot of reasons to believe they could pull an upset against the champs. Unfortunately for them they were beaten convincingly. Either way the Browns have established themselves as a very strong contender. Led by Mark and a staple of playmakers on both sides of the ball, this team has the capability to win their second CFL title.
3. Niners (3-1): niner  After a crushing loss to the Browns, the Niner’s rebounded with two big wins(vs. TNW, vs. Falcons). The latter of the two showdowns was a one possession win over the young Falcons. The Niner’s major concern right now is on the defensive side of the ball. They allowed the Falcons to score 33 points on them last week, and the week before that they allowed the Browns to score 41. They definitely miss Jonathon’s presence on the defensive side of the football. At the end of the day, with how strong their offense is, they legitimately have a chance to return to the finals.
4. All Day (2-1) : IMG-20180927-WA0007 (1)  In week 3 All Day had a strong showing against Imaan and the Ballers. They shutout Imaan in convincing fashion( 20-0) .They also beat the Ballers in a back and forth thriller(28-26). Defensively they have been very strong, allowing just 17 PPG. However, their main weakness is still on the offensive end of the ball. They need to get consistent production from Mango and his playmakers. For them to be a legitimate contender our experts believe that they need to consistently score 4+ TD’s every game. There is definitely potential in this group, but alot remains to be seen.
5. Sonics (1-3)sonics  The Sonics have underperformed so far this season. Last week they showed up with 5 players vs Imaan and lost a one possession game. This team definitely has the talent to compete. Just go back one week prior to last week, and  the Sonics lost a tight contest to the Browns(36-33). Waqas needs to ensure his team is available and ready to play. The arrow is trending down, but alot of potential is still present.
6. Ballers (1-4)new-york-giants-ballers-football-team  The young and fresh Ballers got their very first win this past week against TNW(34-6). They also were pummeled by the defending champs(49-6). This team has shown some serious potential and it’s  finally coming to fruition. Offensively Usman has shown a great rapport with his brothers, and they have collectively created offense. Where will the defense come from? That is still their biggest concern. The arrow is trending up.
7. Imaan (2-2) : iman Imaan is coming off a big win this past week vs the undermanned Sonics (pun intended). Imaan has shown they can win games, but have not shown consistency. Defensively they have showed some serious improvement with the likes of AJ, but can they be a formidable aireal attack? Faizan has shown ability in pinches, but this team will need him to show consistent production to be a serious contender. The committee wouldn’t sleep on this team to make a late push up the standings.
8.Falcons (1-3): atlanta_falcons_logo_by_redfalcon821-d72chun The young Falcons almost pulled a major upset against the Niners this past week. It is evident that this team will play extremely hard and compete every given Saturday. Offensively they have shown that they can put up alot of points on the board. Defensively they have been susceptible to big plays, and many points. Their biggest weakness is also their biggest advantage(youth). We see this team continuing their development through the next few weeks. Falcons have a very bright future in this league.
9.TNW (0-4)nightssss This young franchise has shown to be the good guys of the league. Very kind and considerate guys who are struggling in their first crescent season. This is a very common theme for first year teams especially when playing against some teams that have been around for years. This team needs to use the season to continue their development and learn the skill sets of each player. At the end of the day their biggest weakness is at the QB position. Acquiring a QB will really speed up their transition into a good CFL team.

Did You Know ?????

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CFL Fun Fact: Since the inception of the league only four of the original franchises remain:

1. Imaan

2. All Day

3. Browns

4. Niners

 

 

Week 4 Results

Week 4 Results:

REPLACEMENTS 20
BROWNS 6

IMAAN 25
SONICS 19

REPLACEMENTS 49
BALLERS 6

NINERS 41
Falcons 33

NINERS 79
TNW 12

BALLERS 34
TNW 6

Week 4 Previews

Last week’s return to Eisenhower Park was filled with rivalries and great games on the field. This week the action continues at Eisenhower with 6 games on the slate.
Replacements vs Browns (8:30 AM): GAME OF THE WEEK!
This is the game of the week! This might be a midseason finals preview! The replacements have gone out and taken care of business thus far. Offensively they look good. Defensively they look great. One thing to remember is that the defending champs haven’t faced much of a challenge, or even played in a close game. On the other hand, the Browns, were tested this past week with a tight win against the Sonics, followed up with a very surprising beat down of the Niners. The Replacements have yet to lose as a franchise, dating back to last season they are an incredible 14-0, including playoffs.  The Browns will pose a very serious challenge to that streak, but at the end of the day our experts believe the Replacements will find a way to win and keep their streak alive against a very strong team.
Score Prediction: Replacements 34- Browns 27 reps
Imaan Vs. Sonics (8:30 am):
Farooq and Waqas reunited! Two of the best known names in Crescent sports will battle it out on the gridiron. Imaan had showed signs of progress, but were blanked this past week by All Day. On the other hand, The Sonics showed grit, but ultimately lost to a fierce Browns team this past week. Looks like the Sonics have added Samir P(formerly of the Warriors). This would be a big boost to the Sonics core. Either way we think the Sonics will win big.
Score Prediction:  34-13 Sonics sonics
Ballers vs Replacements (9:45 AM):
The Ballers played very well against All Day last week but came up just short. They have continued to show development under Usman, but have fallen short the first 3 weeks of the season. The Replacements will play the second leg of a back to back in this one. Our experts think the Ballers will continue to show improvement and even some big plays, but the championship experienced Replacements will be too much to handle. Replacements win in a blowout.
Score Predictions:  Replacements 41- 19 reps
TNW vs. Niners (9:45 AM):
TNW is coming off a bye and rumors are swirling that they have added some young talent. This new team will continue to grow as the weeks move along. On the other side of the field you have the Niners who were convincingly beaten by the Browns. Are the Niner’s no longer a feared team? Is their championship window closing? Not to worry for the Niner’s. They have gotten off to a slow start and proven many people wrong in the past. They will come out angry and fired up. Niner’s win big.
Score Prediction: Niner’s 44- 12 niner
TNW vs Ballers (11:00 AM):
Both of these new franchises will be playing in the second leg of a back to back. We expect TNW to play very hard and have a strong showing in this game. Ultimately though the young and hungry Ballers will be too much for TNW to handle.
Score Prediction: Ballers 27- 13   new-york-giants-ballers-football-team
Niner’s vs Falcons(11:00 AM):
The Niner’s are on a second leg of a back to back. On the other hand, the young Falcons played extremely well in their first game, but have struggled against two tougher opponents thus far. The Falcons are definitely a talented bunch, but can’t match the veteran experience of the Niner’s. Niner’s win in blowout fashion.
Score Prediction: Niner’s 42- 18  niner

Week 3 Results

Week 3 Scores:

Game 1: All Day 21 Imaan 0

All Day’s defense put a clamp on Imaan’s young QB.  On offense Mango led them to victory with timely passing while rolling out of the  pocket.

 

Game 2:  Browns 35 Sonics 33

In the Game Of The Week, the Browns hung on for a narrow 2pt victory versus the in-house fighting Sonics. Earlier on it was all Browns as they picked off Sonics QBs twice which allowed them to have a big lead early. The Sonics regrouped and made a great game of it late in second half, but the missed extra point conversions proved to be costly.  As Browns ran out the clock w. 40 seconds left and escaped with a 2pt win.

 

 

Game 3: All Day 28. Ballers 26

It was Mango once again leading the charge for AD and helping them secure the second win in one day. The Ballers showed some signs on defense but could not capitalize when It was needed.

 

Game 4: Browns 41 Niners 25

To a surprise to many, the Browns soundly defeated the high powered Niners by over 2 TDs.  Ken, Nafi and company made plays early and often to set the tone early.

 

Game 5: Replacements 33 Falcons 7

Suhail seems to get comfortable as QB while the defense continues to shine for the champs. Macsood had a great all-around game making plays on both sides of the ball. He continued his streak of 15 straight games with a TD and he also added 2 interceptions. Ali has been also playing tremendously well. He is also making plays on both side of the field. Him and Suhail seem to have a connection. For the Champs to repeat they need to have a well balance effort on both side of the ball. This week it was the young Falcons who fell victim to the well-balanced Replacements.

 

Week 3 Previews

The first two weeks of CFL were played at Alley Pond Park, which turned out to be a blessing, as we had a good turnout with high energy.  The young season has shown a lot of comradery and sportsmanship between the players, coaches, and referees.  Coach Tom of the Browns stands out with his continuous admiration and support for the CFL brothers.  A shout out to the Hanif bros for looking good each week.

Enough of the sappy talk, this is FOOTBALL!

This week the action returns to the adopted home of the CFL, Eisenhower Park. We will see five games this week.  Here are the previews!

Browns vs Sonics (8:30 AM) (Field 1): This is a juicy matchup, which features the dangerous Browns playing the first game of a double dip. The Browns have outclassed All Day and pummeled the young Falcons in their first two matchups. The Sonics easily defeated the Ballers and lost to the defending champions, the Replacements in their first two games. We think this game will feature a lot of emotion from both sides as Pops will be fired up for the Browns, and Waqas will be fueled by a tough loss in the previous week.  Remember it is Waqas versus the Browns.  That rivalry will never die out.   Ultimately, if both teams show up at full strength we see the Browns upending the Sonics.

Score Prediction: 34 – 20 Browns – browns

 

All Day vs. Imaan (8:30 AM) (Field 2):  Aqib has done a good job so far as the Commish of CFL.  Now he needs to do a good job with his team.  We may be kidding, but All Day has a tough task, as they will be playing the first of a back-to-back double header.  They will be facing an inspired and improved Imaan team. Faizan, the young QB #7 of Imaan has shown measurable improvement year over year, and the unit defensively has looked strong.  For All Day it seemed that they were missing some important players in week 1. The key for All Day to victory will be if Mango can create enough offense for this group. They will also need to put pressure on the young Faizan. We see this coming down to the final possession. Imaan wins a squeaker!

Score Prediction: Imaan 20- 19 iman

 

Niners vs. Browns (9:45 AM) (Field 1): This is the game of the week! Meet offense vs offense. Both teams love throwing the ball deep and putting up serious points on the board. The Browns set a CFL record with 70 points last week, while the Niners were not too shabby with 50+ points of their own. It is ironic in a game fueled by offense; we think the difference maker will be the defense. The Niners historically have created many turnovers led by Estaban (also QB). The Browns too were relentless defensively last week. Our experts think the team that creates more plays on defense will ultimately emerge victorious.  The edge goes to the Niners, as they will be playing a very young QB who may be overwhelmed by the Niners athleticism.  Do not be surprised for Shu to make an entry.

 

Score Prediction: Niners 41- 26 niner

 

All Day vs. Ballers (9:45 AM) (Field 2): The Ballers led by Usman and his two brothers are looking for their first win of the season in week 3. They played well last week on offense by creating some very creative trick plays.  Offensively they have the skill set to be a very challenging team.  Where they lack is on the defensive side of the ball. They must take advantage of the fact that All Day is playing the second leg of a back-to-back. Ultimately, the experts envision the Ballers will continue their search for their first W for at least another week.

Score Prediction: All Day 20 – Ballers 13 IMG-20180927-WA0007 (1)

 

Replacements vs. Falcons (11 AM) (Field 1):  This is David vs. Goliath. Youth vs experience. Champions vs. rookies. The young Falcons will look to bounce back from their week two loss to the Browns, but the challenge will only get harder. The defending champions are still finding their stride with Suhail leading the offense. The team even had Jeff throwing the ball around as QB out of necessity last week. Either way the young Falcons will struggle against the proven champions. Replacements win in blowout fashion.

Score Prediction: Replacements 41 – 13 reps

 

Power Rankings, Week 2

 

                               power rankings

 

A lot of excitement has surrounded CFL as many new brothers have joined. Many of the existing brothers have returned, and the feeling of autumn has never been better. The Crescent Football season has started with very few surprises. The teams expected to win have not only won, but also mostly dominated the action.  As far as the league goes, we have seen a very top-heavy outlook thus far. Will that change in the coming weeks? Let us dive into week two’s power rankings!

  1. Replacements: reps  The defending champions start a top the rankings. They do not quite look the same without Omar starting at QB. However, the fluidity and consistency has shown. These people know how to play at a high level, and have continued to do so through the first two weeks. Suhail has led the team early on and has put points on the board at will. Defensively they do not look as dangerous as in their champion season, but still have the makeup of a top defense. Once Omar returns to full health this unit will just get better.
  2. Niners: niner  The Niners made their return and were up to their usual tricks. They dominated offensively. Estaban has returned as the QB of this team and looked in mid-season form early on. This unit has shown the ability to create many turnovers and points off those turnovers. Looks like they will be without former MVP Jonathon this season. Is that something this unit can withstand in a long season? Can they make another run to the finals? Time will tell, but based on their first game they look dangerous!
  3. Browns:  browns The Browns have returned with many new faces. Pops leading the charge has recruited many talented players. This group may have the biggest name in the game in Nafi. On offense, they are led by the young Mark who can easily get into the conversation as a top QB in this league. He has shown a very strong and accurate arm thus far. Will that continue, as the schedule gets tougher? It remains to be seen, but it is very clear this team is loaded and will make a lot of noise this season.
  4. Sonics: sonics This team is led by Waqas and has shown some inconsistencies early on. They definitely are talented with the veteran Waqas leading the charge. Do not forget about Abdel and judge as legitimate offensive threats. This unit will go as far as their QB can take them. He has the propensity of throwing big TD’s, but also has the knack to throw deflating interceptions. We currently think this team is a tier below the top three.
  1. Imaan: iman  This group looks revamped and energized! Farooq has brought in many new brothers and results have shown thus far. Taco has brought a lot of energy to this squad. Faizan has given this team a legitimate QB, and Farooq has provided the $. Hey, we are only kidding about the last point! It is clear though that this team will pose a challenge every Saturday. The arrow is trending up.
  2. All Day:  IMG-20180927-WA0007 (1) This is a tough group to judge thus far. Led by the commish Aqib, they have played one game against the Browns, and looked good defensively. Offensively though they were a mess and lacked a lot of cohesion. Some of which is expected for a team with new faces. This team has the talent to give most teams a challenge on game day, but needs to show consistency. The arrow is trending down.
  3. Ballers:  new-york-giants-ballers-football-team  This group is led by Usman who is showing vast improvement year over year. This group has moved the ball quite effectively and have gotten great production from his brothers, Aqib and Umair. Unfortunately, for them, they have not been able to finish drives as efficiently as they would like yet. We think that will improve as the season goes on. Defensively they have lacked organization. It is clear though that the future is bright for this squad as they are a really dedicated and coordinated bunch.
  4. Falcons:  atlanta_falcons_logo_by_redfalcon821-d72chun  The young Falcons looked brilliant in week 1. Unfortunately, they looked bad in week 2. Some of this is expected as all their players are under 21. They have a lot to learn on the field, and were in for a rough lesson against the Browns this past week. The growing pains will be tough, but the future is bright. They will only get better as the season moves along.
  5. TNW:  nightssss This new team has faced many challenges thus far. Most new teams in Crescent face growing pains and adversity. This group has shown a lot of positivity and passion for the game. Their biggest hole so far has been at QB position. Ali must keep his boys inspired, as they will improve with more practice.

 

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