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The League's Top Team Falls
The San Francisco Rattlesnakes have undoubtedly been the leagues best team through the first six weeks. They were the team with the best record, the team with the most points, and the team with the league's longest winning streak. Enter the San Diego Surge. In week 7, the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers in San Diego managed to average 2 touchdowns a piece. Kyler Murray finished one carry shy of what would have been a triple bonus. Player of the week, Davante Adams, finished with 13 catches for just shy of 200 yards. In fact, if Adams had gotten 4 more yards and Murray had gotten one more carry, the Surge would have broken the all time record for highest score. As it was, the Surge did break the rarely achieved 200 point barrier. That certainly was enough for the highest score of 2020 and the second highest winning margin. The win put San Diego back into the current play-off picture. For San Francisco, the loss dropped them down to third place in the standings. But they still are holding on to a one game lead over the Devils in the White Division.
Detroit missed out on their chance to tie when they lost to a North Dakota team that also put up a really high score. Both Carson Wentz and James Robinson scored 40+ points on the way to the Nimrods win, which tied them for the league's best record at 5-2. Joining them in that 4 way tie at the top, is the Los Angeles Bombers. LA's Russell Wilson continues to be the best fantasy quarterback in the league and the Seattle trio for the Bombers continues to lead them to success. Tyler Lockett's 15 catches for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns was good enough to be the highest score of any NFL player this week, and for that matter, the entire season to date. The 4th and final team in the tie at the top is the Anchorage Ice Knights. They had the closest margin of victory of the three top teams who won this week, but it was still a blowout over Tampa Bay. The Ice Knights rode a big carryover from rookie free agent pick up Justin Jefferson and 4 TDs from the old discount double check to pick up the W. Since all the teams at the top were involved in blowouts, the game of the week was between two teams fighting for their play-off lives at the bottom half of the standings. The game between the Triumph and Hooligans came down to a defense on Monday Night needing 11 points to tie it up. The Rmas D had managed to pick up 3 sacks and 2 picks going into the final drive for the Bears on Monday, and had held them to 10 points scored. This gave the Triumph a slim 1 point lead, but they would lose if the Bears managed to score. The Bears would not manage to cross midfield and the Rams picked up an extra sack for good measure to close it out. Both teams are now 2-5 and in a 4 way tie at the bottom of the league standings, meaning every team in the league is currently within one game of the final play-off spot through seven weeks.