VPFL Week 1

93 Greenfield Grizzlies (1-0)
87 Mounds View Meerkats (0-1)

85 RR Redbeards (1-0)
52 Suburban Churchians (0-1)

80 ’63 Mercury Marauders (1-0)
55 Bailout Banksters (0-1)

90 Boot Hill Hangmen (1-0)
63 Bradford Gamma Rays (0-1)

90 Fromundah Cheezheads (1-0)
84 Bane Sidhe (0-1)

Not a bad start for the Meerkats, just not a winning one. It’s hard to recover from being down 51 points thanks to The Game Where Peyton Went Off, but I had a chance and if Arian Foster and Alfred Morris hadn’t both choked in the late games, I would have won.

In the NFL, the continued inability of Christian Ponder to play quarterback in a manner consistent with an NFL starter looks to spell out a long and tedious season for the Vikings. He has a decent line now, he has some decent receivers, and he has Adrian Peterson. A middle-aged nun should be able to throw for 200 yards and 2 TDs in that situation, but Christian Panic can’t even manage to throw a ball out of bounds without throwing an interception.

As far as the other teams go, New England looks weaker than in recent years, while Kansas City looks like it could be one of this year’s surprise playoff teams. Granted, Jacksonville is bad, but even a bad team is usually capable of making it past midfield against another bad team. Andy Reid and Alex Smith are both significant upgrades from last year.

This is, as always, your weekly NFL thread.