Sometimes it takes a week to get your groove back.
After a loss to the Kentucky Mashers, the Detroit Direwolves rebounded from their loss to defeat the San Juan Rum Runners, 123.85-101.29.
The Direwolves’ running backs stole show. Todd Gurley’s 19 carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns earned him 31.73 points, higher than his projected total of 22.08. LeVeon Bell’s 17 carries for 121 yards earned him 17.37 points.
Although he fell a little short of projections, quarterback Carson Palmer’s performance – 11 for 20 completed passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns – earned him 25.60 points.
Wide receiver Allen Robinson also had a strong week, making six receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown, earning him 13.73 points, higher than his projected 9.02.
The Direwolves’ defense earned 14.55 points, slightly exceeding their projected 12.68.
Detroit kept its second place spot in the Eastern Division standings – fifth overall in the Continental Gridiron Alliance. They have another close contest ahead of them, facing 10th-ranked Empire St. Gargoyles.
Cam Newton, who will be taking over quarterback duties, is projected at 26.21 points.
Detroit might be short one receiver as Robinson, Jordan Matthews and Pierre Garcon have bye weeks. The Direwolves’ front office is currently applying for a waiver to bring in a replacement receiver on board.