43 OT 42
Devon Witherspoon had a late 97-yard interception return to seal the one-point win for the defending champs. Ann Arbor (3-1) stay atop the Central behind Justin Herbert's 3-touchdown effort. The Scraps (2-2) hopes for a home upset ends in dejection, despite 3 TD runs from Christian McCaffrey.
17 59
It seems like every year, for at least one game, Chicago (4-0) puts together the complete offensive package and decimates their opponent. In this case, it was division rival Arkdale (2-2), who succumbed to the barrage of 59 points the Ravens laid in their wake; Jackson & Montgomery each had 18.
16 27
Rookie De'Von Achane eclipsed 100 yards rushing and ran for 2 TDs as Pitt (4-0) remained undefeated and on top in the East Division. Kenneth Walker added another as well for the Spears. Canton (1-3) couldn't get the offense moving, despite a couple of short-yardage scores to keep the score respectable.
22 OT 23
D.K. Metcalf caught a fourth quarter touchdown pass, but was shutdown the rest of the way as New York (4-0) narrowly escaped to remain undefeated by knocking off their Original Six rivals. Kyren Williams ran for two scores in the win. Missouri (0-4) finally say Josh Allen roll, but he was it.
33 11
Anthony Richardson hit Justin Jefferson on a pair of TD passes and added a TD run to boot (and two PATS!) to help his Oracles (1-3) rise up to Win #100 on the road at a hostile Nationals Park. The crowd simmered down in the second half & left after the D.C. (2-2) offense sputtered to...not much.
22 7
C.J. Stroud threw two touchdown passes to new addition Nico Collins and amassed over 300 yards to lead the Mafia (1-3) to their first win of the season. Might this tandem be just what Miami needs moving forward? Flint (0-4) needs something--anything--in order to help them drive away the blues.

EAST
New York
Pittsburgh
D.C.
Canton

4- 0
4- 0
2- 2
1- 3
CENTRAL
Ann Arbor
South Bend
Miami
Orlando

3- 1
2- 2
1- 3
1- 3
WEST
Chicago
Arkdale
Flint
Missouri

4- 0
2- 2
0- 4
0- 4

Current 2023 Regular Season MFL Statistics



2023 MFL Primer - Most Recent Edition

9/24/23
RB Chubb released after gruesome injury
For the second time in his career, RB Nick Chubb suffered a gruesome knee injury that will end his season. However, the D.C. Dinosaurs, realizing that Chubb may never return to football, decided to cut him now and open up a roster spot for a future signing. D.C. will still be on the hook for his $5.7 million salary in 2023, but that will come off the books immediately after the conclusion of the Super Bowl. He is currently a free agent.

9/12/23
Spears cut RB Dobbins, make MFL history
It wasn't how Pittsburgh envisioned utilizing RB J.K. Dobbins this year. But, after yet another season-ending injury, the Spears have elected to part ways with him rather than have him ride the pine. Pittsburgh will still be on the hook for Dobbins' $4.84 million salary in 2023, setting an MFL record for the highest-salaried player cut midseason. While Dobbins will enter auction because of his Top 100 ESPN ranking (pre-injury, of course), it is very possible that his career is over. The auction will begin on Wednesday at noon and end at 12:01pm on Friday.

8/20/23
About face: Jackson fired after one day at Canton, another Jackson traded
Tim Jones will remain the head coach of the Canton Cougars after all. Just 24 hours into his tenure as head coach, Jackson Hightshoe was fired by Jones for missing a mandatory meeting prior to the start of the MFL Draft. "You just can't find people to work these days" said a curmudgeous Jones in a hastily-organized press conference. "I'm back and prepared to take my Cougars to the title." Jones then traded QB Lamar Jackson to the Chicago Ravens along with RB Cam Akers and WR Tyler Lockett, while getting RB Khalil Herbert, RB Jamaal Williams, and WR A.J. Brown in return. He also promptly cut RB Joe Mixon after the draft.

8/19/23
Jones steps down as Cougars head coach, Hightshoe hired
Canton owner/head coach Tim Jones will now be referred to as simply "Canton owner Tim Jones" after he agreed to step down from the sidelines after 20 seasons at the Cougar helm. Jones compiled a record of 141-138-6 during his reign as the only coach in franchise history. He led the Cougars to four Super Bowls in six seasons early in his career, but could never quite get the ring, coming closest in 2006 in Super Bowl IX, a 26-23 loss to Pittsburgh. His last 11 seasons, however, have only yielded 2 playoff appearances and quick playoff exits. Knowing that "the time has come", according to an unnamed staffer in the front office, Jones decided to hire Jackson Hightshoe as the Cougars' second head coach in franchise history. In a statement to MFL Impact, Jones said "Jackson Hightshoe will be a much-needed addition to week-to-week roster changes and we feel this is the next step to pursuing a Super Bowl win."

8/19/23
ESPN8 pulls off 11th-hour miracle to remain MFL media king
After a protracted back-and-forth battle with babyfirst tv for media rights to the MFL, ESPN8 came out on top with a final offer that topped the upstart cable network and secured The Ocho for another 15 years. At press time, the deal with undisclosed, but unnamed sources close to the front office indicated that there was a "sweet 2014 Polaris UTV and a couple of neat-o comic books" may have been part of the compensation package to Commissioner Drew Kuespert.

8/13/23
Murray, Kamara cut just prior to roster freeze
QB Kyler Murray and RB Alvin Kamara are officially on the unemployment line after 11th-hour cuts by their respective clubs. Pittsburgh let Kamara and his $4.7 million salary go to pasture after major dips in his offensive productions over the last two years, although his upcoming 3-game suspension for fighting didn't help. Murray was relieved of his duties after Orlando decided to go a different direction with their quarterback position and end their relationship. He was expected to make $5.8 million this season. His backup, Marcus Mariota, was also cut, meaning that the club now has no QBs on their roster and that they may be signaling a bidding war during the MFL Draft next week.

8/4/23
BREAKING: Davies takes over as owner/head coach in Arkdale
Owner Josh Stuckey, a fixture in the MFL for two decades, has sold the Arkdale Aardvarks to Cameron Davies for an undisclosed sum, ending a run that included 19 seasons as head coach. It was a sudden and fairly-quick sale from an owner and head coach known for taking his time to build an empire. Under Stuckey, the expansion Aardvarks started a run as a regular tenant at the bottom of the MFL standings, starting three seasons at 0-8 or worse. Then came the massive overhaul that led to a stunning 6 playoff trips, 5 division titles, 4 Super Bowl trips and a Super Bowl ring in the span of 8 seasons with QB Patrick Mahomes leading the charge on the field for most of those years. Said Stuckey's spokesman, Yung Trifler: "I want to sincerely thank all of the owners in the league. Everyone was very welcoming to me when I came into the league as a 14-year-old kid. I've loved making deals and talking trash with everyone over the years. I'm sad to be leaving, but it's time. Yung Trifler, out." It is widely speculated that last fall's injury to his calf made Stuckey realize just how fragile life is. Davies will have some big shoes to fill and indicated that he's up to the challenge. With Mahomes & Co. fresh off a 10-4 mark and division title, the Varks aren't planning on changing their winning strategy any time soon. "With only two days until the official business start of the season, there's no time for a welcoming party; it's time to get to work", said the Aardvarks front office.


Week 1
September 7-11
Canton 10, New York 34
Pittsburgh 27, D.C. 18
Orlando 27, Ann Arbor 34
Miami 14, South Bend 34
Flint 12, Arkdale 20
Chicago 19, Missouri 17


Week 8
October 26-30
Missouri at Canton
D.C. at Arkdale
Orlando at Pittsburgh
South Bend at Flint
Ann Arbor at New York
Chicago at Miami


Week 2
September 14-18
South Bend 19, D.C. 21
Canton 27, Miami 23
Flint 7, Chicago 29
Pittsburgh 29, Ann Arbor 23
New York 49, Orlando 21
Missouri 13, Arkdale 20


Week 9
November 2-6
Canton at South Bend
Pittsburgh at Missouri
D.C. at Flint
Miami at New York
Arkdale at Orlando
Ann Arbor at Chicago
Byes: Denver, Detroit,
San Francisco, Jacksonville
Week 3
September 21-25
D.C. 36, Missouri 17
South Bend 25, Orlando 18
Arkdale 23, New York 40
Flint 25, Pittsburgh 42
Chicago 25, Canton 15
Ann Arbor 20, Miami 11


Week 10
November 9-13
Missouri at Miami
South Bend at Pittsburgh
New York at Chicago
Ann Arbor at D.C.
Flint at Orlando
Canton at Arkdale
Byes: Kansas City, LA Rams,
Miami, Philadelphia
Week 4
September 28-October 2
Ann Arbor 43, South Bend 42 (OT)
Arkdale 17, Chicago 59
Orlando 33, D.C. 11
Canton 16, Pittsburgh 27
Miami 22, Flint 7
Missouri 22, New York 23 (OT)


Week 11
November 16-20
Chicago at D.C.
Missouri at Orlando
New York at South Bend
Miami at Pittsburgh
Flint at Canton
Arkdale at Ann Arbor
Byes: Atlanta, Indianapolis,
New England, New Orleans
Week 5
October 5-9
Ann Arbor at Missouri
New York at Flint
Pittsburgh at Arkdale
Orlando at Canton
D.C. at Miami
Chicago at South Bend


Week 12
November 23-27
Chicago at Flint
Arkdale at Missouri
Orlando at Miami
South Bend at Ann Arbor
D.C. at Pittsburgh
New York at Canton


Week 6
October 12-16
Orlando at Chicago
D.C. at Canton
South Bend at Missouri
Miami at Arkdale
Pittsburgh at New York
Flint at Ann Arbor
Byes: Green Bay,
Pittsburgh
Week 13
November 30-December 4
Missouri at Chicago
Arkdale at Flint
Ann Arbor at Orlando
Pittsburgh at Canton
South Bend at Miami
D.C. at New York
Byes: Buffalo, Las Vegas, Chicago,
Minnesota, NY Giants, Baltimore
Week 7
October 19-23
New York at D.C.
Canton at Ann Arbor
Pittsburgh at Chicago
Miami at Orlando
Arkdale at South Bend
Missouri at Flint
Byes: Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston
Tennessee, Carolina, NY Jets
Week 14
December 7-11
Chicago at Arkdale
Flint at Missouri
New York at Pittsburgh
Mismi at Ann Arbor
Orlando at South Bend
Canton at D.C.
Byes: Arizona,
Washington
Week 15
December 14-18
MFL Play-In Game
Wild Card #2 at Wild Card #1
(The best second-place team earns the #1 spot. The team with the next best record earns the #2 spot.)
Week 16
December 21-25
MFL Divisional Playoffs
#4 seed* at Best Division Champion
#3 seed* at Second-best Division Champion
*The team with the better regular-season record between the Play-In Winner
and the worst Division Champ earns the #3 Seed.
Week 17
December 28-January 1, 2024
SUPER BOWL XXVI
at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Divisional Playoff Winner vs. Divisional Playoff Winner


Pre-Season
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6-
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Phase II of Player Releases
Owners may release players to make more cap room or to make roster spots, including players who retired.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
2023 MFL Draft at Scoobies, Mishawaka, Indiana.
Start Time: 2:00pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Salary & Roster Deadline (Cut Day)
Teams must keep payroll at or under $20 million and roster size at 19 players or under. Players cut after the deadline will still count against the cap.
Deadline: 9:59pm.

Regular and Post-Season
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7-
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

MFL Kickoff Weekend
Weekly starters must submitted via the MFL on ESPN before each respective player's kickoff time.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18
MFL Trade Deadline
No trades allowed after 9:59pm until the end of the season.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
MFL Free Agent & Waiving Deadline
and
IR Reclamation Deadline
No further player movement after 9:59pm until the end of the season.
(Injury replacement signings not included)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7-
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

Week Fourteen, the final week of the regular season.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31
SUPER BOWL XXVI
at Washington, DC

MONDAY, JANUARY 1-
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2024

Phase I of Player Releases begins immediately following conclusion of the Super Bowl.
Player salaries increase by 20% (30% for Super Bowl Champs) requiring clubs to commence player cuts during Phase I in order to keep team salaries under $20 million.
Deadline for all cuts is 9:59pm ET.