(3-2) at (4-1)
4pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 58°, Sunny
Streak: Arkdale has won the last 2 meetings
All-Time Series: Arkdale leads, 11-8
Line: Ann Arbor by 1½
Skinny: Is Ann Arbor the real deal? Winners of 4 in a row, they certainly feel that that's the case. With so many backfield weapons, it's hard to deny that this may be their year to claim the Central Division crown. For Arkdale, the tale is "As Mahomes goes, so goes the Varks". He leads the MFL in scoring, but last week's pedestrian performance left many wondering if the Aardvarks are still hot.
Dr. K sez:
Aces 31, Aardvarks 30
(3-2) at (3-2)
8pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 53°, Clear
Streak: New York won the last meeting
All-Time Series: New York leads, 21-15-2
Line: New York by 1½
Skinny: Both teams meet in a crucial Week Six contest, but will they meet again in December? If the Lynx hope to get to the second season, they'll need to rely on Tuanigamanuolepola Tagovailoa now since Russell Wilson will be on the shelf. For South Bend, they have the best backfield in the game, but it's banged up, so Sunday will give us insight into how things may progress later this year.
Dr. K sez:
Scraps 28, Lynx 27
(5-0) at (2-3)
1pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 87°, Mostly Sunny
Streak: Chicago won the last meeting
All-Time Series: Miami leads, 11-6
Line: Chicago by 4½
Skinny: Chicago look like a club on a mission. Knocking off Arkdale on the road last week was a huge step toward their goal of a Super Bowl title. Now, they go on the road again to South Florida and the Mafia are starting to get comfortable with their winning ways after an 0-3 start. It's always a treat to see Matthew Stafford vs. Aaron Rodgers, it could be a shootout. But...Derrick Henry.
Dr. K sez:
Ravens 30, Mafia 25
(2-3) at (3-2)
1pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 62°, Mostly Sunny
Streak: Orlando has won the last 2 meetings
All-Time Series: Pittsburgh leads, 8-4
Line: Orlando by 1½
Skinny: Beat up. Battered. Bruised. That's the creed of the Orlando Oracles early on this season. Yet, they still keep on keepin' on. An upset win in Pittsburgh would give them the boost they need to gain some momentum. However, Tom Brady is looking every bit of poised, focused, and pissed off, which may spell doom for the O's. Pitt's receivers may serve as the edge here for the Spears.
Dr. K sez:
Spears 27, Oracles 26
(1-4) at (2-3)
4pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 62°, Sunny
Streak: Missouri has won the last 4 meetings
All-Time Series: Missouri leads, 16-14
Line: Missouri by 4½
Skinny: Josh Allen & Co. lead the charge toward getting back to even with a date with division-rival Flint. However, in order to achieve this week's goal, they'll have to rely on some off the bench since they're having some injury issues. Meanwhile, the Wheelers are hoping that Dak Prescott can connect with former Peregrine DeAndre Hopkins early and often to earn with upset win.
Dr. K sez:
Peregrines 30, Wheelers 24
(1-4) at (1-4)
1pm Tennis Channel
Gametime forecast: 64°, Sunny
Streak: Canton has won the last 6 meetings
All-Time Series: Canton leads, 14-9-1
Line: D.C. by 2½
Skinny: Who's questionable this week? The question should be "Who isn't?" Antonio Gibson, Joe Mixon, Darren Waller, Christian McCaffrey, and Matt Gay are all listed with as such, but are expected to start regardless. If Lamar Jackson continues to play the way he has recently, it'll be the Cougars that finally get off the schneid. Despite 7 combined straight losses, some one has to win.
Dr. K sez:
Dinosaurs 28, Cougars 26

EAST
New York
Pittsburgh
Canton
D.C.

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

4- 1
3- 2
2- 3
2- 3
WEST
Chicago
Arkdale
Missouri
Flint

5- 0
3- 2
2- 3
1- 4

Current 2021 MFL Statistics



2021 MFL Primer - Most Recent Edition

8/22/21
"The Missouri Draft Curse" continues with RB Etienne out for year
RB Travis Etienne was drafted by Missouri to be a cornerstone of the revamped Peregrine backfield on Sunday. On Monday, he got hurt only a few plays into a preseason game. On Tuesday, he was shelved for the year. Etienne suffered a lisfranc injury and will miss all of the 2021 season. Missouri did select RB Najee Harris as well, but their expected "1-2 Punch" will now be down to "1". Currently, the only other running back on their roster is Myles "Carole" Gaskin.

8/22/21
Before #1 pick, Flint trades the rest of their draft away
QB Trevor Lawrence is bound to make a big splash in Mid-Michigan this season, but while the high-fives were going down, trades to open the draft went down as well. The Wheelers sent picks #14 and #25 to the Pittsburgh Spears. In return, Flint will have Pitt's second rounder and fourth rounder in 2022 and their fourth rounder in 2023. In addition, the #38 and #50 picks went to Orlando for the Oracles' fourth rounder next season.

8/16/21
Dr. K's "Tweeners" for 2021
Tomorrow, Dr. K releases his preview of the first and second round of the MFL Draft. In between his late-round preview and tomorrow was the final release period before the draft. Therefore, there are always a few players who may be worth of second- or third-round selection that fit the mold as "'tweeners". The shortlist include RBs Darrel Williams and Phillip Lindsay as well as WRs Henry Ruggs III, Corey Davis, Michael Thomas, and Austin Hooper.

8/4/21
Phased out: RB Gordon dropped by Arkdale
Super Bowl runner-up Arkdale was the first team to get busy during the opening of Phase II of Player Releases by cutting RB Melvin Gordon. His salary was to be $8.7 million in 2021 without the move made. Gordon is still regarded as a more-than-capable running back and, according to Dr. K, Gordon will certainly be selected in the first round in a bidding war.

8/4/21
Aces, Peregrines swap first-round picks
Ann Arbor and Missouri made a swap of picks that allows the Peregrines to score the No. 3 choices while the Aces drop two spots to No. 5. Both clubs benefit significantly from the deal; cash-strapped Ann Arbor gets another first rounder in 2022, while defending champs Missouri will have two of the top 3 selections in this month's draft. Later, Missouri dealt their #22, #36, and #48 picks to Miami in exchange for the Mafia's first rounder in 2022.

1/3/21
Watson sent to Pittsburgh
Just one week removed from a second Super Bowl ring, QB Deshaun Watson has been traded to Pittsburgh. The Spears, looking for the heir-apparent to Tom Brady, scored their man by sending Jared Goff, Odell Beckham Jr., and two draft picks to land him. Watson fell to the end of the second round in 2017 because of worries about injuries, but he proved the doubters wrong by securing the starting spot late that season and leading Missouri to the Super Bowl title. This year, however, early struggles led to his benching in favor of Josh Allen, who pulled a Watson and won a Super Bowl title in his own right.

12/15/20
Record breaker! Arkdale sets per game record
By way of their 506 points scored this season, the Arkdale Aardvarks set the new per game scoring average record with 36.1 points per game. Overall, they fell 2 points shy of the 2003 Pittsburgh Spears, who scored 508 points in their undefeated campaign. However, that was with an extra game (15), giving Arkdale the per game record. The 9-5 Varks will travel to Miami next week in their playoff and are shooting to win a second straight Super Bowl.

12/15/20
Kuespert sends flowers to Bruney
Flint head coach Jon Bruney received a bouquet of flowers from Missouri head coach Drew Kuespert after the Wheelers pulled off a massive upset very late that knocked Chicago out of the playoffs and gifted the final spot to the Peregrines. Missouri lost to Arkdale and it appeared as though their season was over. However, stunning losses by both Chicago and South Bend gave the Wild Card to the St. Louis hopeful. Missouri meets historical foe Pittsburgh next week at Heinz Field.

11/4/20
It's been a minute...
Two franchise scoring records were tied in Week Eight. First, Arkdale's Dalvin Cook ran for three touchdowns in their rout of Orlando. The last time an Aardvark rusher scored that many on the ground was just over four years ago, when teammate David Johnson did it in Week Six of 2016. Not to be outdone, Canton receiver Davante Adams caught three touchdowns against South Bend. Amazingly, he was the first Cougars receiver to catch that many in nearly 10 years; Dwayne Bowe caught 3 in Week Ten of 2010. Calvin Johnson also caught three TDs for Canton in 2010. It was in Week Eight, exactly 10 years ago this week.

9/29/20
Scraps break franchise scoring mark
With their 58-point annihilation of D.C. on Sunday, the South Bend Scraps scored more than they had in any game in the history of their franchise. Russell Wilson and Nick Chubb scored in double digits for their club, while the defense got in on the action as well, scoring 2 touchdowns and a safety. It was a day that all Scraps fans will remember for years to come. Only one other time in their history did they score over 50. In 2005, South Bend won in another rout at home against Missouri, 53-18.

9/15/20
Record setter: Arkdale earns back-to-back rewrites
For the second straight season, the Arkdale Aardvarks have rewritten the record books. The Varks dropped 49 points in their season opener a year ago, an MFL record, and motored their way to a 12-win season and their first Super Bowl title. Could it happen again? Arkdale wasted Missouri in Week One with a 56-point shredding of the Peregrines, breaking the record two years in a row. Does this mean a repeat for the Aardvarks?


Week 1
September 9-12
Canton 18, New York 28
Orlando 38, Miami 6
Arkdale 42, Missouri 27
D.C. 22, Pittsburgh 18
Ann Arbor 12, South Bend 48
Chicago 34, Flint 24
Week 8
October 28-November 1
New York at Flint
Canton at South Bend
D.C. at Miami
Pittsburgh at Chicago
Arkdale at Orlando
Ann Arbor at Missouri
Byes: Baltimore,
Las Vegas
Week 2
September 16-20
Flint 19, Canton 36
New York 35, D.C. 18
Pittsburgh 30, Missouri 23
Miami 26, Ann Arbor 44
Arkdale 29, South Bend 24
Orlando 26, Chicago 29
Week 9
November 4-8
Flint at Arkdale
Missouri at New York
Chicago at D.C.
Canton at Miami
Pittsburgh at Ann Arbor
South Bend at Orlando
Byes: Detroit, Seattle,
Tampa Bay, Washington
Week 3
September 23-27
South Bend 30, D.C. 25
Ann Arbor 41, New York 14
Chicago 31, Canton 19
Missouri 35, Miami 17
Flint 15, Orlando 25
Pittsburgh 24, Arkdale 21
Week 10
November 11-15
South Bend at Pittsburgh
D.C. at Missouri
Arkdale at New York
Orlando at Canton
Miami at Flint
Ann Arbor at Chicago
Byes: Chicago, Cincinnati,
Houston, N.Y. Giants
Week 4
September 30-October 4
New York 18, Orlando 9
Missouri 20, Chicago 28
South Bend 22, Miami 34
Canton 23, Ann Arbor 39
Flint 28, Pittsburgh 19
D.C. 20, Arkdale 30
Week 11
November 18-22
South Bend at Missouri
New York at Chicago
Orlando at D.C.
Flint at Ann Arbor
Miami at Pittsburgh
Canton at Arkdale
Byes: Denver,
L.A. Rams
Week 5
October 7-11
Pittsburgh 39, Canton 26
Chicago 38, Arkdale 20
Miami 28, New York 27
Ann Arbor 44, D.C. 39
Missouri 36, Orlando 28
South Bend 40, Flint 20
Week 12
November 25-29
Arkdale at Chicago
Ann Arbor at Miami
D.C. at New York
Missouri at Flint
Orlando at South Bend
Canton at Pittsburgh
Byes: Arizona,
Kansas City
Week 6
October 14-18
Chicago at Miami
Flint at Missouri
Arkdale at Ann Arbor
Orlando at Pittsburgh
D.C. at Canton
New York at South Bend
Byes: N.Y. Jets, New Orleans,
Atlanta, San Francisco
Week 13
December 2-6
Miami at Orlando
South Bend at Ann Arbor
Chicago at Missouri
Arkdale at Flint
New York at Canton
Pittburgh at D.C.
Byes: Carolina, Cleveland,
Green Bay, Tennessee
Week 7
October 21-25
Ann Arbor at Orlando
Pittsburgh at New York
Miami at Arkdale
Missouri at Canton
Chicago at South Bend
D.C. at Flint
Byes: Buffalo, Dallas, Jacksonville,
L.A. Chargers, Minnesota, Pittsburgh
Week 14
December 9-13
Flint at Chicago
Miami at South Bend
Canton at D.C.
Missouri at Arkdale
Orlando at Ann Arbor
New York at Pittsburgh
Byes: Indianapolis, Miami,
New England, Philadelphia
Week 15
December 16-20
MFL Play-In Game
Second-best team not a division champion at
Best team not a division champion

Week 16
December 23-27
MFL Divisional Playoffs
#3 seed* at second-best Division Champion
#4 seed* at 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 30-January 3, 2022
SUPER BOWL XXIV
at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Divisional Winner vs. Divisional Winner


Pre-Season
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8-
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15

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 22
2021 MFL Draft at Buffalo Wild Wings, Angola, Indiana.
Start Time: 2:00pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
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 9-
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
MFL Trade Deadline
No trades allowed after 9:59pm until the end of the season.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
MFL Free Agent and Waiving Deadline
No further player movement after 9:59pm until the end of the season.
(Injury replacement signings not included)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9-
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13

Week Fourteen, the final week of the regular season.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2022
SUPER BOWL XXIV
At Miami Gardens, FL.

MONDAY, JANUARY 3-
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022

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.