(6-6) at (7-5)
1pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 82°, Mostly Sunny
Streak: Orlando won the last meeting
All-Time Series: Orlando leads, 13-12
Line: Even
Skinny: It is well documented that Miami is known for slow starts to the season...but big finishes. This year, it's no different. After an atrocious 0-3 start, the Mafia have put together a 3-game winning streak at this point to get back to .500, but they'll need to summon Mac Jones to pull of a big show in order to score the upset. The Oracles will take a close one and secure the Central.
Dr. K sez:
Oracles 27, Mafia 26
(8-4) at (8-4)
8pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 36°, Freezing Rain
Streak: Chciago has won the last 4 meetings
All-Time Series: Chicago leads, 29-26-1
Line: Missouri by 1½
Skinny: This rivalry dates back to the start of the MFL in 1998 and it will be one of the most important games in each franchise's histories. Chicago has stumbled after the loss of Derrick Henry to a season-ending injury, but they've stayed afloat through it all. With Josh Allen, Missouri should be able to topple the Ravens, win the West, and return to the playoffs as defending champs.
Dr. K sez:
Peregrines 29, Ravens 28
(8-4) at (6-6)
4pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 46°, Mostly Cloudy
Streak: D.C. won the last meeting
All-Time Series: D.C. leads, 16-9
Line: D.C. by 1½
Skinny: Tom Brady. Joe Burrow. The master and the pupil. It will be an epic match that will test both. Of course, you must have someone to throw to, and that's where the Spears take the advantage. Cooper Kupp, Mike Evans, and Pat Freiermuth look poised to answer the bell and give Brady the hands he needs to overcome. But, if Leonard Fournette and Darrell Henderson get hot, watch out!
Dr. K sez:
Dinosaurs 29, Spears 27
(6-6) at (5-7)
1pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 52°, Mostly Cloudy
Streak: New York won the last meeting
All-Time Series: Canton leads, 23-17
Line: Canton by 1½
Skinny: Nearly all is lost for these two. The postseason is only two weeks away and an invitation seems much further than that. So, about the only thing left to play for is bragging rights. Can these teams muster the mojo from their Parvo Bowl past in order to overcome the playoff blues? Both Jalen Hurts & Lamar Jackson have had hot-and-cold games this year, so whoever brings it, wins it.
Dr. K sez:
Lynx 25, Cougars 24
(4-8) at (6-6)
4pm ESPN8
Gametime forecast: 35°, Freezing Rain
Streak: South Bend has won the last 2 meetings
All-Time Series: Ann Arbor leads, 28-21-2
Line: Ann Arbor by 2½
Skinny: South Bens started the year 4-3, but they've lost their last 5 and are now out of the playoff hunt. Their demise can be traced back to the injury to Russ Wilson. Now that he's back, he'll need to rally the troops to not let the final 2 weeks die is vain, so they'll embrace the role of spoiler against the Aces. But, Ann Arbor certainly remembers their 48-12 loss to the Scraps in Week One.
Dr. K sez:
Aces 26, Scraps 21
(5-7) at (3-9)
1pm Galavisión
Gametime forecast: 40°, Wintry Mix
Streak: Flint won the last meeting
All-Time Series: Arkdale leads, 15-14-2
Line: Arkdale by 2½
Skinny: Both clubs have been in total free fall over the last six weeks. Both at 1-5 in their last 6, with Flint's victory coming at the expense of Arkdale, ending a 7-game losing streak to the Aardvarks in Week Nine. Where has the magic from Patrick Mahomes & Co. gone? They scored 50 points in Week Ten, but have averages just 13 points in their 5 losses. Dak needs help to earn the upset.
Dr. K sez:
Aardvarks 24, Wheelers 21

New York

8- 4
6- 6
6- 6
5- 7
Ann Arbor
South Bend

7- 5
6- 6
6- 6
4- 8

8- 4
8- 4
5- 7
3- 9

Current 2021 MFL Statistics

2021 MFL Primer - Most Recent Edition

D.C. finally shakes off frustration against New York
By way of their 22-10 win over New York, the D.C. Dinosaurs were able to exorcise a demon that followed them through the last few years: a 10-game losing streak to the Lynx. Not only did the Dinos finally conquer their division rival, but they were also able to stay alive in the playoff hunt with two weeks to go. Currently, the longest streak is held by two meetings: Arkdale has beaten D.C. on seven straight occasions, while Ann Arbor has done the same to Flint. Interestingly, D.C. is also involved in a strange oddity. The D.C.-Miami series has been won by the road team for 8 straight years, with the last home team to win being Miami in an 18-15 barnburner in 2013, the year before the Mafia moved to Gatlinburg for one season.

Flint becomes the first team eliminated
It's on to next year for Flint. The Wheelers, by means of their 8th loss of the season, are officially mathematically eliminated with three games to go. Although they have yet to claim the top spot in the draft, they are the odds-on favorite to score it. At press time, there was no clear top prospect to go after in 2022, but the Wheelers may be eyeballing Michigan State RB Kenneth Walker III, Ohio State WR Garrett Wilson, or USC WR Drake London.

Miami loses 100th game
The Miami Mafia has had great success in it's history in the MFL, including winning 122 games, taking the Central Division crown last season, and claiming a championship ring after winning Super Bowl XV. However, the rough start to their 2021 campaign has led to franchise's 100th loss after being dropping by D.C., 29-22. Knowing Dave Wills, the Mafia will get the ship righted very soon.

Home-field disadvantage?
The 2021 MFL season has been an interesting one to say the least. One lens to gaze through is that of home/road records. Thus far, MFL clubs are only 11-25 at home. Not only that, but only two teams are above .500 at home this year: Chicago (2-0) and Ann Arbor (2-1). Meanwhile, four teams are undefeated on the road, including Chicago (4-0). New York, Pittsburgh, and Arkdale are all at 3-0 through six weeks.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 11, Flint 8
Canton 21, South Bend 17
D.C. 29, Miami 22
Pittsburgh 33, Chicago 17
Arkdale 14, Orlando 25
Ann Arbor 38, Missouri 43
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 20, Arkdale 13
Missouri 16, New York 3
Chicago 15, D.C. 10
Canton 37, Miami 31
Pittsburgh 22, Ann Arbor 21
South Bend 15, Orlando 18
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 9, Pittsburgh 16
D.C. 4, Missouri 17
Arkdale 50, New York 25
Orlando 15, Canton 10
Miami 18, Flint 16
Ann Arbor 35, Chicago 12
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 19, Missouri 27
New York 35, Chicago 10
Orlando 25, D.C. 29
Flint 4, Ann Arbor 34
Miami 50, Pittsburgh 30
Canton 34, Arkdale 21
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 13, Chicago 20
Ann Arbor 19, Miami 20
D.C. 22, New York 10
Missouri 42, Flint 26
Orlando 45, South Bend 22
Canton 31, Pittsburgh 21
Byes: Arizona,
Kansas City
Week 6
October 14-18
Chicago 48, Miami 43
Flint 39, Missouri 26
Arkdale 34, Ann Arbor 9
Orlando 15, Pittsburgh 25
D.C. 32, Canton 22
New York 33, South Bend 23
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 14, Orlando 39
Pittsburgh 39, New York 17
Miami 30, Arkdale 6
Missouri 25, Canton 17
Chicago 18, South Bend 22
D.C. 23, Flint 20
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
at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Divisional Winner vs. Divisional Winner


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

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

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

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

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

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


Week Fourteen, the final week of the regular season.

At Miami Gardens, FL.


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.