WDE Rumble: Week 1 Awards & Week 2 Storylines (Sponsored by Blair Witch)

Posted: September 17, 2016 by marquesstewart in Awards, Storylines, Uncategorized, WDE Rumble

WDE Rumble Week 1 Award Winners:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers Award (Most Points scored): The ATLiens Rises
  • Ryan Lochte Award (Most points but lost): The Mistocles
  • Simone Manuel Award (Fewest points but won): Texasseans
  • US Olympics Women’s Basketball Award (Largest Margin of victory): The ATLiens Rises

As is always the case, week 1 was full of surprising and thrilling performances from most of the Rumble teams. You had the ATLiens roar out to a dominate win over TheMistocles, you had BOTH Owen brothers winning their first game of the season and you had the Madden Curse work in its fastest time ever by taking out Gronk before Week 1 even got started. Now we move on to week 2, which is when the reality of the season starts to set in. There are only 3 options available to the teams as this week starts off: 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2. Which way will your season head?

The ATLiens Rises vs. Macheteros: So right now, Reid’s team is not only the points leader for the league but also looks like the most dominant force this league has ever seen. He’s got superstars at every position (the joy of having so many early draft picks) and just crushed his week 1 opponent – I think Mistocles just stopped crying on Tuesday. The question isn’t so much will Reid win this game, but how much will he win this game by? There’s an outside chance that Chris will be able to go toe to toe with Reid, but that chance is not only outside – it’s running away from the house in terror. For ATLiens, all eyes will be on Spencer Ware…he had a great week 1 performance and looked like an Elite RB1. Will he be able to pull off that same type of performance against a much better defense? Even though JJ Watt isn’t at 100%, JaDaveon Clowney was on a tear last week and could cause some havoc in the backfield for Mr. Ware.Will Spencer wear down in week 2 or prove that he’s a force to be reckoned with this season? On the Macheteros side, all eyes will be on Aaron Rodgers and how he performs against the underrated Minnesota defense. Rodgers has always had issues taking on a Mike Zimmer defense, and this one will be amped up as they are playing on Sunday night AND are opening up their new stadium. That place is going to be rocking – so it will be interesting to see if that rocking rattles Rodgers. The ATLiens should win this one fairly easily – Reid might not lose a game until the bye weeks happen and his depth is tested. We shall see – but not this week.

WDESPN Prediction: The ATLiens Rises

Orange Nation vs. The Footballas: Both teams are coming off impressive week 1 victories and looking to continue their momentum heading into the first bye weeks. For Joel, his week 1 victory over Jonas was just the confidence booster that he needed to know that he might actually be able to compete in this year’s Rumble. Taking down a legend like the Ninjas is no easy task, so Joel was so excited that he went on Facebook Live to let the world know (oh wait, he was preaching via FBLive? I’m sure he was preaching about his victory – what else is there to talk about?). But now Orange Nation/Joel needs to prove that he’s not a one week wonder and build on that great win. On the other side of the ball, you have The Footballas/Todd who crushed his week 1 opponent like a grape and is looking to continue that dominant performance this week. Both teams will have their eyes on the Bengals vs. Steelers match up as Orange Nation has Antonio Brown and The Footballas has Ben Roethlisberger. As proven on MNF last week, Antonio Brown is the unquestioned #1 WR in the NFL at the moment – but someone has to throw him the ball. Both coaches are hoping for a great performance from their Steeler, it’s just a matter of who will step up more. In addition, Orange Nation is also hoping for another solid performance from their $100 man, Von Miller against Andrew Luck. The funny thing about Von Miller this week, is that in order for Von Miller to get alot of points – he needs to get sacks. Which means sacking Andrew Luck. Which means hurting his brother’s (Phil/Texasseans) chance of winning this week. Does fantasy trump brotherly love? We shall see. But for us, this might be a close one but we think that Orange Nation has a really good chance of going 2-0 to start the season…which I believe is a sign of the apocalypse. Need to jump on Facebook Live and let the world know!

WDESPN Prediction: Orange Nation

Texasseans vs. Family Owned: Another battle of 1-0 teams which will probably also be another close game. Both of these teams beat week 1 opponents that couldn’t even crack 160 points for the week – so this match up should be alot more equal compared to last week. For the Texasseans, this is a chance to show that even though beating the Outlaws is the highlight of their season every year, they are not a one trick/one win pony and can string together multiple wins. For Family Owned/Corey – he wants to show that a family that plays together, crushes other teams together. Should be an interesting one. The spotlight player for the Texasseans will be Andrew Luck. Last week, he looked pretty bad during the first part of their game against the Lions but came to life in the second half to put up 52 points last week. This week, Luck will have a much harder time against the vaunted Denver defense and Phil will need all the help he can get this week. For Orange Nation, all eyes will be on Philip Rivers to see how his team responds to the loss of Keenan Allen. Last year, once Allen went out it was pretty much a game of dominoes as other Chargers started going down with injuries left and right, leaving you with a decimated Chargers O-Line and very hurried QB in Rivers. Will history repeat itself?Unfortunately, I do believe so. Give us the Texasseans in a close one. Wow – both Owen brothers going 2-0?Seriously…sign of the apocalypse. 

WDESPN Prediction: Texasseans

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