Jon Kinsman, YFFL Commissioner

November 22, 2022

The Thugs would rather not have the Chickens on the schedule next year.

Coming off a 105-39 loss to the Chickens in the final week of last season, the Thugs didn't fare much better this time around as they struggled to get anything going and suffered a 72-7 loss in Week 11 and snap a 6 game winning streak. In what may have been a Super Bowl preview between two 9-1 teams, the Chickens scored early and often, culminating in 4 different players in double-digits including 14 points from TE George Kittle in his finest game of the season.

The Thugs have now been outscored by a combined 131 points in the team's last two meetings. Combined with a 110-19 defeat back in 2004, Thugs-Chickens games have accounted for 3 of the 6 most lopsided games in YFFL history, all in the Chickens favor. However, the Thugs remain undefeated against the Chickens in the playoffs thanks to a 2010 Super Bowl victory.

Trivia aside, the loss was an important blow to the Thugs' division title hopes as the Buddies easily downed the Huskers to improve to 10-1 and take a lead in the AFC West. The Thugs will look to rebound against the Eaters next week before a huge match-up with the Buddies in Week 13.

Elsewhere around the league, things were looking better for Bobby Sansone's other franchise as the Beans mounted a Monday night comeback behind a pair of Brandon Aiyuk TDs to down the Orangutangs and take a commanding 2-game lead in the race for the NFC Wild Card, the AFC East remained status quo as Bear Poop and the Cuban Refugees both secured victories behind 50+ point showings, and the White Guys clinched a NFC East division title despite failing to crack 40 points for the 7th time in the last 8 games thanks to 19 points from kicker Tyler Bass.