Jun 3rd 15:30, by Felix Pahl

Top performers: wide receivers show their talent in week 2

Henning Rohlfs

Jun 3rd 15:30, by Felix Pahl

Top performers: wide receivers show their talent in week 2

Week 1 gave us great games and some surprises, and Week 2 continued to impress.

Is trouble coming for Rhein Fire?

Willie Patterson shined in his first game for the Madrid Bravos. As the main target for quarterback Chris Helbig, he caught 10 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown, helping Madrid win their first El Clásico. Although he fumbled during a return, the Bravos still turned it into a touchdown. With Patterson on fire, the next matchup against his former team, the Rhein Fire, could be very exciting.

Patterson (11) had a fantastic game for the Bravos. ©Jorge Ropero

Austrian-American defensive nightmare

Reilly Hennessey seems to be flourishing in what might be his last season. Like in Week 1, he threw for 3 touchdowns and added two rushing touchdowns this week, totaling 527 yards. His impressive form is a key reason for Stuttgart’s success. Yannick Mayr also delivered spectacular highlights. With 199 receiving yards and one touchdown, he showed once again how important he is for the Stuttgart Surge.

American trio brings Berlin back on track

Kyle Kitchens and the Berlin Thunder had a successful weekend, defeating the Prague Lions 48-17. Kitchens, the Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 and 2022, showed his talent again with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery touchdown. He also made a key block for Alex Spillum’s pick six, contributing to a second defensive touchdown. On offense, wide receiver Aaron Jackson demonstrated his exceptional skills. After two games, he has 274 receiving yards and three touchdowns, making him nearly impossible to cover. The Prague Lions’ defensive backs struggled to keep up with him.

Austin Mitchell (6) scored 4 touchdowns in his debut ©Henning Rohlfs

The new dream duo of the Western Conference?

After a tough first year with the Paris Musketeers, Zach Edwards reminded everyone of his MVP nominee season from 2022 in the first game. Scoring a total of six touchdowns, he showed his hunger for success and sent a clear message to the league that the Musketeers are a strong team this year. His connection with new wide receiver Austin Mitchell is especially promising. Mitchell shined in his first ELF game, catching 152 yards and four touchdowns, earning the ELF MVP of the week.

All franchises have now played at least their first game in the ELF 2024 season. Who will deliver a top performance and lead their team to victory in Week 3?


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