Czech Republic: Prague Lions leading 2 of 3 stats categories

After six weeks of play in the Czech League of American Football the overwhelming league leaders, the 6-0 Prague Black Panthers are proving how much of a team game football is.

With not one player leading any of the three key offensive categories, the Black Panthers have outscored opponents by a margin of 239-6 in the five games they have played. They are averaging 47.8 points a game while giving up just about one. It is important to note that these categories do not show averages but only totals and with five games left in their season, the Black Panthers may well change the look of these categories by season’s end.

The 6-1 Prague Lions have by far the most representation among the three categories with six players in the Top 5 in each. The Pilsen Patriots (0-6) are next with three while the Prague Black Panthers and 3-3 Brno Sigrs have two each. The Ostrava Steelers (4-2) and 2-4 Brno Alligators each have one player on the lists. The only team without an player in the top 5 of the passing, rushing and receiving categories is the 1-5 Pardubice Stallions.

Passing

Prague Lions quarterback Zach Bartlow of the Prague Lions has climbed into the passing yardage lead with 1,117 and a league leading 18 TDs. Behind him is Richard Brown of the Pilsen Patriots with his 1,053 yards. Tomáš Fortelný of the Brno Alligators is 3rd with 500 yards while Jan Dundáèek of the unbeaten Prague Black Panthers has moved into 4th with 475 yards passing and 10 TDs. Brno Sigrs QB Michael Lindsey rounds out the top 5 with 288 yards.

Rushing

Sigrs QB Michael Lindsey leads the league in rushing with 603 yards and a league-best 8 TDs. William Young of the Black Panthers has rushed for 390 yards and 6 TDs in 4 games and is 2nd. Pilsen Patriots RB Ryan Hartnett is 3rd with 283 yards  while Filip Jeèný of the Prague Lions is 4th with 262 yards. Lions QB Zach Bartlow who leads the league in passing, is also the 5th leading rusher with 256 yards.

Receiving

Prague Lions WR Marek Suchý tops the receiving list with 307 yards and an average of 51.2 yards per game. Jiøí Šrom of the Pilsen Patriots has moved into 2nd with 285 yards while Ostrava Steelers WR Jiøí Lièka is 3rd with 227. Pavel Nejdl of the Lions is 4th with 222 yards and  another Lions receiver, Kamil Roba, is 5th with 214.

Graphics: Igor Lazarevic

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