ELF: Five takeaways from week 10

Following the conclusion of week 10 in the European League of Football, we have collated a list of the key takeaways from the weekend’s action.

1. Frankfurt are back with a galactic bang

The Frankfurt Galaxy handed the Vienna Vikings an astronomical blowout on Sunday following an out of this world performance on both sides of the ball.

The Galaxy truly looked in championship form, offering production light years ahead of what they had in previous weeks. If they can maintain this momentum, they are sure to make a meteoric splash in the postseason.

2. We have a new number one

Following Vienna’s loss we now have a new number one, the Hamburg Sea Devils. 

The Sea Devils were only able to knock the Vikings off because they ran the score up on a few unlucky opponents creating a bigger scoring differential. But still, the change shows that the Vikings are in fact mortal after all.

3. Stuttgart Surge appear to have given up

Sean Shelton is without a doubt one of the best quarterbacks in Europe. He is not, however, the greatest of athletes. If he breaks off a 80-yard touchdown run, zig-zagging through your defense, something is terribly wrong.

But before we pass judgment, the Surge are woefully winless, without a head coach and without a starting quarterback; it hasn’t been an easy ride for the players.

4. Five teams have had their playoff hopes dashed

It’s perhaps misleading to say five teams have had their playoff hopes dashed, instead, five teams have finally got what was coming to them.

But with only two wins separating the final seven teams and only a stingy four playoff spots up for grabs, some postseason hopes surely will get dashed in the coming weeks.

5. Jadrian Clark is heating up

The Rhein Fire’s newly acquired quarterback Jadrian Clark threw for 138 yards and an interception in his first game against the Sea Devils.

Against the Rams over the weekend, he threw for 514 yards and seven touchdowns. It’s safe to say he’s trending in the right direction.

Granted the Sea Devils have one of the best defenses in the league and the Rams have undoubtedly the worst secondary, but with two of his last three games on the schedule against the Leipzig Kings and Cologne Centurions, he’s likely to put up some more crazy statlines.

Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.