Roughnecks fall short of expectations, lose to Hard Targets in 169.50-129.55 rout
Roughnecks failed to rise to the occasion, falling short of their projected point total, as Hard Targets cruised to a 169.50-129.55 victory. Hard Targets nabbed a 25.55-point lead on Thursday behind Allen Robinson II (22.6 points) and Ezekiel Elliott (20.7) and never relinquished it. Dak Prescott (355 Pass Yds, 2 Pass TDs, 25 Rush Yds) and Keenan Allen (6 Rec, 68 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) carried the flag for Roughnecks in the loss. Hard Targets ends the season on a high note, but they'll miss the postseason with a record of 7-6. Roughnecks will also be home for the playoffs, finishing at 6-7.
Jared Cook had a 40-yard catch for Hard Targets to contribute to a 55.80-30.25 lead for the team.
Mark Andrews had a 20-yard touchdown catch for Roughnecks, who trailed 131.70-106.75 after the early games.
Keenan Allen had a 36-yard touchdown catch for Roughnecks, who trailed 145.60-125.55 after the late afternoon games.
Julian Edelman had a 20-yard touchdown catch and a 44-yard catch for Hard Targets to contribute to a 169.50-129.55 lead for the team.
Jeffery overachieved for the fourth time this season, scoring 28.7 points against his 13.89-point projection. In a 37-31 loss to the Dolphins, he caught 9 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. Jeffery will face the Giants next week.
Hey, the key to football is creating mismatches, right? Fueled by some stellar yardage production from our ball-carriers, our team certainly made that happen this week. Our backfield tallied 95 more yards from scrimmage than the RBs on Roughnecks (220 total yards to 125), and we wound up doubling up them at the position (43 points to 18.5).
Hey, our guys were just resting up for Week 14, right? The eight starting offensive skill players (four WRs, three RBs, one TE) on Roughnecks collectively put up 423 yards and just three touchdowns in Week 13. Our opposition's skill players made it tough on us by logging 650 yards and five scores.