SUPER 16 – The Super 16 Week 7 Game of the Week features the league #1 vs the league #2 as S16 North Division rivals Motor City Kitties (5-1-0) and The Dawg Pound (4-2-0) face off. This pair is ranked first and second in the North Division, 1st and 2nd in the league, and are tied at 13th in the Association on the yet to be released Week 6 AF Top 25. They are statistically so close to each other that through 6 weeks of play so far in 2016, these two teams are separated by a total of only 30 points scored, averaging 195.6 and 200.6 points per game, respectively. Motor City swept The Dawg Pound last season in a pair of division matches, including another Week 7 game. The Kitties are 3-0 against them, all-time, but the Dawgs are 4-2 all-time against Lions franchises and are 15-11 vs division opponents, going back to 2012. They are 1-3 all-time in Week 7, while the Kitties are 1-2.
The latest line on the game has Motor City installed as 8 point favorites, and regardless of the outcome, it should set up fireworks for the rematch when these two meet again in the season finale in Week 13, a match that could wind up being for the Division crown.
Other notable matches this week include what should be a very interesting SimulPlay Match between the Los Angeles Super Chargers (4-2-0) and the Tweety Birds of Prey (1-5-0); a battle for the South Division between the Who Dat Saints and BIGDOGINTEX, with both teams 4-2 and the Big Dogs forced to play at bye week strength; and the latest installment in the oldest rivalry in the Association when Houston meets Arizona, for the 26th time these coaches have faced each other, with the Firebird’s Coach Crash leading the series 14 games to 12.
Besides the Game of the Week, the oldest running rivalry in the Association plays its latest chapter this week as well.