Points were at a premium in Week Seven of Battle of the Brands. Only one team surpassed 100 points while six NFL teams were on bye. While not a high-scoring affair, there was plenty of close-fought action around the league, and the two games were decided by a combined margin of 4.5 points. Find out which brands came out on top in the recap below.
Team Nike Sneaks By Injury-Plagued adidas Team, 102-99
Team Nike extended its winning streak to three over Team adidas in QB Andrew Luck’s Battle of the Brands debut. Jimmy Graham was ruled out just before kickoff, forcing Team adidas to slide TE Kyle Rudolph into Graham’s spot and insert Titus Young into the Flex position. Young showed up with 14 points, tops among adidas wide receivers, but Rudolph was held scoreless.
Team Under Armour Sustains Late Surge by Team Reebok, Wins by One
Team Under Armour snapped a four-game losing streak despite scoring only 94 points, the lowest winning score in the league this season. Under Armour overcame a rocky start as TE Vernon Davis failed to put up any points in Thursday night action. Team Reebok suffered a major blow when RB Maurice Jones-Drew went down with a foot injury early in the first quarter and did not return. His future status is in question for the first-place Reebok team.
Three Stars of the Week
3. Arian Foster, Team Under Armour
Foster was steady with 98 yards on 19 carries and two TDs.
2. Adrian Peterson, Team Nike
AP averaged 6.7 yards per carry and returned to the end zone for the first time since Week One. He led all running backs this week with 24 fantasy points.
1. Victor Cruz, Team Nike
His 26 fantasy points more than doubled the combined total of Nike’s other two receivers, Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. The sports analytics firm numberFire had him ranked as the No. 1 wide receiver for Week Seven.
Week Eight Match-Ups
Team adidas (3-4) vs. Team Reebok (4-3)
Team Nike (4-3) vs. Team Under Armour (3-4)
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