After the Boston Dragons had a promising start to the season, they popped the fan’s high hopes after getting shamed in Philadelphia.
The Dragons started off on the wrong foot allowing the Bulldogs to March down the field on their first drive to take a 7-0 lead on a 2 yard touchdown pass. Madness then ensued as Rookie and D-League star Bryce Wilkerson fumbled on a kickoff, giving the Bulldogs the ball on the 8 yard line and eventually a score one play later to go into the 2nd quarter with a 14 point deficit.
Special Team antics struck again as the Boston unit gave up a 71 yard punt return that set up Philly for another easy score making the game 21-0. After a 20 yard field goal before halftime, the game was surely over. The Dragons could not get anything going on offense and came up a huge disappointment not being able to put a single point up on the board in the 2nd half after scoring 35 points on the #4 ranked team last week. Franks ran up the score in the 4th by hitting another field goal, this one from 40 yards out, making the game 27-0.
The Special Teams unit needs to take a hard look at what they are doing, or changes will be made in the next couple of weeks.
Due to the team being behind 24-0 at halftime, there was no other option but to be a one dimensional offense and that did not do well in the stat book. Cooper Rush completed threw for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns with a QB rating of 124.4 last week and only came up with 109 yards and a rating of 65.9 this week. Andre Ellington dipped from 110 yards to a mere 56 yards due to only 13 carries. Jordan Matthews led the team in receiving with 44 yards on 4 receptions.
The defense had nothing to be proud of as they allowed 230 yards on the ground after not allowing 100 last week. They were led by Tyler Matakevich with 9 tackles.
The Boston Dragons are back home in Week 3 as they face the 2-0 Los Angeles Stars.