After scoring the second fewest points in the Triple-CL in Week 2 (that's what happens when seven starters combine for one touchdown), Bad Moon BBQ is reeling. Not Ravens-reeling, but in trouble. Something stinks in the BBQ kitchen, and it ain't day-old coleslaw.

Led by underachievers Reggie "House of Plain" Wayne and "Second-Rate" Nate Burleson, Bad Moon was blasted by Purple Haze (86.71-45.40), which overcame a dreadful day by Daunte Culpepper to win its first game of the season. All day I waited for impulse TE starter Ben Watson to make a catch, which he finally did – then promptly fumbled. It was that kind of week.


As a result, Bad Moon plummeted to the cellar of the ultra-competitive Uptown Division. All six teams are 1-1 through two weeks of play, with the BBQ Boys bringing up the rear based on total points.

Elsewhere in the Uptown, Brett Favre and The Destroyas crashed the Lombardi Party (76.17-61.15), which left the winning points on the bench in Thomas Jones, and, in a defensive battle, Gordon Gekko edged Automatic Winner (59.37-44.15), which matched me in TD futility with just one for the week.

The game of the week took place in the Downtown Division, where the Fordyce Redbugs roared back on the strength of Tiki Barber's Monday night efforts for a 73.27-70.69 victory against The Orange and Brown. The 'Bugs inadvertent decision to leave the pathetic Detroit defense on the bench paid off; O&B's decision to leave Terry Glenn (16.47 points) out of the lineup did not.

In other Downtown action, Rick's Renegades hit the jackpot with Donovan McNabb and the Chicago defense to hammer hard-luck Bohica (121.77-73.71), which has the league's fifth-best point total and an 0-2 record to show for it. Also, Hokie4Life played two men down but got plenty of points from Willie Parker and Terrell Owens to improve to 2-0 with 68.79-52.44 victory against Tooth & Nail, which got a huge boost from Santana Moss but next to nothing from Peyton Manning.

Week 3 matchups

Hokie4Life vs. Bad Moon BBQ
Rick's Renegades vs. Lombardi Party
The Orange and Brown vs. Automatic Winner
Tooth & Nail vs. Purple Haze
Fordyce Redbugs vs. Gordon Gekko
Bohica vs. The Destroyas