The 2017 NFL season kicked off last Thursday and the rest of the action continued Sunday with an exciting finish to Monday Night Football.

    The 2017 NFL season kicked off last Thursday and the rest of the action continued Sunday with an exciting finish to Monday Night Football.    

    Along with the NFL season comes the Times’ Fantasy Field Goal sponsored by Ampride/Crookston Fuel. Every week, people send in a quaterback, running back and wide receiver they think will rack up the most touchdowns in a game. Each touchdown is worth six points.    

    This past week, a number of people put their faith in established stars such as Tom Brady, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and David Johnson. But the stars were quiet in Week 1 and none of those names listed above found the endzone.    

    In a rather low-scoring week for Fantasy Field Goal, the winning number was 18. Two people scored 18 points: Joe Helgeson and Debbie Dufault.    

    Helgeson selected Ben Roethlisberger, Devonta Freeman and Antonio Brown. Dufault had Aaron Rodgers, Christian McCaffrey and Stefon Diggs.    

    A tie is broken by guessing the total number of points from the Vikings game. Minnesota won 29-19 over the New Orleans Saints equaling 48.    

    Helgeson did not submit a tiebreaker score, but it might not have mattered as Dufault guessed the total score would be 48.    

    With the win, Dufault can come to the Times office to pick up either a coupon for a free 7-inch pizza, a free in town taxi ride or a free “works” car wash from Ampride Convenience Mart.   

    Feel free to send in picks throughout the season even if you did not play in the first week. Each week’s points will be tallied all season long and the season’s overall winner will win a fabulous prize, so it is to your benefit to submit three players each week of the season.

Leader Standings

Debbie Dufault 18*

Aaron Rodgers

6 Christian McCaffrey 0 Stefon Diggs 12 Tiebreaker 48 Joe Helgeson 18 Ben Roethlisberger 12 Devonta Freeman 6 Antonio Brown 0 Tiebreaker none Josh Isaacson 12 Ben Roethlisberger 12 Le'Veon Bell 0 Antonio Brown 0 Tiebreaker 44 Jaxon Wang 12 Carson Palmer 6 Devonta Freeman 6 Antontio Brown 0 Tiebreaker 42 Bo Brorby 12 Ben Roethlisberger 12 Antonio Brown 0 Le'Veon Bell 0 Tiebreaker 41 Jason Cassavant 6 Matt Ryan 6 David Johnson 0 Rob Gronkowski 0 Tiebreaker 48