Wednesday, December 12, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

The trophy is headed somewhere completely new this year! There are no former 3FL champions among our final four, so a first-time winner will take home the honor and the hardware for the 2007 season. But who will it be?

Remember that there are games on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday this week. Make sure you have your starting lineups set for players in those games before they start.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 109 points

Player MVPs:

Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 31 points
Jay Cutler (QB/Den) - 29 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 28 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 1/4 - 25%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/4 - 75%

Go vote! The polls close at 8:10pm on Thursday.

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ Houston Texans
Saturday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: Washington Redskins @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings

Semifinal Games
(Winners play in 3FL SuperBowl VII, Losers play for 3rd Place)

#1 Lightning vs. #4 Renegades
The Lightning continue their march toward history after a convincing quarterfinal win in which they scored the second highest playoff weekly total in league history. Couple that with a tie for the most points ever scored in the regular season and this team seems unstoppable. But, as we've seen, anything can happen in the 3FL. Jay Cutler's performance on Thursday night might be a good indication of if it will.

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
Decisions, decisions. FitzCorp has a bunch of them to make. The Vipers on the other hand have little to think about - their entire bench is full of players that most likely will not play. But they won last week even after sitting a MNF WR for strategy's sake. I doubt that will happen again, as both of these teams will be focused on the prime-time game to see who ends up in the SuperBowl.

Consolation Games
(Winners play for 5th Place, Losers play for 7th)

#3 Marauders vs. #7 Dumbbums
This could be the best game of the week and it's in the the consolation bracket. Will Vince Young score negative points again? Whose high-flying WRs will be the difference? Can the Dayne train even leave the station on Thursday night? Will Adrian Peterson attempt to mount a Marauders comeback or just seal the victory on MNF? What a matchup! Someone is going to go storming into the 5th place game...

#5 Baltimorons vs. #8 ray ray haw
OK, so this game just might be as good as the Marauders/Dumbbums battle. Led by their respective QBs, each of these two-time champions has been streaky throughout the year. In fact, Coach haw comes into this week having lost his last five in a row. Only one point separated them in week six, and that just might be the case again.

Good luck this week. The trophy awaits a new home!

1 comment:

  1. There is even more excitement among this year's top four teams.

    With the exception of the 'Fitz, this is only the second final four appearance for rest of us; and in each of those cases, we finished 4th. So, this year, the worst we can do is the best we have ever done!

    None of us, including the 'Fitz, has ever even appeared in a 3FL Superbowl, let alone won it. Too two of us will get there for the first time and one of us will go all the way for the first time.

    Exciting Stuff!!! Good luck to all.