Thursday, October 31, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 9 Preview

Three primetime comebacks highlighted another crazy week in the 3FL. Don't look now, but we've got another six NFL teams on a bye this week. It should be interesting as the first game starts just after Trick-or-Treating ends on Halloween night!

As a side note, this is our 300th blog post. Thanks for visiting and I hope you've been entertained over these past 7+ years.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 104 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 36 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 24 points
Colin Kaepernick (QB/SF) - 23 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 31/48 - 64.58%
League Voting: 26/48 - 54.17%
Yahoo! Projections: 31/48 - 64.58%

Coach Thadtotti was 6/6 in week 8 voting

Seriously, go vote!

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: Cardinals, Broncos, Lions, Jaguars, Giants, 49ers

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 9:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Bolts had quite a last week. They scored the most points in the league, had the Toyota Biggest Blowout, picked all 6 3FL games correctly and brought their season total to within 7 points of the leader. Not too bad. They probably can't match that success this week, but I'm sure they'll accept a win against the 10th ranked 'Morons.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
What is going on at the corporate offices? FitzCorp has lost four straight games and slipped from first to seventh in the league during that time. Things are about to get much better, though, as the Chair comes to town with Aaron Rodgers as their only hope for an upset victory. It will most likely be out of reach before he has a chance to play on MNF.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
The CAPS are on a three game winning streak and have raised their record to .500. So of course I'm picking the hapless, second lowest scoring Renegades in this one. What? Well, first of all CJ2K and Kaepernick are on a bye. And the Renegades have some great matchups with their starters if, you know, they start them. If not I'm changing this pick.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Preds took a big loss last week and were knocked out of the top spot in the West. A matchup against the Stompers should help them try to reclaim the division lead, especially with four of Coach Bev's starters either on a bye or out indefinitely. They both have players on Sunday night and Monday night so plan to stay up late.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
SpiVi is quietly keeping up with the best in the 3FL, tying the best record in the league and being only 13 points back of our current top scorer. The Marauders came oh so close to a win last week but had to watch a primetime comeback. Unfortunately that's going to happen again this week, as Coach Hoss has a trio going on Halloween night but nothing after 4pm on Sunday. And he has to hope Ben Roethlisberger can score a few points. At least we don't subtract any for a QB getting sacked.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The 'Bums are the league's top team with the highest point total and are riding a five game winning streak. So how are they an underdog to their East Division counterpart? The one who has scored 125 less points so far this year? Peyton Manning and four other starters are on a bye, that's how. Still, the 'Bums will give the Brew Crew everything they can handle. It should be a good one.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week.

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