Thursday, December 24, 2015

3FL Notes: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

Semifinals week saw another MNF comeback and the curse of the #1 seed struck again. It was also our highest playoff week point total ever, crushing our old record by 67 points. In fact, our week 15 total (8 teams) beat 2 different regular season weekly totals from this year (12 teams).

We're almost assured of breaking more league playoff records this week and we've got a title to hand out! Whose name will be etched upon the trophy? We'll have to stay up for Monday Night Football to find out.



Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 102 points (T-5th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 39 points (T-2nd all-time)
Eli Manning (QB/NYG/YB) - 26 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/B) - 24 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 5/8 - 62.5%
Yahoo! Projections: 5/8 - 62.5%



Week 16 Information
Thursday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders
Saturday Night: Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings
Monday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver Broncos



Here we go...it's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#6 Misfits, Inc. vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
These teams have put up a lot of postseason points to end up fighting for seventh place. We all know about FitzCorp's third playoff tiebreaker loss, but the Brew Crew came within three points of beating our top seed and then scored 95 points last week only to fall short by three again. It's looking like the matchups favor the Corporation and they have a good chance to at least pick up one playoff win and send the Brewers to a L5 to start the 2016 season.

For 5th Place:
#4 the HAW vs. #7 Lightning
It was one week too late for the CAPS, who put up 98 in the semis even with Roethlisberger on the bench. The Bolts put up their highest total of the year last week so now they'll face off to win the consolation bracket. The HAW have four players in the Steelers/Ravens game and there will be a player in each of the NFL time slots all week so the drama will be spread out, but all of those Qs don't bode well for the Lightning.

For 3rd Place:
#1 Phys. Ed. Phenoms vs. #3 Marauders
The curse strikes again as the Phenoms were dealt their first loss since week one. Week one! It was quite an inaugural season for PEP and it took a big MNF comeback for them to end up in this game. Meanwhile the Marauders ran into the hottest team in the league and there wasn't much they could do facing 100+ points against. It's possible they could hand the Phenoms a second loss in as many weeks but the Odell Beckham suspension and makes that much more difficult.

3FL SuperBowl XV
#2 Baltimorons vs. #5 Predacons
The 'Morons are in the big game for a second straight year but they are hoping for a different result from the record setting low score they posted in 2014. That shouldn't be a problem for this high-flying squad as they have outscored the league for three straight weeks and are on pace to shatter the playoff team points record. This is the fourth SuperBowl appearance for both of these teams, with the 'Morons already winning two titles. The Predacons have yet to win a championship. Don't count them out though; they were actually the third highest scoring team this season.

The week will be compressed as neither team has a player on Thursday or Saturday night, so everything will be concentrated on Sunday (with just a K on MNF). The 'Morons will come into the game as the favorite by a few points and it should be a fun matchup to watch.

Is the fourth time a charm for the Predacons? Will the Baltimorons continue their amazing point totals for one more week? Whose holiday season will include the late gift of championship hardware? We've got one weekend to find out.

Merry Christmas and good luck this week!

Thanks to all for another fun season!!

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