Thursday, December 15, 2016

3FL Notes: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

The curse strikes again! The Marauders won ten games this season but are relegated to the consolation bracket after a four point loss to the #8 seeded Stompers in the quarterfinals. What's going to happen this week?

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2016 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 1,266 regular season games we have scored a combined 157,671 points.

Don't forget about the Saturday night game this week (in addition to Thursday night). Make sure your lineup is set.



Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 112 points (T-2nd, playoffs all-time)

Player MVPs:
Bilal Powell (RB/NYJ/SS) - 29 points
Atlanta Falcons Defense (MI) - 27 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE/tH) - 24 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 1/4 - 25%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/4 - 50%

Go vote!



Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Saturday Night: Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets
Sunday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Washington Redskins



Semifinal Games
(Winners play in 3FL SuperBowl XVI, losers play for 3rd Place)

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #6 Dumbbums
With the Marauders eliminated it's looking like FitzCorp is our team of destiny this season. The curse did its part and things are aligning for our top scoring team of all time to make a run at the trophy. Of course they'll have to get past the 'Bums first (and their three middling QBs). It looks to be close but all signs point to the Corporation punching a ticket to their fourth SuperBowl.

#4 Baltimorons vs. #8 Stiletto Stompers
How about those Stompers? They scored the third lowest total this year and snuck into the last playoff spot after losing three of their last four games and ending with a sub-500 record. And then they knock off the #1 seed. Are they just getting warmed up in the postseason? The 'Morons have played in our last two SuperBowls and they could make it three with a win here as the favorite. That's pretty impressive.

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

#1 Marauders vs. #5 the HAW
Ouch. Coach Hoss and his ten win team felt the full power of the curse last week as injuries and coaching decisions brought them just short of a spot in the semis. The CAPS did ok last week - they actually would have beaten five of the other playoff teams. But these two will make for an entertaining consolation game. So there's that?

#3 Phys. Ed. Phenoms vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
After last year's disappointment it looked like PEP was on track for a deep run in the playoffs. They avoided the curse, scored a bunch of points, ended up in the top three, etc. But it was not to be, as they scored the lowest total in their entire 3FL history last week. That's usually not good for a quarterfinal win. SpiVi didn't do all that much better, but this week they'll each have a chance to earn a spot in the 5th place game. Meh.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

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