Wednesday, November 26, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 13 Preview

The Playoff Picture

Entering the final week of the regular season, we know a few things for sure.

The Predacons have claimed the #1 seed for 2008 (and the curse that comes with it). The Vipers and Baltimorons will be in the top three for sure, and Misfits, Inc. are almost surely in after a stunning comeback from a 29 point deficit on Monday night. That leaves half of the postseason spots up for grabs, with six teams fighting for four spots.

If the Renegades, Brewers, Lightning, or Marauders win, they're in. After that it starts getting more complicated. See, the Renegades and Marauders play each other. As do the Dumbbums and haw, the other two teams with a chance to earn a playoff berth. It's going to be a wild week in the 3FL!

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 90 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 30 points
Michael Turner (RB/Atl) - 29 points
Randy Moss (WR/NE) - 24 points
Minnesota Vikings Defense - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 42/72 - 58.33%
League Voting: 38/72 - 52.78%
Yahoo! Projections: 37/72 - 51.39%

Remember, the voting deadline is THURSDAY @ 12:30pm this week. Go vote before you eat!

Week 13 Information

Thursday Early: Tennessee Titans @ Detroit Lions
Thursday Late: Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys
Thursday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings
Monday Night: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Predacons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
In a week of meaningful games, this one is not a part of the hype. Its outcome won't affect clinching or seeding or anything else. It could pull the Chair out of the basement or give the Preds double digits in the win column, but no one else will be paying attention...

Misfits, Inc. (-2) vs. Rough Riders
Now that FitzCorp has all but clinched a playoff spot, they have to be one of the favorites to win it all. Even with Donovan McNabb on the bench of both his NFL and 3FL teams. The Riders could break the record for least team points in a season this week, but they have a much better record than anyone could have thought after losing their top pick and team leader in the first 15 minutes of the season.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Both of these teams have been a roller coaster this year, with lofty highs and stomach dropping lows. So which will it be this week? All I know is that it will probably all come down to the RBs from both teams. And Kurt Warner, of course.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Coach Thad needs this win to get his team into the playoffs, and the 'Morons are on cruise control. The last two weeks have shown us how Coach Drew's team performs when there is no pressure on them. But can a three game losing streak be good to take into the first week of postseason play?

And the games of the week...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
What a great matchup for the last week of the season! These two are both on the outside looking in, but the victor alone will have a shot at playing next week. It's a classic QB shootout for sure, but just wait for Monday night. Matt Jones, still not suspended from the NFL, diving to make a TD grab in the final seconds to decide which team's season is over. How can you sleep?

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Win and you're in. It's as simple as that. The loser still has a chance at a playoff berth, but here in the 3FL you just never know what is going to happen. Almost half of the Renegades players are active on Thanksgiving while the most important ones for Coach Hoss don't take their place at the table until Sunday and Monday night. Who will feast? And who will have indigestion? It's going to be great! More gravy for everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

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