Thursday, December 16, 2010

3FL Notes: S10: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

What just happened? All four top seeds held serve and advanced to the second round during our lowest scoring playoff week of all time. Other playoff records were posted as well (but not any of the good ones). Will we see more of the same this week? Or is someone about to shake up the party?

All individual team pages and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2010 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Playoff records now include last week's misery.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: ray ray haw - 74 points

Player MVPs:
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense - 25 points
Michael Turner (RB/Atl) - 23 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 19 points
Andre Johnson (WR/Hou) - 19 points
Michael Vick (QB/Phi) - 19 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 2/4 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/4 - 75%

Go vote! The polls close at 8:20pm on Thursday.

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ San Diego Chargers
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings

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

#1 ray ray haw vs. #4 Renegades
This is a mismatch if there ever was one. The #1 seeded, top scoring haw rolled into the semis by outscoring everyone else in the league last week. The Renegades somehow got here even though they tied for the fifth lowest team score ever in a playoff game. Plus their starting QB is concussed and their backup had an appendectomy a week and a half ago. But think about this - the last time Coach Val was a 20+ point playoff underdog she won the SuperBowl.

#3 Misfits, Inc. vs. #2 The Comfy Chair
FitzCorp is the only team of our final four that doesn't already have its name on the coveted trophy. This, however, does not concern the other three. The Chair squeaked through to the second round by holding off the Predacons in OT on Monday night, but this game will go in the opposite order. All of the Misfits will be finished after the 1pm games on Sunday. That leaves four pieces of furniture left to mount a comeback and put the Chair back into the big game. I hope everyone is OK staying up late on Sunday night to see what happens!

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

#5 Stiletto Stompers vs #8 Baltimorons
The Stompers were the second highest scoring team in the league this year. They actually averaged the fourth most points per week in the history of the 3FL. And then the playoffs happened, and Coach Bev's team posted the lowest point total EVER by a team in a playoff week. And now they are the underdog to the last seeded 'Morons. It just goes to show that anything is possible in the 3FL...

#6 Lightning vs. #7 Predacons
Remember after week eight when these teams were #1 and #2 in the league? This would have been a better game to watch in week nine rather than here in the consolation bracket. It looks like this will be a good matchup, though, and we know one thing for sure - the Predacons highest scoring players will most likely be on the bench. It will all come down to MNF to decide the winner. The battle for fifth place is on!

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl is one win away!

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