Thursday, November 24, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 12 Preview

No additional playoff spots were claimed last week, so we enter the final two weeks of the regular season with a lot to be settled. NFL bye weeks are over and the battles are on to claim the last six tickets to the postseason.

Can you believe that all four divisions are still up for grabs and every 3FL team still has a shot a the playoffs? Let's do this!!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 97 points

Player MVPs:
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det) - 32 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 23 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 33/66 - 50%
League Voting: 34/66 - 51.52%
Yahoo! Projections: 33/66 - 50%

The voting deadline is before the first game starts at 12:30pm on Thanksgiving! Go vote!!

Week 12 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: New York Giants @ New Orleans Saints

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 12:

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This one is going to be so close that even their benches are projected to score the same number of points. A Preds win would guarantee them the top playoff seed, but who wants that? It's still a curse if the bad thing happens 90% of the time, right?

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Lightning
This just in: the Bolts can still win the 3FL North. They'll need to win out and get some help, but it is possible. FitzCorp is mired in a four game losing streak that saw them go from having a lead in the division to clawing to keep a hold on a postseason berth. They control their own destiny, but it won't be easy.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Is this week shaping up to have the best matchups or what? Another close battle here, with Tom Brady running up the score before everyone crosses their fingers while watching Coach Drew's kicker on MNF.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
SpiVi has been the top scoring team the past two weeks in a row, and there's no reason that trend won't continue. They just jumped ahead of the Marauders to take the total points lead as well. We'll know a lot more about this game after the Thursday games - these teams combine to start almost half of their players on Thanksgiving day.

Marauders (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
Coach Hoss just did an overhaul of his squad, adding and dropping 6 players in preparation for this week's games. But that doesn't change the fact that Colt McCoy is his starting QB. Still, he'll have a slight edge against the Seats, who are in desperate need of a win to stay in the playoff hunt.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
This is going to be a five day battle with the loser teetering on the brink of missing the playoffs. They each have players active from Thursday afternoon until Monday night, with that final prime time matchup including two from each team. Their QBs will face off against each other and their RBs are coming out of the same backfield. It should be a great one.

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 11 Preview

Another playoff spot has been claimed but we still have six up for grabs with only three weeks left in the regular season. Our second round of intradivisional games is here and with that comes an interesting fact - eleven teams still have a shot at winning their respective divisions. Let's start those battles!

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 88 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 30 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 24 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 29/60 - 48.33%
League Voting: 31/60 - 51.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 29/60 - 48.33%

The voting deadline for this week (and all following weeks) is before the THURSDAY night game! Go vote!!

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: New York Jets @ Denver Broncos
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots
Bye Week: Texans, Colts, Saints, Steelers

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 11:

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
With last weeks win the Preds are have secured a spot in the postseason and are tied for the best record in the league. Perhaps they'll just take the last three weeks of the season off. The 'Morons haven't won in three weeks and are no longer a lock for the playoffs unless they finish strong.  This final bye week isn't going to be helpful to them.

Spiked Vipers (-2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
These two have matching records and are trying to surge above .500 for a direct line to the playoffs. But the Vipers have emerged as a late season powerhouse and don't look to slow down any time soon. They may be projected at 70 points per week for the rest of the year.

Misfits, Inc (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Do you believe that the newlyweds could tie FitzCorp for the best record in the North Division with a win this week? It will come down to the Giants/Eagles game on Sunday night to set the stage for Tom Brady to attempt a Monday night comeback. The Renegades TE choice could be the most important one of the week.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Both of these teams are clawing toward a playoff berth, but the 'Bums are going to have a difficult time with five players on a bye this week. Will they fill the starting lineup? As for the furniture, will Michael Vick even play at all? It will be a good one. But a low scoring one.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
I can't believe I just typed that. 2-8 (-1/2) vs. 8-2? It's looking that way. Our first place haw are busy preparing for the postseason (plus their two best players are on a bye). Don't look now, but the Bolts still have a shot at the division title and a playoff spot. What?

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Coach Hoss' team is currently the #2 seed and at the top of the league points total, scoring over 700 points in our first 10 weeks. But he'll have to face the rest of the year without a big part of that effort. Matt Schaub is out for the season, replaced Cutler. Ouch. That might not stop them this week but the long term projections are, obviously, not as good.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 10 Preview

Only four regular season games remain with seven playoff spots up for grabs, so it's about to get even more interesting in the 3FL. And rivalry week is a great beginning to the drama.

Thursday games on the NFL Network begin this week and run for the rest of our season, so make sure you have your players set for those games before they start. And make sure you vote on the 3FL games before then too!

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 93 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 30 points
Vincent Jackson (WR/SD) - 25 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 25 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 27/54 - 50%
League Voting: 29/54 - 53.7%
Yahoo! Projections: 26/54 - 48.15%

The voting deadline for this week is before the THURSDAY night game! Go vote!!

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ New York Jets
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: None

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs Dumbbums
Another tie? Maybe. Cam Newton and Megatron are back for the 'Morons and that gives them a slight edge. We'll know more about the Dumbbums week after Thursday night, but it's going to come down to one player on MNF. Just like it should.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
I'm still waiting for the smack talk, but this one will live up to its rivalry week legacy. Could it be the Brew Crew that hands the haw their second loss in 16 weeks? With a healthy Matthew Stafford and the Welker/Jets D cannibalization it is possible. But so is another win for Coach haw.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
The Vipers are projected to win big this week and I can't see it any other way. Aaron Rodgers might be all they need. The Chair should score a bunch of points, but the Vipers will probably outscore the rest of the league.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
We finally get our twin matchup this year and it's a good one. The Renegades need to win here to move toward a possible playoff berth, but the matchups are looking good for the Stompers. The star QBs will hold the key. Brees or Brady - who ya got?

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Lightning
What was that? Last week the lowly Bolts earned their second win and outscored everyone else. Meanwhile, the points leading Marauders scored the lowest team total. Those trends won't carry over to rivalry week, but Coach ThadTotti has more of a chance than you think. And he better take it if he wants any shot at the postseason.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Even with a losing record FitzCorp is in control of the 3FL North, but that doesn't mean they can rest. Things are looking good for them to climb back to .500 this week, but don't count out the Preds comeback effort. It will be a stressful prime time for both.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 9 Preview

Stat corrections for week 8 have been posted and the Buffalo Defense was awarded an additional sack, giving the Baltimorons one more point and pulling them even with the Yuengling Brewers for our (and Coach Drew's) second tie of the year. Perhaps if he actually started a second RB or third WR it would be a win instead! This interesting season continues...

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 89 points

Player MVPs:
Detroit Lions Defense - 29 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det) - 24 points
Ray Rice (RB/Bal) - 22 points
Buffalo Bills Defense - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 24/48 - 50%
League Voting: 25/48 - 52.08%
Yahoo! Projections: 22/48 - 45.83%

Go vote!

Week 9 Information

Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles
Bye Week: Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, Vikings

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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Coach Hoss continues to pile up the points this year, already eclipsing the 600 point mark and outscoring the rest of the league in three of our eight weeks of competition. It's a good thing Adrian Peterson is on a bye or this one wouldn't even be interesting - with all of the Stompers injuries and matchups and everything.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Somehow, relying on the underachievement of others, the Predacons continue to win. And somehow the Renegades and Tom Brady continue to lose. So both of those things just might happen again. But it's looking like Darren McFadden is out for this weekend. All bets are off.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Dumbbums
Speaking of Darren McFadden the Vipers sure hope he can't play so that Michael Bush can start for the Raiders instead. Actually, it shouldn't take much more than Aaron Rodgers this week. These teams have a combined five reasons to watch the Steelers/Ravens on Sunday night to wrap this one up (and that's with Coach Coaldog keeping Big Ben on the bench).

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The haw have lost only one time in their last 14 weeks. 14 weeks! That's a single loss in more than an entire regular season's worth of games! They will continue to roll this week against a FitzCorp team with a bunch of tough matchups. At least Coach Tim-A gets to watch the E-A-G-L-E-S in prime time again.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Lightning
What is going on in the atmosphere? The Lightning are one loss away from adding their name to the losing streak list. Perhaps the Tebow era is already over? They could definitely double their win total this week (since the Baltimorons are without the services of Cam Newton and Megatron), but why should we trust them? Perhaps the Baltimorons will stage a MNF comeback for their third tie this year instead.

And the game of the week...

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
First they replace a win with a tie thanks to a stat correction, and now they have to deal with Matthew Stafford on a bye. The Brewers aren't in for an easy week especially since the Chair need a victory to stay in the playoff race. Michael Vick on Monday night for the comeback win!

Good luck this week.