Friday, December 16, 2011

3FL Notes: S11: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

That was a pretty crazy first round of the postseason. It was our second highest scoring playoff week of all time, and half of our games came down to the final seconds of Monday Night Football. Interestingly enough, the four teams that remain are the top four teams in the regular season standings - if you don't take divisions into consideration.

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2011 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 876 regular season games we have scored a combined 105,150 points.

As of this moment we have played exactly 1,000 3FL games.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 92 points

Player MVPs:
Maurice Jones-Drew (RB/Jax) - 30 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 30 points
Detroit Lions Defense - 27 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 4/4 - 100%
Yahoo! Projections: 4/4 - 100%

The Predacons and the 3FL were 4/4 in week 14 voting

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

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Atlanta Falcons
Saturday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ San Diego Chargers
Monday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Francisco 49ers

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

#1 Predacons vs. #5 ray ray haw
The Preds used a prime time comeback to seal their victory last week, setting up this South Division battle for the third time this season. The haw lost both regular season matchups but they seem to have a slight edge in this one as they try to advance to their fourth Super Bowl. How fun that it will come down to MNF, with their defenses squaring off against each other for a chance at the trophy. And the Steelers are playing, too.

#2 Yuengling Brewers vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
Our other semifinal is a battle within the East Division. This week is shaping up to be like the old hockey playoffs. Anyway, the Brewers outlasted the Chair in the quarterfinals while posting their highest scoring week of the season. For their effort they run into the red hot Vipers, who are big favorites with their big names going up against friendly competition this week. Don't count out Matthew Stafford, though. He has put these beer makers on his back before.

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

#4 Misfits, Inc. vs. #8 Stiletto Stompers
One more yard. That's all Jake Ballard needed to give FitzCorp the win last week. It didn't help that their bench outscored their starters (and ray ray haw's starters, too). But now the battle is on for fifth place. The Stompers are going to need a Brees miracle to pull this one out, although the Ravens Defense might have a few surprises.

#3 Marauders vs. #7 The Comfy Chair
The battle of the West Division wraps up our second playoff week. Coach Hoss' team is quite depleted, with five of his players on the injury report. Both of his QBs are Q. Ouch. Adrian Peterson may be back this week, but that's one week too late. The comfy ones have to hope that they get a little better luck than their two point loss in the first round. Scoring 90 points will surely earn a win this week.

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

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