Thursday, November 22, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 12 Preview

Our first two playoff spots were claimed last week - one by our highest scoring team and one by our lowest scoring team. What?

Don't forget that the trade deadline is tomorrow. You know, for trading players between teams. Whatever that's like.

The NFL bye weeks are over and we have only two weeks left to earn the last six tickets to the postseason. Let's do this!!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 91 points

Player MVPs:
Robert Griffin III (QB/Was) - 32 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 24 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 22 points
Andy Dalton (QB/Cin) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 36/66 - 54.55%
League Voting: 35/66 - 53.03%
Yahoo! Projections: 37/66 - 56.06%

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

Week 12 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: New England Patriots @ New York Jets
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Philadelphia Eagles

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
These two come into this game with identical records and total points scored within 10 of each other for the first 11 weeks. They are currently 8 and 9 in the standings but whoever takes the loss this week will be guaranteed a losing season (and not guaranteed a spot in the playoffs). It should be closer than the projections and we'll have to wait until prime time to sort things out for real.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
SpiVi is coming off a pretty good week - they scored the most points in the league, moved into the top spot in scoring for the year, and claimed the first spot in the playoffs. So they can take a couple of weeks off, right? Probably not. Drew Brees might outscore the Preds by himself.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
The Stompers improbable run as top scorers of the week is over, but they still have some spoiling to do. Plus they can still make the playoffs with two wins and a little luck. If the CAPs want to make it into the postseason they had better pick it up (and pick the right QB from that bunch of guys on the roster).

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
In a normal world this would be a battle for division supremacy. Of course, in a normal world the Renegades wouldn't be riding a five game losing streak and teetering on playoff elimination. Did you know that the 'Morons have scored 109 less points than the 'Gades so far this season? I'm sure you know that that makes no difference at all.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
I hope you're hungry. These teams have a combined seven players going on Thanksgiving day and then they'll wrap it up with some Cam Newton on Monday night. The Marauders are already guaranteed the division title and a postseason spot, but another win couldn't hurt. The 'Bums need this one to have a real shot at the playoffs. It's another divisional classic in the making.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
It just about comes down to this for the 3FL North, and it's going to be a good one. RGIII vs. Matty Ice (who won't score negative points this week) is the key matchup, but it looks like the RBs might be the difference. It will take us from Thanksgiving all the way through until Monday night. Here we go!

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

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