Thursday, December 13, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

Well, what do you know. Another crazy first round of the playoffs. Our top three seeds are all bounced from the bracket, we had our highest scoring player (Team Defense) in postseason history, and half of our games came down to a Monday Night Football comeback.

Note: All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2012 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold - and there are a lot of them. Through 954 regular season games we have scored a combined 114,995 points.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 101 points

Player MVPs:
Seattle Seahawks Defense - 39 points (#1 all time - player points, playoff week)
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 28 points
Eli Manning (QB/NYG) - 25 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

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

Coach Thadtotti was 4/4 in week 14 voting

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

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: New York Jets @ Tennessee Titans

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

#4 THE Haw vs. #8 Misfits, Inc.
WOW. Even though they were the last team to sneak into the playoffs, FitzCorp took out the top seed and the game wasn't ever really in doubt. Meanwhile THE Haw came back from being down 45 points on Sunday at 4:30pm. It will be Manning vs. Manning, top RB vs. top RB, and a Thursday night start for both of these two to earn a spot in the SuperBowl. An instant classic in the making.

#6 Baltimorons vs. #7 Lightning
This one will be a great battle to see who ends up as the underdog in the SuperBowl. The 'Morons topped the century mark last week - that's more than their combined total in the two weeks prior. The 'Bolts completed an improbable MNF comeback but lost a couple of players in the process. And by lost I mean he may not have a full complement of starters for the rest of the playoffs. An unfortunate occurrence in Coach Thadtotti's bid to play in his first ever SuperBowl.

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

#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #5 Predacons
The curse strikes again. SpiVi's hopes for a second trophy plate are dashed for this season, but that doesn't mean that they can't (and won't) win out and end up in 5th place. Disappointing for sure, but the curse is 11/12 so far. The Preds had a chance to make it all low seeds in the semifinals, but they once again left the necessary points on the bench. It's a 2012 theme for them. And they probably aren't finished with it.

#2 Marauders vs. #3 Yuengling Brewers
This was supposed to be the matchup that would get one of these two into the SuperBowl. Instead the loser of this game is going to be playing to avoid 8th place. Coach Hoss kept two kickers on his playoff roster. Did he somehow know that Robbie Gould was going to be injured and on IR? The Brew Crew now has to give up the trophy after displaying it for the past year. This is going to be the best but most depressing game of the week.

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

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