Thursday, December 12, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

Well, how about that. All four of our top seeds survived and advanced to the next round of the playoffs. That's only happened one other time in our history. We've got last year's winner and the entire 3FL South still in the mix. There are going to be some amazing matchups this week.

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 2013 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold - and there are a lot of them. Take a look! Through 1,032 regular season games we have scored a combined 124,817 points.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: THE Haw - 93 points

Player MVPs:
Josh McCown (QB/Chi) - 38 points (2nd all-time)
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 31 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 30 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 3/4 - 75%
Yahoo! Projections: 4/4 - 100%

Go vote!

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos
Sunday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions

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

#1 Lightning vs. #4 Dumbbums
This game really would be better if it was played next week for the title, but we'll have to settle for having our two powerhouses face off in the semis for a ticket to the SuperBowl. These two were first and second in scoring this season and both earned their way onto the 3FL Records list for most points scored in a season (among other superlatives). Thursday will be a good indicator, but the Sunday and Monday night games will tell the story. Can they keep up these ridiculous numbers? We shall see.

#2 THE Haw vs. #3 Predacons
The 3FL South is guaranteed to be represented in the big game this year. These two ended the season separated by 1/2 game in their record and 1 point in their scoring total. They split their regular season series, with the CAPS edging out the Preds by two points in week 13 to win the division title. Now they'll face off with a shot at the league title on the line. Coach HAW hasn't lost since week five (that was the first week in OCTOBER!) and with a win here he'll reach 10 in a row and tie himself for second all-time on the winning streak list. Can Coach Sinkerbeam keep up?

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

#5 Yuengling Brewers vs. #8 Marauders
Both of these teams gave their heavily favored opponents a good run last week but fell short to a couple of significant comebacks. The one thing we know about this game is that RGIII is out for the rest of the season, leaving the Brew Crew to plug in Joe Flacco for the remainder of the playoffs. That turn of events might not be ideal for them, but it will make for some dramatic fantasy football action as the two starting QBs will face off head-to-head on MNF.

#6 Spiked Vipers vs. #7 Misfits, Inc.
Yikes. It looks like these two took the brunt of the injuries last week, with SpiVi getting a late RB scratch and FitzCorp losing AP and Wes Welker long before their games were over. They'll limp into this week with a chance to move on in the consolation bracket, but don't be too sure that we'll get a true postseason matchup. Is it possible that they both have now stopped paying attention?

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

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