Thursday, November 27, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 13 Preview

Only one more playoff ticket was punched last week, so we're in for some drama this last week of the season. In addition to our six remaining postseason spots that are up for grabs there are still two division titles in question and multiple 3FL records that could be broken (both league and individual, both good and bad).

Stick around for the thrilling regular season conclusion!

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 97 points

Player MVPs:
Peyton Manning (QB/Den/D) - 31 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal/YB) - 27 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO/TCC) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 48/72 - 66.67%
League Voting: 43/72 - 59.72%
Yahoo! Projections: 47/72 - 65.28%

It's the last week of the regular season. Go vote before the first Thanksgiving game!

Week 13 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Predacons (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
This is our only game that is devoid of league-wide drama. The Stompers are already out and the Predacons are already into the playoffs. It's Coach Sinkerbeam's 13th postseason trip in 14 years. Regardless of the outcome of this game, Coach Bev needs to score at least 61 points to keep from adding her name to the list of lowest season total scores of all time.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Our last two SuperBowl champions meet this week to decide a lot of things. A playoff spot and possibly the North Division title are on the line. There is a chance that they will both make the postseason no matter the result, though. That's what scoring over 800 points in the first dozen weeks will do for you.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
FitzCorp pulled out a stunning victory last Monday night to jump up to the top of the 3FL North. There is, however, an outside chance that they could miss the playoffs. Everything would have to go wrong, but it could happen. As for the Renegades, they need a win here and for everything to go right.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Coach HAW held off a furious comeback attempt by the Bolts last week and secured the #1 seed in the process. But, is that a good thing? The Chair has the same record as four other teams but they are on the outside looking in right now. They need a win but they also need some luck with their RB situation.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Marauders are officially out of the postseason picture after their fifth loss in a row and seventh in the last eight games. Things haven't gone their way since Big Ben scored all of those points on the bench. The Brew Crew has the opposite problem - they had two of the top three scorers in the league last week (both of their QBs). I'll bet Coach Hoss would be ok ending the season with a W and knocking the Beermen out of the playoffs.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
The winner of this game wins the South Division and is guaranteed a playoff spot. The loser is probably also in but with a much lower seed. Coach Drew has added to their league leading point total and is within reach of earning a top five all-time season total (91 points), but I imagine that a win here would be enough for him.

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 12 Preview

Rivalry Week gave us the fierce battles we expected. It also gave us our lowest scoring week of the year. And no other postseason spots were claimed, leaving us just two weeks for ten teams to battle for seven spots.

Here we go!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 96 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/B) - 25 points
Mike Evans (WR/TB/SV) - 22 points
Jamaal Charles (RB/KC/P) - 17 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 43/66 - 65.15%
League Voting: 40/66 - 60.61%
Yahoo! Projections: 42/66 - 63.64%

Go vote!

Week 12 Information

Thursday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Don't look now, but the 'Morons have outscored the league two weeks in a row (putting up 200+ during that time) and have jumped up into the final playoff spot for now. The Marauders have lost four straight but still have a glimmer of hope for the postseason. This is going to be a great one, all the way through MNF.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Stompers are the only team that is mathematically eliminated from the postseason at this point, but that doesn't mean they can't play the spoiler for the rest of the season. But SpiVi is set on keeping themselves at the top of the 3FL South and riding a winning streak into the playoffs. The matchups have the same idea.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The Preds managed to climb back up into second place with a win last week, but that doesn't mean that their postseason spot is secured. It (and the division title) could be, though, if they can manage to beat Matt Ryan and the Renegades. Can Jamaal Charles start things off on the right foot on Thursday night?

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The Brew Crew is outside of the playoff picture right now, but they are in good shape to move up in the next couple of weeks. A win against the Chair would tie their records but let the Brewers leapfrog them in the standings. This is an even battle but the RBs look like the key. And waiting for the QBs in prime time.

And the games of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. the HAW
This is going to be an amazing battle. The HAW may have lost two in a row (WHAAAT?) but we all know about their regular season streaks. And the Lightning are currently W-5, leading the league in scoring, and are at the top of the all-square 3FL North. Injuries may tip the balance so we'll just have to see who ends up on the field at game time.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Speaking of the tied North Division, its other two members face off in a matchup that will have playoff implications. Bye week fill-ins will be important (thank goodness these are the last byes of the year), but it is probably going to come down to one RB on Sunday Night to decide who jumps ahead in the rankings.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 11 Preview

The HAW saw their winning streak come to an end last week, but they managed to claim our first playoff spot anyway. We only have three more weeks to decide the other seven.

Get ready to kick off the second round of intra-divisional games with Rivalry Week! It's going to be an exciting end of the season.

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 110 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/B) - 42 points
Marshawn Lynch (RB/Sea/L) - 32 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den/D) - 32 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 39/60 - 65%
League Voting: 36/60 - 60%
Yahoo! Projections: 38/60 - 63.33%

Go vote!!

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts
Monday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee Titans
Bye Week: Cowboys, Jaguars, Jets, Ravens

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

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The Bolts are on quite a roll. They are holding the longest current winning streak (at four games) and have crept within four points of the league lead. And somehow they are only 5-5 and in last place in the 3FL North. FitzCorp isn't doing too bad themselves - they have won their last three and are leading that division. But Brady and Gronk are going to decide which streak ends this week.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The CAPS lost last week for only the second time in 18 regular season games. Are they ready to start a new streak? Regardless of the records, this rivalry game is always exciting and this time will be no different. With five combined players (four from the HAW) going on Sunday night, it will be the game to stay up and watch. If you are able to do that sort of thing.

Renegades (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Our two last place teams face off in a divisional battle from a rivalry that goes WAY back. The Renegades have a huge advantage in projected points but we have yet to see who will be starting at RB and WR for the Stompers. Like, if anyone will be actually. It might not be pretty.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Things have leveled out for these two lately and the Chair is coming off of their second blowout loss in the last three weeks. They are both still in good shape for a postseason bid, but a win here would be really helpful in that effort. All eyes will be on Martavis Bryant on MNF.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
What a high-flying battle this is going to be. The Vipers put an end to the HAW's streak last week and ousted the Marauders to claim the top spot in the South division for the first time since week two. Coach Hoss' team has lost their last three and have been on a downhill slide since Roethlisberger was breaking records on their bench. They'll combine to start five players on MNF. Like you need another reason to watch.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Rodgers vs. Manning. That's about all you need to know about this great matchup. The 'Bums jumped up into the 2nd spot in the league last week at the same time the 'Morons were scoring 110 points. They are both capable of putting a ton of points on the board but someone has to lose this one. Or maybe it will be our first tie of the year?

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 10 Preview

The HAW won again and extended their streak to seven games, and we had two divisional sweeps last week - the North over the West and the East over the South. So, business as usual.

Buckle up for another six teams on a bye this week. Why did they do this again?

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 89 points

Player MVPs:
Andrew Luck (QB/Ind/tH) - 31 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE/L) - 28 points
Ryan Tannehill (QB/Mia/YB) - 25 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 35/54 - 64.81%
League Voting: 32/54 - 59.26%
Yahoo! Projections: 34/54 - 62.96%

You should go vote now.

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Bye Week: Chargers, Colts, Patriots, Redskins, Texans, Vikings

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 10:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
With the suddenly resurgent Tom Brady on a bye, things are primed for a Lightning loss after three straight wins. But the Stompers have their own bye problems. And they seem to only be able to beat teams in the top two spots of the standings.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Coach HAW came back from a 28 point deficit on Monday night and ended up outscoring the rest of the league. In fact, his three MNF players scored as many (or more) points as any of the 3FL West's entire teams in week nine. The CAPS are hit hard with the bye this week but so are the Vipers. And even though they are trotting out Kyle Orton and a RB to be named later, why would you bet against a team that is 17-1 in their last 18 regular season games?

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
It looks like Big Ben is going to get the start after scoring 86 points while sitting on the bench during the last two Marauders' losses. But 6 TDs won't happen again this week and the Renegades will give them a run for their money with Matt Ryan back behind center. Coach Val needs a victory here to have a shot at the postseason.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The 'Bums could overtake the Preds in the rankings with a head-to-head win in this rematch of Super Bowl XIII. Peyton Manning gets to feast on Oakland's Defense while Coach Sinkerbeam gets to choose between Mark Sanchez and Jay Cutler. Plus, he has a little too much riding on the mediocre Thursday night matchup.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
After all of this silly bye week talk, can you believe that the 'Morons don't have a single player with a week off for this matchup? That will surely help them against the Furniture and the RBs are the story here. As long as Aaron Rodgers throws TDs to someone other than Jordy Nelson on SNF.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
This one is turning out to be relatively equal across the board. The matchups even out and they both have relatively even bye week issues. The Brew Crew will have to be on top of some game time injury statuses, so the edge goes to the Corporation. As long as they choose the right starting QB.

Good luck this week.