Thursday, December 14, 2017

3FL Notes: S17: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

The curse! Again!! The Bolts fell to the #8 seed Phenoms and the top team now has only a single title in 17 seasons. Yikes. What's going to happen this week?

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2017 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 1,344 regular season games we have scored a combined 169,933 points.

Don't forget about the two Saturday games this week (in addition to Thursday night). Make sure your lineup is set.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 102 points

Player MVPs:
Le'Veon Bell (RB/Pit/D) - 29 points
Carson Wentz (QB/Phi/MI) - 28 points
Jordan Howard (RB/Chi/MI) - 26 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 0/4 - 0%

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts
Saturday Late: Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Saturday Night: LA Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Oakland Raiders
Monday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

#3 Misfits, Inc. vs. #7 Baltimorons
The top two seeds are now out of the championship bracket, so you'd think that FitzCorp would be the obvious favorite to repeat and win the title. But Carson Wentz's torn ACL changed those odds right away. The 'Morons are favored by 20 points in this one but it should be closer than that. Although the return of JuJu and Gronk might seal the SuperBowl invite for Coach Drew before Devonta Freeman even takes the field on MNF.

#4 Dumbbums vs. #8 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
That was quite a strategy by PEP. Losing the last three games in the regular season so they could outscore everyone in the quarterfinals and use the curse to their advantage? Brilliant. And now they're projected to advance to their first ever SuperBowl. They just have to get past Le'Veon Bell and the 'Bums. Thursday night is important but the starting QB decision for each team could tip the advantage.

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

#1 Lightning vs. #5 the HAW
All the warnings were there, but someone has to be the top seed. Now Brady and Brown are relegated to the consolation games where they'll meet the just-reactivated Aaron Rodgers. He comes back from injury just one week too late for the CAPS (who watched their QB score -4 points in their first round game). It will be an exciting one. So there's that.

#2 Stiletto Stompers vs. #6 Predacons
Zero for 34. Sigh. It's another season without a title for both of these teams, with neither ever winning the 3FL championship in our 17 years. It really looked like it was the Stompers' year but things didn't go their way last week. The Preds would've beaten five other teams in the quarterfinals but not the one they played against. I know it's only for a shot at 5th place but this looks like the best matchup of the week.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

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