Friday, December 20, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

What. A. Week.

Our semifinals were everything you could ask for, from being the highest scoring playoff week of all time (by nearly 60 points!) to having a total of 3 points separate the winners of the two championship bracket games. We even had a last minute TD flip an outcome and a MNF comeback to seal a SuperBowl berth.

Seems like we're in for an exciting championship week in all of our matchups!

Remember that the Thursday games are finally finished but there are three Saturday games this week. The last game of our playoffs is this Monday night. Happy Festivus of football!

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 117 points

Player MVPs:
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 42 points (most, playoffs all-time)
Jameis Winston (QB/TB/MI) - 31 points
Ezekiel Elliott (RB/Dal/SV) - 27 points
Minnesota Vikings Defense (YB) - 27 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 6/8 - 75%

Week 16 Information
Saturday Afternoon: Houston Texans @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Saturday Late: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots
Saturday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Chicago Bears
Monday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#6 Marauders vs. #8 Stiletto Stompers
These teams posted the lowest two scores in the quarterfinals and then again in the semis, so I guess it makes sense that they ended up here. One of them will at least get a win and not end up in eighth place. Perhaps it will be the one with a healthy kicker (and also Pat Mahomes).

For 5th Place:
#5 the HAW vs. #7 Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew outscored everyone else one week too late. Now they have a chance to face the CAPS to win the consolation bracket and start next season on a two game winning streak. These two have at least one player in every single time slot so it will be a long weekend of football. Whoever makes the right choice at QB and DEF has a definite advantage.

For 3rd Place:
#3 Predacons vs. #4 Spiked Vipers
It's appropriate that the top two scoring teams in regular season history face off in championship week, but shouldn't it be for more than a digital bronze trophy? I mean, it's been 19 straight years for the Preds without a title, so that one is a given. But SpiVi was ahead by a point with :03 left in the last game of their semifinal matchup. 3 seconds! And their defense gave up a TD to drop their total by 2 and watch their team lose by one. This one should be high flying fun, but does it really matter?

3FL SuperBowl XIX
#1 Lightning vs. #2 Misfits, Inc.
Our 2019 champion will come from the 3FL North. What a matchup we have in store, with our top two seeds facing off in the postseason finale. The Bolts are looking to keep the trophy on their mantle for a second year in a row (and third time overall) while FitzCorp won their only title in 2016. These two are evenly matched but they'll have to navigate the Q tags spread across their rosters.

The Lightning have lost only twice in their last 21 games, but one of those losses was against Misfits, Inc. just three weeks ago. Can the Corporation do it again? Or will Coach Thad take back-to-back titles and continue their ridiculous run atop the league? Things start tonight but won't be decided until each team has their final player on MNF. Can we handle any more prime time drama?

Good luck this week!

Thanks to all for another fun season!!

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