Thursday, December 24, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

It was another high flying playoff week in the 3FL! Our semifinals jumped ahead of last week's total and became the new second highest scoring postseason week of all time. Five of our eight teams ended up with more than 100 points.

There are games across four straight days this SuperBowl week, starting with the Vikings/Saints matchup on Christmas afternoon (Friday) and stretching all the way until Monday night. There are six NFL games outside of the usual Sunday afternoon time slots. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 120 points

Player MVPs:
Jalen Hurts (QB/Phi/P) - 36 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/MI) - 34 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/tH) - 30 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 4/8 - 50%

Week 16 Information
Christmas Afternoon: Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints
Saturday Early: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Detroit Lions
Saturday Late: San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
Saturday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Las Vegas Raiders
Sunday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots

It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #4 Dumbbums
As the Steelers fate has gone recently, so too has that of the 'Bums. They scored only 43 points last week and had to watch as their players from Pittsburgh sat out, got injured or threw the ball to nobody in particular. It might not be any better for them this week, as FitzCorp will lean on starts Derrick Henry and Josh Allen to not end up in the last place of the playoffs.

For 5th Place:
#6 the HAW vs. #8 Renegades
Both of these teams rebounded in week 15 and scored above the century mark. I mean, they were our league's second and third place scorers for the entire regular season, so that makes sense. It's just a week too late. But it does set up a great matchup to win the consolation bracket. Kyler Murray might be the difference as half of the players in this game will take the field before Sunday.

For 3rd Place:
#5 Marauders vs. #7 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Phenoms were the story of the second half of the season, rising from last place into the 7th seed and carrying that momentum all the way into the semifinals, where they scored 100+ points. But now they end up in a battle for the bronze digital trophy against Coach Hoss, who watched his team take the 5th seed but have to roll with six Qs on the roster. And unfortunately they'll add a D for this week. Ouch.

3FL SuperBowl XX
#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #3 Predacons
It was pretty much a given that SpiVi would end up in the SuperBowl this year. They set the record for most points ever scored in a regular season, recorded double digit wins and advanced to the postseason as the top seed. Since then they have scored the second most points in a playoff week and are on track to score the most points in a playoff run in our history. The Predacons took their division and qualified early, but only since week 13 have they been a true contender. In fact, these two teams have scored more points in the last three weeks than any other teams in the league.

Can they keep it up for one more important game? Will the Vipers cruise to their second championship with yet another record setting performance? Or will the Predacons surprise everyone (and get a little help from the curse) to earn their first ever SuperBowl victory in their fifth appearance in the big game? SpiVi's last loss came against the Preds in week nine so Coach Sinkerbeam owns the tiebreaker.

It's looking like a great matchup, and it will be a marathon holiday weekend with at least one player scheduled in all seven NFL timeslots.

Good luck this week!

Merry Christmas and thanks to everyone for another great season!!

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