Friday, December 31, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 17 (SuperBowl) Preview

What a playoff week in 3FL! Both of our championship semifinal games ended with prime time comebacks for a SuperBowl berth!! And every team in the winners bracket outscored every team in the consolation bracket.

There are no Thursday or Saturday games this week so SBXXI won't start until 1pm on the first Sunday in 2022. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 120 points

Player MVPs:
Dak Prescott (QB/Dal/M) - 32 points
Tee Higgins (WR/Cin/SV) - 31 points
Damien Harris (RB/NE/tH) - 28 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 4/8 - 50%

Week 16 Information
Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers

It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#6 Baltimorons vs. #8 Dumbbums
It's almost fitting that the 6th and 8th place teams meet to decide which one ends up in 7th. The 'Bums made some noise in the quarterfinals, almost pulling the upset and activating the curse but it wasn't meant to be. Meanwhile the 'Morons have had an up and down season this year and the timing was just a bit off at the end. Remember when these two tied back in Rivalry Week? That could happen again.

For 5th Place:
#2 Stiletto Stompers vs. #4 Predacons
These West Division foes are familiar with each other. They battled for the division title and at multiple points in the season it seemed like either one might be able to pick up their first championship in the 3FL. Now they get to face off to win the consolation bracket instead. Injuries will make for an unexciting postseason finale but maybe one of them will get a shot at the trophy in our 22nd season?

For 3rd Place:
#3 the HAW vs. #5 Yuengling Brewers
It was a heartbreaking set of night games for these two 3FL North teams in the semis. They both had a lead going into the prime time games last week but they'll end up playing each other for the virtual bronze trophy. The CAPS scored over 100 points (which would have beaten any other team in the playoffs except their opponent) and the Brew Crew had another upset in the works until the Cowboys wouldn't stop calling passing plays on Sunday night. Both meetings between these teams this season resulted in a CAPS blowout victory, but this time it might be the best game of the week.

3FL SuperBowl XXI
#1 Marauders vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
What a couple of comebacks! Instead of Cooper Kupp, the Marauders relied on Dak Prescott last week to put up his highest total of the year and seal a SNF comeback. And the Dolphins Defense gave the Vipers 24 points on MNF to earn them a victory and a chance to repeat as SB champions.

It's going to be quite a matchup. The Marauders topped SpiVi's 2020 performance for the season scoring record this year, earning the top seed in the process. But the Vipers have a chance to go back-to-back as they're getting back their best players just in time for the SuperBowl. They may have finished the regular season with a .500 record but they outscored everyone last week. These two are projected to combine for 200 points in this game. And we all remember what SpiVi did last year.

Will SuperBowl records be broken again? Can the #1 seed win the championship two years in a row or will the Vipers keep the title and the trophy? Maybe the Marauders will ride another MNF comeback to win it all?? It all comes down to week 17!

Good luck this week!

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone for another great season!!

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