Thursday, December 29, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 17 (SuperBowl) Preview

There was not a whole lot of drama last week in the build up to the SuperBowl. The average margin of victory in our two championship bracket games was more than 40 points. But I have a feeling that won't be the case this week.

There is a Thursday game but not any of the usual Saturday matchups, so a majority of the NFL games are scheduled for the first day of 2023. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 110 points

Player MVPs:
Dak Prescott (QB/Dal/tH) - 26 points
CeeDee Lamb (WR/Dal/tH) - 24 points
George Kittle (TE/SF/D) - 24 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 5/8 - 62.5%

Week 16 Information
Thursday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens
Monday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals

It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#2 Lightning vs. #8 Spiked Vipers
The Bolts had a great regular season but it seems like they were hit with injuries right at the wrong time. Lamar Jackson is ruled out for this game too, but so is Derrick Henry for SpiVi. Can Mac Jones keep our second place team from three playoff losses in a row? It's going to be close. The Vipers have one player scheduled after the 1pm games while the Lightning have seven. It's almost like a cricket match.

For 5th Place:
#4 Dumbbums vs. #6 the HAW
It was one week too late for the CAPS. They outscored everyone to put themselves in position to win the consolation bracket. Once again it all comes down to the Cowboys performance and since they're playing tonight we'll soon know how much of an early lead the 'Bums will need to overcome. And they'll both have to be rooting against the Steelers on Sunday night. Hmm.

For 3rd Place:
#3 Phys. Ed. Phenoms vs. #5 Stiletto Stompers
If things had gone a little differently in the semis, this could have been our SuperBowl matchup with a guarantee of a first time champion. But somehow PEP had a down game at the wrong time and the Stompers turned in the lowest score of the week (thanks to two zeros and two players with negative point totals). They'll both have to wait until next season for another title shot, but it's looking like the Phenoms might turn in the high total for this week to earn the digital bronze trophy.

3FL SuperBowl XXII
#1 Yuengling Brewers vs. #7 Predacons
Both of these teams cruised to victory in the semifinals and they are our top two scoring teams so far this playoff year. Can they keep it up? The Brew Crew is the only team this season to go over 1,300 points and they scored the fourth highest season total in 3FL history, so it's no surprise for them. The Preds scored less than 1,200 but they have turned things up in the postseason. They'll need to keep it going to have a chance here.

These two played each other back in Rivalry Week, where the Brewers won a low scoring game and therefore have the tiebreaker just in case we need it. They also faced off in SuperBowl XI (the infamous Tony Romo game) where the Predacons' QB was injured during the Cowboys' first drive. Hopefully both teams can stay healthy here.

Will SuperBowl records be broken again? Can the #1 seed win the championship three years in a row or will the Predacons finally have their name etched on the trophy? Maybe it will end up with a MNF Kicker 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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