Thursday, November 30, 2023

3FL Notes: S23: Week 13 Preview

We just had our highest scoring week of the year and saw our first two playoff spots finally claimed, but there are still six up for grabs. Things are still very much in flux with only two weeks to go in the regular season. And this week of divisional matchups also includes six NFL teams on a bye. It's going to be interesting!

Also last week we crossed over the quarter million points milestone. After 1,818 games in 303 weeks, the 3FL has scored a combined total of 250,790 regular season points. WOW!!

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 124 points

Player MVPs:
Kyren Williams (RB/LAR/R) - 32 points
Christian McCaffrey (RB/SF/M) - 25 points
Bijan Robinson (RB/Atl/P) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 49/72 - 68.06%
Yahoo! Projections: 48/72 - 66.67%

The Comm-nosticator was 6/6 in week 12 predictions

Week 13 Information

Thursday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Bye Week: Bears, Bills, Giants, Raiders, Ravens, Vikings

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Dumbums (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Both of these teams are fighting to play in week 15 and the loser of this game is most likely going to be eliminated from contention. If the Corporation picks up some bye week fill-ins it could be close, but all those Qs on the 'Bums' side of the field don't instill confidence either way. Perhaps we'll have to wait until MNF.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
With a combined six bye week starters to replace (and many of those players not yet on either roster), I have no idea what's going to happen here. Let's go with the Stompers, who need a W to stop their 7 game losing streak and avoid adding their name to the records page.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Predacons
It's a good thing the Preds clinched a playoff spot last week. They're currently a 15+ point underdog to the 'Morons and starting Gardner Minshew at QB isn't going to help them avoid their first loss within the division all year. This one will be over long before the prime time players take the field.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
PEP could really use a win here to stay in the thick of the postseason race. To do that they'll just need to beat the defending champs, who also happen to have the best record and highest point total and are riding a seven game winning streak. No problem, right? Actually it will be closer than you think. Upset special?

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
It seems like the Marauders fate is usually dependent on the Dolphins. I guess that's what happens when four of your starters play for one team. The top spot in the West is on the line here, as both these teams have matching records and matching divisional records. It's going to be a good one.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Clinging to the last playoff spot with two weeks to go in the regular season is not ideal, but SpiVi is in good shape with points and projections. A win here will likely keep them in the top eight and having some key CAPS on a bye will help. But it may still come down to Monday night.

Good luck this week!

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