PackerFANatic7 (120.48) vs Pack Attack (75.57)
PackerFANatic7 comes away with the big win in this one and moves their record back to .500 on the season. Why was this such a big win? It means that they made it through their toughest bye week as they were without L. Jackson, M. Brown and H. Ruggs. To be missing those three guys and yet still have their best week since week 6, that is impressive and bodes well for their chances of making a playoff run in the second half. For Pack Attack, the loss moves them to a dreadful 2-6 on the season and in last place! Not much more to say then that! Moving on….
pack slayer (123.23) vs 16hrs Ahead of You!! (91.14)
I was curious to see how 16hrs would perform in this one after having stopped their 3 game losing streak last week and then going up against a quality opponent in pack slayer. The answer is they didn’t perform very well as they failed to score 100 points and saw their record fall to 4-4 on the season. pack slayer (5-3) did what they expected to do and you can see their confidence gaining with each passing week. This wasn’t one of their better weeks but they still won easily. They have now won three straight games and four out of their last five to move all the way up to the #3 spot in the league!
Big Papa (111.52) vs HHH (101.25)
What!? Is that a winning streak I see!? Big Papa gets their second win in a row and third on the season to push their record to 3-5. This one ended up being a little closer then expected as D. Williams (12.32) for HHH actually outscored P. Mahomes (10.17) in last nights game but Big Papa was able to hold on for the 10 point victory. HHH (3-5) is struggling as they have now lost 5 of their last 6 games and three of two of those losses were against teams at the bottom of the league. To make things worse, their next two games are against BIGBOY! and Bossman! Not looking too great for HHH.
BIGBOY! (103.24) vs DaUnderdog (76.10)
A win is a win right? Right.. unless you are BIGBOY! (7-1) and used to scoring 140 + points each week. This was BIGBOY!’s worst game of the season which is interesting considering they didn’t have anyone of significance on a bye week. What you saw is that if Herbert and M. Williams are average or perform more like most people thought they might this season then this team doesn’t look quite so dominant. Ok, that is nitpicking as this is still the best team in the league and the favorite to win it all but for the rest of the league that is looking for some hope in beating this team you may have just found it. DaUnderdog (4-4) couldn’t get anything going this week and they just loss one of the big reasons why they have 4 wins on the season as D. Henry is now done for the season. That is a big blow for a team that started out strong! They certainly have their work cut out for them as they try to make a playoff run without their best player!
Bossman (114.36) vs Starrfavrerodg (94.75)
Another week and another win for Bossman as they move to 7-1 on the season to keep pace with BIGBOY! This wasn’t their best performance but they got the late news of Ridley not playing and handled it in stride by still winning by 20. This certainly wasn’t their best game and if there was a level of concern for this team it would be their heavy reliance on Brady AND the mediocre play of their 1st round pick T. Kelce. It’s hard to pick apart too many things from a 7-1 squad that has won 6 in a row. This is a championship caliber team and they will be looking to keep their winning streak in tact next week as they go up against a DaUnderdog team that just lost D. Henry! Starrfavrerodg falls to 3-5 on the season and has now lost 3 games in a row. The losses are not good of course but even more concerning is the way in which they have lost. In those three losses they have averaged only 97.72 points. You are not going to win many games that way. There is still time to turn this thing around but the urgency is picking up with every passing week and every loss!
U Don’t Know (138.90) vs Rapids Plungers (131.16)
Don’t look now but the defending champ is waking up from their early season slump and now have won three of their last 4 games to get back into the mix of things! These weren’t what I would call “cheap” wins either as they have scored on average 137 ppg in their three wins. They also have been doing this without their top pick (S. Barkley) who should be coming back soon. This is a team on the rise as 4 weeks ago it looked like they would not even have a shot at making the playoffs and defending their title but now they have put themselves in a position to make a run with 6 games remaining. It happens every year, sometimes when it happens and the team it happens to they are able to break through the barrier and sneak into the playoffs. Other times, the team is left on the outside looking in and feeling like they are better then half the teams currently in the playoffs. That team this year through 8 games is Rapids Plungers. Rapids Plungers falls to 2-6 on the season and have now lost 5 games in a row however they have scored the 4th most points in the league so far! They have only had two rough weeks (weeks 6 & 7) where they only scored 98 and 103 points but outside of that they have scored 115 or more each week. In this league, it makes sense that they would be the 4th best scoring team and USUALLY that would land you somewhere in the top of the standings. Not the case for Rapids Plungers. The good news is that if they do start winning you will see this team shoot up the standings BUT they need to start winning now!
Sportsfreak (148.42) vs teamAlaska (103.89)
I talked about it last week and the fact that Sportsfreak was a team on the rise! Well they have officially made their way from the bottom of the league just a few weeks ago to now sitting not only in the playoffs but as the #5 seed! They have been dominating opponents in their three game winning streak. Winning by an average margin of 44 points! If that is not domination I am not sure what is!? Looking ahead, they close out their season against BIGBOY! and Bossman. If they can keep this winning streak going those last two weeks would be really interesting! teamAlaska (5-3) has been winning with consistency but this week despite still scoring 100 points (barely) they needed more of a blow up type of game to keep pace with Sportsfreak and they didn’t get it. This is a good team that has enough pieces to get to the playoffs but until they prove they can outscore someone in a shootout like this week I am not sure we can put them in the conversation of championship contending teams!
That’s it for this week everyone. Have a great week!