16hrs Ahead of You!! (143.53) vs Pack Attack (120.23)
The wait is OVER! 16hrs Ahead of You!! is finally back into the playoffs after a 10 year absence! It came down to the final game of the season as they needed to hold off Pack Attack to win and thanks to J. Conner’s 27 point outburst and the fact that Murray and Hopkins didn’t do much 16hrs is playoff bound. What was different this year then the previous 10 years? Easy.. they won more games! 🙂 Ok, that is the obvious but the big difference is how they closed out the season. They finished the season winning 4 of their last 5 games to get in and now that they are in they might as well go ahead and make a run at their first ever championship! Congrats to 16hrs!
U Don’t Know (145.43) vs Big Papa (116.20)
Wow! Our reigning champ is back in the playoffs after finishing off the season winning 7 of their last 8 games. They needed this win and they did what good teams should do to not so good teams, win easily! U Don’t Know moved themselves all the way up to the #3 seed and will start their title defense against DaUnderdog next week. A very impressive run just to get back into the playoffs! For Big Papa, this was a tough season and they close it out with another loss. They finished as one of the bottom two so their reason to check their fantasy team is now 100% done as they missed out on the consolation round as well. Maybe next year let’s let someone else draft J. Cook in the 2nd round!?
teamAlaska (87.25) vs BIGBOY! (82.28)
What was that!? I know BIGBOY! had nothing to play for but closing out the regular season with that dud isn’t what they were hoping for. Either way, they still finished as the #1 overall seed and it wasn’t really even close. They now will be sitting and waiting for a week to see who they play after their bye. For teamAlaska this was a weird year. They started off so good and I touted them as one of the most consistent teams in the league through 7 weeks as they were 5-2 and things looked good. Weeks 8-10 weren’t great but they found a way to 2-1 but then the final 4 games hit and they continued their trend of consistency however the consistency was that they weren’t scoring over 100 points and they were losing games. They got the win here to get them to 8 wins on the season however the low point totals over the course of the last 4 weeks are what ultimately had them missing the playoffs!
Sportsfreak (152.13) vs Bossman (136.60)
Sportsfreak was saving their “almost best” for last as they has their second best scoring week of the season. In what was another tough season the way that finished by beating Bossman in this one and the fact that they actually scored a decent amount of points for a 5 win team is what they will need to hold on to as they look to build some momentum and get back to the playoffs NEXT season! Bossman backs into the playoffs as they get in despite losing 5 of their last 6 games! Not the way that you want to enter the playoffs however despite this weeks loss they had their best scoring week since week 5 when they scored 177.86. It’s all about getting in and after that anything can happen!
Rapids Plungers (153.69) vs DaUnderdog (139.05)
What a good game this turned out to be as DaUnderdog went into the Monday night game with a 3 point lead! They ended up losing as M. Prater for Rapids Plungers had a great kicker night (17.50 pts) leading them to victory. The loss was not ideal but despite that the high amount of points over the last two weeks for DaUnderdog are what allowed them seal the #6 seed in the playoffs. As I said above, it is all about getting into the playoffs and that is exactly what DaUnderdog was able to do and now they will be looking for their first ever championship! Rapids Plungers is a team right now that I am not sure any of the playoff teams want to play… thankfully for them they don’t have to. Rapids Plungers had one of those strange years. They had a 7 game losing streak, won in Week 11 to break the streak and then went on a 4 game winning streak to close out the season! They also ended up scoring the third most points overall in the league! A tough season for Rapids Plungers for sure as their 9 straight years of having a winning season (over .500) came to an end. In their now 14th season in the league this only their 4th time missing the playoffs. I am sure they will be back strong next season.
HHH (129.47) vs PackerFANatic7 (102.14)
Over the last three games HHH knocked Starrfavrerodg to last place in the league a place he never left, HHH scored the lowest points of any team trying to win at 39.81 the following week and then this week they take down PackerFANatic7 (their son) to push them out of the playoff picture. All of this while they themselves missed the playoffs for the second straight season! For PackerFANatic7 this was a tough way to miss out on the playoffs. They seemingly had things rolling as going into week 11 they had just won three straight games and were sitting at 6-4 and gaining momentum as not just a playoff team but a true contender! Then Week 11 happened and they finished the last 4 games out at 1-3 and missed the playoffs by one game. To make things worse it was their Dad who knocked them out of the playoffs… and you know there is no way he spends as much time on this as PackerFANatic7 does right!? This now PackerFANatic7’s 4th straight year of missing the playoffs after they made it their rookie season. It was however their 2nd season in a row not having a losing record so they are progressing! Maybe next year for both of these teams!?
pack slayer (141.93) vs Starrfavrerodg (101.71)
This was a HUGE win for pack slayer as they move to 9-5 on the season and picked up the #2 seed and a first round bye! They had been tracking towards this for awhile but their two game losing streak in weeks 10 and 11 had it taking all the way until the last game of the season to solidify it! They finished the season strong winning their final three games and now they can sit and wait for a week to see who their next opponent will be. Only one team gets the opportunity of saying they finished last place and that goes to Starrfavrerodg this season. They were clearly the worst team and they showed it week in and week out but the season is now over and they can move on… the only question remains should they look at changing their team name to maybe something a bit more suitable like “flynnhundleyboyle”?
That’s a wrap on the regular season! What a great year and for those of you entering the playoffs good luck!