Playoffs Tourney Divisional Results
Many people claimed this past weekend was going to be the best weekend of football all year, and the way the games turned out, their claim could very well be on the money. We started Saturday with a double overtime thriller in which I sure expected the Denver Broncos defense to play much better, and perhaps Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco to play a little worse, than each did. Of course for fantasy the Denver D/ST was a great pick, thanks to former Houston Texan Trindon Holliday. Anyone watching last night’s game with a rumbling Danieal Manning think how a swifter Holliday would have made a difference in that game? Or another former Texan, Jacoby Jones for that matter.
On to the Saturday night game, Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers. Colin Kaepernick, your dynasty league fantasy stock just went through the roof. The Packers had no answer for Kaepernick short of that early interception returned for a touchdown. At the end of this one we had back-to-back scoring fests and were possibly setting Fantasy Throwdown records for weekly high score. That is, if anyone picked the likes of Kaepernick, Michael Crabtree and Torrey Smith for their teams.
On Sunday the first half was all Atlanta Falcons, but for us diehards whose eyes didn’t flip away in the second half, we got to witness Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson just tear up the Falcons defense while the Falcons offense did little to compensate. So it was all Seahawks except for a short trip down memory lane courtesy of Michael Turner, and the ‘Hawks took the lead finally with :31 on the clock. Only to blow it. Two pass plays and two field goal attempts later, the second of which counted, the Falcons advance. I feel bad for Wilson, but very good for Tony Gonzalez. Well earned and a long time coming, best TE of all time.
Finally for the match expected to be the most lopsided, the Texans hung around with the New England Patriots for a while, but it became apparent the teams are playing on different levels right now. Even with some key injuries to Rob Gronkowski (costing many a Throwdown win this week, I’m sure) and Danny Woodhead, the Pats depth easily picked up the slack. I’m not saying this would have made the difference last night, but the Texans losing MLB Brian Cushing midseason was significant.
As for our NFL Playoffs Tournament, Round 2 results are in with the group standings shown below. Nice job everyone getting all of the drafts done last week, and congrats to our group winners! We will shake up the groups again for Round 3, the Conference Championships. The new group assignments will be in the next Site News post, but in the meantime if you want to get started drafting with the smaller player pool (just two games on the NFL schedule), go ahead and start issuing some challenges. Good luck!
|2. Scott Kuff||3||1||526.6||507.6||19.1|
CP78 wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record.
patwat wins the group with a 3-1 record. Wilforkisland finishes second using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Peppy_Pants and rich1978. Peppy_Pants finishes third using the head-to-head tie-breaker over rich1978.
Mike wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record.
j0eo1s wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. Harwood finishes second using the points differential tie-breaker over Airbus79 and Grindstone. Airbus79 finishes third using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Grindstone.
Terminalkennedy wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. unstable finishes second using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Losperros. Jessect6 finishes fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over DLFootball.
|5. Fantasy Acumen||1||3||490.8||556.5||-65.8|
FBGWILL wins the group using the head-to-head tie-breaker over WHUDEY. atcdav finishes fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Fantasy Acumen.
Tags: atlanta falcons, baltimore ravens, colin kaepernick, danieal manning, danny woodhead, denver broncos, divisional playoffs, green bay packers, houston texans, new england patriots, nfl playoffs, rob gronkowski, russell wilson, san francisco 49ers, seattle seahawks, trindon holliday