Saturday, December 09, 2006

HWC Football Week 13 Recap

Week 13 is long since over, and week 14 is about to begin, so the Preview will be up soon. I was almost even on my predictions at 3-4-1. But let's look at the games from week 13.

Bottom of the Barrel Game #1
The Ball Sackers - 38
Hot Wing Chump-ions - 60
I improved my record over Wyatt to 4-1 over all with this win. The Chumps finally decided to show up and play. It's a shame it was after the Chumps had a chance to be a decent team. Gates finally got his 6th score of the season and Jerricho Cotchery caught a pass in the endzone as well. Over all it was a solid performance by the Chumps.
Game MVP: Jacksonville - 4 sacks, 2 picks and only 10 points allowed in the destruction of the Dolphins, 12 points
Game Goat: Phillip Rivers - 160 yards, 1 TD, 3 sacks and a cough up. It's sad when your running back has more offense than your QB, 1 point.

bRight & Early - 47
The Columbia CRUNCH - 64
Larry Johnson has become little more than a second thought now that Trent Green is back in the saddle. With every TD coming from Green's arms, LJ was left with next to nothing fantasy wise. Fortunately for the CRUNCH, the Pats made up for the difference when they squeeked past the Lions, 28-21.
Game MVP: New England - 3 picks, 5 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries, 16 points.
Game Goat: Matt Hasselback - 168 yards, a sack and a pick, -1 points.

fmragtops' spewers - 64
Gridiron Wookies - 31
The week I needed Romo to fail is the week before he actually did fail. After the Thanksgiving Air Raid Romo put on the Bucs, the Giants literally picked him apart. What's even more pathetic is that Romo wasn't even the worst performing QB in the game. Wookies got hosed this week. Plain and simple. The Romo train died, and it took fantasy owners with it.
Game MVP: Daaaaa Bearsss - 5 sacks, 4 picksa funble recovery, a safety AND a TD, 26 points
Game Goat: David Carr - 32 yards, 5 sacks, and 2 cough ups. -14 points, but fm STILL won.

Hector Vex O-trons - 65
I hate Hillary - 30
You would think that the two most passer friendly offenses would have put up some amazing numbers. I sure did, and come Sunday, I was WRONG. IhH had 3 goose eggs, 3 more with 2 or less, and who selects GREEN BAY as their defense anyways? Vex played the right people at the right time, and it shows.
Game MVP: Jake Delhomme - 269 yards, 3 TD's, 19 points even with the 2 picks
Game Goat: IhH - 3 Goose eggs man. Ouch.

Tax Dodgers - 70
San Jose Arrowheads - 34
Is SJ going to pull an RFTR of yester year and go belly up at the end of the season? SJ is lucky that the dodgers are 8-4-1, otherwise, because they might need that first round bye more than some people realize. The Dodgers have been strong and the Chumps almost pulled a bracket buster in Week 4. The big killer for SJ was underperformance. 5 players with 0 or 1 point. Ouch.
Game MVP: Corey Dillon - Only 25 yards, but 3 money balls, 19 points
Game Goat: SJA - 2 total points from 5 players, with no help what so ever from the bench. At least they have 4th place locked up in the play offs.

Blowout of the Week!!
Buck Turgidson - 41
webcats - 82
A 41 point MOV was enough to give this game the Blowout Award this week. But was it any surprise? LT again stole the spotlight from (almost) everyone else as the Chargers rolled past the Bills. Have teams not yet learned that if you kill the LT game, you kill the Chargers? That's why Drew Brees was so good. If the run wasn't there, he was an excellent passer, especially to the Tight End. Buck was dead in the water.
Game MVP: Ladanian "One Man Team" Tomlinson - 178 yards on the ground, 2 money balls, 22 points
Game Goat: Rex Grossman - Talk about hero to zero. 34 yards, 3 picks, and a sack. His average QB rating for the season, 72. For the last 4 games, 49.5.

Bottom of the Barrel Game #2
Rose Hill Reddogs - 57
Robots Eat Babies - 49
I leave it up to my brother to come through in the clutch...and he tanks like the Tigers. I can't fault him too much. Manning was predicted at getting 21 points against the Titans, and his failure cost The Man the game, and The Chumps a finish outside of last. The killer, Deshaun Foster being benched, preventing the Robots from scoring a come from behind. And the Steelers actually WON?
Game MVP: Pittsburgh - 3 points allowed, 3 picks, and 5 sacks, 20 points.
Game Goat: Jay Cutler - The Vandy star was picked off twice and sacked 3 times with one causing a fumble, 2 points.

Bottom of the Barrel Game #3
RFTR - 79
Gumbo - 39
I was really hoping for Gumbo to stick it to RFTR, but quite the opposite happened. RFTR won, and with the win sealed the Chumps as the last place team for Season 3 of HWC Football. Solid performances by Seattle and Reggie Bush lifted RFTR out of the pits and secured at least 15th place. The win actually vaulted RFTR all the way from 14th to 11th.
Game MVP: Reggie Bush - Bush finally proved his worth scoring 4 money balls against the 49ers.
Game Goat: Gumbo - 8 people scoring a total of 11 points. Reason number 2136 why you update your team.

5 teams are 5-8 going into the last game, and any one of them could have finished in last place had the Chumps beaten the Dodgers. But alas. I'll just have to wait until next year.

Soon to be up is the Week 14 preview, where I will go in depth about who has what chances of getting in the top 8, and who will be packing up to go home. I'm going to put the standings and the matchups there.