Week 11 wasn’t the best week for scoring in this league….I’ll say that for certain. Only 2 teams over 150 …but there were 2 match-ups that deserve top billing for breakdowns…One beatdown and one heartbreaker that lingered for 3 days!!!
Let’s get to the beatdown 1st…and what a beating it was…
Absolute Chaos, unfortunately for him and his team…..they receive the Billy Batts Award for the beating you took this week…
(For the record, this was chosen not for any trash-talk between the 2 competitors…This was simply taken for the beatdown portrayed above…Nothing more, nothing less…)
One hundred and eighty one points to EIGHTY!
I understand there’s only so much one team can do on a weekly basis but sweet mother of mercy….this was out of hand.
Let’s go with the winners first….X-Men got the game of games from Matt Schaub. 78 points is the highest point total in the history of this league and we’ve seen some outrageous QB scores before. It helps that the Texans had to go to the very depths of overtime to get the win that day but it also gave you the opportunity to score so many points! (Hat tip goes to Schaub for getting Andre Johnson that final TD…I NEEDED IT!) Dez Bryant blew up versus the Browns, who were down their top cover corner, for 32 and that’s all she wrote to be honest. All points scored after that were just for tie-breakers down the road….
It also didn’t matter that Larry Fitzgerald had a crap game, Reggie Bush played like basura versus the Buffalo Bills, and Willis McGahee was less than impressive versus the Chargers…Everyone else did their part and got respectable produce..
I don’t know what to say about the performance I saw from your team. Roderico Blanco (as you’ve dubbed him) gave you a good game and Jacquizz Rodgers gave you a surprising 10 for your trust in him (considering his usage in that ATL offense @ the time…I wasn’t sure he’d get half that…)….Everything after that was a dumpster fire. It’s rare that Philip Rivers is the better option this season @ QB but I think it’s a better choice than Ryan Fitzpatrick. Andre Roberts over Malcom Floyd? Even with Champ on him, I’d go with Malcom. I understood some of the other moves (Daniel Thomas vs Buffalo, Joel Dreesen vs SD) but it didn’t matter on this given Sunday.
Your team smeared Vap-o-Rub on its chest and under its nose, turned off all lights, laid down on a pillow top mattress, drank 2 mugs of warm milk, took anesthesia nasally for 10 deep breaths, pulled the blankets over its head and CONKED OUT!! An epic laydown at the worst possible time…but these things happen, unfortunately…
Let’s move onto the heartbreaker of the week, featuing your fair and bipartisan commissioner….SMH…
I can only wonder aloud…What becomes of the broken hearted?
because for the life of me….I still can’t understand why the fantasy game tugged on my heart-strings for as long as it did!
Let’s set the scene, shall we?
CJ Spiller scores 15 during the Thursday night game. (God Bless Chan Gailey and his mismanagement of this offensive players!) So I dodged a major bullet, considering I thought Spiller might go for 20+.
LXG’s Sunday afternoon had him light up the boxscore: Brady for 44, AJ Green for 21, Jimmy Graham gets 14, Doug Martin with 17….it was a clinic.
My Sunday afternoon wasn’t too shabby: Andre Johnson with a FORTY SEVEN! Brandon Myers with 17, Welker got me 15, and the CIN defense laid the law down on Kansas City.
I had 2 gripes. Matt Ryan?
FIVE PICKS???? I saw the replays and I know a few were tipped passes, etc…BUT WHERE WERE THE PASSING TOUCHDOWNS!!! Why am I seeing teenager ages in the scoring column when I’m used to midlife crisis numbers? So disgusting!
FIVE PICKS TO THE CARDINALS?
Next up on the shit list: Jeremy Maclin…
You had the worst secondary (or one of the worst) and you go out and get nothing? Nick Foles threw the pill 46 times and RG3 was so dominating, garbage time was guaranteed! Why am I seeing ZEROS!!?!?!?!?! I wasn’t hungry that late in the day so I don’t know why you’re putting a Continental Breakfast on the table before me????
Yet even with all these shenanigans…I was still in the lead! Up 3 points going into Sunday night’s tilt of Mike Wallace vs the Ravens and Robbie Gould on Monday vs the 49ers.
Roethlisberger was out and Leftwich was out there catapulting passes with broken ribs and shoulder pain….I expected Wallace to get some passes thrown his way and there were a few but he coughed up a fumble so I was looking good until the final play of the game, Leftwich throws a short pass pattern to Mike Wallace, that gives LXG a one point lead going into Monday night. The scores don’t reflect that, saying it’s 142-142 after Sunday night but I know it’s 143-142….
Monday comes and I’ve made peace with the one point loss (which is now accurate at this time) because I’m expecting Robbie Gould to get a few FG’s and XP’s….EGG ON MY FACE!!
ROBBIE GOULD GETS ONE XP!!!! The Bears couldn’t move the ball on the Niners with Jason Campbell @ the helm and the kicker got one measly kick? Oh how painful!
So I lost by 2 points? Knowing that some other players on my roster at the time (Dustin Keller was on my bench and had a 3) could’ve got me a win? Disgusting. I wanted to crawl into a hole.
So how does Yahoo decide to make this worse?
By giving me a stat correction midweek ( a plus one for the Bengals defense ), instead of losing by 2 points….I lose by ONE!
That’s that shit I don’t like…
and just like that Week 12 is upon us.
Congrats go out to Suicide Kings, Jekyll and Hyde, and EasyBreesyBeautiful for their wins this week. It’s shaping up to be a interesting race for the last few playoff spots….We’ll see how the drama unfolds in week 12…
And with that, we reach the end of another blog post, full of wit, mirth and humorous tidbits. Let’s keep the competition fierce, the waiver wire pickups plentiful and the trade offers fair and equal, unless someone out there offers you a beaut that you just can’t pass up!
Until next week, folks!