Kevin, owner of the Minnesota Vikings in my football contest, left a comment at the bottom of the Week 1 post. His comment: "I want a re-count!" His beloved Vikings lost in a tiebreaker to the Jaguars. He may have been joking or pointing out the fact that I originally had the standings/records messed up. However, I took it as a Coach's Challenge. So, let's breakdown the matchup.
Both teams landed 1 veteran base card and one rookie card. The Vikings saw Jarius Wright and Chad Greenway
Wright had 22 catches for 310 yards and 2 TDs in his rookie season. Chad Greenway had 148 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 INT on the season. Not bad.
As for the Jaguars, they got Andre Branch and Maurice Jones-Drew:
Andre Branch had 12 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in his rookie season. MJD had 414 yards in just 6 games on the season.
I stand by the regular scoring that left both teams with 3 points, so I had to come up with a tie breaker. Upon closer inspection per Kevin's challenge, I made a list of notable items about the cards. Unfortunately for Kevin, all of the potential tie-breakers I came up with gave the Jags the edge:
Branch went to Clemson, an ACC school.
Branch is from Richmond, VA.
The MJD card has the All-Pro stamp.
I needed the Andre Branch card for my set.
Ultimately, it was the last fact that officially gave the Jags. I'm trying to complete 2012 Topps Football, so naturally I favored the card that got me closer to completion.
Ruling on the field: Game stands as called.