Sunday, June 30, 2013

Football Contest: Week 16

In Week 14, I promised I wouldn't use anymore 2012 Topps...I lied.

I had to find something to go with the crap that is Icons. $3 for a rackie is hard to pass up.


87 total cards this week.
1 point to each team because these still suck!

2 points to each team, woohoo!
3 points to each team, because these are still awesome!

Ok, game time.

ATLANTA FALCONS 3, DETROIT LIONS 2
>>> 3 base cards are better than 1 RC.

BALTIMORE RAVENS 6, NEW YORK GIANTS 4
>>> The Ravens score a big win over the Giants while crushing Eli and his puny reprint:



CAROLINA PANTHERS 3, OAKLAND RAIDERS 3
>>> Both teams had three base cards.  Both teams had one 2012 Topps card I needed for my set.  The Panthers had one Icons base.  The Raiders only had Topps base that I already have.  Tie goes to the Panthers as they win one of the most irrelevant matchups of the season.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 10, DALLAS COWBOYS 1
>>> This was just ugly.  The Saints had 6 base cards to the Cowboys' 1.  The Cowboys have now lost 4 straight. 

GREEN BAY PACKERS 5, TENNESSEE TITANS 2
>>> The Packers win their 4th straight game to clinch the division.

HOUSTON TEXANS 5, MINNESOTA VIKINGS 1
>>> The Texans have now won 3 straight to lock up the AFC North.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 2
>>> 2 RC vs. 2 base cards gives the Pats the AFC East Crown.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 5, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 1
>>> The Colts have now won 5 of their last 6 after a 2-7 start.

MIAMI DOLPHINS 3, BUFFALO BILLS 1
>>> The Dolphins keep their Wild Card hopes alive.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 7, WASHINGTON REDSKINS 1
>>> After beating the Giants and Eagles the first time around, the Skins lose 27-1 against those teams late in the season.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS 6, CINCINNATI BENGALS 2
>>> This big win by the Steelers ties them with Cincinnati at 7-8, second in the AFC North.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 1, ST. LOUIS RAMS 0
>>> After a 10-2 start, the Rams have managed only 1 point over their last three games, and look to be throwing away home field advantage.

DENVER BRONCOS 9, CLEVELAND BROWNS 1
>>> I give all credit to Eddie Royal:



CHICAGO BEARS 8, ARIZONA CARDINALS 2
>>> The Cards couldn't foil a foil Cutler card:



SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 6, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 2
>>> The Seahawks win to make things interesting in the NFC Wild Card race for the Niners.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 6, NEW YORK JETS  1
>>> The Chargers have now won 4 straight with a only a game against the lowly Raiders left. Fouts strikes again!



Let's look at the updated standings:


Every division has been claimed except for the NFC South where the Buccaneers and Falcons are tied at 8-7.  They face each other in Week 17.  The Dolphins hold a tiebreaker over the Chargers, so they have clinched a playoff spot, meaning only one team among the 8-7 and 7-8 teams will make it through.  The Wild Card race in the NFC looks wide open.


Check the blog tomorrow at 5:01 PM ET for an in-depth look at playoff scenarios going into Week 17.  I've figured out all of the possible tiebreaks, so you'll want to tune in to see what your teams needs to do.

2 comments:

Greg Zakwin said...

Fouts!

cardboardhogs.com said...

not that it mattered for their teams, but you kind of want to give an extra two points for the awesome flowing locks on Lynch and Polomalu. The hair of the Gods.