Week 13: Who Needs Luck When You’ve Got a Big Johnson

Week 13:  Who Needs Luck When You’ve Got a Big Johnson

As we wind down the last few weeks of the season things are starting to shake out, but there’s still a bit of uncertainty left.

The Rabbits officially join the Edgars and pUSHing chains as having been eliminated from Super Bowl contention.  Terry moves up into third place, and Jason is now in 2nd with only a game separating them, but Jason holds the 2-1 season series edge, so Terry must win two and Jason must lose 2 for Terry to take over 2nd.  Anand has a 2 game edge over Terry, but in that case Terry holds the head-to-head tiebreaker edge, so if Terry wins both his game and Anand loses both of his, Terry would knock Anand out of the championship game.

There is an unlikely, but nevertheless possible scenario where Anand loses 2 games, Jason loses 1 game, and Terry wins both of his games.  If that were to happen it would be a 3-way tie at the top with each team at 9-6.  But each of the three teams has finished the season series at 2-1 against one team, and 1-2 against the other, so they would all have a 3-3 combined head-to-head record against each other.  If that were to happen, the tiebreaker would go to total points scored across all three, with the lowest point total left out of the championship.

It is possible (again highly unlikely) that the total points could also end up in a tie for the final playoff position.  I think i used to have multiple additional tiebreakers defined, but if I did, they’re long gone, so if total points does not decide the outcome for the championship game, we will go with a coin flip (or some other randomly generated outcome).  That coin flip tiebreaker will ONLY apply for playoff eligibility.  The tied players would split the winnings for total points evenly.

Anand just squeaked out another weekly win, his 3rd of the season.  He extended his lead in the overall points race to nearly 38 points, while Terry moved up to 2nd with about a 33 point lead over me.  Jason dropped from 2nd to 4th, trailing me by 12, but more importantly trailing the 2nd (final paying) spot by 45.

Rather than get into full game recaps, here are a few quick-hitter thoughts

Fitzchize 222.04, Fly Eagles Fly 157.58

I wouldn't challenge David Johnson to a skiing contest. This is awesome.
Not only is he good at football.  He’s gonna kick your ass in the slalom too.
  • As implied in the title to this article, David Johnson is pretty good.
  • Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco both scored 4 TDs.  Both were on the Fitzchize bench. (Did you actually think the Jets could stop anyone?)
  • Eagles had 5 players score less than 4 points including two scoring zero.

Rabbit Killers 218.46, Killed Rabbits 192.38

  •  Elmer Fudd finally got his wish, killing off the Rabbits for this season.
  • I guess it’s duck season, especially if you saw some of Drew Brees’ throws for the Rabbits
  • No one for the Rabbit Killers scored over 25, but 7 players scored more than 18 points

pUSHing chains 146.98, The Klinks 135.40

  • 146.98 is the lowest score this season to win a game and both scores were among the eight lowest of the season.
  • You guys realize you don’t get a better draft pick next year if you finish in last, right?
  • Out of 26 starters in this game, only one player topped 20 points.

 

 

 

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Week 12: Brown Delivers for the Holidays

Week 12:  Brown Delivers for the Holidays

Picture:  Antonio Brown delivered yet again for Fly Eagles Fly

Based on the standings, it seems there is clear separation of teams into 3 distinct levels – Two teams with 8 wins, two teams with 6 wins, and 2 teams with 4 wins.  Two game differences between each clump with 3 games to go, that seems to be some pretty solid separation.  And certainly the 2 teams with 8 wins are in a much better place than the teams in the other two groups.

But there’s a catch.

Through an interesting quirk in the schedule, the two teams in each of the three groups play each other.  So, barring the very unlikely event of a tie, every team will be separated by exactly one game from the team above and below them.  We will have teams with 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 and 4 wins after this week.  One of those top two teams is going to get a loss, while one of the teams in the middle will get a win to draw closer.  On the other hand, the loser of the teams in the middle is going to be only one game above the winner of the group at the bottom.  The question will be who moves up and who moves down from each group.

The winner of the 8-4 group will certainly be in the drivers’ seat and the loser of the 6-6 game will either be knocked out of playoff contention, or close to it.  But the loser of the top game and winner of the middle game will have only a game separating them with two more to play.

Because there are so many possible combinations still in play, I’m not even going to attempt to figure out what the tie-breaking scenarios might be until at least next week.

After holding the lead in total points since week 4, the Rabbits have not only relinquished that lead, but have fallen to 4th place.  Fitzchize and the Eagles, the top two teams based on win-loss record, also hold the top spots in total points

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It’s gonna be a close race coming down the homestretch.  Maybe someone should pick up Chad Johnson!

with the Fitzers holding a slim 18 point margin.  In fact the difference between first and 4th is less than 41 points so any of the four could easily pull out the points race over the next few weeks. It will likely be a close race all the way down the home stretch.

 

Also, note that the award for winning a week and the total points race go through the entire season, including week 16, so even if you don’t make the Super Bowl, there will still be something to play for that week!

Fitzchize 210.60, pUSHing Chains 170.66

With only 2 scores below 195 all season – by far the least of any team – Fitzchize just keeps plugging along with another solid finish to claim their 8th win of the year. Fitz was led by David Johnson’s 30 points, but it was the depth of good scoring across the board that got the win. The pUSHers got good performances from Davonta Freeman and Dak Prescott, but did not have enough top scorers to keep pace.  Fitzchize made a furious Monday Night run at the weekly win, but fell less than 1 point short.

Caerbannog Killer Rabbits 162.78, The Klinks 198.66

"I score over 40 points and the rest of you f**kers can only score 122?"
“I score over 40 points and the rest of you f**kers can only score 122?”

The Rabbits got another monster performance from Drew Brees, and good games from Philip Rivers and Zeke Elliot, the rest of the starting lineup stunk up the joint.  Leaving high scoring players like Mark Ingram on the

"Dude. Maybe if you'd thrown the ball to me more than, oh, zero times I could have scored more."
“Dude. Maybe if you’d thrown the ball to me more than, oh, zero times I could have scored more.”

bench certainly didn’t help matters.  The Klumsy Kommandants got big games from Michael Thomas and Jordan reed plus nice QB play from Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers.  That and a kicking clinic by Justin Tucker were enough to put away the reeling Rabbits.

Game of the Week
Fly Eagles Fly 211.54, Rabbit Killers 199.78

Antonio Brown and Mike Evans had the Eagles flying high as they claimed their 8th win of the season in a close match with the Rabbit Killers.  The Eagles also got a nice boost from their quarterbacks as Marcus Mariota continued his hot streak and Jamies Winston held his own against the Legion of Boom.  The Fuddsters were led by Odell Beckham, while QB Ben Roethlisberger got his share of points feeding the ball to Brown.  The Eagles went into Monday night with a razor thin lead and could have lost the game had real life Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis missed a kick or two.  But Sturgis did just enough, including a 50 yard FG late in the third quarter to not only seal the win in this game, but win the week as well.

Week 10: Top Four Teams Tied In Knots

Week 10: Top Four Teams Tied In Knots

Pictured:  Whether it’s Seahawks 9 – Cardinals 9 or Bengals 27 – Washington 27, the standings in our league, or these hideous things, nothing is as ugly as football ties.

NOTE:  I just noticed that no trade deadline had been set for the league this year.  I just updated the settings to make the deadline as late as the system allows – November 25th.  Any trades must be completed by that date.  Sorry for the mixup.

Sorry, but a combination of family mini-crises, writers block, and laziness has kept me from writing the past few weeks.  I’m sure you guys are all suffering from the lack of Pulitzer-worthy prose and goofy photo editing, but we shall soldier on.

Now that we’ve completed the 2nd round-robin pass through the league, it seems as good a time as any to take stock of where things stand, and what it boils down to is a deadlocked 4 team race to the finish. The Eagles, Rabbit Killers, Fitzchize, and Rabbits are all tied at 6-4, and the difference in total points between to top team and the 4th team is less than 60 points.  Truly any of the 4 can make it to the championship or win the points race.

The Eagles currently hold the top spot by virtue of their advantage in combined head-to-head amongst the top 4 teams.  They are 4-2 against the other top teams. The Rabbit Killers and Fitzchise are 3-3 against the other top teams so the Rabbit Killers hold the 2nd spot by virtue of more total points.  Despite clinging to a slim lead in the overall points race, the Rabbits fall to fourth place after going 2-4 against the other three.

While it is possible, it is unlikely that all 4 teams remain tied at the end of the season. However it is likely that there will be some ties among the top 2 spots.  At that point, who ends up tied with whom may be the important factor in determining the participants in the Super Bowl.  Jason currently holds an insurmountable 2-0 edge over me, but is 1-1 against everyone else.  Terry is 0-2 against me, 2-0 against Anand and 1-1 against Jason. Anand is 2-0 against me, but 0-2 against Terry and 1-1 against Jason.  Of course some of those advantages may cancel each other if there are any 3-way ties so there’s a lot to be decided, but Jason is definitely in the best position at this point.

For what it’s worth, In the last 5 week round-robin, Terry went 4-1, Jason and I were 3-2, and Anand was 2-3.

Terry finally picked up his first overall weekly win of the season this week.  He joins Anand and Doug with one apiece.  Jason has 3 and I have 4.

 

Since we just got through an exercise in our version of democracy in the election, and we just observed Veterans Day, we should shake off the ugliness of those ties in the standings with some beautifully uplifting and patriotic images from the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign throughout this weeks’ writeups!

 

Rabbit Killers 258.94, Fly Eagles Fly 216.98

Tennessee Titans cheerleaders perform in camouflage for the NFL's Salute to Service during in the first half of an NFL football game between the Titans and the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
Marcus Mariota’s performance for the Eagles was surely inspired by the Patriotism displayed by the Titans cheerleaders…

The second highest point total in the league was just enough to earn the Eagles the biggest blowout loss of the week.  The Rabbit Killers topped their previous high score of the year by nearly 30 points to run away with this contest  Russell Wilson led the way with over 35 points but Ben Roethlisberger, LeVeon Bell, and DeMarco Murry also topped 30 points, and Stephon Diggs and Odell Beckham were not far
behind that.  That sort of star power was

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…but DeMarco Murray got just as much inspriation for the Rabbit Killers

more than enough to make up for disappointing outings from Randall Cobb, Jay Ajayi, and Jimmy Graham.  The Eagles were led by Marcus Mariota and Antonio Brown, but there weren’t enough other big performances to make up for duds from Mohamed Sanu, Lamar Miller, Terrance West and DeAndre Hopkins.

 

 

Caerbannog Killer Rabbits 207.56, The Klinks 176.18

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Philip Rivers was clearly wanted to Make the Rabbits Great Again after he saw the display of patriotism on the Chargers sidelines

A monster game from rookie RB Ezekiel Elliot powered the Rabbits past the Hapless Kommandants.  Drew Brees, Philip Rivers and Julio Jones had nice games a well, to overcome duds from JJ Nelson and Mark Ingram.  The Klinks were led by Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, and a too little, too late big game from Doug Baldwin, but that wasn’t enough to overcome a zero from Matt Jones and several other players who couldn’t get out of single digits.

 

Fitzchize 211.02, pUSHing Chains 191.66

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FItzchize stars David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald were clearly ready to fight for the stars and stripes on the Arizona sidelines this week.

After following up their highest scoring week of the year with their lowest scoring week of the year, Fitzchize bounced back to score enough points to pull off their sixth win of the year.  Jordy Nelson led the way for the Fitzers, while David Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Dez Bryant contributed as wll.  The Chain gang was led by Tyrell Williams, Dak Prescott, Demaryius Thomas, and Blake Bortles, and had an outside chance to pull out the win on Monday night, but mediocre games from Jeremy Hill and Tyler Eifert left them well short.

Week 6: Bunny 2, Fudd 0

Week 6:  Bunny 2, Fudd 0

So last week the standings were a nice normal distribution. Just one week later we have a completely different look:  three teams at 4-2 and three teams at 2-4.  With only a 2 game gap between first and last place, everyone is still very much in the race for the championship game.

pUSHing Chains 173.80, The Edgars 130.42

The Edgars may be looking at a shakeup in their coaching staff. A starting lineup of QBs Cam Newton and Trevor Seimian, RBs Jamaal Charles, Isaiah Crowell and Matt Jones, and WRs Mike Wallace, Brian Quick, Doug Baldwin and Michael Thomas would have scored more points than the starting lineup of the Edgars this week (and that’s with no kicker or defense). What does that cast of characters have in common?  Every single one of them was on the bench for the Edgars.  Gronk has finally started to be Gronk again for the Chain gang which should help them going forward.

Caerbannog Killer Rabbits 244.20, Elmer Fudd 173.26

Elmer came up limp against the wabbits again.
Elmer came up limp against the wabbits again.

The story is always the same…Elmer Fudd hunts for rabbit.  Elmer Fudd is outplayed by rabbit.   The Rabbits got over 40 points from Drew Brees and more than 30 points from Matt Stafford and Brandin Cooks.  Julio Jones and Christine Michael also pitched in with decent performances.  For the Fudds, only Odell Beckham Jr’s evisceration of the Ravens secondary stood out for the Fudds. No other player was able to top 20 points.  The Rabbits had the overall high score for the week, as they have in all four of their wins.

 

Game of the Week
Fly Eagles Fly 211.92, Fitzchize 198.54

Monday night earned a facepalm from the Fitzchize
Even the Fitzchize was embarrassed by that Monday night performance

The closest game of the week pitted the top two teams in the league against each other.  The Eagles jumped out to a lead on Sunday afternoon behind big games from LeSean McCoy and Marcus Mariota, but Fitzchize stormed back as Tom Brady, Matt Ryan and the unstoppable force that is Cole Beasley had big games as well.  Lamar Miller pushed the Eagles back ahead on Sunday night.  Fitzchize RB David Johnson made a valiant effort at a comeback on Monday Night, but ultimately the effort fell short as the Eagles’ Arizona Defense hounded Fitzchize mascot Ryan Fitzpatrick (and last year’s mascot Geno Smith) just enough to provide the 13 point margin of victory.

 

 

Week 5: The Return of Angry Brady

Week 5:  The Return of Angry Brady

Pictured:  Fitzchize QB Tom Brady returned from suspension and took out his frustration by putting a beatdown on the Edgars.

We finally got a week where scoring exceeded the week 1 totals.  The average score per team this week would have comfortably earned 2nd place in week 3.  The scoring rebound is a little surprising when you consider that not only was this the first week with more than 2 teams on bye, but also that high powered offenses like New Orleans, Seattle and Jacksonville were among the idle teams.

After 5 weeks, each team has played every other team once, and we have a nice normal distribution among the records:  1 team with one loss, 2 with two losses, 2 with three losses, and 1 with four.

Fitchize finally added some variance to their score.  Prior to this week, every Fitzchize score had been within a 15 point band.  With the return of Tom Brady leading the way, they finally broke out for a big 238 point game, to solidify their hold on the top spot in the league. The only team whose score dropped compared to last week was the Rabbits.

Fitzchize 238.02, The Edgars 164.66

I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet how awkward and unnatural it is to type the name “Fitzchize.”  I can never get it right the first time. I miss letters, try to end it with “…ise” or just generally bollocks it up.  Kudos for constantly messing me up with that one.  Anyway, so Angry Brady is back and kicking ass (at least against Cleveland), but Larry Fitzgerald (perhaps he’s the real Fitzchize!) also blew up for a huge game.  The Edgars didn’t help themselves by starting an injured QB who wasn’t playing, but hey, at least Cam Newton didn’t get negative points like the Edgars’ kicker did the week before.

Fly Eagles Fly 245.28, Caerbannog Killer Rabbits 197.06

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Eagle vs. Rabbit ends about how you might expect

After two down weeks the Eagles were back on the hunt.  And rabbits don’t stand much of a chance against a hungry Eagle.  Marcus Friggin’ Mariota outscored his previous 3 weeks combined to be the top scorer for the Eagles, and T.Y. Hilton put  up great numbers as well.  The Rabbits got similarly big games from Philip Rivers and Ezekiel Elliot.  The Rabbits had seven players on bye, but the biggest problem was lackluster performances from both A.J. Green and Julio Jones, making it difficult to keep pace with the Eagles who put up the top score of the week.

Elmer Fudd 230.28, pUSHing Chains 195.42

Elmer Fudd and the Chain gang stayed neck-and-neck all afternoon on Sunday, with the lead going back and forth and neither team gaining more than about a 20 point lead at any time. However,the Fuddsters still had a couple prime-time players left an were finally able to finally pull away.  Ben Roethlisberger and Martellus Bennett were the top scorers for the Elmers, making up for poor showings by Jarvis Landry and kicker Graham Gano. The Chain pUSHers brought a more balanced attack and were actually led in scoring by ageless kicker Adam Vinatieri.

Week 4: Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

Week 4: Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

It’s a good thing I like Paul Simon.

About the only thing Jones couldn't do was block this Spud Webb dunk attempt in the video
About the only thing Julio couldn’t do was block this Spud Webb dunk in the video

Ever since I saw the stat line with Julio Jones putting up 300 yards I’ve had this song stuck in my head.  Damn catchy tune, too (as are most of Simon’s work).  The video, made when Simon was releasing a greatest hits compilation, looks so very, very 1980s.  It has cameos from Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Spud Webb, Mickey Mantle(!) and John Madden. Check out the video above. I’m still trying to figure out what he (the “Me” in the song) did that was against the law.  Either way, I’m pretty sure what Jones and Matt Ryan did to the Panthers is illegal in several states.

Caerbannog Killer Rabbits 248.66, pUSHing Chains 151.28

A.J. Green got things going for the Rabbits with a big 33 point game on Thursday, then the aforementioned Jones led all scorers with his 48 point outburst to blow things open on Sunday.  Alex Smith, Dak Prescott and Demaryius Thomas had nice games for the Chain Gang, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the star-power of the Rabbits, who took the top weekly prize for the third time in 4 weeks.

The Edgars 158.12. Fly Eagles Fly 151.42

The Eagles were grounded for the second straight week as the Edgars pulled out a win in the closest contest of the season so far.  The Edgars benefited from a breakout game by TE Jordan Reed and decent scores from Emmanual Sanders and Frank Gore.  The Eagles were led by Antonio Brown and LeSean McCoy, but nobody else was able to have a major impact.  The Eagles got a complete dud from star WR DeAndre Hopkins, and I think Edgars K Stephen Gostkowski earned the first negative score by a starter this season in a game to forget for both teams.

Game of the Week
Elmer Fudd 214.66, Fitzchize 202.48

Matty Ice Ice Baby
Be thankful I focused on a song about Julio Jones instead of Matt Ryan!

Elmer Fudd, the last winless team in the league took down the Fitzchize, the final unbeaten team, in a close contest. Fitzchise QB Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan rode Julio’s coattails to a huge 43.52 point game, but he wasn’t even the highest scoring QB in this game!  Fudd QB Ben Roethlisberger put up even more points on Sunday as he eviscerated the Chiefs.  Poor Monday night performances by Odell Beckham Jr. and Stefon Diggs kept the score close but Fudd eventually pulled away for their first win of the year.

 

 

Week 3: Wascawy Wabbits Befuddle Fudd

Week 3: Wascawy Wabbits Befuddle Fudd

It’s because of times like this that I set up this site.  I just can’t let an opportunity like this go by and there’s no way I could have done it justice the old way.

This week fall officially arrived.  Football is in full swing. The air is finally a little cooler and the humidity just a little lower (except when it’s raining).  The stores are filled with orange and yellow decorations. The Pumpkin Spice Latte has returned to Starbucks.  Yes, it’s Pumkin Spice Season.  There’s PumpkiPumpkin Spice Everythingn Spice Jello, Pumpkin Spice Beer, Pumpkin Spice Gum, Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows, even Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn.  Let’s just think about that last one.  We’re going to take something that is already associated with fall and comes in fall colors and has an odd taste and make it even more autumnesqe by making it more orange and yellow and making the taste more odd by pumpkin-izing it? Hey, I love me some cinnamon and nutmeg as much as anyone, but it’s gone too far! Pumpkin Spice everything has returned, and it must be stopped!

But I digress.

Fall is also the time for hunting season.  Intrepid warriors venture out of their comfortable homes into the wilderness with their high-powered weapons to slay the savage beasts of the land.

Be vewy, vewy quiet
Be vewy, vewy quiet

Vicious beasts like pigeons, ducks and… rabbits. Even Killer Rabbits need to be on the lookout. So be vewy vewy qui-i-i-et, because Tewwy Thomas was hunting wabbits this week.  Heh heh heh heh heh.

Seeing that he was facing the Killer Rabbits this week, Terry took it upon himself to rename his team after perhaps the most well known, famous “wabbit” hunter of all time, Elmer Fudd.this-means-war

Of course you realize, this means war.

I believe I saw Terry walking down the hallway on Thursday mumbling under his breath “”Kiww the wabbit! Kiww the WABBBIT!”  So I quickly had my team picture changed to include a sign showing it was “Duck Season”. Would that be enough to fool our intrepid hunter, Elmer?  I think we all know the answer to that.  Mr. Fudd is the most famous wabbit hunter.  Famously inept that is.  What a maroon!

Scores keep dropping like...
Overall scoring keeps falling each week like…

Anyway, overall scoring dropped a few more points this week.   Our average is down about 7 points from last week and 20 points from week 1. You could say scores have been  dropping like an anvil.  It doesn’t help that about half of the 30+point scorers league-wide this week were either on someone’s bench or on the waiver wire. The Rabbits continued their Jekyll and Hyde year going from weekly finishes of first to last and now back to first again. The biggest culprit in the overall scoring decline this week was Doug who,

It's been a Jekyll and Hyde year so far for the Rabbits
It’s been a Jekyll and Hyde year so far for the Rabbits

like me last week, went from first place to dead last. Perhaps he’ll bounce back in the same Jekyll and Hyde way. (Were Poe and R. L. Stevenson contemporaries?) Dmitry is the only one who has increased his score each week. His current trajectory should have him scoring about 300 points per game by midseason.

On to the recap of this week’s games.

Wascawy Wabbits 223.04, Elmer Fudd 168.14

Viking wide receiver Stefon Diggs had a poor performance including this missed opportunity
Elmer Fudd/Viking WR Stefon Diggs had a poor performance including this pass thrown over the head of the realtively small receiver

After 2000 years of research, Marvin “The Martian” Jones has apparently perfected his Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, because he absolutely blew up this week for the Rabbits.  Two touchdowns and over 200 yards receiving made him the high scorer in the league. Christine Michael had a breakout game as well to keep things close through Sunday Afternoon.   Elmer Fudd got decent performances from Demarco Murray and Jarvis Landry, but poor games from Ben Roethlisberger, Martellus

The hunter became the hunted
By Monday night, the tables had turned.

Bennett, Randall Cobb and Stefon Diggs left Elmer with no ammunition left by Sunday night. Ezekiel Elliot pulled the Rabbits close on Sunday night, and then on Monday Drew Brees and Mark Ingram combined to turn the tables on Fudd even with Brandin Cooks and Julio Jones held in check. The loss leaves Fudd winless through three games.

 

Fitzchize 204.84, Fly Eagles Fly 173.80

Carlos Hyde was a monster for Fitzchize this week
Fitzchize’s Carlos Hyde had a MONSTER week

With two players scoring zero points (Delanie Walker, Kelvin Benjamin) and 5 others failing to hit double digits, the previously high-flying Eagles looked more like Daffy Duck in this lopsided battle of unbeatens. In fact, both teams started a player who was inactive (Eagles’ Walker, Fitzchize’s Donte Moncrief), but strong games from Jordy Nelson and Carlos Hyde were more than enough against the lackluster Eagles performance.  With the win,  Fitzchize who didn’t win a game until week 6 last year,  is now undefeated and in sole possession of first place, while the Eagles take over first place in the total points race.  Interestingly, Fitzchize is 3-0 having scored less points (610.18 vs 618.40) through 3 games than last year’s 0-3 start.

pUSHing Chains 183.66, The Edgars 152.88

Carson Palmer must have taken a wrong turn in Albuquerque because he didn't show up in Buffalo on Sunday
Carson Palmer must have taken a wrong turn in Albuquerque because he certainly didn’t show up in Buffalo on Sunday

When pUSHing Chains QB Carson Palmer headed from Arizona to Buffalo this weekend, he apparently shoulda taken that left toyn at Alba-quoy-key, because he was essentially a no show against the Bills. But even with Palmer’s bad day and a zero-point tease appearance by Rob Gronkowski, the Chain Gang had more than enough to win.  The Edgars had outstanding performances by Aaron Rodgers and Doug Baldwin, but the rest of the team fell flat with only 3 other players topping even 10 points. The Edgars seem to have nodded, nearly nappin’, so someone should have come a-tappin’, gently rappin’ at their chamber door to wake them up for this contest. Just watch the Looney Tunes, Edgar style:

 

So, it’s been fun putting this together this week.  Hope you enjoyed it. And there’s no other way to end it but…

Th- Th- Th- Th- That’s All Folks!

Th-th-th-th-that's all folks!
I dare you to try not to hear the music in your head.