In the closest game in league history, there are probably 25 plays that could've gone a different way and changed this outcome, but here are my two favorites:
- Jacoby Jones catches a pass, gets hit, fumbles and Foster catches the fumble, picking up 2 yards and 0.2 points.
- A wide open Mike Williams gets hit in the chest with a 10-yard slant at the Raider 1-yard line and drops the ball.
This game also featured a missed PAT from Matt Prater and two defensive touchdowns from the spot start Buccaneers. And each Calvin Johnson touchdown took points off the board for the Redskin defense.
THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW 75.62 - DEATHFROMABOVE 56.76
DFA scored 135 points three weeks ago and 125 in the two games since. Marshawn Lynch and Seattle combined for 1.7 points in that shellacking (shellaqueing for our Canadian friends) and Jon Kitna was actual the highest-scoring DFAer.
Hightower has lost his job, Kitna refuses to throw to Roy Williams for literally God knows what reason. The Elbow should relish winning even though they scored 40 fewer points than the Crusaders. Now the Republicans have won back the House, the little guys like him are going to be completely ignored.
BROOKLINE'S FINEST 102.94 - ATLAS SHRUGGZ 71.40
No Hakeem Nicks, no win. Brandon Lloyd accounted for 38% of the Shruggz output this week and was the only guy into double digits. Probably didn't help that every single one of his position players was on a losing team this week.
Brookline is secretly and quietly good. They can post 100 here and there and have the points to win a lot of playoff tiebreakers right now. The only major problem they're looking at is how epically bad Matt Schaub is in important games, and he'll be playing a lot of important games down the stretch as the Texans fight for a wild card.
HAWKS 94.80 - PURPLE SWIRLS 82.20
The undressing of the Swirls continues.
Did I predict that Mike Sims-Walker would have a good game this week? I hope I did. I meant to, since the Cowboys defense is so completely awful. Lemme see...no, I just made fun of Danny Woodhead in that preview. Ah well.
IRON CITY POUNDERS 76.64 - LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 49.32
A fantasy football team scoring 49 points should be on one of those Your Birth Year birthday cards that show how cheap things used to be. In your birth year, 1951, milk was 5 cents a keg, a 1500 square foot house cost $9,000 and fantasy football teams averaged 49 points a week. Oh, how times have changed!
And now Randy Moss has been cut.
Larry Fitzgerald actually returned for a game, mainly because Derek Anderson was put back in and just started flinging it. For an offensive guru, Whisenhunt sure is late to realize how useless Max Hall is.
WHIZ-BANG GANG 85.70 - FIREROCK ROCKERS 61.32
All you can do is beat who you play...is what the WBG keeps repeating after moving to 6-2 with a thoroughly mediocre game. Ah, I'm sure Ronnie Brown will become good when the playoffs start.
TK yelled at Nate to reset the waiver wire today. Although I have no idea who he's in a rush to claim or why, I admire his enthusiasm.