Late recap. Hand up, my bad. Time just got away from me this week. Won't happen again, but can't promise it won't happen again. Ok, let's go. And then there were two. Two weeks left, that is. We officially have five teams who have clinched playoff spots. Nathan, Commish, Worzie, Spencer and Nick. Only one spot left to fight for. Justin currently sits at 5-7 and in the 6th spot, right behind him is Probst, Jared and Jere looking to sneak their way in. The North division is a two-team race between Nick and Spencer to get a bye and Nathan can lock up the South with one more win.
With the bottom half of the league being ass, only one team is officially eliminated and that is Ryan.
As Dak would annoyingly say:
Let's get into it. Here we go.
WEEK 12 PAYOUT WINNER
North vs South Rivalry Week - Team that scores the highest points in their division AND wins their weekly matchup. Pays $20 to both the North and South team
North: Spencer, South: Commish
Naturally, the only payout I win is during a week when I still have to pay someone out. Pretender team Spencer may be dropping the pretender title soon, although I still believe he's a pretender. He's had an up-and-down season but has ripped off three straight wins to lock a playoff spot and fight for a bye in the North. Not much needs to be said about Commish's team, A- drafting has him coasting to a wildcard seed and the second-best record in the league.
Records going into week thirteen with the extra wins added. Spencer: 16-8
Justin: 14-10 Jared: 9-15 Jere: 7-17 Nathan: 18-6
Worzie: 14-10 Commish:13-11 Probst: 10-14 Ryan: 7-17
START OF THE WEEK
Spencer, Dak Prescott - 40.74pts
Spencer benched Hurts in favor of Dak, a bold play as Hurts has been electric this year. Dak has had a resurgence year, bringing himself into the MVP conversation once again. Rolling out Dak may be one of the best plays of the year as he outscored Hurts by only 4.24pts, but that would have been the difference between winning and losing.
BLUNDER OF THE WEEK
Probst, Cleveland Def - 5.50pts
Probst threw up 168.91pts and unfortunately still lost. A game he desperately needed to put himself in a much better chance to win. The difference was playing Cleveland's defense over Baltimore's. I'm not sure anyone would question the decision on paper as Cleveland was against Denver and Baltimore was against the Chargers. Thinking about it one more time, it's the Chargers and Baltimore should have been a no-brainer. Blunder confirmed.
THE LEAGUE POWER RANKINGS
Shaken up, never stirred.
1) LBJ = GOAT --: Double digit wins.
2) Goodell 2.0 ▲1: Coasting into the playoffs.
3) Me & Mahomies ▼1: Also coasting into the playoffs.
4) Bed, Bath & Bijan ▲1: Battling for the North Division Title
5) Romo's Revenge ▼1: Dropped to the two spot in the North due to points-for tiebreaker.
6) Aiyuken --: Massive win in week 12 keeping his playoff chances at good odds.
7) Mutant Njigba Turtles --: Frisky team staying frisky.
8) Skyy's Out, Thighs Out --: Needs help to find the postseason.
9) Hall of Shame --: Needs some help, but also needs to score big next two weeks.
10) Mile High Magic --: Dead, dead.
MATCH-UP FOR WEEK 13
Jared (4-8) vs Jere (4-8)
Elimination game. One will walk away with a chance to fight again, one will hang up the jockstrap until next year. This is why we play the game, folks. Reminder that both these teams started 0-4, for either of these teams to still have a chance this late into the season is a miracle. We've never seen a 0-4 team make the playoffs.
Commish went 4-1 this week, bringing his overall total to 32-23.
Week Thirteen Predictions
Commish vs. Nathan: Commish
Jared vs. Jere: Jere
Nick vs. Ryan: Nick
Justin vs. Probst: Probst
Spencer vs. Worzie: Worzie
WEEK 13 WEEKLY PAYOUT
Right on the Money - Team closest to their projected point total (over OR under)
Right on the money gets you your money this week. Although, a couple of you are hoping not to win this as that may mean a loss and on the couch until next year. Good luck to everyone, except you Nathan. The South division isn't locked up yet, and I'll make sure it stays that way.