We are heading down the stretch and a few things are clear regarding the playoffs:
Silmarils has clinched yet another playoff spot.
Assuming Golden Tate doesn't catch 350 yards and 5-6 TDs, I will also clinch a playoff spot.
With The Takklemaggots victory this week, Dwarven Miners have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Tonight's Eagles/Skins game has a couple of implications:
If Moosejaw Charge wins (meaning Zach Ertz gives him the edge over Carson Wentz and the Philly Defense), then Moosejaw charge SHOULD clinch a playoff spot (since Dread Reapers has lost and Inaction is unlikely to come back tonight).
HOWEVER, in the event that this comeback does not occur and the games results play out as expected, we will have these standings:
1. Silmarils * 10-3
2. Ransac's Maniacs* 9-4
3. Moosejaw_Charge 7-6
4. Dread Reapers 6-7
5. Inaction in Action 6-7
6. The Takklemaggots 5-8
7. TomBStoners 5-8
8. Dwarven Miners 4-9
Next week's games are as follows:
Maniacs vs Charge
Miners vs. TomBStoners
Dread Reapers vs Takklemaggots
Inaction in Action vs Silmarils
Mathematically, Takklemaggots and TomBStoners are not yet eliminated from the playoffs, as they can potentially finish 6-8 and tie the Reapers and Action should they both lose; however, they are both significantly behind in the points tiebreaker (400-500 points behind in tiebreakers) that this scenario seems improbable. Still, there is technically hope for turgy22 and TomB.
Realistically, the last two spots are up to Inaction in Action, Dread Reapers and Moosejaw Charge. Mooseman has a clear path: Win and you're in the playoffs. Even if you lose, you are enough ahead of Inaction in the points tiebreaker (250-280 points by the end of tonight) that you should be safe anyways, but there is still a chance you're not.
That puts the pressure on Dread Reapers and Inaction in Action. Dread Reapers will have about a 170 points tiebreaker advantage after tonight, but we've certainly seen huge and minuscule points totals this year and it's not out of the question that (even if you both win or both lose) the points could flip the advantage. The onus is on Inaction to make some noise this week, but can still take a playoff spot if he upsets Silmarils and Dread Reapers is knocked off by the Takklemaggots.
Getting time for the writeups again. Y'all excited for some playoffs?!
Ransac, cpa trash man
Edit: Holy crap, Ferret has returned!?!?!? We need to jump you in next year!