HFFL Universal Blast – 2019 – Playoffs Week 1

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It was a pivotal weekend for playoff scenarios in the NFL in week 14 and most of the games lived up to the hype! But none more so than the Saints and Niners game! What a thriller with plays like this:

The Saints took the lead late but couldn’t get a two point conversion to make it a 3 point lead! So the Niners took possession with a chance to win it in New Orleans! And that’s what George Kittle did this:

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Robbie Gould then kicked the game winner and the Niners beat the Saints. Unbelievable!

The Ravens / Bills game had playoff implications too, but the Ravens were too dominant for the Bills with Lamar Jackson doing it thing.

I mean, the Bills even had a look at the Ravens playbook sheet when it blew on the field during the game and STILL couldn’t win!

The Texans beat the Patriots last week to show that they have their sights set on a deep playoff run. And then the followed that signature win up with a total dud against the Broncos and rookie Drew Lock! The defense, however, provided the signature play.

And the Patriots couldn’t bounce back from their loss last week, dropping their first home game of the season to the Chiefs in spite of some trickery.

The refs certainly didn’t help the Pats this week either.

And THEN the Seahawks got crushed by the Rams on Sunday night football!

The next 3 weeks are going to be VERY interesting in the NFL.

But THIS week marked the beginning of the HFFL playoffs! Let’s go!

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The LOC had some upsets in both brackets to kick things off! Scores:

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HEADLINE: In the Fast Layne

The Layne Ducks nabbed the final playoff spot last week and made the most of it in round 1, dismantling the 3 seed Mad Scientists! Paul got huge games from a bunch of his guys even as Matt’s team slumped. Josh Jacobs was held out of his game and Matt couldn’t recover. So Paul will move on to round two! As will Kevin by virtue of his big win over Chris! Jim and Caleb can’t be happy with this show of strength by their future opponents!

HEADLINE: Toilet Bowl Stinkers

They don’t call it the Toilet Bowl bracket for nothing. The LOC losers’ bracket was not pretty this week as scores were very low. But it was the underdogs that managed to get the wins! Nerd Herd beat the Hooligans in a slog fest. And, most incredibly, Tom’s Overpaid PrimaDonnas knocked off the Limbs (who foolishly benched Brees for Wilson) as a 12 seed! Tom has had such a rough season that he cut some of his best players, only to find himself 2 wins away from an LOC return trip! What?!

Updated LOC Brackets:

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The PL playoff teams came in hot in round 1! Scores:

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HEADLINE: This Just In: Good Teams Are Good

The playoff field is looking STOUT in the PL. It was a wild shootout between the Scrubs and Ben’s team with Ben winning behind Drew Brees! Mike had a huge week, just not quite big enough to overcome that kind of firepower. On the other side of the bracket, 6 seed Nana Nancy has awoken! Winston and Mostert went supernova and blasted Stephen out of contention! Next week’s games are going to be GOOD.

HEADLINE: The Blaine Game

There would be no upsets in the PL Toilet Bowl bracket this week. Red White & Blaine had a huge game and ended Sherlock’s dreams of getting to the LOC the hard way. Where was this point power in the regular season for Eric?! Elsewhere, Jonah continues his quest to stage an epic comeback all the way to the LOC. He vanquished Spencer this week and his team looks capable of attaining the once-impossible!

Updated PL Brackets:

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The EL featured some lopsided affairs this week while the 6 seed again showed some fight! Scores:

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HEADLINE: The Power of Positive Thinking

Fantasy Champs are moving on! The Burlingame boys dubbed their team Champs before the season, seeking to speak it into existence. Well, they barely made the playoffs as a 6 seed and drew a tough matchup with DK in round 1 and yet here they are heading into round 2! Incredible. On the other side of the bracket, Brian rolled Matt easily with Ekeler and Mixon setting the pace! Welcome to round 2, Brian!

HEADLINE: Edwardian Drama

In the EL Toilet Bowl, one Edwards is put out of his 3 month misery while two more are making their runs! Mark’s season was a bit of a nightmare from the jump. Odell and DeAndre didn’t live up to the hype and the wins were tough to find. In the end, it was Nate who eliminated Mark from LOC contention and kept his own hopes alive! Joining Nate in round 2 is… his own son! Liam is moving on after crushing Aaron’s team behind Deshaun Watson’s garbage time stats! Could we be heading for an All Edwards family Toilet Super Bowl?

Updated EL Brackets:

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It’s Paul and the Layne Ducks! Paul snuck into the LOC playoffs as the 6 seed with a 2 game winning streak. He faced the 3 seed and blew him away behind a couple of Tennessee Titans: Tannehill and Henry! And he finally got the promised production from Gurly and Hopkins too! Could this 6 seed run the table?!

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If you lost this week, I’ve got… not great news for you. Your LOC dreams are over. Your games next week are for final league standings only. So enjoy a mostly meaningless game and cheer for a team of your choice to move on! Also know that next year’s draft orders are based on final standings. So it’s not entirely meaningless…

For those teams that won and are still kicking, don’t let your attention slip now! Check and double check your lineups and schedules! This is for all the marbles! Jets and Ravens on Thursday this week is your first chance at points! Good luck!

Until Next Week,

Commish Peter