by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well, what an impressive week Five was for overtime games. The two games in the AFC & NFC East, which featured unbeaten teams, went to the wire. With the Bills and Cowboys coming up trumps. We had another shutout, 3 teams were kept to Field Goals, or TD's by the defence. It looks like NFLAB is really warming up to be a monster of a defensive league under v2.15. It look like we'll have to wait a long time for those higher scoring games, that some of us were expecting.
Thanks to Graham and Jon for this weeks contributions
W5) @ TB (3-2,
W1) 1996 Season (7 - 38)
L1) @ NJ (4-1,
L1) 1999 Season (10 - 42)
L13) @ MD (1-4,
L2) 1999 Season (34 - 10)
W2) @ SR (5-0,
W13) 1999 Season (0 - 24)
L3) @ PS (2-3,
L1) 1997 Season (15 - 29)
L14) @ TT (4-1,
W4) Last Season (7 - 37)
L3) @ PE (4-1,
L1) 1999 Season (14- 35)
W7) @ DB (4-1,
W1) No Known Match-up
W1) @ MV (1-4,
L2) No Known Match-up
W2) @ OR (0-5,
L9) 1996 Season (12 - 10)
Gerald to Stuart : That was a bloody close game. I think if you hadn't all those penalties, you probably would have won the game. I sure ain't looking forward to re-match. I think we should both relocate to different divisions, that way we might both have a change of getting to the play-offs. So where do you want to move? I'd quite like the NFC Central.
Gerald to The NFC : Well, I hope you've got you're prayer mats ready. As with a little luck we could keep you winless.
Gerald to Paul S. : Looks like our teams are mirroring each other. So tell me what you plan to do
Gerald to Richard and Alan : I hope, just because you weren't very good at the predictions last week (only just scraping 50%). That you've given up? Ok so I had a good week, a stonking 91%. But that was a one off.
Graham to NFC : Let's show a bit more pride than last year, eh?
Graham to Richard : Thanks for the congratulations. I'm glad I was playing last year's Bills and not this year's version (week 12 is getting closer . . . )
Graham to All : Anyone any idea how to get defensive form gains when your defence sucks, and you've got an offence that doesn't belong on the same planet, let alone the same team.)
Jon to Richard : My Dolphins have been uncoached since week 4 in AW - but I'm back as a play0ff coach. Draft has been awesome - that squad is going to be huge next season. Hopefully I'll see you in week 20, but I wouldn't bet on it. Well done on de-throning the Buccs - they'd lost 2 games in 2 season and won the Superbowl 2 out of the last 3.
Jon to Andy : Close again - but you deserved it. I still hate your pass D.
Well a small postbag this week means a shorter than usually newsletter. Also again, I've left it to the last minute to type it up, but that's me own fault. I've done a quarter by quarter breakdown in NFLB of how many points have been scored (you should get that for next week's newsletter Jon). I'm thinking of doing the same think for AB, but I think how many points conceded would be a better idea for us. As we do seem to be very defensive minded. The question is whether to do it at the end of the season, or at regular intervals throughout. So I'll open this to you. What do you think?
Well I'll leave it at that, and hope to hear from some of you soon. All the best for the interconference games, you're going to need it if you're in the NFC.
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