by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well playing-up hasn't worked as I had hoped this season. But at least
they'll all been close games. With a little more luck (read that as winning
4 more games) I may have even got to the play-offs. But (I think I'm correct
in saying this?) I'll be of to one of the various Con-Bowls (Bronze, Silver
or Gold) and with luck may go all the way, after all last season I did
win one post season game.
Well I'm off to FurryCon South this coming (long) weekend (13 - 16 August)
in Brighton. Staying at the Stakis hotel. So maybe I will have seen some
of you? But as you'll get this after the weekend, it won't be much use.
So now you know why your letter (or e-mail), if you send one wasn't used,
as I'm typing this up on Thursday night, to post early Friday morning.
So apologies to anybody that missed the post. I should really have said
something last week.
And finally thanks to Jon for this weeks letter. I'll return the favour
and get something to you for NFLB. Assuming I'll have time after the weekend?
W1) @ BB (12-3,
W2) Last season (27-44 wk.5 24-30 OT)
Gerald : Tough one to call, both looked unbeatable
a few weeks ago. But even with the odd shock result, they are in the running
for the division. I'm going to have to go with the same result as wk.5,
and this time the Bills are at home. Bills by 10.
Jon : Without a doubt the biggest game of the
week. This game decides the AFC East and homefield for the play-offs.
Tough call, but Bills by 1.
L1) @ NE (6-9,
L1) Last season (17-35 wk.5 9-10)
Gerald : No comment
Jon : I don't think that either of them will
really care. Pats by 3.
W2) @ CI (10-5,
W1) Last season (24-33 wk.5 0-24)
Gerald : Again I think it will be the same
result as the wk.5 game, but the Steelers should get on the score sheet.
Bengals by 7.
Jon : Simple enough, if the Bengals
win, they have a W/C. they should do. Bengals by 7.
W1) @ CL (4-10-1,
W3) Last season (21-27 wk.5 10-3)
Gerald : The Browns of late have been on a
roll, which could spell disaster for Alan. But the Titans should come
though, but only just. Titans by 6.
Jon : The Titans do struggle against the Browns.
They've also, barring a total disaster, won their division. But that shouldn't
be enough to see the Browns win. Titans by 6.
L3) @ KC (3-11-1,
L3) Last season (13-20 wk.5 6-10)
Gerald : Nothing to play for except pride,
will make this an interesting game. I think it will be as tight as the
last two games, but a different winner. Raiders break their divisional
duck by 1.
Jon : The Raiders haven't won a divisional
game for 6 seasons. Chiefs by 3.
L1) @ SS (9-6,
L1) Last season (10-24 wk.5 37-14)
Gerald : A very tight game, with the Hawks
needing the win and other results to go their way. I think they can do
it, but will fate be kind to them? Seahawks by 10.
Jon : A must win for the Seahawks and then
praying for the Bengals to lose. The Broncos need to win to ensure a home
game in the play-offs. Could be a cracker. Seahawks by 1.
W2) @ PE (10-5,
W1) Last season (27-20 wk.5 23-20 OT)
Gerald : Well they've won their last 2, which
could make it a little more difficult for Jon. But not that difficult.
Eagles by 13.
Jon : IF I win this and IF the Cards beat the
Redskins I'll be a happy man.
W1) @ WR (11-4,
W2) Last season (9-10 wk.5 7-17)
Gerald : It be nice for Dean to finish on a
high, and cause another upset, but I really can't see it. Skins by 10.
Jon : I know whom I want to win, but I don't
think it'll happen. Redskins by 7.
L2) @ TB (6-9,
L6) Last season (14-41 wk.5 16-34)
Gerald : Well at least a coached team is going
to the play-offs from the NFC Central. With nothing except the draft to
play for it will probably be a corker of a game. Bears by 10.
Jon : With the same Gameplan, same result.
Buccs by 21.
L2) @ MV (8-7,
W2) Last season (0-22 wk.5 19-8)
Gerald : Well done to the Vikings, on getting
to the play-offs. But without a wining record I fear they will go out
in the first game. Bruce will probably be kicking himself after the last
2 results, as if he'd won, things would be so different. But thems the
breaks. Lions by 10.
Jon : This game should have been for the division,
but the Lions choked it at the death. Vikes by 3.
W3) @ SF (8-7,
L2) Last season (14-21 wk.5 14-24)
Gerald : 49ers get the last play-off spot,
but it will be a struggle as the Saints have shown signs of greatness.
But not this week. 49ers by 3.
Jon : Nothing to play for but pride here. 49ers
L4) @ SR (11-4,
L1) Last season (17-10 wk.5 21-35)
Gerald : Paul will want to win, but after his
last couple of experiments got him nowhere I fear the result will be the
same as wk.5, and not last season. Rams by 10.
Jon : Paul may have had a bad season (so which
definition of the word bad are you using? 4-11 is bad. Ed), but he'll
still want to win this one. If he does then the Redskins could get homefield.
Falcons by 1.
by Graham Canwell (Week 15)
||New York Jets
||For totally destroying one of the leagues top defences, that of
the Broncos. Easily the best effort in a week where the defences tended
||In a game where defence reigned supreme the Dolphins awesome effort
turned out not to be enough thanks to some sloppy special teams plays.
Their conquerors the Steelers had great D too
||The leagues No.1 performance in its No.1 game.
||Defences were on top in the NFC too, but the Eagles effort (crucially
with only one turnover) just piped that of the Cowboys.
||Continued their good form with a strong defensive showing against
the Ninners, whose passing attack must be giving them cause for concern.
||Absolutely had to win, and in a great game did just that.
|Barry Switzer Award
||Miami & Pittsburgh Offenses
||I know this is a defensive league but you guys are
allowed to turn up!!
Gerald to Bruce : Did you get any response
to the advert? If so I may have to do the same thing, before week one
Jon to Graham & Paul S. : Just to top my
loss to the Redskins in wk.14, I lost a game in NFLD by 30-29 having been
29-9 up with 2 minutes left. My opponent scored and then recovered 2 onside
Jon to Paul M. : Are you a farther yet? If
not, when's it due?
Jon to Graham : That was close. But for once
Miller let you down with some crucial interceptions. No KO returns for
TDs! (Though that was also close)
Well all the best for your week 16 lottery, and here's to a great draft.
I just hope that I can get that 5* QB. As Drew just hasn't worked out
since we drafted him 4 years ago. He still can't tell the bloody difference
between out players (the ones he meant to pass to) and the opponents.