by Gerald Udowiczenko
I do hope that the new address hasn't confused you? As I received nothing
by post this week. I do hope that will be rectified for the next issue?
Well I've just got back from Scotland, after see a great game at Hampden
Park. The Claymores shut-out the dragons 28-0. It was a good game that
had everything. Great plays from the offence (those they were few and
far between), brilliant defence (which probably won the Claymores the
game) and some crap calls from the Zebras. How they didn't call a safety,
when the Dragons started on the 2-yd line and the QB was sacked in the
endzone. Or possibly a TD as there seemed to be a fumble in there somewhere.
Beats me, instead the Dragons got the ball back on the 1/4 foot line.
Well its looks like my season is over again for another year. I just
don't want to talk about last week's game. How we even scored 13 points
is beyond me. I just hope we improve with the draft, but I'll be darned
if I know what to pick up. Oh well I reckon the week 16 culling will help
W2) @ BB (10-4,
Gerald : Broncos wipe the floor with some Buffalo
hide, as they go down to a humiliating shut-out. Broncos win 28-0!!
Graham : Could well be a divisional round preview.
Bills at home should edge it. BB 7
Jon : BB x 1
W1) @ NJ (7-7,
Gerald : These teams both need the win to stay
ahead in the last wildcard hunt. I think homefield will just help the
Jets win it, but it will be close. So close that it'll go to overtime.
Jets by 3.
Graham : Wildcard decider? Probably. The Jets
have homefield and are arguably a little better. NJ 7
Jon : SS x 3
L2) @ NE (5-8-1,
Gerald : No Comment.
Graham : Defences might just be on top. I fancy
the Pats, but it'll probably be tight. NE 3
Jon : NE x 1
W3) @ MD (12-2-,
Gerald : With the division won, and no real
chance of homefield in the play-offs. I can't see the Bungals winning
on the road to the Fish. Miami by 10.
Graham : Another divisional round preview probably.
Fish need it more to finally clinch the East. MD 6
Jon : CI x 3
L1) @ PS (4-9-1,
Gerald : The Steelers are on a role, which
may bold well for the Con Bowl, but this week I think they will come un-stuck.
Chiefs by 10.
Graham : Would you bet against
the Steelers right now. I wouldn't. PS 10
Jon : PS x 2
L8) @ CL (2-12,
Gerald : The Raiders don't really wart to win
this one, as they at present have the No.1 draft pick. It will be close
and high scoring I think, so 38-35 win to the Browns.
Graham : League's lowest scorers go head-to-head.
Heart says Raiders, head says Browns. CL 7
Jon : CL x 7.
L1) @ WR (10-4,
Gerald : Can they fall apart after their first
loss? One can but hope. The Skins will make it tough for them, and as
the Saints showed last week, it does matter how late you leave it you
if you believe (and most of us have for the last couple of seasons) you
can beat the Rams you will beat them. This has got to be Game of the Week,
and I fancy the home team to make it 2-losses-in-a-row for the Rams (first
time in a long time I think?) Skins by 3.
Graham : Yet another probable divisional preview.
Who knows, but probably close. WR 3
Jon : SR x 7
W2) @ PE (7-7,
Gerald : Well even coming back from holiday
won't help the Eagles this week. 49ers by 10.
Graham : Niners need one more win to clinch
wildcard homefield. Never count out Eagles but ... SF 3
Jon : PE x 3
W7) @ DC (4-10,
Gerald : Tim can but hope that the Rams loss
their next 2 games big time and his Vikings can improve their points spread.
But I fear that homefield in the NFC is destined to go to St Louis. This
week should be a formality, but after last weeks display, against the
Skins, the Boyz could make this a very close game? Even so, Vikings by
Graham : If Boys can draft a defence they should
be OK, but for now . . . MV 10
Jon : MV x 6
W1) @ AC (2-12,
Gerald : Bears by 10.
Graham : Stephen's done a good job so far with
the Bears, and should get another win here. CH 10
Jon : CH x 9
W4) @ DL (2-12,
Gerald : Jon's only hope is for the Lions to
come alive and up-set the Saints. Can't see it myself. Saints will be
on a high after last week, and I can't see the Lions stopping them.. Saints
Graham : Saints to clinch playoff spot as their
hot streak continues. NS 13
Jon : NO x 14
L1) @ TB (6-8,
Gerald : Not much to play for, for either of
these teams, other than getting ready for the Con Bowl. Homefield wins
it for the Buccs by 3.
Graham : Two identical
records. I'd ;like to see the Falcs win, but I suspect it'll be the Buccs.
Jon : AF x 1
by Graham Canwell (Week 14)
||The Fish moved to within touching distance of the Eastern crown
with a demolition of the in-form Jets.
||A worthy mention to the Broncos (who were aided by a ball-control
offence) but the Steelers shutout of the Titans will have the AFC
worried about next year.
||No sign whatsoever of the Dolphins fading away. They seem to be
improving as the season progresses.
||A brilliant effort, finally ending the Rams 100% record in a mad
4th quarter shootout.
||Not a big week for Ds in the NFC, but the Niners performance against
the Falcons was the best of the bunch.
||Did everyone a favour (me included, probably) by beating me!
|Barry Switzer Award
||Scored a 90 yd TD inside the two minute warning to
go up by seven points and still contrived to lose without even needing
the aid of overtime!
Gerald to Jon : D'OH! No I think about it,
of course those predictions and messages were for AB and not B.
Gerald to Richard : Git, that was one of
the worst game I've ever played, and get no 3rd downs, well that just
Gerald to Geoff : Congratulations on beat
Gerald to Jon : I guess I'll see you in the
Con Bowl. Here's hoping we meet and have a bloody good game?
Gerald Stuart : I think the division is yours,
unless something strange happens...... (Que The Twilight Zone music)
Gerald to Alan : Well it looks like you won't
get a winning season this year. How could you get shut-out against the
Jon to All : OK, so my defence hasn't been
too good this season (14th currently). Yet somehow I've managed to get
18 defensive form gains!?
Jon to Paul S : Don't ask me. It's really
a reverse of a few seasons ago. Congratulations on the division & good
luck in the playoffs. I hope you manage to upset the odds & win the big
one. It's about time you won at least one playoff game.
Jon to Bruce : Go on - upset the Saints.
Please. You're my last best hope!
Graham to Geoff : What a terrific game, up
there with the most exciting I've had in Gameplan. Fluctuating fortunes,
and seven scores in the final quarter. Congratulations - I'd love to go
head-to-head again in the Championship Game so good luck 'til then.
Graham to Gerald : Your "offence" cost someone
else a defensive Rammy this week!
Graham to Paul S : In answer to your question
last week. No, I definitely am not !!!!
Well that it's for this week, hope you get the wins you need, expect
for the Bills who I hope get slaughtered. Yes, I'm still Bitter 'n Twisted.
And also good luck to the Claymores, who will need it if they're to get
to the final. Thankfully they've got a D and something of an O, well a
running back at least.