by Gerald Udowiczenko
Well another regular season is over and the lottery of the end of season cull happened to us all. We didn't do too badly, as we only lost 3 players (all of which I hope to replace in the draft) for 6 points to retirement. Had 8 step losses (of which one was on BQ) and had 11 points of reductions. So all in all not too bad. The only problem being we got little in the way of LPs. 39 to be precise.
Looking on the bright side, well you've got to don't you? (. I've still got most of the squad in one piece. So I'm not complaining too loudly and most importantly I've still got most of my No.1 ranked offensive in one piece. Ok, so we did lose an Offensive Lineman, but I should be able to replace him and in general (touch wood) we should be able to improve on this seasons stats? Which even if I do say so myself (and I am) were quite impressive (Bets Offensive anyone? :o)
Brady didn't do too badly for a 2 year old QB. If only we have scored 2 more TDs or the Browns hadn't, Brady would have finished the season with the most TDs in the league. But 42 isn't that bad (only 1 behind the Browns) and hopefully can be improved on next season?
We also finished with 6,414 in combined yards (4,759 passing & 1,655 rushing). Only 18 yards behind the record set by the Rams in the 2001 season and only 17 yards of getting in the top 5 passing yards for a season. We only failed one week (13 - very unlucky for me) against the Browns not to score a TD and had 11 games were we rushed for over 100 yards. So hopefully we can set new records next season, with the team a little older and wiser?
Also nice to see the no team in the AFC East had a losing record, as both the Jets & Fish finished 8-8. What a tough division, especially as we had 3 out of the top 5 offensives and 3 out of the top 8 defensives. And in total only 8 teams (out of 24) had losing records.No kicker was perfect, the Steelers came closest only missing 1 XPT and perfect on all their FG attempts.
Only the Steelers, Saints, Buccs, Skins & Cards failed to get a safety. While the Eagles had 6.And the Cards were the only prefect team. Sad to say they were prefect in not wining a single game, extending their losing streak to 45.
Well that's enough stats, let get on. Thanks to Graham & Brucey for their invaluable contributions this week.
MV (9-7, W1)
@ PE (9-7, W1)
Last time : wk 11, 2005 (10 - 23)
WR (9-7, L2) @ PS (9-7, L3)
SR (8-8, W4) @ NJ (8-8, L1)
DL (8-8, L2) @ MD (8-8, L1)
SF (8-8, L1) @ OR (7-9, W4)
KC (2-14, L8) @ AF (6-10, L3)
TB (2-14, L1) @ CI (2-14, L1)
Graham to Jon : Well done! Good luck in the playoffs.
Graham to Paul S : Bad luck on missing out, especially now you've got the hang of postseason games...
Graham to Gerald : See you next season!!!!!!
Paul Spence to Apple : Congrats on winning the division. Was it really that easy?
Paul Spence to Jon : Congrats on getting the wildcard. I'm a bit peeved about getting shut-out. I created a really different gameplan but posted it on Monday night and it didn't get there on time. Only my self to blame though.
Paul Spence to Apple & Jon : Go NFC East. Hopefully you guys can kick some ass for us in the playoffs. Good Luck and hopefully I'll give you a better run for your money next season.
Paul Spence to Brucey : Mate, what happened to you. You beat me week one and went on a run and then finished 8-8. Did you feel sorry for me and thought you'd try to meet me in the Con Bowl. It'll probably have to be an extra Pre-Season game instead at this rate. Row E rules by the way.
Paul Spence to Gerald : Remember I won the Superbowl from the Wildcard game last season so it's your turn this season.
Little time as I've got to get this in the post NOW!!
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