Away vs. Home
Analysis: Cliburn is still in the hunt for a first-round bye. And Duffy is still fighting for a playoff spot, but he needs to win this matchup to have a chance. A loss would give the Hangovers a losing record and end their season.
Analysis: This is Schmidt's worst season to date. And Pyle has seen better days, too. But this is the OIL's original rivalry, and these guys love to beat each other. So, while neither team will make the playoffs, it's a good matchup between two of the original OIL franchises.
Analysis: This matchup has minimal playoff implications. Finch has already clinched a playoff position and is now just hoping for a first round bye. Baldwin has won four in a row, but his seven losses will keep him out of the playoffs. This one is all about pride for the Roughnecks.
Analysis: The Hippies are one of three teams fighting for a first-round bye, so they can't afford to overlook Henderson's squad. Yes, they've already clinched a playoff spot, but the first-round bye is incredibly valuable. Meanwhile, the NARCS have a chance at the playoffs with a loss, but they can clinch the playoffs outright with a win.
Analysis: After suffering his seventh loss last week, Morgan is now playing for pride. Leal has been in that boat for a while now, as the Nobodies' 3-9 record is tied for the league-worst. So, no playoff implications here, but a very good matchup of bitter rivals.
Analysis: This battle featuring former champions is all about pride as both teams are guaranteed to have losing seasons. Perhaps Bruesch can cut into Cobb's 7-2 series lead, which is the most lopsided of the league's rivalries.
The OIL Game of the Week
AMMODOGS (7-5) vs. DominationStation (6-6)
Analysis: This is the perfect Rivalry Week matchup. Not only are these two bitter rivals, but each team's playoff hopes come down to this game. Win this game, and you're in the playoffs. It's that simple. Rivalry Week matchups don't get any better than that.