Six out of 42 OIL teams have yet to lose a game. At 3-0, their playoff odds are 89.5%. Those at 2-1 have a 54.2% chance of reaching the playoffs. 1-2 sits at 29.89%. 0-3? 5% . . . so I'm saying there's a chance.
After two weeks, the PFC's FDC Chiefs lead the OIL at 2-0 and the most points in the league (191.75 per game). But it were the AFC's Brewmasters who scored the most points in the season's second stanza, with 205.35 points. The scoring explosion moved the Brew Crew to number one in the AFC, while the NFC and PFC's top teams remain unchanged with the Roughnecks and FDC Chiefs holding the top spots, respectively. Click the standings to access the league on Yahoo!.
After crunching the data of 15 OIL seasons' worth of records, I found that the playoff odds at this point are:
Here is the current OPR for each manager going into Week Three:
Congratulations to Pennington and FDC Chiefs for posting the high score for the week across all three conferences. Your first-place teams going into Week Two are the Cocks (Peacock), the Roughnecks (Baldwin, Yancy), and the aforementioned FDC Chiefs. Click the screenshot to access the league directly on Yahoo.
Just two more games are left in the regular season, and we have our first playoff berths clinched:
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Once again, it was a low-scoring week. The NFL better get its offenses in gear or no one will be able to break Zerger's 2016 record for most points in a season. Speaking of Zerger, his Redlegs lead the pack in the AFC and the OIL as a whole at 2-0 and averaging 156.35 points per game. Reed's Sawtooths are number two in the AFC, but they've benefited from an easy schedule . . . opponents have averaged less than 100 points per game. Meanwhile, Brosh is in last place, as he's faced the toughest schedule thus far . . . but he's also scored the second-fewest points in the AFC. That's not a good combo.
Four teams are undefeated in the NFC, with Cliburn's Arrogant Americans (fresh off their 101st career victory) setting the standard at 2-0 and averaging 149.95 points per game. Morgan, Bruesch, and Leal round out the top four. Duffy and Pyle would be in the playoffs if the season ended today, as they sit at fifth and sixth, respectively. Cobb, whose Dogs of War were awarded the "Best Draft" by Yahoo!, now sits at 0-2, averaging less than 100 points per game. Pathetic.
The PFC, like the AFC, boasts just a pair of 2-0 teams: Gray and Tadlock. But the next four teams, at 1-1, could easily end up surpassing them soon. This conference may be the most balanced so far. Mitchell is having a nightmare of a season thus far, as he has lost his first two games and averages just 123.05 points per game. That's not gonna do it.
The defending champion Redlegs start 2017 atop the AFC standings once again, while the NFC champion Dirty Hippies failed to break triple-digits in their 2017 debut. The PFC champion Dirty Dogs, however, managed to start their title defense with a victory.
The injuries of David Johnson and Allen Robinson have reverberated across the league. Their owners already face adversity in the young season.
Heading into Rivalry Week, four teams in each conference have clinched playoff berths. They are, in order of conference and seed:
Congratulations to these organizations. Perhaps one of them will win a custom helmet this season. Good luck to the rest of the teams fighting for playing spots.
Pyle is the first team to reach 10 wins, and Zerger clinches a spot in the AFC playoffs. Underrated storyline: Zerger is on pace to break the record for most points in a season (2,160 by Finch in 2014). In the PFC, Gray remains on top but no one has clinched a playoff spot.
UPDATE: After a stat correction (Green Bay D/ST -1.00), Nye beat Fitzgerald in week 10. The updated standings are attached.