The Lucky Enuf Twitter account boasted on Tuesday that their matchup against the Hangovers had to be the game of the week . . . but they were wrong. While #3 vs. #4 is impressive, we've got #1 vs. #3 in the PFC. That's the Game of the Week. Click on the title to view the matchup on Yahoo!.
Although Brake and the Brawlers have been the more dominant team thus far, I think this sets up well for a Vandals upset. Lutonsky has Russell Wilson at QB, who I predict to have a huge game against Atlanta. Meanwhile, Brake is relying on Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell . . . who both play on Thursday night on just four days rest. I am picking Lutonsky to upset Brake, but I still think Brake is the better team moving forward.
The good news for the Hangovers is that QB Cam Newton is fresh off a 46-point game. The bad news? He's on a bye this week. That's why Duffy is an underdog this week against Pyle. Lucky Enuf appears to be the favorite heading towards the playoffs, and he's not dealing with byes like Duffy. I do see a path to victory for the Hangovers, though, but only if the entire Steelers team lays an egg Thursday night.
A matchup between a team with a losing record and the number-three team doesn't look like game of the week material at first glance. Neely is fresh off losing RB Ezekiel Elliott to suspension and losing RB Rob Kelley to IR. Brosh's QB (Tyrod Taylor) was just benched in Buffalo, and WR T.Y. Hilton and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins are both on bye. But this is a playoff game for Brosh's Vultures. At 4-6, he needs to win out to have a chance at a playoff berth. Meanwhile, the Hooligans need to win if they want to contend for a first-round bye in the playoff. So, yeah, a lot more playoff implications here than you'd think.
I'm picking the Vultures to eke out a win, keeping their playoff hopes alive . . . but it won't be pretty. I'm thinking a max of 120 points for the victor.