With just two days until the trade deadline, there has been a flurry of trading, with more negotiations ongoing. That's how teams get in and stay in the playoff hunt . . . and make the games of the week. Click on the title to view the matchup on Yahoo!.
Defending champion Buehre faces Straily's Enforcers in the biggest game in the OIL this week. Straily is ranked higher, with a considerably higher OPR, but I think Buehre has built a much deeper and more balanced roster. The Dirty Dogs win and begin to position themselves for a first-round bye.
Nye's Warm Bodies are perhaps the surprise of the AFC, boasting a 6-2 record and in line for a first-round bye. Green has built a great team, but he's got four starters on a bye this week. Look for Nye to get to 7-2, ensuring a winning season and moving closer to that coveted first-round bye.
This re-match of the 2015 OIL Bowl had a lot more intrigue before DARC NARCS RB Ezekiel Elliott was suspended (again). But it still remains a matchup between two of the top five teams in the NFC. I think SoonerJack will take advantage of Henderson missing Elliott (suspension) and RB Melvin Gordon (bye). That will move Bruesch to 8-1 and make him a favorite for a first-round bye in the NFC.