NFC: Cliburn's Week 10 Preview
We have a new number one team in the NFC. Finch's Hard Targets walloped the Hangovers to take the top spot. Previous number one Lucky Enuf lost big to the NARCS while the Nobodies moved up to third with a win over Dead Again. There are now three 7-2 teams vying for the top two playoff spots (and first-round byes). Things are getting interesting as we head into the home stretch. Week 10 analysis after the jump.
#2 DARC NARCS vs. #10 Arrogant Americans
Don't think for a second the 'Mericans have forgotten about getting upset in the 2014 playoffs by Cam Newton and the NARCS. It looks like our playoff chances are pretty slim, but we can still do our part to ensure Henderson doesn't get the coveted first-round bye. The Arrogant Americans win this one in an upset.
#6 AMMODOGS vs. #1 Hard Targets
This pits the top-scoring team against the top-ranked team. Rogers's AMMODOGS have had a lot of bad luck but still have a clear path to the playoffs. Finch started out 0-2 before the additions of Gary Barnidge, Alshon Jeffery, and Drew Brees helped lead him to seven straight wins. Will it be eight? This one is too close to call.
#4 Lucky Enuf vs. #5 SoonerJack
Here we have a re-match of the infamous 2008 OIL Bowl as well as a bout between two teams in prime position for the playoffs. I think Pyle and Lucky Enuf move to 7-3 and one step closer to a first-round bye. The loss of Dion Lewis for SoonerJack will just be too much to overcome. This is one of the better uniform matchups in the league and is my uni matchup of the week.
#12 DominationStation vs. #3 Norman Nobodies
Another 8-2 team? It looks like it. Leal's Nobodies are playing lights out. Jessen is just not having a good year, and I don't see him pulling the upset here.
#13 Whackers vs. #14 Hangovers
Yikes. These two teams have had horrible luck. Duffy's Hangovers have the most difficult schedule so far and Morgan has dealt with injuries and disappointment. Most recently, the Whackers dropped an ineffective Drew Brees and traded for a suddenly-resurgent Andrew Luck. Then Brees blew up and Luck lacerated his kidney (that hurts just typing it). The Hangovers have lost eight straight games, tying the all-time OIL record for longest losing streak. There's no way they set the new record at nine.
#7 Dirty Hippies vs. #9 Roughnecks
Here we've got two teams still clinging to playoff hopes. The Roughnecks have been without Dez Bryant for most of the season while the Hippies lost Le'Veon Bell recently. But the Hippies were able to pickup DeAngelo Williams to replace Bell. He may tire over the course of the season, but he'll be enough this week. Even with Dez back, Baldwin can't count on a ton of points from a Matt Cassel-led passing game in Dallas.
#11 Dogs of War vs. #8 Dead Again
Dead Again has been pretty impressive considering how many injuries they've dealt with. The Dogs of War have been less impressive. Schmidt wins this one, ensuring the 2013 champion Dogs fail to make the playoffs once again.
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