The OIL Bowl is here. Cliburn's "Arrogant Americans" will defend their 2012 championship against 2012 third-place team "The Dogs of War," managed by Cobb.
In his semifinal matchup, Cliburn beat his longtime rival, Duffy, who scored the second-most points in the league this week.
Cobb defeated #2 seed Finch's "Fourth Down Syndrome." Cobb was a favorite to win the league early on with Peyton Manning, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, Wes Welker, and Jermichael Finley all playing very well. But then Foster and Finley were put on IR, Johnson lost his QB, Welker suffered a concussion and Peyton finally slowed down.
Still, Cobb has a chance at the title. Finch was done in by disappointing performances by Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead, and LeSean McCoy.
Here are Yahoo's recaps for each matchup:
Semifinals: Arrogant Americans Beat Hangovers, Advance to OIL Bowl
Arrogant Americans, led by DeSean Jackson with 35.55 points and Tom Brady with 28.20, got past Hangovers, 196.75 - 175.60. This win came when it counted, serving as revenge for a Week 13 165.40 - 143.00 loss to Hangovers. Hangovers concluded the regular season in first place with a record of 10-3. Perhaps benefiting from some good fortune, they ranked just fifth in the league in scoring average at 147.34 points per game. This postseason, Hangovers was one-and-done, losing in their only playoff game. The Arrogant Americans will play The Dogs of War in the OIL Bowl.
W/R - 35.55 PTS
QB - 28.20 PTS
WR - 27.60 PTS
WR - 25.90 PTS
Smooth Moves by Arrogant Americans
Tom Brady ranked ninth in the league in scoring with 28.20 points against a projected 20.98 and has now overachieved in four straight games.
The Seattle Seahawks Defense was the highest-scoring DEF in the league this week with 24.00 points.
The 35.55 points scored by DeSean Jackson ranked fourth in the league in scoring this week and fourth for any player on Arrogant Americans this season.
The 27.60 points scored by Antonio Brown ranked 10th in the league this week.
Picked up Jordan Todman, who beat his scoring projection by 28.8%, with 19.30 points against a projected 14.99.
Toyota Missed Opportunities by Hangovers
Picked up Jacob Tamme, who was last in the matchup in scoring with 1.90 points, just 16.9% of his scoring projection, which was the lowest percentage in the league.
Even though Hangovers lost, only 4 of their 11 starters scored less than their projected points.
Anquan Boldin could not reach his projected point total, scoring only 63.1% of his 11.57-point projection with 7.30 points.
If Arrogant Americans played Hangovers every week, they would be 9-5 this season.
Arrogant Americans would have beaten 10 other teams besides Hangovers this week.
If they played the same schedule as Hangovers, Arrogant Americans would be 9-3.
If Arrogant Americans had played every team in the league each week, they would be 122-65.
Hangovers would not have lost to any other team in the league besides Arrogant Americans this week.
If they played the same schedule as Arrogant Americans, Hangovers would be 6-6.
Hangovers would be 111-69 if they played every team every week.
Arrogant Americans has had three wins this year where their opponent beat their average score.
Of the losses Hangovers has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
The top players for Arrogant Americans were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Hangovers.
This matchup featured the two highest-scoring teams in the league this week.
It was a tough loss for Hangovers, which put up the second-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
Hangovers could not extend their five-game win streak.
Arrogant Americans got a combined 89.95 points from their WRs, the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.
The 21.15-point margin of victory by Arrogant Americans was the third-biggest win in the league this week.
Playoffs: The Dogs of War Puts the Kibosh on Fourth Down Syndrome
The Dogs of War
Fourth Down Syndrome
The Dogs of War got 32.90 points from Julian Edelman and 24.45 from Peyton Manning to beat Fourth Down Syndrome 153.65 - 139.30. The Dogs of War has put a nice string together and has now won three straight. This win came when it counted, serving as revenge for a Week 12 160.75 - 123.15 loss to Fourth Down Syndrome. Fourth Down Syndrome concluded the regular season with a record of 9-4, good for second place. When considering points per game, they ranked slightly worse (fourth with 148.94). Fourth Down Syndrome was sent home quickly this postseason, losing in their only playoff matchup.
W/R - 32.90 PTS
QB - 26.45 PTS
QB - 24.45 PTS
RB - 20.80 PTS
Smooth Moves by The Dogs of War
Julian Edelman ranked sixth in the league in scoring with 32.90 points against a projected 18.33 and has now overachieved in four straight games.
With 20.80 points, Rashard Mendenhall ranked 10th in scoring among all RBs in the league this week.
By scoring 16.20 points, Nate Washington beat his 8.20 projected points by 97.6%.
The Dogs of War won despite having only 5 of their 11 starters exceed their scoring projection.
Both of the starting RBs beat their projected point totals.
Toyota Missed Opportunities by Fourth Down Syndrome
Fourth Down Syndrome picked up Da'Rick Rogers, who then fell short of his 9.53-point projection by scoring 4.30 points.
Fourth Down Syndrome had 7 of their 11 starters score less than their projected points.
The 5.10 points scored by Shane Vereen was just 26.4% of his 19.31-point projection.
All three of the starting RBs scored below their projected points.
If The Dogs of War played Fourth Down Syndrome every week, they would be 8-6 this season.
Besides Fourth Down Syndrome, The Dogs of War would have defeated four other teams this week.
The Dogs of War would be 8-4 if they played the same schedule as Fourth Down Syndrome.
If The Dogs of War had played every team in the league each week, they would be 118-68-1.
Fourth Down Syndrome would have lost to six other teams besides The Dogs of War this week.
If they played the same schedule as The Dogs of War, Fourth Down Syndrome would be 7-5.
If they played every team every week, Fourth Down Syndrome would be 105-74-1.
In the loss, Fourth Down Syndrome had their highest losing score of the season with 139.30 points.
The Dogs of War has won three straight games, the longest current winning streak in the league.
The Dogs of War scored 153.65 points against a projected 153.13 and beat their scoring projection for the eighth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
With a combined 36.40 points from their TEs, Fourth Down Syndrome got their highest combined scoring output from the TE position this season.
The Dogs of War is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 79.1% of their points from players they drafted.
The Dogs of War outdid their projection in the win, while Fourth Down Syndrome came in under their point expectation. The Dogs of War is now 8-0 when overachieving, while Fourth Down Syndrome falls to 3-5 when failing to reach their projection.
In the loss, Delanie Walker had the highest TE score in the league this week with 19.30 points.
All was not bad for Fourth Down Syndrome in the loss, as Jason Witten scored 17.10 points, the fifth-largest score for a TE in the league this week.
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