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JFF Fall 2014 Season

The JFF Website Manager & Story Editor’s

REGULAR SEASON WRAP-UP

 

 

 

Final
Fall 2014
Ranking

Ranking

in last

installment

Team & Their Upcoming Opponent(s)

Website Manager's Comments

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Carolina Panthers (@ MWSTheNatural) 13-3-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Browns 17-10 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Falcons 40-17 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. Highest Seed Remaining in the Divisional Round of the NFC Conference playoffs

Comment: The Natural got lightheartedly accused of “ducking” his Week Sixteen opponent, which was the not-so-modest and highly outspoken “youngster,” Kory G. and his JFF Cleveland Browns. Many felt that The Natural did not want a lot of his offensive and defensive strategies exposed prior to the playoffs. The reality is, because of this season’s new “Twitch TV playoffs mandate” that requires all playoff participants to broadcast and stream their playoff contests live vis Twitch TV, just about everyone in the playoffs will have a lot of their offensive and defensives tendencies “exposed.”

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San Francisco 49ers (@ poefield109) 14-2-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Chargers 34-24 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Cardinals 31-10 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. Lowest Seed Remaining in the Divisional Round of the NFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Cadillac and his JFF 49ers earned a measure of revenge for his Week Two loss to the JFF Cardinals, and now Cadillac is feeling so confident, that he already has penciled himself into the NFC Conference Championship against The Natural’s JFF Panthers. Any team that matches up with San Francisco during the NFC Divisional Round (Arizona, Green Bay, or Tampa Bay) might find themselves a little “extra fired up” because of what they might perceive as Cadillac looking past them in Round Two with his eyes already set on Round Three of the NFC playoffs. We shall see!

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Cleveland Browns (@ VitalMindz5) 15-1-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Panthers 17-10 (Week Sixteen); Lost to the JFF Ravens 27-24 OT (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. Lowest Seed Remaining in the Divisional Round of the AFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Normally when a team loses to a lower ranked team in the Power Rankings, I drop that team at least one or two spots, if not more … but for some reason, my gut instinct tells me that Cleveland brought their “B+” or “B” game in Week Seventeen rather than their “A+,” “A,” or even “A-“ game. Kory hates to lose, and he was just a wee bit too “kind and gracious” after that loss to Musashi’s JFF Ravens. Looks like Cleveland will match up with either San Diego, Buffalo a second time, or Baltimore a third time during Round Two action of the AFC Conference playoffs. That’s when we will see is “A” game.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ UNCLE___SAM) 12-4-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Packers 27-24 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Saints 48-10 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: AT JFF Packers in the Wild-Card Round of the NFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Top Dawg just defeated the JFF Packers in Week Sixteen action, and now he has to turn right around and play Tim Dog’s JFF Packers again in Round One of the NFC Conference playoffs. If Tampa Bay wins, they would play either the JFF Panthers for the third time this season or they would play the JFF 49ers for the first time this season. I am sure that Top Dawg is hoping that he gets a third crack at Carolina, which would mean that his brother Damian knocked off good friend and Madden foe Cliff and his JFF Cowboys. We shall see!

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Seattle Seahawks (@ SamoanK1NG) 11-5-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Cardinals 35-14 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Rams 17-0 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: Season has ended

Comment: Not only would I say that Malo’s JFF Seattle Seahawks are the best team NOT to earn a playoff berth this season, but it could be argued that Seattle is the best team to miss out on a JFF playoff berth in the history of the league. I would have to check my records, but no team in memory has ever finished #5 in the Power Rankings and also finished with the #1 overall offense (in terms of total offensive yards gained per game) as well as the #1 passing offense (in terms of passing yards gained per game) in the league and still missed the playoffs. Sadly, Malo has no one to blame but himself. Plain and simple, Malo seemed to “forget” about at least a handful of his games, and it caused him to receive some simulated losses and Auto Pilot losses that could have been avoided. Seattle could have easily finished 13-3-0 or 12-4-0, but instead finished the Regular Season as a spectator for the playoffs. Very disappointing.

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Baltimore Ravens (@ JohnnyWadd) 11-5-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Texans 35-7 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Browns 27-24 OT (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: AT JFF Colts in the Wild-Card Round of the AFC Conference playoffs

Comment: I don’t know what to make of Musashi’s last two Regular Season contests. Baltimore got totally smashed by Deuce’s JFF Texans, but then they turn around and knock off the best team in the AFC, the JFF Browns? Sorry, but something is not right about that. Either Baltimore held back against Houston, or Cleveland held back against Baltimore. One of the two. My bet is on the latter. Now, Baltimore faces Indianapolis for the second time this season. Game #1 in Week Five went to Baltimore 21-14, but Indianapolis starting QB Terrelle Pryor got injured approximately 2 minutes into the 2nd Quarter, and did not play the remainder of the game. Should be an interesting Game #2.

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Arizona Cardinals (@ INGLEWOODD) 12-4-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Seahawks 35-14 (Week Seventeen); Lost to the JFF 49ers 31-10 (Week Sixteen)

Next Up: AT JFF Cowboys in the Wild-Card Round of the NFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Either Damian did not want to reveal his “A” game in the last two weeks of the Regular Season, or he chose the worst way to enter into the NFC Conference playoffs, which is on a two-game losing streak. It seems that Arizona is a team with many defensive stars, but very few if any offensive stars, so the JFF Cardinals are going to have to proceed with the hope that their defense can not only create much-needed turnovers, but hopefully score off of those turnovers. Otherwise, Arizona could go 0-1 or 1-1 in the playoffs.

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Dallas Cowboys (@ TD33DORSETT) 12-4-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Cowboys 21-7 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Redskins 24-7 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Cardinals in the Wild-Card Round of the NFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Cliff, the defending JFF Super Bowl Champion, has his work cut out of him. For the only the second time in league history, the NFC Conference will have not one, not two, but THREE former JFF Super Bowl Champions (Cliff [Fall 2013], The Natural [Fall 2006], and Cadillac [Fall 2004]). The one other time this scenario occurred was during the Fall 2005 season, when you had Cadillac as the defending Champion, Wacavelli (the Spring 2003 and Fall 2003 Champion), and Bizeaudawg (the Fall / Winter 2002-03 Champion). That season, Wacavelli knocked off Cadillac on his way to his third JFF Super Bowl title. Can Dallas knock off either Carolina, San Francisco, or both? We shall see!

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Indianapolis Colts (@ ModeOne4Ever) 12-4-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Cowboys 21-7 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Titans 35-14 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. Highest Seed Remaining in the Divisional Round of the AFC Conference playoffs

Comment: If there is one team that has already unintentionally revealed the key to beating them, it is Air’s JFF Indianapolis Colts. Most opponents assume the key to beating Indianapolis is to neutralize superstar HB Trent Richardson. Nope. Richardson got his rushing yards against both Cleveland and Dallas, but the team still lost. It appears that any time you cause QB Terrelle Pryor to commit a) two or more interceptions, b) two or more fumbles, c) at least one interception and one fumble, and/or d) you injure him and knock him out of the game for good, Indianapolis is toast. In other words, as Pryor goes, so do the Colts. No turnovers for Pryor = 90-99% chance, the JFF Colts win. 2 or more turnovers for Pryor = 90-99% chance, the JFF Colts lose. If Baltimore causes Pryor to fumble and/or they pick him off at least twice, Indianapolis season is over.

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Houston Texans (@ deuce1413) 10-6-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Ravens 35-7 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Jaguars 53-16 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: Season has ended

Comment: If there are three teams you have to feel a bit sorry for, it is Houston, New England, and Philadelphia. All three of those teams were “so close, but yet so far” as far as earning a playoff berth. Houston desperately needed Buffalo and Cleveland to win in Week Seventeen, and both teams lost, which knocked Houston out of the playoffs. Even though the JFF Texans finished 10-6-0, Deuce … the second coach this season for Houston after Anthony “Big Dose” Rhodes got dismissed from the league … finished a highly respectable 8-2-0. I’m sure Deuce is hoping for a Spring 2015 season to ease his missing-the-playoffs frustration.

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San Diego Chargers (@ jayqeezy) 11-5-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF 49ers 34-24 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Chiefs 28-21 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Bills in the Wild-Card Round of the AFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Porterfield spoke highly of Jon Jon’s JFF Chargers after defeating them in Week Sixteen. He told this Website Manager and Story Editor that they were “much tougher than he expected” and they could surprise some folks in the AFC Conference playoffs. DMan, Owner / Coach of the JFF Denver Broncos, echoed Cadillac’s sentiments. So in other words, if there is a playoffs “dark horse” that might pull of an upset or two, it looks to be Jon Jon’s JFF San Diego Chargers. Last season, it was Que’s JFF Eagles. Can San Diego make it all the way to the AFC Conference Championship? We shall see!

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New England Patriots (@ SLIMDAWG1979) 11-5-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF N.Y. Jets 51-20 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Bills 30-27 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: Season has ended

Comment: I am going to go on record as saying the EA Sports’ Connected Franchise Mode system of determining league playoff participants is extremely flawed. Put more bluntly, the JFF New England Patriots got robbed. New England should be in the AFC Conference playoffs instead of Buffalo. No question about it. If it takes a while for Owner / Coach Andrew to get over the sting of missing out on the playoffs, I do not blame him at all. The AFC Conference was all screwed up. Technically, Indianapolis should be the #2 Seed, Miami should be the #3 Seed, San Diego should be the #4 Seed (they are), Baltimore should be the #5 Seed, and New England should be the #6 Seed. Just don’t know what to say to make Andrew feel better.

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Cincinnati Bengals (@ rbbpaperwalls) 9-7-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Broncos 30-23 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Steelers 24-14 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: Season has ended

Comment: Rob is another JFF league member who you have to feel a wee bit sorry for. He was without his starting quarterback for a number of games, but he still was generally competitive. Hopefully, if Da Commish definitely decides to have a Spring 2015 season, Rob will be enthusiastic about giving those Bengals another run. Cheers to a great offseason for Rob.

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Miami Dolphins (@ JoshHimself) 12-4-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Vikings 38-17 (Week Sixteen); Defeated the JFF N.Y. Jets 31-16 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. Highest Seed Remaining in the Divisional Round of the AFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Let’s just keep it real: Josh and his JFF Miami Dolphins, for the most part, got lucky. Most in the league … including Josh himself … expected Miami to earn the #3 Seed, but instead, the EA Sports Connected Franchise Mode system gave the JFF Dolphins the #2 Seed and dropped Indianapolis down to the #3 Seed. So now, Miami earns a Round One “bye” and will play either Buffalo, Indianapolis, or San Diego in Round Two of the AFC Conference playoffs.

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Philadelphia Eagles (@ Queesdoe812) 11-5-0

Most Recent Results: Defeated JFF Redskins 42-19 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF N.Y. Giants 38-10 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: Season has ended

Comment: Well, Que’s JFF Philadelphia Eagles did their part in the last two weeks of the Regular Season, but after Dallas got the best of Indianapolis in Week Sixteen, their hopes of winning the NFC East title went out the window. Que was the “surprise dark horse” last season in the NFC Conference playoffs, knocking off the more heavily favored JFF N.Y. Giants (the #2 Seed in the NFC last season) before losing to Top Dawg’s JFF Bucs in the NFC Conference Championship. I am sure if Da Commish keeps the league going in the Spring, Que will be ready to get back on track and earn a playoff berth.

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Green Bay Packers (@ BarNone12000) 11-5-0

Most Recent Results: Lost to the JFF Buccaneers 27-24 (Week Sixteen); Defeated JFF Lions 24-9 (Week Seventeen)

Next Up: vs. JFF Buccaneers in the Wild-Card Round of the NFC Conference playoffs

Comment: Even though Tim Dog’s JFF Green Bay Packers lost to Top Dawg’s JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week Sixteen, at least he knows he can hang with them and give them a competitive game. But as we all know in the playoffs, there is no such thing as a “moral victory.” It’s either win and keep going, or lose and be egotistically frustrated the entire offseason. If Green Bay knocks off Tampa Bay in the playoffs, then everyone will know that the JFF Packers are 'contenders' rather than 'pretenders.'

 

 

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