What you just witnessed was possibly the best week in D.A. Football history. There was an avalanche of scoring. Not a single D.A. team registered a negative point total, I’m waiting back from Elias to hear if this has ever happened before. And, only two of the 16 draftees scored in the negatives. This was probably the hardest D.A. choice I’ve ever had, so let me count down the top-5 so you know what I was thinking…
5. Ryan Tannehill. Played Thursday, so you may have forgotten, but against a terrible Bills defense old Tanny continued his backslide with a 14/28, 2INT performance.
4. Matt Ryan. There was a time when 5 INTs would have locked up the trophy for you. No pick-6s though, and Ryan threw for over 300 yards in a victory.
3. Andrew Luck. Luck had the double pick-6, which also at one time was an automatic D.A. (called the Favre rule), but he mixed in a couple of TDs, 330 yards and only ended up with 14 D.A. points. Essentially if you did anything well this week, you were eliminated from contention.
2. Nick Foles. This is where it got really difficult. Foles was atrocious. 21/46?? How did they let him throw it 46 times? He led all D.A. scorers with 53 points. I think he can do better against a good defense.
3-PT D.A. of the Week: John Skelton.
There was one game last season where the Cardinals were awarded the D.A. as a franchise. I was tempted to go there again, because really, what the hell is going on down there? But, when you look closely this was Skelton’s day. If you are like me you saw the scores early on Sunday and were shocked. Arizona 13, Atlanta 0. Wow. I wondered how this was happening and then I later found out about Ryan’s generosity. Tom Tupa would have had the Cards up 28-0 in this one, but not Helter Skelton. While Arizona was building its 13-point lead, Skelton was busy going 2/7 for six yards. He was then benched, in a game where he was leading in favor of Ryan Lindley. If you’ve heard of Ryan Lindley before, you are the biggest NFL fan on the planet. The guy was a 6th round pick out of noted QB factory San Diego St (Dan McGwire) and that’s a better option than Skelton? Skelton is the Danny Watkins of QBs. So very, very D.A.
D.A. Quick Summaries:
Fake Chow Slides by Eli Esses D, 46 to 41.
Highlights: Another tough one for Big Dub, who couldn’t ride Tannehill’s 30-pt momentum from Thursday to a win. Fake Chow came storming back on Monday night with a 23 point performance from Jason Campbell. That Niners defense is something to behold.
Doubleback Vineyards Continues Rise with 55.75 to 39 Win over Happy Valley Tickle Monsters
Highlights: Doubleback was led by Byron Leftwich, who rushed for a score, but was otherwise awful in a loss to Baltimore. His inaccuracy set the tone. HVTM was derailed by Andrew’s Luck penalty yardage, the big donkey went for 334, which can kill a D.A. week in a hurry, even with two pick-6s.
Neckbeards and Codeine ekes by Kraft, 22.5 to 20.
Highlights: Seems like every week we talk of Kraft’s misfortune and here’s another case. To get (-5) points from Mark Sanchez, this week–that just seems unfair. Neckbeards were carried by John Skelton and his award winning performance. 94 bonus yards!
Team Horse Face Throttles Shiva Cry in 1st Place Duel, 75 to 24.
Highlights: Statement game for Horse Face who has been building to a crescendo. Has been riding Eagles QBs for a while now, and was rewarded with the week’s high point total from Nick Poles. I think Foles could score 100 D.A. points in one week in the right conditions. Shiva’s squad was led by a respectable effort from Cam Newton (17 points), but it just wasn’t his week.
- Team Horse Face, 8-3 (280 points)
- The Shiva Cry, 7-4 (316.5 points)
- Fake Chow, 7-4 (142.5 points)
- Doubleback Vineyards, 6-5 (187.5 points)
- Eli Esses D, 5-6 (269.75 points)
- Happy Valley Tickle Monsters, 4-7 (85.25 points)
- Neckbeards and Codeine, 4-7 (-17.25 points)
- Kraft, 3-8 (115.75 points)
Week 12 Draft Order:
Week 12 Games:
- Eli Esses D vs. Happy Valley Tickle Monsters
- Team Horse Face vs. Fake Chow
- Kraft vs. Doubleback Vineyards
- Neckbeards and Codeine vs. The Shiva Cry