NFL Week 15 Recap

Week 15 saw another rare win for the House. The members could only post 9 correct wins to the House’s 11. After fourteen weeks of slop, the score is 8 to 4 in favor of the members, with three pushes. Everybody’s favorite sim, NFL Madden 08 on the Xbox 360, came in with a 9-7 record again.

After 15 weeks of the 2007 regular season, the numbers are:

* TheManRoom Madden Sim Members
Week 15: 11-5 9-7 9-7
2007 Overall: 135-89 96-108 144-81

The Challenge
Four games were disagreed with this week, and against all odds, the House picked three of them correctly. The best picks of the week were the Houston Texans over the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins over the Baltimore Ravens. We all saw how the Denver game went down… oh wait, maybe you didn’t. The other two picks were the Skins over the Giants, which was correct, and the Cards over the Saints, which went the way of the members.

Four members picked 12 out of 16 games correctly this week, all of them picked the same way in the Monday night contest. With the best overall pick record on the season, ChargersSBCHAMP will take home this week’s prize: Hellboy: Sword of Storms DVD. Congrats!

The League
Well, they did it. The biggest story in week 15 was that the Miami Dolphins notched their first victory in 2007 season, just as the House predicted. Next up for the Phins is heading into Foxboro to play the scumbag cheaters*. I might just go with the Dolphins in that contest.

Some of the teams that have already locked up playoff berths didn’t help themselves out too much in week 15. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who have controlled the AFC North all season long, now find themselves in a first-place tie with the Cleveland Browns. The Stillers hold the head-to-head tie breaker against the Browns, but they also play their final two games on the road.

Seattle and Dallas didn’t help themselves either, losing to inferior opponents and possibly squandering playoff positioning. We’ll see how this all pans out, but the Dallas Cowboys better watch it… there is nothing the NFL would want more than King Favre hosting the NFC Championship Game. The first step towards guaranteeing that may have been taken already in the suspension of Roy Williams for the excessive use of a tackle that HE forced the NFL to ban. Here’s a tip for the NFL… you made the Dallas defense better for one game with that move.

Fantasy Land
Look at these guys! No really sexy names lead the stat categories this week. Sure, Big Ben is a name, but he’s more of a game manager than a big numbers QB. The bottom line is that there weren’t many touchdowns scored this week.

The top fantasy performances in week 15 were:

Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers
In 29-22 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 16/33 for 146 yards, 3 TDs.
  • Running Back:
    Aaron Stecker – New Orleans Saints
    In 31-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals

  • 22 carries for 95 yards, 2 TDs. 6 catches for 46 yards
  • Receivers:
    Roydell Williams – Tennessee Titans
    In 26-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs

  • 4 catches for 94 yards, 2 TD.
  • Defense:
    Mario Williams – Houston Texans
    In 31-13 win over the Denver Broncos

  • 5 tackles, 2 assists, 3.5 sacks.
  • Clunker of the week:
    Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys
    In 10-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles

  • 13/36 for 214 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT.
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