Hi all, and welcome Thanksgiving Week -- Week 12 of the season! Because of the holiday, we have an strict, early deadline this week (details below), so let's get right to the "If..." chart:

In the AFC, it's a father/son playoff swap as Ethan C is out of the #4 seed, replaced by new AFC North leader Mike C. In the NFC, Boardwalkers and Turf Toe have swapped the top two seed spots (and remember, starting this year the #1 seed in each conference gets their entry fee returned!), while Hyena's slide from the top seed now sees him out of the playoffs entirely, replaced by Jeff B.

Ok, since we're up against a hard deadline, we're just going to gloss over the divisional matchups for this week:

JPP's Missing Fingers is atop both the AFC North and the entire league, and is getting close to being the first player to nail down their playoff spot. Meanwhile I Will Win It All's chances of living up to his name are getting pretty thin. If he wants to have any shot at winning anything, he's going to need get his first divisional win of the year here.

Another player looking for her first divisional win is Mary L. She's looking to close the gap against Why Not Zoidberg?, who is riding a five-match winning streak and has a two-match lead in the AFC West. A comfortable lead, but he could see it cut in half if Mary L can get the job done here.

Ethan C lost the AFC East lead last week, but has a chance to gain it back with a win over Deesato here. And while Deesato can't take over the top spot for himself here, a win could put him within a hair of the lead. In either case, both of these players will be rooting hard for Yellow Jackets to knock Mike C down a peg here.

With Rabid Ferrets posting a hefty lead in the NFC North, both Bassturds and Ignats are going to have to put together a serious winning streak in order to have a shot at talking over. Bassturds has the second-worst record in the NFC, so his road is going to be a little trickier. If everything goes Ignats' way, then his Week 14 match against Rabid Ferrets could be his biggest of the season.

A couple of weeks ago the NFC East was looking absolutely indestructible as a group. But a couple of long losing streaks has certainly shown where the cracks are, and one of them is going squarely through Bad Mice's season. With how strong the NFC competition is this year, it's not crazy to say that even if he won out and finished 10-6, he'd still have a very high chance of missing the playoffs. For his part, Jeff B is coming off a near-perfect performance last week and can set himself up to possibly take over the division next week.

Ok, that's the early preview. Now then, we here at 1-On-1 Pool HQ, like many of you, have a full day planned for Thursday. What that means is that we will not be able to give any leeway when it comes to the pick deadline. There are three games being played on Thanksgiving Day, and if you don't want to default to the away team for each of them, then you'll need to have your picks in by 8:00 pm Eastern time on WEDNESDAY.

All right, that's that -- get 'em in on time, and have a great week all!

Good job -- everyone got their picks in with plenty of time to spare, so we're all set and ready for our turkey trifecta. All in all, your picks made for twelve differences across eight matches -- and one of those matches has differences in all three Thanksgiving games!

How does your day look? Check out the pick chart and see if you have anything on the line. And may you all have a wonderful day filled with good friends, enjoyable family, delicious food, and rooting for the Cowboys to get their teeth kicked in. Enjoy everyone!

The picks are all in, and we have one of the most agreeable weeks every in store. Four matches saw all 32 players pick the same way, three have only one player picking the underdog, and another three have two players going against the group. What that means is that most matches have very few differences, and we have and we have three, count 'em, three Monday Night Madness Matches of the Week on the board -- matches with zero differences that will be decided by MNF total score.

First up is Brenda's Bulldogs who is looking for the score to stay at 40 or under, taking on Mother Cluckers who needs a total of 41 or better.

Then we have Mike C rooting for a total of 44 or under, while Yellow Jackets looks for a lot of quick scoring to drive the total to 45+.

Finally we have Vlad M and Eighteen who would tie if the total turns out to be 45 -- Vlad M need the under while Eighteen is looking for the over.

All right, the pick chart is ready for your persual and approval, so check it out and take a look back tomorrow to see how the week begins to come together. Good luck everyone!


Thanksgiving Day Games: The favorites won all three games here, but it wasn't enough to give any players a win just yet. Check back on Sunday!

1:00 Games: A pick chart absolutely filled with green lead to wins by Jeff B, Ethan C, and Pigskin Palookas.

4:00 Games: The Bucs pull off an upset that gives wins to Lyle Alzado and Why Not Zoidberg?, while Oakland's victory pushes JPP's Missing Fingers over the top.

At least one more winner will be crowned later tonight, but the bulk of the matches are coming down to MNF. Take a look at the updated pick chart and check back late tonight to see how the day wraps up.

8:30 Game: Another underdog win as the Chiefs get one over on the Broncos, which spelled victory for Evil Squad of Evil.

So, eight matches in the books, leaving eight more coming down to Monday Night Football. Check back tomorrow night to see how everything comes together.

Monday Night Football: The Packers surprised most of the league with a win, but the relatively low score didn't come as much of a shock. Once everything settled, it was Bassturds, Beep Bops, Brenda's Bulldogs, Mean Machine, Mike C, Secretly Victorious, StuB, Ragesters, and Vlad M who came out on the winning side.

Nice job by Lyle Alzado -- she was one of two players to go 14-of-16 this week, but her score pick was off by only one point, giving her the Week 12 Player of the Week award.

We're really starting to hit high gear for the playoff race, so if you're in the top half of the league, keep it up the good work -- you're a couple of wins away from securing your playoff spot. If you're in the bottom half, then don't give up! Only one player has been mathematically eliminated from the postseason (sorry Horns!), so there's still time to fight back and have a shot at the postseason.

Next week has a whopping zero divisional matches on the schedule, so we're hoping to use that preview-writing time to take a closer look at the overall state of the league as we head down the stretch, so keep an eye out for that in the next day or two. In the meantime, check the finalized pick chart, check out how you look in the updated Standings, and get a jump on your Week 13 pick submissions. Have a fantastic week everyone!

North South
Brenda's Bulldogs
I Will Win It All
Mother Cluckers
JPP's Missing Fingers
Mean Machine
Yellow Jackets
East West
Ethan C
Mike C
Why Not Zoidberg?
Mary L
Vlad M
Lyle Alzado
Secretly Victorious
North South
Pigskin Palookas
Alabama Slammers
Rabid Ferrets
Beep Bops
East West
Bad Mice
Evil Squad of Evil
Jeff B
Turf Toe
Fighting Sporks
Shucky Duckies

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