This weekend is our annual camping trip, so the results updates are...well, they're going to look a lot like they last week -- most of the Sunday results in one bulk post, and then the rest after the week is over. But, it's not like it used to be, back when this week meant an early deadline across the board. We'll be able to do the Satuday update while we're travelling, so the deadlines will remain the same as usual and the pick chart should be posted on schedule.
So with that in mind, let's see what we have on top for the divisional matches:
We begin in what is currently the statistically weakest division in the league, the AFC West. This is the only division where the leader doesn't have a winning record, but that can change this week if Secretly Victorious can post a victory over Lyle Alzado and move up to 3-2. Lyle Alzado kicked off the season in style, posting a perfect 16-pick week, but it's been all downhill ever since. Will she be able to regain that Week 1 magic here? Secretly Victorious has history on her side, winning five of their six head-to-head matchups -- although it was Lyle Alzado who came out on top in their last meeting.
Down in the NFC South, Ragesters has already matched his loss total for all of last season. After putting up a league-best-ever record of 14-2 in 2015, he's gotten off to a slow start this year, which has allowed Boardwalkers to jump to the top of the division. Boardwalkers' position there could easily slip with a loss here, however -- Beep Bops has matched his record and it's a matter of tiebreakers keeping Boardwalkers on top, so a win here would do a lot to solidify his position. Meanwhile, Ragesters can't take over the top spot with a win here, but he can put himself in line to take over next week.
The NFC West is a split division right now, with two players at 3-1 and two at 1-3. From the top group we have Shucky Duckies looking to extend his winning streak to three while staying perfect in the division. A win here would make him the clear division leader and send him to the top of the heap. Hoping to prevent that is rookie Eighteen who put up a win in the opener, but has seen nothing but the "L" column since. A 1-4 start makes it awfully difficult to rebound and make the postseason, so pulling off a victory here is getting into "very important" territory.
All right, the pick submission page is ready and waiting for you, so please make sure your Thursday Night Football pick is in by noon on Thursday, and the rest of the picks by Saturday evening. Enjoy all!
Also, while the deadline for your weekend picks officially remains the same (6pm Eastern on Saturday), I'd just like to put it out there -- we're leaving for the weekend early Friday afternoon, and the more people put in their picks before then, the easier it'll be to get the weekend pick chart updated. So if you're waffling as to if you should put in your picks Thursday night/Friday morning, or if you should wait until Saturday, I'd definitely appreciate you taking care of it early. Thanks, and good luck tonight!
We won't be back to 1-On-1 HQ until this evening, so check back after the 4:00 games to see how things are shaping up. Good luck everyone!
Six matches left coming down to Monday Night -- check back then see how it all comes together.
For the first time since Mother Cluckers pulled off the feat way back in Weeks 5 & 6 in 2008, we have a repeat Player of the Week -- congratulations to Deesato for two very impressive back-to-back performances!
That'll do it for another week in the pool -- take a look at the the finalized pick chart, check out how the overall picture of the league looks in the Standings, and make sure to have your Week 5 pick submissions in on time. There's a pretty good chance that we'll be going to Philly Thursday afternoon, so don't be late with that TNF pick or you'll likely wind up defaulting to the away team for that one. Enjoy your week all!