The Fat Lady Hasn’t Sung Yet In Our NFL Fantasy Football Playoffs
Following sports is a lot like life, it’s often a roller coaster of emotions. One week you’re riding high. That was me. After some last-minute heroics by Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, I secured my spot in our NFL fantasy football playoffs. Then came this week and a dip you wouldn’t believe. My fantasy football team lost big to Team Weiss (90-47) thanks to 21 points from San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and 20+ point games from Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton and running back Jonathan Stewart. Newton threw for over 200 yards and one touchdown and scored one rushing TD against the Cleveland Browns. I picked the wrong time to have one of his worst fantasy football weeks of the year.
The “Me Seahornies” would never wish injury on any player, but it would have been convenient for Newton to have taken more time to recover from his recent car accident. It’s going to take a minor miracle for Team Marin to win, but it is that time of year, so no lead is safe. In the words of urban poet LL Cool J, “Don’t Call it a Comeback…”
The Biggest Fantasy Football Playoffs Comeback Ever
Great comebacks happen in sports all the time. In 2004, the Boston Red Sox trailed the New York Yankees three games to zip in the ALCS. The Red Sox ended the curse and for the first time in MLB history, came back from 3-0 down to win a series.
The Dallas Mavericks trailed the Miami Heat 88-73 with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. An injured Dirk Nowitzki led his team back, scoring the go-ahead basket with three seconds remaining. The Heat won Game 3 of the series, but then the Mavericks won three games in a row to become champs.
In the NFL, who doesn’t remember the Buffalo Bills’ comeback against the Houston Oilers in 1993? Houston held a 35-3 lead over the Bills in the third quarter of their wild-card playoff. The Oilers were early season favorites to win the Super Bowl. Warren Moon and his teammates stepped off the gas pedal and lost 41-38, in overtime. It’s still the largest blown lead ever in the postseason.
If these teams could do it, Team Marin has a puncher’s chance. Stay tuned to find out if I could create the best fantasy football playoffs comeback in recent history.