The Dirty Dozen(5-8) didn't have much to cheer about this season. But they played the role of the spoiler well. T.N.T. lost their 6th straight game and went from 6-1 to 6-7 and out of the playoffs by a game. The final score was 65-59. Dozen RB Clinton Portis scored 23 to lead the way and is expected to be named Rookie of the Year when awards are handed out later this month. RB Edgerrin James and WR Antonio Freeman put up goose eggs and that ended up being the downfall as T.N.T. once again has to regroup.
After weeks of sitting behind QB Brett Favre, QB Michael Vick finally got a chance to play these last two weeks and he made the most of the opportunity. He earned player of the week this week after scoring 36 points and leading the Wolfpack(3-10) to a 53-28 win over the playoff-bound Jorsemen(7-6). TE Tony Gonzalez scored 13 points to lead the way but they lost anyway. They will face off this week against the Warriors.
For the second straight season, the Roscoes ended the season with a three game losing streak. Unlike last season, however, they will be home for the playoffs. The Tattoo Crew(8-5) made sure of that as they won a shootout 82-71 and ended the Roscoes'(6-7) season. The Roscoes had three players in double digits but could not match RB LaDinian Tomlinson. He ended the game with 29 points. Now the Tattoo Crew must prepare for the Stallions in a tough Round one matchup.
Rynos'(10-3) RB Priest Holmes was named the recipient of the Johnny Unitas award early this week after sending the Rynos into a first round bye with a 90-55 win over the Warriors(6-7). But all the news was not bad for the Warriors as they got a ton of help and will be in the playoffs for the second straight season. The Rynos ended the season 7 points shy of the 1000 point mark as they just missed it for the second straight season. RB Garrison Hearst's 21 points was the Warriors high scorer while WR Peerless Price's 23 led the Rynos.
In an amazing comeback, the Stallions won their last three regular season games as they beat the Antz(3-10) in a 79-44 blowout. The Antz lost 8 straight games to end the season while the Stallions(7-6) have been riding RB Ricky Williams each and every week after reacquiring him from the Antz. He almost single-handedly beat them as he scored 34 points. They prepare for a tough first round game against the Tattoo Crew this week as they look to advance past the first round in their first appearance.
The Night Hawks have been just unbeatable as they have set a league record by winning their last 9 games. And the ninth proved to be the Outlaws(6-7) undoing. After setting themselves up to be in position to sneak back into the playoffs, the defending champion Outlaws were upended by the Night Hawks(11-2), 69-50. WR Eric Moulds and K Jason Elam scored 16 apiece to pace the Hawks as they won the way they have been all season with balanced scoring. K Jason Hanson put the Outlaws ahead 17-0 on Thursday, but the momentum could not be maintained. The Hawks await their opponent for the second round.