Finishing the round robin portion of the FA schedule with a 6-3 record, the monkeys went on to win 3 of their next 4 in ladder scheduling, winning 2 out of 3 vs On The Rox to climb into second place and position themselves for the playoff run. They destroyed Black Sheep 712-516 in the two-week semifinal round to advance to the championship match-up. In the first half, Rox took an initial 19-0 lead on Thursday night, riding RB Latavius Murray (79 Rsh Yds, 38 Rec Yds, 1 TD), but the monkeys shot out of the gate on Sunday, led by Drew Brees (412 passing yards, 3 TDs) with 51 points, and 36 points from the Cardinals defense (8 points, 9 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles, and 2 defensive TDs) to post a whopping 399 point lead to On The Rox’s 275 at the break. The second half of the match-up, in week 17, was much more competitve, with the pair of heavyweights going punch for punch with each other to post nearly identical totals of 284-283, not enough for a Rox comeback.
It’s the second Fantasy Addicts championship for the monkeys. In 2012, they just made the playoffs as the 6th seeded wildcard, but sailed into the championship win as the Cinderella team in a playoff bracket where On The Rox lost in an unexpected upset before the teams met. The two of them hold most of the league’s scoring records, and are perrenially a good bet to be dominant. Both of them have been named 2015 AF Pro Bowl nominees, and after the championship win, monkeys now lead the all-time series between them 5 games to 4.