Feathers and Fins

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S16 logo 2015SUPER 16 – The Super 16 Game of the Week is the first part of a trilogy that will decide the 2016 East Division Champion, featuring #4 The Eagle has landed (6-3-0) and #5 Northern Fins (6-3-0).  Because of a quirk of scheduling, these division rivals not only have a third head-to-head scheduled this season, but their matches also happen to line up at season’s end with all 3 games being played across the final 4 weeks of the regular season.

The Fins are riding a 4 game winning streak, averaging 184 points per game for the season, while The Eagle is on their own win-streak of 3 games, and though averaging only 172 per game this season, they’ve posted an incredible 212 points per game over the last three.  The all-time series between the two teams stands at 4 to 2 in favor of the Fins.
Tied in the standings, this first game between the two may be slightly more important for the Fins.  They must play the league #1 Who Dat Saints in Week 11 before resuming play vs the Eagle in the final two weeks of the regular season.  The Eagle will be taking on division rival and last place team Geno’s Jaw Breakers in Week 11.  the Vegas odds on this match have it close, with the Northern Fins installed as just 11 point favorites, but the Eagle has already gone up by 22 points after Thursday Night Football.
Some other notable matches this week include:
  – #1 Who Dat Saints (7-2-0) against #7 BIGDOGINTEX in a match that will help determine the South Division Champs
–  #6 Los Angeles Super Chargers (6-3-0) chase the West Division crown, taking on a bye strength #9 1 Eye Til I Die (4-5-0) in what is a must-win for the Raider franchise
 – SimulPlay #10 SF’s BowMen (4-5-0) vs the #16 Arizona Cardinals  in a must-win, for BowMen.
#8 BEARMINATORS (5-4-0) vs BYE-strength #2 Motor City Kitties (6-3-0) and BYE-strength #11 Indy-structibles vs #3 Dawg Pound (6-3-0) in an increasingly tight North Division race
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