South Coast Clash

gow-11-2

S16 logo 2015SUPER 16 – It’s certainly not playoff football weather yet on the Gulf-South Coast, but this week’s Game of the Week match-up in the Super 16 is the embodiment of playoff football as the #1 Who Dat Saints (8-2-0) take on the #3 Northern Fins – going south (7-3-0).  The Who Dats can secure the South Division title this week with a win and a loss by division rival BIGDOGINTEX, and if they do, it would be the first time in the League’s 5 year history that a team other than the Birds of Prey took the South Division Championship.  The Fins cannot secure their division this week, even with a win and outside help, but, being just one game up on Eagle has landed, the win will help to give them a sizable edge when those two meet for a pair of rematches in Weeks 12 and 13.

This is the first ever meeting of these two teams, but the Fins are 1-2 against previous New Orleans franchises in the League, their 2 losses by just a combined 20 points.  The Who Dats come into the match averaging 191 points per game, but an impressive 208 per game over the last 5.  The Fins have averaged 196 per game over that same stretch and 188 per game for the season.  The pair have win-streaks of 6 games for the Who Dats and 5 games for the Fins; this could turn out to be one of the best match-ups of the 2016 season, and a likely playoff preview.  The action gets kicked off tonight as 5 players take the field for the Saints along with 2 for the Fins.
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