Monday Night Crazy

So I went into Monday night down by 18 points in my fantasy game. I still had Thomas Jones and Robbie Gould to play, but the other guy had Rex Grossman. Kind of a tough situation, because it’s hard for my guys to do well without Rex getting points. Right?

Funny thing about that… 4 INTs and 2 fumbles. Under 150 yards and no TDs. Total points for Grossman? -7.

Barely any points for Jones, but a few catches and some yards on the ground are enough to turn the Grossman thing into a 11 point swing.

I still figured I had no chance in Hell… seems logical enough, right? I mean, Chicago is getting spanked going into the end of the game, it’s hard for a Kicker to get a lot of points unless the QB is driving down the field. One field goal isn’t going to be enough.
All the sudden Chicago runs a TD back, on defense. There’s an extra point for my kicker. Then they run back another fumble. Another extra point. Then they run back a kick. Another extra point. It’s not much, but it’s still 3 points by my kicker without the offense being on the field.

So going into the final 2 minutes, I’m down by 1.5 points. Chicago has a 1 point lead and the Cardinals have the ball. Seems bleek unless the Bears can get the ball back and either Grossman can do something stupid or they can just hand off to Jones to run some clock. The only fear is that Arizona might score. Which would mean one of two things, either Chicago starts driving down the field for a last second chance (which could always mean another INT for Grossman) or there will be no time left.

58 seconds left on the clock and Arizona has a 3rd and 1 at the Chicago 22. They aren’t quite in a lock spot for Rackers to kick a game winner, and Chicago still has 2 time outs left. They have to push for a score. So what happens? Denny Green calls another stupid run up the middle and the Bears stuff it. Rackers misses the field goal. 48 seconds left.

What now? Cardinals have 2 time outs, but Chicago can still kneel down and run it out. The only catch, knee down is a slight loss of yards, which is a slight loss of fantasy points. Don’t know if it’s enough. He’d have to probably lose 5 yards on 3rd down to give me a chance. 2 yard loss on 1st down. 4 yard loss on 2nd down.

1 yard loss on 3rd down….

I lost by 1 point.

All I can do is hope for a last second scoring correction, but I doubt that will happen. It was fun while it lasted.

Jay

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