The first playoff round is over and our teams finished 1-1. TCC1 came up a little short and dropped a tough 141-113 game to Boomer Sooner while TCC2 won a shootout against Seidel, 163-145. With the win against Seidel, TCC2 will advance to take on Griswolds for the league championship in Week 13. TCC1 must wait until for the Week 14 Championship round to commence. 

 Team: The Cowboy Chicken 1

Starting Lineup: 
QB: Cam Newton (at MIA): 22.80 points 
RB: Matt Forte (at STL): 18.70 points 
RB: Frank Gore (at WSH): 4.40 points 
WR: Torrey Smith (vs NYJ): 9.40 points 
WR: Michael Floyd (vs IND): 17.40 points 
TE: Jordan Cameron (vs PIT): 7.70 points 
FLEX: Reggie Bush (vs TB): 14.00 points 
FLEX: Delanie Walker (at OAK): 12.00 points 
K: David Akers (vs TB): 3.00 points 
DEF: Houston (vs JAX): 4.00 points

BYEs: None
Injured: Randall Cobb

Team Score: 113.50 vs 141.50

Waivers: Added: Aldrick Robinson (Dropped: Randall Cobb, $1)

Waiver Strategy: We added Robinson strictly for depth purposes.

Waiver Budget Remaining: $74

Lineup Decisions: We were trying to decide between the struggling Jordan Cameron (7.70 points) and Anquan Boldin (26.40). Boldin had been struggling and we were banking on a big game from Cameron. Cameron dropped two touchdown passes while Boldin caught two touchdown passes. We lost by 28 points, so the decision ends up being a moot point. 

Injuries: We still don’t trust playing Roddy White. What a bust of a pick. 

Final Thoughts: Even though we’re going to play in Weeks 14-16, it’s very disappointing that this team could not get over the hump. We hit on all of our RB picks and outside of Roddy White, we drafted really well. It’s a tough break, but we can still cash in the coming weeks. 

Team: The Cowboy Chicken 2

Starting Lineup: 
QB: Cam Newton (at MIA): 22.80 points 
RB: Adrian Peterson (at GB): 21.80 points
RB: Pierre Thomas (at ATL): 18.00 points
WR: Brandon Marshall (at STL): 27.70 points 
WR: Demaryius Thomas (at NE): 14.10 points 
TE: Jordan Cameron (vs PIT): 7.70 points 
FLEX: Shane Vereen (vs DEN): 17.10 points 
FLEX: Marques Colston (at ATL): 8.00 points 
K: Mason Crosby (vs MIN): 8.00 points 
DEF: Baltimore (vs NYJ): 17.00 points

BYEs: None
Injuries: None

Team Score: 162.20 vs 148.40

Waivers: Added: Aldrick Robinson (Dropped: Nate Burleson, $15)

Waiver Strategy: Strictly a depth move

Waiver Budget Remaining: $85

Lineup Decisions: Didn’t have too many decisions. Shane Vereen was back in the fold, so he went back into our flex spot. This is just the second week we got to play him and he’s a difference maker. 

Injuries: No major injuries.

Final Thoughts: Our opponent had Josh Gordon, who scored 43.70 points. We passed over Gordon twice during the draft, so he came back to haunt us here. We had a 46 point lead heading into Monday Night Football and our opponent had Vernon Davis (20 points) and Pierre Garcon (10 points). The Redskins looked completely inept on offense, so that gave us some more confidence. This team will play for the league championship next week. Can’t wait.