Working on the night moves

Nov. 19, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 11 results


Leads By


Thursday, November 15, 2018
Green Bay @ Seattle Seattle Green Bay Seattle
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Dallas @ Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Dallas
Cincinnati @ Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Carolina @ Detroit Carolina Carolina Detroit
Tennessee @ Indianapolis Tennessee Tennessee Indianapolis
Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay @ N.Y. Giants New York Giants New York Giants New York Giants
Houston @ Washington Houston Houston Washington
Philadelphia @ New Orleans New Orleans New Orleans Philadelphia
Oakland @ Arizona Arizona Arizona Arizona
Denver @ L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers Denver
Minnesota @ Chicago Chicago Minnesota Chicago
Monday, November 19, 2018
Kansas City @ L.A. Rams Kansas City L.A. Rams L.A. Rams
Byes: Buffalo, Cleveland, Miami, New England, N.Y. Jets, San Francisco
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

The Junior Bro clings to a 1-game lead heading into Thanksgiving weekend after a wild Week 11 that saw the Bros split all three of the night games — Thursday, Sunday and Monday.

Glenn got the advantage on Thursday night when the Seahawks overcame a 14-3 halftime deficit to defeat the visiting Packers, 27-24. Three nights later, the Bears turned back the Vikings, 25-20, in an intense rivalry that staked Chicago to a game-and-a-half lead for the NFC North. It was the second time in as many weeks that we had split on Chicago, both games going to the Senior Bro.

The two early victories pulled Glenn back into a temporary tie for the Surfy Trophy lead, but it would come down to the final game of the week to decide which Bro would hold the advantage heading into the holiday. It was only fitting to have a Monday night split for what turned out to be one of the greatest games in NawFuL history, between the Chiefs and Rams.

Both teams came in at 9-1, a rarity for this stage in the season. L.A. opened with a 13-point lead, but Kansas City found its way back and had the game tied at 23 going to halftime. Most of the fireworks were reserved for the second half, as the KC offense behind QB Patrick Mahomes’ 6 touchdowns erupted for multiple end-zone drives that put the chiefs up 51-47 with 2:47 to play. But while Mahomes set a personal record for TD tosses, he also was picked three times, including twice late in the game after the Rams put up the game-winning drive. In the end it was mistakes and a great opponent that sealed the Chiefs’ defeat. The final score: Rams win, 54-51, making it the highest combined score ever for a Monday night game and third highest of all time. It was the first time two NFL teams scored more than 50 points in the same game, making Kansas City the first team to score more than 50 points and lose. To think that this one was scheduled to be played in Mexico City before the league brought it back to American soil after the host stadium was deemed unsatisfactory.

Week 11 saw another first, albeit one that won’t make the record books. It was the first time this season that Ben won the week, his 10-3 record easily his best mark of the season and enough to shave 4 games off his deficit in the overall standings. That was because Sean, although still holding the lead, finished the week in third at 6-7. Glenn, in taking two of three splits, compiled a 7-6 mark for second place. We all correctly picked Baltimore, the N.Y. Giants and Pittsburgh to make the win column, but no one anticipated the Raiders getting their second win of the season.