2 points for the win

Dec. 17, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 15 results


Leads By


Thursday, December 13, 2018
L.A. Chargers @ Kansas City L.A. Chargers Kansas City L.A. Chargers
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Houston @ N.Y. Jets Houston Houston New York Jets
Cleveland @ Denver Denver Denver Denver
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Arizona @ Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Detroit @ Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Detroit
Green Bay @ Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago
Oakland @ Cincinnati Cincinnati Oakland Cincinnati
Dallas @ Indianapolis Dallas Dallas Indianapolis
Washington @ Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville Washington
Miami @ Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Miami
Tennessee @ N.Y. Giants Tennessee Tennessee New York Giants
Seattle @ San Francisco Seattle Seattle Seattle
New England @ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh New England New England
Philadelphia @ L.A. Rams L.A. Rams L.A. Rams Philadelphia
Monday, December 17, 2018
New Orleans @ Carolina New Orleans New Orleans Carolina
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

Do you believe in fourth quarter comebacks? The L.A. Chargers do. And perhaps so too do the Gehlke Bros. What was looking like a tightening grip on the Junior Bro’s prospects for a second championship following Thanksgiving weekend has taken a dramatic turn over the past three weeks, and for the first time in the 2018 GBF season there is a new face atop the leaderboard: Glenn’s.

Week 15 apparently was the time for a bunch of teams to vanquish long losing streaks, and the Senior Bro found himself in the same situation, going 14 straight weeks without the lead for the Surfy Trophy. With three splits at stake, he was able to catch the underdogs’ wave and ride it to a sweep.

Thursday set the tone early when the Chargers traveled to Kansas City trying to accomplish what they had failed to do in nine previous tries — beat the Chiefs. With both teams bound for the playoffs and the Chiefs all but guaranteed the top seed, there was little to be gained by a win for the Chargers except pride, so when fell behind by 14 points not once, but three times, it appeared that the streak would stay alive. But miraculously the Chargers rallied, and when they managed to score the potential game-tying touchdown with 4 seconds to play, Coach Anthony Lynn made the gutsy call to go for a 2-point conversion rather than take his chances in overtime. The play worked and the Chargers escaped with a 29-28 victory. The Senior Bro moved into a virtual tie for the lead.

Things snowballed on Sunday. Sean said he would probably regret picking the Raiders over the Bengals, and Oakland made him good on his word. In what might best be described as a nausea-inducing game, Cincinnati — losers of five straight and down to their rookie backup quarterback and deficiencies at a number of other key positions — took advantage of early Raider miscuses to build a 17-0 lead and held on for a 30-16 victory. In the afternoon, the Steelers snapped a three-game losing streak when they beat the Patriots, 17-10, for a rare win in that series — their first since last getting one in 2011.

Glenn racked up an 11-5 record to win Week 15. Since getting swept in Week 12, the Senior Bro has won seven of eight splits to take a 2-game lead in the overall standings. Sean and Ben finished the week at 8-8, tied for second best. We all correctly picked Atlanta, Baltimore and Chicago. No one correctly picked Cleveland (which broke an 11-game losing streak dating back to 1991 against Denver) or San Francisco (which ended a 10-game skid against Seattle.)