2009 NFC West Featured Columnist Competition: Week Two Results

Scotty KimberlyAnalyst ISeptember 22, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 20:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets calls a play against the New England Patriots at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Week Two of the 2009 NFC West FC Competition is in the books, and the standings didn't shift too much.

Here are the results and honors from Week Two.

Week Two Individual Standings

Andrew 12, Dray 12, Chris 11, Rob 11, Scotty 11, Ron 10, Seth 10, Steven 8


Week Two Team Standings

San Francisco 24, Seattle 22, St. Louis 20, Arizona 19


Season Individual Standings

Andrew 27, Ron 25, Dray 24, Rob 24, Seth 24, Chris 23, Scotty 20, Steven 20


Season Team Standings

San Francisco 51, St. Louis 49, Seattle 44, Arizona 43


Pick of the Week - Chris Farmer (Miami over Indianapolis)

Sure, Chris went down with the ship on this one, but I'd be lying if I said there was no point last night where I was convinced he was going to sneak out two Underdog Bonus points. Chris was the only contestant to pick Miami, and the Dolphins possession brigade on Monday night almost pulled through for him.

Unfortunately, this one cost Chris on the overall standings and tie-breaker. 


Fail of the Week - Dray Miller and Steven Smith (Cleveland over Denver)

Honorable Mention here goes to Chris Farmer (Philly over New Orleans) and the Fearsome Foursome who chose Jacksonville over Arizona (Rob/Ron/Seth/Steven), but picking the Browns at any point really takes the cake.

Cleveland muscled their way to two field goals on Sunday, while amassing 200 net yards of offense, 11 first downs, 3 turnovers, and for some unknown reason still allowing Jamal Lewis to touch the rock 14 times. Not looking good for the Fighting Brady Quinns.


Hot Streak - Andrew Garda / Scotty Kimberly (7/9 in Early Games)

Sadly, this was the closest thing to a hot streak I could find. No one aced the early games, no one aced the late games, and nearly everyone hit both Sunday and Monday night games...Ouch. So kudos to Andrew and Scotty for pulling out a league high 7 of 9 in the early games!


Struck Out Swinging - Steven Smith (50 Percent in Week Two)

Steven attended the "Scotty Kimberly School for Picking Winners" between weeks one and two, and left with a desire to pick some upsets.

Several of Steven's misses were bad beats that hit a lot of the contestants (e.g. Tennessee, Green Bay, Pittsburgh), but anyone who takes Tampa Bay and Cleveland this week is just asking for it...


What Might Have Been - Chris Farmer

Had Ted Ginn Jr. caught the damn ball Miami would have topped Indianapolis and Chris Farmer would be cruising down easy street. Farmer was in pursuit of an unprecedented second Underdog score in the same week on Monday, but the Football Gods denied him this honor.

Had Ginn held on, the standings for week two would look like this: Chris 13, Nearest Competition 11. Additionally, he would be only one point out on the season standings (right now he sits four points behind).

Instead, Ginn dropped the ball and Chris finished one point off the lead for week two... What might have been...


That's it for Week Two. Chip in on what you think.