Week Six is in the books of the 2009 NFC West Featured Columnist Competition.
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The NFC West went 1-2 in Week Six of the NFL regular season. Arizona claimed the only victory (which came against a fellow NFC West team in Seattle), and St. Louis ALMOST pulled one out against the Jags. The 49ers mumbled something about a beatdown by the Falcons and some memory loss, then stumbled into their bye week.
This week saw some serious upsets for the first time in the competition, and scores suffered accordingly.
Here are the results and honors from Week Six.
Week Six Individual Standings (14 Games)
Dray 11, Scotty 10, Andrew 9, Rob 8, Steven 8, Ron 7, Seth 7, Chris 6
Week Six Team Standings
San Francisco 20, Seattle 18, Arizona 14, St. Louis 14
Season Individual Standings
Rob 71, Andrew 70, Seth 65, Dray 64, Scotty 64, Chris 63, Steven 62, Ron 61
Season Team Standings
Seattle 135, San Francisco 134, St. Louis 126, Arizona 125
Monday Night Football Team Tiebreaker
San Francisco 12, Seattle 12, St. Louis 12, Arizona 11
Pick of the Week—Ron (St. Louis over Jacksonville)
This was a losing cause, but it was still a hell of a pick. Coming off a drubbing in Seattle, most people (7 of 8 contestants) picked Jacksonville to show well against the St. Louis Rams.
Instead, this game turned into an overtime nail-biter, that placed Ron a coin-flip away from a different verdict.
It didn't pan out, but still a good call, Ron.
Fail of the Week—Rob/Scotty/Seth/Chris/Steven (Seattle over Arizona)
Wow. As a Seahawks fan I feel bad putting this here, but hell if the Seahawks didn't get absolutely worked over on Sunday.
Chris and Steven sold out their loyalties to take the Seahawks, and the Cardinals responded by simply embarrassing the Seahawks at Qwest Field... Not an easy feat.
Seattle found themselves down 14-0 before they knew what happened, and the rest was downhill... Ouch.
Hot Streak—Scotty (Competition-High 22pts in the last two weeks)
The standings board flipped so dramatically this week that there really wasn't a consistent place-winner to put here. Also, with the scores so low due to some teams choking (coughPHILLYcough), there was no great streak or stat line to put here.
So I put myself. Why not? A first-place and a second-place finish in back-to-back weeks have finally pulled me out of the gutter, so I'll give myself some love.
Struck Out Swinging—Chris (6/14 Picks Correct)
This is the first time someone has dipped below the 50 percent threshold in a single week... Sorry, Chris.
Chris just lost on a lot of coin flips, and busted on a few gambles. All that adds up to one miserable week which dropped him a ways in the standings...
You'll bounce back, buddy. I believe.
What Might Have Been—Had that dude named How-sh-kah hit the field goal
Ron and Chris would have picked up Underdog Bonus points, while the rest of the competition would have dropped a peg. Consequently, Chris would not have been this week's "Struck Out Swinging."
What might have been, guys...
Consistently Mediocre is being suspended until the season returns to 16 games a week. With only 14 games to pick from, there will almost certainly be someone in single digits each week.
It will return...
That's it for Week Six. Chip in on what you think.