Week 15 is in the books of the 2009 NFC West Featured-Columnist Competition.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the competition, click here for details, and please keep checking back for updates throughout the year.
The NFC West may have had its worst week of the year on Sunday. Seattle was embarrassed at home by the miserable Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco was trounced by Philadelphia, St. Louis lost to Houston, and Arizona barely escaped with a win against Detroit...Not a good week for the NFC West.
Here are the results and honors from Week 15.
Week 15 Individual Standings (16 Games)
Rob 11, Chris 10, Dray 10, Scotty 9, Ron 8, Seth 8, Steven 8, Andrew 7
Week 15 Team Standings
Seattle 20, Arizona 18, San Francisco 17, St. Louis 16
Season Individual Standings
Rob 165, Scotty 161, Andrew 159, Chris 152, Seth 150, Steven 149, Dray 148, Ron 147
Season Team Standings
Seattle 326, San Francisco 307, Arizona 301, St. Louis 297
Monday Night Football Team Tiebreaker
San Francisco 26, St. Louis 26, Seattle 24, Arizona 23
Only one man in this competition believed that New Orleans' perfect season would end on Saturday night. This man prevailed, and scored Underdog Bonus points as a result.
Dallas has choked in December for the past few years, but Chris foresaw a change on Saturday, and was the only one to get this pick right.
Good pick, Chris.
Anyone who watched this game understands why this choice is the fail of the week. Had Washington won, somehow this wouldn't even have been upset picks (no one would have known, but that is still astonishing that four people picked it).
I'm not sure what was worse, Jason Campbell's freebie pick six, or the nasty "Swinging Gate" fake field goal (twice!) at the end of the first half.
It was ugly, and four guys somehow went with Washington in this matchup.
The Underdog Maintains! Three Successful Underdog Bonus Picks
The Underdog Bonus stuck around...kind of.
It was a good showing for the Underdog.
Hot Streak: Rob (Four First Place finishes in the Last Five Weeks)
Rob got the "Hot Streak" nod last week, and responded by earning sole possession of first place in Week 15 as well.
During this streak, Rob has pulled away in first place on the season, now ahead by four points with only two weeks to go. Pending a collapse, Rob should clinch the season long individual crown.
Good work, Rob.
Struck Out Swinging: None
There were a number of low scores in Week 15, but no single contestant stood out from the crowd with a terrible performance.
I guess that's a small victory for the crowd!
Good week, guys.
That's it for Week 15. Chip in on what you think.