Team Flight: Trotter League Champ

Week 16 Trotter League: Playoffs-Final Week

In an epic battle in the inaugural Trotter League Super Bowl, Flight Time Lang defeated Handles Franklin by a mere 2 points.

Here are the results of the final week of The Trotter League season (seeds in parentheses):

Trotter League Super Bowl

(4) HandlesQuarterback: Cam NewtonWide Receivers: Dez Bryant, Marques Colston, Julio JonesRunning Backs: Cedric Benson, Adrian Peterson, DeAngelo WilliamsTight End: Antonio GatesKicker: Stephen Gostkowski Defense: San Francisco


(3) Team FlightQuarterback: Tom BradyWide Receivers: Victor Cruz, Stevie Johnson, Hakeem NicksRunning Backs: Reggie Bush, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, C.J. SpillerTight End: Tony GonzalezKicker: Robbie GouldDefense: Detroit

Final ScoreTeam Flight: 152 pointsHandles: 150 pointsThe Trotter League’s first Super Bowl lived up to the billing, as Team Flight held off a furious rally by Handles to claim the title.  Team Flight led by 36 points going into Monday night’s Saints/Falcons game, with Team Flight still having Tony Gonzalez to play, while Handles had Marques Colston and Julio Jones going.  Jones had a huge game for Handles, tallying 8 catches for 128 yards and a score (23 points), while Colston hauled in 7 balls for 81 yards and a TD (18 points).  Gonzalez’s 5 catches for 41 yards do not really seem like much, but the 7 points it gave Team Flight ended up being the difference in the game.  It also didn’t help Handles that star back Adrian Peterson tore two ligaments in his knee on the opening play of the second half in the Vikings/Redskins game, or he very well could have piled up the necessary points to give Handles the victory.  Team Flight got another outstanding effort from the recently acquired C.J. Spiller (23 points) and was also helped by the recent goal line work of one Tom Brady.  After scoring just one rushing TD in his previous 39 regular season games, Brady has 3 rushing scores the last two weeks, including 2 in week 16.

Third Place

(8) Double A’s BoysQuarterback: Ben RoethlisbergerWide Receivers: Antonio Brown, Roddy White, Mario ManninghamRunning Backs: Rashard Mendenhall, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon JacobsTight Ends: Rob GronkowskiKicker: Mason CrosbyDefense: New York Giants


(2) Team GreenQuarterback: Drew BreesWide Receivers: DeSean Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, Jordy NelsonRunning Backs: Marion Barber, Michael Bush, Chris JohnsonTight End: Brent CelekKicker: Sebastian JanikowskiDefense: Pittsburgh

Final ScoreTeam Green: 156 pointsDouble A's Boys: 112 pointsOn the night where Drew Brees set the NFL single-season record for passing yardage, Team Green of Airport Greenup rode his performance (37 points) to a third place finish.  Jordy Nelson chipped in with 29 points, continuing his improbable career year.  Double A’s Boys were not helped by the fact that owner Ant Atkinson rolled the dice at QB with Ben Roethlisberger, who ended up not playing in week 16.  However, Ant would have needed 45 points out of the QB slot to take the victory, so it didn’t really matter much.

Fifth Place

(5) FlyboysQuarterback: Eli ManningWide Receivers: Calvin Johnson, Mike Williams, Anquan Boldin, Miles AustinRunning Backs: Marshawn Lynch, Roy HeluTight End: Jermichael Finley Kicker: Rob BironasDefense: Dallas


(7) Melph WarriorsQuarterback: Matthew StaffordWide Receivers: Brandon Lloyd, Jabar GaffneyRunning Backs: Arian Foster, Willis McGahee, Shonn Greene, Frank GoreTight End: Vernon DavisKicker: John KasayDefense: New EnglandFinal ScoreMelph Warriors: 154 pointsFlyboys: 102 points

Big Easy Lofton’s Melph Warriors finished the season strong, spurred on by big games from Matthew Stafford (39 points) and Arian Foster (31 points).  Also helping was the fact that Slick Willie Shaw had two players in his Flyboys lineup that did not see the field: Anquan Boldin and Roy Helu.  However, Slick did not have anyone on his bench whom he could have inserted that would have made a difference.

Seventh Place

(1) The Special KsQuarterback: Aaron RodgersWide Receivers: Wes Welker, Vincent Jackson, Laurent RobinsonRunning Backs: Darren Sproles, LeSean McCoy, LeGarrette BlountTight End: Jason WittenKicker: Billy CundiffDefense: Chicago


(6) BrutusQuarterback: Ryan FitzpatrickWide Receivers: Percy Harvin, Santana Moss, Mike Wallace, A.J. GreenRunning Backs: Michael Turner, Ryan MatthewsTight End: Owen DanielsKicker: Dan Bailey Defense: Baltimore

Final ScoreThe Special Ks: 96 pointsBrutus: 79 pointsAfter losing his first two postseason games, top-seed The Special Ks saved some face by taking seventh place.  The difference was at the QB position, as Special K Daley got 43 points from Aaron Rodgers and his 5 TD performance, while Coach Barry Hardy’s Brutus squad could muster only 10 from Ryan Fitzpatrick.