This article is part of our Breakfast Table series.
From: mark stopa
Date: Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM
Subject: Dazed and Confused Breakfast
To: scott pianowski
Week 15 left me dazed and confused. Three days later, I'm still trying to understand it all.
The top three seeds in the AFC all lost. Flynn - cut by the Raiders and Bills, then unemployed - led a 23-point comeback on the road against Romo in a must-win game for the Pack. Clemens beat Brees, and the Vikes hung 48 on Philly; now Minnesota has more points on the season than the Saints. Calvin Johnson looked like Brandon Pettigrew. Several waiver-wire quarterbacks outscored Peyton Manning in fantasy.
Ugh, fantasy. Your Cassel/Edelman/Todman crew took me down in Stopa Law Firm league. The MFL site had me as a 60 point favorite. 60! I have to tip my cap to you, though, as painful as it is. (Why are you in wintry Michigan and not sitting on a beach in the Caribbean full-time, managing the fantasy teams of millionaires for a share of the profits? If you need an agent to get started, I'm ready. Let's roll. Justin Tucker can be your first client.)
Everyone keeps telling me the best team often doesn't win. How unsatisfying. It seems as true as ever in real-life NFL, too. Is there such a thing as a favorite in today's NFL? Other than Seattle at home, is there any team you trust? Who are your top four Super Bowl contenders? Denver laid an egg