• Super Bowl VI Preview/Predictions

    THE game is here boys. THE game is the one that all 24 owners have set their sights on. THE game is where the most deserving of teams play. THE game is the one that truly separates the boys from the men and the pretenders from the contenders. THE game this season is on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Lucas Oil Field.

    Two of the most storied franchises of the Gridiron Junkies Football League will once again face off in this monumental game; Super Bowl VI. THE game will feature the Little Rock Razors (16-2) vs. the Los Angeles Playas (18-0).

    This matchup truly pits the best two teams of the 2011 GJFL season. The #1 ranked team from the Lombardi and Levy Conferences. This game will be a dogfight until the very end. Both teams possess arguably the most balanced teams through all facets of the game in GJFL history. The old adage is true in this regard, numbers never lie; and the numbers are staggering.

    **DEFENSIVE RANKS**

    On the defensive side of the ball, the Little Rock Razors quietly ranked #1 in overall defense. The Razors ranked #2 against the run allowing 76.3 Y/G, #2 against the pass allowing 170.9 Y/G, and #2 in least points per game allowed with 14.6. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the Razors also posted #1 in INT’s and #1 in turnovers while amassing #9 most sacks in the league.

    On the defensive side of the ball, the Los Angeles Playas dominated their competition all season. The Playas ranked #2 in overall defense. The Playas ranked #1 against the run allowing 72.5 Y/G, #5 against the pass allowing 191.4 Y/G, and #1 in least points per game allowed with 9.0. The Playas not only lead the league in least points allowed per game but they were #9 in turnovers, #1 in stopping teams in the red zone while amassing #1 most sacks in the league.

    **OFFENSIVE RANKS**

    In a game where the defenses are mind-boggling great, offense needs to be prevalent in order for some points to be scored. Fortunately for us, these teams’ offenses are arguably better than their defenses. How could this be? Well…
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    On the offensive side of the ball, the Razors ranked #4 overall averaging 376.8 Y/G, #7 in points per game with 24.9, #16 in rushing with 105.1 Y/G, #3 in passing with 271.8 Y/G, and #4 in passing rating.
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    On the offensive side of the ball, the Playas ranked #3 overall averaging 377.0 Y/G, #1 in points per game with 31.4, #1 in rushing with 179.1 Y/G, #17 in passing with 197.9 Y/G, #1 in passing rating, and #1 in fewest turnovers.

    **PLAYER ACHEIVEMENTS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2011 GJFL SEASON**

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    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"></st1:place></st1:City>Offense:

    #7 rusher, Peyton Hillis (1223 yards, 10 TD’s)

    #6 leading passer Phillip Rivers (4606 yards, 25 TD’s, 95.9 rating)

    #4 receiver TE Jason Witten (1262 yards, 11 TD’s) (2011 GJFL ALL-Pro Team)

    Honorable Mention: Wes Welker (776 yards) & Andre Johnson (867 yards)

    OG Jahri Evans (2011 GJFL ALL-Pro Team)

    Defense:

    Brent Grimes, tied for 2<SUP>nd</SUP> with 6 int’s

    Patrick Chung, tied for 3<SUP>rd</SUP> with 5 int’s

    Justin Smith, 11 sacks

    Barrett Rudd, #24 in league with 104 tackles

    Special teams:

    Danny Amendola, #8 in punt returns (11.2 average) and #18 in kick returns (21.9 average)

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    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"></st1:place></st1:City>Offense:

    #1 leading rusher, Arian Foster (1797 yards, 20 TD’s, 112.3 Y/G), (2011 GJFL ALL-Pro Team)

    #1 leading passer, Tony Romo (2310 yards, 18 TD’s, 111.1 rating)

    Honorable Mention: Mike Williams (825 yards), Brandon Pettigrew (503 yards) & Greg Jennings (654 yards)

    OT Jason Peters (2011 GJFL ALL-Pro Team)

    Defense:

    Antrell Rolle, tied for 3<SUP>rd</SUP> with 5 int’s and tied for #1 in deflections

    Leon Hall, tied with Rolle for #1 in deflections

    Tamba Hali, 11 sacks

    James Harrison, 11 sacks

    Special Teams:

    #6 kick returner, Brad Smith, 25.8 average

    #18 punt returner Desean Jackson (8.8 average)

    #4 kicker, Billy Cundiff

    #4 punter, Mike Scifres, 46.4 average

    **STARTING LINEUPS**

    LOS ANGLES PLAYAS

    Offense

    QB:Tony Romo
    RB1: Arian Foster
    RB2: Jahvid Best
    HB: Bear Pascoe
    TE: Brandon Pettigrew
    WR1:Greg Jennings
    WR2:Desean Jackson
    WR3:Mike Williams
    OT1:Jason Peters
    OT2:David Stewart
    OG1:Rich Seubert
    OG2:Roberto Garza
    C1:Jeff Faine

    Defense

    DT1:Tyson Alualu
    DT2:Tommy Kelly
    DE1:Robert Mathis
    DE2:James Hall<o:p></o:p>
    DE/DT:Cullen Jenkins<o:p></o:p>
    OLB1:James Harrison
    OLB2:Tamba Hali
    MLB1:Derrick Johnson
    CB1:Leon Hall
    CB2:Antoine Winfield
    CB3:Sam Shields
    S1:Antrel Rolle
    S2:Donte Whitner

    Special Teams

    KR:Brad Smith
    PR:Desean Jackson
    K:Billy Cundiff
    P:Mike Scrifes

    LITTLE ROCK RAZORS

    Offense

    QB1: Phillip Rivers
    RB1: Peyton Hillis
    RB2: Fred Jackson/BenJarvis Green-Ellis<o:p></o:p>
    FB: Le’Ron McClain<o:p></o:p>
    TE1: Jason Witten
    WR1: Andre Johnson
    WR2: Wes Welker
    WR3: Danny Amendola
    OT1: <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Jordan</st1:place></st1:country-region> Gross
    OT2: Andrew Whitworth
    OG1: Jahri Evans
    OG2: Rob Sims
    C1: Ryan Kalil

    Defense

    DT1: Darnell Dockett
    DT2: Barry Cofield
    DE1: Justin Smith
    DE2: Ray Edwards
    OLB1: Lance Briggs
    OLB2: Geno Hayes
    MLB1: Barrett Ruud
    CB1: Devin McCourty
    CB2: Brent Grimes
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    S1: LaRon Landry
    S2: Patrick Chung

    Special Teams

    KR: Danny Amendola
    PR: Danny Amendola
    K: Nate Kaeding
    P: Adam Podlesh

    **PREDICTION FOR SUPER BOWL VI**

    The Razors and Playas coasted for much of this season as evidenced by their respective 14-2 and 16-0 regular season marks and their identical 2-0 playoff run thus far.

    The two teams played 6 common opponents resulting in the following:

    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Pittsburgh</st1:place></st1:City> – Razors w 12-10, Playas w 13-6
    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Philadelphia</st1:place></st1:City> – Razors w 34-17, Playas w 26-6
    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Erie</st1:place></st1:City> - Razors w 16-14, Playas w 31-0
    <st1:place w:st="on">Long Island</st1:place> - Razors w 32-6, Playas w 31-3
    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rochester</st1:place></st1:City> - Razors w 30-13, Playas w 41-17
    <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Lake Shore Dr</st1:address></st1:Street> - Razors w 30-27, Playas w 41-6

    As you can see, the two teams beat the same 6 opponents without a glitch, however, none of the 6 teams made the playoffs.

    Keys to victory (for the RAZORS):

    1.) Phillip Rivers needs to meet his average of 271 yards per game if not surpass it;
    2.) Offensive Line led by Jahri Evans and Jordan Gross need to limit the #1 defense in sacks to no more than 3;
    3.) The offensive gameplan should call for some more play action and draw plays from Peyton Hillis and Benjarvis Green-Eillis to limit #1 sack defense from zeroing in on Rivers on every play;
    4.) #1 defense needs to play man-to-man on occassion to help shut down Mike Williams and Greg Jennings;
    5.) #2 against the run will need to key runner to stop Arian Foster but most importantly, the receptions out of the backfield;
    6.) Win the time of possession battle.

    Keys to victory (for the PLAYAS):

    1.) Tony Romo needs to improve on his 195 yards per game average against this #2 pass defense;
    2.) Keep Jahvid Best fresh as Arian Foster might need a few more breathers than usual;
    3.) Offensive gameplan should call for more passes with their LB's in coverage which would get Brandon Pettigrew and Jason Avant just as lethal as Mike Williams and Greg Jennings;
    4.) Blitz, Blitz, and more Blitz;
    5.) Limit Phillip Rivers from too many offensive touches;
    6.) Win the turnover battle.

    Who will this game? Will it be the defending champs and two-time championship winner in LA? The same defending champs looking to be the first ever team to go undefeated in a GJFL season. Or will it be the team in LR looking for their second GJFL championship? This is very hard to predict but this clash of the Titans will go to the...wait for it...wait for it...wait for it...

    the RAZORS...barely but...Razors 21, Playas 17.

    DISCUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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