It was a crazy week for me this week, in part because I rushed to get my lineup situated before the games started on Thursday, and missed out on using Barber on the one week he could have scored 20+ points for me. By Sunday evening, all of my players' points had been tallied (totaling 135 for the week), and I could only watch in dread as my opponent slowly crept up the scoreboard every time Tom Brady threw another complete pass. At the end of the first half of the New England / Philadelphia game, I thought it was over for sure — all Brady needed to do in order to force a loss for me was to toss out another 100 yards and a touchdown. Yet time and again in the second half, New England got close to the end zone only to run the ball in, or otherwise turn it over without a pass TD.
I watched the last few minutes of the game anxiously, my opponent 1 point behind a tie for the week. I know the Pats were trying to run the ball to run out the clock. But would Brady throw that one extra pass to try to get a first down and ensure the Patriots retained possession for the rest of the game? In the end, the answer was no; they kicked the ball, and regardless of Feeley's pick at the very end of the game, I was a winner for this week, 135-134. It took me until well after midnight to settle down from the nail-biting jitters, as it just doesn't get any closer than that, in fantasy competition.