Beating the Spread ...
The Paydirt 2005 tournament showcased 38 coaches vying
for the coveted trophy. In the AFC heat, Barry Shoults took
his Tennessee team thru the roughest road in the tourney, defeating
three former champs, Bill O,Neill, Harry and Devin Flawd to claim
his spot in the Super Bowl. The highlight was a 50-6 massacre
of Harry's San Diego team that left Harry mumbling to himself
the rest of the evening.
In the NFC, it came down once again (Surprise!) to the Flawd
congregation to see who would face the Titans in the title game.
Devin took his Seahawks and started with an 8 point lead, lost
that, but kicked two FG's in the 4th quarter to defeat Harry's
Eagles 28-26. That setu the stage for Devin to exact some revenge
for the AFC title game where he had lost 27-18 with his Broncos.
The Titans took the lead via the point spread by four points,
and added an early TD for an 11-0 lead. The turning point then
came late in the 2nd quarter, when Barry decided to accept a
penalty against Devin from the Titan 10 on a 2 yard loss that
would have made it 4th down and a FG try. He backed up the Seahawks,
but with an extra down, Seattle scored a TD to close to 11-7.
Tennessee kicked two FG's to take a 17-7 lead into the half.
Seattle then held the 2nd half KO for almost six minutes on
a scoring drive, then got a turnover, kicked a FG, and knotted
the score at 17. In the 4th quarter, Tennessee threw an interception
after a holding penalty had wiped out a16 yard gain for a first
down. Seattle used that break to drive for the game-winning TD
on a 7-yard run by Shaun Alexander and his second Paydirt
title. Son has the upper hand, dad has to focus in the offseason
to get back on top.
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