Monday Nightmare: Not even the boss is immune

Think you’re immune to the Monday Nightmare? NFL.com managing editor Jim Loftus was in a heated battle with fantasy editor Michael Fabiano in a match that had the entire office talking. Here is Loftus’ account of what happened.

So I came into Monday Night Football leading Fabiano by 3.42. He had the Cardinals defense, and I was done for the week.

The 49ers did their part, mostly, scoring enough points that Fabs earned zero for points allowed. But because 49ers K Shane Andrus missed two field goals, and they settled for two field goals when they couldn’t punch in touchdowns, the Niners only scored 27. At 28, Fabs would have lost a point, and at 35 he would have lost three more.

All told, the Cards got him six points: Two from a sack, two from a tipped-ball interception and two from a blocked field goal.

Had Andrus made one more field goal and not had the one blocked, the Cards’ total would have been three, not six. Or had the tipped pass been caught, not turned into an interception, plus the Niners not getting to 28 …

I lost by 2.58.

Ouch. That is a tough break, boss.

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