Monday Nightmare: Playoff dreams dashed

Some playoff dreams were dashed on Monday night. And no, not just those of the Jets. (Although in fairness to the Jets, they should make the playoffs. But coach Rex Ryan might have a hard time getting those guys on a plane to New England in January.)

I am talking fantasy playoffs. For many of us, our regular season ended on Monday night. And while every game counts the same, there are those excruciating defeats and exhilarating wins that occurred on a somewhat strange game.

In my main fantasy league, the final playoff spot came down to Patriots WR Deion Branch vs. Jets WR Braylon Edwards to decide a one-point game. My man, Mike C., was on the right side as Branch secured Mike’s sixth consecutive victory and the last spot in the postseason. He is like last year’s Jets, getting hot at the right time.

In a matchup for a first-round bye between a pair of twins, the duo of Jets WR Santonio Holmes and Patriots WR Wes Welker helped one brother squeak by in another nail-biter. But heaven help me if I can tell one brother’s team from the other.

And how about you? Did Patriots QB Tom Brady push you over the top? Did sitting Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis keep you from the postseason? You have stories and we want to read them.

Consider the comment section your therapy couch. Trust me, you will feel better if you share.

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