Summer 2015 Playoffs Update:
The road to JFF Super Bowl XII continues in the JFF 2015 Summer Season Playoffs and the first two rounds of action are now in the books.
Shady’s #1 Seed JFF Kansas City Chiefs will go up against Kory G’s #5 Seed JFF Denver Broncos for the third time this season in the AFC Conference Championship, while Cadillac’s JFF Seattle Seahawks will match up with Top Dawgg’s #1 Seed JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Conference Championship
The AFC Conference Championship will be played tonight (Wednesday, August 5, 2015) at approximately 6:00 PM EST. The NFC Conference Championship will take place between Thursday, August 6, 2015 and Saturday, August 8, 2015.
AFC Conference Championship: #5 Seed JFF Denver Broncos AT #1 Seed JFF Kansas City Chiefs
The #1 Seed JFF Chiefs (15-1-0) and #5 Seed JFF Broncos (12-4-0) first met in Week Two, with Denver getting the best of Kansas City 35-21. In that first meeting between these two AFC West Division rivals, JFF Broncos QB Peyton Manning completed 24 of 33 passes for 278 passing yards and 3 touchdowns and HB C.J. Anderson rushed 23 times for 135 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. These same two teams matched up against each other again in Week Thirteen, and this time, Kansas City annihilated Denver 59-7. In that rematch contest, both JFF Chiefs SS Eric Berry and CB Marcus Peters each had 2 interceptions each, and JFF Chiefs QB Colin Kaepernick completed 8 of 12 passes for 302 passing yards and 4 touchdowns.
The JFF Kansas City Chiefs last advanced to the Conference Championship round during the Fall 2003 season (different Owner / Coach). They ended up losing to the JFF Tennessee Titans 34-31 in Overtime in Kansas City’s first appearance ever in the Conference Championship. Shady, the current Owner / Coach of the JFF Chiefs, advanced last season to the AFC Conference Championship with his former team, the JFF Buffalo Bills. Buffalo ended up advancing to JFF Super Bowl XI, but they lost to the JFF Seattle Seahawks 34-31.
This will mark Denver’s fourth time making an appearance in the Final Four of the JFF playoffs. The JFF Denver Broncos defeated the JFF St. Louis Rams 21-0 in JFF Super Bowl II during the Spring 2003 season (different Owner / Coach), and they lost to the JFF San Francisco 49ers 24-21 in JFF Super Bowl I during the Fall / Winter 2002-03 season (also different Owner / Coach). The JFF Broncos also lost 52-37 to the JFF Packers in the Conference Championship game during the Spring 2004 season. Kory G, the current Owner / Coach of the JFF Broncos, will be making his second appearance in the AFC Conference Championship game in the last three seasons. His JFF Cleveland Browns lost to the JFF Indianapolis Colts 35-17 in the AFC title game during the Fall 2014 season.
The JFF Chiefs advanced to the AFC Conference Championship by defeating the #6 Seed JFF New England Patriots 55-16 in the Divisional Round of the AFC Conference playoffs. Kansas City QB Colin Kaepernick completed 10 of 20 passes for 339 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Kaepernick also ran five times for 11 rushing yards and 1 touchdown in the heavy snow. JFF Chiefs HB Knile Davis rushed 20 times for 197 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Kansas City WR Sammy Watkins finished with 4 receptions for 173 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns; WR Reggie Wayne finished with 8 receptions for 106 receiving yards and 1 touchdown; and WR Jeremy Maclin finished with 2 receptions for 74 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. JFF Chiefs DT Jerel Worthy finished with two tackles and two sacks; LB Dee Ford had 7 tackles (including 2 for a loss of yardage) and 1 sack; LB Justin Houston had 6 tackles (including 1 for a loss of yardage) and 1 sack; SS Tyvon Branch had 4 tackles (including one for a loss of yardage) and 1 sack; and CB Phillip Gaines had 2 tackles (including 1 for a loss of yardage) and 1 sack.
The JFF Broncos advanced to the AFC Conference Championship by knocking off the more favored #5 Seed JFF Cincinnati Bengals 17-11. This game marked the second time this season that Denver got the best of Cincinnati. During Week Sixteen competition, the JFF Broncos edged the JFF Bengals 41-35 in Overtime. Denver QB Tarvaris Jackson completed 10 of 15 passes for 77 yards, and rushed 4 times for 27 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. HB C.J. Anderson rushed 27 times for 140 rushing yards, and HB Montee Ball rushed once for 5 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. DT Glenn Dorsey finished with 2 tackles and 1 sack, and CB Aqib Talib had 2 tackles and 1 interception.
NFC Conference Championship: #3 Seed JFF Seattle Seahawks AT #1 Seed JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The #1 Seed JFF Buccaneers (15-1-0) and #3 Seed JFF Seahawks (13-3-0) did not match up against one another during the Regular Season, so this will be their first meeting during the Summer 2015 season. The JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers last advanced to the NFC Conference Championship round during the Fall 2013 season. In that game, the JFF Bucs defeated the JFF Chicago Bears 27-10 on their way to their first ever appearance in the JFF Super Bowl. The JFF Bucs ended up losing 21-18 to the JFF Baltimore Ravens in JFF Super Bowl IX. The JFF Bucs were also in the NFC Conference Championship during the Spring / Summer 2013 season, when they lost to the JFF New York Giants 38-21. The JFF Seattle Seahawks last advanced to the NFC Conference Championship just last season (different Owner / Coach), when they defeated the more favored JFF Carolina Panthers 30-28. The JFF Seahawks went on to win JFF Super Bowl XI 34-31 over the JFF Buffalo Bills.
The JFF Buccaneers advanced to the NFC Conference Championship by defeating the #5 Seed JFF Arizona Cardinals 35-17 in the Divisional Round of the NFC Conference playoffs. Tampa Bay Rookie QB Jameis Winston completed 15 of 25 passes for 327 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. JFF Bucs HB Chris Johnson rushed 24 times for 151 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Tampa Bay WR Mike Evans finished with 4 receptions for 139 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, and WR Jorvorskie Lane finished with 1 reception for 7 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. JFF Bucs LB Lavonte David finished with 4 tackles (including 2 for a loss of yardage), 1 sack, and 1 interception; CB Terence Newman had 4 tackles and 1 interception; and CB Alterraun Verner finished with 2 tackles and 1 interception.
The JFF Seahawks advanced to the NFC Conference Championship by getting past the #2 Seed JFF Green Bay Packers 31-24. Green Bay had earned a 7-0 “fluke” victory during Week One of the Regular Season due to a CFM ‘glitch’ of sorts. Seattle QB Russell Wilson completed 12 of 18 passes for 326 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rushed 5 times for 13 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. HB Marshawn Lynch rushed 15 times for 53 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. TE Jimmy Graham finished with 4 receptions for 126 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. JFF Seahawks LB K.J. Wright finished with 6 tackles (including one for a loss of yardage) and 1 sack, and DE Michael Bennett had 2 tackles (including one for a loss of yardage) and 1 sack. LB Bobby Wagner finished with 7 tackles (including one for a loss of yardage) and 1 interception, and FS Earl Thomas III had one tackle and one interception. Michael “Cadillac” Porterfield, the current Owner / Coach of the JFF Seahawks, led the JFF New York Giants to a 41-14 victory over the JFF Cleveland Browns in JFF Super Bowl V during the Fall 2004 season.
CLICK HERE for the Summer 2015 “Playoffs Preview” Feature and list of participating Owner / Coaches in each Conference
CLICK HERE for past playoffs results in the JFF Madden NFL Online League.
Conference Championship games will be broadcast live via Twitch.tv and/or UStream.tv; CLICK HERE for the specific days, dates, and times.