The JFF Seattle Seahawks were able to accomplish in JFF Super Bowl XI what the NFL Seattle Seahawks could not accomplish against an opponent from the AFC East Division. JFF Seattle Seahawks Kicker Steven Hauschka booted a 31-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining in the game to give JFF league member Shane Farrar and his JFF Seattle Seahawks franchise their first league Super Bowl Championship ever.
It was the first appearance in the JFF Super Bowl for both the Owner / Coach as well as his team franchise. The JFF Seattle Seahawks finished the Spring 2015 Regular Season with a 13-3-0 record, and then won three consecutive playoff contests to finish the season with a record of 16-3-0. It was a highly disappointing loss for Trevor B. a.k.a. ‘Shady’ and his previously undefeated JFF Buffalo Bills (16-0-0 in the Regular Season; 2-1 in the playoffs). The JFF Bills became the third team in the league to enter into the JFF Super Bowl with an unblemished record, but exit with a loss. Previously, Mike Ruiz’s JFF New York Giants (16-0-0; 2-1 in the playoffs) suffered their only loss in JFF Super Bowl VIII (Spring / Summer 2013 season) and Kedren Parsons a.k.a. “Top Dawgg” and his JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers also experienced their lone loss in JFF Super Bowl IX (Fall 2013 season).
Most of the contest was a back-and-forth affair, with the largest lead held by Buffalo in the 2nd Quarter when they were up 21-7. Seattle came storming back, and by Halftime, the score was tied at 21-21.
In the 3rd Quarter, JFF Bills SS Terry Justice hit JFF Seahawks HB Marshawn Lynch, and recovered the fumble in Seattle’s Redzone. A few plays later, Buffalo was ahead 28-21. Two drives later, Seattle would score to tie the score again at 28-28 entering into the final frame.
In the 4th Quarter, the contest became much more of a defensive battle as neither team was able to score a touchdown. Seattle scored first in the final quarter to go up 31-28. Then, arguably the most crucial drive of the game for the JFF Buffalo Bills happened next. Buffalo drove all the way down into Seattle’s redzone, and at first, it looked as though they would be in a position to score a touchdown. JFF Bills WR Danario Alexander dropped an important catch on 2nd Down and 10 at the JFF Seahawks’ 14-yard line that could have given Buffalo a 3rd and 1 from the 5-yard line.
Next, Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel took off running after he could not find any open receivers, and he was able to gain 11 yards to give Buffalo a 1st and Goal situation at Seattle’s 4-yard line right at the 2 minute mark of the 4th Quarter. This is when Seattle’s defense truly stood their ground. JFF Bills HB C.J. Spiller was able to only gain one yard on First Down, and that left Buffalo with a 2nd and Goal situation at Seattle’s 3-yard line. Next, Manuel handed the ball off again to Spiller for a rushing attempt off the Left Guard, but once again, the Seattle defense stopped him cold for no gain. Then finally, Manuel gave the ball to Spiller for a third straight time, but once again, the JFF Seahawks rushing defense held strong, and Buffalo was stopped for the third consecutive time at the 3-yard line. Buffalo then had to settle for a 20-yard field goal with 1:48 remaining in the game. From that point, Seattle moved into position to score the game-winning field goal, and Seattle ended up claiming their first JFF Super Bowl Championship.
Seattle QB Russell Wilson completed 23 of 28 passes for 328 passing yards and 2 touchdowns. JFF Seahawks HB Marshawn Lynch rushed 19 times for 126 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Lynch also caught 2 passes for 35 receiving yards. Seattle WR Desean Jackson finished with 8 receptions for 154 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. JFF Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner finished with 7 tackles (including 3 for a loss of yardage) and 1 interception, and LB Julian Stanford finished with two tackles and 1 sack.
Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel completed 13 of 25 passes for 262 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Manuel also ran 3 times for 8 yards. JFF Bills HB C.J. Spiller rushed 20 times for 85 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. Spiller also had 2 receptions for 35 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. Buffalo WR Danario Alexander had 3 receptions for 61 receiving yards and 1 touchdown and TE Tom Crabtree had 1 reception for 12 receiving yards and 1 touchdown. JFF Bills DT Marcel Dareus finished with 5 sacks and DT Kyle Williams finished with 2 tackles and 1 sack.
The team stats from JFF Super Bowl XI are below.
Past JFF Super Bowl Champions and scores:
Fall / Winter 2002-03 Season – JFF Super Bowl I
JFF San Francisco 49ers (ShowBiz) 24, JFF Denver Broncos (The Dean) 21
Spring 2003 Season – JFF Super Bowl II
JFF Denver Broncos (Wacavelli) 21, JFF St. Louis Rams (Air Attack) 0
Fall 2003 Season – JFF Super Bowl III
JFF New Orleans Saints (Wacavelli) 35, JFF Tennessee Titans (The Dean) 14
Spring 2004 Season – JFF Super Bowl IV
[Contest was canceled due to both of the Super Bowl participants committing scheduling violations]
Fall 2004 Season – JFF Super Bowl V
JFF New York Giants (Cadillac) 41, JFF Cleveland Browns (Mike Harley) 14
Fall 2005 Season – JFF Super Bowl VI
JFF Minnesota Vikings (Wacavelli) 17, JFF Buffalo Bills (n9tmre) 13
Fall 2006 Season – JFF Super Bowl VII
JFF San Francisco 49ers (The Natural) 62, JFF San Diego Chargers (Wacavelli) 48
Spring / Summer 2013 Season – JFF Super Bowl VIII
JFF Houston Texans (Pasadena Soldier) 37, JFF New York Giants (Mike Ruiz) 31 OT
Fall 2013 Season – JFF Super Bowl IX
JFF Baltimore Ravens (Cliff) 21, JFF Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Top Dawgg) 18
Fall 2014 Season – JFF Super Bowl X
JFF Carolina Panthers (The Natural) 34, JFF Indianapolis Colts (Air Attack) 10
Spring 2015 Season – JFF Super Bowl XI
JFF Seattle Seahawks (Shane F.) 34, JFF Buffalo Bills (Shady) 31
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