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Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon and company are ready to defend their title

Philip Rivers and Melvin Gordon

After a four game losing streak left them at 1-4 to begin the season, we all sort of lost track of the Apple Eaters, which is a difficult thing to do with a defending Super Bowl champion.

They certainly have our attention now.

The Eaters easily handled the Merry Men in the opening round of the 2017 YFFL Playoffs thanks to a combined 56 points from their "big five" - Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon, Jordan Howard, Antonio Brown and Alshon Jeffery. The victory marks their eighth win in the last nine games and moves them within a game of another trip to the Super Bowl. The defending champs will face off with the Refugees in next week's AFC Championship.

Over on the NFC side, the White Guys outlasted the Beans 52-39 despite receiving zero points from their quarterback AND kicker. MVP candidate Todd Gurley led the way once again, scoring twice in his playoffs debut and early season sensation Kareem Hunt scored his first touchdown since Week 3. The White Guys will square off with the Mallards in next week's NFC Championship, in what will be an extremely intriguing matchup after the Mallards lost not one but TWO of their quarterbacks to season-ending injuries in Week 14.

Who will square off in Super Bowl XXV? Will it be an all Aceto matchup, will the Eaters be defending their championship or can the Mallards overcome a QB-less lineup to pull off a miraculous victory? We'll find out this week as the road to the Super Bowl continues!