Good Buddies

Jon Kinsman, YFFL Commissioner

November 27, 2018

The Buddies rolled up 88 points even without MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes to capture the AFC West and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

Leading the way was rookie Baker Mayfield, who tossed 4 touchdowns in his first ever YFFL start, and Amari Cooper, who scored twice in his finest game of the season.

Coming off a year that saw them go 5-8 and struggle to find points outside the QB position, the Buddies are the year's greatest Cinderella story. Owner Mike Kinsman made the bold move to deal Deshaun Watson for Cooper early in the year, which has bolstered the WR corps while also allowing Mahomes to turn in a season for the ages. Along with free agent find Philip Lindsey and a cast of youngsters looking to break out, the Buddies have won 5 of their last 6 games and seem to be peaking as the postseason approaches.

Elsewhere around the league, the White Guys (sort of) remained undefeated as they played to an ugly 39-39 tie with the Dragons, the Beans are now in the drivers seat for the NFC Wild Card with a slim victory over the Brothers thanks to Monday night heroics from Corey Davis, and the AFC East remains up for grabs as the Llamas and Poop are tied at 7-5 heading into the final week of the season.