With a regular season point differential of 190 points, the opening round upset of the Chickens by the Boys was the biggest of all-time.
Until this week.
Chris Davidson's Big Boys extended their remarkable playoff run in the NFC Championship Game, downing the 12-1 Dragons (differential of 202 points)
to return to their first Super Bowl in 16 years.
Maligned all season over his poor choices at quarterback, Davidson's playoff wizardry continued thanks to a 18 point performace from Eli Manning,
who started over Andy Dalton despite Dalton's league-high 22 points last week. Combined with opportune touchdowns from Matt Asiata and Owen Daniels,
it was more than enough to defeat the Dragons, who struggled out of the gate and never got anything going. The loss snapped a 10-game winning streak for
the Dragons and is a sour end to what had been an incredible year.
In the AFC Championship Game, the Orangutangs secured their second straight conference title thanks once again to their trio of Cowboys, who combined
for 48 points on Sunday night to blow the doors off what had been a close game most of the afternoon. Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Dan Bailey have now
combined for 79 points thru the first two weeks of playoff action. The Thugs loss ends what has been a true turnaround season after a Stupor Bowl
appearance last year, but with Andrew Luck at the controls for the foreseeable future, it may be just the beginning of a great run.
With that, the Super Bowl XXII is set, and no matter the results, it will be a championship a long time in the making for the Orangutangs or Boys. The
Tangs will look to avenge the 4-point loss they suffered to the Chickens in last year's title game and bring home the franchise's first Super Bowl title
since 1999, while the Boys, whom many are calling a "team of destiny", will be looking for their first league championship since the great teams of
Brett Favre and Terrell Davis in 1997.
Tony Romo! Eli Dalton! Dez Bryant! A.J. Green! The cast of </scorpion>! It's a Super Bowl year for CBS and it's finally here!!
Most Valuable Player
Andrew Luck - Thugs (32 of 33 possible points)
Luck had the breakout season the Thugs had been waiting for. His 257 points were good for 5th most all-time and turned the 2013 Stupor
Bowl winners into 2014 Super Bowl contenders.
Rookie of the Year
(TIE) Cody Parkey - Eaters, Kevin Benjamin - Refugees (21 of 33 possible points)
In a season where so many rookies became key contributors, it's only fitting that we had the first ever tie in RoY balloting. Benjamin
made a splash from his very first game and never let up, while Parkey nearly single-handedly got the Eaters to the playoffs during the final
two weeks of his Pro Bowl season.
Along with Mike Evans, Jordan Matthews, Jeremy Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Odell Beckham Jr. (who didn't even make the ballot!), the 2014
rookie class looks destined for great things.
Justin Forsett - Orangutangs (25 of 33 possible points)
A perennial hand-cuff in the mold of Mewelde Moore, Maurice Morris and others, Forsett finally got his opportunity in 2014 and took
advantage of it. His 68 points helped the Tangs to a AFC East title and a shot at Super Bowl XXII.
Owner of the Year
Jon Kinsman (33 of 33 possible points)
A combined 20 wins, 2 division titles and the first 12-win season since 2002 helped Kinsman to a unanimous selection as Owner of the Year
for 2014. Can he add a Super Bowl title to it this weekend?