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The WCB tournament: round one, part II

Posted by Jason Lisk on March 28, 2010

Sorry for the delay in finishing the first round. The good news is that over 60% of the games are done after completion of the first round. Here were the opening round results and the first round results from the other half of the bracket. Today we continue with the Houston and Los Angeles regions.


#17 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers at #1 1968 Baltimore Colts

In our alternate universe, Earl Morrall successfully throws to Jerry Hill for a touchdown right before the half, and the Colts go on to dominate.

Baltimore 20, Pittsburgh 0

#9 1977 Oakland Raiders at #8 1997 Kansas City Chiefs

If there is one thing Marty Schottenheimer could do, it was beat the Raiders. Tony Gonzalez' late touchdown catch breaks the tie and sends Stabler home despite a great performance.

Kansas City 24, Oakland 17

#12 2009 Minnesota Vikings at #5 1978 Dallas Cowboys

NOTE: Due to a human error, the original simulation was run with the 1975 Cowboys instead. The Cowboys won that one, and they won this one with the 1978 team in a defensive battle that was clinched with a late Dorsett run.

Dallas 20, Minnesota 9

#13 1991 Buffalo Bills at #4 2006 San Diego Chargers

The Chargers come from 10 down inside the final four minutes to tie it, only to lose another heartbreaking home playoff game on Scott Norwood's field goal with 3 seconds left.

Buffalo 30, San Diego 27

#19 1987 Denver Broncos at #3 1983 Washington Redskins

In a back and forth affair, Theismann scrambles for the go ahead score, then Denver runs out of time inside the Washington 10 yard line.

Washington 17, Denver 13

#11 1988 Cincinnati Bengals at #6 1967 Oakland Raiders

No Ickey Shuffle in this one, but Hewritt Dixon runs for one score and catches another as the Raiders win comfortably.

Oakland 30, Cincinnati 17

#10 1986 Chicago Bears at #7 1976 New England Patriots

Walter Payton totals 217 yards as the Bears jump out to an early 13-0 lead and hold on.

Chicago 20, New England 10

#15 1981 Dallas Cowboys at #2 1992 San Francisco 49ers

In the matchup of the first round thanks to a selection committee error, it is the '92 Niners who avenge the loss against the franchise that defeated them in the playoffs, when Amp Lee's late touchdown run seals the victory.

San Fransisco 27, Dallas 16

#8 1997 Kansas City Chiefs at #1 1968 Baltimore Colts

#13 1991 Buffalo Bills at #5 1978 Dallas Cowboys

#6 1967 Oakland Raiders at #3 1983 Washington Redskins

#10 1986 Chicago Bears at #2 1992 San Francisco 49ers


#16 1966 Kansas City Chiefs at #1 2001 Saint Louis Rams

Johnny Robinson's interception return for a touchdown gives the Chiefs' hope after the Rams jump to a 14-0 lead on passes to Bruce and Proehl, but the Chiefs cannot get any closer.

St. Louis 26, Kansas City 16

#9 1970 Dallas Cowboys at #8 2004 Philadelphia Eagles

Brian Westbrook's 65 yard run with just over two minutes left sets up the clinching score.

Philadelphia 24, Dallas 10

#12 1972 Washington Redskins at #5 1987 San Francisco 49ers

Kilmer throws four interceptions and Montana has a great day as the 49ers roll.

San Fransisco 27, Washington 6

#13 1976 Minnesota Vikings at #4 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers

Both passing games struggle in wet conditions, and Aaron Smith's 3 sacks get him player of the game honors as the Vikings lose to the Steelers again.

Pittsburgh 10, Minnesota 3

#19 1980 Atlanta Falcons at #3 1970 Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings dominate on both sides of the ball. Dave Osborn and Clint Jones both rush for 100 yards, and Paul Krause gets an interception (no sacks though)

Minnesota 28, Atlanta 6

#11 2005 Seattle Seahawks at #6 1977 Denver Broncos

If you had Shaun Alexander in your WCB fantasy squad, you are off to a good start. 228 total yards and 2 touchdowns for the 2005 MVP, as the Seahawks jump to a 24-0 halftime lead and cruise to victory.

Seattle 34, Denver 6

#10 1973 Los Angeles Rams at #7 2009 Indianapolis Colts

Art imitates life, as Jim Caldwell sends Stover on to attempt a 52-yard field goal trailing by 8 in the fourth quarter, rather than go for it on 4th and 5, and it comes up short. The Rams control the Colts' anemic ground game, and McCutcheon and Bertelsen run over the Colts and frustrate Manning all day.

Los Angeles 21, Indianapolis 6

#15 1982 Miami Dolphins at #2 1990 Buffalo Bills

In an AFC East battle, the K-gun offense explodes for 20 points in the second quarter to erase an early Miami lead.

Buffalo 27, Miami 13


#8 2004 Philadelphia Eagles at #1 2001 Saint Louis Rams

#5 1987 San Francisco 49ers at #4 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers

#11 2005 Seattle Seahawks at #3 1970 Minnesota Vikings

#10 1973 Los Angeles Rams at #2 1990 Buffalo Bills