Viking Pillagers Rallies Late to Beat Cooch, Grabs Sixth Place

Week 7

  • Viking Pillagers
  • 3-4
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 104.74
  • Cooch
  • 5-2
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 84

Viking Pillagers, down 8.06 on Monday night, gave Cooch a glimmer of hope, then ripped it away and defeated Cooch 104.74 to 84.00. Viking Pillagers got 27.44 points from Philip Rivers and 18.20 from Chris Johnson. With this win, Viking Pillagers scored 15.6% more than projected and has now beaten expectations six weeks running. Cooch, coming off a 120.68 to 117.10 win against Cowboys Suck, saw their scoring shrink this week. Viking Pillagers (3-4, 694.34 points) climbs into sixth place and Cooch (5-2, 701.74 points) stays in first place.

Top Players

    • Philip Rivers
    • 27.44
    • Jarvis Landry
    • 20.80
    • Marshawn Lynch
    • 18.20
    • Chris Johnson
    • 18.20

Smooth Moves by Viking Pillagers

  • With 27.44 points, Philip Rivers ranked fifth in the league in scoring this week and had the fifth-highest score of any player on Viking Pillagers this season.
  • The 8.00 points scored by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense, which Viking Pillagers picked up this week, beat their projected point total of 6.35 by 26.0%.
  • There are rumors that the military wants to model a new all-terrain vehicle based off of Chris Johnson. He had the eighth-highest score among RBs in the league this week with 18.20 points.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Antonio Brown have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked ninth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 13.00 points.
  • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 6 of the 9 starters on Viking Pillagers exceeded their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • You gave it the old college try. Unfortunately for you, this isn't college ball. This is professional football at the national level; you know the acronym.
  • Should've started Cam Newton, who underachieved, but still outscored the starting QB with 16.88 against a projected 19.12.
  • The 4.00 points scored by Matt Bryant fell short of his 8.26-point projection, the sixth straight game where that has happened.
  • With 4.30 points against a projected 7.89, Ameer Abdullah did not meet his projection for the fourth straight game.
  • At the QB position, Cooch got outscored 27.44 - 12.80 by Viking Pillagers.

What If

  • If Viking Pillagers played Cooch every week, they would be 3-4 this season.
  • Besides Cooch, Viking Pillagers would have defeated five other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Cooch, Viking Pillagers would be 3-3.
  • If Viking Pillagers had played every team in the league each week, they would be 34-29.
  • Besides Viking Pillagers, Cooch would have been defeated by seven other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Viking Pillagers would have lost to Cooch 120.68 - 96.12 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Viking Pillagers, Cooch would be 3-3.
  • Cooch would be 36-27 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • After scoring 104.74 points against a projected 90.58, Viking Pillagers has overachieved for six straight weeks.
  • The loss snapped a three-game win streak by Cooch.
  • Viking Pillagers improves to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
  • This is the second week this season that Cooch has been in first place.
  • The 84.00 points put up by Cooch ranked ninth in the league this week.
  • Cooch could not close out the win even with the help of Jarvis Landry, who scored 20.80 points, the third-highest score among all WRs in the league for the week.
  • Marshawn Lynch was a bright spot for Cooch in the loss with 18.20 points, the eighth-highest RB score in the league this week.
  • If I had a performance like that, I'd probably go see the local hypnotist. Despite being on the winning team, Golden Tate scored a season-low 1.40 points, just 17.0% of a projected 8.24, his lowest percentage of the season.
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