The Oh So Goodell's Gets Win over Cooch, Ousts Them from First Place

Week 8

  • The Oh So Goodell's
  • 5-3
  • Weekly Grade: B-
  • 89.46
  • Cooch
  • 5-3
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 78.82

Even though The Oh So Goodell's (fourth place, 5-3, 709.40 points) was behind Cooch in the standings entering the week, they aren't behind on the scoreboard this week, knocking Cooch (5-3, 780.56 points) from the league's top spot after beating them 89.46 to 78.82. Cooch had a lackluster showing and ranked 10th in points this week. These two teams are tied for fourth place with 5-3 records, but if you want to talk points, then Cooch has a clear lead, 780.56 to 709.40. While each team fell short of expectations, The Oh So Goodell's scored 91.2% of a projected 98.10 points to get the win.

Top Players

    • Carson Palmer
    • 30.56
    • Cam Newton
    • 19.02
    • DeAndre Hopkins
    • 15.40
    • Greg Olsen
    • 13.90

Smooth Moves by The Oh So Goodell's

  • Carson Palmer had 30.56 points, the third-highest QB score of the week and the sixth-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Greg Olsen scored 13.90 points to rank third among TEs in the league this week.
  • Even with only 3 of the 9 starters scoring more than their projection, The Oh So Goodell's was still able to win.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense exceeded scoring projections by 104.3%, with 10.00 points against a projected 4.89.
  • Take that, you RB-loving traditionalists! The Oh So Goodell's won even though both of their RBs scored below their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Remember this moment, Cooch. This is the moment where you turn your team around and start managing like someone worthy of the Hall.
  • Did not start Drew Brees, who led the league in scoring with 47.54 points.
  • 7 of the starters on Cooch underperformed versus their projections.
  • It's times like these when it's important to support your players when they're down. So move the mouse pointer away from the DROP button. Emmanuel Sanders scored a season-low 2.20 points, 17.7% of his projected 12.40, which is his lowest percentage of the year.
  • Giovani Bernard had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 3.40 points and recorded only 38.5% of his 8.83-point projection.

What If

  • If The Oh So Goodell's played Cooch every week, they'd be 4-4 this year.
  • Besides Cooch, The Oh So Goodell's would have beaten only two other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? The Oh So Goodell's would have defeated Cooch 97.50 - 84.00 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Cooch, The Oh So Goodell's would be 3-4.
  • If The Oh So Goodell's had played every team in the league each week, they would be 28-44.
  • Cooch would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as The Oh So Goodell's, Cooch would be 4-3.
  • Cooch would be 36-36 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All three of the losses for Cooch this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
  • Cooch was last in the league in scoring for the first time this season.
  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that The Oh So Goodell's knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 89.46 points against a projected 98.10 and underachieved for the seventh time this season, including the last five weeks in a row.
  • The Oh So Goodell's got their lowest combined scoring output from the WR position this season with only 10.20 points this week.
  • Although The Oh So Goodell's won, it was no thanks to Adrian Peterson, who scored 10.90 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • The Oh So Goodell's was able to win despite putting up the smallest point total of any winning team in the league this week.
  • The Oh So Goodell's is now 4-3 when failing to reach their projection and Cooch falls to 2-2 when scoring below their projected total.
  • In the loss, DeAndre Hopkins had the 10th-highest WR score in the league this week with 15.40 points.
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