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    Momentum Clips Red Sox, Ushers Them from First Place

    Week 5

    • Momentum
    • 3-2
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 119.96
    • Red Sox
    • 4-1
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 118.8

    Momentum (3-2, 575.22 points) slipped by Red Sox (4-1, 536.72 points) 119.96 to 118.80 with Peyton Manning picking up the third-highest score for the season. Momentum scored first and went into Sunday in front 10.90 to 0. They let that melt away like a popsicle on the Fourth of July, and they trailed 91.60 to 81.00 after the early Sunday games. However, following the late Sunday games, Momentum regained the lead for good. Then, they spent the rest of the matchup making fun of Red Sox to the other league members.

    Top Players

      • Peyton Manning
      • 38.96
      • Matt Forte
      • 26.60
      • Greg Olsen
      • 22.20
      • Stephen Gostkowski
      • 21.00

    Smooth Moves by Momentum

    • Peyton Manning put on one of the season's standout performances with 38.96 points this week. It was the week's highest point total as well as the third-most points scored this season.
    • Took Eli Manning out of the starting lineup, who scored 19.70 points on the bench, fewer than the starting QB.
    • Andre Williams had his highest scoring output of the season with 15.30 points.
    • 5 of 9 players in the starting lineup for Momentum topped their projected points.
    • The Buffalo Bills Defense overachieved by 82.5%, scoring 14.00 points against a projected 7.67.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • Not reading the expert articles from the Hall Of Fame. And if they did, maybe they should pay better attention when they read.
    • Andre Johnson scored 8.30 points against a projected 12.56 and has now underachieved in every game this season.
    • Momentum had a better day at the QB position, topping Red Sox 38.96 - 19.10.
    • The best offense is a good defense. Red Sox got beat 14.00 - 3.00 by Momentum at the DEF position.
    • Gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 3.20 points for Alfred Morris this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 30.3% of a projected point total of 10.57.

    What If

    • Momentum would be 4-1 if they played Red Sox every week.
    • Momentum would have beaten six other teams besides Red Sox this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Momentum would have defeated Red Sox 133.80 - 92.18 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Red Sox, Momentum would be 3-1.
    • Momentum would be 34-21 if they played every team every week.
    • Besides Momentum, Red Sox would have been defeated by four other teams this week.
    • Red Sox would be 2-2 if they played the same schedule as Momentum.
    • If they played every team every week, Red Sox would be 28-27.

    Game Notes

    • The margin of victory of 1.16 points was the smallest in the league this season.
    • It was a tough loss for Red Sox, which put up the second-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
    • The 119.96 points by Momentum was their lowest winning score of the season.
    • In the loss, Stephen Gostkowski had the highest score of any K in the league this season with 21.00 points.
    • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on Momentum collectively had their best week of the season with 18.00 points.
    • The RBs on Red Sox collectively had their worst week of the season with only 35.90 points.
    • Red Sox had their four-game win streak snapped in the loss.
    • Both teams topped their projections, but Red Sox performed better versus expectations than Momentum and still lost.
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