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2 Legit to Lose Silences Mean Green Machine who Drops Fourth in a Row

Week 8

  • 2 Legit to Lose
  • 5-3
  • Weekly Grade: A-
  • 118.62
  • Mean Green Machine
  • 2-6
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 64.84

2 Legit to Lose crushed Mean Green Machine 118.62 to 64.84 while also impressing Willie Nelson with the highest point total they've scored this season. Mean Green Machine is coming apart after losing their fourth in a row. For Mean Green Machine, Drew Brees and Justin Tucker played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 25.04 and 15.00 points, respectively. When assigning blame following this loss, Mean Green Machine can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (Frank Gore). Mean Green Machine (2-6, 629.88 points) sinks into 15th place while 2 Legit to Lose (5-3, 757.08 points) remains in sixth place.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 26.82
    • Drew Brees
    • 25.04
    • Brandin Cooks
    • 21.80
    • Justin Tucker
    • 15.00

Smooth Moves by 2 Legit to Lose

  • If this was college, Aaron Rodgers would expect to get a sleeve of helmet stickers. He ranked ninth in the league in scoring this week with 26.82 points. It was also the fifth-highest score of any player on 2 Legit to Lose this season.
  • Benched RB Jeremy Hill, who scored fewer points than any RB in the starting lineup with 5.30.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Brandin Cooks have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked fifth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 21.80 points.
  • The Cleveland Browns Defense had their highest scoring output of the season with 13.00 points.
  • 6 of 10 players in the starting lineup for 2 Legit to Lose topped their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Yes, your team could have been better. But if you haven't gotten behind the wheel of the bold new Camry yet, that's your real missed opportunity.
  • Charles Clay had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 0.10 points and recorded only 1.8% of his 5.53-point projection.
  • 6 of the starters on Mean Green Machine scored less than their projected points.
  • Did not take Frank Gore (0 points) out of the starting lineup this week.
  • Isaiah Crowell fell short of his scoring projection with 0.90 points, just 16.3% of his projected 5.51.

What If

  • If 2 Legit to Lose played Mean Green Machine every week, they would be 6-2 this season.
  • 2 Legit to Lose would have beaten 11 other teams besides Mean Green Machine this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, 2 Legit to Lose would have defeated Mean Green Machine 78.90 - 60.28.
  • 2 Legit to Lose would be 5-2 if they played the same schedule as Mean Green Machine.
  • If 2 Legit to Lose had played every team in the league each week, they would be 82-54.
  • Mean Green Machine would have lost to 15 other teams besides 2 Legit to Lose this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as 2 Legit to Lose, Mean Green Machine would be 3-4.
  • Mean Green Machine would be 56-80 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Three of the six losses for Mean Green Machine this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • 2 Legit to Lose had the week's largest margin of victory (53.78 points) for the first time this season.
  • How nice of you to offer a free win! This was the second time this season that Mean Green Machine lost by the biggest margin of the week.
  • With 118.62 points, 2 Legit to Lose had their highest score so far this season.
  • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 0.90 total points by the RBs on Mean Green Machine was their smallest RB output this season.
  • Mean Green Machine has now lost four games in a row.
  • Mean Green Machine is now 1-3 in blowout games, including losses in their last three such contests.
  • With the big win, 2 Legit to Lose improves to 3-1 in blowout games this season.
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