First Round Kickers Gets Upset over The Big Deflator, Takes Top Spot in League

Week 12

  • First Round Kickers
  • 8-4
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 146
  • The Big Deflator
  • 6-6
  • Weekly Grade: C-
  • 106.9

First Round Kickers (8-4, 1,318.66 points) registered the highest point total they've scored this season to get the win over The Big Deflator (6-6, 1,374.52 points) 146.00 to 106.90. First Round Kickers came into the Sunday games already in front 19.00 to -5.00. They let that melt away like a popsicle on the Fourth of July, and they trailed 106.90 to 78.80 after the early Sunday games. First Round Kickers took the lead back during the late Sunday games and held on for the victory. With this win, First Round Kickers clinches a playoff berth.

Top Players

    • Russell Wilson
    • 35.20
    • Derek Carr
    • 23.70
    • Stevie Johnson
    • 22.20
    • Antonio Gates
    • 21.30

Smooth Moves by First Round Kickers

  • Special teams just got even more special this week, thanks to Graham Gano. His 19.00 points was the highest total among kickers for the week and the third-highest K score in the league this season.
  • Russell Wilson had 35.20 points, the highest QB score of the week and the third-highest QB score in the league this season.
  • The 12.30 points scored by Kyle Rudolph, who First Round Kickers picked up this week, beat his projected point total of 7.20 by 70.8%.
  • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on First Round Kickers exceeded their projected points.
  • Martavis Bryant exceeded scoring projections by 41.9%, with 19.00 points against a projected 13.39.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Now that The Big Deflator got that embarrassing loss out of the way, let's work on our Toyota Hall of Fame potential.
  • The Big Deflator left the 26.60 points scored by Julius Thomas on the bench this week. He beat his projected point total by 153.3%, the fifth-highest percentage in the league.
  • The Philadephia Eagles Defense had -8.00 points against a projected 12.65 to finish last in the league in scoring and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. The Big Deflator thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Todd Gurley. However, he scored 4.00 points against a projected 15.31 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • DeMarco Murray had a season-low 3.00 points against a projected 19.13 and has now underachieved in three straight games.

What If

  • First Round Kickers would be 5-7 if they played The Big Deflator every week.
  • First Round Kickers would have beaten five other teams besides The Big Deflator this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? First Round Kickers would have defeated The Big Deflator 109.90 - 68.56 had they played each other last week.
  • First Round Kickers would be 4-6 if they played the same schedule as The Big Deflator.
  • If First Round Kickers had played every team in the league each week, they would be 42-66.
  • The Big Deflator would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as First Round Kickers, The Big Deflator would be 5-5.
  • The Big Deflator would be 47-61 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Three of the six losses for The Big Deflator this season have come when their opponent had their highest-scoring week of the season.
  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that The Big Deflator knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 106.90 points against a projected 137.09 and underachieved for the eighth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • First Round Kickers had the week's widest margin of victory (39.10 points) for the first time this season.
  • The Big Deflator lost by the biggest margin of the week for the second time this season.
  • The Big Deflator had the league's lowest score of the week for the first time this season.
  • First Round Kickers had their highest score of the season with 146.00 points.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Michael Crabtree needs to step it up! He scored 11.90 points against a projected 15.05 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • First Round Kickers improves to 3-0 and remains undefeated in upset games this season.
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