First Round Kickers Comes Back to Surprise Comeback Skid, Extends Their Losing Streak

Week 8

  • First Round Kickers
  • 5-3
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 114.6
  • Comeback Skid
  • 3-5
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 106.58

Down by 8.98 points on Monday night, First Round Kickers recorded 17.00 to pull off an upset of Comeback Skid 114.60 to 106.58. They got a team-leading 24.60 points from Willie Snead and 18.00 from Eric Decker. Comeback Skid has had a string of bad luck lately and is on a three-game losing streak. Comeback Skid was led by the tag team of Larry Fitzgerald, with 21.40 points, and Keenan Allen, who scored 14.50. Comeback Skid (3-5, 1,002.22 points) drops to seventh place while First Round Kickers (5-3, 841.42 points) remains in fifth place.

Top Players

    • Willie Snead
    • 24.60
    • Larry Fitzgerald
    • 21.40
    • Eric Decker
    • 18.00
    • Adam Vinatieri
    • 17.00

Smooth Moves by First Round Kickers

  • The 17.00 points scored by Adam Vinatieri was the second-highest K score of the week and is the third-highest K score in the league this season.
  • Willie Snead paced the matchup in scoring with 24.60 points, beating his projected point total by 121.2%, the ninth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Eric Decker has now overachieved in five straight games after scoring 18.00 points against a projected 14.01.
  • Rashad Jennings exceeded scoring projections by 22.5%, with 10.50 points against a projected 8.57.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. First Round Kickers won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

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  • Should've started Delanie Walker, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting TE with 12.20 against a projected 12.88.
  • 7 of the starters on Comeback Skid underperformed versus their projections.
  • You wish you had a kicker like ours. First Round Kickers won the K position battle, beating Comeback Skid 17.00 - 7.00.
  • Steven Hauschka scored the fewest points on the team and scored below his projection for the third time this season with 7.00 points against a projected 9.02.

What If

  • If First Round Kickers played Comeback Skid every week, they'd be 2-6 this season.
  • First Round Kickers would have beaten four other teams besides Comeback Skid this week.
  • First Round Kickers would be 1-6 if they played the same schedule as Comeback Skid.
  • If First Round Kickers had played every team in the league each week, they would be 24-48.
  • Comeback Skid would have lost to four other teams besides First Round Kickers this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, First Round Kickers would have lost to Comeback Skid 111.94 - 96.40.
  • If they played the same schedule as First Round Kickers, Comeback Skid would be 4-3.
  • Comeback Skid would be 40-32 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses Comeback Skid has had, four were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that Comeback Skid knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 106.58 points against a projected 130.97 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • Although First Round Kickers won, it was no thanks to the Arizona Cardinals Defense, which scored 9.00 points and has now scored below their projection in three straight weeks.
  • First Round Kickers improves to 2-0 and remains undefeated in upset games this season.
  • Comeback Skid remains winless in comeback games this season, falling to 0-2.
  • The loss was a familiar refrain for Comeback Skid, as they have now dropped three in a row.
  • First Round Kickers won without much help from Martavis Bryant, who had season lows in both points scored and in scoring only 64.2% of his projected point total.
  • First Round Kickers beat their season average of 105.18 points with 114.60 this week.
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