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    Lights Out Pulls Off Comeback over Koala-Bearz to Grab Second Place

    Week 10

    • Lights Out
    • 7-3
    • Weekly Grade: F
    • 51.17
    • Koala-Bearz
    • 2-8
    • Weekly Grade: F
    • 48.93

    Lights Out (7-3, 1,110.83 points) should consider changing their logo to a shamrock after they managed to squeak past Koala-Bearz 51.17 to 48.93. They won despite scoring only the 11th-highest point total in the league this week. Lights Out did just enough to win, putting up 46.1% of their 111.08 season average. They've also been on the unlucky end, coming away with one tough loss earlier this season when they scored near the top of the league in points. The matchup was difficult for Koala-Bearz (2-8, 719.57 points), who not only lost, but also ended up dead last in the league in points.

    Top Players

      • Julius Thomas
      • 18.30
      • Demaryius Thomas
      • 12.80
      • Eli Manning
      • 11.43
      • Andre Williams
      • 9.80

    Smooth Moves by Lights Out

    • Took Carson Palmer out of the starting lineup, who scored 6.13 points on the bench, fewer than the starting QB.
    • Lights Out was still able to pull out a win with only 1 of their 9 starters exceeding their projected points.
    • Even with both of their RBs falling short of their projected scores, Lights Out still won.
    • Lights Out had to contend with four of their bench players not playing this week and they were still able to get the win.

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    • Koala-Bearz may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Lights Out. 
    • Did not start Calvin Johnson, who led the matchup in scoring with 19.30 points.
    • Should have started Alex Smith, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting QB with 14.40 against a projected 15.10.
    • The Carolina Panthers Defense scored the fewest points in the league with -3.00 against a projected 5.03 and underachieved for the sixth time this season.
    • Lights Out had their fewest points of the season, but Koala-Bearz could not pull out the win.

    What If

    • Lights Out would be 10-0 if they played Koala-Bearz every week.
    • Lights Out would not have beaten any other team in the league besides Koala-Bearz this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, Lights Out would have defeated Koala-Bearz 130.10 - 88.17.
    • Lights Out would be 7-2 if they played the same schedule as Koala-Bearz.
    • If Lights Out had played every team in the league each week, they would be 71-39.
    • Koala-Bearz would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
    • Koala-Bearz would be 3-6 if they played the same schedule as Lights Out.
    • Koala-Bearz would be 25-85 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • This matchup featured the two lowest-scoring teams in the league this week.
    • When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. However, Koala-Bearz stalled out again and extended their losing streak to eight games.
    • The 51.17 points scored by Lights Out is the lowest winning score in the league this season.
    • Koala-Bearz was last in the league in scoring for the fifth time this season.
    • The RBs on Lights Out collectively had their worst week of the season with only 9.10 points.
    • The 2.24-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
    • Lights Out improves to 1-1 in close games this season.
    • Lights Out won even though Koala-Bearz performed better against their scoring projection. Koala-Bearz scored 72.8% of their 67.21 projected points, while Lights Out recorded 50.2% of their 102.02-point projection.
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