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    On a Wing & A Prayer Drops the Hammer on The Purple Helmets

    Week 3

    • On a Wing & A Prayer
    • 2-1
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 120.8
    • The Purple Helmets
    • 1-2
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 73.83

    Julio Jones, whose 33.10 points were the third-highest point total by a player this week, carried On a Wing & A Prayer past The Purple Helmets 120.80 to 73.83. There is the good, the bad, the ugly, and then there is this. The 46.97-point margin of victory is the fourth-highest in the league this season. The Purple Helmets was led by the tag team of Matt Ryan, with 27.73 points, and Kelvin Benjamin, who scored 19.50. On top of the loss, The Purple Helmets had two starters score zero points (Roddy White and Arian Foster). On a Wing & A Prayer (2-1, 315.37 points) climbs into third place and The Purple Helmets (1-2, 261.16 points) drops to 11th place.

    Top Players

      • Julio Jones
      • 33.10
      • Matt Ryan
      • 27.73
      • Russell Wilson
      • 24.30
      • Kelvin Benjamin
      • 19.50

    Smooth Moves by On a Wing & A Prayer

    • Russell Wilson ranked ninth in the league in scoring with 24.30 points against a projected 19.33 and has now overachieved in every game this season.
    • Greg Olsen scored 12.90 points, the second-highest TE score of the week and the 10th-highest TE score in the league this season.
    • Even the Wright brothers would be proud of this aerial performance. Julio Jones had 33.10 points, the highest WR score of the week and the third-highest WR score in the league this season.
    • The 9.00 points were a season-high for the St. Louis Rams Defense. The score beat their 5.37-point projection by 67.6%, which also was a season-high.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on On a Wing & A Prayer exceeded their projected points.

    Toyota Missed Opportunities

    • The Purple Helmets probably blew their shot at becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer with that loss, but there's a bright side. Let us know when you find it.
    • Left Bishop Sankey on the bench, where he scored 7.00 points and beat his projected point total by 155.5%, the fourth-highest percentage in the league this week.
    • Brandon Marshall had the lowest point total in the matchup with 0.60 points.
    • The Purple Helmets had 2 of their 9 starters score zero points.
    • The Purple Helmets would have welcomed more points at WR, where On a Wing & A Prayer topped them 47.60 - 20.10.

    What If

    • If On a Wing & A Prayer played The Purple Helmets every week, they would be 2-1 this season.
    • On a Wing & A Prayer would have beaten eight other teams besides The Purple Helmets this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, On a Wing & A Prayer would have defeated The Purple Helmets 112.60 - 78.30.
    • If they played the same schedule as The Purple Helmets, On a Wing & A Prayer would be 2-0.
    • If On a Wing & A Prayer had played every team in the league each week, they would be 20-13.
    • The Purple Helmets would have lost to eight other teams besides On a Wing & A Prayer this week.
    • The Purple Helmets would be 1-1 if they played the same schedule as On a Wing & A Prayer.
    • If they played every team every week, The Purple Helmets would be 13-20.

    Game Notes

    • With the big win, both of the wins this season for On a Wing & A Prayer have been blowouts.
    • The 120.80 points scored by On a Wing & A Prayer is their highest score of the season and the fifth-highest in the league this season.
    • The highest-scoring group of WRs in the league this week was on On a Wing & A Prayer, which got 47.60 points from the position.
    • The Purple Helmets got 2.50 points from their RBs this week, the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
    • The margin of victory of 46.97 points was the second-highest margin in the league this week.
    • With 73.83 points, The Purple Helmets ranked 10th in the league in scoring this week.
    • In the loss, the Detroit Lions Defense had the highest DEF score in the league this week with 16.00 points.
    • In the loss, Matt Ryan ranked sixth in the league in scoring with 27.73 points.
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