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    Bush Puts the Kibosh on Da Bears to Move into Seventh Place

    Week 9

    • Bush
    • 3-6
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 107.7
    • Da Bears
    • 2-7
    • Weekly Grade: D
    • 87.4

    Scoring was at a premium for both teams as Bush (3-6, 1,064.30 points) logged just the ninth-highest point total in the league, managing to defeat Da Bears 107.70 to 87.40. Bush got lucky, but also came close to hitting their 118.26-point season average (91.1%). The matchup was difficult for Da Bears (2-7, 1,076.90 points), who not only lost, but also ended up dead last in the league in points. Marshawn Lynch was the leading scorer for Bush this week with 26.30 points.

    Top Players

      • Andrew Luck
      • 67.90
      • Marshawn Lynch
      • 26.30
      • Nick Foles
      • 25.50
      • Anquan Boldin
      • 15.30

    Smooth Moves by Bush

    • Marshawn Lynch put the team on his back with 26.30 points, the second-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
    • Anquan Boldin scored 15.30 points and beat his scoring projection by 125.0%, which led the matchup.
    • With 13.00 points, Steven Hauschka had his highest output of the season and beat his projected point total by a season-high 53.8%.
    • Those were the projections? We thought that was the starting point. 5 of the 9 starters on Bush exceeded their projected points.
    • Even with a zero from starter Zac Stacy, Bush was still able to win.

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    • Da Bears should have scored more than 107.70 in order to win. That's Hall Of Fame level insight. 
    • Did not start Percy Harvin, who beat his scoring projection with 16.70 points against a projected 9.01.
    • Left Toby Gerhart on the bench, where he scored 6.80 points and surpassed his scoring projection by 106.1%, the highest percentage of any player on the team.
    • Andre Johnson was last on the team in scoring with 1.20 points against a projected 12.13 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
    • 3 of the 9 starters scored zero points for Da Bears.

    What If

    • If Bush played Da Bears every week, they would be 4-5 this season.
    • Bush would not have beaten any other team in the league besides Da Bears this week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Da Bears, Bush would be 2-6.
    • If Bush had played every team in the league each week, they would be 25-56.
    • Da Bears would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
    • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Bush would have lost to Da Bears 120.10 - 119.50.
    • Da Bears would be 2-6 if they played the same schedule as Bush.
    • If they played every team every week, Da Bears would be 30-51.

    Game Notes

    • This matchup featured the two lowest-scoring teams in the league this week.
    • The 107.70 points by Bush was their lowest winning score of the season.
    • With the loss, Da Bears has the longest losing streak in the league, stretching back six straight games.
    • Da Bears was last in the league in scoring and had their lowest score of the season with 87.40 points.
    • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that Da Bears knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 87.40 points against a projected 92.53 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
    • The WRs on Da Bears collectively had their worst week of the season with only 4.80 points.
    • With the win, Bush snapped their five-game losing streak.
    • The drafted players on Bush put up 85.8% of the team's points this week.
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