The Dirty Birds Snatches One from Omaha! Omaha!, Moves to Ninth Place

Week 11

  • The Dirty Birds
  • 3-8
  • Weekly Grade: C
  • 136.12
  • Omaha! Omaha!
  • 6-5
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 128.52

What's more likey to happen: Brett Favre's record 297 consecutive starts at QB being broken or Omaha! Omaha! beating The Dirty Birds? Omaha! Omaha! is winless this season versus The Dirty Birds, this time losing by a final score of 136.12 to 128.52. Andy Dalton was the determining factor, grabbing 26.00 points for The Dirty Birds. The last time these teams met, Julian Edelman led with 35.90. This is the tightest win for The Dirty Birds in two head-to-head matchups. They beat Omaha! Omaha! 197.60 to 124.10 in Week 2.

Top Players

    • Andy Dalton
    • 26.00
    • Giovani Bernard
    • 22.60
    • Jonathan Stewart
    • 19.40
    • Matt Hasselbeck
    • 19.32

Smooth Moves by The Dirty Birds

  • We won't judge you if you want to bow to Andy Dalton. He ranked eighth in the league in scoring with 26.00 points.
  • Giovani Bernard scored 22.60 points, which ranked fourth out of all the RBs in the league this week.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Mike Evans posterizing opponents. He had the eighth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 17.30 points.
  • The Dirty Birds won despite having only 3 of their 11 starters exceed their scoring projection.
  • Even with four players not playing this week, The Dirty Birds still got the win.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • If only we provided some kind of tool, like weekly articles, that would help Omaha! Omaha! secure a victory. Oh, WAIT, we do.
  • With 5.00 points against a projected 8.78, Brandon McManus was last on the team in scoring and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • You've gotta hit rock button before you can start to rise. It was a season-low 10.50 points for Jay Cutler this week. It was also a season-low for his performance versus projections, reaching only 62.4% of a projected point total of 16.82.
  • Of the 11 starters on Omaha! Omaha!, 8 underperformed versus their projections.
  • With 11.60 points, Todd Gurley scored only 62.7% of his 18.51 projected point total.

What If

  • If The Dirty Birds played Omaha! Omaha! every week, they'd be 6-5 this year.
  • Besides Omaha! Omaha!, The Dirty Birds would have defeated five other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Omaha! Omaha!, The Dirty Birds would be 6-3.
  • If The Dirty Birds had played every team in the league each week, they would be 46-53.
  • Omaha! Omaha! would have lost to three other teams besides The Dirty Birds this week.
  • Timing really is everything. The Dirty Birds would have lost to Omaha! Omaha! 162.02 - 89.18 had they played each other last week.
  • Omaha! Omaha! would be 3-6 if they played the same schedule as The Dirty Birds.
  • If they played every team every week, Omaha! Omaha! would be 42-57.

Game Notes

  • The Dirty Birds put up their smallest winning point total of the year.
  • The Dirty Birds scored 136.12 points against a projected 163.84 and underachieved for the sixth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • The Dirty Birds was not able to cover the 13.12-point spread in the win.
  • The win by The Dirty Birds snapped an eight-game losing streak.
  • Omaha! Omaha! had their four-game win streak snapped in the loss.
  • The Dirty Birds beat Omaha! Omaha! at the top, with two of their starters outscoring the leading point-getter for Omaha! Omaha!.
  • Not going to name names, but some people here aren't pulling their weight. Forget it, Latavius Murray needs to step it up! He scored 9.80 points against a projected 16.65 in the win, and has now scored below his projection in three straight games.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, the Denver Broncos Defense scored 7.00 points against a projected 9.20 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
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