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    Big Ballers Smokes Steve's Shit Squad for Fourth Straight Win

    Week 9

    • Big Ballers
    • 8-1
    • Weekly Grade: A
    • 118.4
    • Steve's Shit Squad
    • 4-5
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 79.52

    Steve's Shit Squad put up a bush-league effort in this one, getting destroyed by Big Ballers 118.40 to 79.52, making it two blowouts in as many matchups. Ben Roethlisberger led the way, getting 35.70 points for Big Ballers. The last time these teams met, Aaron Rodgers led with 28.64. Big Ballers now has a 35.30-point average margin of victory over Steve's Shit Squad. They won 91.64 to 59.92 in Week 2.

    Top Players

      • Ben Roethlisberger
      • 35.70
      • Mike Evans
      • 24.40
      • Antonio Brown
      • 20.40
      • Adam Vinatieri
      • 19.00

    Smooth Moves by Big Ballers

    • Picked up Ben Roethlisberger, who tallied 35.70 points, the highest of any player on Big Ballers this season.
    • Best in the world, Rob Gronkowski can claim that at least for one week after his 16.50 point performance. It was highest score for any TE this week, as well as the 10th-highest TE score in the league this season.
    • Kickers are important too and Adam Vinatieri proved that this week. His 19.00 points was the highest total among kickers for the week and the third-highest K score in the league this season.
    • Big Ballers had most of their starters beat their scoring projection (5 out of 9).
    • By scoring 12.30 points, Torrey Smith beat his 7.79 projected points by 57.9%.

    Toyota Roster Tune-up

    • Steve's Shit Squad may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Big Ballers. 
    • Should have started Robert Griffin III, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting QB with 15.44 against a projected 16.22.
    • Ben Tate has now failed to reach his projection for three straight games. This week he scored 3.20 points versus a projected 14.63.
    • Steve's Shit Squad needed more points from the QB position, where Big Ballers beat them 35.70 - 0.82.
    • Steve's Shit Squad was faced with 2 starters coming up empty in points.

    What If

    • Big Ballers would be 5-4 if they played Steve's Shit Squad every week.
    • Besides Steve's Shit Squad, Big Ballers would have defeated four other teams this week.
    • Were they resting their players for this week? Big Ballers would have defeated Steve's Shit Squad 159.62 - 128.18 had they played each other last week.
    • If they played the same schedule as Steve's Shit Squad, Big Ballers would be 5-2.
    • If Big Ballers had played every team in the league each week, they would be 42-21.
    • Steve's Shit Squad would have lost to every other team in the league this week.
    • Steve's Shit Squad would be 5-2 if they played the same schedule as Big Ballers.
    • Steve's Shit Squad would be 33-30 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 Steve's Shit Squad has had, three were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
    • Steve's Shit Squad had the league's lowest score of the week for the second time this season.
    • With the loss, Steve's Shit Squad has the longest losing streak in the league, stretching back three straight games.
    • Big Ballers is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning four straight games.
    • The manager of Big Ballers was probably the person who destroyed the curve on every test in school. They scored 118.40 points against a projected 99.68 and beat their scoring projection for the sixth time this season, including the last four weeks in a row.
    • Andre Johnson scored a season-low 1.20 points and underachieved for the third straight week.
    • Steve's Shit Squad is now 1-4 in blowout games, including losses in their last two such contests.
    • With the win, Big Ballers remains undefeated in blowout games this season with a record of 5-0.
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