12 O'clock Boys Gets Late Win Against Dead Cat Bounce, Moves Up to Eighth Place

Week 8

  • 12 O'clock Boys
  • 3-5
  • Weekly Grade: A
  • 147.92
  • Dead Cat Bounce
  • 2-6
  • Weekly Grade: A-
  • 133.99

This game was more back and forth than a politician on the campaign trail, with 12 O'clock Boys (3-5, 972.87 points) taking down Dead Cat Bounce (2-6, 877.88 points) 147.92 to 133.99 to log the highest point total this week. Dead Cat Bounce scored first and went into Sunday in front 7.90 to 0. That advantage lasted as long as an ice cube on a summer day, and they trailed 123.80 to 93.87 after the early Sunday games. After the late Sunday games, the lead changed once more, and they went ahead by 5.09. However, when the dust settled, 12 O'clock Boys was on top thanks to 19.02 points from Cam Newton on Monday Night.

Top Players

    • Derek Carr
    • 29.12
    • Brandin Cooks
    • 23.50
    • Alshon Jeffery
    • 22.60
    • Todd Gurley
    • 22.10

Smooth Moves by 12 O'clock Boys

  • Who says kickers aren't real people? Justin Tucker had the highest score of any K in the league this season with 20.00 points.
  • With 21.90 points, the Houston Texans Defense was the top-scoring DEF of the week.
  • Todd Gurley led all RBs in the league this week with 22.10 points.
  • Sat TE Ladarius Green on the bench, where he had the lowest TE score on the team with 1.50 points.
  • With 23.50 points, Brandin Cooks ranked fifth in the league in scoring among WRs this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Remember that time you thought, "I don't need help from your stinking articles. I can beat 12 O'clock Boys on my own." How'd it work out for you?
  • Dead Cat Bounce had no luck at the K position, losing the point battle 20.00 - 8.00 to 12 O'clock Boys.
  • Travis Benjamin scored the fewest points on the team and scored below his projection for the second time this season with 4.10 points against a projected 10.04.
  • Even though Dead Cat Bounce lost, only 5 of their 10 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Chris Johnson fell short of his scoring projection with 6.90 points, just 54.5% of his projected 12.67.

What If

  • 12 O'clock Boys would be 5-3 if they played Dead Cat Bounce every week.
  • 12 O'clock Boys would have been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, 12 O'clock Boys would have defeated Dead Cat Bounce 124.51 - 72.13.
  • If they played the same schedule as Dead Cat Bounce, 12 O'clock Boys would be 3-4.
  • If 12 O'clock Boys had played every team in the league each week, they would be 46-42.
  • Dead Cat Bounce would have lost to just two other teams besides 12 O'clock Boys this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as 12 O'clock Boys, Dead Cat Bounce would be 1-6.
  • Dead Cat Bounce would be 36-52 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 Dead Cat Bounce has had, five were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • 12 O'clock Boys led the league in scoring for the second time this season with 147.92 points.
  • Hey, I'm sure 12 O'clock Boys appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Dead Cat Bounce had the third-highest losing score in the league this season with 133.99 points.
  • The 13.93-point margin of victory was the smallest in the league this week.
  • With a combined 59.00 points from their WRs, Dead Cat Bounce got their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
  • With 41.90 points, 12 O'clock Boys got the highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
  • Both teams topped their projections, but Dead Cat Bounce performed better versus expectations than 12 O'clock Boys and still lost.
  • With the win, 12 O'clock Boys improves to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
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