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Bombers Gets Win over Yo Mammy to Claim League's Top Spot

Week 8

  • Bombers
  • 6-2
  • Weekly Grade: B
  • 97.85
  • Yo Mammy
  • 5-3
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 85.85

Bombers (6-2, 756.65 points) leapfrogs Yo Mammy (5-3, 751.65 points) and takes ownership of first place in the league after beating them 97.85 to 85.85. T.Y. Hilton led Bombers with 26.50 points while Jay Cutler scored 23.95. Having won their last five straight, Bombers can officially be called a contender. Randall Cobb led Yo Mammy with 25.60 points while Matt Forte racked up 24.80. This game tape won't be broken down at upcoming coaching clinics, as both sides missed scoring opportunities. Bombers had one starter turn in zero points and Yo Mammy had two.

Top Players

    • T.Y. Hilton
    • 26.50
    • Randall Cobb
    • 25.60
    • Matt Forte
    • 24.80
    • Jay Cutler
    • 23.95

Smooth Moves by Bombers

  • The 26.50 points scored by T.Y. Hilton was the seventh-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
  • Jay Cutler exceeded scoring projections by 31.2%, with 23.95 points against a projected 18.25.
  • Even with a zero from starter the Green Bay Packers Defense, Bombers was still able to win.
  • Did you use any black magic this week? Bombers was still able to pull out a win with only 3 of their 8 starters exceeding their projected points.
  • Both of the RBs came in below their expected points and it was still a win for Bombers.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Yo Mammy may have missed the opportunity for a win, but they gained an opportunity to be mercilessly taunted by Bombers. 
  • Left Mark Ingram on the bench, where he led the matchup in scoring with 28.50 points.
  • Should have started Stephen Gostkowski, who beat his scoring projection with 15.00 points against a projected 8.38.
  • 2 of the 8 starters scored zero points for Yo Mammy.
  • At the QB position, Yo Mammy got outscored 23.95 - 4.95 by Bombers.

What If

  • If Bombers played Yo Mammy every week, they would be 6-2 this season.
  • Bombers would have beaten only two other teams besides Yo Mammy this week.
  • Bombers would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as Yo Mammy.
  • If Bombers had played every team in the league each week, they would be 37-35.
  • Yo Mammy would have lost to seven other teams besides Bombers this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Bombers would have lost to Yo Mammy 106.05 - 68.20 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Bombers, Yo Mammy would be 5-2.
  • If they played every team every week, Yo Mammy would be 35-37.

Game Notes

  • With the win, Bombers has a five-game win streak, currently the longest in the league.
  • Although Yo Mammy lost, they did put up the 10th-highest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • Bombers won by 12.00 points, covering the 5.96-point spread.
  • Yo Mammy could not extend their four-game win streak.
  • Bombers is leveraging their draft well. This week they got 79.5% of their points from players they drafted.
  • Bombers had the lowest winning score in the league this week with 97.85 points.
  • This is the first week this season that Bombers has been in first place.
  • Bombers overachieved in the win, improving to 4-0 when beating their projected points this season, while Yo Mammy falls to 1-3 when scoring below their projected points.
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