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    Shifters Gets Victory over Blind Squirrels who Drops Third in a Row

    Week 9

    • Shifters
    • 7-2
    • Weekly Grade: B
    • 89.1
    • Blind Squirrels
    • 4-5
    • Weekly Grade: C
    • 79.3

    Well, it wasn't pretty, but at the end of the day all that matters is wins and losses. Despite finishing with just the eighth-highest point total this week, Shifters (7-2, 797.30 points) was able to beat Blind Squirrels 89.10 to 79.30. This isn't the first time they've caught a break like this either, also beating Thunder Chickens63.55 to 57.85 in Week 2. Shifters has had some help from the schedule. They're currently in second place even though they rank just sixth in total points. It was a painful outing for Blind Squirrels, who fell to 4-5 (813.95 points) while also ending up ninth in points.

    Top Players

      • Ben Roethlisberger
      • 45.10
      • Adam Vinatieri
      • 19.00
      • Houston Texans Defense
      • 17.00
      • Denard Robinson
      • 16.40

    Smooth Moves by Shifters

    • Grabbed a smart pick in Ben Roethlisberger, who had the highest point total of the year for the league 45.10 points.
    • Even with two starters scoring zero points, Shifters was still able to win.
    • The Houston Texans Defense scored 17.00 points to beat their projected point total by 174.2%, which led the matchup.
    • Shifters won despite having only 3 of their 8 starters exceed their scoring projection.
    • Shifters won even though both of their WRs scored below their projected points.

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    • Blind Squirrels probably blew their shot at becoming a Toyota Hall Of Famer with that loss, but there's a bright side. Let us know when you find it.
    • Missed an opportunity by leaving Joe Flacco on the bench. He scored 23.35 points, the 10th-highest score in the league this week.
    • Did not start Mike Wallace, who underachieved but still scored more than any WR on the team with 5.00 points against a projected 10.05.
    • It was a beating at QB for Blind Squirrels, as they were outscored 45.10 - 9.30 by Shifters.
    • Blind Squirrels tried to fight through 2 of their 8 starters getting zeros, but could not overcome it.

    What If

    • Shifters would be 4-5 if they played Blind Squirrels every week.
    • Shifters would have beaten only one other team besides Blind Squirrels this week.
    • Shifters would be 3-5 if they played the same schedule as Blind Squirrels.
    • Shifters would be 38-43 if they played every team every week.
    • Blind Squirrels would have lost to seven other teams besides Shifters this week.
    • Timing really is everything. Shifters would have lost to Blind Squirrels 110.35 - 103.40 had they played each other last week.
    • Blind Squirrels would be 6-2 if they played the same schedule as Shifters.
    • Blind Squirrels would be 43-38 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Maybe the league is colluding against them. All five of the losses for Blind Squirrels this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. However, Blind Squirrels stalled out again and extended their losing streak to three games.
    • The 9.80-point win by Shifters beat the 9.58-point spread.
    • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on Blind Squirrels collectively had their best week of the season with 28.70 points.
    • Both teams topped their projections, but Blind Squirrels performed better versus expectations than Shifters and still lost.
    • In the loss, Adam Vinatieri scored 19.00 points, the third-highest K score in the league this season.
    • The win saw Shifters top their projected points, giving them a 5-0 record when beating their projection. Blind Squirrels also overachieved and falls to 3-2 when doing so.
    • Shifters had the lowest winning score in the league this week with 89.10 points.
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