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    The 3rd Degree Comes from Behind to Surprise Chica Nos to Capture Second Place

    Week 9

    • The 3rd Degree
    • 6-3
    • Weekly Grade: A+
    • 118.16
    • Chica Nos
    • 3-6
    • Weekly Grade: B+
    • 109.66

    The 3rd Degree (6-3, 1,030.80 points) took advantage of the second-highest point total in the league this week from Andrew Luck, defeating Chica Nos (3-6, 891.30 points) 118.16 to 109.66. The 3rd Degree was the first to put points on the board and by Sunday was already in front 3.60 to 0. They gave up that lead after the late Sunday games and were behind 82.86 to 63.70. However, The 3rd Degree showed they never lost confidence, and pulled out a comback victory on Monday night.

    Top Players

      • Andrew Luck
      • 42.66
      • Mike Evans
      • 26.40
      • Houston Texans Defense
      • 17.00
      • Mohamed Sanu
      • 16.40

    Smooth Moves by The 3rd Degree

    • Andrew Luck had 42.66 points, the second-highest QB score of the week and the eighth-highest QB score in the league this season.
    • Mike Evans laughed in the face of the experts this week, beating his scoring projection by a matchup-leading 247.4% and scoring the seventh-most points in the league with 26.40 points.
    • Even with a zero from starter Tim Wright, The 3rd Degree was still able to win.
    • With 16.40 points versus a projected 6.95, Mohamed Sanu exceeded his scoring projection by 136.0%.
    • Did you use any black magic this week? The 3rd Degree was still able to pull out a win with only 3 of their 9 starters exceeding their projected points.

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    • After that performance, we have to wonder if Chica Nos cares about becoming a Hall Of Famer at all. That's right, you're being judged by an online recap. 
    • Did not start Joe Flacco, who led the team in scoring with 21.32 points.
    • At the QB position, Chica Nos got outscored 42.66 - 11.06 by The 3rd Degree.
    • Even though Chica Nos lost, only 3 of their 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
    • Nick Foles fell short of his scoring projection with 11.06 points, just 55.4% of his projected 19.95.

    What If

    • If The 3rd Degree played Chica Nos every week, they would be 7-2 this season.
    • Besides Chica Nos, The 3rd Degree would have defeated five other teams this week.
    • Had they played each other last week, The 3rd Degree would have defeated Chica Nos 102.30 - 92.20.
    • The 3rd Degree would be 4-4 if they played the same schedule as Chica Nos.
    • If The 3rd Degree had played every team in the league each week, they would be 54-27.
    • Besides The 3rd Degree, Chica Nos would have been defeated by four other teams this week.
    • Chica Nos would be 4-4 if they played the same schedule as The 3rd Degree.
    • Chica Nos would be 35-46 if they played every team every week.

    Game Notes

    • Three of the six losses for Chica Nos this season have come when their opponent scores higher than their season average.
    • Don't you hate that guy that always has to one-up everybody? Chica Nos scored 109.66 points and lost. It is the seventh-highest losing score in the league this season.
    • The 3rd Degree got a combined 46.40 points from their WRs, their highest combined scoring output from the WR position this season.
    • After scoring 13.10 points against a projected 10.45, T.Y. Hilton has now exceeded his projection in four straight weeks.
    • The 3rd Degree beat Chica Nos at the top, with two of their starters outscoring the leading point-getter for Chica Nos.
    • With the win, The 3rd Degree improves to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
    • The drafted players on The 3rd Degree put up 83.3% of the team's points this week.
    • Even in the loss, the 16.40 points scored by Denard Robinson was the seventh-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
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    Fantasy MasterpiecesWeek 9

    Nick Foles PHI - QB 2013 vs. Oakland 22–for-28 passing, 406 yards, 7 TD passes, 0 INTs Not to be outdone by Peyton Manning in Week 1 of last season, Foles matched the Bronco signal-caller's NFL record-tying seven TD pass performance in a 49-20 Week 9 rout of the Oakland Raiders.

    The seven TD tosses also contributed to a run of 19 straight touchdown passes by Foles without an interception. Ultimately, he would throw his first pick of the season in the midst of driving snow against Detroit in Week 14, leaving him one scoring throw shy of Peyton Manning's NFL-record of 20.
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