Lightning Bolts Rallies to Beat Zimmers, Moves to Third Place

Week 7

  • Lightning Bolts
  • 4-3
  • Weekly Grade: C+
  • 60
  • Zimmers
  • 2-5
  • Weekly Grade: D+
  • 53

Lightning Bolts (4-3, 436 points) defeated Zimmers (2-5, 356 points) 60 to 53, led by Carson Palmer with 17 points and Rob Gronkowski who scored 11. Lightning Bolts was the first to put points on the board and by Sunday was already in front 8 to 0. They gave up that lead after the late Sunday games and were behind 48 to 43. However, Lightning Bolts pulled out the victory with a comeback on Monday night.

Top Players

    • Philip Rivers
    • 24
    • Carson Palmer
    • 17
    • Jarvis Landry
    • 16
    • Rob Gronkowski
    • 11

Smooth Moves by Lightning Bolts

  • Rob Gronkowski had 11 points, the highest TE score of the week and the fourth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Sat Andre Ellington, who scored 2 points, fewer than any RB in the starting lineup.
  • With 17 points, Carson Palmer had the 10th-highest score in the league this week.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Julio Jones posterizing opponents. He had the sixth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 10 points.
  • Lightning Bolts won even with the Seattle Seahawks Defense in the starting lineup, which didn't score any points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Tough week, Zimmers. We can only assume that all your starters were on bye this week.
  • Left T.Y. Hilton on the bench, where he scored the fifth-most points in the league and beat his projected point total by 202.1%, the eighth-highest percentage in the league.
  • The Buffalo Bills Defense was left on the bench, where they bested their expected 6.15-point total by putting up 12 points.
  • Zimmers was faced with 2 starters coming up empty in points.
  • Lightning Bolts saw their RBs beat those on Zimmers 14 - 3.

What If

  • If Lightning Bolts played Zimmers every week, they'd be 5-2 this year.
  • Lightning Bolts would have beaten six other teams besides Zimmers this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Zimmers, Lightning Bolts would be 4-2.
  • If Lightning Bolts had played every team in the league each week, they would be 43-20.
  • Besides Lightning Bolts, Zimmers would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Lightning Bolts would have lost to Zimmers 57 - 49 had they played each other last week.
  • Zimmers would be 2-4 if they played the same schedule as Lightning Bolts.
  • Zimmers would be 25-38 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Just like the Eagles' "Dream Team" of 2011, Lightning Bolts has underachieved lately. They scored 60 points against a projected 63.98 and has underachieved for four straight weeks.
  • It was a tough loss for Zimmers, which put up the sixth-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • Philip Rivers beat his projection for the fourth straight week. His 24 points ranked third in the league this week.
  • Lightning Bolts won but failed to cover the 19.46-point spread, winning by 7 points.
  • Zimmers got their lowest combined scoring output from the RB position this season with only 3 points this week.
  • Speed, strength, agility, vision, and intelligence. It was all on display this week when the RBs on Lightning Bolts collectively had their best week of the season with 14 points.
  • In the loss, Dan Bailey scored 8 points against a projected 6.38 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • The loss was the third in a row for Zimmers.
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