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The Deflators Puts a Surprise Beatdown on Girly Gurles, Moves Up to Seventh Place

Week 10

  • The Deflators
  • 91.54 pts, 4-6
  • Weekly Grade
  • Girly Gurles
  • 57.64 pts, 4-6
  • Weekly Grade

Underdog. Schmunderdog. The Deflators overcame a 12.01-point projected spread, drubbing Girly Gurles 91.54 to 57.64 for the upset. They took advantage of a team-leading 23.84 points from Cam Newton and 14.90 from Bilal Powell. This win served Girly Gurles a cold dish of revenge after they won a Week 1 matchup, 88.14 to 86.86. Girly Gurles, coming off a 108.58 to 78.56 loss against The 38th Parallel, saw their scoring shrink this week. The Deflators (4-6, 939.68 points) climbs into seventh place while Girly Gurles (4-6, 903.54 points) sinks into ninth place.

Top Players

    • Cam Newton
    • 23.84
    • Bilal Powell
    • 14.90
    • Demaryius Thomas
    • 14.70
    • Kyle Rudolph
    • 12.90

Smooth Moves by The Deflators

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "The Deflators, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • Cam Newton led a matchup in points scored for the third time this season (23.84).
  • Bilal Powell put the team on his back with 14.90 points, the eighth-highest score among RBs in the league this week.
  • Rishard Matthews scored 12.30 points against a projected 7.32 and has now overachieved in three straight games.
  • This is the bar, and this is the team jumping over it. The Deflators had 5 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It's okay to regret not taking a sick day to study the Toyota Hall of Fame's articles. But it's not okay to do it again.
  • Picked up C.J. Prosise but left him on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 15.30 points.
  • 8 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • Todd Gurley has now failed to reach his projection for six straight games. This week he scored 7.20 points versus a projected 10.22.
  • It was a poor performance for Girly Gurles at WR, where they were outdone by The Deflators 42.00 - 13.80.

What If

  • If The Deflators played Girly Gurles every week, they would be 5-5 this season.
  • Besides Girly Gurles, The Deflators would have defeated three other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? The Deflators would have defeated Girly Gurles 96.30 - 78.56 had they played each other last week.
  • The Deflators would be 1-7 if they played the same schedule as Girly Gurles.
  • If The Deflators had played every team in the league each week, they would be 39-51.
  • Girly Gurles would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as The Deflators, Girly Gurles would be 4-4.
  • If they played every team every week, Girly Gurles would be 38-52.

Game Notes

  • The top players for The Deflators were elite in the matchup, as three of their starters outperformed the leading scorer for Girly Gurles.
  • Girly Gurles was last in the league in scoring and had their lowest score of the season with 57.64 points.
  • The Deflators was able to win with little help from Christine Michael, who had a season-low 2.60 points and is on a four-week underperforming streak.
  • The margin of victory of 33.90 points was the biggest of the season for The Deflators.
  • We don't condone cheating, but this group of wide receivers might want to spray Stickum on their gloves. The 13.80 total points by the WRs on Girly Gurles was their lowest WR output this season.
  • The Deflators remains undefeated in upset games this season, improving to 2-0.
  • Remember when they needed to remind Forrest Gump to STOP? Well, they may need to remind this group of runnings backs to GO. With 17.50 points, The Deflators got the lowest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
  • Girly Gurles falls to 0-2 and remains winless in upset games this season.
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