Wolverine Balls 15 (ID# 334254)

The 38th Parallel Beats Melons

Week 2

  • The 38th Parallel
  • 99.36 pts, 2-0
  • Weekly Grade
  • Melons
  • 91.68 pts, 1-1
  • Weekly Grade

Kelvin Benjamin and Ben Roethlisberger are going to have sore backs tomorrow after carrying The 38th Parallel to a victory over Melons 99.36 to 91.68. They scored 23.80 and 19.76 points, respectively. The 38th Parallel hit their projections and put up 9.5% more than their projected 90.75 points, while Melons just fell short of hitting their projections and got 91.5% of a projected 100.18. Free fallin' like Tom Petty, Melons suffered a significant drop in scoring from last week's 132.70 to 127.02 win against Turn Down 4 Watkins. The 38th Parallel (2-0, 202.16 points) moves into first place while Melons (1-1, 224.38 points) goes to third place.

Top Players

    • Kelvin Benjamin
    • 23.80
    • Isaiah Crowell
    • 21.80
    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • 19.76
    • DeAndre Hopkins
    • 18.30

Smooth Moves by The 38th Parallel

  • Even if you cried trying to win, you still won. And the Toyota Hall of Fame is proud of The 38th Parallel either way.
  • Kelvin Benjamin seemed to take offense to this week's projected points. He ranked eighth in the league in scoring and beat his scoring projection by 132.9%, the 10th-highest percentage in the league.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and DeAndre Hopkins have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 18.30 points.
  • Ben Roethlisberger exceeded scoring projections by 20.9%, with 19.76 points against a projected 16.35.
  • The 38th Parallel won despite having only 3 of their 9 starters exceed their scoring projection.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Don't worry, Melons, the Toyota Hall of Fame says losing isn't contagious. But it is embarrassing. And you should be embarrassed.
  • 7 of the starters on Melons underperformed versus their projections.
  • Allen Robinson fell short of his scoring projection with 5.40 points, just 46.2% of his projected 11.69.
  • Lamar Miller underachieved, scoring 9.70 points, only 76.9% of his projected 12.61.

What If

  • If The 38th Parallel played Melons every week, they would be 1-1 this season.
  • Besides Melons, The 38th Parallel would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • The 38th Parallel would be 10-8 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides The 38th Parallel, Melons would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, The 38th Parallel would have lost to Melons 132.70 - 102.80.
  • Melons would be 11-7 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The 91.68 points put up by Melons ranked eighth in the league this week.
  • Even in the loss, the 21.80 points scored by Isaiah Crowell was the second-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
  • Birds of a feather really do flock together. The 38th Parallel got 54.10 points from their WRs, the second-highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this week.
  • Melons got 45.80 points from their RBs, the second-highest combined scoring output from the RB position for any team this week.
  • Marvin Jones Jr. tried to help Melons in the loss, beating his scoring projection by 31.4% and scoring 12.80 points versus a 9.74-point projection.
  • No, it's okay, you don't have to get up and help us out. Despite being on the winning team, James White scored only 2.90 points against his projected 8.61.
  • Melons failed to reach their projected total, while The 38th Parallel exceeded their scoring projection.
The 38th Parallel
  • Points by NFL Position
  • Top Players by Points
  • Game Flow
  • Projected vs Actual Point

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