Dead Again defeat Hangovers, 216.90-178.55
Both teams beat expectations, but it was Dead Again who got the win, emerging victorious with a 216.90-178.55 victory over Hangovers. Hangovers earned a 12.00-point lead on Thursday, but Dead Again held the lead the rest of the way. They were led by Patrick Mahomes, who passed for 378 yards and 3 touchdowns for 37.1 points, and John Ross III, who caught 7 passes for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns (34.8 points). Austin Ekeler (39.4 points) and Carson Wentz (34.15) carried the flag for Hangovers in the loss. Dead Again (1-0) will look to sustain their momentum against Hard Targets, while Hangovers (0-1) will meet Roughnecks in an effort to get their first W.
Both teams had multiple players with big-time moments early Sunday, after which Dead Again had a 123.40-97.95 lead. Patrick Mahomes linked up with Travis Kelce for a 42-yard pass for Dead Again. Mahomes also lit up the scoreboard with a 68-yard touchdown pass and a 49-yard touchdown pass, while Kelce added a 41-yard catch. Meanwhile, Carson Wentz had a 53-yard touchdown pass and a 51-yard touchdown pass for Hangovers, while Calvin Ridley had a 20-yard touchdown catch.
Both teams had players with highlight-reel moments on Sunday afternoon, but after the dust settled, Dead Again emerged with a 183.50-151.55 lead. John Ross III had a 55-yard touchdown catch and a 33-yard touchdown catch for Dead Again, while Larry Fitzgerald had a 45-yard catch and a 41-yard catch. Austin Ekeler made the highlight reel for Hangovers with a 55-yard touchdown catch.
While catching 7 passes for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Seahawks, Ross III scored 34.8 points this week. He more-than-tripled his 10.27-point projection in the 21-20 loss. Ross III will face the 49ers next week.
Well done, Dead Again. Fielding a team that won by over 38 points this past matchup. We should keep this momentum rolling as we step into our next challenge in Week 2.
You can take solace in the fact that your generosity this week did not go unnoticed, Hangovers. It takes a real kindred spirit to help someone like Dead Again succeed. Who knows, maybe they'll return the favor by choosing a couple of kickers early in next year's draft... or something along those lines!