Deflated glory (ID# 474822)

Still Sleeping Beats NE#11, Tacks On Third Straight Win

Week 8

  • Still Sleeping
  • 356 pts, 7-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • NE#11
  • 303.75 pts, 4-4
  • Weekly Grade

What's more likey to happen: Brett Favre's record 297 consecutive starts at QB being broken or NE#11 beating Still Sleeping? NE#11 is winless this season versus Still Sleeping, this time losing by a final score of 356.00 to 303.75. Derek Carr was the reason for the win, getting 90.45 points for Still Sleeping. The last time these teams met, Drew Brees led with 77.40. This is the highest margin for Still Sleeping in two head-to-head matchups. They defeated NE#11 353.65 to 335.40 in Week 1.

Top Players

    • Derek Carr
    • 90.45
    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 71.55
    • Drew Brees
    • 50.60
    • Andrew Luck
    • 39.25

Smooth Moves by Still Sleeping

  • Outscoring your opponent is a sure-fire way to win each week. You can thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • Derek Carr scored a league-high for the most points this season with 90.45 points.
  • Jordan Reed scored 27.90 points, the second-highest TE score of the week and the ninth-highest TE score in the league this season.
  • Drew Brees put up 50.60 points, which was the eighth-highest score in the league this week.
  • Davante Adams, who was picked up by Still Sleeping, scored 21.90 points against a projected 13.77, topping his projection by 59.0%.

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.
  • T.Y. Hilton had two season-lows this week. He scored a season-low 3.75 points and recorded only 15.9% of his 23.56-point projection.
  • The Arizona Cardinals Defense had a season-low 11.20 points against a projected 20.74 and has now underachieved in three straight games.
  • NE#11 had 9 of their 17 starters score less than their projected points.
  • With 5.40 points, James White scored only 36.3% of his 14.88 projected point total.

What If

  • If Still Sleeping played NE#11 every week, they'd be 6-2 this season.
  • Still Sleeping would've been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as NE#11, Still Sleeping would be 6-0.
  • If Still Sleeping had played every team in the league each week, they would be 43-13.
  • In addition to Still Sleeping, NE#11 would have lost to just one other team this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Still Sleeping would have lost to NE#11 303.85 - 296.35.
  • If they played the same schedule as Still Sleeping, NE#11 would be 2-4.
  • If they played every team every week, NE#11 would be 28-28.

Game Notes

  • Still Sleeping has won three times this year when their opponent scored higher than their season average.
  • It was a tough loss for NE#11, which put up the seventh-biggest score for a losing team in the league this season.
  • With a combined 141.05 points from the QB position, Still Sleeping got the highest combined scoring output from the QB position for any team this season.
  • Still Sleeping had a league-high for the week with 356.00 points, which is the third-highest score in the league this season.
  • Still Sleeping has won three straight games, the longest current winning streak in the league.
  • The margin of victory of 52.25 points was the biggest of the season for Still Sleeping and seventh-largest in the league this season.
  • Doug Baldwin did little to help Still Sleeping, underperforming versus projections for the fourth straight game with 10.60 points against a projected 18.42.
  • It was the biggest loss of the season for NE#11.
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