Consolation: Noah Gets Startling Upset Against ESPN is better

Week 15

  • Noah
  • 73.9 pts, 6-7
  • Weekly Grade
  • ESPN is better
  • 71.84 pts, 4-9
  • Weekly Grade

Noah got 24.90 points from Aaron Rodgers and 15.80 from C.J. Anderson, edging ESPN is better 73.90 to 71.84. They came into the matchup as a 21.97-point underdog. The slim 2.06-point playoff victory was the seventh-smallest difference over all matchups this season. This tight win was sweeter than most, serving as revenge for a Week 9 70.62 to 23.90 shellacking by ESPN is better. With Noah delivering goose eggs from two of their starters, the outcome could have been worse. ESPN is better concluded the regular season with a record of 4-9, good for ninth place. In terms of scoring average, they ranked slightly worse (11th with 61.71). In their only other postseason game of the season, ESPN is better leveled Quitter quitter, 108.24 to 38.78.

Top Players

    • Aaron Rodgers
    • 24.90
    • Drew Brees
    • 18.14
    • C.J. Anderson
    • 15.80
    • Zach Ertz
    • 11.60

Smooth Moves by Noah

  • Winning make you feel warm and fuzzy? Coincidentally, Toyota Hall of Fame inductees get a gold jacket that is both warm and quite fuzzy.
  • Expect to see some trade offers for Aaron Rodgers. He ranked seventh in the league in scoring with 24.90 points.
  • With 15.80 points, C.J. Anderson ranked eighth in scoring among all RBs in the league this week.
  • Zach Ertz had the third-highest TE score in the league this week with 11.60 points.
  • Even with two starters scoring zero points, Noah was still able to win.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • After any loss, it's good to reflect on the choices you've made. One you'll never regret is being a Toyota Hall of Famer.
  • With 2.80 points against a projected 8.62, Jordy Nelson was last on the team in scoring and has now scored below his projection in 10 straight games.
  • 7 of the starters on ESPN is better underperformed versus their projections.
  • Danny Woodhead has now failed to reach his projection for six straight games. This week he scored 3.20 points versus a projected 6.30.
  • The 6.30 points scored by Jordan Howard was just 54.9% of his 11.47-point projection.

What If

  • If Noah played ESPN is better every week, they'd be 10-4 this year.
  • Besides ESPN is better, Noah would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • Noah would be 6-6 if they played the same schedule as ESPN is better.
  • If Noah had played every team in the league each week, they would be 66-88.
  • Besides Noah, ESPN is better would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
  • ESPN is better would be 4-8 if they played the same schedule as Noah.
  • ESPN is better would be 47-114 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Noah has had four wins this year where their opponent beat their average score.
  • Looks like teams bring their A game when they see them on the schedule. Of the losses ESPN is better has had, seven were against opponents who topped their season scoring average that week.
  • The margin of victory of 2.06 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Eat. Sleep. Beat the streak. Noah was finally able to overcome their seven-game losing streak with the win.
  • In games that are close, ESPN is better is now 1-2, including losses in their last two such matchups.
  • Noah stays undefeated in close games this season at 2-0.
  • All of the points for Noah this week came from players they drafted.
  • All was not bad for ESPN is better in the loss, as Eric Ebron scored 9.30 points, the fourth-highest score for a TE in the league this week.
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