Pirlo's Kitty Cats Comes from Behind to Edge The Cooler, Puts Them in Sixth Place

Week 5

  • Pirlo's Kitty Cats
  • 81.62 pts, 1-4
  • Weekly Grade
  • The Cooler
  • 79.76 pts, 2-3
  • Weekly Grade

Pirlo's Kitty Cats got 21.82 points from Philip Rivers to nip The Cooler 81.62 to 79.76. Pirlo's Kitty Cats came into the Monday night game facing an 11.74-point deficit, but scored 13.60 for the comeback. It was anybody's to win, and the 1.86-point margin of victory was the smallest recorded in the league this season. Like the airspeed of a coconut-laden European swallow, the score for The Cooler went way down sharply from last week's 111.68 to 98.58 win against Lets Get PhysEzekiel. The Cooler (2-3, 558.24 points) drops to sixth place while Pirlo's Kitty Cats (1-4, 457.10 points) remains mired in the cellar.

Top Players

    • Philip Rivers
    • 21.82
    • Jameis Winston
    • 19.46
    • Dez Bryant
    • 16.20
    • James White
    • 13.00

Smooth Moves by Pirlo's Kitty Cats

  • Winning feels great all week long. Becoming a member of the Toyota Hall of Fame feels great the rest of your life.
  • Pirlo's Kitty Cats won despite having only 2 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.
  • Philip Rivers had the fourth-highest score of any player on Pirlo's Kitty Cats this season, leading the team with 21.82 points.
  • Pirlo's Kitty Cats won even though all three of their WRs scored below their projected points.
  • Perhaps this is how backups become starters. Pirlo's Kitty Cats won with four players on the bench that did not play this week.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Life, like Fantasy Football, is full of wins and losses. The Toyota Hall of Fame, however, is pretty much only full of wins.
  • Left Michael Crabtree on the bench, where he scored 22.20 points to beat his scoring projection by 91.0%, the 10th-highest percentage in the league.
  • Derrick Henry has now underachieved in three straight games after scoring a matchup-low 0.90 points against a projected 8.41.
  • 8 of the 9 starters scored less than their projected points.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. The Cooler thought their luck would change and went back to the well with the Arizona Cardinals Defense. However, they scored 2.00 points against a projected 6.95 and has now underachieved in three straight games.

What If

  • Pirlo's Kitty Cats would be 2-3 if they played The Cooler every week.
  • Pirlo's Kitty Cats would have lost to every other team in the league besides The Cooler this week.
  • Pirlo's Kitty Cats would be 1-3 if they played the same schedule as The Cooler.
  • If Pirlo's Kitty Cats had played every team in the league each week, they would be 8-37.
  • The Cooler would have been beaten by every other team in the league this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Pirlo's Kitty Cats would have lost to The Cooler 111.68 - 111.28.
  • If they played the same schedule as Pirlo's Kitty Cats, The Cooler would be 1-3.
  • The Cooler would be 17-28 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The bottom two scoring teams in the league this week were in this matchup.
  • At 1.86 points, the margin of victory was the smallest in the league this season.
  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that The Cooler knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 79.76 points against a projected 115.27 and underachieved for the fourth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • The 81.62 points scored by Pirlo's Kitty Cats is the lowest winning score in the league this season.
  • Look here. We're gonna put any recollection of this week in a box, we're gonna lock it up, and we're gonna toss that thing in the ocean. The Cooler was last in the league in scoring and had their lowest score of the season with 79.76 points.
  • Pirlo's Kitty Cats has underachieved every week this season, scoring 81.62 points against a projected 115.56 this week.
  • Mike Evans scored a season-low 9.90 points and underachieved for the third straight week.
  • Martellus Bennett scored 8.30 points against a projected 12.40 in the win and has now scored below his projection in every game this season.
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