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Space Ghost Tops Bombers, Moves Up to Eighth Place

Week 8

  • Space Ghost
  • 95.12 pts, 2-6
  • Weekly Grade
  • Bombers
  • 78.48 pts, 4-4
  • Weekly Grade

Like some kind of dynamic duo, Carson Palmer and Dez Bryant carried Space Ghost, leading the way to a 95.12 to 78.48 victory over Bombers. They put up 23.52 and 17.30 points, respectively. The manager of Bombers should definitely keep their day job. They only scored 87.8% of their projected points, and has now failed to meet projections for three weeks running. For Bombers, Cam Newton and the Kansas City Chiefs Defense played the roles of Maverick and Goose, scoring 12.78 and 11.00 points, respectively. Space Ghost (2-6, 699.78 points) inches up to eighth place while Bombers (4-4, 687.30 points) drops to sixth place.

Top Players

    • Carson Palmer
    • 23.52
    • Dez Bryant
    • 17.30
    • Cam Newton
    • 12.78
    • Frank Gore
    • 12.20

Smooth Moves by Space Ghost

  • Even if you cried trying to win, you still won. And the Toyota Hall of Fame is proud of Space Ghost either way.
  • Coaches always preach that projections go out the window when the ball is kicked off. Dez Bryant was a true testament to this, scoring 88.4% of his projected score, the highest percentage among the two teams.
  • With 23.52 points, Carson Palmer exceeded his scoring projection by a season-high 25.3% to rank ninth in the league in scoring.
  • Made the right move in benching Tyrell Williams, who had 0.40 points, the lowest total of any starting WR on Space Ghost.
  • The 12.20 points by Frank Gore topped a projected 9.24, extending his overachievement streak to three weeks.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Some teams are destined to beat teams like Bombers and move on to Toyota Hall of Fame greatness. Ironically, you are included in that destiny, because you played yourself.
  • Did not start Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led the team in scoring with 14.42 points.
  • Bombers picked up Matt Asiata, who then fell short of his 11.80-point projection by scoring 7.80 points.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Larry Fitzgerald during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in three straight games after scoring 7.40 points against a projected 11.13 this week.
  • Hate to point fingers for why a team loses, but RIGHT HERE. Cam Newton had a season-low 12.78 points against a projected 18.82 and scored below his projection for the third time this season.

What If

  • Space Ghost would be 5-3 if they played Bombers every week.
  • Besides Bombers, Space Ghost would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Space Ghost would have defeated Bombers 98.88 - 75.20.
  • Space Ghost would be 4-3 if they played the same schedule as Bombers.
  • If Space Ghost had played every team in the league each week, they would be 34-38.
  • Bombers would have lost to six other teams besides Space Ghost this week.
  • Bombers would be 3-4 if they played the same schedule as Space Ghost.
  • Bombers would be 32-40 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • The tragedy of being an underachiever is that Bombers knows what they should be, but reality keeps telling them that they're wrong. They scored 78.48 points against a projected 89.39 and underachieved for the fifth time this season, including the last three weeks in a row.
  • In the loss, Bombers had their highest losing score of the season with 78.48 points.
  • Space Ghost covered the 9.80-point spread, winning by 16.64 points.
  • The RBs on Bombers collectively had their worst week of the season with only 14.90 points.
  • With the win, Space Ghost snapped their six-game losing streak.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs Defense scored 11.00 points against a projected 7.88 in the loss and has now beaten their projection in three straight games.
  • Space Ghost had two starters score more points than the highest-scoring starter for Bombers.
  • Nick Folk did little to help Space Ghost, underperforming versus projections for the sixth straight game with 7.00 points against a projected 9.07.
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