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Hand me the trophy Pulls Off Comeback over Brian Phillips, Takes Over First Place

Week 11

  • Hand me the trophy
  • 87.78 pts, 8-3
  • Weekly Grade
  • Brian Phillips
  • 82.4 pts, 8-3
  • Weekly Grade

What's more likey to happen: a Browns/Lions Super Bowl or Brian Phillips beating Hand me the trophy? Brian Phillips has yet to beat Hand me the trophy, falling 87.78 to 82.40. Brian Phillips is still a tough matchup for Hand me the trophy, who has a 7.29-point average margin of victory against them. It's a lot thinner than their 20.27-point average margin of victory on the season. This week, the Pittsburgh Steelers Defense was the difference, getting 22.00 points. That's still quite a drop-off from Cam Newton, who led all players with 30.82 points the last time these teams met. Hand me the trophy is averaging 93.00 points against Brian Phillips and beat them 98.22 to 89.02 in Week 2.

Top Players

    • Pittsburgh Steelers Defense
    • 22.00
    • Drew Brees
    • 16.40
    • Ezekiel Elliott
    • 12.70
    • Cam Newton
    • 12.38

Smooth Moves by Hand me the trophy

  • Hand me the trophy scored massive brownie points with the Toyota Hall of Fame this week. Too bad brownie points don't count as real points. Not that you need help.
  • Lean, mean, and haunting your dreams. The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense was a terror this week, accounting for 22.00 points. It was the highest DEF score of the week and the fourth-highest score among DEF in the league this season.
  • Was smart to sit the Cincinnati Bengals Defense this week, which had 5.00 points, the lowest DEF score on the team.
  • Do you put a LB or DB on him? You might have to put both on him if this continues. Jimmy Graham scored 10.60 points to rank third among TEs in the league this week.
  • With only 4 of their 9 starters beating their projected points, Hand me the trophy was still able to win.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Sometimes 82.40 is enough. Unfortunately, the Toyota Hall of Fame has confirmed this time it's a smaller number than 87.78.
  • Picked up C.J. Prosise, who scored 14.10 points against a projected 9.53, but left him on the bench.
  • Did not start Carson Wentz, who led the team in scoring with 16.92 points.
  • Brian Phillips picked up Connor Barth, who then fell short of his 10.24-point projection by scoring 5.00 points.
  • 7 of the starters on Brian Phillips underperformed versus their projections.

What If

  • If Hand me the trophy played Brian Phillips every week, they'd be 6-5 this year.
  • Besides Brian Phillips, Hand me the trophy would have defeated five other teams this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Brian Phillips, Hand me the trophy would be 7-2.
  • If Hand me the trophy had played every team in the league each week, they would be 63-36.
  • Besides Hand me the trophy, Brian Phillips would have been defeated by three other teams this week.
  • Timing really is everything. Hand me the trophy would have lost to Brian Phillips 93.72 - 90.14 had they played each other last week.
  • Brian Phillips would be 5-4 if they played the same schedule as Hand me the trophy.
  • Brian Phillips would be 66-33 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Hand me the trophy scored 87.78 points against a projected 94.26 and underachieved for the eighth time this season, including the last six weeks in a row.
  • Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat. Hand me the trophy has won four games in a row, the longest current winning streak in the league.
  • The loss snapped a three-game win streak by Brian Phillips.
  • The margin of victory of 5.38 points was the smallest in the league this week.
  • Just because Robert Horry has seven NBA championship rings, doesn't mean he's one of the greats. Despite being on the winning team, Mason Crosby scored 6.00 points against a projected 7.89 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • Hand me the trophy remains undefeated in comeback games this season, improving to 3-0.
  • All of the points for Hand me the trophy this week came from players they drafted.
  • Brian Phillips falls to 1-1 in comeback games this season.
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