Consolation: Wolfpack Lights Up Red Terror

Week 16

  • Wolfpack
  • 119 pts, 6-7
  • Weekly Grade
  • Red Terror
  • 44 pts, 4-9
  • Weekly Grade

Wolfpack dismantled Red Terror 119 to 44 behind Kirk Cousins, whose 26 points were the third-highest score this week. The monstrous 75-point playoff victory was the fourth-largest margin of victory for all matchups this season. This beating came when it counted, serving as revenge for a Week 6 111 to 104 loss to Red Terror. On top of the loss, Red Terror had several starters score zero points.

Top Players

    • Kirk Cousins
    • 26
    • Tom Brady
    • 19
    • Carolina Panthers Defense
    • 19
    • Larry Fitzgerald
    • 17

Smooth Moves by Wolfpack

  • Wolfpack is a winning name, which might be why you just won. Next step is figuring out if Wolfpack is a Toyota Hall of Fame name.
  • Larry Fitzgerald had 17 points, the highest WR score in the league this week.
  • With 26 points, Kirk Cousins had the third-highest score in the league this week.
  • The Carolina Panthers Defense felt like the Rodney Dangerfield of football, 'no respect at all' with this week's projected points. They scored the seventh-most points in the league and beat their projected point total by 107.9%, the eighth-highest percentage in the league.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just DeAndre Hopkins posterizing opponents. He had the third-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 12 points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Dear, Red Terror: Sorry to hear you lost. Toyota Hall of Famers don't really know how that feels, but surely it can't feel great. Next week, just win.
  • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Jared Goff, who scored 32 points to rank second in the league in scoring.
  • The Houston Texans Defense had -1 point against a projected 3.84 to finish last in the league in scoring and has now underachieved in seven straight games.
  • 8 of the starters on Red Terror underperformed versus their projections.
  • A heated blanket would be a great gift for Marvin Jones Jr. during this cold streak. He scored below his projection in three straight games after scoring 5 points against a projected 7.80 this week.

What If

  • Wolfpack would be 8-8 if they played Red Terror every week.
  • Besides Red Terror, Wolfpack would have defeated six other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Wolfpack would have defeated Red Terror 103 - 76 had they played each other last week.
  • Wolfpack would be 6-8 if they played the same schedule as Red Terror.
  • If Wolfpack had played every team in the league each week, they would be 60-76-2.
  • Besides Wolfpack, Red Terror would have been defeated by six other teams this week.
  • Red Terror would be 5-9 if they played the same schedule as Wolfpack.
  • Red Terror would be 45-91-2 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Red Terror has lost 12 times and nine of them have come to teams who beat their scoring average in that matchup.
  • This was the sixth time this season that Red Terror lost by the week's biggest margin.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough are supposed to get going. However, Red Terror stalled out again and extended their losing streak to seven games.
  • The margin of victory was the fourth-largest in the league this season.
  • Wolfpack beat their scoring projection for the ninth time this season by scoring 119 points against a projected 93.22. They have now overachieved three weeks in a row.
  • With 44 points, Red Terror was last in the league in scoring and had their lowest score of the season.
  • The 119 points by Wolfpack led the league. It is the second time they have led the league in scoring this season.
  • Red Terror underachieved for the 11th time this season, including the last four weeks in a row, scoring 44 points against a projected 76.46 this week.
Red Terror
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