The NJ Crocodile (ID# 683680)

Ross Comes Back to Surprise Steel Curtain

Week 3

  • Ross
  • 121.04 pts, 2-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • Steel Curtain
  • 99.96 pts, 1-2
  • Weekly Grade

Ross registered the highest score this week and erased a 5.62-point deficit on Monday night, taking down Steel Curtain 121.04 to 99.96. The win was also an upset, with Steel Curtain coming in as a 17.03-point favorite. Ross piled up 36.7% more points than projected (88.54). Steel Curtain just fell short of hitting their projections and got 94.7% of their projected 105.57 points. Steel Curtain was led by the tag team of Jordy Nelson, with 22.10 points, and Mike Evans, who scored 19.20. Both teams left points off the scoreboard in this one, as Ross started one player with zero points and Steel Curtain also served up one. Ross (2-1, 304.26 points) climbs into fourth place while Steel Curtain (1-2, 338.40 points) drops to sixth place.

Top Players

    • Kansas City Chiefs Defense
    • 35.00
    • Devonta Freeman
    • 26.70
    • Jordy Nelson
    • 22.10
    • Jarvis Landry
    • 19.60

Smooth Moves by Ross

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "Ross, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • Defense win championships, and with 35.00 points (the highest output of any DEF this season) the Kansas City Chiefs Defense is doing everything possible to lead Ross to glory.
  • The best week among all the bellcows: Devonta Freeman had an outstanding performance with 26.70 points, the best among RBs this week and the third-highest RB score in the league this season.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and Jarvis Landry have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked sixth in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 19.60 points.
  • In scoring 7.00 points, John Brown put up his largest point total of the year.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Sometimes 99.96 is enough. Unfortunately, the Toyota Hall of Fame has confirmed this time it's a smaller number than 121.04.
  • Could have started Derek Carr, who underachieved, but still had more points than the starting QB with 14.86 against a projected 23.92.
  • Left LeSean McCoy on the bench, where he led the team in scoring with 23.60 points.
  • It was a bad week at RB for Steel Curtain, who was outscored at the position 31.10 - 12.30 by Ross.
  • At the DEF position, Steel Curtain got outscored by Ross 35.00 - 17.00.

What If

  • If Ross played Steel Curtain every week, they'd be 1-2 this season.
  • Ross would've been undefeated if they played every team in the league this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Steel Curtain, Ross would be 0-2.
  • Ross would be 15-12 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides Ross, Steel Curtain would have been defeated by three other teams this week.
  • And they say procrastination doesn't pay off! Had they played each other last week, Ross would have lost to Steel Curtain 111.78 - 97.12.
  • If they played the same schedule as Ross, Steel Curtain would be 2-0.
  • Steel Curtain would be 19-8 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • With the loss, Steel Curtain now has had both of their losses come via comebacks.
  • Ross scored 121.04 points, the highest in the league this week and fifth-highest in the league this season.
  • Hey, I'm sure Ross appreciates the tough competition. In the loss, Steel Curtain had the fifth-highest losing score in the league this season with 99.96 points.
  • With a combined 53.40 points from the WR position, Steel Curtain got the highest combined scoring output from the WR position for any team this season.
  • Two of the starters for Ross scored higher than the leading scorer for Steel Curtain.
  • The margin of victory was the second-largest in the league this week.
  • Jordy Nelson was on the losing team, but still had the fourth-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 22.10 points.
  • Mike Evans did his best in the loss, ranking seventh among all WRs in the league with 19.20 points.
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