Steel Curtain Pounds Orange Crush, Moves to Eighth Place

Week 5

  • Steel Curtain
  • 113.1 pts, 1-4
  • Weekly Grade
  • Orange Crush
  • 78.45 pts, 1-4
  • Weekly Grade

Steel Curtain picked up 40.50 points from Russell Wilson and 21.70 from T.Y. Hilton, destroying Orange Crush 113.10 to 78.45. These two teams are tied for eighth place with 1-4 records, but it smells like BS, as Steel Curtain knows they're the much better squad, leading in total points 647.30 to 490.30. Orange Crush definitely shouldn't play the lottery for a little while. Their luck couldn't get any worse as they are on a four-game losing streak. This game tape won't be broken down at upcoming coaching clinics, as both sides missed scoring opportunities. Steel Curtain had two starters turn in zero points and Orange Crush had four.

Top Players

    • Matthew Stafford
    • 45.45
    • Russell Wilson
    • 40.50
    • T.Y. Hilton
    • 21.70
    • Justin Tucker
    • 13.00

Smooth Moves by Steel Curtain

  • Steel Curtain is a winning name, which might be why you just won. Next step is figuring out if Steel Curtain is a Toyota Hall of Fame name.
  • What do Apache helicopters, F-117 Nighthawks and T.Y. Hilton have in common? They are all dangerous aerial weapons. He ranked third in the league in scoring among WRs this week with 21.70 points.
  • Steel Curtain won despite having 2 of their 10 starters score zero points.
  • The 40.50 points scored by Russell Wilson led the team, the third time that's happened this season.
  • With 13.00 points, Justin Tucker had his highest score of the season and beat his projected point total by a season-high 46.2%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • This is one of those mistakes that you continuously think about for ten years. Did not start Carson Wentz, who scored 68.30 points to rank second in the league in scoring.
  • Orange Crush, you can't win 'em all. But you can't lose 'em all if you wanna be in the Toyota Hall of Fame.
  • Left the Jacksonville Jaguars Defense on the bench, where they exceeded their scoring projection by a league-leading 301.1%.
  • Left Mike Wallace on the bench, where he scored 17.30 points and beat his projected point total by 157.8%, the fifth-highest percentage in the league this week.
  • Duke Johnson Jr., who was left on the bench, exceeded his 10.30-point projection with 18.30 points.

What If

  • If Steel Curtain played Orange Crush every week, they would be 4-1 this season.
  • Besides Orange Crush, Steel Curtain would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • Were they resting their players for this week? Steel Curtain would have defeated Orange Crush 121.65 - 81.25 had they played each other last week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Orange Crush, Steel Curtain would be 2-2.
  • If Steel Curtain had played every team in the league each week, they would be 23-22.
  • Orange Crush would have lost to seven other teams besides Steel Curtain this week.
  • Orange Crush would be 1-3 if they played the same schedule as Steel Curtain.
  • Orange Crush would be 11-34 if they played every team every week.

Game Notes

  • Just like the Eagles' "Dream Team" of 2011, Orange Crush has underachieved lately. They scored 78.45 points against a projected 82.47 and has underachieved for four straight weeks.
  • The loss is the fourth straight for Orange Crush and extends the longest current losing streak in the league.
  • Martellus Bennett scored 5.30 points against a projected 7.61 in the win and has now scored below his projection in every game this season.
  • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 1.70 total points by the RBs on Orange Crush was their smallest RB output this season.
  • With the win, Steel Curtain snapped their four-game losing streak.
  • Orange Crush had 78.45 points, their season-low.
  • After the beating, Orange Crush is still winless in blowouts this season with a record of 0-3.
  • The 34.65-point margin of victory by Steel Curtain was the second-biggest win in the league this week.
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