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RookieRunning Gets Upset Against My Johnson is Aiken, Takes Top Spot in League

Week 6

  • RookieRunning
  • 101 pts, 5-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • My Johnson is Aiken
  • 72 pts, 3-3
  • Weekly Grade

RookieRunning (5-1, 662 points) secures first place after beating My Johnson is Aiken (seventh place, 3-3, 677 points) 101 to 72. RookieRunning overcame a 15-point projected spread to pull off the upset. They were led by Ezekiel Elliott who got 19 points. Having won their last five straight, RookieRunning has become a very tough matchup. Julio Jones led My Johnson is Aiken with 23 points while Blake Bortles racked up 13. Both teams left points off the scoreboard as RookieRunning had one starter turn in zero points and My Johnson is Aiken also had one.

Top Players

    • Julio Jones
    • 23
    • Ezekiel Elliott
    • 19
    • Carson Palmer
    • 15
    • Michael Thomas
    • 14

Smooth Moves by RookieRunning

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "RookieRunning, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • With 19 points, Ezekiel Elliott ranked 10th in scoring among all RBs in the league this week.
  • The 14 points scored by Michael Thomas was the eighth-highest score by a WR in the league this week.
  • With 9 points, Greg Olsen had the fourth-highest score of any TE in the league this week.
  • Even with a zero from starter Will Fuller, RookieRunning was still able to win.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Funny, the Hall provides articles you could have studied. But instead you watched My Johnson is Aiken cry trying.
  • Had the foresight to snatch up Marcus Mariota, who scored 36 points to rank eighth in the league in scoring, but unfortunately left him on the bench.
  • Travis Benjamin was last in the league in scoring and had a season-low -1 point.
  • My Johnson is Aiken had 9 of their 10 starters score less than their projected points.
  • Jeremy Maclin has now failed to reach his projection for four straight games. This week he scored 4 points versus a projected 11.33.

What If

  • If RookieRunning played My Johnson is Aiken every week, they'd be 3-3 this season.
  • RookieRunning would have beaten five other teams besides My Johnson is Aiken this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, RookieRunning would have defeated My Johnson is Aiken 129 - 76.
  • If they played the same schedule as My Johnson is Aiken, RookieRunning would be 3-2.
  • RookieRunning would be 32-34 if they played every team every week.
  • Besides RookieRunning, My Johnson is Aiken would have been defeated by eight other teams this week.
  • My Johnson is Aiken would be 4-1 if they played the same schedule as RookieRunning.
  • If they played every team every week, My Johnson is Aiken would be 29-37.

Game Notes

  • RookieRunning is on the longest active win streak in the league, winning five straight games.
  • What good are running backs if they are running backwards instead of forwards? The 10 total points by the RBs on My Johnson is Aiken was their smallest RB output this season.
  • My Johnson is Aiken had 72 points, their season-low.
  • Although RookieRunning won, it was no thanks to Carson Palmer, who scored 15 points and has now scored below his projection in three straight weeks.
  • Stephen Gostkowski did little to help RookieRunning, underperforming versus projections for the third straight game with 9 points against a projected 11.68.
  • This is the biggest margin of defeat of the season for My Johnson is Aiken.
  • RookieRunning is in first place in the league for the first week this season.
  • RookieRunning is now 2-1 when failing to reach their projection and My Johnson is Aiken falls to 0-3 when scoring below their projected total.
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LaDainian Tomlinson SD - RB 2005 vs. Oakland 179 yards from scrimmage, 1 TD rush, 1 TD reception, 1 TD pass In his Week 6 contest against the Raiders in ’05, Tomlinson became just the seventh player in NFL history to throw for a TD, run for a TD and catch a TD pass in the same game.

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