808 Football (ID# 815536)

Mr. McGibblets Comes Back on Okusacks

Week 1

  • Mr. McGibblets
  • 102 pts, 1-0
  • Weekly Grade
  • Okusacks
  • 93 pts, 0-1
  • Weekly Grade

Mr. McGibblets, down 20 on Monday night, gave Okusacks a glimmer of hope, then ripped it away and beat Okusacks 102 to 93. Mr. McGibblets picked up 27 points from Ben Roethlisberger and 22 from the Minnesota Vikings Defense. While each team hit their projections, Mr. McGibblets put up 7.2% more than a projected 95.19 points to get the win. Larry Fitzgerald led Okusacks with 20 points while Cam Newton racked up 18. This game tape won't be broken down at upcoming coaching clinics, as both sides missed scoring opportunities. Mr. McGibblets had one starter turn in zero points and Okusacks had one. Mr. McGibblets kicks off the campaign with a 1-0 record, good enough for fourth place. Okusacks begins at 0-1 and in eighth place.

Top Players

    • Ben Roethlisberger
    • 27
    • Minnesota Vikings Defense
    • 22
    • Larry Fitzgerald
    • 20
    • Cam Newton
    • 18

Smooth Moves by Mr. McGibblets

  • A higher score than your opponent is a guaranteed way to win each week. Thank the Toyota Hall of Fame for that valuable insight.
  • The Minnesota Vikings Defense was the highest-scoring DEF in the league this week with 22 points.
  • With 27 points, Ben Roethlisberger ranked 10th in the league in scoring.
  • Mr. McGibblets won even with Coby Fleener in the starting lineup, who didn't score any points.
  • With 16 points versus a projected 8.82, Blair Walsh exceeded his scoring projection by 81.4%.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • It's okay to regret not taking a sick day to study the Toyota Hall of Fame's articles. But it's not okay to do it again.
  • The best offense is a good defense. Okusacks got beat 22 - 2 by Mr. McGibblets at the DEF position.
  • Our kicker can beat up your kicker. Okusacks got outscored 16 - 6 by Mr. McGibblets at the K position.
  • Okusacks had only 4 of their 9 starters underperform versus their projections, but they still lost.
  • Gary Barnidge failed to score this week with 0 points against a projected 7.23.

What If

  • Besides Okusacks, Mr. McGibblets would have defeated four other teams this week.
  • If Mr. McGibblets had scored 51 more points, they would have beaten all teams in the league this week.
  • Besides Mr. McGibblets, Okusacks would have been defeated by five other teams this week.
  • If Okusacks had scored 9 fewer points, they would have lost to all teams in the league this week.

Game Notes

  • The 9-point win by Mr. McGibblets failed to cover the 13.48-point spread.
  • Mr. McGibblets had two starters score more points than the highest-scoring starter for Okusacks.
  • Both teams topped their projections, but Okusacks performed better versus expectations than Mr. McGibblets and still lost.
  • In the loss, Larry Fitzgerald had the seventh-highest WR score in the league this week with 20 points.
  • Even in the loss, the 17 points scored by Ameer Abdullah was the sixth-highest score of any RB in the league this week.
  • In the loss, Doug Baldwin scored 15 points against a projected 8.78 and exceeded his scoring projection by 70.8%.
  • Mr. McGibblets might want to see a chiropractor, because they were carrying Todd Gurley on their back the whole week. He was on the winning team, but only scored 4 points against his projected 13.47.
  • Mr. McGibblets won the matchup even though Will Fuller was left on the bench where he scored 21 points, the most of any WR on the team.
Mr. McGibblets
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  • Top Players by Points
  • Game Flow
  • Projected vs Actual Point

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