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Longhorns Rocks Tu Gar, Notches Fifth in a Row

Week 6

  • Longhorns
  • 110.26 pts, 5-1
  • Weekly Grade
  • Tu Gar
  • 70.7 pts, 4-2
  • Weekly Grade

Longhorns put on a show in this matchup, registering the second-highest score of the week to bulldoze Tu Gar 110.26 to 70.70. While Tu Gar (4-2) is only a game back of Longhorns (5-1), it has a lot to do with luck because total points tells a different story, 680.46 to 542.46. Having won their last five straight, Longhorns has become a very tough matchup. When assigning blame following this loss, Tu Gar can look in the mirror. They started a player with zero points (the Los Angeles Rams Defense).

Top Players

    • Drew Brees
    • 33.60
    • David Johnson
    • 31.80
    • Tyrod Taylor
    • 19.96
    • Dan Bailey
    • 13.00

Smooth Moves by Longhorns

  • If this were a dream sequence, you'd hear a deep voice announce, "Longhorns, the Toyota Hall of Famer." But it's not.
  • The second-highest RB score of the week and the second-highest RB score of the season came from David Johnson, who scored 31.80 points.
  • The 13.00 points by Dan Bailey was the league-high for a K this week.
  • Look, there in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just Amari Cooper posterizing opponents. He had the seventh-highest score of any WR in the league this week with 12.90 points.
  • Apparently playing within themselves was good enough. Longhorns won despite having only 4 of their 9 starters exceed their projected points.

Toyota Roster Tune-up

  • Next week, be sure to ask Longhorns where official Toyota Hall of Fame articles are kept.
  • Should have started Kelvin Benjamin, who underachieved, but still had the most points of any WR on the team with 8.60 against a projected 10.72.
  • Tu Gar had 8 starters fail to reach their projections.
  • This is how people lose everything in casinos. Tu Gar thought their luck would change and went back to the well with Chandler Catanzaro. However, he scored 4.00 points against a projected 9.16 and has now underachieved in four straight games.
  • The RBs on Tu Gar let them down, getting outgunned by the RBs on Longhorns 44.60 - 16.70.

What If

  • Longhorns would be 5-1 if they played Tu Gar every week.
  • Besides Tu Gar, Longhorns would have defeated seven other teams this week.
  • Had they played each other last week, Longhorns would have defeated Tu Gar 120.02 - 74.40.
  • If they played the same schedule as Tu Gar, Longhorns would be 5-0.
  • If Longhorns had played every team in the league each week, they would be 48-6.
  • Tu Gar would have lost to six other teams besides Longhorns this week.
  • If they played the same schedule as Longhorns, Tu Gar would be 2-3.
  • If they played every team every week, Tu Gar would be 32-22.

Game Notes

  • This is the fourth game in a row where Tu Gar has failed to reach their projected points.
  • Eat. Sleep. Conquer. Repeat. Longhorns has won five games in a row, the longest current winning streak in the league.
  • The margin of victory was the sixth-largest in the league this season.
  • Longhorns scored 110.26 points against a projected 109.91 and has overachieved every week this season.
  • Abe Lincoln once said, "You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." Somebody tell Drew Brees that. His 33.60 points led the league and was the sixth-most points scored this season, but Tu Gar could not get the win.
  • The 110.26 points by Longhorns was their lowest winning score of the season.
  • Tu Gar had their lowest output of the season with 70.70 points.
  • We don't condone cheating, but this group of wide receivers might want to spray Stickum on their gloves. The 23.50 total points by the WRs on Longhorns was their lowest WR output this season.
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