I figured I’d get this one started early and finished earlier than usual. What a WILD week…Epic comebacks. Some record-setting lows. Some bad luck. Even Monday Night Football couldn’t save anybody considering the highest scoring player in that game was the kicker with 18 pts!
Before I begin, looks like the power of prayer has an effect. On 3…Ready Break celebrated his 1st victory of the season. A 50 point victory @ that. And for that, happiness reigns eternal..
For LXG, not so much….3 players in double figures with the highest being 21? Not going to cut it with that type of point total. And this team’s on a 5 game slide….ouch, babe….
Onto the Week 7 Recap!!!
First up, we have a deficit large enough to be considered for the biggest defeat of the week.. And what a blowout it was! A record low in terms of points scored by a team in our short time together as a league…154-56? Whew!
The Black & Yellow Tracksuit Beatdown Award (sponsored by lefts and rights)
goes to….Dawg Pound Warriors….
Let me preface this by pointing out a few things. I know I got you at a time when I dodged your top 2 scorers in McCoy and Welker and one of your bench RBs has a timely knee injury that cost you some points. So yes, I did not get this team at full strength across all positions…
However…I’ve got to give you grief over some roster members of yours..
I know depth is a problem for everybody during bye weeks but that gets the Cam’ron face…HEAVY. I saw you had Sam Bradford starting most of the week and figured you’d catch him in time and put in a new guy.but when I saw Curtis on your roster….
I had to laugh a bit. I did think he’d get a few points for your squad in garbage time (20 pts max!) but when I saw that 0 as the final tally, I couldn’t believe it.
Also, in keeping with the DipSet theme, I noticed you picked up and played Santana Moss against me. Not a good idea. There’s only one Santana out there. First name, Juelz.
Me and Santana Moss have an agreement where he can’t be used against me of he comes down with an injury. A blood oath that we constructed this year before the online draft. Sorry you had to find out the hard way!
Onto the next award.
The Crying Gyllenhaal Award (for anyone adversely affected by Sunday Night Football)
goes to….(a BigTony 1st)….TWO teams! Gr8est Show On Turf AND 18-1!!! Clap it up for our winners!
Both teams had relatively good leads going into Sunday Night Football and had to feel good about themselves. You figure the Colts played well on TV the previous two times they were on a national broadcast….Curtis Painter (see above) was slinging the pill around a bit, scoring some points and the Saints defense hadn’t been all of that as of late. Kinda shaky on the back end…
But then the game began…
And the points a-started pouring in…
18-1 finished up early with a solid 129 and Brady’s Locks didn’t look so golden. Like I said before, you figure there to be a closer game considering its a national broadcast…but Brees was laser-like with the precision. He had more touchdown passes than incompletions. 31 completions in total. 4 incompletions. Over 300 yards and FIVE TOUCHDOWNS. That’s the craziest part of that. You figure with a blowout against an inferior opponent, they’d run it in. The Saints RBs could’ve used a few TDs to pad their stats. Help them make that resume look good going forward….but Brees did most of the heavy lifting. So 18-1’s 129 fell under the weight of SEVENTY points. Baltimore’s 10 pts on MNF was mere icing on the cake….
As for Gr8est Show? He, too, had a lead. Solid produce from his big hitters to start, Absolute Chaos left 24 points on the bench in the form of Plaxico “I Drink Wine with a Gun in my Sweatpants” Burress and had a putrid performance by his starting QB. ‘Twas not looking good for A.Chaos….Then the Sunday night game happened. 79 total points from 3 position players in Colston, Sproles and Jimbo Graham and what was a deficit turned into a lead of almost 40…
Compounding this loss is the lackluster performances of Gr8est’s MNF participants…Ray Rice looked more parboiled or yellow. Anquan Boldin did manage a TD and double digit points but too little to overcome Absolute’s lead…
Both team owners were left looking like this..
Onto the top performers of Week 7
The That Escalated Quickly Award (because it jumped up a notch and Brick killed a guy)
QBs: Drew Brees (70 – like a raging animal), Aaron Rodgers (49 – ho-hum), Ben Roethlisberger (45), Cam Newton (40)
WRs: Marques Colston (28), Greg Jennings (27 – he put the team on his back,doe) , Plaxico Burress (24 – hope he doesn’t drink any wine with guns in his waistband after this week!)
RBs: Arian Foster (45! – namaste), Demarco Murray (31 – ran for 253 yards! WTF!) Darren Sproles (28), Matt Forte (25)
TEs: Jimbo Graham (23- best TE in the game and its not close), Fred Davis (20)
Ks: Olindo Mare (18), Mason Crosby (18), Josh Scobee (18), John Kasay (15)
DEFs: Kansas City (35!!! – on the waivers…ugh!), Seattle (18), New Orleans (17 – CURTIS!!), Houston (16)
I hesitate to use cliched phrases like Separation Sunday but this week was kind of a big deal in terms of points for. Those low numbers scored by a few teams in our league have a lasting effect because for some of them, the record becomes more important. I know points on count for tiebreakers really and that wins and losses are the name of the game, but it helps to know that if you’re scoring enough on a weekly basis, if there’s some jockeying for position @ any point in the season, those points come up big (#phrasing)
Before I go, one last set of photos that expresses me and how i feel for Curtis Painter…
And with that, we reach the end of another blog post, full of wit, mirth and humorous tidbits. Let’s keep the competition fierce, the waiver wire pickups plentiful and the trade offers fair and equal, unless someone out there offers you a beaut that you just can’t pass up!
Until next week, folks!