Week 7 featured the most points and 3rd most points scored by a WR this season by Tyler Lockett & Davante Adams. The duo of Lockett & Adams are responsible for 4 out of the top 5 scoring weeks by WRs this season. Lockett’s 38 points are tied for 3rd-most all-time by a WR with Julio Jones in 2017 and Josh Gordon in 2013 (Jake, Sean and I saw Gordon do that in Cleveland!). Only Amari Cooper’s 39 points in 2018 and the record 40 points by Andre Johnson in 2013 are higher. The fact that it happened on Sunday night, paired up with Russell Wilson’s 29 points and Christian Kirk’s 15 points makes it seem like the most clutch WR game in history. I don’t keep track of “comebacks,” but I can’t remember a team ever having a 70 point lead and losing it in one primetime game. Jake was down 45 points going into a primetime game and had two players (David Johnson - 40, John Brown - 9) win a playoff game for him by 4 points. Despite being on the wrong end of this outrageous comeback, you have to respect the historical magnitude of this game, and we’ll keep an eye on it for future playoff/tiebreaking scenarios. The top 3 teams for fewest points scored (Schweg, Terrance, Commish) are also the top 3 teams for fewest points scored against. The two closest games of the season occurred in Week 7: a 2-point victory for Jarrett and a 4-point victory for Terrance. The 93-91 W for Jarrett is the closest game this league has had since last year’s stat correction game in Week 11 when Ryan and Terrance were tied 95-95 until the following Tuesday, when Lamar Jackson had rushing yards subtracted from his total, and Ryan was credited with the 95-94 W. Aaron snaps his streak of 4 consecutive games of scoring 99 or fewer points. Chase has now tied Jarrett with 41 career games with 100 points or more in two fewer seasons, and Chase has now tied Erik with 55 career wins. Ryan joins Jarrett, Erik and Aaron as the four owners with 10 or more career losses while scoring at least 100 points. We have seen 9 games where teams have lost while scoring at least 100 points, which is tied for 2nd most. The 2018 record of 17 100+ point losses is still far away. Jacob moves into the 3rd for career winning percentage (53.8%), passing up Jake (53.2%) Schweg and Erik are now tied for most career points with exactly 12,458 points. Chase passes Aaron to move into 5th place for average points per game (92.97). Erik passes Terrance to move into 2nd place for average points from WRs (9.64).
Worst positional averages per season: Quarterback 9.36 - Chase (2015) - Peyton Manning (9 starts), Jay Cutler (3 starts), Sam Bradford (1 start) & Jameis Winston (1 start) *This season included the record low for any player, when Peyton scored -7 in Week 10. He went 5/20 for 35 yards, 0 TDs and 4 INTs. Not a good year for the namesake, “Graham Bam Thank You Ma’anning” 12.21 - Jarrett (2017) - Kirk Cousins (10 starts), Ben Roethlisberger (3 starts) & Aaron Rodgers (1 start) *Jarrett traded away Antonio Brown to get Aaron Rodgers, played him once, got 0 points as Rodgers broke his collarbone on a hit from Anthony Barr, who said after the play “Decker Barely Knew Her” 13.21 - Jarrett (2014) - Colin Kaepernick (13 starts) & Alex Smith (1 start) *Despite the QB performance, Jarrett made the playoffs as the #4 seed this year. Guess that “Luck Her Right In Da Percy” had some luck elsewhere.
Current 2020 last place: Aaron - 14.43
Running Back 4.57 - Sean (2015) - Eddie Lacy (8), Ameer Abdullah (7), Danny Woodhead (6), Darren Sproles (4), Isaiah Crowell (4), Frank Gore (4), Bishop Sankey (2) *Going to be a tough record to beat, Schweg. This historically bad number is a result of just four games of 10+ points from a RB in 35 starts. He also had five 0s and four 1s. That’s rough, sorry for bringing that up “Lacy’s Day Parade.” 5.79 - Sean (2013) - Lamar Miller (12), Trent Richardson (9), Darren Sproles (4) & Danny Woodhead (4) *Oh no it’s Sean again! We’ve always given him the business about his disdain for RBs. Sometimes it works out, but this was a year that it didn’t. I don’t even remember Richardson playing in 9 games! Sproles & Woodhead on both of these two bad RB corps. 7.60 - Chase (2017) - Jay Ajayi (9), Lamar Miller (7), Tarik Cohen (6), Jonathan Stewart (4), Chris Thompson (3), Terrance West (2), Frank Gore (2), Theo Riddick (1), & Giovani Bernard (1) *Quite a big jump to 3rd, and there were a few other seasons under 8.00, but “Mitch Betta’ Have My Money” comes in 3rd worst. Current 2020 last place: Schweg - 7.73
Wide Receiver 6.78 - Aaron (2017) - Demaryius Thomas (11), T.Y. Hilton (5), Mohamed Sanu (5), Brandin Cooks (4), Amari Cooper (4), J.J. Nelson (1), Tyler Lockett (1) & Marqise Lee (1) *This was one of Aaron’s two 9th place finishes in his career. We all ate “New England Cam Crowder” that year and it was delicious. 6.97 - Terrance (2012) - DeSean Jackson (7), Vincent Jackson (4), Mike Wallace (3), Randall Cobb (4), Kenny Britt (2), Alshon Jeffery (2), Josh Gordon (2), Brian Hartline (2), Greg Jennings (2), Justin Blackmon (1), Lance Moore (1), Donnie Avery (1), Davone Bess (1) & James Jones (1) *Well you can’t say he didn’t try, but nonetheless, Terrance’s rookie year still snagged the #3 seed, but “The Power of Tebow’s Tears” was eliminated by Sean. 7.03 - Erik (2016) - Allen Robinson (13), Marvin Jones (9), Kelvin Benjamin (7), Jeremy Maclin (3), Stefan Diggs (3), Jordan Matthews (2) & Robert Woods (1) *A lethargic and tired season from the 9th place “Bill Cosby’s Sleepers”. Current 2020 last place: Terrance - 7.14
Tight End 3.07 - Jake (2012) - Vernon Davis (6), Dennis Pitta (3), Fred Davis (2) & Jermaine Gresham (2) *Yikes, how is that even possible? This team, the “Garden of WeEden” got 0-3 points from the TE in 11 of 14 games 3.14 - Sean (2017) - Hunter Henry (5), Ed Dickson (4), Jimmy Graham (2), Jack Doyle (2) & Tyler Kroft (1) *”Beets By Dre” couldn’t get anything going from the TE position. 3.29 - Ryan (2014) - Jordan Reed (4), Dwayne Allen (3), Jason Witten (3), Niles Paul (2), Larry Donnell (2) & Martellus Bennett (2) *Damnit! I did not want to be on any of these lists. Hearing those names gave me a little PTSD anxiety too. At least “52 Shades of Clay” was still able to win their division with MVP Andrew Luck. Current 2020 last place: Jarrett - 4.43
Kicker 5.07 - Jarrett (2018) 5.36 - Jacob (2018) 5.43 - Terrance (2016) 5.43 - Jake (2012) Current 2020 last place: Jake - 6.00
Defense/Special Teams 5.64 - Erik (2015) 5.93 - Jarrett (2012) 6.07 - Aaron (2016) Current 2020 last place: Jarrett - 5.14
Week 7 Playoff Odds Teams that are 5-2 have a 79% chance of making the playoffs (15/19). Teams that are 4-3 have a 53% chance of making the playoffs (10/19). Teams that are 3-4 have a 21% chance of making the playoffs (5/24). Teams that are 2-5 have a 6% chance of making the playoffs (1/16).
Erik ties Ryan, Terrance & himself for the 2nd-highest score ever with 157 points, still a ridiculous 24 points behind Terrance’s record of 181. This was the highest scoring game in our league in 5 years! There were three 150+ games in 2015, but none since. This was the most points ever scored against Jake, obviously. This game was HUGE for Erik after starting off 0-3 in the division. He gets the win over Jake and just like that is back as a contender with Henry already having his bye. Similar scenario for Chase, he gets his first division win after starting 0-3 and is just one game back. Sean is picking the right games to lose, as he’s 3-0 in division and 0-3 out.
Erik becomes the 3rd team to have three different 30+ scorers in one week. Terrance did it in Week 8, 2014 (181 points) and Week 9, 2015 (157 points). He only needed 2 more points from Kenyan Drake to become the first owner with 30+ points from 4 different players!
For the first time, there were two games in one week with a margin of victory of 70+ points. Erik’s 81 point victory (157-76) over Jake is the 8th largest margin of victory (which seems crazy that we’ve had 7 larger blowouts), while Chase’s 71 point victory (121-50) over Jarrett is tied for 15th largest margin of victory. The 107 point difference between the highest scorer and the bottom bitch is 2nd only to the record 113 point difference in Week 8, 2014 when Terrance scored 181 and Erik scored 68. There have been just two other weeks were the highest scorer was 100+ points above the bottom bitch: Week 14, 2014 when Schweg scored 146 and Jake scored 46 and in Week 2, 2016 when Ryan scored 151 AGAINST Aaron who scored 48, which stands as the largest margin of victory of all-time (103 points).
This was the lowest scoring week across the league so far in 2020 with the average score being 89.2 points.
This was the 9th time (and 2nd time this season) that Jarrett has had 2 players score 0 points. Here are the current standings for most career games having 2 or more players score 0 or fewer points: Aaron - 10 Jarrett - 9 Erik - 7 Schweg - 7 Jake - 6 Sean - 6 Jacob - 5 Chase - 4 Ryan - 4 Terrance - 3
Chase gets his 40th game with 100 or more points before Sean does with 2 fewer seasons in the league.
Aaron loses his 4th consecutive game to Schweg, as Schweg increases his series lead 11-6.
Jacob also extends his series lead over Sean to 11-6, winning his 5th consecutive game against the Item Niners.
Chase’s 121 points were the most he’s had since the 3rd place game of 2016 (125 points).
This was the fewest points Jarrett has scored (50) since he put up 38 points in Week 6, 2017.
Jacob passes Ryan for 4th in career win percentage, and is just 0.2% behind Jake for 3rd. Chase passes Sean to move into 7th place.
Jarrett and Schweg continue to go back and forth on most career points scored against, as Jarrett has now had the most points scored against.
Jake falls from 7th to 9th place for average points per game.
Chase passes Ryan to move into 2nd place for career average points per game from the QB position. Erik passes Jarrett, so now Jarrett is in last place for career average points per game from the QB position (17.00 points). Jarrett is now last place for QBs, TEs and D/STs all-time.
With the big WR output, Chase leaps from 8th to 6th place for career average points per game from the WR position.
With another big game from Kelce, Schweg is moving up the rankings from 5th place to 2nd place for career average points per game from the TE position.
Playoff Odds through Week 6: Teams that are 4-2 have a 74% chance of making the playoffs. Teams that are 3-3 have a 30% chance of making the playoffs. Teams that are 2-4 have a 21% chance of making the playoffs. It is also worth noting that by the time Week 9 rolls around, teams that are 5-4 or 4-5 have an almost equal chance of making the playoffs (33%). As for the 4-2 teams, the odds don’t increase (74% 4-2; 79% 5-2; 73% 6-2) until you reach 7-2. All 7 teams to start the season 7-2 have made the playoffs. But a week 7 loss would drop the odds to 53%.
Well, this sucks. I've quite enjoyed not being on this end of the letter. But...here we are. After starting the season, erect, and pulsating with excitement, I now find myself, flaccid, floppy, and embarrassed to be seen. #hpj As the commish stated earlier, this was a week for the losers...who are now winners....and we have an incredibly competitive season on our hands. Strength of victory aside, we have three W/L records amongst the 10 teams. You are either the Aaron Rodgers Tier at 4-2, the Joe Flacco tier at 3-3, or the best of the worst, Johnny Football tier at 2-4. So I say to you brethren at 2-4, we must remain in this together. Though you are a couple of nuts I prefer you, over my backdoor neighbors (Those 3-3 assholes.) to have by my side. In the end, we're all gonna take a beating. We must be there to give each other a hand. #hpj It was not a very fun week for myself. I put up an embarrassing all around performance. On top of that, the pack got smacked. To make matters worse, CHI are now the top of the NFC north. 2020 couldn't get any worse. After a slow start, i thought all of my prayers were going to be answered come that game of the week. curse you hingelmckringleberry. I had one started throw up a double digit score.....ONE! I Two goose eggs and a 1 pointer by ole reliable. Jonnu. Chase had whooped me good with the second highest score of the week. Way to go papa Dooley! Picking up the titans defense seemed like an ok idea. It turns out, it was like the discount circumcision that i got...it was just a rip off. #hpj Game of the week this week will be Snake and Aaron. Two 4-2 teams and Jake without Jackson. I have Aaron winning this 97.325 to 87. With the playoff race so close at this point, every game counts and there is not much time to make up for a big loss like this will be. Im sorry Jake, but FF is like that sometimes. It gets hard for no reason, and it is much too short. #hpj So I leave you all for now and for the rest of the season, as i wont be doing this ever again. Per the theme of this letter, I would like to leave you with the best #hpj of all time....eh, never mind, its way too long.