It is time for us to revisit the lost art of the Loser's Letter. Once a cute little fad of our younger days when the time it took to write up a gimmick was less valuable than the $5 opt-out fee. Now we are esteemed gentlemen with jam-packed schedules from dawn to dusk, and no one has the time to write the letter anymore, which means the cash filling up our pockets is bursting out in $5 increments. But this week, it's the commissioner's turn and since I already put together the Notepad, this was a piece of cake! I'll get into plenty of stats and numbers, but first I would like to throw out some SHAME like we do on the Doug & Willy Show, but not at anyone else. Instead, I will be digging deep for a heaping pile of steamy shame to lather all over my clown face. No one else is deserving of the shame at this moment because I had the fewest points this past week and have the fewest points in the league this year. I am a very lucky boy to have already won 3 games. I have only scored over 100 points one time and barely (102) while every other team has already scored over 100 points 2 or more times. And we had such a huge week in Week 5 that we could've broken the record for most total points in a single week, but I let us all down by scoring 64 points when 67 would've set a new record. It is my fault and I am ashamed. Even if I had put together my ideal lineup with Chase Claypool, Michael Pittman & Rondale Moore, I still would've lost to Erik. It was a pathetic outing and I take full responsibility of my actions. But at least I'm not paying $5 to NOT write this so that maybe someone else will be the Mr. Moneybags Award winner this year. I've got a chance to right the ship this week in a game against Jake. He obviously has the 12-game winning streak against me that everyone talks about ALL the time, so it'd be great if we could just get that to stop. I can't feel too terribly about my team with Kyler Murray, Dalvin Cook & CMC all capable of scoring 30 points. I just need to pick the correct WRs, let my RBs get healthy, hope for some positive regression from Kyler after a few down weeks, and pick a new TE. Loser's letter complete. Obligation fulfilled. Now onto the notepad:
Week 5 was the 2nd highest scoring week of all-time with a total of 1,117 points scored. There were 1,119 points scored in Week 10, 2018. This was the 3rd time in league history that 8 teams scored 100 points or more.
Jacob’s 146-130 victory over Aaron was the 5th-highest scoring game in history with 276 combined points. Mark Andrews had 30 points, which was tied for the 3rd-most points from a TE all time. For the 21st time in league history, a team had two 30+ point scorers on their team, and that was Jacob with Andrews (30) and Derrick Henry (31). Aaron leads the series over his brother by a narrow margin of 10-9-1.
Jarrett gets an explosive game from Lamar Jackson to defeat Jake 141-100. It’s a career high for Jarrett from the QB position. He wins his 4th straight game against Jake. The last time Jake defeated Jarrett was in 2017. Jarrett leads the all-time series 9-3 which is the 4th most lopsided rivalry in league history (75%).
Erik defeats Ryan 92-64 in the boring game of the week. The win gives Erik consecutive wins over Ryan for the first time ever, as Ryan now leads the series 16-6, which is good for 6th best in league history.
Chase and Sean have a storied rivalry going back to Chase’s rookie season in 2013. Chase got out to a 7-0 start while Sean started that year 0-7, but the teams would meet in Week 8 and Sean would win 104-103. This past week, the score was close to that 1st head-to-head matchup, but instead it ends in a tie 103-103. This was the 5th tie in league history, and the 2nd tie where both teams were over 100 points. Sean now leads the series 12-5-1.
Schweg takes down Terrance 127-111. Terrance becomes just the 3rd team to start the season 0-5. The aforementioned Sean team of 2013 started 0-7 before their first win, and the 2011 combination of Nathan Carlson & Steve Ott started 0-6 before their first win. Schweg wins his 2nd straight over Terrance to even the series at 8-8.
Jacob is averaging 117.2 points per game which is a 14-game pace of 1,641 points which would break the all-time scoring record.
Terrance is having an average of 121.2 points per game scored against him which is a 14-game pace of 1,697 points which is a record-shattering pace.
Jacob is getting close to historical notoriety now that he has scored 100+ points in 5 straight games. Sean holds the record with 8 straight. Jarrett is alone in 2nd with 7 straight, and Terrance is alone in 3rd with 6 straight. This is the 9th time someone has scored 100 points in 5 straight games, and Jacob is responsible for the last three occurrences of 5 straight.
Aaron passes both Sean and Ryan to move into 3rd in most career points.
Jarrett is finally averaging over 90 points per game after a career of being in the 80s. He is also now tied with Jake for best winning percentage in the month of October (62.2%).
Looking ahead to Week 6:
Ryan (3-2) vs Jake (3-2)
Jake’s record setting 12 game win streak against Ryan is still in tact heading into this game. He has a 16-5 record against Ryan, and no owner has 17 wins against another person.
Jacob (4-1) vs Terrance (0-5)
Jacob has a career record of 6-10 vs Terrance, but has won the last two regular season matchups. Jacob has a chance to to move to 5-1 (75% of 5-1 and 6-0 teams make the playoffs).
Jarrett (2-3) vs Aaron (2-3)
This grueling mid-season division game is a must win for both teams. Aaron leads this series 7-5, but the two teams have been alternating wins going back to 2016, and it’s Jarrett’s turn to win.
Chase (2-2-1) vs Erik (4-1)
Chase leads the all-time series 5-4 in one of the younger rivalries across the league.
Sean (2-2-1) vs Schweg (2-3)
Both teams have been good, but their record doesn’t necessarily reflect that. Sean leads the series 9-8 and has won the last two matchups, but Schweg has won 8 of the last 11 games.