Week 6 was the 2nd lowest scoring week of the season so far, with just 844 total points scored across the league. That is the 20th lowest scoring week in league history out of 160 weeks.
Erik & Sean both continue their remarkable seasons by extending to 6-0. As I pointed out last week, we have never had two 5-0 teams let alone two 6-0 teams. Erik has now tied Chase for the 3rd-longest winning streak in league history with 8 straight wins. Chase won in weeks 13-14 of 2017, and started 6-0 in 2018. One more win from Erik would tie Aaron’s record for the 2nd-longest winning streak of 9 games, which Aaron did in weeks 5-13 of 2012. The seemingly untouchable record of longest winning streak remains at 14 games when Aaron’s “Two Dollar Pistols” won 14 straight games from weeks 3-16 (including winning Robbie Bowl III) after starting the 2013 season 0-2. Either Erik or Sean have been the highest scorer of the week in 5 of the 6 weeks this season. Prior to this season, there had only been 3 teams to start 6-0. Sean started 6-0 in 2012 and won Robbie Bowl II. Chase started 6-0 in 2013 and lost Robbie Bowl III, and Chase started 6-0 in 2018 before November came around and he found himself at 6-6 and would miss the playoffs. Erik & Sean are the 4th and 5th teams in league history to start 6-0.
On the flip side, Terrance & Jarrett become the 4th and 5th teams to start a season 0-6. Don’t get to bring up this team very often, but the Nathan Carlson / Steve Ott squad, “Lockout With My Cock Out,” started 0-6 in 2011 and would finish 3-11 and in last place. Sean started 0-6 in 2013 and finished 3-11 and in 9th place. Terrance started 0-6 in 2021 and finished 4-9-1 and in last place.
If the season ended today, this is what the playoff picture would look like.
Sean (6-0) — Sean and Erik are both undefeated, and both hold a 3-0 divisional record, and both have the same strength of victory as of now, so Sean gets the top seed after 6 weeks because of a points tiebreaker.
Jacob (4-2) — Jacob and Aaron are both tied on top of the Vaidenville division, and both have a 3-0 divisional record, and both have the same strength of victory as of now, so Jacob gets the nod at the #2 seed because of a points tiebreaker.
Erik (6-0) — The top wildcard spot obviously goes to our undefeated defending champion.
Schweg (4-2) — The dream of a Schwegler Bowl is possible this season with both Schwegler teams performing well. Schweg is tied with Aaron for this wildcard spot, but his strength of victory is currently higher than Aaron’s.
Aaron (4-2) — Still right there in the hunt for the division title or a wildcard seed.
Ryan (3-3) — Steady as she goes, keep us as close to .500 as you can, forever and always.
Jake (2-4) — Is Jake’s snakelike prediction coming true? Will he slither out of the cellar to become a late season challenger?
Chase (1-5) — Frustrating start to the season derailed by key injuries and underperforming mid-round picks.
Jarrett (0-6) — Thanks to a points tiebreaker, Jarrett is currently not the league’s bottom bitch.
Terrance (0-6) — Our league legend and defending bottom bitch is making a run at back-to-back toilet trophies.
Aaron has had trouble deciding between Kareem Hunt & Amari Cooper all season, but in Week 6 he got it right with Cooper who finished with 10 points while Hunt scored just 1. That 9-point difference would’ve given Aaron the loss had he started Hunt. Aaron’s 90-83 win over Terrance was just the 3rd game this season that was decided by less than 10 points.
Sean is currently our league leader in points, and is on pace to score 1,600 points which would be 8 points behind his record set in 2020. He has also had the fewest points scored against him. The average score of Sean’s games this season has been 114-73. He is on pace to have 1,033 points scored against him which would be 84 points below the current record.
Terrance has his best game of the year and puts up 83 points in the loss against Aaron. He is now averaging 70 points per game through 6 weeks, which is a pace of 980 points on the year which would be 32 points less than the current record.
Chase has has the most points scored against him and is on pace to have 1,498 points scored against him, which is 107 points per game. That pace would break the current record.
Sean was the only owner to score over 100 points this week, thanks to getting at least 13 points from all non-kicker, non-D/ST positions.
The Cincinnati Bengals have given up a season-high 14 points from the kicker position in two straight weeks (Will Lutz & Justin Tucker).
Schweg has passed Terrance to move into 6th place for most career wins. Despite playing one season less, Terrance made it as high as 4th place in the career wins list, but all this losing lately has dropped him to 7th place, with Erik just 4 games behind him.
Jarrett loses his 9th consecutive game, which stands alone as the 2nd longest losing streak in league history. One more loss for Jarrett would tie Erik’s record of 10 straight losses, and it would also be Jarrett’s 100th loss as he is sitting with a league-high 99 losses after Week 6.
Aaron wins career game 98, which is the most in league history. He wins his 6th consecutive game against Terrance, and leads the series 12-5. The last time Aaron lost to Terrance was in Week 1, 2017. Aaron has a 70.6% win percentage against Terrance, which puts him into the exclusive “70% Club”. Aaron joins Jake as the only owner who has at least a 70% win pct against 3 different owners.
In a rematch of last year’s 3rd place game, Sean defeats Jacob by 51 points, which is the 3rd largest margin of victory this season, and it is the largest margin of victory in the Jacob-Sean series, which Jacob still leads 12-8.
Jake finally gives Breece Hall his first career start in the TPDFFL and defeats Chase to take a 9-7 series lead.
Erik has now won four straight games against Jarrett and leads the series 11-7.
Schweg gets an important divisional win against Ryan, but Ryan still leads the series 10-9. That is the 6th straight game in this series that was decided by less than 15 points.
Teams scoring 100 points or more are now 16-2 this season. That 88.9% win pct would be good enough to be the highest in league history, and is far above the career win pct of 83.4%. We are currently on pace to have just 42 games of 100 points or more, which would be the fewest since 2017.
Erik has now scored over 1,000 more points than Jarrett in his career. Erik now has 15,373 career points (regular season only) which is 96.08 points per game while Jarrett has 14,310 career points which is 89.44 points per game.
It might be time for Jarrett to prioritize the TE position. He is averaging 5.99 points per game from his TEs in his career, which is the lowest average not just among TEs, but for anyone at any position. Jarrett is averaging 3.5 points per game from his TEs this season which surprisingly is not last place, as Terrance is averaging just 1.83 points per game from his TEs. Terrance’s TEs have scored 11 points across six weeks this season.
Aaron is the new king of October. His record of 30-20-1 is good enough for a 59.8% win pct which is the best for October in the league, and it is the 6th best record in any month by all owners.
Week 7 Preview
Sean (6-0) vs Erik (6-0)
This is perhaps the most outrageous regular season matchup this league has ever seen, and it is the first of two matchups that will take place between these two in the next month, as they will play again in Week 10. This is a divisional game with massive division title and playoff tiebreaker implications at stake. The early projections are in favor of Sean, probably because Josh Allen is on a bye for Erik (which means Gabe Davis is on a bye for Sean). The all-time series between these two teams is tied 7-7, with Erik winning 4 of the last 5 games.
Jacob (4-2) vs Aaron (4-2)
The other division leaders will be facing off this week as well, which is good news for those of us sitting in the middle or below, because we are guaranteed to see at least two teams with winning records lose this weekend. Aaron leads this brotherly series 11-9-1. Just like the Sean vs Erik matchup, the winner of this game takes early control of their respective division and will improve to a 4-0 division record.
Schweg (4-2) vs Terrance (0-6)
The only other team with a winning record that the rest of us are hoping will be caught with the hot potato when Terrance’s team finally wins is Schweg. These two teams finished in 9th and 10th place last year, but it was Schweg who won the tiebreaker by winning the series against Terrance 1-0-1 last year. Their last game against each other ended up in a 74-74 tie. The all-time series is tied at 8-8-1.
Ryan (3-3) vs Chase (1-5)
Both cockstrong owners are frustrated with their teams lack of performance and will be looking for a blue pill to get things going this weekend. It’s looking like both teams will be throwing darts with Wan’Dale Robinson & Taysom Hill currently slated to start in the flex. Chase leads the series 7-5 thanks to a 6-game winning streak from 2015-2019. Ryan has won the last two games in the series.
Jake (2-4) vs Jarrett (0-6)
C’mon Jerry! We need you this week and your team looks pretty solid despite the 0-6 record. Jake is still projected to get the win and could revive what looked like a lost season. If anyone can slither back from the dead, it’s Jake the Snake. Jarrett has an impressive record of 9-4 against Jake.