There were a total of 872 points scored this week, which was the lowest scoring week of the 2021 season.
Erik wins his 6th consecutive game and leads the league in scoring with 906 points, which is a pace of 1,586 points, just 23 points behind the all-time record. This was also his 3rd consecutive game with over 100 points, tying him with Jacob for six 100+ point games on the season. Erik becomes the 9th team to win 6 consecutive games. Aaron, Chase, Sean and Terrance all have two streaks of 6 wins or more. Erik has done it by using the same 3 wide receivers in all 8 weeks: Cooper Kupp, Chris Godwin & Terry McLaurin, but will have to face bye weeks from Godwin & McLaurin in Week 9. Erik becomes the 6th team in history to have just 1 loss through the first 8 weeks. The previous 5 all made the playoffs. Two of those teams went on to the win the Robbie Bowl (Sean in 2012 and Erik in 2017). The other 3 finished in 2nd, 4th and 4th.
Ryan has the fewest points scored in the league with 642, which is a pace of 1,123 points which would be the 6th fewest points ever scored in a season. Somehow, he is 4-4.
Jake now has the most points scored against him after Terrance’s very unlucky start to the season had him as the frontrunner. Jake has had 893 points scored against him, which is a pace of 1,563 points. That would be almost 100 points more than the current record. We actually have 3 teams (Jake, Terrance & Schweg) that are on pace to finish top 5 all-time for most points scored against.
Chase has had the fewest points scored against him with just 688 or 86 points per game. This is usually a very telling statistic, but unfortunately Chase has lost some close games and currently sits outside of the playoff picture. This was the 6th time in history that a team has gotten 0 points from 3 different starters on their roster. Chase has a 10-25 record in the month of November, which is the worst winning percentage of any owner in any month, and that includes being 2-15 in November over the last 4 years. There is still hope for him at 2-5-1, as he still has a 13% chance of making the playoffs if he can start putting some wins together.
After gushing over his hot 6-1 start, Jacob puts up the fewest points in a game yet this season with just 53 and loses his security blanket in Derrick Henry. His leading scorer was the Pittsburgh D/ST with 12 points. His 6-2 record historically has a 73% chance of making the playoffs.
The Ryan vs Chase game which finished with just 133 total points scored was the 2nd lowest scoring of the season. Chase has been the loser of the top 3 lowest scoring games already this season, losing games 73-59, 71-69 and 68-65. Terrance’s 79-53 win over Jacob is also tied for fewest points scored in a game. This was the 10th team in history that a team has won scoring 68 or fewer points, and its the fewest points Ryan has ever scored in a win. Chase has now been on the losing side of 4 out of those 10 games.
Ryan snaps a 4-game losing streak and a 7-game losing streak in the month of October. (Technically it was November 1 when the magic happened, but the weeks are put into the months based on what day Sunday falls on).
Jarrett ties Ryan with 47 career 100+ point games. Chase is the only one with fewer, and he has 45 games in 2 fewer seasons.
Schweg and Terrance are now tied at the bottom of the league with 2-6 records. Thanks to an early season win, Schweg still has the advantage. Terrance’s team in 2015 also started 2-6 and then went on to win the rest of their regular season games and make the playoffs, so there is a 9% chance of making the playoffs.
Sean becomes the 4th owner to lose 80 games.
Aaron snaps a 4-game losing streak against Schweg and wins for the first time against him since Week 8 of 2016. Schweg still leads the series 11-7. Aaron is alone in 3rd place as the only team with a 5-3 record. He has a 65% chance of making the playoffs.
Erik wins his 5th consecutive game against Jake to improve to 11-8-1 all-time against the snake. Jake is averaging 70 points per game in this series over the last 9 matchups.
Jarrett wins his 5th straight game against Sean to improve to 13-8 over his fellow TPD band member rival. He is now 11-1 against Sean in the last 12 games.
Chase overtakes Sean for highest average points scored from the kicker position all time with 8.23 points per game.
We now have four teams with 4 losses: Ryan, Jake, Jarrett & Sean. Only 38% of four loss teams through week 8 make the playoffs.
Jarrett’s win in the final week of October matched with Jake’s loss puts Jarrett alone in 1st place with a 62.5% winning percentage in the month of October. As we look ahead to November, no owner is better in any month than Aaron is in November with a 65.1% winning percentage.
Coming up in Week 9…
Erik (7-1) vs Ryan (4-4)
Ryan leads this series 16-6 which is tied for the 5th most lopsided rivalry in league history. Erik already won the first matchup between the two this season.
Terrance (2-6) vs Chase (2-5-1)
Chase leads the series 9-8 all-time, but Terrance has won 5 games in a row against Chase. Whoever loses this game will have an extremely difficult time making the playoffs.
Aaron (5-3) vs Jarrett (4-4)
Aaron leads the series 8-5, winning the last two games which included a win in Week 6. This is Jarrett’s chance to equal the series and the record and further advance up the standings, while Aaron can separate himself along with his brother in the Vaidenville division.
Sean (3-4-1) vs Schweg (2-6)
Both teams in need of a win, especially a divisional win. Sean leads the series 10-8 and has won 3 games in a row against Schweg. Sean has averaged 129 points in those 3 games.
Jacob (6-2) vs Jake (4-4)
In the battle of namesakes, its Jacob that leads the all-time series 11-6, but Jake has won the last 3 games including a win earlier this season. A win for Jacob would put him at 7-2, and 100% of 7-2 teams or better make the playoffs. But a win for Jake could really shake up the division and the league.