Tom Brady has won seven super bowls and been to the game 10 times. Those are extraordinary numbers, considering how hard it is to win just one. Pinstripe Bowl fought tooth and nail during a pandemic season to walk away with the trophy. Since that unforgettable, the football Gods have all but turned a blind eye to the team for their 2021 campaign.
Stuck near the bottom of the standings with a 3-3 record, the Bowl was 2.81 underdogs in week seven. However, they found themselves on the wrong end of a beatdown. WATCH WHAT U SAQUON stumped the Bowl 159.96-118.54, earning a decisive 38.42 point victory. As you will see in the weekly recap, the two teams were close through the early Sunday morning games before the wheels came off for the Bowl, and WATCH just ran away with the matchup.
WATCH WHAT U SAQUON jumped out to an early 26.10 lead on Thursday night, thanks to a couple of players from the Denver Broncos who lost to the Cleveland Browns. Those early points were a massive boost for another team with a 3-3 record looking to move up in the standings.
The Bowl came storming out the gate on Sunday morning, coming within a few points of typing their opponents while the two teams battled into the late afternoon games. It was there that the Bowl plateaued for the week, seeing a slight bump in points on Sunday night before finishing their weekend under their initial projects.
On the offensive side of the ball, Kyler Murray (Arizona) claimed his fifth-best player award in just seven weeks by leading the team with 25.44 points. He was the only player besides the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense (21.00) to score more than 20 points in the loss. Jonathan Taylor (Indianapolis) collected 18 points, while Hunter Henry (New England) brought in 10.30 points in his first start.
Pinstripe Bowl had their two best wide receivers on their respective bye weeks, so without Stefon Diggs (Buffalo) and Adam Thielen (Minnesota), the offense struggled. Only three of the nine starters managed to eclipse their original projections, which hurt the team in the end. Despite a losing record, 3-4, and serving as one of the league’s lowest-scoring teams, the Bowl still has two players who rank among the league’s top 25 regarding points scored.
Thanks to 118.54 points, Pinstripe Bowl would have the fourth lowest totals of the week. During the week seven matchups, two teams failed to reach 100 points, a first for the 2021 season. Garoppolypse now secured the highest total of the week with 175.74 to reclaim their status as the number one team in the league. What’s an ACL anyways? failed to reach the century mark in their contest and remain the only winless team in the league.
Only four of the six teams in the league have a winning record, leaving the six other teams to question what has gone wrong so early in their seasons. Every matchup in week seven was decided by 36 points or more, the first week with such lopsided scores.
Murray was the best player on the team with 25.44 points, despite his Cardinals winning another game to remain the NFL’s only undefeated team through seven weeks. Robby Anderson (Carolina) was in the starting lineup because of many players on their bye weeks. He used the opportunity to put up his second worse game total of the season. Meanwhile, Zach Ertz (Arizona) found himself on a new team, learning a new offense. Management didn’t think he’d be up to speed in his first game but proved everyone wrong with an impressive 16 points in his Cardinals debut. Cooper Kupp (Los Angeles) earned his second-best player award, scoring a league-high 36.10 points. Kupp was the league’s best player in week one with 38.90 points.
Pinstripe Bowl management tinkered with the roster a little bit to fill in some gaps ahead of their matchup. Their first move was to drop Devin Singletary (Buffalo) in favor of another running who has shown some promise when given the ball. J.D. McKissic (Washington) slotted into the starting lineup and collected 9.60 points in his debut with the Bowl. He came off a 19 point performance in week six, which made his acquisition a necessity.
Amon-Ra St. Brown (Detroit) was on the roster for a week, earning 9.60 points during his tryout on the bench. Brown found his way to the waiver wire in favor of running back Rhamondre Stevenson (New England). Stevenson had a great game against the Dallas Cowboys in week six, which made his pickup a no-brainer against the league’s worse back defense, the New York Jets, in week seven. Unfortunately, Stevenson never suited up for the Jets, making his move look like a terrible decision.
Weekly Move Total: 2/4
Season Move Total: 7/50