Happy New Year yall! A bunch of goalies make this week’s article, Rinne makes another return, and we got our first woman and MMA fighter on the list. Let’s start off the new year with the worst of the week.
Ronda Rousey is probably done fighting after losing her last two in embarrassing fashion. She got (literally) kicked out of UFC last year by Holly Holm, then got clobbered by Amanda Nunes. What else is there say about her fall from grace? That might be the last we see of her in the Octagon.
This is what the face of defeat looks like.
Mark Sanchez was back in action doing his thing. Less than 100 yards and 2 interceptions, what else would you expect?
“I have no idea what I’m doing.”
The Rams offense is ridiculously awful, 123 yards has to be the lowest of the 2016 season. Great way to start off 2017.
Cam Newton threw three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and rushed for less than 10 yards. It was a fitting end to the Panthers’ season.
DeMarco Murray averaged less than 2 yards per carry, by far his worst performance of the year. The Texans’ running backs weren’t much better.
EJ Manuel further proved why the Bills wasted a top pick on him in 2013. He completed less than 50% of his passes for only 86 yards against the Jets. Even worse for the Bills was allowing the Jets to recover a kickoff in the endzone for a score at the end of the game.
CJ Beathard threw as many picks as Iowa scored points. He also co ported just 30% of his passes. And he only managed to throw for 55 yards. Yeesh!
The Buckeyes were shut out for the first time since 1993 and Urban Meyer’s first as a coach. Check out these great memes that sum up the loss.
Calvin Pickard started all four games for the Avalanche this past week, and lost ‘em all. 24 goals were given up in the span, but he didn’t get much help from his team either. No wonder Colorado is 12-24-1.
“Little do they know I’m going to ruin their season…”
Louis Domingue started just one game and lost it. Antti Niemi gave up four goals against 25 shots, those are not good stats. Michael Hutchinson was bad when he was on the ice, allowing 7 goals over his last two games. Mike Condon lost all three starts this week, giving up 9 goals in that span.
Carey Price has been a top goaltender for the last couple years, but lost two overtime games this past week.
Steve Mason had one solid period against the Sharks on Friday night, but was terrible in his other two starts giving up 8 goals between the two. He’s now lost four in a row.
Kelly Oubre Jr. has a last name I wouldn’t dare pronounce, and a weekly performance I do dare denounce. Now that’s poetry in motion.
CJ Watson’s shooting was as tragic as the Magic, going 3-16 from the field and 2-10 from long range.
Ty Lawson and Goran Dragic both went 2-11 shooting FG’s. Dragic was tragic and should play on the Magic. Okay I’m done rhyming.
Kyle Anderson and Patrick Patterson also had matching stats, going 2-12 from the field.
Kawhi Leonard and Dirk Nowitzki are guys I never thought would make my list, but here they are. Both shot .250 from the floor and combined to shoot 1-9 from three-point range.
Ish Smith played like ish, with a FG% of .211 and 7 fouls in three games. Andre Roberson was way off the mark this week, making 4 of his 19 shot attempts.
Justise Winslow played well against the Celtics, but was 2-19 in his other two games this past week. But he is on the Heat, so maybe that’s appropriate.
Players Who Sucked Again
Pekka Rinne returns for a fourth straight week! Man how far this guy has fallen off since the start of December.
Petr Mrazek started only one game but ended up just like last week – losing and on my list.
Mike Smith has lost six straight, and continues to be a regular on my weekly list. His most recent game was a five goal loss to the Rangers.
Cam Ward wasn’t his best all week, losing two of his three starts. Antti Raanta allowed three goals in both games, in almost equal time too, but came out the victor both times.
John Gibson had an up-and-down week, losing two of his four starts in overtime. Keith Kincaid was great in his first start against the Capitals this past week, but then let up six goals on New Year’s Eve. Talk about a turnaround.
Devan Dubnyk leads the league in GAA, but averaged 3.3 against over his last three games.
Cory Schneider avoided being totally terrible with a shutout last night over the Bruins.
Robert Covington totally redeemed himself Friday night after missing all 11 shots on Thursday.
Al-Farouq Aminu just shot worse and worse as the week went on, in his three games his FG% dropped from .500 to .222 to .143. Maybe next week he’ll go back up?
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Stats week of 12/27/16-1/2/17