The Portland Pikachus bounced back from last week’s loss to defeat Byron’s Team, 95.96-79.66.
Just like Batman and Robin, running backs Carlos Hyde (17.40 points) and Le’Veon Bell (15.40) were a deadly combo for Pikachus, leading the way. Byron’s Team (1-4) sits just two games back of Portland (3-2), but point totals show they should be happy with that because they are a lot further behind there, 515.86 to 351.46.
Even though both teams hit their projections, the Pikachus scored 4.5 percent more than their projected 91.86 points to secure the win. Both teams left points off the scoreboard in this one, as Portland started one player with zero points and Byron’s Team also served up two.
Quarterback Jameis Winston scored 15.36 points. The defense scored above projections at 10 points.
Next week, the Pikachus take on the kinjaz (1-4). Carson Palmer returns to the starting quarterback spot. Wide receiver Eric Decker is on the injury list and will be replaced by Brandin Cooks.
A little bit of information about the mascot
Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ Pikachu) is an Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.
It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship and evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone. However, the starter Pikachu in Pokémon Yellow will refuse to evolve into Raichu unless it is traded and evolved on another save file.
In Alola, Pikachu will evolve into Alolan Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.
Pikachu is popularly known as the mascot of the Pokémon franchise and a major representative of Nintendo’s collective mascots.
It is also the game mascot of Pokémon Yellow, where it is the only starter Pokémon in that game. It has made numerous appearances on the boxes of spin-off titles.
Pikachu is also the starter Pokémon in Pokémon Rumble Blast and Pokémon Rumble World.
Pikachu is a short, chubby rodent Pokémon. It is covered in yellow fur with two horizontal brown stripes on its back. It has a small mouth, long, pointed ears with black tips, brown eyes, and two red circles on its cheeks. There are pouches inside its cheeks where it stores electricity. It has short forearms with five fingers on each paw, and its feet each have three toes. At the base of its lightning bolt-shaped tail is patch of brown fur at the base. A female will have a V-shaped notch at the end of its tail, which looks like the top of a heart. It is classified as a quadruped, but it has been known to stand and walk on its hind legs.