Well, one just can't use placement. I mean the previous episode Louie & Michael get #1 (yet in a leg that was completely in their control, no bunching, no waiting for transport, no mass transport, no public transport. Yet only one team actually performed the leg slower then them and that is Joe & Heidi. I mean seriously.
Even though placement might not tell the whole story, when there are two final 3 teams that have a total combined placement of 74, which is the worst in race history through 6 legs, it stands out.
In 15 seasons, no winning team, through 6 legs, has ever had an average placement lower than 5.
Dan & Jordan and Brent & Caite, through 6 legs, are each averaging 6.1666.
I crunched the numbers, and, assuming that there are 12 legs, if Dan & Jordan and Brent & Caite end up winning, the only way that either team will avoid having the distinction as the worst performing winners in race history is by winning every single leg left. (If there are 11 legs, then there's nothing that either team can do in order to avoid that distinction, if they win.)
As long as the insider information about Jet & Cord winning leg 11 is accurate, neither Dan & Jordan nor Brent & Caite will win six straight legs.
I'd like to know if Eric & Danielle are rooting for Dan & Jordan or Brent & Caite to win the race because either team winning guarantees that Eric & Danielle will no longer be the worst.