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#1202562 - Thu Aug 09 2018 11:33 PM Results & Standings .. NFL
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2018

Season



The NFL preseason has begun, hence the NFL season is just a few weeks away.

Rules:
  1. One point for a correct tip.
  2. Deadline is always Friday midnight FT time. One point will be deducted for late tips, after a period of grace of two hours past the deadline. (see below for Thursday game issue)
  3. Late starters come in at the lowest score, or lowest active tipper if the lowest tipper has not tipped for four consecutive weeks.
  4. Default score will be a straight six points, unless wooden spoon score is higher.
  5. Tips not in by kickoff Sunday (all weeks except Weeks 7 and 8 are at 1pm Eastern time) receive default score.
  6. Thursday games: tips must be in at the time specified on threads with a Thursday game. Games will be noted with a star after them. Your tip will not count if it is past the time, even by one minute, which will be about 1½ to 2½ hours prior to kickoff. Thursday/Saturday games (except where noted) start at 8:20pm Eastern time. For US Thanksgiving Day (Week 12), all three games must be tipped by the Thursday morning (FT time) deadline.
  7. In the rare case of a tie, no one will earn a point, unless a tie is tipped, as ties CAN be tipped in the National Football League.
Bonus points:
  1. One point will be awarded for a solo pick (or one of two if 12+ tippers, or one of three if 20+).
  2. One point if a player scores 12+/13, 12+/14, 13+/15, or 13+/16.
  3. Ineligible for bonus if player picks all homes or all bar one.
  4. Ineligible for bonus if player tips all the favored teams for the week or all bar one. If a favorite changes after the favorites are posted, we will use the favorites originally posted by the organizer, which will be by midnight FT on Monday night. A game with a PK spread is always the home team per our Football Locks website.

    Sign up here if you are interested! smilee
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Edited by gtho4 (Mon Sep 24 2018 11:36 PM)

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#1202563 - Thu Aug 09 2018 11:33 PM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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Edited by gtho4 (Tue Aug 28 2018 03:21 PM)

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#1202564 - Thu Aug 09 2018 11:46 PM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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I'm in

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#1202571 - Fri Aug 10 2018 12:26 AM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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Why not.. smile
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#1202581 - Fri Aug 10 2018 03:31 AM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 20187
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I'm back for some rentboy baiting

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#1202603 - Fri Aug 10 2018 11:29 AM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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I'm in.
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#1202757 - Sat Aug 11 2018 09:55 PM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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Always

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#1204009 - Sun Aug 26 2018 10:13 PM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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Sign me up, and here's hoping Chicago are at least somewhat competitive this year laugh


Edited by Daaanieeel (Sun Aug 26 2018 10:14 PM)
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#1204718 - Mon Sep 03 2018 01:04 AM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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I'm in.

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#1204809 - Mon Sep 03 2018 05:18 PM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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I'm in also.

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#1205040 - Wed Sep 05 2018 03:09 PM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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  ditto

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#1205106 - Thu Sep 06 2018 08:52 AM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
First game has to be in by 5pm FT today!
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#1205359 - Sun Sep 09 2018 03:00 PM Re: NFL 2018 ... sign-in sheet
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WE HAVE A TIE! No one will go 16/16.
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1205388 - Mon Sep 10 2018 05:11 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 20187
Loc: Buckhaven Fife Scotland UK   
Rentboys off to a flier laugh

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#1205400 - Mon Sep 10 2018 08:53 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Posts: 23195
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
Yet the yankROIDs still cheat.
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1205403 - Mon Sep 10 2018 09:13 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Posts: 20187
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Only in your warped imagination

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#1205434 - Mon Sep 10 2018 05:07 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Warped? Here and here give a list of Yanks and formers that have done them...both somewhat local sites, as one is from NJ and the other from NY itself.


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Sep 10 2018 05:09 PM)
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1205450 - Mon Sep 10 2018 11:36 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23195
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  




Week 1
Thu 6th Sept
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
12-18
03-47
21-21
34-23
20-27
16-24
20-27
48-40
20-15
38-28
24-06
08-16
24-27
23-24
48-17
33-13
9
18
shocked
10
7
17
16
shocked
13
5
8
15
9
18
shocked
14
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles
Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings
Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
at New Orleans Saints
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers
Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
New York Jets
at Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders


A TIE












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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 x 1-1 Daaanieeel 0 10 10 1 - 0
1 x 1-1 Dizart 0 10 10 1 - 0
1 x 1-1 LeoDaVinci 0 10 10 1 - 0
1 x 1-1 srini701 0 10 10 1 - 0
1 x 1-1 toocool4u 0 10 10 1 - 0
1 x 1-1 wwe84 0 10 10 1 - 0
7 x 7-7 ElfTwinkle 0 9 9 - - 0
7 x 7-7 George95 0 9 9 - - 0
7 x 7-7 gtho4 0 9 9 - - 0
7 x 7-7 Mustang 0 9 9 - - 0
7 x 7-7 paper_aero 0 9 9 - - 0
7 x 7-7 PaulE 0 9 9 - - 0
7 x 7-7 Sypher 0 9 9 - - 0
14 x 14-14 dg_dave 0 8 8 - - 0
14 x 14-14 gillyharold 0 8 8 - - 0
14 x 14-14 Howie72 0 8 8 - - 0
17 x 17-17 N-Bomb 0 6 6 - 1 0
17 x 17-17 ozzz2002 0 6 6 - 1 0
late starters 6**
---159----
weekly winners 0 10 10
wooden spoons 0 6 6
default . 6 .
on the road 0 7 7
at home 0 8 8
perfect picks 0 16 16
favorites 0 9 9
upsets 0r 0 6 6 5r
bonus points 0 0 0

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
tbp - total bonus points
* - point deducted for late tips
0r - number of upsets on the road
i - inactive tipper

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Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Daaanieeel Dizart LeoDaVinci
srini701 toocool4u wwe84
2. +
3. +
4. +
5. +
6. +
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



Welcome to the 2018 NFL season tipping comp! Trash talking is allowed, but remember to keep it within the FT rules, and trash talking the Seahawks is all but required (since I am not a fan of their head coach). If I can handle 29 in a comp, I can certainly handle 18. wink Bring on any more takers you know! The all-time record in any FT comp is 32 participants. No shows from last year are themonarch and illiniman14. We gained a newbie in Daaanieeel...welcome aboard! We don't bite around here, but we do have a great time!

We had some surprises in Week 1, with the Browns already besting their record from last year (more on the game later), and a shocker in New Orleans as well. The "shoo-in" tips of the Vikings (minus one), Patriots (minus two), Cowboys (minus three), and both Packers and Ravens (picked by all) all hit paydirt. More on these games later.

Six players sit atop the standings at the moment, one of which is OUR rookie in Daaanieeel. Can he hold on all season long? We shall find that out by year end.

In other news, dg_dave's weekly run of Spoonless weeks resumes, as he narrowly missed the Spoon this week, putting him at 75 weeks and counting, moving him solely into 9th place all-time. Mustang also reaches 65 Spoonless weeks, dating back to the 2015 season. Will their streaks go all season long also? We shall see...

On to the games:

In Philadelphia, the NFL season kicked off with the Super Bowl Champions in a rematch of an NFC divisional game last winter. The game started late because of lightning in the area, but the game did play. On Atlanta's first possession, they took it to the 1, and had three chances to punch it in, but the Philadelphia D was a brick wall. Later on, the game went in a back and forth session, with the Falcons leading 12-10 in the fourth. Jay Ajayi would not be denied, and gave the Eagles the lead with 2:25 to play...which for Matt Ryan, is a LOT of time. In the same fashion, Matt Ryan tried to hit his favorite target, Julio Jones, in the waning seconds of the game, and just like in January, the Falcons fell short. Philadelphia escaped at home with an 18-12 win behind two touchdown runs from Jay Ajayi (as well as a 2pt conversion - which netted me an additional 14 points in fantasy football).

In Baltimore, did the Bills even bother showing up? They certainly didn't in the first half, garnering a whopping 33 yards on total offense and not securing a single first down in the first half. Flacco left early in the third quarter, and the rookie didn't really have to attempt any passes, as he came into the game with a 40-0 lead. Obviously, Buffalo did get something, as they did come away with three points, but when you only score 15% of the game's points, and only muster a field goal, something isn't right.

In Indianapolis, a Bengal player was ejected under the new helmet-to-helmet rule. Andrew Luck played in his first game after his injury, and was hit late in the first quarter after a seven yard run. The new rule gives the officials the power to eject someone if they feel a hit crosses into a dangerous level. The safety's replacement came into the game and ran like a well-oiled machine, keeping Luck from winning the game, and to add insult to injury, recovered a Luck to Doyle pass that Doyle fumbled after a 13 yard gain, taking it back 83 yards for a score. The Bengals won, 34-23.

In Miami, lightning was the story of the day, as the game, while only lasting 60 minutes of game clock, lasted for over seven hours, as strong storms were in and out of the southern Florida area all day. The two different delays lasted one minute shy of four hours combined. The first delay was late in the first half, and due to that, they shortened the halftime from its typical 30 minutes to 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Early in the second half, lightning struck again, delaying the game the other two hours. Ryan Tannehill played in his first game since the 2016 season as well, but came out better than Luck did, winning over the Titans, 27-20.

In Minnesota, former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins did something no other quarterback had pulled off...a loss to Jimmy Garoppolo. Garoppolo played decently in the first half, but fell apart after the break, giving up three interceptions. The 49ers kept up most of the game, but the turnovers proved too much, and the Vikings won by the score of 24-16.

In Foxborough, the Brady-Gronk combo is here for another year, but it almost didn't happen. Brady, now age 41, could have retired, but I'm thinking he wants to catch the Steelers with the most rings (the Steelers have six while the Pats have only five), and do what Peyton Manning did a couple of years back...go out on top. Gronk was played as a trading chip, and said he would retire if he got traded. Neither happened, and Brady hit Gronk for 123 en route to a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans. Gronk also tied the NFL record for most 100 yard games, at 31. With Edelman out on a suspension, the game ended up closer than it probably should have, and that may be why two picked against the Patriots.

In New Orleans, it was a slugfest, as both teams put up 40 points, but while Drew Brees threw for 439 and three scores, his counterpart, Ryan Fitzpatrick, only threw for 417, but had a total of five scores, four in the air, and one on the ground. Tampa's Mike Evans received 147 yards on seven catches, one of which was for a 50 yard touchdown. This game also set a new record for the most points in an opening game in a season with 88, just nipping the old record of 87 points in a game dating back to September 1947. The Buccaneers won over the Saints, 48-40.

In New Jersey (remember, the Giants and Jets do NOT play in New York), the Jaguars are still up to their defensive tricks, and this one was no exception. Late in the fourth quarter, the Giants were driving, and got stopped just inside the two minute warning, but had another chance on a three-and-out, until they muffed the ensuing punt, giving the Jags the ball back to run out the clock. The Jags won, 20-15.

In Los Angeles, through the first half it stayed close, with the Chiefs leading 14-12, but in the third, it started out all Kansas City, as they took a 31-12 lead late into the third quarter. Philip Rivers came alive in the fourth quarter, but the deficit was too much, and the Chiefs came away with a 38-28 win, overcoming Rivers's 424 yards in the air (also helping me considerably in fantasy).

In Arizona, Alex Smith decided he might actually do well in a non-Andy Reid offense. He and AP (Adrian Peterson) were shredding the Arizona offense together. Peterson became the 7th running back in NFL history to score 100 touchdowns on the ground and rush for over 12,000 yards, likely making him a candidate for the NFL Hall of Fame (the other six are all in). The first half was all Washington in all facets: time of possession (22:57 to 7:03), offense (261 to 36), passing yards (171 to 11), rushing yards (90 to 25), and score (21-0). The second half didn't fare much better for the Cardinals, but they did get on the board with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The Redskins won 24-6.

In Denver, Case Keenum was even in his Denver debut (3 touchdowns to go with 3 interceptions), but it was Von Miller that made the difference, as he sacked Russell Wilson three times, forced two fumbles, and recovering one of those two, to give the Broncos a 27-24 win over the Seahawks, and winning their opener every time but one dating back to 1999.

In Charlotte, the Dez-less and Witten-less Cowboys could not get anything going in the first half. Carolina actually went ahead 16-0, but botched the point after try (this is a PAT in football, ozzz2002), keeping Dallas only two scores out - remember that 2pt conversions are allowed in NFL now, so two touchdowns and two 2pt makes would yield 16 points). Dallas did get halfway there with a Elliott touchdown and a 2pt completed, but could not get the second one to even up the score, and Carolina won at home to the delight of Dizart, 16-8.

In Green Bay for the nightcap, Aaron Rodgers went down early with a knee injury, and while the offense sputtered with him out, he came out on all cylinders in the second half, taking down the Bears in a 24-23 win. The score at one point was 23-3, in favor of Chicago, but Rodgers was not going to watch his team go down easy. His bomb to Randall Cobb with 2:13 left proved to be the game winner. Cobb blew through the defense en route to a 75 yard score.

In Cleveland, (yes, I realize this is an earlier game, but because of the result, I waited...) the Browns started out as the Browns...as the Steelers had a 21-7 lead into the fourth quarter, but Tyrod Taylor, acquired from Buffalo, showed he can match up with Big Ben somewhat well. Taylor guided the offense back into the game with two scores, knotting the game at 21 after 60 minutes. Both sides had chances to score in the extra session, with Pittsburgh missing a field goal with 1:44 left, and then getting the ball back quickly thereafter, only to have Big Ben throw his 4th interception deep in his own territory, giving Cleveland a chance to win for the first time since December 2016, but their field goal try was blocked with nine seconds to go. While it was not a win, it was not a loss either, and Cleveland can go into Week 2 saying that they are undefeated...they couldn't even say they were winners in 2017 at all, and while a tie is not a win, it is also not a loss.

In Detroit, the Jets started off on the wrong foot, with the rookie quarterback's first pass becoming a pick-six (also known as an interception returned for a touchdown). He recovered well, and the Jets defense found every hole in the Lions' offensive line or were all over the Lion receivers, as Matthew Stafford was picked four times, and backup Matt Cassel also had an interception, giving the Lions a total of five turnovers; they had another on the ground. The Jets may have given away a pick-six with 14:40 left in the first, but they got that one back in the third quarter. The game was virtually over after three, but you wouldn't have thought that at halftime, with the Jets only leading 17-10 after 30 minutes. The Jets outscored the Lions, 31-7, in the third quarter, to go up 48-17 after three. The fourth quarter was rather quiet, plus Stafford was pulled for Cassel, as the Lions were already down by 31 at that point. The Jets won by the score of that 48-17, and in process, setting a new franchise record for most points on the road, nipping their old record of 47 against the (then-) Boston Patriots in 1967. Other noteworthy (?) accomplishments: the Lions had -2 yards after 15 minutes, something they had not done since midway through the 2011 season, and the last time a Lions quarterback threw four picks at home in a season opener did it in 1943, long before the Jets ever became an NFL team (or AFL team, for that matter). For those inquiring minds, the Jets started life (oddly enough) as the Titans of New York in the 1960 AFL season. Those Titans became the Jets in 1963, and the Titans name would stay out of the AFL until its demise in 1970, when the NFL took it over, and would not come into the NFL until the 1999 season, after the Oilers left Houston, Texas, after the 1996 season. Those Oilers stayed Oilers for the first two years playing in Nashville, before adopting the Titan name.

And finally, in Oakland, Jon Gruden hoped to not make coaching debuts all losers, as going into the game, debuting coaches were 0-6 in their games, with one being the game just above. Oakland got off to a fast start, marching down the field in seven plays to take a 7-0 lead. After consecutive three-and-outs, the Rams countered with their own touchdown to knot the game at 7-all. Each team's next drive ended in field goals, however, the Rams were not as lucky, and Oakland held a 10-7 lead. Oakland was starting to make some noise, but Carr misfired into the end zone, giving the Rams the ball back after a touchback. The teams traded field goals, and Oakland took a 13-10 lead into the locker room. The Rams didn't like that, and took it to the Raiders in the second half, picking off Carr a couple of times, once for a score. The Rams came out on top in this one, 33-13, making all head coaching debuts losers of the day.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he was 10-6 the last two years, 11-5 in 2015, 10-6 in 2014, 12-4 in both 2012 and 2013, and 14-2 in 2011. He's 1-0 to start this year, because he figured Cam would win at home, but did not know until after the fact that Bailey left. He's 1-0 picking his new "home" team, after they started out with a bang, going up 21-0 at the half...he ended at 8-8 so far all three years of living east (also known as what Jason Garrett ran his first three full years as head coach). LeoDaVinci went 7-7 with his favorite team last year (he defaulted twice), 8-6 the year before (defaulting twice also), and starts this year at 0-1. Dizart is also 1-0 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

Just a reminder: if you only pick one underdog, you are ineligible for bonus points, and I know exactly how many are picked.

Any inactive tippers who tip and are below 2nd last, their score will jump to 2nd last, however, if they are above 2nd last, they will not lose points to fall to 2nd last (or the lowest active tipper)

Until next week, everyone, score a touchdown! (...and kick a P.A.T. too!)


Spreads for each week are found here: http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml
If the spread is PK the favorite for the tipping comp will be the team on the left, on that page.


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Edited by dg_dave (Mon Sep 10 2018 11:49 PM)
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#1205461 - Tue Sep 11 2018 01:01 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Forum Champion

Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9075
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Whoa! you intend to write so much every week? Good luck smile
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#1205627 - Wed Sep 12 2018 10:50 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23195
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
Originally Posted By: srini701
Whoa! you intend to write so much every week? Good luck smile


Do you remember last season, srini? I think several weeks were novels...lol. Football has always been the one comp I never fell behind with, and it makes it easy when there is only one or {in the instance of the first week) two games on Monday night. I can get the Sunday games all tabulated and get most of the recap written while waiting on the Monday night game.


Edited by dg_dave (Wed Sep 12 2018 10:52 PM)
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1205679 - Thu Sep 13 2018 10:24 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 9075
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You are guaranteed one dedicated reader....though 90% of it flies over my head smile

Maybe you can start an online blog too....with picks and predictions each week before Thursday (for people like me smile ), followed by reports ...
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#1205945 - Sun Sep 16 2018 03:45 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23195
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
Anyone willing to go out on a limb and tip a tie next week? Two ties in two weeks, y'all!
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1206037 - Mon Sep 17 2018 11:11 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23195
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  




Week 2
Thu 13th Sept
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
23-34
24-31
31-20
29-29
18-21
20-12
42-37
21-27
17-20
21-09
00-34
27-30
19-20
20-31
13-20
17-24
6
12
15
shocked
17
5
8
3
6
3
18
17
15
5
10
12
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Chargers
at Buffalo Bills
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins
at New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
Indianapolis Colts
at Washington Redskins
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams
Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos
New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears



A TIE










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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-1 srini701 10 11 21 2 - 0
2 1 1-2 Daaanieeel 10 10 20 1 - 0
3 1 1-3 toocool4u 10 9 19 1 - 0
3 7 3-7 PaulE 9 10 19 - - 0
3 7 3-7 Sypher 9 10 19 - - 0
6 1 1-6 Dizart 10 8 18 1 - 0
6 1 1-6 LeoDaVinci 10 8 18 1 - 0
6 1 1-6 wwe84 10 8 18 1 - 0
6 14 6-14 Howie72 8 10 18 - - 0
10 14 10-14 gillyharold 8 9 17 - - 0
10 7 7-10 Mustang 9 8 17 - - 0
10 7 7-10 paper_aero 9 8 17 - - 0
13 7 7-13 ElfTwinkle 9 7 16 - - 0
13 17 13-17 N-Bomb 6 10 16 - 1 0
15 14 14-15 dg_dave 8 7 15 - - 0
15 7 7-15 George95 9 6 15 - - 0
17 7 7-17 gtho4 9 5 14 - 1 0
17 17 17-17 ozzz2002 6 8 14 - 1 0
late starters 6**
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weekly winners 10 11 21
wooden spoons 6 5 11
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on the road 7 6 13
at home 8 9 17
perfect picks 16 16 32
favorites 9 10 19
upsets 5r 6 6 12 7r
bonus points 0 0 0

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b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
tbp - total bonus points
* - point deducted for late tips
0r - number of upsets on the road
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Well...we had some more surprises this week, and more will come on that in a bit.

In our comp, unlike last week, we had one winner and one Spooner...was six winners and two who took the cutlery last week.

No, that's not a misprint...srini701 tops our leaderboard after two weeks.

Several good matchups this week, but others took matters into their own hands...

On to the games:

In Cincinnati, Andy Dalton had not had decent luck against the Ravens, as he had more picks to them (17) than touchdown passes to his own guys (15) coming into this game. He was determined not to let that happen this week, and he didn't, as he started the game on a hot streak, and the Bengals led 28-14 at the break, but Flacco started to mount a comeback, getting the Ravens to a 28-23 scoreline, but then fumbled the ball late in the game, allowing Cincinnati to score one last time, and taking the game 34-23.

In Atlanta, Matt Ryan was Matt Ryan in the fact that he threw for two scores, but was more like a running back also, as he ran for two as well. Another ejection happened for an illegal hit as Cam Newton slid to end a play, but while Newton is known for running for scores, Matt Ryan was not. The Panthers fell behind by two scores, but Cam wasn't about to let it get away. He threw a pass to DJ Moore, who just couldn't pull it down as time expired, and Atlanta escaped at home with a 31-24 win.

In Buffalo, while the Bills didn't do well, that wasn't the big story of the day. With the Bills down 28-6 at the half, Vontae Davis felt he had had enough, and left the game, never to be seen again, as he announced his retirement from football. Rivers was dominant again, throwing for three more scores, but fell rather flat in the second half, as the Chargers came away with a 31-20 win.

In New Orleans, the Browns looked poised to take their first win in over a year, but they allowed Brees to do his late-game heroics, after leading 12-3 after three quarters. Brees threw two touchdown passes to Michael Thomas, and took a 21-18 lead on a Wil Lutz field goal with :21 on the clock. Cleveland got downfield enough to attempt a game-tying field goal to send the game to overtime (again, for the Browns), but Zane Gonzalez hooked it wide, allowing the Saints to escape with that 21-18 win.

In New Jersey (the Jets play there - NOT New York), Frank Gore moved up into 4th place all time rushing (behind only Barry Sanders, Walter Payton (aka "Sweetness"), and Emmitt Smith). Gore came back to where he played college ball, in Miami, after 14 years in the NFL. The Dolphins took control overall, but the Jets stayed in it as long as they could, but fell to the Fins, 20-12.

In Pittsburgh, the Chiefs' new quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, threw only 28 passes, connecting on 23 for 326, but out of those 23, six of them were for scores. Mahomes is the first player to throw for ten TDs in his first two NFL starts. Big Ben had his own decent numbers, as he threw for 452 on 39 completions, but wasn't able to get it in but three times in the air. The Chiefs came away with their first win since the 1980s in Pittsburgh, 42-37.

In Tampa, Jameis who? Ryan Fitzpatrick may keep the starting job after all, after going for over 400 and four more scores, two of which went to DeSean Jackson, and the Eagles fell behind early. Foles tried to mount a comeback, but the Tampa defense held them in check (to a point, as Foles threw for 334) to take themselves to 2-0 for the first time in eight years, winning over the Super Bowl champs, 27-21.

In Nashville, Marcus Mariota wasn't able to play, but that didn't stop Tennessee's offense from going downfield. Blaine Gabbert, taking his place, may have only attempted 20 passes, however, he did connect on 65% of them, but only averaged nine yards per play, as he only threw for 117. This game started out all Tennessee, as they set an NFL record on a 66 yard pass for a score on a fake punt, but then Houston took over, and tied the game at 17-all. Tennessee got downfield enough to connect on a 31 yard field goal with 1 minute to go in the game. Houston had already outgained Tennessee by then, but it isn't yards of offense that win games, it's getting points when you need them. Houston was going downfield, but with :17 left, got to the Tennessee 21, and didn't get another play in as time expired. The Titans won, 20-17.

In Landover, Maryland (nope, the Redskins don't play in DC any longer), the Colts decided to almost go back and forth, as they went 31-27 on pass vs. run plays, keeping the Redskins defense in check all game long. The Redskins' offense had some decent yardage, as Alex Smith threw for 292, but again, it isn't how many yards you gain, it's whether you put points on the board, and Luck did that, while Smith did not. The Colts beat the Redskins by the score of 21-9.

In Los Angeles, just like the Bills last week, did the Cardinals even show up? The Rams dominated this game wire-to-wire, only allowing Arizona to cross midfield late in the fourth quarter (in the 60th minute), and smoked the Redbirds, 34-0. On paper, it was even worse. Sam Bradford threw for a measly 90 yards, which is exactly what the Rams ran for. The Rams kept their streak going, as they have not allowed a point since trailing in Oakland last week, 13-10 (the Rams won that game 33-13). Jared Goff threw for 354, missing his career high of 355, and three scores. On the bad side for the Rams (as if there was one, right?), Greg Zuerlein was out, so the Rams decided to go for two on every one of their touchdowns.

In San Francisco, Garoppolo may have thrown a pick late, but our own LeoDaVinci was so glad to see that flag come out. It negated the interception that Garoppolo had thrown, and allowed San Francisco to keep the ball. Detroit had stormed back from a 30-13 deficit to cut it to 30-27, and that interception almost proved costly, as the Lions were only seven yards from taking the lead. The 49ers held on to win by that 30-27 score.

In Denver, the Raiders controlled the game early, but as two other quarterbacks had done (John Elway and Peyton Manning), never count Denver out until the clock says :00 on it. Derek Carr was spectacular, missing on only three of his 32 passes, but it wasn't enough, as Case Keenum etched his name into Denver lore with a comeback of his own. With six seconds left, he had taken the Broncos downfield enough to allow Brandon McManus to hit from 36 yards out to defeat the Raiders, 20-19.

In Jacksonville, the Patriots were favored to defeat the Jaguars again after defeating them in last year's AFC title game. Blake Bortles was saying, "Tom who?" after staking the Jaguars to a 21-3 lead at the half. Tom Brady is Tom Brady, but even this was too much to overcome, as the Jaguars got the revenge they wanted (not calling it as such, since it is only Week 2), defeating the mighty Patriots, 31-20.

In Green Bay (yes, I realize this is an earlier game, but because of the result, I waited...again), the Vikings figured they had the upper hand, after Aaron Rodgers was down a knee, literally. The Packers were ahead at one point, 20-7, but that didn't seem to faze former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins threw for 425, but threw a costly pick late. With Green Bay up 8 and inside the two minute drill, Cousins threw a pick with 1:45 left on the clock, but Clay Matthews was flagged for roughing the passer, giving the Vikings the ball back. About a minute later, Adam Thielen caught a 22 yard touchdown pass, giving the Packers a 29-27 lead. Stefon Diggs caught the two point pass to tie the game at 29 each. In overtime, both sides had chances, just like last week, but no one could capitalize, and the game ended in the first 29-29 tie in NFL history, and also making it the first time there were two ties in the first two weeks dating back to 1973, back when ties were more commonplace, as overtime was not instituted until the 1974 season.

In Arlington, (the Cowboys have not played in Dallas proper since 1971), Dak Prescott said "challenge accepted" and stood by it. The Cowboys kept Eli off-balance, with six different players recording a sack each on him, and the Cowboys quarterback was told that he'd have a better chance if he threw instead of ran, and Dak threw a 64 yard touchdown pass on the third play from scrimmage. The Cowboys were all over the field, but if it weren't for a couple of late-game heroics, the score wasn't as close as it looked. The Cowboys won to the dismay of Dizart, 20-13.

And finally, in Chicago, Russell Wilson was about as bad as Eli Manning, as he also took six sacks. Seattle really couldn't get anything going until late, as the Bears (Da Bears) were ahead by two touchdowns most of the game. Wilson also lost a fumble late in the fourth, allowing Da Bears to run a lot of time off the clock, but Wilson would not be denied. He got the Seahawks back to within seven with :14 left, at 24-17, then they failed to recover the onside kick, allowing Da Bears to come away from Soldier Field victorious, 24-17.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 1-1 after Eli just couldn't get things going until it was too late. He's 1-1 picking his new "home" team, as Luck didn't run out of luck this week. LeoDaVinci is also 1-1 on his favorite team, after they had a scare. Dizart is also 1-1 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

Just a reminder: if you only pick one underdog, you are ineligible for bonus points, and I know exactly how many are picked.

Any inactive tippers who tip and are below 2nd last, their score will jump to 2nd last, however, if they are above 2nd last, they will not lose points to fall to 2nd last (or the lowest active tipper)

Until next week, everyone, score a touchdown! (...and kick a P.A.T. too!)


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#1206039 - Mon Sep 17 2018 11:36 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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smile smile Andy Warhol was right....

End the season now...
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#1206785 - Mon Sep 24 2018 10:22 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 3
Thu 20th Sept
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
17-21
43-37
14-27
21-31
27-22
09-06
27-38
20-28
27-06
16-20
17-31
23-35
16-14
13-24
10-26
30-27
12
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18
13
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15
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shocked
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14
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7
New York Jets at Cleveland Browns
New Orleans Saints
at Atlanta Falcons (in OT)
Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals at Carolina Panthers
New York Giants
at Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills
at Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams
Chicago Bears
at Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks
New England Patriots at Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers





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1 1 1-1 srini701 21 8 29 2 - 0
1 3 1-7 Sypher 19 10 29 - - 0
3 2 1-2 Daaanieeel 20 8 28 1 - 0
3 3 1-3 toocool4u 19 9 28 1 - 0
3 6 1-6 wwe84 18 10 28 1 - 0
6 6 1-6 Dizart 18 9 27 1 - 0
7 10 7-14 gillyharold 17 9 26 - - 0
7 3 3-7 PaulE 19 7 26 - - 0
9 17 7-17 gtho4 14 11 25 1 1 0
9 17 9-17 ozzz2002 14 11 25 1 1 0
9 15 7-15 George95 15 10 25 - - 0
9 6 6-14 Howie72 18 7 25 - - 0
9 10 7-10 Mustang 17 8 25 - - 0
9 13 9-17 N-Bomb 16 9 25 - 1 0
14 6 1-14 LeoDaVinci 18 6 24 1 1 0
14 10 7-14 paper_aero 17 7 24 - - 0
14 13 7-14 ElfTwinkle s 16 *7 24 - - 1
17 15 14-17 dg_dave 15 7 22 - - 0
late starters 22**
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weekly winners 21 11 32
wooden spoons 11 6 17
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on the road 13 6 19
at home 17 10 27
perfect picks 32 16 48
favorites 19 10 29
upsets 7r 12 6 18 11r
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Well...we had some more surprises this week, and more will come on that in a bit.

Regarding ElfTwinkle: she gained a bonus point for her tip of Tennessee, but lost a point due to posting at 3:09am FT (grace period ends at 2am FT).

On to the games:

Only reason this one is getting recapped at the top is because it was the Thursday tilt between the Jets and winless Browns. The game started as per protocol, with the Jets going ahead 14-0 at the break, but just before then, Tyrod Taylor came out because of an injury. His replacement, Baker Mayfield, who played under Bob Stoops in Oklahoma, must have fired them up, because the Browns offense got started and tore through the Jets defense in the second half. Mayfield's first NFL pass was a completion to Jarvis Landry, then he had another to David Njoku, to set up a field goal and get the Browns on the board. Cleveland had another field goal after that, to get to 14-6. On the Browns' next possession, they went down the field, culminating in a touchdown run for Carlos Hyde, his first of two on the day. The Browns looked to go for two, to tie the score at 14 apiece. They pulled a play not seen often, and it confused the Jets. The ball got snapped to the running back, who handed off to Jarvis Landry on a reverse, then Landry found Mayfield in the end zone. After a Jets field goal, Cleveland came up big again, this time taking the lead on Hyde's second touchdown run. The Jets had a chance, but Sam Darnold threw an interception with :11 on the clock. The celebrations were all over Cleveland, as the Browns won their first game in a long time, 21-17.

In Atlanta, history was made when Drew Brees completed his 6,301st pass during the second quarter. He will continue to rewrite the history books, as he is less than 500 yards from taking over the one other record that is lofty...most yards thrown for in a career, however, Brees has something that no other quarterback has done (yes, Dan Marino set the mark back in 1984, but he only hit that mark once), and that is five years of passing for over 5,000 yards (two others have done that, with Peyton Manning outdoing Brees by one yard a few years ago - no, not even Tom Brady has hit that milestone). On the Atlanta side, which had a great day also, Matt Ryan threw for five scores, setting a career high and tying the franchise mark set back in 1992. This game went back and forth all the way through regulation, but Brees had the last laugh as he ran the winning score in during overtime, defeating Matt Ryan and the Falcons, 43-37.

In Baltimore, Von Miller and the Denver defense had no answers against Joe Flacco and Co. Not only could the Ravens get through the defense, but Denver couldn't keep the flags from flying. The Broncos took their first loss, 27-14.

In Charlotte, Panthers coach Ron Rivera got some help from a former mentor and coach in Norv Turner. The Panthers offense went all out, and Cam Newton had four scores (two each in the air and on the ground). Even with Andy Dalton picked four times, Cincinnati kept it close for the most part, but those turnovers proved too costly, and the Panthers won at home, 31-21.

In Houston, Odell Beckham was up to a few tricks again, and Eli came out firing far better than he did in Arlington last week. The Giants took a 20-6 lead into the break, but couldn't get much going after that, allowing the Texans to claw back. Houston got to within five on a touchdown, but the 2 point conversion failed, meaning a field goal and a stop wouldn't be enough. They got neither, and gave the Giants a 27-15 lead, just to get a score of their own with :01 left. The Texans tried for an onside kick to get a Hail Mary play, but New York recovered, and got their first win of the season, 27-22, over Houston.

In Jacksonville, Blaine Gabbert got knocked out somewhat early, and Marcus Mariota had to step in, even though he wasn't at full strength after suffering an injury of his own in the first week. Both defenses were good, as neither team had 250 total yards (yes, there was more than 250 combined, but not by either team - Jacksonville was outgained 233-232). Because there wasn't much offense, both teams settled for field goals...a lot. Tennessee just happened to have one extra, and they defeat the Jaguars, 9-6.

In Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes wrote himself into the record books as well, breaking a record set by the above mentioned Peyton Manning. Mahomes came into the game with ten touchdown passes and zero interceptions. He needed three scores with no picks to set the new record, that came in the 2013 season. He got just the three, but also made plays when it counted. Jimmy Garoppolo was not bad, but the 49ers had a scare when he fell wrong on his foot late in the game. San Francisco just couldn't get enough, and the Chiefs are 3-0, and won this one by the score of 38-27. The only other times a team scored at least 38 in their first three...the 2007 Patriots (en route to their 16-0 regular season record, and the 1967 Baltimore Colts (who moved to Indianapolis in March 1984).

In Miami, the Dolphins had a lot going against them...they held the ball for only 21½ minutes, they were outgained, they were outplayed...but Miami got things when it counted...even though it was by trickery. One score was a Tannehill/Gore/Wilson/Grant touchdown, which actually gave the Dolphins their first lead of the game. Albert Wilson joined only three others to have a touchdown pass and touchdown reception of at least 50 yards in the same game. The other three did that same thing in 1923, 1960, and 2001. Miami is 3-0 for the third time in the last 20 years, and face a looming New England squad next week, who had problems of their own (more to come). The Dolphins beat the Raiders, 28-20.

In Minneapolis, the Bills must have had a fire lit under them, because their previous two games, they just didn't bother showing, and if you remember from last week, they had a player retire mid-game. Buffalo went on a rampage, humbling Kirk Cousins and sending the Minnesota fans to the booing section, as the Bills came out on all cylinders, taking a 27-0 lead to the break. Neither side had much happen in the second half, but at least Minnesota didn't get shut out, however, they have a lot of soul searching to do, as the Bills came away with a 27-6 win. The last time a team was favored to win by 16 or more and lost: the Dallas Cowboys to the Washington Redskins in December 1995.

In Philadelphia, Carson Wentz is back in action after getting knocked out late in the season last year. He may have been rusty, as he turned the ball over twice, but made plays when it counted. History was also made here, as Adam Vinatieri tied the all-time field goal record, at 565. Philly had just enough in the tank, and held on for a 20-16 win over the Colts.

In Landover, Maryland (nope, the Redskins don't play in DC any longer), Clay Matthews was again flagged for roughing the passer, and Adrian Peterson had his first 100 yard game in almost a year. Aaron Rodgers was showing that his knee was not 100%, and the Redskins capitalized on it. They took a 28-10 lead to the locker room, and in all honesty, neither side did much in the second half, as the Redskins came away victorious, 31-17.

In Los Angeles, a crosstown rivalry of sorts happened, as the Chargers played the Rams. After the Rams went to St. Louis for several years, and the Chargers had been in San Diego since 1960, it had been a long time since two teams based in Los Angeles had played one another, as the Raiders were also there at one time, but moved back to Oakland. This one was more Jared Goff and Todd Gurley than Philip Rivers, but both teams played well, however, the Rams had a little more going for them...showing the Chargers that they were the better team...defeating the Chargers, 35-23. Goff threw for three scores and Gurley ran for one, but Rivers threw for two of his own.

In Glendale (just outside Phoenix), the Cardinals started off strong behind Sam Bradford, but he got replaced later in the game after a costly fumble. That was the spark Chicago needed, as they rattled off 16 straight points to take a 16-14 lead. Josh Rosen showed why he is a rookie, and made a couple of mistakes of his own. With Arizona driving inside the two minute warning, he had a pass picked off and Chicago had 70 seconds to run off. Chicago was unable to do so, so Arizona got one last chance to get a field goal for the win. Chicago again got an interception, this time running in for a score, however, the touchdown did not count because of an offside penalty. Chicago got away with the win, 16-14.

In Seattle, the Seahawks did something they had not done in almost a year and two years...having a running back rush for a touchdown, and having a running back run for over 100 yards, respectively. Dak Prescott was hounded all game to the delight of Dizart, however, he hated that Ezekiel Elliott kept the Cowboys in it, until he had the ball popped out of his hands by the Seahawks. Dizart went to sleep a happy man that night, as the Cowboys were defeated by the Seahawks, 24-13, however, his favorite team was defeated by the worst team in baseball that day, 6-3.

In Detroit, the Patriots showed they have a lot to work on, and Detroit had someone do something that they had not done in five years themselves...have a player run for 100 yards. Detroit went 70 games without a 100 yard rusher, dating back to US Thanksgiving Day in 2013, which also was the longest stretch since the merger of the NFL and AFL. The one upside for the Lions in this game...Matt Patricia was Bill Belichick's defensive coordinator, so he knew where the holes were in the defense. He capitalized on that knowledge, and the Lions defeated the Patriots, 26-10.

And finally, in Tampa, the Steelers started off firing on all cylinders, and taking a 30-10 lead to the break. Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn't going to get denied though, as he stormed the Buccaneers back to get within three at 30-27. FItzpatrick's three turnovers in the first half was too much to overcome, and the Steelers came away with the same 30-27 victory, but Tampa Bay had a couple of chances, but could not capitalize, going three-and-out on their last two possessions.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 1-2 after Russell Wilson showed Dak who was boss. He's 1-2 picking his new "home" team, as he was not expecting Aaron Rodgers to fall short. LeoDaVinci is also 1-2 on his favorite team, after they started off too slow, and couldn't complete the comeback. Dizart is 2-1 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

Just a reminder: if you only pick one underdog, you are ineligible for bonus points, and I know exactly how many are picked.

Any inactive tippers who tip and are below 2nd last, their score will jump to 2nd last, however, if they are above 2nd last, they will not lose points to fall to 2nd last (or the lowest active tipper)

Until next week, everyone, score a touchdown! (...and kick a P.A.T. too!)


Spreads for each week are found here: http://www.footballlocks.com/nfl_point_spreads.shtml
If the spread is PK the favorite for the tipping comp will be the team on the left, on that page.


The NFL Shield logo which appears on this page is owned by and is a registered trademark of National Football League LLC. It has been downloaded and reproduced with the kind permission of the NFL. National Football League LLC neither sponsors nor endorses funtrivia.com


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Sep 24 2018 10:23 PM)
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