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#1186253 - Mon Jan 01 2018 11:42 AM Results & Standings .. Super Bowl LII
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4808
Loc: Illinois USA        


Super Bowl LII
Tipping Comp



The scoring system will be the same as last year:
  • one point a correct pick in Weeks 1 and 2,
    1 point for picking the winner of the AFC Championship Game,
    1 point for picking the winner of the NFC Championship Game,
    4 points for picking the winner of the Super Bowl.

  • total points each week, excluding bonus points:
    Week 1 : 4 points
    Week 2 : 4 points
    Week 3 : 4 points
    Week 4 : 3 points

  • bonus points for the seeding of the winner of a game.

  • bonus points for picking the Super Bowl winner in advance, before the fact:
    4 bonus points for picking it in week 1,
    3 bonus points for picking it in week 2,
    2 bonus points for picking it in week 3.

  • tie-breaker :: if players are on equal points after the Super Bowl:
    (a) first team to score, then
    (b) leader at half-time, then
    (c) total points in Super Bowl then, if required,
    (d) aggregate total points of the two Championship Games combined.
These are the 11 end of season games:

Week 1 : Wildcard Weekend (Saturday/Sunday January 6th/7th, 2018)

AFC: #5 Tennessee Titans at #4 Kansas City Chiefs
NFC: #6 Atlanta Falcons at #3 Los Angeles Rams
AFC : #6 Buffalo Bills at #3 Jacksonville Jaguars
NFC : #5 Carolina Panthers at #4 New Orleans Saints

AFC Champion: 1 point if this pick wins
NFC Champion: 1 point if this pick wins
Super Bowl winner: 4 points if this pick wins

Week 2 : Divisional Finals (Saturday/Sunday January 13th/14th, 2018)

NFC : Highest NFC Wildcard Weekend winner at Philadelphia Eagles
AFC : Highest AFC Wildcard Weekend winner at New England Patriots
AFC : Lowest AFC Wildcard Weekend winner at Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC : Lowest NFC Wildcard Weekend winner at Minnesota Vikings

Super Bowl winner: 3 points if this pick wins
[ you only need to choose if your pick in Week 1 was eliminated ]

Week 3 : Conference Championships (Sunday January 21st, 2018)

NFC Championship Game
Away Team at Home Team

Tie-breaker:
Total points:

AFC Championships Game
Away Team at Home Team

Tie-breaker:
Total pts:

Super Bowl winner: 2 points if this pick wins
[ you only need to choose if your pick in Week 1 or Week 2 was eliminated ]

Week 4 : Super Bowl (Sunday February 4th, 2018)

NFC Champions vs AFC Champions
[ you only need to choose if your pick in Week 1 or Week 2 or Week 3 was eliminated ]

Tie-breaker:
First team to score:
Leader at half-time:
Total points scored in game:

Previous winners:
    2002-03 Sypher
    2003-04 No Comp
    2004-05 ElfTwinkle
    2005-06 gtho4
    2006-07 LeoDaVinci
    2007-08 srini701
    2008-09 Sypher
    2009-10 illiniman14
    2010-11 rxbigdawg
    2011-12 Sypher
    2012-13 dg_dave
    2013-14 George95
    2014-15 Sypher
    2015-16 gtho4
    2016-17 srini701
Football Trifecta
NFL + Super Bowl + Bowls/NCAA Football: No one
NFL + Super Bowl: LeoDaVinci (2006-07), Sypher (2008-09), and dg_dave (2012-13).
NFL + Bowls/NCAA Football: illiniman14 (2010-11)
Super Bowl + Bowls/NCAA Football: George95 (2013-14)

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Edited by gtho4 (Sat Jan 06 2018 03:27 PM)

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#1186288 - Mon Jan 01 2018 02:31 PM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
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I'm in

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#1186294 - Mon Jan 01 2018 03:15 PM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
Dizart Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 18995
Loc: Buckhaven Fife Scotland UK   
I'm in, Dallas Cowdung aren't.

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#1186325 - Mon Jan 01 2018 05:48 PM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 22742
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  
In...and the yankROIDS aren't either.
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#1186355 - Tue Jan 02 2018 12:56 AM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
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In

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#1186359 - Tue Jan 02 2018 03:01 AM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
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Posts: 19208
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
I am in, and I will pick Anaheim Ducks!
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#1186367 - Tue Jan 02 2018 04:51 AM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
Dizart Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 16 2007
Posts: 18995
Loc: Buckhaven Fife Scotland UK   
Originally Posted By: dg_dave
In...and the yankROIDS aren't either.


Surprised if they were seeing as they don't play football

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#1186409 - Tue Jan 02 2018 11:14 AM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
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Registered: Tue Sep 07 2010
Posts: 620
Loc: Manitoba Canada
I'm in.
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Do or do not. There is no try. -Yoda

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#1186672 - Thu Jan 04 2018 08:25 PM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
Mustang Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Posts: 292
Loc: Ontario Canada
I'm in also.

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#1186691 - Fri Jan 05 2018 01:55 AM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
PaulE Online   content
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Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 3837
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire England       
Me too.

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#1187136 - Thu Jan 11 2018 04:12 AM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
illiniman14 Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
Posts: 4808
Loc: Illinois USA        


Super Bowl LII
Jan. 6 2018


16 of 16 players lodged tips



Super Bowl LII
Week 1
Wild Card Weekend


      Week 1          .                 picks seeds 
22-21 Tennessee (5) at Kansas City (4) 03 15 dg_dave ElfTwinkle illiniman14
26-13 Atlanta (6) at Los Angeles (3) 03 18 gtho4 N-Bomb srini701
03-10 Buffalo (6) at Jacksonville (3) 12 33 gtho4 ozzz2002 wwe84 Sypher
26-31 Carolina (5) at New Orleans (4) 14 56 toocool4u wwe84
32 122
Week 2
00-00 Atlanta (6) at Philadelphia (1) 0 00
00-00 Tennessee (5) at New England (1) 0 00
00-00 Jacksonville (3) at Pittsburgh (2) 0 00
00-00 New Orleans (4) at Minnesota (2) 0 00
00 000
Week 3
00-00 Team 1 () at Team 2 () 0 00
00-00 Team 1 () at Team 2 () 0 00
00 00
Week 4
00-00 Team 1 () at Team 2 () 0 00

Standings


 position                    w1    w2   w3   w4                       |
w1 w2 w3 w4 p s p s p s p s c b tp pts AFC NFC | Super Bowl
ppp 1 1 2 3 ----- | 4 3 2
1 0 0 0 N-Bomb 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 16 NE NO | NE
1 0 0 0 srini701 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 16 NE MI | MI
3 0 0 0 dg_dave 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 15 NE MI | NE
3 0 0 0 ElfTwinkle 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 15 NE MI | NE
3 0 0 0 illiniman14 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 15 NE LA | NE
6 0 0 0 gtho4 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 NE MI | NE
7 0 0 0 Dizart 2 07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 09 NE PH | NE
7 0 0 0 George95 2 07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 09 NE LA | NE
7 0 0 0 Howie72 2 07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 09 PI MI | MI
7 0 0 0 Mustang 2 07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 09 NE NO | NE
7 0 0 0 paper_aero 2 07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 09 NE PH | NE
7 0 0 0 PaulE 2 07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 09 PI PH | PH
13 0 0 0 ozzz2002 1 04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 05 NE LA | LA
13 0 0 0 Sypher 1 04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 05 NE NO | NE
15 0 0 0 toocool4u 1 03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 04 NE CA | NE
16 0 0 0 wwe84 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 NE PH | PH
32 153 00 00 00 00 0 0 00 00----- |
perfect picks 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 22

p = correct picks xx
s = seeds of correct picks
ppp= pts per pick
c = bonus points for picking the AFC and NFC Champions early (point a pick)
b = bns pts for picking Super Bowl winner early (4pts w1, 3 pts w2, 2pts w3)
tp = total correct picks
pts= total pts
.

  • A strange opening day means that nobody will have a perfect Super Bowl run this year. N-Bomb and srini701 lead all tippers with 3 correct picks and 16 total points, while 3 others are 1 point behind. Nobody else got more than half correct this weekend, including wwe84, who went 0/4. The only tipper to lose their Super Bowl pick was ozzz2002, whose LA Rams fell. Two other tippers lost the Rams as their NFC Champion pick, while toocool4u lost Carolina.

  • Last year’s wild card round was a dreary, boring opening weekend. This year was much different. It seemed it might start similarly, with Kansas City going up 21-3 at halftime over Tennessee. The Titans opened the second half with a 15-play, 91-yard touchdown drive, ending with a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota that was batted up by a Chiefs defensive player, back into the arms of Mariota, who ran it in for a touchdown. Two more touchdowns with two failed two points conversions gave Tennessee a 22-21 lead, which Kansas City could not overcome.

  • The Rams and Falcons played an even first half, with Atlanta up 13-10 at the break, but the Rams couldn’t gain any traction in the second half. A bounty of field goals made it 19-13 Atlanta, and a touchdown towards the end of the fourth quarter was all she wrote for the Rams, falling 26-13.

  • Bills fans contributed en masse to Andy Dalton’s charity over the last week, when the Cincinnati QB led his team to a victory over Baltimore, giving Buffalo their first playoff appearance in 17 years. They would not take advantage of it, however. In what was a horrible game to watch, Buffalo and Jacksonville were tied at 3 at halftime, with the lone touchdown coming late in the third quarter after a 9-minute drive by the Jaguars. That would be the final score after a scoreless fourth, 10-3.

  • New Orleans had to punt on their first two drives, but then scored touchdowns on the final three of the first half, while Carolina settled for field goals on their last 3 drives of the half. Carolina got another field goal to start the second half to make it 21-12, and the Saints answered back with their own. The Panthers finally broke through with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, closing the gap to 24-19. After two 3-and-outs, the Saints scored again to go up 31-19. A late touchdown wouldn’t be enough for the Panthers, as they fell out of the championship hunt 31-26.

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    #1187468 - Sun Jan 14 2018 08:08 PM Re: Super Bowl LII .. sign-up sheet
    illiniman14 Offline
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    Registered: Fri Jul 10 2009
    Posts: 4808
    Loc: Illinois USA        


    Super Bowl LII
    Jan. 13 2018


    15 of 16 players lodged tips



    Super Bowl LII
    Week 2
    Divisional Round


          Week 1          .                 picks seeds 
    22-21 Tennessee (5) at Kansas City (4) 03 15 dg_dave ElfTwinkle illiniman14
    26-13 Atlanta (6) at Los Angeles (3) 03 18 gtho4 N-Bomb srini701
    03-10 Buffalo (6) at Jacksonville (3) 12 33 gtho4 ozzz2002 wwe84 Sypher
    26-31 Carolina (5) at New Orleans (4) 14 56 toocool4u wwe84
    32 125
    Week 2
    10-15 Atlanta (6) at Philadelphia (1) 5 05 ElfTwinkle Dizart PaulE Sypher wwe84
    14-35 Tennessee (5) at New England (1) 15 15 Everybody
    45-42 Jacksonville (3) at Pittsburgh (2) 3 09 illiniman14 Sypher toocool4u
    24-29 New Orleans (4) at Minnesota (2) 9 18
    32 79
    Week 3
    00-00 Jacksonville (3) at New England (1) 0 00
    00-00 Minnesota (2) at Philadelphia (1) 0 00
    00 00
    Week 4
    00-00 Team 1 () at Team 2 () 0 00

    Standings


     position                    w1    w2   w3   w4                       |
    w1 w2 w3 w4 p s p s p s p s c b tp pts AFC NFC | Super Bowl
    ppp 1 1 2 3 ----- | 4 3 2
    3 1 0 0 illiniman14 3 12 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 24 NE LA | NE
    3 2 0 0 ElfTwinkle 3 12 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 22 NE MI | NE
    1 3 0 0 N-Bomb 3 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 21 NE NO | NE
    1 4 0 0 srini701 3 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 18 NE MI | MI
    3 5 0 0 dg_dave 3 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 17 NE MI | NE
    6 5 0 0 gtho4 2 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 17 NE MI | NE
    7 7 0 0 Dizart 2 07 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 16 NE PH | NE
    7 7 0 0 PaulE 2 07 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 16 PI PH | PH
    7 9 0 0 Howie72 2 07 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 14 PI MI | MI
    7 9 0 0 paper_aero 2 07 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 14 NE PH | NE
    13 11 0 0 Sypher 1 04 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 NE NO | NE
    15 11 0 0 toocool4u 1 03 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 13 NE CA | NE
    7 13 0 0 George95 2 07 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 NE LA | NE
    7 13 0 0 Mustang 2 07 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 NE NO | NE
    13 15 0 0 ozzz2002 1 04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 05 NE LA | LA
    16 16 0 0 wwe84 0 00 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 04 NE PH | PH
    32 153 32 79 00 00 0 0 00 00----- |
    perfect picks 4 18 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 37

    p = correct picks xx
    s = seeds of correct picks
    ppp= pts per pick
    c = bonus points for picking the AFC and NFC Champions early (point a pick)
    b = bns pts for picking Super Bowl winner early (4pts w1, 3 pts w2, 2pts w3)
    tp = total correct picks
    pts= total pts
    .

  • With 14 seconds to go, srini701 was primed to go into the top spot with dg_dave close behind, as New Orleans was just about to close out their victory against Minnesota. Instead, illiniman14 is on top with the 8-point turnaround and they sit in 4th and 5th, respectively. ElfTwinkle rose from 3rd to 2nd, but has the advance pick of Minnesota for the NFC Champion to narrow the gap. N-Bomb dropped out of first place, but still sits in a podium position.

  • Defending NFC Champion Atlanta found themselves in Philadelphia facing backup QB Nick Foles instead of the star Carson Wentz, but that wouldn’t matter unless Atlanta could score points themselves. The Eagles offense would only find the end zone once (and missed the extra point to boot), but 4 field goals were enough to propel themselves over the Falcons, who had 10 points at halftime and on their 4 second-half possessions, accumulated 3 punts and a turnover on downs. With that, the #1 seed Eagles moved on to the NFC Championship Game.

  • New England played Tennessee. That is… almost all you need to know. Tennessee actually went up 7-0, followed by 35 straight points by the Patriots. The Titans managed another touchdown on their final drive, but the final score was 35-14 New England.

  • What could have been the game of the weekend was in Pittsburgh, where the surprising Jaguars (who beat Pittsburgh 30-9 in the regular season) went up 21-0 early, and after a fumble return touchdown were up 28-7 late in the second half. The Steelers showed some life, throwing on a touchdown heave on a 4th and 11 at the end of the half to make it 28-14. Pittsburgh even opened the second half with a touchdown, and we had a game. Jacksonville would score again in the 4th quarter to make it 35-21, but Pittsburgh answered to make it 35-28. The Jags hit right back to make it 42-28, only to be answered again for 42-35. Jacksonville refused to let up, hitting a field goal, meaning Pittsburgh’s late touchdown was meaningless, and the Jaguars found themselves in the AFC Championship game after winning 45-42.

  • Like the #1 seed in the NFC, #2 Minnesota found themselves starting a backup QB, although Case Keenum had been starting for much of the season. The Vikings were up 17-0 at halftime, and that, as they say, would be that. …Or it could have been, if Drew Brees wasn’t on the other side of the field. With their opening drives in the second half, the Saints scored 2 touchdowns, only to be answered with a field goal by Minnesota. Down 20-14, New Orleans would score a touchdown with 3:01 left to go up 21-20. The Vikings would march down and hit a long field goal to go up 23-21 with 1:29 left. Undeterred, the Saints hit their own field goal with 25 seconds remaining, to go up 24-23. With the clock ticking down, the Vikings sat at their own 39 yard line, 61 yards away from the end zone with 14 seconds left and no timeouts, the game seemed over. However, a throw to the sideline was caught, and the New Orleans defense made a horrible play, missing the tackle completely and allowing the receiver to waltz into the end zone, sending the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game 29-24.

  • . .




    Edited by illiniman14 (Sun Jan 14 2018 08:08 PM)

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