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#1176252 - Mon Sep 25 2017 09:46 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 3
Thu 21st Sept
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
41-39
07-44
16-26
34-13
17-23
30-26
28-31
17-34
33-36
06-20
24-27
27-33
24-27
24-10
10-27
28-17
15
2
3
shocked
1
12
11
7
18
1
18
9
18
15
3
16
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills
New Orleans Saints
at Carolina Panthers
Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears (in OT)
Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings
Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Seattle Seahawks at Tennessee Titans
Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers (in OT)
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers
Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins
Dallas Cowboys
at Arizona Cardinals

wwe84 Sypher


ozzz2002




ozzz2002





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.149

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-6 wwe84 s 23 9 33 1 - 2
2 5 1-5 gtho4 21 10 31 2 - 0
2 3 1-3 Dizart 22 9 31 1 - 0
2 3 1-3 illiniman14 22 9 31 1 - 0
5 1 1-6 gillyharold 23 7 30 1 - 1
6 11 6-11 srini701 19 10 29 1 - 0
6 9 6-19 N-Bomb 20 9 29 1 1 1
6 11 6-11 Sypher s 19 9 29 - - 1
9 5 1-9 paper_aero 21 7 28 1 - 0
9 5 1-9 PaulE 21 7 28 1 - 0
9 11 9-16 George95 19 9 28 - - 0
9 11 9-14 themonarch 19 9 28 - - 0
13 17 13-17 dg_dave 18 8 26 - - 0
13 5 5-13 ElfTwinkle 21 5 26 - 1 0
15 11 11-16 LeoDaVinci 19 6 25 - - 0
15 18 6-18 Mustang 17 8 25 - - 0
15 9 6-15 Howie72 20 5 25 - 1 0
18 11 11-18 toocool4u 19 5 24 - 1 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 ss 13 8 23 - 1 2
late starters 23**
---149----
weekly winners 23 10 33
wooden spoons 10 5 15
default . 6 .
on the road 15 5 20
at home 16 11 27
perfect picks 31 16 47
favorites 19 9 28
upsets 10r 12 7 19 11r
bonus points 3 4 7

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 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. +
5. +
6. +
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



In the world of football, anything can happen. Look at Detroit...they were behind 30-26 with eleven seconds left on the Atlanta 1 yard line. Stafford passes to Tate and (according to several sources) gets stopped just short of the goal line. Per an obscure NFL rule, as Detroit had no timeouts left, ten seconds were run off the clock, and as there were only eight seconds left when the play was ruled dead, the game ended with the Falcons literally escaping the Motor City. Had Sypher gone to the game played locally, he wouldn't have stayed past halftime, as the Jaguars were feasting on some Ravens to the tune of 23-0 at that point. Jacksonville scored another 14 in the third, and had only given up 72 total yards to the Ravens after 45 minutes. Baltimore had more yards in the 4th (114) than in the first three quarters.

A few games were picked nearly by the card (Patriots taking down the Texans, the Eagles squeaking by the Giants, and the Pack defeating the Bengals), while others did not do so well (ozzz2002 picked the Bears to beat Pittsburgh and also the 0-2 Jets to win at home against the 1-0 Dolphins (Miami had a bye in Week 1 due to Irma's trajectory), and both Sypher and wwe84 took Jacksonville over Baltimore). Only three picked the Bills to beat the Broncos and the Redskins to win at FedEx Field over the Raiders.

A few teams picked up their first wins of the season, such as the Colts, who are without Andrew Luck, winning over the lowly Browns, 31-28. The Saints beat Carolina by the score of 34-13. Drew Brees has always outdone Cam Newton, and this year is starting out the same way - yes, Brees has far more years under his belt than Newton does, but will Newton be able to rack up the yards that Brees has? No other quarterback has back-to-back seasons of 5,000 passing yards, no, not even Tom Brady has pulled what Drew Brees has. Brees hold the distinction of not one, but five seasons of 5,000 yards or more. The next regular season win Tom Brady gets will put him in first place (tied with Peyton Manning and Brett Favre) for most wins by a starting quarterback (Brady already has more wins than any quarterback in NFL history (210)). Brady had his work cut out for him, as he narrowly defeated Houston in Foxborough, 36-33, in Houston's quarterback's second NFL start.

Which 3-0 team will go down first? Will Kansas City stay perfect longer than Atlanta, or will Atlanta go longer? Those questions will get answered as the season progresses. On the flipside, which non-winner will get the first win first: Cincinnati, Cleveland, the Chargers, San Francisco, or the Giants? Stay tuned...

In a big NFC East matchup, the 1-1 Eagles played the 0-2 Giants, and while the better Eli showed, he couldn't do anything while the defense was on the field, and rookie Jake Elliott got one to barely get through the uprights from the Eagles 49 yard line (or a 61 yard field goal) as time expired on the Giants, making his kick the longest game winning field goal by a rookie and also an Eagles franchise record.

In Tennessee, Richard Sherman decided to do something that not a lot of NFL players can say they've pulled off. in one play, he got called for pass interference, holding, and then unsportsmanlike conduct for removing his helmet. The Titans took the game from Seattle (good!) by the score of 33-27.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 1-2 this year, although it took until the 5 minute mark in the fourth for them to pull away and a defensive stop at the 2 with under a minute to go. He's 2-1 picking his new "home" team, after they played some defense and kept Oakland guessing. LeoDaVinci is 1-2 picking his favorite team, as he was expecting them to win at home. Dizart is also 1-2 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL!

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 25 2017 10:08 PM)
_________________________
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The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1176253 - Mon Sep 25 2017 09:47 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
Get this, in my suicide pool there were about 1000 people who started. In the first two weeks, about 100 were cut. About 230 dropped out this week. I'm lucky I picked GB and was able to sweat out their win.


Suicide pool?

And like I said, all I had to do was wait for the :00...lol.


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Sep 25 2017 09:47 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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#1176826 - Mon Oct 02 2017 09:36 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
No chance of waiting for the :00 this week...tie game with under 1:00 left...
_________________________
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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#1176827 - Mon Oct 02 2017 09:59 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 4
Thu 28th Sept
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
14-35
20-00
23-17
26-09
31-07
35-30
14-57
14-07
33-30
20-23
15-18
26-24
23-25
10-16
18-46
20-29
19
14
1
13
13
2
8
11
shocked
4
18
12
14
15
18
17
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
New Orleans Saints
vs. Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills at Atlanta Falcons
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
Detroit Lions
at Minnesota Vikings
Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets (in OT)
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (in OT)
Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Chargers
New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos
Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks
Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs


ozzz2002


toocool4u Dizart









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.179

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 2 1-3 Dizart s 31 9 41 1 - 1
2 2 1-3 illiniman14 31 9 40 1 - 0
2 6 2-11 srini701 29 11 40 1 - 0
2 1 1-6 wwe84 33 7 40 1 1 2
2 6 2-11 Sypher 29 11 40 - - 1
6 2 1-6 gtho4 31 8 39 2 - 0
6 6 6-19 N-Bomb 29 10 39 1 1 1
6 9 6-16 George95 28 11 39 - - 0
9 9 9-14 themonarch 28 10 38 - - 0
10 15 10-16 LeoDaVinci 25 12 37 1 - 0
10 9 1-10 paper_aero 28 9 37 1 - 0
10 5 1-10 gillyharold 30 7 37 1 1 1
13 18 11-18 toocool4u s 24 11 36 - 1 1
14 9 1-13 PaulE 28 7 35 1 1 0
14 13 13-17 dg_dave 26 9 35 - - 0
14 15 6-18 Mustang 25 10 35 - - 0
14 13 5-13 ElfTwinkle 26 9 35 - 1 0
18 19 6-19 ozzz2002 s 23 10 34 - 1 3
18 15 6-18 Howie72 25 9 34 - 1 0
late starters 34**
---179----
weekly winners 33 12 45
wooden spoons 15 7 22
default . 7 .
on the road 20 8 28
at home 27 8 35
perfect picks 47 16 63
favorites 28 9 37
upsets 11r 19 7 26 16r
bonus points 7 3 10

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. +
6. +
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



In the world of football, anything can happen. This week was no exception. San Francisco went into Arizona hoping for a win, but it seemed like no one wanted to, as both teams traded field goals through regulation (if you had Dawson or Gould on your fantasy team, they would have done a LOT of scoring for you, as Gould hit four from 40-49, and Dawson hit one from 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and one over 50). Gould hit a fifth in OT, but as we all know, as Arizona had not held the ball in OT, they had a chance to play on offense with 2:24 remaining (OT periods were shortened from 15 minutes to 10 this season). Here comes Carson Palmer, who hadn't done much of anything all day. Four plays later, with 1:23 left, Palmer had marched the Cardinals from their own 25 to the SF 25 (on pass plays of 11, 11, 17, and 11 yards). After an incompletion, and "offsetting" penalties in consecutive plays (Cardinals were flagged for ten, and then SF for eight), Palmer gets them into the red zone on the 19 yard line. The next play broke the heart of our own LeoDaVinci, as Larry Fitzgerald catches a pass from Palmer in the end zone to win it.

Houston decided they came to play this week...drubbing Marcus Mariota and the Titans by 43 points. Five turnovers by the Titans and five total touchdowns by Houston's quarterback (four in the air and one on foot) will do that to anyone. In Mariota's defense, he scored both of the Titans touchdowns himself. The last time any QB threw for four touchdowns and ran for one was Fran Tarkenton (yes, the same one on the TV series That's Incredible! from the 80s), back in 1961. The Texans defense had four picks of Tennessee (two by Mariota, who left at the half) and two by Matt Cassel.

In probably Dizart's favorite game, Greg Zuerlein kicked seven (yes, SEVEN) field goals en route to a 35-30 victory over the Cowboys. At one point, the Cowboys led 24-13, but the Rams showed no signs of giving up. They scored the next 19 to take a 32-24 lead.

Vegas didn't have a good line for the Jets, as they were slated to win 3½ games...maybe we ought to go with the over instead, as they won over Jacksonville in overtime.

We will have to get the rundown from ozzz2002 as to why he picked the (then-)unbeaten Falcons to lose at home to the Bills...as well as toocool4u's reasoning of picking the Cowboys to lose...no explanation needed from the other...scroll up a few posts to read srini701's comment...lol.

As for the unbeatens, we are down to one...and they held on, toppling the Redskins by a final of 29-20 (they scored a touchdown with :00 on the clock, and as per NFL rules, the point after try must come, they took a victory formation and Alex Smith took a knee), but not after some interesting goings-on in the final two minutes. With a 20-20 tie and the Chiefs marching, Alex Smith hits a receiver for a 36 yard gain, setting up what was (in essence) a game-winning field goal with :04 left on the clock. Kirk Cousins got one last chance, and his pass got to his receiver, who lateraled it back, but Cousins missed the catch, and the ball hits the ground. Jordan Reed got it for a split second, only to lose it again and a Chiefs player picks it up and gets it to the house.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 1-3 this year, and only two expected that upset. He's 2-2 picking his new "home" team, after they gave up the lead then on a desperation attempt, give up a touchdown with :00 left (from above). LeoDaVinci is 2-2 picking his favorite team, as the only touchdown was scored with :32 left in OT (from above). Dizart is also 2-2 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL!

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 Oct 02 2017 10:10 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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#1177497 - Mon Oct 09 2017 09:50 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 5
Thu 5 Oct
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
19-14
16-20
17-14
27-24
23-26
10-16
27-22
07-34
30-09
13-10
30-17
35-31
42-34
20-17
16
6
12
4
14
7
4
17
shocked
8
3
9
12
17
New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals
New York Jets
at Cleveland Browns
Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions
San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts (in OT)
Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins
Los Angeles Chargers
at New York Giants
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
Jacksonville Jaguars
at Pittsburgh Steelers
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears













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.129

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 6 1-16 George95 39 10 49 1 - 0
2 1 1-3 Dizart 41 7 48 1 - 1
2 2 2-11 srini701 40 8 48 1 - 0
4 2 1-4 illiniman14 40 7 47 1 - 0
4 2 1-6 wwe84 40 7 47 1 1 2
4 6 3-19 N-Bomb 39 8 47 1 1 1
4 2 2-11 Sypher 40 7 47 - - 1
8 9 8-14 themonarch 38 8 46 - - 0
9 6 1-9 gtho4 39 6 45 2 - 0
10 10 1-10 paper_aero 37 7 44 1 - 0
10 14 5-13 ElfTwinkle 35 9 44 - 1 0
12 10 1-12 gillyharold 37 6 43 1 - 1
12 13 11-18 toocool4u 36 7 43 - 1 1
14 10 10-16 LeoDaVinci 37 5 42 1 - 0
14 14 13-17 dg_dave 35 7 42 - - 0
14 14 6-18 Mustang 35 7 42 - - 0
17 14 1-17 PaulE 35 6 41 1 1 0
18 18 6-18 Howie72 34 5 39 - 1 0
19 18 6-19 ozzz2002 34 2 36 - 2 3
late starters 36**
---129----
weekly winners 45 10 55
wooden spoons 22 2 24
default . 6 .
on the road 28 10 38
at home 35 4 39
perfect picks 63 14 77
favorites 37 5 42
upsets 16r 26 9 35 24r
bonus points 10 0 10

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. +
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



In the world of football, anything can happen. From upsets galore to nail-biters, we had it all this week. Which game shall I begin with? How about Thursday's, since it was played first. Bill Belichick had never won in Tampa, and while the Patriots were favored (and did win), it wasn't without bitten nails, as New England held on for a mere 19-14 victory.

As illiniman14 said, with the Jets and Browns, no one was a winner, however, the Jets are over .500 for the first time in over two years, defeating the Browns by 3. San Francisco decided last week's OT game wasn't enough OT for them for the season, as they went into OT tied at 23 each. Indianapolis eked out the win with 44 year old Adam Vinatieri kicking the game winning field goal with 1:38 left. Who knows, maybe Peyton Manning's presence in Indy was enough for the Colts to take the win?

The Giants came in hoping to get out of their 0-fer hole, but Tre Boston decided the Giants would remain winless. Both teams came in a combined 0-8, and the Chargers had lost their last nine dating back to last season. In Philadelphia, the Eagles are atop the NFC East with a outright domination of Arizona at home, going to 4-1 and defeating Arizona 34-7.

The shocker games of the week involve the Jaguars and Ravens. The Jaguars picked off Big Ben five times, en route to a 30-9 victory, and the Ravens came to Oakland, beating the Raiders 30-17.

Dizart was on the edge of his seat with the Packers and Cowboys...as Dak Prescott took it to the house with 1:13 to go, giving the Cowboys a 31-28 lead. However, 73 seconds is too much time to give Aaron Rodgers, as he marched the Packers down the field in 62 seconds, culminating with a touchdown to Davante Adams with 11 seconds left. Packers won, 35-31 in Dallas.

In other news, gtho4 picked both Carolina and Detroit, therefore, he had no pick.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 2-3 this year, mainly because he knew Aaron Rodgers was a superior QB. He's 2-2 picking his new "home" team, as they were off. LeoDaVinci is 2-3 picking his favorite team, as they did it again...gave up a field goal in OT to lose. Are they the Jets? Dizart is also 3-2 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL!

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
_________________________
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.

Top
#1178115 - Mon Oct 16 2017 09:47 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 6
Thu 12 Oct
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
28-23
20-17
27-24
17-33
10-23
38-52
24-17
24-26
33-38
27-17
19-13
17-16
23-10
22-36
5
frown
1
18
2
14
18
18
8
8
4
4
shocked
14
Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers
Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons
Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens (in OT)
Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
New England Patriots
at New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
at Jacksonville Jaguars
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders
New York Giants at Denver Broncos
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans


N-Bomb

N-Bomb Sypher








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.114

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 4 1-19 N-Bomb ss 47 9 58 2 1 3
2 4 2-11 Sypher s 47 8 56 - - 2
3 1 1-16 George95 49 6 55 1 - 0
4 2 2-11 srini701 48 6 54 1 - 0
5 2 1-5 Dizart 48 5 53 1 - 1
5 4 1-5 illiniman14 47 6 53 1 - 0
7 9 1-9 gtho4 45 7 52 2 - 0
8 14 6-18 Mustang 42 9 51 1 - 0
8 4 1-8 wwe84 47 4 51 1 2 2
10 8 8-14 themonarch 46 4 50 - 1 0
11 10 1-10 paper_aero 44 5 49 1 - 0
11 14 11-17 dg_dave 42 7 49 - - 0
11 12 11-18 toocool4u 43 6 49 - 1 1
14 14 10-16 LeoDaVinci 42 6 48 1 - 0
14 10 5-14 ElfTwinkle 44 4 48 - 2 0
16 12 1-16 gillyharold 43 4 47 1 1 1
16 18 6-18 Howie72 39 8 47 - 1 0
18 17 1-18 PaulE 41 5 46 1 1 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 36 5 41 - 2 3
late starters 41**
---114----
weekly winners 55 9 64
wooden spoons 24 4 28
default . 6 .
on the road 38 8 46
at home 39 6 45
perfect picks 77 14 91
favorites 42 6 48
upsets 24r 35 8 43 31r
bonus points 10 3 13

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



In the world of football, anything can happen. This week saw a lot...upsets a-plenty, and an injury to a great player. Let's start with the upsets, beginning with Thursday's matchup. Both teams came in with identical 4-1 records, but the high-flying Eagles decided they were going to come away with a win, behind second year QB Carson Wentz's three touchdown passes on one of the NFC's most smothering defenses. So he only threw for 222, the yardage doesn't matter if you can punch it into the house! Wentz started off slow, but came through when it mattered most.

Miami came to Atlanta as a 14 point underdog, and were down 17-0 at the half...typical of Ryan and Co. Something happened after halftime, as Ryan nor Bryant saw the end zone (via a TD or a FG), and Miami proceeded to score the next 20 points, defeating the Falcons. If you've seen next week's lineup, they were a week early to fall flat.

In Baltimore, it was mainly a back-and-forth effort, but at one point, Chicago did hold a 14 point lead, just to squander it away and go to OT tied at 24 each. Chicago got the ball in OT and Barth kicked the game winner in OT.

In New Orleans, were we playing football or takeaway? After going turnover-free in the first five games, the Saints had three giveaways and five takeaways. The Saints defense scored three times, setting a new franchise record.

In Minnesota, the Vikings took matters into their own hands, breaking Rodgers's collarbone, and sidelining him for the next six to eight weeks. The Vikings won that contest by 13.

In Jacksonville, the Rams scored on defense once as well, and blocked a punt, setting up that score. The receiving team on special teams also went across the field on the first play of the game, going 103 yards to take the lead.

In Denver, the Giants had the "good" Eli show, and the Giants are winless no more. On the flipside, Pittsburgh ensured no team will go 16-0, defeating the Chiefs, 19-13.

In other news, N-Bomb has gone from worst to first in just six weeks.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 2-3 this year, as they were off. He's 3-2 picking his new "home" team, as they played a gutsy game, and Cousins got three scores. LeoDaVinci is 3-3 picking his favorite team, came to Maryland (the Redskins do NOT play in DC proper) and came away with a loss. Dizart is also 3-2 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL!

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 Oct 16 2017 09:48 PM)
_________________________
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#1178903 - Mon Oct 23 2017 09:40 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 7
Thu 19 Oct
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
30-31
27-30
03-17
12-09
26-17
27-00
00-33
28-31
16-24
14-29
40-10
00-21
24-07
07-23
24-34
4
13
4
18
14
13
16
16
18
17
17
7
16
17
15
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills
Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears
Tennessee Titans
at Cleveland Browns (in OT)
New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Baltimore Ravens at Minnesota Vikings
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Dallas Cowboys
at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
Seattle Seahawks
at New York Giants
Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles













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.205

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-19 N-Bomb 58 12 70 3 1 3
2 2 2-11 Sypher 56 12 68 1 - 2
3 3 1-16 George95 55 11 66 1 - 0
4 5 1-5 Dizart 53 11 64 1 - 1
4 5 1-5 illiniman14 53 11 64 1 - 0
6 4 2-11 srini701 54 9 63 1 1 0
7 7 1-9 gtho4 52 10 62 2 - 0
7 8 6-18 Mustang 51 11 62 1 - 0
9 10 8-14 themonarch 50 11 61 - 1 0
10 14 10-16 LeoDaVinci 48 12 60 2 - 0
10 8 1-10 wwe84 51 9 60 1 3 2
12 11 1-12 paper_aero 49 10 59 1 - 0
12 16 6-18 Howie72 47 12 59 1 1 0
12 11 11-17 dg_dave 49 10 59 - - 0
12 11 11-18 toocool4u 49 10 59 - 1 1
12 14 5-14 ElfTwinkle 48 11 59 - 2 0
17 16 1-17 gillyharold 47 11 58 1 1 1
18 18 1-18 PaulE 46 11 57 1 1 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 41 11 52 - 2 3
late starters 52**
---205----
weekly winners 64 12 76
wooden spoons 28 9 37
default . 9 .
on the road 46 5 51
at home 45 10 55
perfect picks 91 15 106
favorites 48 12 60
upsets 31r 43 3 46 31r
bonus points 13 0 13

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



No real upsets this week, as 80% of the favorites won, and the three that lost were all away favorites (Chiefs, Panthers, and Broncos - more on these games in a minute). Due to that, the Spoon score was the same as last week's winning score (nine). Had wwe84 and srini701 each picked one more correct, we would have all boasted double digits, but then four others would have earned Spoons...at ten!

On to the games:

Let's start with the Thursday tilt between the Chiefs and the Raiders. Oakland was on a four game losing streak and the Chiefs had not lost back to back games in two years. With :00 on the clock, Kansas City extended the game not once, but twice. Two straight defensive holding penalties gave the Raiders two chances for the end zone, and on the second extra play, Derek Carr hits Michael Crabtree for the touchdown, giving the Raiders a 31-30 victory. It was also the first loss in twelve games for the Chiefs within the division. Of note: the Raiders did have a touchdown with :03 left, but Michael Crabtree interfered, and it was nullified.

In Chicago, both offenses were only able to get one field goal, however, Chicago's defense got not one, but two touchdowns, both from their safety, and both plays went at least 75 yards (75 yard fumble recovery, and a 76 yard pick-six...both by the same player). Chicago shocked Carolina, 17-3.

Two very long shutout streaks came to an end this week, as the Colts were shut out for the first time since December 26, 1993 in the regular season, or 375 games. The Jaguars got their second game of ten or more sacks on the season, joining only the 1984 Chicago Bears and 1967 Oakland Raiders to accomplish that feat. The other streak, which was 19 games longer, pitted the Denver Broncos against the Los Angeles Chargers (who had not won at home (in LA, not overall) since December 1960 (they moved from Los Angeles to San Diego in the 1961 season and stayed for 56 years). Denver's last shutout came on November 22, 1992, almost 25 years ago (regular season AND playoffs). Another shutout happened in England, as the Cardinals were shutout by the Rams (who earned their first London win), 33-0.

The rematch of Super Bowl LI was not as exciting as last February's game, as the Patriots downed the Falcons, 23-7.

Drew Brees was still working his magic, defeating the Rodgers-less Packers, 26-17, after trailing 14-7 at halftime. Brees was shaky in the first quarter, getting picked off twice, and the Saints defense gave up a long touchdown, but they clamped down after that.

In Cleveland, they almost pulled out a win, but alas, it was not meant to be, as the Titans hit their fourth field goal to win 12-9 in overtime (no touchdowns were scored there).

Both the Cowboys and the Steelers won in blowout fashion, the Cowboys 40-10 over Leo's 49ers, and the Steelers won 29-14 over the Bengals.

The Dolphins avenged their earlier loss, defeating the Jets 31-28, and another close game happened in Buffalo, with the Bills narrowly defeating the Bucs, 30-27.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-3 this year, as they played a lot of defense and Zeke went to the house three times. He's 3-3 picking his new "home" team, as they tried to knock off the top team in the NFC, but were unsuccessful. LeoDaVinci is 4-3 picking his favorite team, knowing that the Cowboys would contain them...considering they are the only NFC team that is 0-fer now (the Browns are too, but a) they don't count, and b) they are in the AFC). Dizart is also 3-3 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! He and wwe84 were the only two that was figuring in a Niner win (an 0-6 team against a 2-3?)

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 Oct 23 2017 09:41 PM)
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#1179650 - Mon Oct 30 2017 09:36 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 8
Thu 26 Oct
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
00-40
33-16
14-34
23-24
13-21
12-20
25-20
10-33
17-03
38-41
33-19
20-15
19-29
7
19
10
18
18
19
16
19
11
13
13
13
19
Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens
Minnesota Vikings
vs. Cleveland Browns
Oakland Raiders at Buffalo Bills
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals
Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots
Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons
at New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles
Carolina Panthers
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Texans at Seattle Seahawks mad
Dallas Cowboys
at Washington Redskins
Pittsburgh Steelers at Detroit Lions
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs












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.195

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 2 1-11 Sypher b 68 12 81 2 - 3
2 1 1-19 N-Bomb 70 10 80 3 1 3
3 3 1-16 George95 66 10 76 1 - 0
4 7 4-18 Mustang b 62 12 75 2 - 1
5 4 1-5 Dizart 64 10 74 1 - 1
5 4 1-5 illiniman14 64 10 74 1 - 0
5 6 2-11 srini701 63 11 74 1 1 0
8 10 8-16 LeoDaVinci b 60 12 73 3 - 1
9 7 1-9 gtho4 62 10 72 2 - 0
10 12 1-12 paper_aero 59 12 71 2 - 0
11 12 11-17 dg_dave 59 11 70 - - 0
11 12 11-18 toocool4u 59 11 70 - 1 1
11 12 5-14 ElfTwinkle 59 11 70 - 2 0
14 18 1-18 PaulE 57 12 69 2 1 0
14 10 1-14 wwe84 60 9 69 1 3 2
14 9 8-14 themonarch 61 8 69 - 2 0
17 12 6-18 Howie72 59 9 68 1 1 0
18 17 1-18 gillyharold 58 8 66 1 2 1
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 52 9 61 - 2 3
late starters 61**
---195----
weekly winners 76 12 88
wooden spoons 37 8 45
default . 8 .
on the road 51 5 56
at home 55 8 63
perfect picks 106 13 119
favorites 60 11 71
upsets 31r 46 2 48 33r
bonus points 13 3 16

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



No real upsets this week, as again, over 80% of the favored teams won, but the two that lost were both away (unlike last week when the favorites that lost were road favorites). We nearly hit 80% on our tips as well.

On to the games:

Let's start with the Thursday tilt between the Dolphins and the Ravens. The Ravens defense came to play, and the MIami offense must have stayed home, as the Ravens had three defensive plays score touchdowns (two pick-sixes and a fumble by Miami in their own end zone in between). Miami had come in on two highs by coming back from 14 and 17, respectively. Not this week, said Baltimore!

In London, Case Keenum (played for the injured Sam Bradford) played a lot better than he did last time at the Twick, and the Vikings were only playing the Browns, and the Vikings came away with a 33-16 win. It was 13-12 Browns at the half...first time the Browns led all year at the break. In other London news, the NFL will start playing at Sypher's own Tottenham's home once they complete it.

Buffalo ran all over the Raiders, 34-14, and the 7-1 Eagles smoked the 49ers (sorry, Leo), 33-10.

In some closer games, Houston and Seattle went back and forth all night, and Seattle escaped with a win, 41-38, however, two wide receivers for Houston racked up almost 350 yards between them (DeAndre Hopkins - 225 yards, 1 TD, and Will Fuller V - 124 yards, 2 TD). Both quarterbacks passed for over 400 yards (with Wilson beating Watson to the tune of 452-402).

The Chargers were hoping to knock off Tom Brady and Company at Gillette, but they gave it a valiant effort, losing to the Patriots, 21-13. Tampa Bay couldn't get into the end zone, but unlike Miami, they did get a field goal, losing to Cam Newton and the Panthers, 17-3.

New Orleans is on a five game win streak, defeating the Bears in the Superdome, 20-12.

It was feast or famine for the Monday night game, as we all picked the Chiefs to win. We hit paydirt with them, as well as with the Eagles, Vikings, and Saints. The only game not to have ten correct was Thursday's tilt.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-4 this year, as they played some defense and played well in the rain. He's 3-4 picking his new "home" team, as they couldn't do anything in the rain to speak of (yes, the Cowboys and Redskins played each other). LeoDaVinci is 5-3 picking his favorite team, knowing that the top team in the NFC was hosting them...considering they are the only NFC team that is 0-fer now (the Browns are too, but a) they don't count, and b) they are in the AFC). Will SF go 0-16? LDV sure doesn't want that to happen! Dizart is also 3-4 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! Maybe he ought to tip them once? You'd have more luck for me tipping the YankROIDS! Speaking of baseball, last night's Game 5 had it all...offense, power, lead changes, and was the longest nine inning game at 4:52, but they had to go to the 10th, and Houston is one game away from their first championship, knocking off the Dodgers, 13-12 (no, that is NO misprint).

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

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 Oct 30 2017 09:39 PM)
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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#1179688 - Tue Oct 31 2017 02:09 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
PaulE Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 4374
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire
England UK
Err, I seem to be missing a bonus point.
I only point it out as I need all the points I can get at the moment!! grin

Edit: I'm assuming that I didn't tip enough underdogs.


Edited by PaulE (Tue Oct 31 2017 02:11 AM)

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#1179697 - Tue Oct 31 2017 06:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Originally Posted By: PaulE
Err, I seem to be missing a bonus point.
I only point it out as I need all the points I can get at the moment!! grin

Edit: I'm assuming that I didn't tip enough underdogs.


Your edit is correct. You tipped one underdog, as did paper_aero.


Edited by dg_dave (Tue Oct 31 2017 06:03 AM)
_________________________
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
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#1179701 - Tue Oct 31 2017 08:07 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
PaulE Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 09 2000
Posts: 4374
Loc: Leeds Yorkshire
England UK
Originally Posted By: dg_dave
Originally Posted By: PaulE
Err, I seem to be missing a bonus point.
I only point it out as I need all the points I can get at the moment!! grin

Edit: I'm assuming that I didn't tip enough underdogs.


Your edit is correct. You tipped one underdog, as did paper_aero.


Yeah, it's not the first time I've done it.

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#1180421 - Mon Nov 06 2017 10:16 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 9
Thu 2 Nov
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
21-34
17-20
20-14
07-23
10-30
51-17
23-51
20-23
20-10
17-14
17-28
27-24
30-17
3
7
2
15
18
15
17
12
12
1
8
9
10
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Indianapolis Colts
at Houston Texans
Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Los Angeles Rams
at New York Giants
Denver Broncos at Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals
at San Francisco 49ers
Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks
Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys
Oakland Raiders
at Miami Dolphins
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers


wwe84 illiniman14






ozzz2002


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.129

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 2 1-19 N-Bomb 80 8 88 3 1 3
1 1 1-11 Sypher 81 7 88 2 - 3
3 5 1-5 illiniman14 s 74 9 84 1 - 1
4 3 1-16 George95 76 7 83 1 - 0
5 4 4-18 Mustang 75 7 82 2 - 1
6 5 1-6 Dizart 74 7 81 1 - 1
6 5 2-11 srini701 74 7 81 1 1 0
8 9 1-9 gtho4 72 8 80 2 - 0
9 11 9-17 dg_dave 70 9 79 - - 0
10 8 8-16 LeoDaVinci 73 5 78 3 1 1
10 14 1-14 wwe84 s 69 8 78 1 3 3
12 10 1-12 paper_aero 71 6 77 2 - 0
12 11 5-14 ElfTwinkle 70 7 77 - 2 0
14 18 1-18 gillyharold 66 10 76 2 2 1
14 17 6-18 Howie72 68 8 76 1 1 0
16 14 1-18 PaulE 69 6 75 2 1 0
16 11 11-18 toocool4u 70 5 75 - 2 1
16 14 8-16 themonarch 69 d6 75 - 2 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 s 61 5 67 - 2 4
late starters 67**
---129----
weekly winners 88 10 98
wooden spoons 45 5 50
default . 6 .
on the road 56 6 62
at home 63 7 70
perfect picks 119 13 132
favorites 71 9 80
upsets 33r 48 4 52 36r
bonus points 16 3 19

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



A far worse tipping week than last week, even as nine of the 13 favored teams won. Only one mustered a ten-spot, and he got a weekly win for it...gillyharold!

On to the games:

Let's start with the Thursday tilt between the Jets and the Bills. The Jets started hot, but cooled late, allowing the Bills to chip into their lead, but the Jets held them off, winning 34-21 against a team that was trying to catch the Patriots.

In Nashville, Marcus Mariota came off their bye week with two more touchdown passes, and defeating the Ravens 23-20...the same Ravens team that drubbed Miami the previous week 40-0.

In Seattle, the Redskins had a 10-2 lead going into the 4th, after Cousins was sacked in their own end zone early on in the 1st. Washington had held the Seahawks well until Seattle came back with two touchdowns (missing 2pt conversions on both) and taking a 14-10 lead with under two minutes to go. Cousins said, "Not this week, Pete," and took the Redskins across the field in under a minute, taking a 17-14 lead that would hold, but not before a scare. Seattle would get as far as almost midfield, but would they try to kick a 64yd field goal to tie (not only the NFL record, but the game as well)? No, Pete Carroll was going for the win. The Washington D held, and came away with that 17-14 victory.

In Dallas, Alex Smith couldn't get what he wanted going, and as Andy Reid was a former Eagles coach, the Cowboys know how to play against Reid's teams. The Cowboys won by 11.

The Saints have won six in a row after knocking off the Bucs, 30-10.

The team of the week award goes to two different teams: the Eagles and the Rams...who both scored 51 on their opponents. The Eagles came home to play the NFL's stingiest defense, but Carson Wentz said, "Not in my house, you're not!" In New Jersey (yes, the Giants and Jets play in New Jersey, NOT New York), Eli got smoked by Goff and Co.

Sunday night's game between the Dolphins and Raiders was a bit better than the last matchup for the Dolphins, but they were a) an underdog at home to a losing team, and b) lost the game.

The Monday night game shows why Green Bay needs Aaron Rodgers, as Hundley is no Aaron Rodgers. The Lions defeated the Packers at Lambeau Field, 30-17

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 4-4 this year, as they played against the Chiefs at home...where Alex Smith didn't do too shabby, but not well enough for the upset. He's 3-5 picking his new "home" team, as he wasn't expecting the Seahawks to lose. LeoDaVinci is 5-4 picking his favorite team, picking SF over Arizona...considering they are the only NFC team that is 0-fer now (the Browns are too, but a) they don't count, and b) they are in the AFC). Will SF go 0-16? LDV sure doesn't want that to happen! Dizart is also 3-5 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! Maybe he ought to tip them once? Nah, he wants to fall down the table.

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
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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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#1181029 - Sun Nov 12 2017 08:55 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I've never been happier to be wrong! smile
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#1181054 - Mon Nov 13 2017 12:26 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
I've never been happier to be wrong! smile


Don't worry, Leo, I'll make sure to note some highlights in my recap...as I am trying to recap at least something in every game, but as this was their first win, I've got to get some good stats for it.

I know Dizart is happy to be right on one game, but as their star running back is out for the next five games, he should go 6-0 overall picking their games while that player is out, as he hit paydirt this week.
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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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#1181066 - Mon Nov 13 2017 05:45 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: dg_dave
I am trying to recap at least something in every game


Just, for the Bears game, don't... don't bring up... that thing. It still hurts.

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#1181158 - Mon Nov 13 2017 10:37 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 10
Thu 9 Nov
18 of 19 players lodged tips:
22-16
47-10
23-16
24-38
20-17
17-20
10-15
20-24
38-30
07-33
07-27
21-31
41-16
21-45
16
13
3
18
18
16
6
17
10
17
8
8
16
17
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers
at Indianapolis Colts
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars (in OT)
New York Jets at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans
Minnesota Vikings
at Washington Redskins
Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers
New England Patriots
at Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers













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.183

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-19 N-Bomb 88 11 99 3 1 3
1 1 1-11 Sypher 88 11 99 2 - 3
3 3 1-5 illiniman14 84 11 95 1 - 1
4 4 1-16 George95 83 10 93 1 - 0
5 6 1-6 Dizart 81 11 92 1 - 1
6 5 4-18 Mustang 82 9 91 2 - 1
6 6 2-11 srini701 81 10 91 1 1 0
8 8 1-9 gtho4 80 10 90 2 - 0
8 9 8-17 dg_dave 79 11 90 - - 0
10 14 1-18 gillyharold b 76 12 89 3 2 2
10 10 8-16 LeoDaVinci 78 11 89 3 2 1
12 12 1-12 paper_aero 77 11 88 2 - 0
13 12 5-14 ElfTwinkle 77 10 87 - 2 0
14 16 1-18 PaulE 75 11 86 2 1 0
15 16 11-18 toocool4u 75 10 85 - 2 1
16 14 6-18 Howie72 76 8 84 1 1 0
17 10 1-17 wwe84 78 5 83 1 4 3
18 16 8-18 themonarch 75 d6 81 - 2 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 67 11 78 - 2 4
late starters 78**
---183----
weekly winners 98 12 110
wooden spoons 50 5 55
default . 6 .
on the road 62 6 68
at home 70 8 78
perfect picks 132 14 146
favorites 80 13 93
upsets 36r 52 1 53 37r
bonus points 19 1 20

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
10 + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



We fared better again this week, and 13 of the 14 favored teams won. Gillyharold did even better this week, taking the only bonus point for his stellar picks of 12/14, making the nine that scored 11 scratch their heads...wondering how they did not get a weekly win.

On to the games:

Let's start with the Thursday tilt between the Seahawks and the Cardinals. Seattle held a 3-0-1 advantage over the Cardinals since Arians took over the team, and this one ended no different, as the Seahawks won again in Arizona, 22-16, holding Adrian Peterson to 29 yards, after he went for over 100 last week. The win did not come without cost, a Richrd Sherman exited early and will miss the rest of the season.

In Buffalo, the Saints continued their winning ways, taking command early on their seventh straight win, 47-10. Mark Ingram scored three times (helping me win my fantasy matchup) and Drew Brees mainly let his running game have it, as he only passed for 184 yards, of which 117 went to one receiver.

In Chicago, the Bears thought they could get by the Packers with Aaron Rodgers out, as the Packers had not won since Rodgers went down. The result was a win for the Packers, 23-16, and was the first win over the Bears that did not involve either Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers since December 17, 1989. The Packers sacked Trubisky five times, but the Bears gave a valiant effort. This was the only favored team that lost this week.

In Detroit, the Browns continued to lose, this time putting up 24 on the Lions, but the Lions scored at least once every quarter, coming away with the 38-24 win.

In Jacksonville, with the the Chargers up 17-14 and under two minutes to go, it was a crazy finish to the regulation time. Both sides were picked off, there was a fumble, a roughing the passer penalty was called, as well as a taunting one. The game went into overtime tied at 17. Jacksonville went for the game winner with 3:12 left, and although the kick was tipped, it still sailed through the uprights, giving Jacksonville the 20-17 win.

In Los Angeles, the Rams continued their winning ways, trouncing Houston behind Goff's three touchdowns, two of which went to Robert Woods, who caught for 171. It didn't help that Savage was also picked twice.

In Tennessee, DeMarc Murray scored the game winner with 36 seconds left, defeating the Bengals, 24-20. Tampa Bay had enough of the Jets, and won a close game, 15-10.

In Indianapolis, the Colts thought they could get by Big Ben without Luck...Indianapolis either was tied with or had the lead for 59 minutes and 59 seconds...but Pittsburgh came back and won on a last second field goal, 20-17.

Sunday night's matchup between the Patriots and Broncos wasn't even close, as the former utterly destroyed the latter 41-16. Brady still has a losing record to the Broncos, and the Broncos had not lost back to back against the Patriots at home since 1966, but Tom Brady is Tom Brady, and he made the Broncos pay, as he didn't throw in the direction of Von Miller all night.

Monday night's game wasn't any better, as the Panthers destroyed the Dolphins, 45-21.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 5-4 this year, as Zeke was suspended after how many times of that going back and forth. He's 4-5 picking his new "home" team, as he expected the Vikings to win by a big margin, but the Vikes still won in Landover. LeoDaVinci is 5-5 picking his favorite team, as he was like the majority of us...expecting the Giants to win. As both teams had one win combined, which had never happened this late in a season, the 49ers got the best of Eli and won their first game of 2017. Dizart is also 4-5 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! He's ecstatic that Zeke is suspended...as he wants all Cowboy players suspended.

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 Nov 13 2017 10:38 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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#1181832 - Mon Nov 20 2017 11:02 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 11
Thu 16 Nov
18 of 19 players lodged tips:
17-40
27-24
19-07
23-00
21-31
07-24
31-34
09-12
24-54
20-17
33-08
37-09
34-31
30-20
15
14
16
9
11
10
18
1
17
4
17
16
5
7
Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers
Detroit Lions
at Chicago Bears
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns
Baltimore Ravens at Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans
Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings
Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints (in OT)
Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants (in OT)
Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers
Cincinnati Bengals
at Denver Broncos
New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins







ozzz2002





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.160

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-19 N-Bomb 99 10 109 3 1 3
2 1 1-11 Sypher 99 7 106 2 - 3
3 3 1-5 illiniman14 95 9 104 1 - 1
4 6 4-18 Mustang 91 11 102 2 - 1
4 4 1-16 George95 93 9 102 1 - 0
6 5 1-6 Dizart 92 9 101 1 - 1
7 6 2-11 srini701 91 9 100 1 1 0
8 8 8-17 dg_dave 90 9 99 - - 0
9 10 8-16 LeoDaVinci 89 9 98 3 2 1
9 8 1-9 gtho4 90 8 98 2 - 0
9 15 9-18 toocool4u b 85 12 98 1 2 2
12 12 1-12 paper_aero 88 9 97 2 - 0
13 10 1-18 gillyharold 89 d6 95 3 2 2
13 13 5-14 ElfTwinkle 87 8 95 - 2 0
15 14 1-18 PaulE 86 8 94 2 1 0
15 16 6-18 Howie72 84 10 94 1 1 0
17 17 1-17 wwe84 83 9 92 1 4 3
18 18 8-18 themonarch 81 8 89 - 2 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 s 78 6 85 - 3 5
late starters 85**
---160----
weekly winners 110 12 122
wooden spoons 55 6 61
default . 6 .
on the road 68 8 76
at home 78 6 84
perfect picks 146 14 160
favorites 93 9 102
upsets 37r 53 5 58 40r
bonus points 20 2 22

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
10 + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
11 + 3 N-Bomb
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



Decent tipping this week by the lot, as we've stayed above 60% this week. Both toocool4u and Mustang hit it out of the park, but toocool4u nipped Mustang for the weekly win.

On to the games:

Let's start with the Thursday tilt between the Titans and the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger had seen enough stagnation, and he showed it by demolishing the Titans for four touchdown passes (three to Antonio Brown) to the tune of 299 yards, and the Steelers romped at home, 40-17. Sorry, Leo, I don't know that you would have honestly picked Pittsburgh, because it was after the game was nearly over. wink

In Chicago, Matt Prater got revenge on his former coach, hitting a field goal with 1:35 left to knock off the Bears, 27-24. Looks like karma got John Fox this week via Prater's foot, although it took three years. Connor Barth almost got it to OT, but his 46 yarder sailed wide.

In Cleveland, what can I say? The Browns won? Nope...although Jacksonville didn't score as many as I figured they would, only winning 19-7.

In Green Bay, the Packers had something happen that Aaron Rodgers played backup in...a home shutout; their first one in 11 years (November 19, 2006). It doesn't help when the Packers cough up the ball five times. It was Baltimore's third shutout of the season, and the last time any team had three or more was the 2003 Patriots.

In Minnesota, it was a big game with two teams at 7-2 going in...but Minnesota showed they were the stronger team, winning 24-7 over the Rams.

In New Orleans, the Redskins had a 15 point lead with only six minutes to go, and hoping to end the Saints' seven game win streak, but the Saints have Drew Brees, and he came back with two touchdowns (with one of those going for two - and getting it) to send it to overtime, tied at 31. After Washington went three-and-out, the Saints only needed to score to win. They took it down the field enough to allow Lutz to kick the game winner, and become the first team since the merger to go 8-0 after starting 0-2.

In Mexico, the Raiders just couldn't get anything going, and the Patriots romped again, giving Tom Brady and Bill Belichick a distinction that only two other QB/coach combos have done...win in three different countries.

In New Jersey (the Giants do NOT play in New York), no one could get anything going, as the Giants and Chiefs went to overtime tied at 9 (Giants scored a touchdown with a missed conversion and field goal, and the Chiefs three field goals), and Andy Reid went to 16-3 after the bye week, losing to the Giants 12-9.

In a rescheduled game in Miami, the Buccaneers took the win in Miami, 30-20.

In Los Angeles, the Bills were picked five times by halftime, and the Chargers destroyed the Bills, 54-24.

Sunday night's matchup between the Eagles and Cowboys wasn't even close, to the delight of our very own Dizart, as Dak Prescott was picked three times and lost a fumble. The Cowboys led at the half, 9-7, but it was all Philadelphia after that. The Eagles did lose their kicker, so they went for two on every touchdown pass in the second half.

Monday night's game was a llot closer, and went to the final buzzer, as Blair Walsh missed from 52 yards with only two seconds left.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 6-4 this year, as it was really no contest (see above). He's 5-5 picking his new "home" team, as he expected the saints to win. LeoDaVinci is 5-5 picking his favorite team, as they were off. Dizart is also 5-5 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! He's ecstatic that Zeke is suspended...as he wants all Cowboy players suspended.

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 Nov 20 2017 11:04 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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#1182525 - Mon Nov 27 2017 10:58 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 12
Thu 23 Nov
19 of 19 players lodged tips:
30-23
28-06
10-20
20-34
16-30
20-16
16-10
17-35
35-27
03-31
20-26
24-13
24-27
14-21
28-31
16-23
15
11
16
17
19
16
shocked
18
19
18
8
18
3
18
18
16
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Tennessee Titans
at Indianapolis Colts
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Carolina Panthers
at New York Jets
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
Seattle Seahawks
at San Francisco 49ers
Jacksonville Jaguars at Arizona Cardinals
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens















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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 2 1-11 Sypher b 106 14 121 3 - 4
1 1 1-19 N-Bomb 109 12 121 3 1 3
3 6 1-6 Dizart b 101 14 116 2 - 2
3 4 3-18 Mustang b 102 13 116 2 - 2
3 4 1-16 George95 b 102 13 116 1 - 1
6 3 1-6 illiniman14 104 11 115 1 - 1
7 9 1-9 gtho4 b 98 14 113 3 - 1
8 9 8-16 LeoDaVinci b 98*14 112 4 2 2
8 12 1-12 paper_aero b 97 14 112 3 - 1
8 7 2-11 srini701 100 12 112 1 1 0
11 8 8-17 dg_dave 99 12 111 - - 0
12 9 9-18 toocool4u 98 12 110 1 2 2
13 13 5-14 ElfTwinkle b 95 13 109 - 2 1
14 13 1-18 gillyharold 95 11 106 3 2 2
14 15 6-18 Howie72 94 12 106 1 1 0
16 15 1-18 PaulE 94 11 105 2 1 0
17 17 1-17 wwe84 92 11 103 1 4 3
18 18 8-18 themonarch 89 10 99 - 2 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 85 7 92 - 4 5
late starters 92**
---230----
weekly winners 122 14 136
wooden spoons 61 7 68
default . 7 .
on the road 76 6 82
at home 84 10 94
perfect picks 160 16 176
favorites 102 12 114
upsets 40r 58 4 62 43r
bonus points 22 8 30

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
10 + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
11 + 3 N-Bomb
12 + 6 N-Bomb Sypher
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



Some highlights of this week: we went 3/4 on tipping, as only one person scored less than ten (sorry, ozzz2002), and eight players took a near miss for scoring 13 or better.

There were several close games, including Sunday night's matchup against Big Ben and Aaron...oh wait, Aaron is still out. Hundley did well, considering, but the Packers still lost.

The shocker of the week was the Chiefs losing at home to the Bills, to the score of 16-10.

Most games came out as expected, as seven games were picked by everyone or everyone bar one, and four others had two or three miss.

Both illiniman14 and gillyharold missed the three Thursday games...and still scored eleven each!

Maybe my news feed will be working again next week for better recaps.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 7-4 this year, as Philip Rivers reveled in playing on Thanksgiving, feasting on the Cowboys defense to the tune of 434 yards, to the delight of Dizart. In other news, it was the first time in 48 years that the Chargers played on Thanksgiving. He's 6-5 picking his new "home" team, as he was looking for a good game, even against a bad team, but overall, both sides stunk. The Redskins happened to stink less. LeoDaVinci is 6-5 picking his favorite team, as they were not going to get past Seattle...and Leo knew it going in. Dizart is also 6-5 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! He's ecstatic that Zeke is suspended...as he wants all Cowboy players suspended.

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 Nov 27 2017 11:01 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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#1183381 - Mon Dec 04 2017 10:59 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 13
Thu 30 Nov
18 of 19 players lodged tips:
14-38
14-09
20-44
23-03
15-14
20-26
10-30
09-35
21-31
31-38
13-24
10-19
32-16
17-24
10-24
23-20
8
7
12
17
6
14
16
11
17
6
17
18
17
18
shocked
14
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Minnesota Vikings
at Atlanta Falcons
Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens
New England Patriots
at Buffalo Bills
San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers (in OT)
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
at Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants at Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks
Pittsburgh Steelers
at Cincinnati Bengals













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.198

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-11 Sypher 121 10 131 3 - 4
2 3 2-18 Mustang b 116 13 130 3 - 3
2 1 1-19 N-Bomb 121 9 130 3 1 3
4 3 1-6 Dizart 116 12 128 2 - 2
5 3 1-16 George95 116 11 127 1 - 1
5 6 1-6 illiniman14 115 12 127 1 - 1
7 7 1-9 gtho4 113 12 125 3 - 1
8 8 8-16 LeoDaVinci 112 12 124 4 2 2
9 8 1-12 paper_aero 112 11 123 3 - 1
9 8 2-11 srini701 112 11 123 1 1 0
11 11 8-17 dg_dave 111 11 122 - - 0
12 12 9-18 toocool4u 110 11 121 1 2 2
13 13 5-14 ElfTwinkle 109 11 120 - 2 1
14 16 1-18 PaulE b 105 13 119 2 1 1
15 15 6-18 Howie72 106 12 118 1 1 0
16 14 1-18 gillyharold 106 10 116 3 2 2
17 17 1-17 wwe84 103 7 110 1 5 3
18 18 8-18 themonarch 99 d7 106 - 2 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 92 8 100 - 4 5
late starters 100**
---198----
weekly winners 136 14 150
wooden spoons 68 7 75
default . 7 .
on the road 82 5 87
at home 94 11 105
perfect picks 176 16 192
favorites 114 10 124
upsets 43r 62 6 68 45r
bonus points 30 2 32

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
10 + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
11 + 3 N-Bomb
12 + 6 N-Bomb Sypher
13 + 1 Sypher
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



We went 11/16 this week, as most games went per the usual, with a few exceptions...

On to the games:

We'll start with the Thursday tilt between two 5-6 NFC East teams: the Cowboys and Redskins. Dak Prescott had had eight turnovers in the Cowboys' three game losing streak, and as three was the number of games Ezekiel Elliott had been out, it made Dak look like he was missing a key player. During one drive, however, Dak looked like he was going to miss a series (at a minimum), but Ryan Switzer said "nope" and took a punt return from the Dallas 17 all the way to the house. Having the Dallas defense out for an extra series gave Dak enough time to get the swelling down after getting hit by Josh Harvey-Clemons in the second quarter. Kirk Cousins had three turnovers himself, which kept the Redskins offense out of the game, allowing Dallas to romp on the Redskins, 38-14.

In Green Bay, Brett Hundley threw for less than 100 yards, but the game went into overtime, tied at 20. Mason Crosby hit the game-tying field goal just before the two-minute warning, and Aaron Jones had only one carry for 20 yards, which came at 4:01 into overtime. Jones started his run at the Tampa Bay 20, giving the Packers a much-needed win, and Aaron Rodgers may be back in a week or two.

In Chicago, Garoppolo got his first start for the 49ers, and while he didn't throw a touchdown pass, he got the team far enough downfield for Robbie Gould (formerly of the Bears) to hit on five field goals, with the last one coming in the closing seconds of the game. None of his field goals were longer than 35 yards. Garoppolo went 26-37 for 293 yards with one pick in his first start...or one yard shy of double what the Bears had in the entire game (147).

In Oakland, while Eli Manning's streak of consecutive starts ended, the Giants' woes did not. Geno Smith didn't do any better, as the Giants lost in Oakland, 24-17, to fall to 2-10, tied with the 49ers for the worst record in the NFC. The Giants promptly fired both their head coach and general manager the next day.

In Atlanta, Matt Ryan and the Falcons did something they rarely do...stayed out of the end zone, especially with the aeriel weapons that Ryan has...Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and Taylor Gabriel. The Vikings now hold the longest win streak (tied with the Patriots - more on them in a minute) at eight.

In Buffalo, getting to the Patriots, they decided to win without Tom Brady's help, taking it solely from Stephen Gostkowski's three field goals and Rex Burkhead's two touchdown runs, beating the Bills, 23-3.

In Miami, the Dolhins had had enough with the losing, and decided to play some football against the Broncos, who lost their eighth straight (for the first time since 1967 as an AFL team), and also guaranteed themselves a losing season. Denver also gave up two safeties...something that is rare enough over a season, and not just a single game. The Dolphins romped 35-9, winning for the first time in six themselves.

In Nashville, the Titans are quietly keeping opponents down, winning their sixth out of seven over the falling Houston Texans, 24-13. Both quarterbacks only threw for one touchdown, however, Tom Savage outgained Marcus Mariota 365-150.

In Jacksonville, the Jaguars continue to dominate, this time at the hands of the Colts, 30-10.

In New Orleans, a big NFC South tilt came in the playing of the Panthers and Saints. The Saints took their ninth of ten, and defeated the Panthers, 31-21. Some moves were made on the NFL history books, as Drew Brees moved into second place for the most completions in NFL history, and is only 173 behind first, who is none other than Brett Favre with 6,300. Alvin Kamara is also the third rookie to catch and run for 600 yards each, joining Billy Sims and Charley Taylor.

In Arizona, the Cardinals still look lost with Palmer, and the Rams took the game, doubling up the Cardinals, 32-16.

In Baltimore, the Ravens continue to show their defense, throttling Matthew Stafford and the Lions, 44-20.

Now we come to the two shockers of the week: the Jets came to play, beating Alex Smith's 366 yards and four touchdown passes, 38-31. Josh McCown only threw for one score, but ran for two more, and held the ball for almost 43 minutes, not allowing Smith to do much, but he did some damage with the time he did control the ball. The other was the 10-1 Eagles coming to Seattle, who came in at 7-4. Carson Wentz out-threw Russell Wilson, 348-227, but Wilson threw for three scores, and Wentz for only one, and the Eagles came away with their first loss since Week 2, 24-10.

Monday night's game was interesting, as the Bengals had a 10-0, 17-0, and 20-10 lead, just to see Big Ben tie it up with 3:51 remaining in the fourth quarter on only his second touchdown pass, however, Andy Dalton also had just two at the same point. I figured the game from the get-go with the Steelers winning, then flipped it to the Bengals when they lead by ten going into the fourth, waiting to see if one would score before that game went to overtime...and Chris Boswell decided sixty minutes was enough, hitting the game winner at the :00, 23-20.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 7-5 this year, as Dak had been a deer in headlights without Elliott...until this week. He's 6-6 picking his new "home" team, as he was expecting Cousins to come away with a win, seeing Dak was lost without Zeke. LeoDaVinci is 6-6 picking his favorite team, as they won at Soldier Field, and Gould put the dagger in himself, as noted above. Dizart is also 6-6 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! He's ecstatic that Zeke is suspended...as he wants all Cowboy players suspended.

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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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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#1183407 - Tue Dec 05 2017 05:23 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Nice detailed write ups smile Wish it can help people like me who doesn't know a single player in any team smile smile
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#1184236 - Mon Dec 11 2017 10:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 14
Thu 7 Dec
18 of 19 players lodged tips:
17-20
07-13
24-31
33-07
27-21
26-16
24-30
15-26
24-21
07-12
00-23
13-30
43-35
30-10
38-39
20-27
4
16
3
shocked
16
3
13
12
1
3
7
16
6
16
15

1
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills (in OT)
Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears
at Cincinnati Bengals (in OT)
Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns
San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans
Seattle Seahawks at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
Detroit Lions
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans at Arizona Cardinals
New York Jets at Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Chargers
Philadelphia Eagles
at Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins















wwe84
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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-11 Sypher 131 8 139 3 - 4
1 2 1-19 N-Bomb 130 9 139 3 1 3
3 2 2-18 Mustang 130 8 138 3 - 3
4 7 1-9 gtho4 125 11 136 4 - 1
4 4 1-6 Dizart 128 8 136 2 - 2
4 5 1-16 George95 127 9 136 1 - 1
7 8 7-16 LeoDaVinci 124 8 132 4 2 2
7 5 1-7 illiniman14 127 5 132 1 1 1
9 9 1-12 paper_aero 123 8 131 3 - 1
9 9 2-11 srini701 123 8 131 1 1 0
11 11 8-17 dg_dave 122 8 130 - - 0
12 12 9-18 toocool4u 121 7 128 1 2 2
13 14 1-18 PaulE 119 8 127 2 1 1
13 13 5-14 ElfTwinkle 120 7 127 - 2 1
15 15 6-18 Howie72 118 7 125 1 1 0
16 16 1-18 gillyharold 116 7 123 3 2 2
17 17 1-17 wwe84 s 110 9 120 1 5 4
18 18 8-18 themonarch 106 d6 112 - 2 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 100 9 109 - 4 5
late starters 109**
---144----
weekly winners 150 11 161
wooden spoons 75 5 80
default . 6 .
on the road 87 6 93
at home 105 10 115
perfect picks 192 16 208
favorites 124 12 136
upsets 45r 68 4 72 47r
bonus points 32 1 33

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
10 + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
11 + 3 N-Bomb
12 + 6 N-Bomb Sypher
13 + 1 Sypher
14 + 1 N-Bomb Sypher
15 +
16 +
17 +



We were all over the board this week, and some shockers prevailed, and Dizart was quite upset after the final quarter of one game (more on this in a minute), but we ended up at exactly ½ this week. Only gtho4 had over ten, and he took the weekly win. Illiniman14's team may have run all over the place (more on this in a minute), but he took the Spoon.

With only three weeks to go, no one has made this a runaway...and everyone down as far as #11 realistically has a shot at the podium. Two others are only eight points off the podium, but that will be a tall order.

In other news, I'm wondering what has happened with themonarch...haven't seen much of him in the last few weeks.

On to the games:

We'll start with the Thursday tilt between the Saints and the Falcons. Matt Ryan got picked three times by the Saitns defense, but it was Deion Jones who made the biggest interception of the game. Jones picked off Drew Brees with 1:25 left in regulation, holding a 20-17 lead. The Falcons merely had to run out the clock from their own 25. If it weren't for Matt Bryant's 52 yarder at the 3:49 mark, the game would have gone to overtime.

In Buffalo, the Colts and Bills decided they wanted to play on a white field instead of green. With both offenses struggling, nothing went well for either team, as they decided to play more than the regulation sixty minutes, tied at seven points each. LeSean McCoy had the last laugh, as he scored from 21 with only 1:33 left in the extra session, giving the Bills the snowy win, 13-7. McCoy set a Bills franchise record with 153 yards on the ground, and also holds the Eagle's franchise record with 217 yards on the ground, also played in a snowstorm four years ago. Maybe McCoy loves the snow? It got heavy enough at one point to be a "thundersnow". No quarterback threw for 100 yards.

In Charlotte, Minnesota was riding high with a long win streak, but Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart had other plans. With 1:47 remaining, Stewart punched it in to the end zone following Newton's 62 yard run. The Panthers held on to win, 31-24, but not after squandering a 24-13 lead.

In Cincinnati, the Bears won by their biggest margin in five years, 33-7, over the Bengals. The Bengals defense was far from even mediocre, giving up 482 yards to the Bears, who entered as one of the NFL's worst offenses. The Bears didn't look like it in this game one bit. Kendall Wright became the first Bears player this season (with only three weeks to go) to top 100 yards receiving. Jordan Howard also topped a record, becoming the first Bears player to start their career with back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons, getting to 1,032 after this game. The Bears had way more offense this week than they did the previous two combined (482 to 287). Mike Nugent was booed by the Bengals' faithful every time he came out (as he played for the Bengals before they released him, with the Cowboys picking him up long enough to cover for Dan Bailey and then releasing him as well), and he didn't disappoint the Bears at all, outside of his first point after try (PAT).

In Cleveland, the Browns were on the verge of their first win, leading the Packers 21-14 with under a minute to go, and the Browns also had a 21-7 lead after 3. Guess they figured with a 14 point lead going into the fourth, they could let off the gas, and that they did. They allowed Hundley to get the Pack back into the game...granted, Hundley is no Aaron Rodgers, but he did enough this week to pull out the win. With 17 seconds left, he passed the ball to Davante Adams, scoring from one yard out. DeShone Kizer figured, "well, I'm starting at my own 25, let's just go to overtime." They did. After 1:17 had elapsed in the extra session, Kizer was intercepted at the Cleveland 42. From there, Mason Crosby could have come out and kicked a 60 yarder for the win, but the Pack decided to keep the ball on the ground primarily, but the winning pass was caught by (again) Adams from 25 out, shocking the Browns' faithful, and keeping them 0-fer, 27-21.

In Houston, Jimmy Garoppolo started his second game ever, and the 49ers won their second game with him starting, defeating the Texans, 26-16, to the delight of our own LeoDaVinci. It's pretty safe to say that Garoppolo will start the remaining three games for the 49ers. Garoppolo threw for 334 yards, but only one score. Maybe being the backup for Brady was a blessing in disguise?

In Jacksonville, the Seahawks came to town, and figured they'd come away with an easy win. The Jacksonville defense had other ideas, picking off Russell Wilson three times, and the Jaguars clinched their first winning season in ten years, defeating the Seahawks, 30-24.

In Kansas City, it was a rematch of an October tilt, as the Chiefs and Raiders played again...this time though, the Chiefs were at home. They played much better at home against Derek Carr, only allowing him 211 yards, but picking him off twice. Carr torched the Chiefs for 417 in Oakland. The outcome was far different, as the Chiefs won convincingly, 26-15.

In Denver, the Jets were not flying high, as they could not get on the scoreboard at all. The Broncos pounded them, 23-0.

In New Jersey (remember, the Giants and Jets do NOT play in New York), the Cowboys came to town, still sans Ezekiel Elliott. The first half and third quarter were uneventful, as they entered the fourth quarter tied at 10. Jason Witten scored the first of three touchdowns in a span of 4:41 of game clock (his score was at 7:38 left), Rod Smith scored from 81 exactly three and a half minutes later, and scored again just 1:11 later to deflate the Giants, 30-10, much to the dismay of our very own Dizart.

In Los Angeles, the Redskins didn't go anywhere for the second straight week, losing to the Chargers, 30-13. The Chargers have gone 7-2 since their 0-4 start. Also in Los Angeles, the Rams and Eagles were in a slugfest, but the Eagles lost Carson Wentz to an ACL tear, but not before defeating the Rams at home, 43-35.

In Arizona, no one really got anything going, but the Cardinals did just enough to defeat the Titans, 12-7. Marcus Mariota was picked twice, and failed to gain 185 yards in the air for the third straight week. Phil Dawson scored everything for Arizona, hitting four field goals.

Sunday night's tilt between the Ravens and Steelers was quite the game. Big Ben threw for 506 yards, and he needed every one of them, as the Steelers won on a field goal from Chris Boswell from 46 yards out with 0:42 left, defeating the Ravens and winning the NFC North, 39-38. The Steelers were ahead 14-0 early, then by the end of the third, were behind, 31-20.

Monday night's game was not like it was meant to be, as Tom Brady was picked off twice, and Cutler had a decent game, and the Dolphins shocked the Patriots, 27-20. We would like an explanation from wwe84 on his pick of the Dolphins. No using Gronkowski in your explanation.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 8-5 this year, as Dak tore it up in the fourth. He's 6-7 picking his new "home" team, as he was expecting Cousins to bounce back after the loss. LeoDaVinci is 6-7 picking his favorite team, as he was not expecting them to win after they did last week. Dizart is also 6-7 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! He's ecstatic that Zeke is suspended...as he wants all Cowboy players suspended.

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 (Tue Dec 12 2017 10:34 AM)
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#1184243 - Mon Dec 11 2017 11:37 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
wwe84 Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 13 2011
Posts: 23982
Loc: New South Wales
Australia
Originally Posted By: dg_dave
Monday night's game was not like it was meant to be, as Tom Brady was picked off twice, and Cutler had a decent game, and the Dolphins shocked the Patriots, 27-20. We would like an explanation from wwe84 on his pick of the Dolphins. No using Gronkowski in your explanation.


I had a hutch that Miami would win even though i'm a Patriots fan.

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#1184939 - Mon Dec 18 2017 11:47 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23950
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 15
Thu 14 Dec
18 of 19 players lodged tips:
25-13
10-20
13-30
16-24
24-31
27-10
07-45
07-34
19-31
34-29
15-20
42-07
27-24
23-25
20-17
24-21
13
17
5
12
15
17
15
17
17
15
15
8
10
10
15
16
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers
Baltimore Ravens
at Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings
New York Jets at New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles
at New York Giants
Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Rams
at Seattle Seahawks
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers mad (read below)
Tennessee Titans at San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys
at Oakland Raiders shocked (read below)
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers















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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-19 N-Bomb b 139 14 154 3 1 4
1 3 1-18 Mustang b 138 15 154 4 - 4
3 4 1-9 gtho4 b 136 14 151 4 - 2
3 1 1-11 Sypher 139 12 151 3 - 4
5 4 1-6 Dizart b 136 13 150 2 - 3
5 4 1-16 George95 b 136 13 150 1 - 2
7 7 7-16 LeoDaVinci b 132 14 147 4 2 3
8 9 1-12 paper_aero b 131 14 146 3 - 2
8 9 2-11 srini701 b 131 14 146 1 1 1
10 7 1-10 illiniman14 132 10 142 1 1 1
10 12 9-18 toocool4u b 128 13 142 1 2 3
10 11 8-17 dg_dave 130 12 142 - - 0
13 13 1-18 PaulE b 127 13 141 2 1 2
13 13 5-14 ElfTwinkle 127 12 139 - 2 1
15 16 1-18 gillyharold b 123 13 137 3 2 3
15 15 6-18 Howie72 125 12 137 1 1 0
17 17 1-17 wwe84 120 9 129 1 6 4
18 18 8-18 themonarch 112 d9 121 - 2 0
19 19 6-19 ozzz2002 109 11 120 - 4 5
late starters 120**
---228----
weekly winners 161 15 176
wooden spoons 80 9 89
default . 9 .
on the road 93 7 100
at home 114 9 124
perfect picks 208 16 224
favorites 136 14 150
upsets 47r 72 2 74 48r
bonus points 33 11 44

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

.

Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Dizart gtho4 illiniman14 PaulE
.......paper_aero
2. + 1 gillyharold wwe84
3. + 2 wwe84
4. + 1 Dizart
5. + 1 George95
6. + 2 N-Bomb
7. + 2 N-Bomb
8. + 1 Sypher
9. + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
10 + 4 N-Bomb Sypher
11 + 3 N-Bomb
12 + 6 N-Bomb Sypher
13 + 1 Sypher
14 + 1 N-Bomb Sypher
15 + 3 N-Bomb Mustang
16 +
17 +



We had a really good week this week, as only one person scored less than ten (our Spooner), and Dizart was quite upset after the final quarter of one game (more on this in a minute). Mustang flies high in taking the weekly win, but he had some company with bonus points...as ten others scored 13 or more. We nearly hit on 80% of our picks.

In other news, I'm wondering what has happened with themonarch...haven't seen much of him in the last few weeks.

On to the games:

We'll start with the Thursday tilt between the Broncos and the Colts. Brock Osweiler didn't start, but he did play a lot of the game after Trevor Siemian went down after Denver's second possession, and the Broncos beat the Colts in Indianapolis, 25-13. CJ Anderson ran for 158 yards, Osweiler had a rushing touchdown as well. Denver assured themselves of at least one win on the road, as their last one was just over a year ago, on Dec. 4, 2016. On the Colts's side, Frank Gore lacks one more season of 1,000 yards to tie Emmitt Smith for the most consecutive (Gore has 12, while Smith had 13).

In Detroit, the Lions continued to impress just enough, and held on to beat Chicago, 20-10. Not good for our own iliniman14 is the fact that the Bears have had three straight ten-loss seasons under John Fox. On the Bears' defense, though, Mitchell Trubisky had season highs in completions, attemps, yards, and interceptions in this game (31, 46, 314, and 3, respectively). The Bears only had 43 yards n the ground, unlike last week's 232 in Cincinnati.

In Kansas City, the Chiefs hold the keys to the AFC West, but the Chargers are not looking back. Both entered 7-6 coming in, and just like with Oakland last week, the Chiefs came out victorious, defeating the Chargers, 30-13. The Chargers had three giveaways, and Alex Smith threw for two scores to Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill (while Hunt ran for another), and all Kansas City has to do to take their division is win and hope for a Chargers loss next week.

In Buffalo, LeSean McCoy's name hit the record books again, this time rushing for 10,000 total career yards, and the Bills look like they may sniff the playoffs for the first time in 17 years, beating the Dolphins, 24-16. All Buffalo has to do is try and win away, as they finished their regular season at home this week, however, next week's game will be a hard one to win (as they play the NFL's poster boy (more on this in a bit - and there will be a lot, just fyi)) in Foxborough. Miami didn't finally break into the end zone until the 7 minute mark in the fourth quarter.

In Charlotte, Aaron Rodgers once again was under center for the Packers, but rust showed, since he hadn't played in eight weeks, but the Pack kept it close, losing by a score of 31-24 to Cam Newton and the Panthers. Newton only threw for 242 yards, however, he had four touchdown passes, and Greg Olsen (also coming back from a broken bone (his foot in this case, unlike Rodgers and his collarbone)) with 116 yards and a score of his own. The fourth Packer turnover made the difference, as with 1:28 left and the Packers driving, James Bradberry stripped Geronimo Allison and sealed the win. Had the Packers scored a touchdown and point after, they would have played in their third straight overtime game. Earlier in the game, Ron Rivera challenged an incomplete pass call that was overturned for a touchdown ruling, and while I have not seen that play (more on one I did see in highlights later), never did I realize that a catch would involve a player's posterior.

In Cleveland, the Browns continued their woes, and may join the 2008 Lions as their loss streak continued, this time to the Ravens, 27-10. The Browns have only the Steelers (a definite loss) and the Bears (if the Browns win, illiniman14 may give up on the Bears for that) to keep them out of the 0-16 club. How many coaches can go 1-29 and keep their job? Ask Hue Jackson, who is probably the only one to do so.

In Jacksonville, the Jaguars ran all over the field, demolishing the Texans, 45-7. Blake Bortles and the Jaguars are in the playoffs for the first time in ten years. Bortles's 143.8 passer rating was the highest of his career, in amassing 326 yards without his top three receivers, with a 21-for-29 completion rate. The Jaguars went 22-74 over the previous six seasons, yet are 10-4 this year and smelling more. Part of that may have to do with Tom Coughlin (former Giants head coach) overseeing a lot of the behind-the-scenes operations. The second half score was 14-7, in favor of Jacksonville, as it was all Jacksonville in the first half, going to the break ahead 31-0. Bortles did his damage in just 45 minutes of elapsed clock time.

In Minnesota, the Vikings have done something that not a lot of teams have done in the Aaron Rodgers era...won the NFC North not as a Packer team. The Vikings held the Bengals to a mere eight first downs, and even Teddy Bridgewater got some playing time in, as the Vikings clobbered the Bengals 34-7. The Vikings held the Bengals in their own territory for the first 42 minutes of the game. Will this be the year that a Super Bowl team plays at home?

In New Orleans, the Saints gave up three turnovers, but Mark Ingram and his 151 yards from scrimmage made sure that the Jets did not come away victorious, as the Saints won, 31-19. Ingram had two plays of at least 50 yards, one of which scored a touchdown. The Jets kept it close until late into the game.

In New Jersey (remember, the Giants and Jets do NOT play in New York), the Eagles are guaranteed at least the #2 seed after defeating the Giants, 34-29. Yes, Carson Wentz is out, but Nick Foles showed he can still play some football. Foles, like Wentz last week, threw for four scores. The Giants have almost assured themselves of the worst record in the NFC, because San Francisco has won more games at this point (more on this momentarily). Eli Manning outgained Foles 434-237, but Foles and the Eagles outscored the Giants in the second half, 13-6. The Giants also had held a 20-6 advantage early on.

In Maryland (also, the Redskins do NOT play within DC), the Redskins kept the Cardinals from breaking the plane of the end zone, making them settle for five field goals, and defeating the Cardinals, 20-15. Gabbert didn't even complete half of his passes, going 16-for-41. Phil Dawson is who is keeping the Cardinals in games at all, scoring the last 30 points for the team.

In Seattle, the Rams came to play, but the Seahawks must have been without their 12th man (the crowd noise), as Todd Gurley scored 24 points on three rushing scores and a receiving score, and sat out nearly all of the second half, dominating the Seahawks, 42-7. The Rams embarrassed Pete Carroll (awesomeness) and the Seahawks in the first half, 34-0. It's no wonder Gurley sat most of the second half. Once the score was 40-0, Gurley's day was done. He only had seven yards in the second half, but had 144 in the first. Russell Wilson had a dismal performance, including an intentional grounding penalty in his own end zone, giving the Rams two points for a safety. The Rams showed the Seahawks that if they want to get far into the postseason, they have a lot of work to do. Goff didn't have to do much, and even though he only threw for 120 yards, he did have two scores.

In San Francisco, our own LeoDaVinci is a happy camper again, as his 49ers and Garoppolo is now 3-for-3 as an NFL starter, narrowly defeating Marcus Mariota and the Titans, 25-23. It took every second of game clock for this one, as Robbie Gould hit the game winner as time expired. The 49ers may have started 0-8, but are 4-2 in their last six. With 3:08 left, Gould hit a 48 yarder to take a 22-20 lead, only to see Mariota and the Titans take the lead back two minutes later. Did that bother Garoppolo? Nope, as he went downfield just enough in that 1:07 to allow Gould to hit his 20th straight without a miss.

In Pittsburgh, this one started out rather uneventful, in a way, but the Steelers lost Antonio Brown for the rest of the regular season early in the second quarter. The Patriots also lost a player early in the game to injury. This game was back and forth for the first 58 minutes, then it got really interesting. With 2:16 left and a 24-21 lead, the Steelers punted the ball to New England, and the Patriots started on their own 23. The Brady-Gronkowski combination went on three straight plays, of 26, 26, and 17 yards, respectively, to get to the Pittsburgh 8. With one minute left, Pittsburgh called for time. Four seconds later, Dion Lewis took the handoff into the house, giving the Patriots a 27-24 lead, after a Gronkowski two-point conversion. Ben Roethlisberger says "that's enough time for me to get to the end zone." He thought he was right, as after the kickoff, from the Steeler 21, Big Ben hit JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 69 yard gain to the Patriot 10. Pittsburgh calls for time again, with 34 seconds left. The next play is what will be remembered. Big Ben hit Jesse James (not the outlaw) for a ten yard score...or was it? As there was less than two minutes left, the booth had to review the play. Now I did not see the play live, but watched the replay later, and the call could literally have gone either way, but as the NFL coddles Brady, the head office reversed the touchdown call and called it an incomplete pass, saying that James did not have possession. You can watch the play here, starting at the 1:00 mark. According to the NFL catch rule, the ground cannot force a fumble, but as Dez Bryant found out a few years ago, the rule is very misleading. I could not see anything to overturn the play, but someone somewhere did, and the Patriots escaped Pittsburgh on a forced throw by Big Ben with five seconds left, 27-24.

Sunday night's tilt between the Cowboys and Raiders was a big game, but not as big as Pittsburgh's (see above). The first three quarters were rather uneventful again, just like above, but the fourth quarter made up the difference. One play in the third was the lone exception...punter Chris Jones faked a punt and took a 24 yard gain on 4th and 11. With Dallas driving and just over five minutes left, the Cowboys decide to go for it on 4th and 1. The referee literally took out an index card (you can read more about this play here) after the play before ruling that Dak got a first down on a QB sneak (you can see that play at the 6:40 mark here), as he had called for the chains since it looked so close, and even the chains really didn't give a clear signal. I wonder if this is in the rule book somewhere? The Cowboys took a 19 yard chip shot from Dan Bailey with 1:44 to go. Carr and the Raiders had another chance to at least get downfield to force overtime or go for the win. The Raiders decided on the latter, and with 31 seconds left, Carr goes looking for a receiver, unable to find one, and so he took it upon himself to score, however, he fumbled mere inches from the goal line (that play you can see here). Those two plays probably gained the ire of our own Dizart, considering he thinks the Cowboys cheat. Unlike in baseball, the NFL has had a salary cap for years. Baseball needs to do the same, but with the Yankroids, they'd only have two or three players, due to the massive salaries they earn. The Cowboys escaped Oakland, 20-17, but not before that play and a 55 yard defensive pass interference call against Dallas just a few plays prior.

Monday night's game was somewhat uneventful, except in my fantasy football league, as my opponent had an 18 point deficit and Mike Evans still to play. Evans hadn't gotten more than 25 yards for the last couple of games, but he broke looks for 79 yards and a score to make it tense for me. Devonta Freeman kept the Falcons flying, defeating the Buccaneers, 24-21, although his lost fumble almost didn't give them the win, except his teammate Levine Toilolo got his hands on the loose ball for that touchdown. The Falcons punted with 74 seconds left, after Matt Ryan got sacked on 3rd down, and the Bucs got downfield enough for Patrick Murray to attempt to send the game to overtime from the Falcon 36, or a 54 yard attempt. Murray's kick sailed wide, giving the Falcons a needed win, 24-21, to keep the NFC South close (the Saints and Panthers are 10-4, while the Falcons are 9-5, and the Saints hold the tiebreaker on the Panthers, winning both in New Orleans and Charlotte).

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 9-5 this year, as they escaped Oakland (see above). He's 7-7 picking his new "home" team, as they locked down on their defense (see above). LeoDaVinci is 7-7 picking his favorite team, as he is happy they will not take last place in the NFC. Dizart is also 6-8 picking his loathed team...and if you want to know their record, just reverse these numbers...LOL! He's not happy that Zeke will be back next week, nor is he happy at Derek Carr (see above).

Due to the number of plays in this week's games, this is why the final game ended an hour ago and I am just now getting results up...lol.

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

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


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Edited by dg_dave (Sun Dec 24 2017 11:34 PM)
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#1184940 - Mon Dec 18 2017 11:50 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: srini701
Nice detailed write ups smile Wish it can help people like me who doesn't know a single player in any team smile smile


Try reading through this one, srini...this week was wild!
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#1184943 - Tue Dec 19 2017 01:36 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I read the whole damn report....hats off to your patience first...all 16 matches covered, and I am still clueless who the "poster boy" is or who plays at Foxborough smile smile...The Pats??
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