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#1207637 - Mon Oct 01 2018 10:35 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Online   sleepy
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23840
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 4
Thu 27th Sept
17 of 18 players lodged tips:
31-38
37-36
10-48
24-26
00-22
37-34
12-31
07-38
23-26
20-17
42-45
27-29
33-18
26-14
27-23
16
4
12
10
16
7
16
17
2
15
11
16
16
6
15
Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams
Cincinnati Bengals
at Atlanta Falcons
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys
Buffalo Bills at Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans
at Indianapolis Colts (in OT)
New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles at Tennessee Titans (in OT)
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders (in OT)
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Chargers
New Orleans Saints
at New York Giants
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
George95







toocool4u ozzz2002





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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-1 srini701 b 29 13 43 3 - 1
2 3 1-3 toocool4u s 28 12 41 1 - 1
3 3 1-3 Daaanieeel 28 12 40 1 - 0
3 1 1-7 Sypher 29 11 40 - - 0
5 3 1-6 wwe84 28 10 38 1 - 0
6 9 6-17 gtho4 25 12 37 1 1 0
6 9 6-14 Howie72 25 12 37 - - 0
6 7 3-7 PaulE 26 11 37 - - 0
9 6 1-9 Dizart 27 9 36 1 - 0
9 9 7-10 Mustang 25 11 36 - - 0
11 15 7-15 ElfTwinkle 24 11 35 - - 1
11 9 7-15 George95 25 10‡ 35 - - 0
11 15 7-15 paper_aero 24 11 35 - - 0
14 9 9-17 ozzz2002 s 25 8 34 1 1 1
14 7 7-14 gillyharold 26 8 34 - - 0
16 18 14-18 dg_dave 22 11 33 - - 0
17 9 9-17 N-Bomb 25 7 32 - 2 0
18 15 1-18 LeoDaVinci 24 d7 31 1 1 0
late starters 31**
---179----
weekly winners 21 11 32
wooden spoons 11 6 17
default . 6 .
on the road 19 6 25
at home 27 11 38
perfect picks 48 15 63
favorites 29 11 40
upsets 11r 18 4 22 14r
bonus points 1 3 4

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

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Weekly Leader

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



No real surprises this week, outside of the Super Bowl champions getting knocked off...which our winner failed to pick, but he does take the first near miss bonus of the season, going 13/15, missing only the aforementioned and Pittsburgh.

Originally Posted By: George95
missed this one but everybody else has him, do we have the gimmie pick in this comp?


Yes, only if all of the other tippers picked the game. This has been the case for several years now.

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in Los Angeles, the game was literally a slugfest from wire to wire. Jared Goff threw for 465 yards and five scores, but the Vikings held tough all game long, and Goff needed every yard and every score he got. Goff had more yards in the first half than some other teams got all game long (more on this in a bit), as he racked up 251 in the air at the break. Kirk Cousins had just as spectacular a game, throwing for 422 and three scores, but it was his strip-sack with 78 seconds left to play that sealed the fate of the Vikings, and gave the Rams a 4-0 start, defeating the Vikings, 38-31.

In Atlanta, Matt Ryan had another phenomenal performance, but he was outdueled by Andy Dalton, as Dalton connected with AJ Green with :07 left on the clock, and took a 37-36 win out of Atlanta. Atlanta's offense is very good, as they have scored 30 or more for three straight weeks, but their defense is what is faltering, as they have fallen to 1-3 on the season.

In Chicago, this game was all Bears. Mitchell Trubisky made it happen this week, by throwing for 354 and six (!) scores, as well as running for 53 of his own. He had over 400 of the 483 yards that Chicago gained. I know you try to build a team around a quarterback, but this might come back to bite the Bears with a performance like that. For Tampa Bay, Jameis Winston threw for 145 and a score, but as he was back after a suspension, the rust factor had set in, as he threw two picks.

In Arlington, Texas, Dak and Zeke may still be green in the lines of the NFL, but they communicate well together. This game, like the Thursday game, actually went somewhat back-and-forth, but it was the Dak/Zeke pass late that sealed the Lions' fate, and to the chagrin of Dizart, the Cowboys took the game by the score of 26-24. Dallas native Matt Stafford had only won once at AT&T Stadium, and that was his first game there. He was hoping to end his losing streak, and he gave it a valiant effort, throwing for 307 and two scores, both to Golden Tate (helping me in fantasy), but it was not meant to be.

In Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers may have been gimpy, but it was the defense that held the story of the day. The Bills had a total of 145 yards all game long. Rodgers threw for double that (298) and one score. The Green Bay running game had almost as many yards (125) as Buffalo had. Green Bay also pitched a shutout for the first time since 2010, defeating the Bills, 22-0.

In Indianapolis, Adam Vinatieri made NFL history by kicking his 566th field goal, but Luck just ran out of luck as the Texans took the game in overtime, 37-34. The Texans gave Luck 464 yards in the air and four scores, but overcame it, even though Houston almost gave the game away, as they had built a 28-7 lead early in the second half.

In Jacksonville, Blake Bortles set a new career high with 388 yards in the air, and his second game of 375 or more, and the Jaguars took the air out of the Jets, beating them by the score of 31-12. Jacksonville had some miscues of their own, as they coughed up the ball three times, giving the Jets nine of their 12 points. The Jaguars also got two on defense for the first time in four years, as they tackled a Jets player in their own end zone for a safety.

In Foxborough, Tom Brady proved he is still Tom Brady, and outplayed Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins by a large margin, sending Miami to their first loss of the season, and putting Brady to 15-1 against the Dolphins, humbling them at Gillette, 38-7. In Miami's defense, they did take two throws from Brady, but couldn't convert them into points.

In Nashville, this one almost went to a tie, as the game was square at 20 each after 60 minutes of play. With :05 left and facing fourth down, Titans coach Mike Vrabel had drawn a play, then took a timeout. He wanted to contemplate going for the tie or trying to take a win or heartbreaking loss. After the timeout, it must have thrown the Eagle defense off, and Marcus Mariota hit Corey Davis with a touchdown, allowing Tennessee to win over the reigning champions, 26-23.

In Glendale, Stephen Janikowski had a couple of bad kicks, but when it counted, he nailed it perfectly. With Sam Bradford benched after several rough starts, the Cardinals put in rookie Josh Rosen, who did give the Cardinals a small spark on offense. It wasn't enough, and Phil Dawson's missed field goal with 1:50 left came back to haunt them, as the Seahawks defeated the Cardinals as time expired in regulation, 20-17.

In Oakland, Cleveland started out strong and looked to have their first two game win streak in almost four years, taking a 14 point advantage into the second half. Derek Carr and the Raiders were not going to let a team who has won two games in the last three years go away easily, as he hit Jared Cook with :30 left, and needed a two point conversion to try to send the game to overtime. His pass to former Green Bay wideout Jordy Nelson was spot on, and knotted the game at 42-all. Just a few plays earlier, Cleveland looked to have the game won on a first down by Carlos Hyde, but the replay booth in New York stated that Hyde's elbow hit the ground just short of the chain, even after the chain gang came out for a measurement, as it happened in the last two minutes of the 4th quarter. The Raiders got the points they needed when it counted the most, and actually, 38 of the 87 points were scored in either the 4th quarter or overtime. The Raiders won, 45-42.

In Los Angeles on Sunday, with Jimmy Garoppolo out for the season with a torn ACL, CJ Beathard got the nod to take the reins for the 49ers. He had a decent game, throwing for 298 yards, but evened out with scores and picks, having two each. The Niners actually held a two touchdown lead, just to see Philip Rivers and the Chargers roar back and escaped at home with a 29-27 win.

In New Jersey (the Giants do NOT play in NY), Drew Brees was looking to rewrite the history books, but fell a bit short on that, and he will have to settle for doing that next week. He only threw for 217, so he needs only 201 next week. What was supposed to be a shootout really wasn't, as Alvin Kamara did most of the scoring on the ground, running for three scores, and the Saints defeated the Giants, 33-14. A positive for the Giants, they kept Brees from throwing for a score, which is a rarity in itself.

In Pittsburgh, Big Ben and the Steelers couldn't get anything done after the break, racking up only 47 of their 284 yards in that second half. Joe Flacco threw for more than that all game (363). He also got his two scores in the first half, as while it was all Baltimore in the second half, the scoring was all on Justin Tucker's foot, hitting for four field goals. The Ravens won for the first time in four tries, 26-14.

And finally, in Denver, the Broncos looked poised to knock off another unbeaten in the Chiefs, taking a 23-13 lead into the fourth quarter, but Patrick Mahomes showed he can play, and directed two touchdown drives, culminating with Kareem Hunt's 4 yard score with 99 seconds to play, and the Chiefs defeated the Broncos for the sixth straight time against their rivals, 27-23.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 2-2 after Dak and Zeke showed they mean business after all. He's 1-2 picking his new "home" team, as they did not play. LeoDaVinci is also 1-2 on his favorite team, since he went default. Dizart is 2-2 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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

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


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


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


Edited by dg_dave (Wed Dec 12 2018 01:36 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
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1208283 - Tue Oct 09 2018 12:09 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Online   sleepy
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23840
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 5
Thu 4th Oct
17 of 18 players lodged tips:
24-38
12-13
31-33
17-27
09-12
23-31
14-30
16-34
17-41
10-26
23-21
28-18
33-31
16-19
19-43
17
2
16
17
2
4
13
5
12
16
6
2
15
12
17
Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots
Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills
New York Giants at Carolina Panthers
Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (in OT)
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs
Denver Broncos at New York Jets
Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
Minnesota Vikings
at Philadelphia Eagles
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans (in OT)
Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints

ozzz2002 gtho4


ozzz2002 N-Bomb






ozzz2002 wwe84


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.156

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 2 1-3 toocool4u 41 11 52 1 - 1
2 1 1-2 srini701 43 8 51 3 - 1
3 13 3-17 ozzz2002 sss 34 12 49 2 1 4
3 5 1-6 wwe84 s 38 10 49 1 - 1
3 3 1-3 Daaanieeel 40 9 49 1 - 0
6 3 1-7 Sypher 40 8 48 - - 0
7 6 6-17 gtho4 s 37 9 47 1 1 1
8 9 7-10 Mustang 36 10 46 - - 0
8 6 3-8 PaulE 37 9 46 - - 0
10 11 7-15 ElfTwinkle 35 10 45 - - 1
10 11 7-15 paper_aero 35 10 45 - - 0
10 17 9-17 N-Bomb s 32 12 45 - 2 1
13 9 1-13 Dizart 36 8 44 1 - 0
13 13 7-15 George95 35 9 44 - - 0
13 6 6-14 Howie72 37 7 44 - 1 0
16 13 7-16 gillyharold 34 8 42 - - 0
17 16 14-18 dg_dave 33 8 41 - - 0
18 18 1-18 LeoDaVinci 31 d7 38 1 1 0
late starters 38**
---156----
weekly winners 43 12 55
wooden spoons 24 7 31
default . 7 .
on the road 25 3 28
at home 38 12 50
perfect picks 63 15 78
favorites 40 10 50
upsets 14r 22 5 27 16r
bonus points 4 6 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

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Weekly Leader

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



Had a few surprises, but every game had at least one correct this week.

Gtho4 missed a pick for the Vikings/Eagles game.

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in Foxborough, Tom Brady continues to set new milestones, this time connecting with his 500th touchdown pass of his career. He may be 41, but he's still showing no signs of slowing down. He only needs 40 more to set the NFL record, held by Peyton Manning at 539, and Brett Favre is second at 508. Another milestone Brady set is most wins by any player, tying now-opponent Adam Vinatieri (who plays for the Colts) at 226. The Patriots would not let Luck get anything done in the first half, leading the Colts, 24-3. Luck would not be denied, however, and he had his 28th straight game with a touchdown pass. Brady kept Luck on his toes, and actually, when he threw his 500th touchdown pass, it was the 71st different receiver to catch the ball. The Patriots won, 38-24.

In Buffalo, an ugly game on both sides of the ball kept the score low. The Titans did cross midfield four times, but none of the trips into Buffalo territory ended with six, however, none of them ended with zero either, as Ryan Succop scored all of Tennessee's points. Neither quarterback passed for 150, and combined, they passed for just over 200 (129 for Marcus Mariota and 82 for Josh Allen). Defense was the story of this game, as both teams were held under 225 total yards (223 for Tennessee and 221 for Buffalo), but Buffalo eked out a 13-12 win to go to 2-3 on the season.

In Charlotte, this game was quite crazy overall. Both quarterbacks (Eli Manning and Cam Newton) had deuces all around (two touchdowns to go with two interceptions each), and Eli outgained Cam 326-237, but Cam and the Panthers had the last laugh, as Graham Gano hit from his own 47 yard line, tying the second longest NFL field goal with several others (the longest was hit in the much lighter Denver air at 64 yards, while this was at 63). As for long field goals, the longest ever recorded at any stadium is 69 yards, kicked at P.E. Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, Texas. (See here and here). The Giants were killed by a 61 yarder last year, and lost on this 63 yarder, 33-31.

In Cincinnati, this one was lopsided all over, in honesty. Cincinnati started off on the wrong foot, spotting Miami a 17 point advantage at the break, but the second half was all redemption for the Bengals, as they proceeded to score the next 27. The last time the Bengals were shut out at halftime and won the game was against these same Dolphins in 2004, when they trailed 3-0 and won the game, 16-13. This one was different, as it was 17-3 after 45 minutes, and the last time Cincinnati scored 24 in the fourth quarter was in 2004. They did it two other times, once in 1972 and again in 1978, and in all cases were wins. The Bengals defeated the Dolphins, 27-17.

In Cleveland, the Browns might be a force to be reckoned with...maybe. This one was just as ugly as the game in Buffalo, but unlike Buffalo, this one went into overtime as well, Cleveland's third time to play extra this season. Unlike in Week 1, this one did almost go the distance, but Greg Joseph hit a field goal with :02 left in the extra frame, giving the Browns their first AFC North win since 2017, and setting them at .500 after five weeks at 2-2-1. The Browns beat the Ravens, 12-9. The Browns also have more takeaways this season (15) than all of last season (13).

In Detroit, the story of the day here was not Aaron Rodgers and his gimpy leg...it was Mason Crosby and his foot. He was up four times to get three points, and failed...miserably. He didn't hit a single one of them, and missed a PAT (point after touchdown, ozzz) to boot - no pun intended. Aaron Rodgers didn't have his best game, either, coughing up the ball twice himself, but Green Bay stayed with the Lions, however, the Lions had just enough in them to defeat Rodgers, Crosby, and the Packers, 31-23. At one point, it was Detroit 24, Green Bay 0, but even with a 24 point deficit, never count Rodgers out. As you can see, Green Bay outscored them at that point, 23-7.

In Kansas City, this game was all about the turnovers...on one side of the ball anyway. Yes, Patrick Mahomes suffered his first career interception, but veteran Blake Bortles did far worse, giving up four picks of his own. The Chiefs were all over the ball, even though it was a wet affair, and the Jaguars lost not only the game, but a lot of their defensive structure, giving up 30 points and 424 yards. The Chiefs are 5-0, winning over the Jaguars, 30-14. When Bortles was good, he was good, as he passed for 430, but when he was bad, the Chiefs let him know.

In New Jersey, the story of this game was Jet player, Isaiah Crowell, who set a new franchise record of yards on the ground (219). His "backup" almost had 100 of his own, and the Jets ran for 323 of their 512 overall. Crowell had a score, but kept it clean, unlike a couple of weeks ago when he made a move that he shouldn't have, costing him almost $13,500. Sam Darnold may not have passed for 200 yards, but a majority of his passing yards came on one play...a 76 yard score to Robby Anderson. It was the first time since 1972, when the Colts were still in Baltimore (you can read about the move in 1984 here). The Jets pounced on the Broncos, 34-16.

In Pittsburgh, Matt Ryan had been on a tear, even in two straight losses, but he got nowhere in this game, as he was sacked (not fired like in the UK or Oz, y'all) six times. Big Ben only threw for 250 and three scores, but two of those scores were to his favorite receiver, Antonio Brown. The Steelers also were all over Julio Jones, not allowing him to catch the ball until the game was out of hand. The Steelers romped the Falcons, 41-17.

In Los Angeles, Philip Rivers and Derek Carr started off about even, but Rivers got started after he bobbled a snap, and a 3-3 tie turned into a 19-3 lead. What made this game interesting otherwise...there were more Raider fans than Charger fans. The Raiders played in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1995, before going back to Oakland. Rivers and the Chargers had the final say, as they won over the Raiders, 26-10.

In Philadelphia, a rematch of the NFC championship game last year didn't end the same, but neither of the quarterbacks played in it, as Case Keenum is now in Denver, and Nick Foles is back in his backup role, since Carson Wentz is back, and Kirk Cousins was in Landover, so Cousins and Wentz weren't new foes by any stretch. Even Dan Bailey wasn't in that game last year, as he played in Arlington, Texas. Cousins had a decent game, throwing 37 times, and only missing on seven of those passes. He is the first QB to complete 30 passes in four consecutive games (no, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, nor Drew Brees had ever pulled that off, and three of those five have thrown for over 5,000 yards in a season - with Brees being the only one to do it more than once). This one was a lot closer, and the Vikings pulled out a 23-21 win over the Super Bowl champions, who now sit below .500 at 2-3.

In San Francisco, Arizona came in looking for their first win, and to the chagrin of LeoDaVinci, got it, especially with the offensive numbers far lopsided toward the Niners (447-220 total yards, 92-49 offensive plays, and 33-10 on first downs, and 40:12 to 19:48 on time of possession). CJ Beathard got beat pretty hard, as he threw two picks and was sacked four times for 49 yards. Arizona trailed 6-0, but went ahead 7-6 and never looked back. Arizona won, 28-18.

In Seattle, Todd Gurley is nothing but a scoring machine, as he scored not once, not twice, but three times. Jared Goff didn't really have to do much, but with 1:39 left, he was given a chance...get just one yard to keep the ball away from Seattle, clinging to a 33-31 lead. Seattle burned its last timeout at that point becausde Los Angeles had brought in the punting unit, and with the extra time, made Seattle pay the price for it. Goff got two and then was able to run out the clock, sending them to 5-0 and giving the Rams a three game cushion over everyone else in the NFC West, winning by the same score that Carolina beat the Giants at...33-31.

In Houston, this game went back and forth, all evening long, but DeAndre Hopkins nearly cost his team the game, albeit in the third quarter, losing a fumble. He redeemed himself of his faux pas, as the game ended regulation tied at 16 each. After Dallas ate up nearly half the clock in overtime, Hopkins caught a pass and went 49 yards, setting up the game winning field goal with 1:55 to play. The Texans beat the Cowboys to the delight of Dizart, 19-16, however, in Boston tonight, his yankROIDs gave up 16, losing at the hands of the Boston Red Sox, 16-1, to the delight of me.

And finally, in New Orleans, the NFL record for passing yards in a career has been passed from Peyton Manning, at 71,940, to Drew Brees, at 72,063. The pass that broke the record also was a touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith, and that play started at the New Orleans 38 yard line. He is one of a few quarterbacks that has not thrown an interception in the 2018 season. The Saints were all over the Redskins, and defeated them soundly, 43-19.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-2 after quite an interesting game. He's 2-2 picking his new "home" team, as they didn't do much at all in Louisiana. LeoDaVinci is also 1-2 on his favorite team, since he went default. Dizart is 3-2 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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

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


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


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


Edited by dg_dave (Wed Dec 12 2018 08:58 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
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1208851 - Tue Oct 16 2018 12:12 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Online   sleepy
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23840
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 6
Thu 11th Oct
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
34-13
29-34
28-21
38-14
13-20
28-31
17-27
34-42
27-03
17-23
23-20
07-40
21-00
40-43
30-33
15
15
4
10
17
4
18
13
16
4
15
5
13
12
18
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Pittsburgh Steelers
at Cincinnati Bengals
Los Angeles Chargers at Cleveland Browns
Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans
Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins (in OT)
Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets
Seattle Seahawks
at Oakland Raiders
Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Rams
at Denver Broncos
Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys
Baltimore Ravens
at Tennessee Titans
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers














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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 2 1-2 srini701 51 10 61 3 - 1
2 8 2-10 Mustang b 46 13 60 1 - 1
3 3 1-3 Daaanieeel 49 10 59 1 - 0
3 1 1-3 toocool4u 52 7 59 1 1 1
3 6 1-7 Sypher 48 11 59 - - 0
6 3 3-17 ozzz2002 49 9 58 2 1 4
6 3 1-6 wwe84 49 9 58 1 - 1
8 10 7-15 paper_aero 45 12 57 - - 0
9 7 6-17 gtho4 47 9 56 1 1 1
9 8 3-9 PaulE 46 10 56 - - 0
11 10 7-15 ElfTwinkle 45 10 55 - - 1
12 13 6-14 Howie72 44 11 55 - 1 0
13 13 1-13 Dizart 44 10 54 1 - 0
13 10 9-17 N-Bomb 45 9 54 - 2 1
15 16 7-16 gillyharold 42 11 53 - - 0
16 13 7-16 George95 44 8 52 - - 0
17 17 14-18 dg_dave 41 10 51 - - 0
18 18 1-18 LeoDaVinci 38 10 48 1 1 0
late starters 48**
---179----
weekly winners 55 13 68
wooden spoons 31 7 38
default . 7 .
on the road 28 6 34
at home 50 9 59
perfect picks 78 15 93
favorites 50 13 63
upsets 16r 27 2 29 18r
bonus points 10 1 11

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



The games went all over the place...from nailbiters to blowouts...we had them all this week...and we had a very upset tipper in two of them...one was brokenhearted, and one completely angry.

N-Bomb failed to tip the Thursday night game.

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in New Jersey, it was all Eagles as Carson Wentz shook off the rust he had last week to annilihate the Giants defense, going 26 for 36 for 278 and two scores, while throwing no interceptions, and taking a 31-6 lead after 3. The only bright spot for the Giants was Saquon Barkley, who had 229 total yards (130 on the ground and 99 in the air). The Eagles avoided their first three game losing streak, winning by the score of 34-13.

In Atlanta, Jameis Winston got his first start of the season after his suspension. This game literally went back and forth all game long. Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston both were on fire, throwing for seven touchdowns between them. Matt Ryan's three had him pass a big name in football of yesteryear in Joe Montana, who moved down to 17th overall. Late in the game, Matt Bryant came on to kick one for 57 yards to give the Falcons a 5 point lead and force Winston and Company to win with a touchdown. Bryant hit the field goal, and then grabbed at his hamstring, possibly injuring it. The Buccaneers were not done, as they got down to the Atlanta 21 yard line late, still trailing by 5. The Falcons were looking for the Hail Mary, but Winston had other plans. He went forward, and near the 10 yard line, lateraled a pass to Adam Humphries, who lost the ball. Mike Evans got it, then lateraled to DeSean Jackson near the 5 yard line. Jackson couldn't hold the ball, and it fell out of bounds, giving Atlanta the win at home, escaping by the final score of 34-29.

In Cincinnati, Big Ben didn't disappoint, but it took 60 minutes of play for the victor to come. After going back and forth in the first half, the teams were tied at 14. James Conner had his moments also, getting two scores in that first half, and joining some lofty company with seven scores in the first six weeks. In the second half, the Bengals held Pittsburgh to two field goals, trailing 20-14 with 3½ left to play. Andy Dalton was able to take the Bengals across the field and take a 21-20 lead with 78 seconds remaining, and thinking they had finally gotten the monkey of the Steelers off their back. Big Ben had other plans, and was able to hit his favorite target, Antonio Brown, for a 31 yard score with ten seconds left. The Steelers decided to go for two to take a seven point lead, and converted, meaning that the Bengals would have to hit the PAT if they scored a touchdown to send the game to overtime. Dalton got one play off to get the Bengals 62 yards away. His Hail Mary pass fell short, and the Steelers won their eighth straight over the Bengals, 28-21.

In Cleveland, it was veteran versus rookie. Philip Rivers, who has played for 15 years, was going against Baker Mayfield, who has played for 5 games. Rivers didn't have to throw that much, as Melvin Gordon did most of the damage, scoring three times and going for 132 of the Chargers' 246 yards on the ground. Rivers hit on 55% of his passes, going for 207 and two more scores. His only mistake came late in the game, when he threw an interception. It's not often in this league anymore when you run the ball for more yards than you throw, but whatever it takes to get the job done, and the Chargers meant business, demolishing the Browns, 38-14. While the Browns have played better this season (as they have won two games, which is more than they did in 2016 and 2017 combined), and have played in some close games (week 1's tie against the Steelers for one), they know they still have a long trek ahead of them to get back to a decent team.

In Houston, it was another back-and-forth effort, as Houston only had a 10-0 lead at the break, and a 10-6 lead after three. Buffalo would eventually take a 13-10 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Texans were not done. A defensive pass interference call in the end zone took the Texans from the Buffalo 42 yard line to the Buffalo 1. Houston was stopped by a penalty and the Bills defense to take a chip shot field goal, tying the game at 13 with only 94 seconds left in play. A mere 11 seconds later, Houston's defense stepped up when it mattered most, picking off Nathan Peterman and taking it home to take a 20-13 lead. Peterman and the Bills were hoping to take it home and send the game to overtime, but his youth showed, and he was picked off once again, sealing their fate and seeing Houston get back to even on the season at 3-3.

In Miami, it started out with Miami, but after 30 minutes, Miami only held a 7-0 advantage. Something must have happened in the Bears' locker room at the break, as they came out swinging, and took a 21-6 advantage in that quarter, leading 21-13 with 15 minutes to play. Early in the fourth, Miami came back to tie the game at 21, after they got the touchdown and subsequent two point conversion. It went back and forth for a bit, but with just under 4 minutes to go, Chicago found the end zone again to take a 28-21 lead. Brock Osweiler has been in these situations before, but this time, it didn't matter, as he hit Albert Wilson on the first play after Chicago's touchdown, knotting the game at 28 with three minutes to play. One minute later, just after the two minute warning, Chicago fumbled the ball away to Miami. Miami went three and out, and while they could have gone for a 59 yard field goal to win it, the coach decided against it, and here we go...another overtime game (we have had at least one every week this season). In overtime, Miami almost struck without giving Chicago a chance with the ball, taking the drive to the 1 yard line. With five minutes left, Miami fumbled the ball in the end zone, and now Chicago only needed a score to win. They got downfield enough that the Chicago head coach decided to try to take the win by going for a 53 yard field goal. Cody Parkey missed it, giving the ball back to the Dolphins with just under two minutes to go. Miami took the ball downfield and as they did, time almost got away from them. With :03 left on the clock, the Dolphins line up for a 47 yard attempt. Chicago responds by trying to ice the kicker, calling their second timeout. It didn't ice Sanders, as he knocked home the winning score, and Miami escaped at home, 31-28.

In Minneapolis, this game ball went to Latavius Murray, who hit a new career high with 155 yards on the ground. Adam Thielen had his own career marks also, as he is the first wide receiver since 1961 to have over 100 yards in the air to start a season in their first six games. He also has had 58 catches, most in NFL history after six weeks, averaging almost ten a week. The Vikings were too much for the Cardinals, and they took a 27-17 victory.

In New Jersey on Sunday, this one featured a lot of kicking (isn't that what you're supposed to do in football anyway?). Joe Namath and a lot of his teammates from the 1968 team were in attendance, and the Jets did him proud, especially kicker Jason Myers. Myers set a new franchise record, kicking seven field goals in the game, missing the NFL record by one (Rob Bironas hit eight in 2007, which you can read here, as well as the other five kickers who hit seven before Myers did). The Jets needed some help, as Luck had some good luck of his own, but it wasn't enough as the Jets held on to win over the Colts, 42-34.

In London, England, Sypher or Dizart could have watched this one live, but would it have been worth the trip? This one was all Seattle, even though Oakland was designated as the "home" team. Oakland couldn't get anything going, and averted a shutout when they hit a field goal about halfway through the fourth quarter. Seattle won handily, 27-3.

In Landover, Maryland, Josh Norman got down to business after his benching due to wearing headphones during the halftime pep talk last week and utter meltdown he had in New Orleans. He had a forced fumble as well as the game-saving interception on Cam Newton, and the Redskins came away with the 23-17 victory over the Panthers.

In Denver, the Broncos didn't get started well, while the Rams (mainly Todd Gurley) was all over the place. Gurley scored both touchdowns and ran for 208 yards, and Cairo Santos had three field goals of his own. Both Jared Goff and Case Keenum had an interception each, but Keenum outdid Goff in the fact that he threw for two scores, while Goff had none. The Rams stayed perfect on the season, defeating the Broncos, 23-20.

In Arlington, Texas, Dizart probably turned this game off rather quickly, especially with the Cowboys leading 10-0 after one and 24-0 at the break. Dak Prescott and Cole Beasley were the masterminds behind the barrage of scoring in the first half, as Prescott took one in himself, before throwing both his touchdown passes to Beasley. The second half would not fare any better for Jacksonville, whose defense was completely shredded by Prescott, Ezekiel Eliott, as well as Beasley. Dak threw for 183 in the air, and Beasley was on the receiving end of 101 of those, and Zeke rumbled for 106 more on the ground. Jacksonville had no chance in this one, with Dallas shellacking the Jaguars, 40-7, and sending Dizart to the anger management classes long before game end.

In Nashville, Tennessee had nothing go right from the opening kickoff to the final play. Baltimore sacked Marcus Mariota eleven times (no, that is no misprint), and kept Tennessee off the board at home for the first time since becoming the Titans...not even the Tennessee Oilers had a shutout at home (although the Tennessee Oilers played in Memphis instead of Nashville). The Titans barely got 100 yards of total offense, and the last time Tennessee was shut out at all was eight years ago, in November 2010. Mariota threw for 117 on the day, but with 66 yards of sacks, he only had 51 that counted, and he was the leading rusher with 25 yards, so of the 106 yards Tennessee had, Mariota had 76 of them. The positive for the Titans in this game...they had fewer turnovers than the Ravens did (1-0).

In Foxborough, this one was a slugfest. Tom Brady did not show his age in this one, as he threw for 340 and a score, plus scored one himself on a sneak play. Brady set a couple of new marks in this game, becoming the first player in NFL history to have 227 wins all time, and 200 of those 227 were as the starting quarterback. Patrick Mahomes kept up all night with Brady, even trailing at one point by the score of 24-9, as he hit Tyreek Hill with three of his four scores. Mahomes was decent in the first half, but he came out swinging in the second half, and that's where he did a lot of his damage. Mahomes actually outscored the Patriots for a bit, as Kansas City took a 33-30 lead with 8½ to play. The Patriots scored the next ten to take a 40-32 lead, but Mahomes was not done. His third touchdown pass to Hill knotted the game at 40-all with three minutes to go. That was enough time for Brady to do what he does quite well...move the ball downfield and eat up the clock. With three seconds left, Bill Belichick took his final timeout, and the Chiefs could not ice Gostkowski, as they had used their final timeout with :17 left. Gostkowski only had to hit from 28, and did so, giving Kansas City its first loss of the season and the Patriots escaped with a 43-40 win over the Chiefs, making the Rams the lone undefeated team left.

And finally, in Green Bay, turnovers doomed the 49ers, as they had three on the game, but it was the third one that was the nail in the coffin. Kevin King intercepted CJ Beathard with 67 seconds left and the score tied at 30. It was enough time for the veteran Aaron Rodgers to pull off some Lambeau magic once again. Rodgers threw for 425 and two scores, both to Davante Adams, but Rodgers spread the wealth, as three different receivers had over 100 yards in the air. After a penalty on Richard Sherman for an illegal contact, it extended the Packers drive, especially since the play that it happened on was a 3rd and 15, but with the 15 yard penalty, gave Rodgers and the Pack new life. They turned it over to Mason Crosby, who had four missed field goals last week to seal the game, and he did just that, hitting from 27 to give the Packers a 33-30 win. The Niners can't seem to take the ball away, but they do well in giving it away, as they are -11 in that column on the season, giving it up 14 times, and only taking it three. The last time the 49ers had only three takeaways through five games was 41 years ago in 1977!

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-3 after they blew through the defense of the Jaguars. He's 2-3 picking his new "home" team, as they held off the Panthers late. LeoDaVinci is also 2-2 on his favorite team, as he was not expecting them to beat Rodgers. Dizart is 3-3 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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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 (Tue Oct 16 2018 12:13 AM)
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#1208881 - Tue Oct 16 2018 03:47 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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crazy sport....how can you travel in air by yourself, and how does one calculate those distances??
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#1208898 - Tue Oct 16 2018 08:35 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: srini701
crazy sport....how can you travel in air by yourself, and how does one calculate those distances??


I say the same about cricket...crazy sport. The ball travels through the air, not the player, and they base it off where the play begins to where it ends, so a play that starts on your own 25 yard line and goes to the end zone is a 75 yard play.
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#1208976 - Tue Oct 16 2018 11:22 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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smile smile smile cricket IS a crazy sport, no question about it...

Thanks for trying to explain too...My question came up from "The only bright spot for the Giants was Saquon Barkley, who had 229 total yards (130 on the ground and 99 in the air)"....I guess he threw the ball a total of 99 yards without it being intercepted, and ran with it on the ground for 130 yards.
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#1208980 - Wed Oct 17 2018 12:01 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: srini701
smile smile smile cricket IS a crazy sport, no question about it...

Thanks for trying to explain too...My question came up from "The only bright spot for the Giants was Saquon Barkley, who had 229 total yards (130 on the ground and 99 in the air)"....I guess he threw the ball a total of 99 yards without it being intercepted, and ran with it on the ground for 130 yards.


Close...he caught for 99 total yards from his quarterback.
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Week 7
Thu 18th Oct
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
45-10
19-20
38-31
05-37
20-07
10-45
32-21
37-17
21-17
23-26
24-23
17-20
39-10
20-23
11
17
16
17
5
16
8
14
1
15
11
9
17
15
Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals
Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Chargers
New England Patriots
at Chicago Bears
Buffalo Bills at Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans
at Jacksonville Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Detroit Lions
at Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings at New York Jets
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles
Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (in OT)
New Orleans Saints at Baltimore Ravens
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Rams
at San Francisco 49ers
New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons








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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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1 2 1-10 Mustang 60 11 71 2 - 1
2 3 1-3 toocool4u 59 11 70 2 1 1
2 3 1-7 Sypher 59 11 70 1 - 0
4 1 1-4 srini701 61 7 68 3 - 1
5 6 3-17 ozzz2002 58 9 67 2 1 4
5 3 1-5 Daaanieeel 59 8 67 1 - 0
5 9 3-9 PaulE 56 11 67 1 - 0
8 13 8-17 N-Bomb s 54 11 66 1 2 2
8 8 7-15 paper_aero 57 9 66 - - 0
10 13 1-13 Dizart 54 11 65 2 - 0
10 9 6-17 gtho4 56 9 65 1 1 1
12 6 1-12 wwe84 58 6 64 1 1 1
12 12 6-14 Howie72 55 9 64 - 1 0
14 11 7-15 ElfTwinkle 55 8 63 - - 1
14 15 7-16 gillyharold 53 10 63 - - 0
16 17 14-18 dg_dave 51 11 62 1 - 0
16 16 7-16 George95 52 10 62 - - 0
18 18 1-18 LeoDaVinci 48 10 58 1 1 0
late starters 58**
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weekly winners 68 11 79
wooden spoons 38 6 44
default . 6 .
on the road 34 6 40
at home 59 8 67
perfect picks 93 14 107
favorites 63 11 74
upsets 18r 29 3 32 21r
bonus points 11 1 12

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

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Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Daaanieeel Dizart LeoDaVinci
srini701 toocool4u wwe84
2. + 1 srini701
3. + 1 srini701 Sypher
4. + 2 srini701
5. + 1 toocool4u
6. + 1 srini701
7. + 1 Mustang
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The games went all over the place...from nailbiters to blowouts...we had them all this week, including yet another overtime game.

We had seven weekly winners this week, and we had two that either nailed or missed 50% (wwe84 with six and srini701 with seven).

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in Glendale, Von Miller was talking trash before the game, saying his Broncos were going to kick the Cardinals' hind ends (albeit using a different word not allowed here), especially coming in on a four game losing skid. In the first quarter, Denver picked off two separate Josh Rosen passes, and turning them into six points each, and after 15 minutes, Denver raced out to a 21-3 lead. At the break, Denver had not let off the gas pedal, scoring twice more to take a 35-3 lead at the break. Arizona fans were not amused, and showed their lack of support by booing their team. The second half didn't give much, as Denver only outscored Arizona 10-7, thereby Von Miller kept his word and the Broncos routed the Cardinals, 45-10.

In London, this game started out decently for Rivers and Company, but Tennessee stayed with them with the foot of Ryan Succop, trailing only 10-6. Philip Rivers started off both halves with a bang, as his first pass (and subsequent run) went 75 yards for a score, and on the first drive in the second half, he completed a pass good for 55 yards. Tennessee did something this game that they had not done in quite some time, finding the end zone themselves, but still trailing 17-13 at that point. The Chargers eventually took a 20-13 lead on a field goal, then Succop missed from 51, leaving the game at the same 20-13 score. The Chargers did not get a score, leaving it up to Mariota and Company to either go for the tie and send the game to overtime, or (as 2pt conversions are allowed in the NFL) go for a win. With :40 left on the clock and the Titans on the Chargers' 3 yard line, Mariota thought he had it at 20-19, but scoring plays are reviewed, and the replay showed Mariota was just short. On the next play, he passed it to tight end Luke Stocker, getting it to 20-19. If it were me, with only :31 left, I probably would have gone for the one and send it to overtime, but the Titans' coach had other plans...he was out for a win, so the Titans went for 2. On the first attempt, Mariota missed, but a flag came out against the Chargers, so they got a second chance. The Titans came up empty, and left London in shame, losing to the Chargers, 20-19.

In Chicago, this one came down to the final play, and I'll have more on that later. Tom Brady came into Soldier Field perfect at 4-0, hoping to make it 5-0, which the Bears were riding a three game win streak that got snapped last week, so they were out for revenge. This game went back and forth for the most part, although Chicago did score 17 unanswered to take a 17-7 lead. The Patriots scored the last 14 in the first half to take a 21-17 lead. After Chicago took the lead, New England's Stephen Gostkowski tied it up at 24 halfway through the third quarter. Two minutes later, on Chiacgo's next possession, the Patriots did something they had not done at all since 1996, and not done to the Bears since 1987...a blocked punt for a touchdown. The Patriots tacked on another score, leading at this point, 38-24, but Chicago would not go away, as they got it to 38-31 with one final chance. The Bears were on their own 45 and needing a prayer. Mitchell Trubisky did his part, even with a Patriot in his face, but the pass was just short of the end zone, and several Patriots were there ready for the Hail Mary interception, however, Bears player Kevin White did catch the pass, but was stopped about 12 inches before getting pushed back to the 2, giving Brady and the Patriots the win, 38-31.

In Indianapolis, the Colts were stuck on 299 wins since leaving Baltimore in the wee hours of March 29, 1984, hoping to get #300 at home. After throwing 164 passes over the last three weeks, Andrew Luck was hoping for more from his grounds crew, and they did not disappoint. Indianapolis had 220 yards on the ground, while Luck only had to throw for 156, however, he did throw four touchdown passes. Even though Buffalo has struggled, their defense was actually ranked 3rd best in the NFL coming into the game. Luck made sure they didn't leave that way, as his Colts ran for over 200 yards for the first time since Luck took over for Peyton Manning. Buffalo did not help their cause by giving up three interceptions, either. Indianapolis dominated on both sides of the ball, crushing the Bills, 37-5 (the Bills got a safety in the second half, worth two points to get to the five), picking up that 300th win as the Indianapolis Colts. Next week's game in Oakland should see a decent chance at another milestone going down...and I'm leaving everyone in suspense on that one until next week...*evil grin*.

In Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes came back in such a fashion that he looked like he had never lost an NFL game before. Mahomes threw for four more scores, and now has 22 on the season through seven games, and the Chiefs destroyed the Bengals at home, 45-10. Andy Dalton just couldn't get anything going on his side of the ball, throwing for only 148 yards on the day.

In Miami, the Lions were on the run...in more ways than one. With the heat of southern Florida, they had to keep cool somehow, and they did...by cooling down the Dolphins. With the kickoff temperature at a balmy 88°, it isn't easy to stay cool, especially with the high humidity Florida is known for. The Lions had more yards on the ground (248) than Brock Osweiler had in the air (239), and was the first time since 1997 that the Lions had over 200 yards on the ground. The Lions came away from Miami victorious, 32-21.

In New Jersey, the Vikings came in going 0-5 against the Jets all time in New Jersey. The teams had met ten other times in the past, with the Jets holding an 8-2 record on the Vikings. Kirk Cousins came in and changed that with an overall performance of 25/40 for 241 and two scores, and Latavius Murray scored twice more, but the other story was Sam Darnold and his three picks. Adam Thielen keeps rewriting the NFL history books, becoming only the fifth player to catch for over 100 yards in their team's first seven games. If Thielen does so next week, he and Calvin Johnson will be the only two that can say they went the first eight that way. While both teams struggled on third down (a combined 4 for 28), Minnesota came away with their first victory against the Jets away from home, 37-17.

In Philadelphia, this game was a game of halves. Philadelphia dominated the first half, en route to a 10-0 lead, and 17-0 after three. Ron Rivera must have lit a fire under his players at the break, as they clamped down on defense and shut the Eagles out in the fourth, however, Philadelphia could not say the same about the Panthers. Cam Newton has shown that even with a 17 point deficit staring him in the face, that he can get it done. He was able to make the plays needed and the Panthers got three touchdowns in the final frame to take the game away from Philadelphia, sending them to 3-4 on the season, making the Redskins the only team in the NFC East with at least a .500 record. The Panthers won, 21-17.

In Tampa, the Browns actually scored first when they stopped Peyton Barber in his own end zone for a safety, and took a 2-0 lead. Tampa didn't like that, taking the next 16 points themselves (would have been 17 had it not been for a missed PAT, and I'll explain more shortly). After trading touchdowns, Tampa led 23-9. Cleveland wasn't done, though, scoring the next 14 points to send them to their fourth overtime game of the season (one more ties them with the 1983 Packers, who went to five overtime games that season), and the first time any team had gone to four since 2011, when Arizona did that (going 4-0 in their process, while Cleveland was 1-1-1 coming into this one). Had Tampa's kicker not missed a field goal at the end of regulation or that PAT earlier, Tampa would have won 27-23 or 24-23 if they had just decided to run the clock out, but those missed points made for some extra football. One thing that helped Cleveland was they were able to take the ball away from Tampa (four times to be exact) in this game. The Browns got the ball first in overtime, going three-and-out, knowing full well that a Tampa score would end it. With 6:20 to go in the extra session, Jameis Winston threw one, but the person that caught it wasn't his teammate, so the Browns got a second chance. They went three-and-out again, but this time, so did Tampa. Now down to 3½ left in OT, Cleveland made their mistake, coughing up the ball and giving it back to Tampa near midfield. Tampa was able to secure a first down at the Cleveland 36, but the Browns' defense came back to sack Winston twice, sending them back to their own 45 yard line. DeSean Jackson got them back into Brown territory at the two minute warning, and the Tampa coach, not wanting a tie, sent his field goal kicker on (knowing he had already missed both a shorter field goal and a PAT). His 59 yard field goal got through, and the Buccaneers escaped with the win, 26-23, to send Cleveland to their 24th straight road loss.

In Baltimore, the NFL history books were rewritten when Drew Brees became the NFL's career passing leader, needing just 201 to overtake the top spot. He finished with 212, but also threw his 500th touchdown pass of his career, after Tom Brady did it earlier this season. The game started out in Baltimore's favor, as they were able to make New Orleans eat up 10 minutes of the clock and come away empty-handed, and also took a 17-7 lead into the fourth quarter. New Orleans played their hearts out in that final frame, as they went ahead 24-17. The Ravens were able to get the ball back after Will Lutz's field goal at the 2:07 mark. Flacco was perfect on the Ravens final drive of regulation, going 7 for 7, and capping it with a 14 yard pass to John Brown to trail 24-23, with :23 left. The NFL's most accurate kicker, Justin Tucker, came up, and had never missed a PAT either from the 2 (110/110) or from the 15 (112/112), dating back to 2012, his first year in the league. The Saints were expecting to go to overtime because of Tucker's perfection, however, his pick sailed wide right, missing for the first time in 223 career attempts. Brees also did something in this game that was his Achilles heel...he defeated the Ravens for the first time ever, joining Brett Favre and Peyton Manning to beat all 32 teams in the NFL. Not even Tom Brady can say that, as he has never beaten the Patriots, since he has been with them his entire career. Brees, Peyton Manning, Favre, and Brady are the only four quarterbacks in NFL history with 500+ touchdown passes, and with Brees having the highest completion percentage in a career, plus the only quarterback with multiple 5,000 yard seasons (with five), he has a chance to reach at least 75,000, if not 80,000 over a career.

In Landover, Maryland, this game literally came down to the last play in regulation, but Dizart was happy at the end, which I will get to soon. Alex Smith started off well, hitting Kapri Bibbs for a 23 yard score in the first quarter. On the Dallas side of the ball, the leading rusher of the team was not Ezekiel Elliott, as it is in most. Dak Prescott got the same number of yards as Zeke, at 33, however, Dak got his on six carries, while Zeke needed 15. Dizart got upset just before halftime, when Dak connected with Michael Gallup to knot the game at 7 apiece at the break. In the second half, Washington took a 13-10 lead on a field goal, making Dizart happy once again, but it was Ryan Kerrigan that made him elated, when he strip-sacked Prescott and Preston Smith picked up the ball and scored, giving the Redskins a 20-10 lead with just under 5 minutes to play. Dallas would not be denied however, and Dak took it in himself with 97 seconds remaining. After a Washington three-and-out, and only burning two timeouts, due to Alex Smith's mistake of going out of bounds on 3rd down. With 1:09 to play and a timeout, Dak and Company had 64 yards to go for the win, or get down 27 yards for Brett Maher's longest field goal make at 55 yards. Three straight passes to Cole Beasley got the Cowboys to the Washington 30, but the third one had a review checked, as Beasley was sliding to catch the ball. Dizart probably screamed at the officials for the call, as it was confirmed a catch. With :22 left, Dak handed off to Zeke, who picked up 2 yards to get to the 28, well in field goal range. The Cowboys took their final timeout with :03 left, setting up a field goal to send the game to overtime. This is where it gets tricky, as the Washington defender blitzed early, and a flag got thrown. Most would have thought that the ball would go up to the 23 yard line, but the officials called a "snap infraction" against Dallas, moving them back to the 33 instead. Now Brett Maher will have to kick it from 52 instead of 47. The snap came off, the kick went up, and then clanked off the left upright, sending Dallas to their fourth loss in four road games, making Dizart a very happy man, and the Redskins escape with a 20-17 win. Dizart cannot misspell Cowboy next week...and in the words of the founder of The Men's Wearhouse, "I guarantee it".

In San Francisco, Jared Goff was able to feed Todd Gurley many times, as the 49ers just had no answers for Gurley, who had two touchdowns on the ground, and Goff had two more through the air, one of which went to Gurley. The Rams dominated from start to finish, and the 49ers lost to the Rams, who are 7-0 for the first time in 33 years, 39-10.

And finally, in Atlanta, both quarterbacks had impressive numbers through the air, as Matt Ryan threw for 379 and Eli did him 20 better at 399, but the Falcons had a couple of extra field goals, and the Falcons came away with a 23-20 win that really didn't look as close as it was, as Eli and Company got it in with :05 left.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 4-3 after they came up just short. He's 3-3 picking his new "home" team, as they held off the Cowboys late. LeoDaVinci is also 3-2 on his favorite team, as he was not expecting them to beat Goff. Dizart is 4-3 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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

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


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


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Edited by dg_dave (Tue Nov 20 2018 05:11 PM)
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#1209625 - Mon Oct 22 2018 11:59 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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...I like your *evil grin* smile

And Dizart WILL continue to get the spelling wrong, "I guarantee it" smile
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#1209651 - Tue Oct 23 2018 08:48 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: srini701
And Dizart WILL continue to get the spelling wrong, "I guarantee it" smile


Not next week...Dallas does not play.
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#1210313 - Mon Oct 29 2018 05:36 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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If NE wins on Monday, I should get an extra point, not just the 1 usual bonus point (as an Indian picking a perfect round in NFL wink )
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#1210330 - Mon Oct 29 2018 09:45 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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You'll get your name in lights in the FT Hall of Fame...but it's not "if" but "when" tonight. New England is only favored by two touchdowns.
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#1210397 - Mon Oct 29 2018 09:32 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Going to eat dinner...then will get the recap done.
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#1210412 - Tue Oct 30 2018 12:41 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 8
Thu 25th Oct
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
23-42
24-18
21-36
10-24
34-37
28-14
23-30
20-13
18-33
42-28
15-18
27-29
30-20
25-06
15
16
14
17
16
7
17
14
18
14
8
17
13
18
Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans
Philadelphia Eagles
at Jacksonville Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens at Carolina Panthers
New York Jets at Chicago Bears
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks
at Detroit Lions
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Washington Redskins
at New York Giants
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
Indianapolis Colts
at Oakland Raiders
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Rams
New Orleans Saints
at Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills













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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-10 Mustang b 71 13 85 2 - 2
2 4 1-4 srini701 b 68 14 83 4 - 2
2 2 1-3 toocool4u b 70 12 83 2 1 2
4 5 3-9 PaulE b 67 13 81 1 - 1
5 5 1-5 Daaanieeel b 67 12 80 1 - 1
5 2 1-7 Sypher 70 10 80 1 - 0
7 10 6-17 gtho4 b 65 13 79 1 1 2
7 14 7-15 ElfTwinkle b 63 13 77 - - 2
9 8 7-15 paper_aero 66 11 77 - - 0
9 12 6-14 Howie72 b 64 12 77 - 1 1
11 10 1-13 Dizart 65 11 76 2 - 0
12 16 12-18 dg_dave b 62 12 75 1 - 1
12 8 8-17 N-Bomb 66 9 75 1 2 2
14 5 3-17 ozzz2002 67 7 74 2 2 4
15 12 1-14 wwe84 64 9 73 1 1 1
15 16 7-16 George95 62 11 73 - - 0
15 14 7-16 gillyharold 63 10 73 - - 0
18 18 1-18 LeoDaVinci b 58 12 71 1 1 1
late starters 71**
---204----
weekly winners 79 14 93
wooden spoons 44 7 51
default . 7 .
on the road 40 6 46
at home 67 8 75
perfect picks 107 14 121
favorites 74 10 84
upsets 21r 32 4 36 23r
bonus points 12 10 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

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Weekly Leader

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



This week was very predictable, as we missed a total of 48 tips between all 14 games (about 3.5 per game), helped by the fact that we all tipped two games across the board, a further three were only missed by one, and a further two were missed by only two. Every game bar two were tipped by at least 13/18.

We have an addition to place into the FT Hall of Fame...srini701 picked the card, not missing a single game. Four others are scratching their heads wondering how 13/14 would not earn a weekly win. An average week sees 10 or 11 as the weekly win, yet ten of us earned a near miss bonus point for hitting on 12, 13, or 14.

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in Houston, DeShaun Watson is back, everyone. The Texans quarterback tied his career high with five touchdown passes, and riding a five game win streak after starting out 0-3. The Dolphins had no answers to slow Watson down, and the Texans defeated the Dolphins, 42-23. Watson also enshrined himself into the NFL record books by throwing for 34 touchdowns in his first 15 games, knocking Dan Marino (who was the NFL's first 5000 yard passer) to third.

In London, Carson Wentz had been ahead going into the fourth quarter twice this season, but coming up short at the end and going 0-2 in those games. The third time was the charm for him, as his defense helped him take a win when leading after three. The Jaguars made a game out of it, however, as the final scoreline of 24-18 was pretty close. Another stat that was close (and in all honesty, could not be closer), was that both Wentz and Bortles threw for 286 yards. Wentz had the advantage on scores, 3-1. Both quarterbacks were sacked four times, and both teams had the same number of plays, at 62 apiece. The only real disparity in this one was on the ground, where the Eagles outgained the Jaguars, 133-70.

In Charlotte, it was the Cam Newton show, as he threw for two scores and ran for another, and the Ravens couldn't contain him after they took a 7-0 lead. By the break, Carolina had scored the next 24 points. Justin Tucker was back to his perfect ways, connecting on all three of his PAT attempts, but the Ravens couldn't claw back into this one, and the Panthers came away with a 36-21 win.

In Chicago, neither side really had much positivity, as the Bears lost another player to injury, and the Jets couldn't get much offense going. Sam Darnold missed on just over half his pass attempts (went 14 of 29) and threw for only 153 yards, and the Jets didn't even muster 60 yards on the ground, however, they did break the end zone with a score. The Bears defeated the Jets, 24-10.

In Cincinnati, the Bengals had a lot going their way in this game...they picked off Jameis Winston four times, sacked him six more, and had an 18 point lead at one point. With all that, one would expect a blowout of the Buccaneers, but things are not always as they seem, especially when your defense doesn't play (the Buccaneers gained 576 yards on offense and held the ball for ~60% of the game at 35:59). After Winston's 4th interception, Tampa's head coach benched Winston and brought in Fitzpatrick to try to salvage what he could. Fitzpatrick had a valiant effort, writing DeSean Jackson into the NFL record books with his 24th touchdown catch of 60 or more yards, and 29th of 50 or more. Jerry Rice still holds the latter record, with 36 catches of at least 50 yards, but only 23 of those were at 60 or more. It literally took every point that Cincinnati had to escape at home, as Fitzpatrick came in trailing by 18. With 1:05 left, he had clawed the game even, and we were figuring overtime was happening, as Dalton isn't always the best quarteback in the two mniute drill. He had just enough left to get the Bengal offense downfield enough to allow their kicker to win the game on a last second field goal. The Bengals won, 37-34.

In Detroit, this game was all Seattle, as Russell Wilson garnered a perfect passer rating at 158.3, despite missing on three passes. Seattle spotted the Lions seven points before going on a 28 point scoring barrage. With all the turnovers that Detroit had, they couldn't get their act together, and the Seahawks quashed the Lions, 28-14.

In Kansas City, it was yet again the Patrick Mahomes show, as he threw for 300 yards or more and four scores. With the high powered offense that the Chiefs have, you'd expect them to be there with the Rams in the NFC. If it weren't for the Patriots a couple of weeks ago, they would be, however, the Patriots needed 43 points to pull off that win, as the Chiefs scored 40 in that game. Mahomes can say something that only two other quarterbacks can say: "I passed for over 300 yards in seven straight games". The other two: Drew Brees and Andrew Luck (no Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, or Dan Marino on this list). Mahomes also threw for four scores in his last three, joining Brees, Peyton Manning, and Dan Marino in doing so. The Chiefs put up 30 yet again, and defeated the Broncos, 30-23.

In New Jersey, Eli Manning had nowhere to hide, nor anywhere to run. It's almost as if the Redskins knew every play he was going to make, as the Redskins defense sacked him (no, this does not mean fired!) seven times. The Redskins offense hasn't been great, but their 5-2 record isn't all offense. The ground game for the Redskins is the only reason they had an edge at all, as the Giants had 303 yards of offense, compared to the Redskins' 360. The only flaw in Washington's defense was that they did give up first downs three of four times the Giants had a fourth down attempt. The Redskins defeated the Giants by the score of 20-13.

In Pittsburgh, the Steelers were still smarting from their first meeting with the Browns (which was in Cleveland) after they played to that 21-21 tie in Week 1. The city was also reeling from the attack that happened the day prior. The Steelers pulled together in more ways than one in this one, clamping down on Cleveland's offense, plus putting up offense of their own, and Pittsburgh ran away with this one late, defeating the Browns and sending them to their 25th straight loss away, 33-18, however, the Browns did stay close for awhile, as the Steelers ran off a 17-6 run late in the game. Hue Jackson, after two seasons at 0-16 and 1-15, was sacked (yes, Englanders/Aussies, in this case fired).

In Oakland, we have rewritten the NFL record books once again, as Adam Vinatieri has now scored the most points in any fashion in the NFL, when he kicked his second field goal with less than 30 seconds left in the first half, knocking Hall of Famer Morten Andersen to second best. Vinatieri needed five points to overtake the record, and had hit a PAT and field goal earlier in the game (the first field goal tied the mark at 2,544 points). Luck had a lot of good luck, throwing for 239 yards and three scores, and the Colts defeated the Raiders, 42-28, but also set a mark of their own. The Colts ran for 200 yards with zero sacks and zero giveaways last week, and by doing so this week, became the first team in NFL history (since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970) to do so.

In Glendale, Arizona, Josh Rosen fired his guys up saying they were going to win this **** game, and he put his money where his mouth was, to the dismay of our own LeoDaVinci. The 49ers took a 2-0 lead on a safety, and led 12-3 after 3. With another field goal, the 49ers had their largest lead of the game at 15-3, but the Cardinals were not going to get denied. Rosen threw to Larry Fitzgerald to get within five, and then with less than a minute to go, hit Christian Kirk for a score to lead 16-15. The Cardinals went for two to force the 49ers to go for six to win. They got the two to take an 18-15 lead. Coming into the game, there were two wins between them. Arizona came out on top by that aforementioned 18-15 score.

In Los Angeles, the Rams and Packers played quite the game. Both teams took a ten point lead at one juncture (the Packers scored the first ten to take a 10-0 lead, then the Rams led 23-13 (more on this soon)). After the Packers took that 10-0 lead, the Rams clawed back, first off by downing a punt deep in Green Bay territory, then on the very next play, stuffing Green Bay in their own end zone for a safety, and a 10-2 score. The Rams then scored a touchdown on a Jared Goff throw to get to within 10-8. They decided to go for two to even the score at 10, but Todd Gurley failed to get across the goal line. After the break, the Packers got another field goal from Mason Crosby to take a 13-8 lead. The Rams came back again, this time with Gurley getting all the points, as he caught a 30 yard touchdown pass, then caught from 2 to take a 16-13 lead. The Rams scored once again to get to the 23-13 scoreline previously mentioned, but don't count Aaron Rodgers out...ever. Aaron Rodgers and crew took barely a minute and a half to go down the field to get within 23-20. After a Rams field goal, the Packers took it down the field again, to take a 27-26 lead. After a punt each way, the Rams hit another field goal to take a 29-27 lead with 2:05 left. On the ensuing kickoff, Ty Montgomery fumbled the ball away and the Rams recovered. Gurley took the ball down inside the 5 yard line and then allowed a Packer defender to tackle him, allowing Goff to run out the clock, keeping the Rams as the lone unbeaten, defeating the Packers, 29-27.

In Minneapolis, Drew Brees was still smarting from the loss he suffered in last year's postseason, although the quarterback was not the same (Sam Bradford was there last year). The Vikings had some record setters themselves, as Adam Thielen caught for more than 100 yards for his eighth straight game, tying the NFL record set by Megatron (Calvin Johnson) in 2012. Thielen also had his fifth game of 100 yards and a touchdown in a row, tying a record from 1999. The Saints had just a few extra plays in their arsenal, and they went on to defeat the Vikings, 30-20.

And finally, in Buffalo, this game started out with the kickers going at it (Gostkowski had four field goals and Hauschka had two of his own), and it wasn't until the fourth quarter that a touchdown was scored at all. Tom Brady did not hit the end zone this week, but the Patriots had other ways. With just under six minutes left in the game, the Bills were driving, and Anderson threw a pass, however, it got into the hands of the wrong side, and Devin McCourty took it from his own 16 all the way to the house, which made me breathe a huge sigh of relief, as my fantasy football matchup was hinged on how the New England defense did. That pick-six moved me to 8-0 in fantasy for the first time in my eight years of playing fantasy football. The Patriots downed the struggling Bills, 25-6.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 4-3 after they did not play. He's 4-3 picking his new "home" team, as they quashed Eli and Company. LeoDaVinci is also 3-3 on his favorite team, as he wasn't expecting the Cardinals to pull it off. Dizart is 4-3 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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

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


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


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Edited by dg_dave (Wed Dec 12 2018 11:06 PM)
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1211133 - Mon Nov 05 2018 11:36 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 9
Thu 1st Nov
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
03-34
23-16
41-09
28-42
37-21
06-13
09-24
38-14
19-17
25-17
35-45
17-31
28-14
11
13
17
18
17
16
17
4
12
5
12
16
1
Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers
at Baltimore Ravens
Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers
Kansas City Chiefs
at Cleveland Browns
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Atlanta Falcons
at Washington Redskins
Houston Texans at Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints
Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots
Tennessee Titans
at Dallas Cowboys













Dizart
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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-10 Mustang 85 10 95 2 - 2
2 2 1-4 srini701 83 9 92 4 - 2
3 4 2-9 PaulE 81 10 91 1 - 1
4 2 1-4 toocool4u 83 7 90 2 1 2
5 5 1-5 Daaanieeel 80 9 89 1 - 1
5 5 1-7 Sypher 80 9 89 1 - 0
7 7 6-17 gtho4 79 9 88 1 1 2
8 11 1-13 Dizart s 76 10 87 2 - 1
9 8 7-15 ElfTwinkle 77 9 86 - - 2
9 9 6-14 Howie72 77 9 86 - 1 1
11 9 7-15 paper_aero 77 8 85 - - 0
12 12 12-18 dg_dave 75 9 84 1 - 1
13 15 7-16 George95 73 10 83 - - 0
13 15 7-16 gillyharold 73 10 83 - - 0
15 18 1-18 LeoDaVinci 71 11 82 2 1 1
15 12 8-17 N-Bomb 75 7 82 1 2 2
17 15 1-17 wwe84 73 8 81 1 1 1
18 14 3-18 ozzz2002 74 5 79 2 3 4
late starters 79**
---158----
weekly winners 93 11 104
wooden spoons 51 5 56
default . 6 .
on the road 46 7 53
at home 75 6 81
perfect picks 121 13 134
favorites 84 7 91
upsets 23r 36 6 42 28r
bonus points 22 1 23

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

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Weekly Leader

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



We were all over the place this week, with the cellar dweller winning, and had one that went the way he wanted.

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in San Francisco, CJ Beathard got benched because of injury, and his replacement (in his NFL debut) couldn't have done better. Nick Mullins threw for three scores and had an almost perfect passer rating, throwing 16 for 22 and 262 yards with no interceptions. At the end of the game, Mullins's Twitter account was verified and Brett Favre congratulated him on a job well done. San Francisco's defense was all over Derek Carr, sacking him eight times, and registering their most sacks in a game in nine years. San Francisco won the Battle of the Bay in a rout of Oakland, 34-3.

In Baltimore, Ben Roethlisberger was a scoring machine, throwing for two scores and running for another. Pittsburgh's offense was what had held them back early in the season, and after meshing together, the loss of Le'Veon Bell has been minimal. James Conner has been phenomenal in his absence, running for 107 this week and catching one of Big Ben's scores. In an odd play in the fourth quarter, the punter didn't punt, but the quarterback did. Baltimore brought Big Ben's 27 yard punt back 18, but by then, it was too little too late, and the Steelers held on to defeat the Ravens, 23-16.

In Buffalo, the Bills had nothing but problems all day long. Chicago was all over them both offensively and defensively, as the Bears defense took advantage of two Buffalo mistakes and converted both (yes both) into touchdowns, one on a fumble recovery, and the other on a pick-six. The Bills' LeSean McCoy, usually a beast in his own right, had only ten yards on the ground, hindering the Bills offense even more. This one was nothing but a laugher for the Bills, as the Bears demolished the Bills, 41-9. In the Bills defense, they outgained the Bears, 264-190.

In Charlotte, the Panthers had all of their offensive weapons going, but Fitzpatrick had some shenanigans of his own. Fitzpatrick threw for four scores, but missed having 400 yards in a game he started this season, only throwing for 243. He had two mistakes in this one, one was early in the game and the Buccaneers could have kept it close, but the second was the clincher, already trailing 35-28 by then. Fitzpatrick had to turn to other wideouts, as their star wideout Mike Evans was mauled by the Panthers defense, only catching one of the ten passes thrown to him. The Panthers won easily, 42-28.

In Cleveland, Patrick Mahomes continues to write his legacy in the NFL, throwing for over 300 yards for the eighth straight game, and has thrown for 29 scores in his first ten games, something that has not been done since 1950. Cleveland kept it close, only trailing 21-15 at the break, but couldn't slow the Mahomes train at all, and the Chiefs are 8-1, defeating the Browns, 37-21. The Browns have made some decent improvements this season, and look to continue improving each week.

In Miami, the story of the day was defense...and a lot of it. Neither side could get a touchdown offensively, each settling for two field goals, but it was Miami's defense who was all over Sam Darnold, picking him off four times, as well as sacking him four more, and the Dolphins came away with a 13-6 win. To show how anemic the offenses were, Miami had only seven first downs all game, only 168 yards of total offense, went 3 of 16 on third down, and ran 55 plays overall. The difference in this game was literally the interceptions, as the Jets also sacked Osweiler four times.

In Minneapolis, defense was again the story of the day, as the Vikings took it to Matthew Stafford and the Lions, sacking him ten times over the course of the game, while holding the ball for 36¾ minutes to the Vikings' 23¼. The train for Adam Thielen came to an end at eight games, tying the NFL record for most games to start a season with 100 yards receiving, but Thielen did score yet again. The Vikings had nine sacks in games back in 1968, 1969, and 1970, as well as again in 1993, but they went one better in this one, defeating the Lions by the score of 24-9.

In Landover, Maryland, Julio Jones got somewhere he had been unfamiliar with lately...the end zone. Matt Ryan was all over the Redskins defense, torching them for 350 and four scores (helping me in fantasy, as I benched my other QB). Alex Smith's O-line was decimated by injuries, and the replacements couldn't get the job done. An upside for the Redskins was they were able to pick off Ryan once, giving Ryan three interceptions all season long. The Redskins just had no answers to Ryan and the Falcons, losing to the score of 38-14.

In Denver, Demaryius Thomas would have played in this game regardless...he had been a Bronco for awhile, but got traded to Houston and was on the opposite side of the field to his former teammates. Thomas was not accustomed to the Texans' game book, and was constantly causing issues, but in the end, it was Thomas celebrating a missed field goal, and allowing the Texans to escape Denver with a win, becoming only the second team since the AFL-NFL merger to go 6-0 after starting 0-3 (1970 New York Giants), hanging on to win, 19-17.

In Seattle, the Chargers started off strong, and led late in the game 25-10, but never count Russell Wilson or Pete Carroll out...Carroll has a lot of trickery up his sleeve, and he used almost everything to get there. Just after the two minute warning, the Seahawks scored to make it 25-17. After Los Angeles held the ball for all of 26 seconds, the Seahawks had enough time to send it to overtime...or so they thought. After getting to the Chargers' 44 yard line, with :50 left on the clock, took it another 16 yards, then spiked the ball with :30 left. The Seahawks got luck on their side on the final play of regulation, getting the Chargers on a pass interference penalty with :00 left. As the game cannot end on a penalty, the Seahawks got one more play. A false start moved them from the Chargers' 1 to the 6, and the pass from Wilson was tipped just enough to not fall into a Seahawk's hands, allowing the Chargers to escape the loudest stadium in history, 25-17.

In New Orleans, the Saints' Michael Thomas was all over the place, and after his 72 yard touchdown reception, made the call...literally. He had an old flip phone in each of the goalposts ready to strike. Thomas finished with 211 yards (considerably helping me in fantasy football) and the one score, but Goff and the Rams were no slouches themselves. Trailing 35-17 at the half, after Greg Zuerlein's field goal at the end of the first half, Los Angeles scored the next 18 on two touchdowns, a field goal and a converted 2pt play. Goff threw for 391 in the Superdome, but even then, it wasn't enough. The Saints gave the Rams their first loss of the season, allowing the 1972 Dolphins to celebrate, 45-35.

In Foxborough, Massachusetts, a marquee matchup between two of the game's best...Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. In all the time the two have played, this was only their second matchup against one another (Rodgers won in Green Bay in 2014). The game lived up to the hype for awhile, as the game was knotted at 17 late into the third quarter. It was an Aaron that shifted the momentum, but not Rodgers, but Jones. Aaron Jones fumbled the ball away and it was all New England from there. New England wide receiver Julian Edelman threw a pass to get the Pats to the 1, then James White took it in on the very next play. Brady and company got one more score, and defeated Rodgers and company, 31-17.

And finally, in Arlington, Texas, Marcus Mariota turned things around after a slow start. Dak Prescott and company scored first, but then Mariota came back with two of his own, before Dak answered the call, and the game went to the break tied at 14 each. At one point, Dak Prescott was intercepted in the end zone and the Titans defender pulled a play out of Terrell Owens's book...standing on the star at the 50 yard line. After the break, Tennessee was all business and Dallas had no answers. Both Prescott and Mariota threw for two scores, and both had around 240 yards (Mariota had 240, while Prescott had 243), but that pick proved costly for the Cowboys. It was also revenge for Mariota of sorts, as his Oregon Ducks lost in 2014 to Ezekiel Elliott's Ohio State Buckeyes in the national title game that year, also played at AT&T Stadium. Mariota and the Titans won to the delight of Dizart, 28-14.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-5 after they got torn apart by Mariota. He's 4-4 picking his new "home" team, as Matt Ryan was able to read the defense like a book. LeoDaVinci is also 4-3 on his favorite team, and hoping for a miracle. Dizart is 5-3 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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

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


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Edited by dg_dave (Wed Dec 12 2018 11:11 PM)
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#1211153 - Tue Nov 06 2018 05:32 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Scores didn’t change....
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#1211191 - Tue Nov 06 2018 08:49 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I realized that when I woke up overnight...will fix.
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#1211871 - Tue Nov 13 2018 01:39 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 10
Thu 8th Nov
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
21-52
22-34
51-14
16-28
12-31
26-29
14-26
41-10
16-03
10-34
20-06
31-36
27-20
27-23
12
18
16
1
16
11
18
1
11
shocked
16
18
1
2
Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals
Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns
Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers



gillyharold



ozzz2002




ozzz2002
toocool4u N-Bomb
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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-10 Mustang 95 8 103 2 - 2
2 4 1-4 toocool4u s 90 10 101 3 1 3
3 3 2-9 PaulE 91 9 100 1 - 1
4 2 1-4 srini701 92 7 99 4 - 2
5 5 1-5 Daaanieeel 89 8 97 1 - 1
5 7 5-17 gtho4 88 9 97 1 1 2
7 8 1-13 Dizart 87 9 96 2 - 1
8 5 1-8 Sypher 89 6 95 1 - 0
9 11 7-15 paper_aero 85 9 94 - - 0
10 9 7-15 ElfTwinkle 86 7 93 - - 2
10 9 6-14 Howie72 86 7 93 - 1 1
12 12 12-18 dg_dave 84 8 92 1 - 1
12 15 8-17 N-Bomb s 82 9 92 1 2 3
12 13 7-16 gillyharold s 83 8 92 - - 1
15 13 7-16 George95 83 8 91 - - 0
16 18 3-18 ozzz2002 ss 79 8 89 2 3 6
17 15 1-18 LeoDaVinci 82 6 88 2 1 1
18 17 1-18 wwe84 81 5 86 1 2 1
late starters 86**
---141----
weekly winners 104 10 114
wooden spoons 56 5 61
default . 6 .
on the road 53 6 59
at home 81 8 89
perfect picks 134 14 148
favorites 91 8 99
upsets 28r 42 6 48 32r
bonus points 23 5 28

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

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Weekly Leader

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



Had a few upsets this week, and bonuses went out accordingly.

Ten weeks in, and we are still playing musical chairs...only three kept their positions from last week...Mustang in 1st, Daaanieeel in 5th, and dg_dave in 12th.

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in Pittsburgh, the story of the day was touchdowns...plenty going out. Big Ben's first and final passes were for scores. A mere 11 minutes into the game, Pittsburgh had 21 points on the board, six of which came off a Cam Newton interception. By halftime, it was 31-14. The Panthers had no answers on a night where Big Ben threw for five scores, and the Steelers demolished the Panthers, 52-21. Carolina had not given up 52 since December 2000.

In Chicago, the final score was not as close as it really looked. While the offensive numbers weren't overly in favor of one team (402-305), it was the fact that one team had three turnovers that they could not overcome. Matt Stafford was picked off twice, and the Bears were all over him also, sacking him six times. Detroit only got it closer after pulling an onside kick in the fourth quarter, but they never threatened the Bears, as the Bears defeated the Lions, 34-22.

In Cincinnati, Drew Brees continues to make history of his own, knocking Brett Favre to third place in touchdown passes (Brees has 509 to Favre's 508). He only needs 31 more to set the NFL record, held by Peyton Manning, and as well as he is playing, he could easily do it by next season's end. The Bengals were more of a bungle in this one, giving up 509 yards of offense to the Saints, and setting a new mark for futility (three games in a row of 500+). The Saints ran all over the Bengals, and poured it on with a 51-14 drubbing of the Bengals.

In Cleveland, one would expect Matt Ryan to have a field day since he was playing the lowly Browns...right? Baker Mayfield had other plans...and threw for three scores. Nick Chubb, a rookie, set a new Browns rushing record as he started a play at his own 8 and took it to the house, going 92 yards. Mayfield was literally perfect in the first half, going 12-for-12. The Browns played their hearts out, and defeated the Falcons, 28-16. What did gillyharold know here? In other news, Julio Jones reached the 10,000 yard plateau receiving in his 104th game, setting a new NFL record, formerly held by Megatron (Calvin Johnson) at 115.

In Green Bay, the double A show was on, as Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones made things happen. Jones ran for a career-high 145, while Rodgers hit Davante Adams for two more, and the Packers defeated the Dolphins, 31-12, but not before Miami's Frank Gore hit the NFL record books with his 14th straight season of 500 yards or more rushing, knocking Walter Payton and Emmitt Smith (both Hall of Famers) into 2nd with their 13 seasons each.

In Indianapolis, a booth review literally ended this game...but first, Andrew Luck was able to read the Jaguars' defense like a book, and was ahead 29-16 at the half. The Jaguars started clawing back and got it to within 3 with four minutes to go, at 29-26. Jacksonville had the ball and was moving down the field, but a play with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter got reviewed because it looked close. The Jaguars lost the ball and the Colts picked it up, but the Jags thought their player's knee was down. Upon review, it was not on the ground before the ball came out, and the Colts were able to run out the clock, escaping Jacksonville by the score of 29-26.

In Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes continues to impress, but even he wasn't as lofty as he usually was...only throwing for two scores, and Arizona was staying with them for awhile. For Mahomes, he did set a new record with his 31st touchdown pass (new rookie record), and the Chiefs still have six games left to play. Larry Fitzgerald also moved up the receiving list, knocking Terrell Owens to 3rd in receiving yards. After the Chiefs won 26-14, Patrick Mahomes had to leave for a family emergency...turns out, his girlfriend's stepfather had collapsed either before the game started for just after it ended, and she tearfully had to say goodbye. cry

In New Jersey, Buffalo had been quite the piñata most of the season, but this time, they were the ones with the stick and not getting crushed. The Bills started their fourth quarterback of the season, and while usually, third time is the charm, this time, it was the fourth. The Bills were all over the field, both offensively and defensively, and smoked the Jets at home, 41-10. After 15 minutes of play, the offensive numbers were 186-1...with the Jets gaining only one yard. They finished with 199.

In Tampa, the Redskins gave up 501 yards of offense to the Buccaneers, while only gaining 286. With those numbers, you're figuring a huge Tampa win, right? Outgain your opponent by 215 and your quarterback throws for 402...plus Tampa Bay only punted one time all day. What sealed the deal in this game was the defense in other ways...they had four takeaways of the Buccaneers, so while they may have a poor defense giving up yards, their defense struck when it counted. Tampa Bay was held to a measly field goal, and the Redskins came away with a win of epic proportions, 16-3, even getting outgained and all.

In Nashville, Tom Brady played his 300th NFL game (regular season and playoffs). The Titans were out to spoil it in any way they could. Marcus Mariota and his Titans were all over Brady in this one, sacking Brady three times, and hit him a further six. Brady started the day three touchdown passes behind Peyton Manning in overall touchdown passes thrown (579-576 - these numbers include postseason), but Brady could get no closer in this one. The Titans, under a former coach of the Patriots, defeated those Patriots, 34-10.

In Oakland, the Chargers didn't have a lot going for them at first, since Rivers didn't complete a pass until well into the second quarter, and the Charger offense only gained 335 overall (a season low), but they were going against a team that had only won one game up to this point, so Rivers didn't have to do a lot to give the Chargers another win. He did get enough done to defeat the Raiders, 20-6, while only throwing for 223 and two scores.

In Los Angeles, while wildfires are raging just outside the city, and after the incident in Thousand Oaks happened, the Rams got together in more ways than one. Their offense was clicking well, but their defense was getting torn apart until late in the game. With just under two minutes to go, Seattle was trailing 36-31 and moving down the field, but four straight misses by Wilson allowed the Rams to run out the clock and sweep the Seahawks by that same score.

In Philadelphia, the Zeke/Prescott duo was back in action, as Zeke ran for 151 and two scores and Dak went 26/36 for 270 and a score...to Zeke, plus ran one in himself. Philadelphia actually kept it close and outgained Dallas, 421-410. When all 60 minutes had been played, Dizart would have been seething (as it was a Sunday night game, he was asleep when it started), as the Cowboys (not Cowdung as he typed it) defeated the Eagles, putting both at 4-5, two games back of the Redskins, 27-20.

And finally, in San Francisco, this game was literally back and forth, as the Giants (1-7) were going against the (2-7) 49ers on a Monday night matchup that should have been on Sunday at noon CST/1pm EST. Nick Mullins started in place of CJ Beathard, but Mullins got beat pretty hard, throwing two interceptions. The 49ers actually kept it close, and actually had a 23-20 lead with less than three minutes left. Never count Eli out, even if he is inconsistent at times, as he marched the Giants down the field and threw a touchdown pass the Sterling Shepard with :53 left, giving the Giants a 27-23 lead. The 49ers moved the ball well in the last bit, but Mullins's pass was a bit too far over the end zone, and the Giants held on to defeat the 49ers by that 27-23 score.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-6 after they picked off Wentz enough. He's 5-4 picking his new "home" team, as they went in and took care of Ryan Fitzpatrick. LeoDaVinci is also 4-4 on his favorite team, and got his hopes crushed. Dizart is 5-4 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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

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


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


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Edited by dg_dave (Tue Nov 13 2018 01:40 AM)
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#1212385 - Mon Nov 19 2018 11:25 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Another late night...will post in a bit.

Edit: as it is just past 2:30am and I still have eight games to recap, the results will be up tomorrow morning. The Monday night game will take awhile, as there were a LOT of highlights in it! Also of note, my perfection in my fantasy football league came to an end tonight...but can still go 13-1 on the season.


Edited by dg_dave (Tue Nov 20 2018 01:35 AM)
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
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#1212412 - Tue Nov 20 2018 10:06 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 11
Thu 15th Nov
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
24-27
22-19
21-24
20-25
19-20
10-38
07-48
35-38
23-21
23-21
23-22
20-16
51-54
11
5
13
13
3
12
18
12
12
3
shocked
17
12
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys
at Atlanta Falcons
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants
Houston Texans
at Washington Redskins
Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams













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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-10 Mustang 103 7 110 2 - 2
2 2 1-4 toocool4u 101 7 108 3 1 3
3 4 1-4 srini701 99 8 107 4 - 2
4 3 2-9 PaulE 100 6 106 1 - 1
5 5 5-17 gtho4 97 8 105 1 1 2
6 8 1-8 Sypher 95 9 104 2 - 0
6 5 1-6 Daaanieeel 97 7 104 1 - 1
8 7 1-13 Dizart 96 7 103 2 - 1
9 9 7-15 paper_aero 94 8 102 - - 0
10 10 6-14 Howie72 93 8 101 - 1 1
11 12 7-16 gillyharold 92 8 100 - - 1
12 12 12-18 dg_dave 92 6 98 1 - 1
12 12 8-17 N-Bomb 92 6 98 1 2 3
12 15 7-16 George95 91 7 98 - - 0
15 17 1-18 LeoDaVinci 88 9 97 3 1 1
15 16 3-18 ozzz2002 89 8 97 2 3 6
17 10 7-17 ElfTwinkle 93 3 96 - 1 2
18 18 1-18 wwe84 86 9 95 2 2 1
late starters 95**
---131----
weekly winners 114 9 123
wooden spoons 61 3 64
default . 6 .
on the road 59 5 64
at home 89 8 97
perfect picks 148 13 161
favorites 99 9 108
upsets 32r 48 4 52 35r
bonus points 28 0 28

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

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Weekly Leader

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



What a shootout the Monday night game was! More on this to come...get ready...as that recap is a long one!

This week had games all over the spectrum...from shootouts to blowouts to nailbiters...and a few upsets to boot.

On to the games:

In Thursday's game in Seattle, Aaron Rodgers and company were out to oust Russell Wilson at home. Things started off that way, as the Packers took a 14-3 lead after 15 minutes of play. By halftime, Seattle only trailed by four, at 21-17. Seattle must have been blasted by Pete Carroll in the locker room at the break, because the Seahawks puts on the clamps against Rodgers the rest of the way, however, Green Bay had their own clamps on for the 3rd quarter, as the game was still at 21-17 afterward. After trading field goals, Seattle forced Green Bay to punt with 4:20 left, after Seattle had scored on their drive, now leading 27-24. Green Bay's defense couldn't get the stop, and the Seahawks held on to beat the Packers, 27-24.

In Atlanta, defense was the name of the game for 45 minutes, but then the offenses got into it in the fourth. After three quarters, the scoreboard had 15 points on it. The Cowboys and Falcons traded field goals twice, and Atlanta had one more just for good measure. The next 13 points were scored by Dallas, on a pair of touchdowns by Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott...each one on the ground, making Dizart an unhappy player, as the Cowboys took a 9-6 deficit and turned it into a 19-9 lead. Atlanta had a fire lit under them at that point, getting yet another field goal from Matt Bryant, his fourth, and a touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones just inside the 2 minute warning, tying the game up at 19 each. Could Dak and the Cowboys get downfield enough to score? That question got answered after ten plays with a "yes", making Dizart quite angry after Brett Maher sailed his kick from 42 through the uprights to give Dallas a 22-19 win in Atlanta.

In Baltimore, with Joe Flacco hurt, Baltimore had to rely on a rookie quarterback named Lamar Jackson. In Jackson's first start, he must still have been thinking college ball, because he had 27 carries for 117 yards, much like college teams usually do, but with rookie QBs, they still rely on college playbooks moreso than pro playbooks. While Baltimore was going on the ground, Cincinnati started out scoring more, as they took a 21-13 lead during the second half, but Baltimore wasn't done. Jackson and Gus Edwards got the Ravens down the field and in for a score by Edwards. The ensuing two point conversion tied the game at 21-21 late in the third quarter. In the fourth, Jackson took the Ravens downfield enough for the NFL's most accurate kicker to hit a field goal to give the Ravens a 24-21 lead. Four minutes later, Cincinnati missed a field goal that would have tied the game back up. After the Ravens went three-and-out, Dalton had one final chance, but instead of trying for a field goal again, Cincinnati was out to take the win, but Dalton's pass was batted away, and the Ravens held on to win over the Bengals, 24-21.

In Chicago, it was an NFC North battle to see who was going to take control of the division. From the get-go, it looked like it would be the Bears, as they held Minnesota scoreless after 30 minutes. Both quarterbacks threw a pair of picks, but it was Chicago's defense that came up bigger, as one of their interceptions of Cousins went for a score. Minnesota made a valiant effort trying to come back, but Cody Parkey's field goal with 2:48 was too much to overcome, and the Bears have a two game win streak against division opponents, defeating the Vikings, 25-20.

In Detroit, aggressive play ended up costing one team. Before we get to who it was, each team traded touchdowns in the first quarter, and Detroit scored a field goal in each of the next two, taking a 13-7 lead into the fourth. After 5½ minutes, Carolina tied it up with Cam Newton's second touchdown pass, but Graham Gano missed the PAT, keeping the game even at 13. Four minutes later, Detroit got into the end zone, and Prater's point after try gave Detroit a 20-13 lead. After a pair of three-and-outs, Cam Newton and the Panthers had the ball back at their 25 yard line with 2:44 to go. Six plays later, Cam threw his third touchdown pass to get the Panthers to 20-19. Had it been me, I would have sent the kicker out for the PAT, but because he had missed the previous one, Ron Rivera decided to go for two and the win. The move backfired on him as Newton's pass didn't reach his intended target, and the Lions kept their playoff hopes alive, defeating the Panthers, 20-19.

In Indianapolis, Andrew Luck came in a perfect 9-0 against Tennessee, so he had a target squarely on him. Somehow, Tennessee didn't get the memo, and Luck had his way with the Titans defense all day, hitting T.Y. Hilton twice for scores, and Indy's two running backs each ran for scores. For Tennessee, Mariota went down with an injury right before the half, and did not return. Luck moved into third place with the most consectuive ganes with at least three touchdown passes, needing only three more to tie the NFL record, held by Tom Brady, and second place is Luck's mentor, Peyton Manning, with eight straight. Adam Vinaitieri hit the record books again, this time with his 210th win as a starting kicker, moving George Blanda to second. With two former Colts in attendance, one joining the team's Ring of Honor, it made it even better for them, as the Colts demolished the Titans, 38-10.

In New Orleans, the Saints welcomed the Super Bowl champions to town, and showed them what a real Super Bowl caliber team looked like. The Saints not only ran over the Eagles, they got to them through the air too, as Brees threw for 363 and four scores. Carson Wentz (or as someone I know calls him...wINTz) threw three picks and the Eagles really had no life in the game, as the Saints handed the Eagles a humiliating loss, 48-7. It marked the worst loss by any Super Bowl reigning champion at 41 points. Drew Brees moved ahead of Tom Brady with yet another NFL record...four touchdowns in a game with no picks (Brees got his 23rd, knocking Tom Brady to second with 22). Brees has only been picked off one time this season.

In New Jersey, the Giants came in at 2-7, and with Washington's loss (below), think they still have a shot for getting into the postseason...but it will be a long, hard battle, because they are still three games back of the Redskins. This one turned into a shootout, even though Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched after throwing three interceptions (a few weeks ago, Jameis Winston threw four and was benched, and Fitzpatrick almost came back and won the game). The tandem of Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley were more than the Buccaneers could handle, but when Winston came in, things became interesting, as Winston got the Buccaneers to a 31-28 scoreline, in favor of the Giants. After trading touchdowns, Winston and the Buccaneers had the ball on their own 20 with 23 seconds left. Winston threw a costly interception, and the Giants came away with a 38-35 win.

In Landover, Maryland, Houston came to town riding a six game winning streak, and the Redskins were looking to defend their home turf. It started out as a back-and-forth affair, but just before halftime and the Redskins driving, Alex Smith threw a pass into the end zone, but the wrong side caught it and went coast to coast, taking the pick from a yard deep in his own end zone all the way to the house, good for a 101 yard pick-six. Unfortunately for Smith, his day got worse. Late in the third quarter, he was sacked and his right leg was broken on the play, which had happened to Joe Theismann on November 18, 1985 (Theismann never took another snap after that). Here's hoping Smith will play again...but back to the game itself: Colt McCoy came in to replace Smith and took the Redskins down the field and took a 21-20 lead early in the fourth quarter. A few minutes later, Houston got a field goal to take a 2 point lead. The Redskins had another shot and got downfield enough to have their field goal kicker come on to try to win the game, but had to kick from his own 47 yard line, good for the second longest kick in NFL history. Hopkins's kick ended up hitting the bottom of the uprights, and Houston held on for a 23-21 win, becoming the first team since 1925 to win seven in a row after starting 0-3.

In Glendale, Arizona, these two teams came in with a combined 3-15 record (Cardinals at 2-7 and the Raiders at 1-8). It was definitely a back and forth game, as the teams each scored twice leading up to the break, tied up at 14. Oakland then scored two field goals to take a 20-14 lead, but the Cardinals came back with a score of their own, taking a 21-20 lead. Oakland had one final chance, and they took advantage. All they needed was a field goal to win, since they were trailing by only a point. Derek Carr got them down to the Arizona 17 with seconds left, and the Oakland kicker nailed the shot from 35 to give the Raiders a 23-21 win, tying them and a few other teams all at 2-8.

In Los Angeles on Sunday, Philip Rivers and team came in riding a six game winning streak of their own (see Houston above). One would think with Rivers throwing for 401 that it would be a blowout, right? Not so much, as Rivers threw two interceptions, the first time he's thrown multiple ones this season. Early in the fourth, Denver held a 20-19 lead, and the difference was a missed PAT by the Chargers kicker. That missed kick literally turned out to be the difference, as the Chargers did get back downfield and kick a field goal to take a 22-20 lead, but gave Denver too much time, even though they started at their own 8 yard line. Case Keenum and the Broncos took the ball downfield enough to have their kicker go for the win, and he did it in style, splitting the uprights for a 23-22 win over the Chargers, snapping the aforementioned six game win streak.

In Jacksonville, Big Ben and the Steelers found themselves in a place that most NFL teams don't want to stare at...a 16-0 deficit and two interceptions thrown by your quarterback in his first 12 pass attempts, all while not scoring in the first half in quite some time. Blake Bortles somewhat kept the Steelers in the game, however, as he only threw for 104 yards. After two scores got the Steelers to a 16-13 deficit with 2½ to go, Big Ben took over himself and scored the game winner on a sneak. The Jaguars couldn't get anywhere, and Pittsburgh came away with a 20-16 win over the Jaguars.

And finally, in Los Angeles on Monday night, this was a game for the ages...two teams with a combined 18-2 record (each team was 9-1 coming in). This game had "shootout" written all over it, and it didn't disappoint. From the opening kickoff to the penultimate play, it was going to be an instant classic. Patrick Mahomes for Kansas City and Jared Goff for Los Angeles each threw for over 400 yards, so this one was also going to be very high scoring, or so you'd think with numbers like that (Mahomes threw for a career-high 478 and Goff for 413). Turns out, it was a high scoring affair, as Mahomes threw for six scores and Goff for four of his own, and that doesn't include the touchdowns on the ground on both sides. Todd Gurley II came in riding a 13 game touchdown streak that actually got snapped in this one (yes, how did that happen, especially with the scoring barrage by both teams???) The NFL had originally planned to play this game in Mexico City at their arena, but poor field conditions forced the game back to the Rams' home field (the Rams were designated the home team, even had they played in Mexico), which was the Coliseum's first Monday night game since the Rams left town and returned (their last one was 33 years ago). Even though there was a lot of offense, the defenses did have key plays of their own, as both teams had at least two turnovers (Kansas City had five, three of which were Mahomes interceptions - more on this to come). At the half, the teams were tied at 23-23, further cementing the idea of a shootout. Fifteen minutes later, the Rams held a ten point lead at 40-30, but neither team was done. The fourth quarter didn't let up on scoring, as Kansas City took the next possession in for a touchdown, trailing by the score of 40-37. On the Rams' ensuing drive, Kansas City's defense stepped in, giving them the lead at 44-40, after pulling a strip sack on Goff and taking the ball in from two yards out. At this point, there was still eleven minutes to play, and both teams had already scored 40 apiece. A mere 90 second later, the Rams retook the lead on a Goff touchdown and successful PAT, giving them a 47-44 lead, but Kansas City still wasn't done. After a pair of three-and-outs (rare in this game for sure), Kansas City took the ball down the field for yet another touchdown, giving them a 51-47 lead with 2:47 left to play. At this point, the 98 points were second highest for a Monday night game (two teams scored 99 once). Less than a minute later, the Rams were in the end zone yet again, giving them a 54-51 lead, and making this the highest scoring Monday night NFL game, and also the first time in NFL history that both teams scored 50 in the same game. Patrick Mahomes had already torched the Rams defense, but they came up big on a pick by Mahomes with 1:18 to play by Marcus Peters, a former Chief, however, Kansas City still had all three timeouts, so Los Angeles couldn't just take a knee and run the clock out. They made Los Angeles go to work, and then held the Rams in check, only knocking 14 seconds off the clock for one final drive. Los Angeles's punter took the snap from his own 34 and got the ball down to the Kansas City 12 yard line. All Kansas City had to do was get down the field enough to go for a field goal to send the game to overtime, still trailing 54-51. After Mahomes went two for three for 14 yards, he made the costly mistake of a pick, allowing Goff to finally run the clock out, and the Rams held on to defeat the Chiefs, 54-51. Kansas City may have two losses on their record, but both losses came in shootouts, and they lost both by a combined six points (the Patriots beat them earlier in the year 43-40). The game was good for the third most points scored in an NFL game at 105, behind the 72-41 Redskins defeat of the Giants in November 1966, and the 58-48 Bengals defeat of the Browns in November 2004 (what is it with high scoring November games?) You can read more about this game here if you'd like...as if this game's recap isn't long enough, right??? The teams combined for 1,001 yards of total offense (Kansas City held the advantage, 546-455), and both teams held the ball about 30 minutes (Los Angeles won there, 30:23 to 29:37).

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-7 after they had just enough to beat Ryan. He's 6-4 picking his new "home" team, as they lost their quarterback and couldn't get their last gasp to fall. LeoDaVinci is also 4-4 on his favorite team, as they did not play. Dizart is 5-5 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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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 (Thu Dec 13 2018 10:02 AM)
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#1212441 - Tue Nov 20 2018 10:50 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Hats off to your patience in putting together such nice, long write ups every week, Dave smile
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#1212442 - Tue Nov 20 2018 10:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: srini701
Hats off to your patience in putting together such nice, long write ups every week, Dave smile


This week's was longer than most, primarily because of the sheer volume of plays in the Monday night game. You can't really get that one down to a few sentences...
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#1212971 - Mon Nov 26 2018 11:21 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 12
Thu 22nd Nov
18 of 18 players lodged tips:
23-16
23-31
17-31
17-34
21-24
30-27
35-20
24-27
27-13
22-25
09-27
10-45
17-24
17-24
17-34
13
17
16
18
5
6
4
16
18
16
13
17
4
12
15
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens
Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills
Seattle Seahawks
at Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts
New England Patriots
at New York Jets
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers
Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans














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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
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1 2 1-4 srini701 b 107 13 121 5 - 3
2 2 1-4 toocool4u 108 11 119 3 1 3
2 1 1-10 Mustang 110 9 119 2 - 2
2 5 2-17 gtho4 b 105 13 119 2 1 3
5 4 2-9 PaulE 106 11 117 1 - 1
6 8 1-13 Dizart 103 12 115 2 - 1
6 6 1-6 Daaanieeel 104 11 115 1 - 1
8 6 1-8 Sypher 104 9 113 2 - 0
8 9 7-15 paper_aero 102 11 113 - - 0
8 10 6-14 Howie72 101 12 113 - 1 1
11 11 7-16 gillyharold 100 11 111 - - 1
12 12 12-18 dg_dave 98 11 109 1 - 1
13 12 8-17 N-Bomb 98 10 108 1 2 3
13 12 7-16 George95 98 10 108 - - 0
15 15 1-18 LeoDaVinci 97 9 106 3 1 1
15 17 7-17 ElfTwinkle 96 10 106 - 1 2
17 15 3-18 ozzz2002 97 8 105 2 4 6
18 18 1-18 wwe84 95 9 104 2 2 1
late starters 104**
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weekly winners 123 13 136
wooden spoons 64 8 72
default . 8 .
on the road 64 4 68
at home 97 11 108
perfect picks 161 15 176
favorites 108 11 119
upsets 35r 52 4 56 37r
bonus points 28 2 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

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Weekly Leader

1. + 1 Daaanieeel LeoDaVinci wwe84
srini701 toocool4u Dizart
2. + 1 srini701
3. + 1 srini701 Sypher
4. + 2 srini701
5. + 1 toocool4u
6. + 1 srini701
7. + 1 Mustang
8. + 2 Mustang
9. + 3 Mustang
10 + 2 Mustang
11 + 2 Mustang
12 + 2 srini701
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The games started early this week, due to the US Thanksgiving holiday, and all three were picked by the majority...one game was missed by one (we know his reasoning), and the other by two.

A few went into last second heroics to determine a winner, but a few were a blowout, so...

On to the games:

In Detroit, Chase Daniel, who hasn't played much pro football, went against Matt Stafford, who has played consistently for several years. Chase's last start was in 2014, and this game was only his third start since joining the NFL in 2010. Both quarterbacks missed on ten passes (Daniel was 27/37 and Stafford 28/38), both threw for about the same yardage (236-230 in Stafford's favor), but the long-time starter made a couple of key mistakes, throwing two interceptions...the second of which came with 1:07 remaining in the game, and Chicago staked to a 24-17 lead, to allow Daniel to tun the clock out and give Chicago its 5th straight victory (the last three have been against division foes, after losing about 10-12 straight prior to that).

In Arlington, Texas, the $21 donation happened, as Zeke did the deed (his number is 21), and the Cowboys kept the Redskins guessing all afternoon long (game started at 4:30pm EST). Colt McCoy started for the injured Alex Smith, who broke his leg last week, and his rust showed, as he threw three interceptions with two scores, but the Redskins were playing catch-up, as the Cowboys went ahead 10-7 at the break. Amari Cooper, who made his Dallas debut three weeks ago, lit up the Redskins for 180 yards and two scores on only eight catches...but half of those yards were in one play, as Cooper took a pass that was snapped from the Dallas 10 yard line all the way to the house. The three picks were too much for the Redskins to overcome, and Dizart was quite livid that Dallas won its third straight to take the division lead, 31-23.

In New Orleans, Drew Brees shared the wealth this week, and while the Falcons kept their stars in check, they forgot about the newbies. Two players caught only their second touchdown passes of their career, while two others caught their first. All four had never caught a touchdown pass prior to the 2018 season. Brees only threw for 171, while Matt Ryan threw for 377...so what happened to cause such a discrepancy? The Saints defense was all over the ball, forcing fumbles after long drives and picking off passes deep in Atlanta territory to give them a short field. The Saints started out by losing their first game, but they've not lost since, as they defeated the Falcons, 31-17.

In Baltimore, Lamar Jackson again started in the place of injured Joe Flacco, and he didn't skip a beat, especially after his win last week in his first career start. What helped this week was he was going against the 31st ranked run defense in the NFL in the Oakland Raiders. Jackson ran for 117 last week, but only for 71 this week, but the Ravens had 242 yards on the ground, and Terrell Suggs took a fumble back 43 for a score of his own, and the Ravens were all over the Raiders, defeating them by the score of 34-17. Something else that helped Baltimore...two long drives that took over 16 minutes of clock time between them.

In Buffalo, Leonard Fournette should have thought twice before he got himself and a Bills player ejected, especially after scoring twice on 95 yards on the ground. With just under three minutes left in the third quarter, a play was originally ruled a touchdown, but on the replay, the ball was downed at the 1 yard line. Between the downed ball and the replay review, the two teams went at it, with Fournette targeting a specific Bills player. Both were tossed on unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, which is now allowed in the NFL at the referee's discretion. On the very next play, the game was tied at 14 each. Jacksonville fell flat after that, and the Bills defeated the Jaguars, 24-21.

In Charlotte, this game went back and forth from the first kickoff to the final play. After 15 minutes, Carolina had a 3-0 lead. In the second, the teams traded a touchdown and field goal, with Carolina leading 13-10. They followed suit in the third, trading touchdowns once again, and Carolina still held that three point lead with 15 to go. In the fourth, Seattle got that field goal back, then the teams traded touchdowns once more, and with 3:26 left, the game was tied at 27-all. Cam Newton and the Panthers started down the field, but Seattle iced Graham Gano, making him miss from 52 with 1:40 left in regulation. Would the Seahawks get downfield enough to try to either punch it in or attempt a field goal? With 1:08 left and facing third down, Russell Wilson threw a strike to Tyler Lockett, who got down to the Carolina 10 yard line. Instead of running the ball to eat up clock, Wilson pulled a victory formation and downed the ball not once, but twice. With :05 left, he them spiked the ball to stop the clock, as the Seahawks were out of timeouts, as were the Panthers. In comes the field goal unit, and all Sebastian Janikowski has to do is get one from 31 away to win. His kick sailed right through, and the Seahawks came away with the 30-27 win.

In Cincinnati, Baker Mayfield has really helped the Browns not look so much like a laughingstock, as they've won three games this year, compared to the one game they won in the 2016 and 2017 seasons...combined! They also were riding a 25 game road losing streak...coming within one of the Lions' 26 game loss streak when they also went 0-16 back in 2008. The Browns former head coach, Hue Jackson, was on the opposite sideline as a defensive assistant. Mayfield and the Browns made him pay for it, racing to a 28-0 lead, then the two teams traded touchdowns before Cincinnati made a run at it, but it was too little too late, as the Browns ended that 25 game road losing streak and won consecutive games for the first time in four years, plus winning by ten or more for the first time in five years, defeating the Bengals, 35-20.

In Indianapolis, Luck's luck started off bad, as he was picked off twice in a 14 second span in the first half, although the game was tied at 14 at the break, but in between those two interceptions, Miami fumbled the ball away, so in a mere 24 seconds, three turnovers happened. Miami got the only score in the third on a field goal, and then the teams traded touchdowns and Adam Vinatieri got a field goal in there also, to knot this game at 24 with 4½ to play. Miami got 4 yards in their next three plays, giving Indianapolis the ball with 2:38 left. Facing a 3rd and 9 at the 2:00 warning, Luck's luck changed, as he hit Chester Adams for a 34 yard gain. That play got Indianapolis down the field enough to allow Vinatieri to come on the field after that first down throw and three plays gaining nine yards to try for the win. With :03 left, the Colts used their final timeout to stop the clock and allow Vinatieri to come out to put the dagger in the Dolphins' fanbase, hitting from 32, and giving the Colts a 27-24 win over the Dolphins.

In New Jersey, Tom Brady continues to rewrite NFL history, this week doing so by virtue of most career season/postseason passing yards (at 79,416) and going for 3,000 yards in the air for the 16th straight season (tied for second with Peyton Manning, and only two behind Brett Favre). With Sam Darnold out, Josh McCown got the start, and between the two, they were the second oldest pair to start an NFL game at a combined 80½ years (Tom Brady is 41 as of August, and McCown turned 39 early in the year). The oldest pair was Vinny Testaverde at 44 and Brett Favre at 38 for a combined 82 years. The Jets started out well, taking a 7-0 lead, but Brady and the Patriots got it right back. A bit later, James White was called for offensive pass interference on third down, and instead of declining the penalty to force fourth down and a punt, the Jets coach took the penalty to set up a 3rd and 12. Brady made him pay for that with a pass to his favorite receiver, Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots took the win in this one, 27-13, and moved into second place with the most consecutive seasons with at least a .500 record or better, with their 18th (Dallas went 20, all under coach Tom Landry).

In Philadelphia, another game that looked like the makings of a blowout, but turned into a nailbiter at the end...as the Giants raced to a 12-0 lead (a touchdown with a missed PAT and two field goals). Philly then outscored the Giants from that point until the 6:00 mark in the fourth 22-10, knotting the game at 22-all. Philly started at their own 25 after the Giants touchback on their kickoff, and ate up 5:27 of game clock to have Jake Elliott knock one home from 43 yards to give the Eagles a 25-22 lead. Eli Manning couldn't get the ball down the field enough, and the Eagles escaped at home with that 25-22 win.

In Tampa, Jameis Winston got the start after Ryan Fitzpatrick's three-interception game last week, and he wanted to come out proving he is the one that needs to start instead of Fitzpatrick, but Winston had a four interception game of his own a few weeks ago, so is either really worth starting? Winston told his coaches that he should be the starter, as the Buccaneers took a 13-9 lead that they would not relinquish, as the Buccaneers stuffed the 49ers at the 1 yard line in the third quarter. That must have thrown the 49ers off, as they got nowhere after that, and Tampa Bay ran away with the game from that point on. Tampa then scored twice more and defeated the 49ers, 27-9.

In Los Angeles, perfection was almost the story of the day, as Philip Rivers went 25/25 to start, tying the NFL mark for most consecutive completions (Ryan Tannehill did it three years ago, but his was in two different games, seven from one and then the first 18 in the next game). Rivers also set a new mark for most to start a game, after Mark Brunell hit 22/22 to start in September 2006. Outside of one miscue, Rivers was perfect, going 28/29 and 259 yards, setting a new NFL record for best completion percentage (96.8%) in a game. The Cardinals defense was almost nowhere to be found, but the Chargers defense was, holding Arizona to 41 yards over the final 45 minutes, and the Chargers bounced back from their loss last week to Denver, blasting the Cardinals away by the final of 45-10. Rivers went 19/19 in the first half, and the last player to go 15/15 or better in the first half was Warren Moon in 1998.

In Denver, the Broncos had just snapped a six game win streak, and the Steelers came to town with one. Would Denver do likewise to Pittsburgh, or would Pittsburgh get number 7? Big Ben passed to JuJu Smith-Schuster for 189 on 13 catches, so you'd think number 7 is a shoo-in, right? Big Ben also set a new NFL record with his sixth straight 450+ yard game...that's also a guaranteed win, right? One pass was a 97 yard touchdown...so definitely a Pittsburgh win, right? WRONG. Denver had all the tricks they needed, including picking off Big Ben with 1:02 left, and snapped a second six-game win streak, this time at the hands of the Steelers, 24-17.

In Minneapolis, the Packers and Vikings were playing to see who would take a two game lead (Vikings) or even back up (Packers) with a win, as the Packers came into the game 4-5-1, and the Vikings at 5-4-1 (their tie was against one another back in Week 2). Neither quarterback had a turnover, but Kirk Cousins outplayed Aaron Rodgers in this one, throwing for three scores and 342 yards (Rodgers threw for 198 and one score). At the half, the score was even at 14 each, but the Vikings put the clamps on in the second half, holding the Packers to a sole field goal late in the fourth quarter, and the Vikings came away with the 24-17 win.

And finally, in Houston, after their founder and owner passed away this past Friday, the Texans were playing with heavy hearts. Marcus Mariota wanted to end the Texans' seven game win streak, and he did well trying to, going 22/23 himself (his lone incompletion was in the penultimate minute of the game), but Watson and the Texans had too much momentum, rattling off 27 unanswered points, culminated by Lamar Miller's 97 yard touchdown run, and becoming the only player in NFL history to have multiple touchdown runs of 95 or more yards (his other one was also 97 in December 2014). Houston set multiple records in this game, running for 281 on the ground, and getting their eighth straight win, defeating the Titans, 34-17. The Texans became the first NFL team to win eight in a row after losing their first three. With Cleveland coming to town next week, will they get their third straight win or will Houston make it nine in a row...we will find out next week!!!

This recap is far shorter than last week's, due to the fact that last Monday's game was quite the game...that 54-51 final will be talked about for quite some time.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 4-7 after they were able to defend home turf. He's 7-4 picking his new "home" team, as they couldn't play catch-up. LeoDaVinci is also 5-4 on his favorite team, as he knew both Winston and Fitzpatrick would win, no matter the starter. Dizart is 5-6 against his hated team...and all you have to do is look for the record of the team owned by Jerry Jones and reverse it to see how he has done!

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

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

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

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Edited by dg_dave (Thu Dec 13 2018 10:13 AM)

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#1212981 - Tue Nov 27 2018 12:44 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Quote:
This recap is far shorter than last week's


crazy crazy shocked shocked The day I write this much of a summary, I will recommend and nominate myself for a journalism Pulitzer wink
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#1213644 - Tue Dec 04 2018 12:43 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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As it's getting late and I still have several games to recap, it will be in the morning when the results are up.
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