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#1239262 - Sun Aug 04 2019 10:01 AM Results & Standings .. NFL
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2019

Season



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

Rules:
  1. One point for a correct tip.
  2. Deadline is always Friday midnight FT time. One point will be deducted for late tips, after a period of grace of two hours past the deadline. (see below for Thursday game issue)
  3. Late starters come in at the lowest score, or lowest active tipper if the lowest tipper has not tipped for four consecutive weeks.
  4. Default score will be a straight six points, unless wooden spoon score is higher, whether there are 13 games or 16 games in the week.
  5. Tips not in by kickoff Sunday (all weeks except Weeks 6 and 9 are at 1pm Eastern time) receive default score. Weeks 6 and 9 have London games, which start at 9:30am Eastern time.
  6. Thursday games: tips must be in at the time specified on threads with a Thursday game. Games will be noted with a star after them. Your tip will not count if it is past the time, even by one minute, which will be about 1˝ to 2˝ hours prior to kickoff. Thursday/Saturday games (except where noted) start at 8:20pm Eastern time. At 5pm FT in September and October, that is a 2˝ hour window, and November/December is 1˝, except for Week 13, which is 2˝. For US Thanksgiving Day (Week 13), all three games must be tipped by the Thursday morning (FT time) deadline.
  7. In the rare case of a tie, no one will earn a point, unless a tie is tipped, as ties CAN be tipped in the National Football League.
  8. In the case of the Football Locks website not getting updated, our backup site is Fantasy Data.


Bonus points:
  1. One point will be awarded for a solo pick (or one of two if 12+ tippers, or one of three if 20+).
  2. One point if a player scores 12+/13, 12+/14, 13+/15, or 13+/16.
  3. Ineligible for bonus if player picks all homes or all bar one.
  4. Ineligible for bonus if player tips all the favored teams for the week or all bar one. If a favorite changes after the favorites are posted, we will use the favorites originally posted by the organizer, which will be by midnight FT on Monday night. A game with a PK spread is always the home team per our Football Locks/Fantasy Data website.

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Edited by gtho4 (Thu Sep 05 2019 02:07 PM)
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#1239263 - Sun Aug 04 2019 10:01 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Edited by gtho4 (Sat Sep 07 2019 12:20 AM)

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#1239268 - Sun Aug 04 2019 10:54 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I'm in

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#1239423 - Mon Aug 05 2019 09:56 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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#1239434 - Tue Aug 06 2019 03:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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In again.
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#1239599 - Thu Aug 08 2019 07:17 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I'm in.
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#1240436 - Sun Aug 18 2019 03:00 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I'm in

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#1241437 - Fri Aug 30 2019 12:20 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I'm in

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#1241675 - Sun Sep 01 2019 12:21 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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#1242382 - Mon Sep 09 2019 11:13 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Week 1
Thu 5th Sept
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
10-03
30-27
43-13
40-26
59-10
12-28
17-16
27-32
24-30
20-21
27-27
17-35
31-17
03-33
28-30
16-24
5
14
1
15
14
12
3
15
15
16
shocked
16
9
17
14
5
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns
Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills
at New York Jets
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Chargers (in OT)
Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals - A TIE
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
San Francisco 49ers
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders


ozzz2002







A TIE




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.171

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 x 1-1 dg_dave b 0 13 14 1 - 1
2 x 2-2 Dizart 0 11 11 - - 0
2 x 2-2 gillyharold 0 11 11 - - 0
2 x 2-2 Howie72 0 11 11 - - 0
2 x 2-2 LeoDaVinci 0 11 11 - - 0
2 x 2-2 paper_aero 0 11 11 - - 0
2 x 2-2 PaulE 0 11 11 - - 0
2 x 2-2 srini701 0 11 11 - - 0
2 x 2-2 Sypher 0 11 11 - - 0
10 x 10-10 George95 0 10 10 - - 0
10 x 10-10 gtho4 0 10 10 - - 0
10 x 10-10 Mustang 0 10 10 - - 0
10 x 10-10 N-Bomb 0 10 10 - - 0
14 x 16-16 Daaanieeel 0 9 9 - - 0
14 x 16-16 toocool4u 0 9 9 - - 0
16 x 16-16 ozzz2002 s 0 6 7 - 1 1
17 x 17-17 wwe84 0 6 6 - 1 0
late starters 6**
---171----
weekly winners 0 13 13
wooden spoons 0 6 6
default . 6 .
on the road 0 7 7
at home 0 8 8
perfect picks 0 16 16
favorites 0 11 11
upsets 0r 0 5 5 4r
bonus points 0 2 2

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. + 3 dg_dave
2. +
3. +
4. +
5. +
6. +
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



Welcome to the 2019 NFL season tipping comp! Trash talking is allowed, but remember to keep it within the FT rules, and trash talking the Seahawks is all but required (since I am not a fan of their head coach), and the Patriots (since Brady gets his way all the time). If I can handle 29 in a comp, I can certainly handle 17. wink Bring on any more takers you know! The all-time record in any FT comp is 32 participants. No shows from last year are themonarch and ElfTwinkle. We gained no one new this year. frown We don't bite around here, but we do have a great time!

Some interesting things to start another season...yes, we had a tie again (more on this later).

Instead of the Super Bowl champions starting on Thursday, the NFL decided to have a different rivalry start the season, so...

On to the games:

In Chicago, the Bears and Packers started off this season with a sloppy game, in several aspects. Both defenses had five sacks on the opposing quarterbacks, which, for the Packers, would have made Lombardi smile. While both defenses were good, only the Packers defense could snag an INT...and it was 58 minutes into the game. Penalties were also the story of the day, with both teams having ten each, and for Chicago, three straight penalties took them from a 1st and 10 to a 1st and 40! When the dust settled at Solider Field, the Packers came away the victor, 10-3.

In Charlotte, this one went back and forth most of the game, although by the scorelines, you wouldn't think so. The Rams led 13-3 at the break, but in the third, traded a touchdown and field goal apiece, so still ahead by 10, at 23-13. The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth, but Carolina got an extra one, making it 30-27. In other stats, Christian McCaffrey is still Christian McCaffrey, as he gained 209 both on the ground and in the air (meaning caught passes, srini lol). The Rams' Todd Gurley kept everyone second guessing, after his knee gave out late last season, and through three, he only had five yards, but he came back when it was needed most, and the Rams held on to defeat the Panthers, 30-27.

In Cleveland, after going from 0-16 to 7-8-1 in one season, the Browns were looking for their first Week 1 win in 15 years. The teams started off pretty close, and at one point, Tennessee held a slim 15-13 lead, but Marcus Mariota turned on the after burners, and Tennessee went on to score the next 28 points, culminating in a 43-13 win, setting the Browns lone Week 1 win in 2004 (they are 1-19-1 since their 3 year hiatus in those games, dating back to 1999). The Browns also had 18 penalties, not helping their cause.

In Jacksonville, there were injuries aplenty, unfortunately, in this one, as both the Chiefs and Jags lost a player to injury. Nick Foles, who played for Philly last season, went on the injured reserve list because of a broken clavicle, and the Chiefs' Tyreek Hill had a shoulder injury of his own. The Chiefs' Sammy Watkins made Jacksonville look bad in front of their home crowd, by going for 198 in the air and three scores. The Jags backup, however, kept the Jags close, but when you have Patrick Mahomes, it really doesn't matter, because the Chiefs defeated the Jaguars, 40-26.

In Miami, from the opening kickoff until the :00, this one was all Baltimore, including new NFL and franchise records. After just nine passes by Lamar Jackson, he had 204 yards and four touchdowns (no, you're not misreading that!). By halftime, the Ravens had scored not only a franchise record for most points in an opening half in the first game of a season, but also the NFL record as well, leading the Dolphins 42-10 after 30 minutes. When all was said and done, Baltimore scored 59 points, setting a new franchise record in the process, and the Ravens humiliated the Dolphins, 59-10, gaining a franchise record 643 yards overall. Of note, the first time Baltimore punted, already up 28-3, Miami fumbled and Baltimore recovered. At 35-3, the Ravens lined up to punt again, but surprised the pitiful Dolphin defense on a fake punt, gaining 60 yards in that play.

In Minneapolis, Kirk Cousins really didn't have to do much throwing, as he only threw ten passes, and didn't break the century mark in yards, yet did have one touchdown pass. Cousins ended 8/10 for 98 and the sole score, but the box score showed a far different ending. You'd think with Atlanta gaining 345 to Minnesota's 269 that the Falcons would win, but after three, the Falcons trailed 28-0, as they had three turnovers. The Falcons did get on the board, but was too little too late, as the Vikings cruised to a 28-12 win.

In New Jersey, as the Jets do NOT play in New York, this game was a tale of two halves, but the Jets' half was longer (more on this in a bit). At one point, the Bills looked bad, and trailed 16-0 while coughing up the ball four times (of note, after the fourth turnover, the Jets actually only led by six, meaning the Bills D wasn't too shabby either). The Bills roared back, however, and actually scored the next 17 points to defeat the Jets, 17-16.

In Philadelphia, this one had multiple stories...the tale of two halves, and a returning player (I'll explain in a bit). In the first half, the Eagles looked sloppy, and spotted the Redskins 17 points, while scoring zero. The Eagles did get on the board before the break, but trailed 20-7. The second half fared far better for the Eagles, as a returning DeSean Jackson (he played for the Eagles until Chip Kelly cut him five years ago) scored his second touchdown of the day, giving the Eagles their first lead at 21-20. They would go on to get another eleven (a touchdown with a 2pt and a field goal), while holding the Redskins to a mere toouchdown with only seconds remaining. The Eagles defeated the Redskins, 32-27.

In Carson, California, the Colts and Chargers decided 60 minutes wasn't enough play time, even though the Chargers held a 17-6 lead at the break. The Colts outscored the Chargers in the second half, 18-6 (a touchdown/PAT, touchdown/2pt, and field goal for the Colts), knotting the game at 24 after regulation. The Chargers would not give the Colts a chance in OT, as they scored a touchdown at about the halfway mark to win, 30-24. Other news in this game include Philip Rivers' overtaking of Peyton Manning for third longest consecutive starts at 209, and with the Colts running a new QB after Luck decided he was done, the Colts won't go away easily, but they have a bit of work to do.

In Seattle, this game did go back and forth as well, and Seattle was actually playing from behind all day (until the fourth quarter). After 45 minutes, the Bengals led 17-14, but on the first play in the fourth, Seattle took the lead, 21-17. While Andy Dalton had a career day, it wasn't enough, as the Seahawks held Cincinnati to a field goal in the fourth, and the Seahawks held on 21-20. Andy Dalton threw for 418, setting a career high.

In Glendale, Arizona, the Lions came to town and started off well, scoring the game's first 17 points before giving up a chip shot field goal inside the two-minute warning. The Lions led at the break by that 17-3 score. Neither offense did much in the third, but Arizona did get another field goal, so with 15 minutes to go, Arizona trailed 17-6. The Lions scored :13 into the fourth to take a 24-6 lead. The game was over at that point, right? Nope. The Cardinals proceeded to score the next 18 points, culminating with a touchdown with :43 left, and a 2pt conversion to knot the score at 24-24. In the extra session, the Cardinals scored first, but because it was a field goal, the Lions got the ball as well, with 7:17 left. After about three and a half minutes, Detroit answered with a field goal of their own, knotting it back at 27 apiece. Arizona was able to get into Lion territory, but not deep enough to try a field goal (had they done it, it would have tied the NFL record at 64 yards). Arizona opted to punt and force Detroit to get down the field from their own 5 yard line with only a minute left to play. After two straight Stafford completions, they were up to their 24, but only 30 seconds left. On the first down play, Stafford got sacked for a nine yard loss, pinning them back to their own 15 again. Two straight incompletions saw them at 4th and 19 with :11 left. They took too much time to draw a fourth down play, and went backwards another five yards to their own 10. Instead of punting, because they were so deep in their own territory, they went for it, but ran out the clock in the process, ensuring neither team won, and we have our first tie of the season at 27-27.

In Arlington, Texas, the Cowboys may have found a play caller that will make Dizart have a long season (I'm hoping the Astros, Athletics, Rays, Twins, or Indians can end the Roidees season in October). Yes, the Giants scored first, but then fell flat after that, as the Cowboys went to town on the Giants. Dak Prescott went 25/32 for 405 (only his second career 400 yard game) with zero picks and four scores, earning him a perfect passer rating of 158.3 (no, srini, I do not know how it is calculated or scored), probably irking our very own Dizart off more as each score went on the board. At one point, the Giants were up 7-0, but before long, they were trailing 35-10. The Giants got one more, but fell to the Cowboys, 35-17. A preview of next week: Dizart will be upset again, since the Cowboys always seem to have the Redskins' number.

In Tampa, I have a feeling LeoDaVinci was not happy about three (yes, THREE) calls, as three touchdowns were all called back for a penalty of some sort, but the Niners defense had some fun of tehir own, taking two Jameis Winston passes for pick-sixes. Tampa had their own woes as well, having two of their own touchdowns negated by penalties, so between both teams, there could have easily been another 35 points on the board, but it wasn't like there wasn't enough scoring, as the Niners did win this ugly game, 31-17.

In Foxborough, Tom Brady returned for his 20th season at age 42, and in other news, Antonio Brown left the Steelers last year (he wanted to go to the Pats, but the Raiders took him, as Pittsburgh did not want to send him to a division rival), and threw a tantrum in Oakland to get cut, and New England was ready to pounce, so Brown got to Foxborough anyway. The Steelers woes continued because LeVeon Bell sat out all last season to avoid a franchise tag (meaning he would be stuck in Pittsburgh), and left in free agency. The Steelers had no answers this time, and the defending champs mauled the Steelers, 33-3.

In New Orleans, Houston started off well, leading 14-3 at the break (which, by the way, was all scored in the second quarter, as the first had nothing). The Saints were not happy about a ten second runoff late ni that second quarter, as the booth had to review a possible first down, and when the pkayer was stopped, the clock was at :41. Fifteen seconds came off (as run plays not taken out of bounds run the clock), knocking it down to :26 when the booth reviewed, and because of the runoff, took it down to :16, so it was really a 25 second runoff, irking the Saints' fans. After the break, the Texans got a touchdown, but New Orleans got two, to cut the lead to 21-17 with 15 minutes to go. With the Saints driving, the first play of the fourth saw the Saints take their first lead at 24-21, but that wasn't the end of it. Fast forward to the final minute, and things got interesting. Wil Lutz kicked a field goal to give the Saints a six point lead with :50 left. The Texans got the ball back, and two plays later, took the lead back, at 28-27, taking all of 13 seconds off the clock...enough time for Drew Brees to do what Drew Brees does best. With a couple of passes, Brees got the Saints from their own 25 to the Houston 40. It then fell on the foot of Lutz to hit a career long 58 yarder. The snap was good, the hold as well, and the Superdome erupted on Lutz's kick, as it sailed through the uprights as time expired, giving the Saints a 30-28 win.

And finally, in Oakland, the Raiders and Broncos got a late start (on the east coast, since the game started at 10:20pm, but was only 7:20pm locally). The Raiders got 219 yards at the break, compared to the Broncos' 87. It's no wonder why the Raiders led 14-0 at the break. The Broncos tried to make a game of it in the third, by scoring two field goals, but the teams traded scores (touchdown and field goal) in the fourth, and Oakland won at home easily, 24-16.

Comp organizer note: after consulting with higher powers, dg_dave's tip of the Bills/Jets game was treated as a missed pick, because he somehow tipped both, but clearly tipped the Eagles to win, and the "powers that be" decided to allow that point, so the 13/16 is correct.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he was 5-11 last year, 10-6 in 2016 and 2017, 11-5 in 2015, 10-6 in 2014, 12-4 in both 2012 and 2013, and 14-2 in 2011. He's 1-0 to start this year, because Eli is still inconsistent. He's 1-0 picking his new "home" team, after they got beat in Philly...which he ended at 8-8 so far all four years of living east. Will he break through that .500 mark this year? LeoDaVinci went 9-5 with his favorite team last year (defaulted twice), 7-7 the year before (defaulted twice), 8-6 the two years before (defaulting twice also), and starts this year at 1-0. Dizart was 6-10 last year, 7-9 in 2017, 3-13 in 2016, and 12-4 in 2015 against his hated team...who does not cheat like the yankROIDs. He starts out 0-1 this year, as they crushed the Giants.

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

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

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


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If the spread is PK the favorite for the tipping comp will be the team on the left, on that page.


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Edited by dg_dave (Mon Sep 09 2019 11:16 PM)
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#1242383 - Tue Sep 10 2019 12:16 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
srini701 Offline
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Posts: 9935
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Good start .... I don't want to get my head around all those numbers smile I didn't know the Jets don't play in New York, otherwise I may not have picked them frown
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#1242906 - Mon Sep 16 2019 09:46 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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If my internet stays down, results may be up in the morning, due to the post is on my computer, and I'm posting this from my phone.
_________________________
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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#1242947 - Tue Sep 17 2019 07:19 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23721
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA  




Week 2
Thu 12th Sept
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
20-14
41-17
10-13
16-21
12-13
43-00
28-14
19-17
28-26
17-23
31-21
28-10
16-14
09-27
20-24
23-03
shocked
8
3
15
16
15
11
2
5
16
14
16
11
12
9
14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers
San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals
Los Angeles Chargers at Detroit Lions
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
New England Patriots
at Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills at New York Giants
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers
Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens
Dallas Cowboys
at Washington Redskins
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders
Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos
New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns
at New York Jets







wwe84 toocool4u






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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-1 dg_dave b 14 13 28 2 - 2
2 14 2-14 toocool4u s 9 12 22 - - 1
2 2 2-2 LeoDaVinci 11 11 22 - - 0
2 2 2-2 paper_aero 11 11 22 - - 0
5 10 5-10 George95 10 11 21 - - 0
5 10 5-10 gtho4 10 11 21 - - 0
5 2 2-5 Howie72 11 10 21 - - 0
5 2 2-5 srini701 11 10 21 - - 0
9 2 2-9 Dizart 11 9 20 - - 0
9 10 9-10 Mustang 10 10 20 - - 0
9 10 9-10 N-Bomb 10 10 20 - - 0
9 2 2-9 Sypher 11 9 20 - - 0
13 2 2-13 PaulE 11 8 19 - - 0
14 14 14-14 Daaanieeel 9 9 18 - - 0
14 2 2-14 gillyharold 11 7 18 - 1 0
16 16 16-16 ozzz2002 7 9 16 - 1 1
17 17 17-17 wwe84 s 6 7 14 - 1 1
late starters 6**
---167----
weekly winners 13 13 26
wooden spoons 6 7 13
default . 7 .
on the road 7 10 17
at home 8 6 14
perfect picks 16 16 32
favorites 11 10 21
upsets 4r 5 6 11 9r
bonus points 2 3 5

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. + 3 dg_dave
2. + 6 dg_dave
3. +
4. +
5. +
6. +
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



We were all over the board this week, with no one getting Thursday's game correct. A couple of other games were hoping for an upset that didn't transpire, and one did, so...

On to the games:

In Charlotte, things didn't really go too well for either team, because early on, only the feet of the kickers were getting points. In the second quarter, the Buccaneers finally broke through to get a touchdown, but only led 10-9 at the break. The Bucs again broke through in the third, while yielding another field goal, and led 17-12 after three. Early in the fourth, the Panthers scored on a play you don't see often, gaining two points on a safety (for the non-football folks, that is a play where the team with the ball is tackled within their own end zone). That got the Panthers down by a field goal, at 17-14. Tampa added another field goal to go up six, but the Panthers weren't done. Cam Newton got the Panthers from their own 25 to inside the Tampa 15, thanks to a face mask penalty at the Tampa 22 (as a face mask penalty is usually 15 yards, this one was only 11 because it's half the distance to the goal if inside the 30). With 1:45 left, Carolina was on the Tampa 11, needing to get to the 1 or a score. Two incompletions put them at 3rd and 10 from the 11. Cam Newton passed for eight, so they were looking at a 4th down and 88 seconds on the clock. After two Tampa timeouts, they then delayed the game, giving Carolina a free yard (again, half the distance because they were inside the 10 this time - delay of game is 5 yards). Instead of snapping to Cam, they snap it straight to the running back, who was stuffed short of the 1, and Tampa escaped Charlotte with a 20-14 win, killing everyone's tip in the process (everyone tipped Carolina).

In Cincinnati, LeoDaVinci was grinning from ear to ear almost from the opening kickoff to the :00. The 49ers did have a few bad plays, as Garoppolo was intercepted, but other than that and the nine penalties, the 49ers were all over the field, gaining 572 yards overall, and the Bengals did nothing but bungle in this one. At the break, the 49ers had a 24-10 advantage. They didn't slow down in the second half, amassing a 17-7 second half score, and defeating the Bengals handily away from home, 41-17. The last time that the 49ers won their first two road games to start the season was a mere 30 years ago...back in 1989. Of note for the 49ers...they already have four pickoffs this season, doubling their total from all of last season...in two weeks!

In Detroit, this game was literally a tale of two games...as the Chargers started out of the gates early, and held a 10-6 lead late into the game. After two Matt Stafford INTs early, he redeemed himself late with a touchdown of his own, and a late pick of Philip Rivers sealed the deal, giving the Lions a 13-10 win at home.

In Green Bay, having the home crowd helped, as the Packers started off on the right foot, getting two touchdowns in the first quarter. They added a third in the first minute of the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead. Minnesota came back, however, in that second quarter, scoring a touchdown and field goal of their own to trail at the break, 21-10. It was Minnesota who scored in the third, but Dan Bailey did something he doesn't often, and the Vikes trailed by five, 21-16. While Minnesota tried to do so, the home crowd was too much, and with Cousins' INT late in the game, Green Bay held on to win by that aforementioned 21-16 score.

In Houston, defense was the story of the day here, as the first three quarters saw nothing but field goals, and a 6-3 Texans lead. Early in the fourth, the Texans finally broke through with a touchdown, going up 13-3. Jacksonville would claw back, getting a field goal with about 6 minutes left, and then 5˝ minutes later, a touchdown of their own to trail 13-12. Instead of taking the PAT (point after touchdown, ozzz), the Jags opted to go for the win and go for two. The running back, Leonard Fournette, was held just short and the Texans held on to win by that 13-12 score.

In Miami, the Dolphins fared worse than they did last week on one side of the scoreboard...while they didn't give up 59 like they did to the Ravens last week, they didn't even make it onto the scoreboard this time. The Patriots blasted Miami at home, 43-0, giving the Dolphins more reason to start afresh next season. And Dizart, you've already lost a point next week for the games, as the Dolphins (who have scored a grand total of 10 points all season) play the Cowboys next week. Not even ozzz2002 would pick the Dolphins next week.

In New Jersey, as the Giants do NOT play in New York, Buffalo didn't have to change stadia, because they played in the same place last week, but against the "other" Meadowlands occupant, the Jets. After the Giants got on the scoreboard first, it was all Buffalo after that. Buffalo scored the next 21 points before trading touchdowns with the Giants in the fourth quarter. Buffalo showed the Giants and the Jets that they are the only New York team of any relevance (mainly because they are the only New York team), sweeping both the Giants and the Jets, winning this week 28-14. Eli has gone from inconsistent to consistent...consistently bad.

In Nashville, the Colts came to town, having taken 11 of the last 13 against them. The current Colts quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, held the two losses. After Andrew Luck decided his luck was out and retired, Brissett had some big shoes to fill. After traded touchdowns, the Colts went ahead on their second touchdown, but Adam Vinatieri (the NFL's oldest player, at age 46), missed the point after, and held a 13-7 advantage at the break. The Titans came out firing in the second half, scoring a touchdown and field goal of their own to take a 17-13 lead into the final frame. With under five minutes to go, Brissett's magic came up, and the Colts still hold the Titans' number, winning 19-17, even with the two missed PATs.

In Pittsburgh, no one could really get a run going, as every score was answered by the opposite team. Nothing really of note happened in the first quarter, until late, because just :16 into the second quarter, the Steelers held a 7-0 advantage. Six minutes later, the Seahawks answered, knotting the game at 7. Just before the two minute warning, Pittsburgh took the lead again with a field goal, and led at the break, 10-7. Seattle came out firing in the second half, and took the lead on a touchdown, 14-10. Pittsburgh answered with a field goal to trail by one. Seattle answered that with another touchdown, going into the fourth up 21-13. Pittsburgh got a touchdown to get within two, but failed on the two point conversion to try and tie the game. Both teams traded touchdowns, and the Seahawks take it from the Steelers, 28-26. Of note for the Steelers, Big Ben was taken out just before the half because of elbow pain.

In Baltimore, while Arizona came to town, and they tried to use the same heroics that they did last week, they really had a tougher challenge in Lamar Jackson than they had in Matthew Stafford, as after Stafford's 5000 yard season a few years back, he really hasn't been the elite quarterback he was early in his career. While Kyler Murray has been decent (throwing for over 300 yards in his first two NFL games - becoming only the second quarterback to ever do that - Cam Newton was the other). While he did keep up with Jackson pretty well, he still fell short, losing to the Ravens, 23-17.

In Landover, Maryland, as the Redskins do NOT play in DC proper, Dizart went from happiness to anger because Dak Prescott threw an interception early in the game, but the Redskins couldn't get anything off of it. Something lit a fire underneath Dak, because he started torching the Redskins defense in more ways than one...both in the air and on the ground. Their first scoring drive started from the Cowboys 3 and went 97 yards. They just kept it going, and by the end of the game, Dak had gone 26/30 for 269 and three scores, as well as 69 more yards on the ground, and at least 18 of those 26 completions were consecutive. The Redskins had no answers, and lost the game to the Cowboys, 31-21, sending Dizart to the anger house.

In Oakland, the Raiders did something no other team had done before...held Patrick Mahomes to zero points in the first quarter. The problem is...Oakland gave up four touchdowns in the second quarter. At the break, the Chiefs led 28-10, after Oakland raced out to a 10-0 lead. During that second quarter, Derek Carr took the franchise record for most passing yards as a Raider, but that record setting day was for naught, as well as the second half, because no one scored after Kansas City's four touchdowns, and the Chiefs improved to 2-0, winning over the Raiders, 28-10.

In Denver, defense started out this game, as only field goals were happening in the first half, but with the lighter air (Denver is called the "Mile High" City, due to being 5,280 feet above sea level), field goals are easier to convert. Late in the third, Chicago took a 13-3 lead on the game's first touchdown. Denver answered with an early fourth quarter field goal. It was after the two minute warning when things got interesting. Denver scored a touchdown inside of the final minute, and was going to go for two to take a 14-13 lead. Denver let the play clock expire, and was pushed back five yards, so they decided to just kick the PAT instead. The kick went up, but sailed wide. Chicago thought they had the game won, but a penalty on Chicago brought the 2pt team back on from the 1. Denver converted the 2pt conversion, and led 14-13. Chicago had :31 on the clock. The Bears were able to get from their 25 to the Denver 45, but several penalties pushed them back to their own 40, and there was only :09 left. Mitchell Trubisky got a pass off, and the defense took him down. With the clock showing :00, Denver thought they now had it won, but because of replay, the official noted that the game clock was at :01, due to a Bears timeout. Faced with a 53 yard field goal or trying to gain 35 yards on the ground on a final play (barring a Denver defensive penalty) was a no-brainer for Chicago's coach. Again, due to the lighter air, they decided for the field goal, since they only trailed by one at 14-13. The kick went up, and sailed through the uprights, giving Chicago an interesting 16-14 win over the Broncos.

In Carson, California, Drew Brees started this game, but a deflection on an incompleted pass in the first half sidelined him for the rest of the game, and it showed that the Saints need a bit of help if Brees retires (and with Brees at age 40, that could be soon). While the Rams weren't completely on their A game either, they held together better than the Saints, and the Rams defeated the Saints, 27-9. Jared Goff got to 10,000 passing yards for his career in this game, yes, a far cry from Drew Brees, but Brees has been in the league for far more years than Goff.

In Atlanta, the Falcons always seemed to have the Eagles' number, and this one started to look the same, with the Falcons cruising to a 17-6 lead. Philadelphia wouldn't go down as easily this time, because they were able to pick off Matt Ryan three times, keeping them in the game. With just over three minutes left, the Eagles' quarterback, Carson Wentz, got into the end zone on a QB sneak, and the ensuing two point conversion gave them a 20-17 lead. There was plenty of time for Matt Ryan to show his magic, although Philly made it interesting, because on a fourth down play from the Falcon 46, Matt Ryan tossed a quick pass to Julio Jones who was open near him, and then raced off to the end zone, giving the Falcons a 24-20 lead. That play also gave Jones the Falcons record for most receiving yards by one player. The downside: that drive only took 63 seconds off the clock, so Wentz had 2:10 plus two timeouts, as well as the two minute warning to his disposal. During the Eagles drive, an Atlanta defender was able to wrap himself around Wentz and took him down, but Wentz got the ball off in the nick of time; Wentz' knee was less than an inch from the ground. Later on, with their own fourth down play, Wentz was able to get the ball to Zach Ertz, but two Atlanta defenders were able to stop him just short of the first down marker, and the Falcons escaped at home, defeating the Eagles, 24-20.

And finally, in New Jersey for the Jets game, the Browns came to town and Odell Beckham came back to his former stadium (as he was a Giant in 2018). The Jets really couldn't get anything going, and their starting quarterback had three yards at the break (no, that's no misprint). Baker Mayfield and company were able to shrug off the bad start and cruised to an easy 23-3 win over the Jets. The final punctuation point on MetLife Stadium for OBJ was an 89 yard reception for a touchdown, as it really was the final points posted (minus the PAT).

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 2-0 after he knew something (and posted it on Thursday morning). He's 2-0 picking his new "home" team, after they got beat at home (see previous sentence). LeoDaVinci is 2-0, after they put on a show in Cincinnati. Dizart is 0-2 this year, as they made the Redskins look like a minor league team. Dizart is the only one who has been incorrect on their pick for a specific team so far on the season.

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 (Tue Sep 17 2019 09:35 AM)
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#1243001 - Tue Sep 17 2019 10:14 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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LOL, nice to see you throw in names there, Dave...very smart move smile
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