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#1239262 - Sun Aug 04 2019 10:01 AM Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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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 1½ to 2½ 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 2½ hour window, and November/December is 1½, except for Week 13, which is 2½. 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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I'll play
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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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Loc: Michigan USA
I'm in

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#1241437 - Fri Aug 30 2019 12:20 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Posts: 354
Loc: Ontario Canada
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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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23890
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




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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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 10064
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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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23890
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia
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
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 23890
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




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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.167

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 5½ 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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#1243597 - Mon Sep 23 2019 11:06 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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My internet service is down, but the post is ready once service is restored. I'm hoping to have it up in the morning.

Edit to add: this post is on my phone which has service.


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Sep 23 2019 11:06 PM)
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#1243600 - Mon Sep 23 2019 11:33 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Your PS was more interesting smile....was like a "just in case..."
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#1243631 - Tue Sep 24 2019 07:32 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 3
Thu 19th Sept
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
07-20
17-21
24-27
06-31
16-27
28-33
14-34
14-30
27-24
38-20
32-31
27-20
33-27
20-24
20-13
31-15
7
16
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17
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16
16
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5
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Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills
Atlanta Falcons at Indianapolis Colts
Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos at Green Bay Packers
Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings
New York Jets at New England Patriots
Detroit Lions
at Philadelphia Eagles
Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Texans at Los Angeles Chargers
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Rams
at Cleveland Browns
Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins



Everyone




gillyharold

Mustang

wwe84

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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 1 1-1 dg_dave 28 9 37 2 - 2
2 2 2-14 toocool4u 22 11 33 - - 1
2 2 2-2 LeoDaVinci 22 11 33 - - 0
2 2 2-2 paper_aero 22 11 33 - - 0
5 9 2-9 Sypher 20 12 32 1 - 0
5 9 5-10 Mustang s 20 11 32 - - 1
5 5 5-10 gtho4 21 11 32 - - 0
8 14 2-14 gillyharold s 18 12 31 1 1 1
8 5 2-5 Howie72 21 10 31 - - 0
10 5 2-10 srini701 21 9 30 - - 0
10 9 2-10 Dizart 20 10 30 - - 0
12 14 12-14 Daaanieeel 18 11 29 - - 0
12 13 2-13 PaulE 19 10 29 - - 0
12 5 5-12 George95 21 8 29 - 1 0
15 9 9-15 N-Bomb 20 8 28 - 1 0
16 17 16-17 wwe84 s 14 11 26 - 1 2
17 16 16-17 ozzz2002 16 8 24 - 2 1
late starters 24**
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weekly winners 26 12 38
wooden spoons 13 8 21
default . 8 .
on the road 17 8 25
at home 14 8 22
perfect picks 32 16 48
favorites 21 11 32
upsets 9r 11 5 16 13r
bonus points 5 3 8

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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1. + 3 dg_dave
2. + 6 dg_dave
3. + 4 dg_dave
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This week was feast or famine, literally, as three games were picked by one, and seven picked by all bar one and a further game picked by all bar two, plus one that was a clean sweep (of which I am still surprised by his pick in that game).

On to the games:

In Jacksonville, the Jaguars are almost saying "Nick who?" after Gardner Minshew came in and sparked the offense, but someone else decided to spark the defense, as Jacksonville sacked Tennessee's Marcus Mariota a total of nine times...not quite an NFL record, but still a definite near the top performance. The Jaguars led, 14-0, at the break, but only was able to get a couple of field goals in the second half. It really didn't matter for Tennessee, as they only got into the end zone in the fourth quarter, losing to the Jaguars, 20-7.

In Buffalo, the Bills almost let this one get away, as they raced out to a quick 14-0 lead of their own (see the above game). Cincinnati clawed back with 17 unanswered points to take a 17-14 lead with less than five minutes remaining. Buffalo didn't completely give up, as about three minutes later, just after the two minute warning, they broke through and got another touchdown to take a 21-17 lead of their own. Andy Dalton and the Bengals didn't give up, either, as the Bengals got down to the Buffalo 28 with under 30 seconds left, but Dalton threw a pass that was deflected then picked off, sealing the Bills' 21-17 win. Of note in this game, Dawson Knox of Buffalo scored his first NFL touchdown in this game, after scoring zero in college. His last one was in either varsity or JV football in high school.

In Indianapolis, the Colts had the home crowd behind them, but instead of a 14-0 lead, they held a 20-3 lead at the break, behind two Vinatieri field goals and two Jacoby Brissett touchdown passes. Atlanta attempted a comeback in the second half, getting two Matt Ryan touchdowns, but it wasn't enough, as the two teams traded touchdowns after that, giving the Colts a 27-24 win over the Falcons. While the scoreline was close, the offenses were also (Indy gained 379 while Atlanta gained 397), but what hurt the Falcons considerably were their 16 penalties for 128 yards.

In Arlington, Texas, the game wasn't even close, as the Dolphins (who were on a -92 point differential after two games) didn't get much going in this one either, however, they surprised most folks by only trailing 10-6 at the break, even though they were a 22 point underdog coming in. The Dolphins actually had more offense in the first half than the Cowboys did (216 yards to Dallas's 204), but when you only gain 67 yards in the second half, it doesn't help matters. Dallas easily cruised to a 31-6 victory, setting Miami as the worst team in 70 years for point differential through three games, now at -117. Miami has only scored one touchdown all season long, and only three field goals. Does anyone think that Miami will score 10 touchdowns this season? Does anyone think Miami will get to 200 points for on the season? They're pacing for about 100 at the rate they're going. Maybe someone can look to see what the lowest points scored in an NFL season is. If so, I'll keep the Dolphin watch going for that...lol.

In Green Bay, Denver's well-known defense has been tough in years past, but been rather soft this year. For the third time in as many games, the Broncos did not get any turnovers, nor did they sack (not fire) the opposing quarterback. Denver outdid Green Bay in other things, because they held the ball for eleven minutes more than Green Bay did, but they also had three giveaways to Green Bay. At the half, you probably wouldn't have thought so, with Green Bay only leading 17-10. In the second half, the teams did trade touchdowns (although Denver missed their PAT), and Green Bay got an extra field goal, and defeated the Broncos at home, 27-16. The stats made it look closer than it really was, as Green Bay only outgained Denver 312-310.

In Kansas City, this game somewhat went back and forth, but you'd never think so by the way things were scored. Baltimore got on the board first with a Mark Ingram touchdown, but instead of going for one, they went for two and failed. Kansas City was held scoreless again in the first quarter. Just like last week against Oakland, Patrick Mahomes took off in the second, and the Chiefs held a 23-6 lead at the break. Things got a little better for Baltimore in the second half, as Mark Ingram scored not just once, but twice. The downfall of the Ravens though, was falling behind by 17 at the break, and it was too much of a hill to climb, and the Chiefs remain undefeated with a 33-28 win over the Ravens. The Chiefs' weapon...Patrick Mahomes, who set a new NFL record with his 13th 300 yard game in 20 games or less.

In Minnesota, the Vikings have employed a strategy they didn't do in years past...they're running the ball instead of throwing it. Might help Kirk Cousins' resume a bit, since he falters in higher pressure situations. Also helping the Vikings was racing out to a quick 21-0 lead before giving up one touchdown before the break. It didn't get any better for Oakland in the second half, but they did hold Minnesota to just 13 points, and Minnesota came out victorious in this one, 34-14.

In Foxborough, Brady actually got a single drive worth of rest in this one...only because the Patriots raced out to a quick lead on three touchdowns (with one missed PAT by Gostkowski), to lead 20-0 at the break. The Patriots got the next two scores (a touchdown and a field goal) to take a 30-0 lead. With just under a minute left in the third quarter, the Jets punted away again, but the Patriot punt returner missed the catch in the end zone, and the Jets recovered to finally get on the board, 30-7. Later in the fourth, the one drive that Brady sat, the Jets were able to get a pick-six (that's an interception run for a touchdown) on Brady's backup to trail 30-14. Because Bill Belichick is Bill Belichick, he put Brady in for the rest of the game, but it didn't matter, as the Patriots easily defeated the Jets, 30-14, however, they missed the point spread, which was Patriots by 21. The Patriots only relinquished 105 yards of offense in this one, and held the Jets to no offensive touchdowns.

In Philadelphia, Jamal Agnew had a bad week last week, but made up for it this week, taking a kickoff from goal line to goal line (in college ball, they will do 101 yard return or 109 yard return, depending on how deep in your own end zone you are, but this is the NFL, and all kickoff returns from end zone to end zone are 100). That gave the Lions a 7-3 lead, as Philly had just scored a field goal on the previous play. The Eagles answered that kickoff return with a touchdown of their own. It was all Detroit in the second, on two more Prater field goals and a touchdown on the ground. Detroit led 20-10 at the break. In the third, Philly kept Detroit off the board while scoring one touchdown, and with 15 minutes to go, Detroit still led 20-17. The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth, but late in the quarter, Matt Prater's field goal attempt was blocked, giving the Eagles another chance. Two penalties on that series killed any momentum, and Detroit came away with a 27-24 victory.

In Glendale, Arizona, the Cardinals tried valiantly to keep with the Panthers, even with Cam ruled out. Every time they scored, however, Carolina answered with a score of their own. Because the Cards kicked a field goal in the second quarter, Carolina led 14-10 at the break. The teams traded scores in the third, but Carolina got two touchdowns, while Arizona had only one, and trailed after three by 8, at 28-20. In the fourth, though, it was all Carolina, as they pulled away with another touchdown plus a field goal, and came out of the desert with a 38-20 victory.

In Tampa, Daniel Jones started in place of the benched Eli Manning. After this one, the Giants may be saying "Eli who?" after Jones came alive in the second half of the game. Rolling back to the first half though, it was just about all Tampa, as Jameis Winston got two touchdown passes to Mike Evans (on both), however, Matt Gay came in and missed both PATs. After a touchdown by Jones, the Bucs rattled off four straight scores, two field goals by Gay, another Winston-Evans touchdown combination (this time Gay made the PAT), followed by another field goal. Tampa led 28-10 at the break. In the third, Jones got two touchdowns, but connected with two different receivers. The Giants went for two on the first and converted, then took the PAT on the second. With 15 minutes to go, the Giants trailed 28-25. After another field goal by Gay with six minutes remaining, Jones was able to get the ball downfield and decided to take it upon himself to score, which he did with 1:16 to go. The Giants had their first lead of the game at 32-31. Winston didn't go down without a battle, as he marched the Buccaneers down to the Giant 16 yard line, setting up a 34 yard field goal to win. As with what happened in the first two PATs, this one sailed wide, and New York escaped Tampa with that 32-31 win.

In Carson, California, this one started out one way, but ended the other. The Chargers raced out to a quick 10-0 lead, then the two teams traded touchdowns to end the half, with the Texans trailing, 17-7. In the second half, Houston scored three times and went ahead, 27-17 (Ka'imi Fairbairn missed on the third PAT). Philip Rivers was able to put together a drive to get the Chargers back within seven, at 27-20. After a Houston three-and-out, Rivers got the ball again with about 4½ minutes to play. He had to get the Chargers 84 yards downfield, since the drive started at his own 16 yard line. Four minutes later, he had the Chargers at the Houston 24. On a third down play with 30 seconds remaining, the Chargers were flagged for a hold, setting them back by ten yards (offensive holding penalties are ten yards, while defensive are only five - don't ask me why, because even I don't know). Rivers missed his man on that third down play, so he had to get to the 20 on fourth down. Houston was able to keep the Charger player from snagging the ball, but must have taunted after the play, as they were flagged for 15 yards. It didn't matter, really, as Houston had a 27-20 lead and the ball. All Deshaun Watson had to do was kneel in the victory formation, and the Texans held on to defeat Rivers, 27-20. Of note in this game, Philip Rivers moved into a second place tie with the above mentioned Eli Manning for most consecutive starts, at 209 each. Brett Favre holds the record at 297.

In Seattle, so Drew Brees was out because of a torn ligament in his throwing hand...did that stop the Saints? Not at first, it didn't. The Saints may have been tied after one, 7-7, but scored the next 20 points to take a 27-7 lead into the fourth quarter. Seattle came alive in the fourth quarter, as Russell Wilson got three scores (two on the ground and one in the air), but the final two weren't for much (other than fantasy scores for me - I have Wilson this year), as the Saints scored late in the fourth quarter, holding (at the time) a 33-14 lead. With the final touchdown for Seattle, it was actually an untimed down (as the clock read :00, but because of a defensive penalty on New Orleans, Seattle was given another play, as you cannot end the game on a defensive penalty - outside of an offside). Since Seattle trailed by six, even with the touchdown, the PAT wasn't attempted, since the clock had already run out, and New Orleans showed they can win with Brees sidelined, defeating the Seahawks and giving Pete Carroll his first home loss in September, 33-27.

In San Francisco, I bet LeoDaVinci wasn't happy about his team, until near the end. In the first half, you wouldn't have thought too much about that, with the 49ers trailing 6-3 at the break on three total field goals. In the second half, the teams started trading touchdowns, and with about 10½ left, the Steelers still led by 3, at 20-17. We get inside the two minute warning, and San Francisco was driving. WIth just 75 seconds left, Jimmy Garoppolo lobbed a touchdown pass to Dante Pettis, giving them a 24-20 lead. Pittsburgh got the ball back on their 22, and was trying to get 78 yards to win, but the Niners defense finally held on and they escaped at home with that 24-20 win, despite FIVE turnovers in the game...two of which led to the six points Pittsburgh scored in the first half.

In Cleveland, a team that was in the Super Bowl last year played against a team that went 0-16 two years ago. You'd think it would be a runaway, right? Not so fast, y'all...there's more to this story than you think. The Browns actually held pretty well with the Rams, and in fact, held a 6-3 lead at the break. Surprised, huh? In the third, the teams traded scores, and Cleveland still led, this time 13-10. The Rams scored twice in the fourth to take a 20-13 lead, but even though Baker Mayfield is only in his sophomore season, don't count him out early. He got the Browns down to the Rams' 4 yard line. The downside was that Mayfield threw three straight incompletions, and was looking at a fourth down. On that play, Mayfield's pass got into the hands of John Johnson instead, in the end zone, for a touchback, and the Rams literally escaped Ohio with a 20-13 victory. The Browns may be young, and had eight starters out, but they've shown they can play with the upper echelon of teams.

And finally, in Landover, Maryland, it was all Chicago in this one, as Case Keenum threw two interceptions in the first half, one of which was a pick-six. The Bears led at the break, 28-3, as the Redskins only offense was a field goal as the half came to a close. The second half saw Keenum come to life a little, as he got two touchdowns of his own. Why the Redskins went for two on the first one boggles my mind, but missing on the first, I somewhat see why they did the second time around. They had the same result...no score. Chicago got a field goal in the second half, and came away from Maryland with a 31-15 win.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-0 after they absolutely slaughtered the Fins. He's 3-0 picking his new "home" team, after they got shellacked at home. LeoDaVinci is 3-0, even through all the mistakes they made. Dizart is 1-2 this year, as he actually picked them to win!!! Color me shocked several days later...

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 Sep 25 2019 07:35 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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#1243705 - Tue Sep 24 2019 09:54 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Quote:
Maybe someone can look to see what the lowest points scored in an NFL season is. If so, I'll keep the Dolphin watch going for that...lol.


Here you go then:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_records_(team)

Fewest Points, Season, 37 by Cincinnati Reds/St. Louis Gunners: 1934
Fewest Points, 14 game season, 103 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1977
Fewest Points, 16 game season, 140 - Seattle Seahawks: 1992


Edited by LeoDaVinci (Wed Sep 25 2019 08:01 PM)
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#1243752 - Wed Sep 25 2019 07:33 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: srini701
Maybe someone can look to see what the lowest points scored in an NFL season is. If so, I'll keep the Dolphin watch going for that...lol.

Here you go then:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_National_Football_League_records_(team)

Fewest Points, Season, 37 by Cincinnati Reds/St. Louis Gunners: 1934
Fewest Points, 14 game season, 103 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1977
Fewest Points, 16 game season, 140 - Seattle Seahawks: 1992


I think the 37 points is safely going to stay. The 140 may be threatened.
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#1243831 - Wed Sep 25 2019 08:03 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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My plan for my survivor pool is basically following the Dolphins around.
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#1243896 - Thu Sep 26 2019 09:00 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
My plan for my survivor pool is basically following the Dolphins around.


What are you going to do the three weeks that the Dolphins have already played their division rival?
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#1244287 - Mon Sep 30 2019 10:17 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 4
Thu 26th Sept
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
34-27
24-10
16-10
31-24
34-30
16-10
30-10
03-24
40-25
27-10
55-40
06-16
26-24
10-12
03-27
shocked
5
16
2
16
3
16
13
1
16
1
10
5
5
11
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans at Atlanta Falcons
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts
Kansas City Chiefs at Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans
Los Angeles Chargers at Miami Dolphins
Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Cleveland Browns
at Baltimore Ravens
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Jacksonville Jaguars
at Denver Broncos
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers



ozzz2002 gillyharold




LeoDaVinci

wwe84



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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 1 1-1 dg_dave 37 5 42 2 1 2
2 2 2-2 LeoDaVinci s 33 *7 41 - - 1
2 5 2-10 Mustang 32 9 41 - - 1
2 2 2-14 toocool4u 33 8 41 - - 1
5 2 2-5 paper_aero 33 7 40 - - 0
6 12 2-13 PaulE 29 10 39 1 - 0
6 5 5-10 gtho4 32 7 39 - - 0
8 12 8-14 Daaanieeel 29 9 38 - - 0
8 10 2-10 Dizart 30 8 38 - - 0
10 5 2-10 Sypher 32 5 37 1 1 0
10 8 2-14 gillyharold s 31 5 37 1 2 2
10 8 2-10 Howie72 31 6 37 - - 0
10 10 2-10 srini701 30 7 37 - - 0
14 12 5-12 George95 29 7 36 - 1 0
15 16 15-17 wwe84 s 26 8 35 - 1 3
16 15 9-16 N-Bomb 28 5 33 - 2 0
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 s 24 6 31 - 2 2
late starters 31**
---120----
weekly winners 38 10 48
wooden spoons 21 5 26
default . 6 .
on the road 25 11 36
at home 22 4 26
perfect picks 48 15 63
favorites 32 7 39
upsets 13r 16 8 24 20r
bonus points 8 4 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. + 3 dg_dave
2. + 6 dg_dave
3. + 4 dg_dave
4. + 1 dg_dave
5. +
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This week was not good all around, as eleven road teams had won by Sunday night's game. A long Spoonless streak was broken in the process (after 95 weeks - or almost six years).

On to the games:

In Green Bay, this game went back and forth. The Packers held a 7-0 lead after one, but by the break, it was 21-20 in the Eagles' favor. Philly spotted Green Bay the first ten, then started the comeback. After getting two touchdowns while giving up a field goal, Rodgers and Company were driving, and Rodgers had a rare fumble, setting Philly up for another score. Green Bay responded with a touchdown of their own, but as previously mentioned, trailed by one at the break. In the second half, the teams traded touchdowns, but as Philly went for two and missed, the game was knotted at 27 with 15 minutes to play. Early in the fourth, the Eagles got another score, and led 34-27. After a few drives, Green Bay had the ball again with five minutes to play, starting at their own 11. Rodgers got the Pack down to the Eagle 3 yard line, but threw an interception at just the wrong time, and Philly escaped Lambeau with that 34-27 victory.

In Atlanta, the first quarter went back and forth, but after that, the game went one-sided. Tennessee scored first, but Atlanta responded, and after one quarter, the game was knotted at 7. In the second quarter, Tennessee was looking at a third and 15 situation, but Marcus Mariota got a pass good for 16, and that play seemed to change the momentum going forward, as Tennessee rattled off the next 17 points, to take a 24-7 lead at the break. In the second half, Atlanta got a field goal early, then it was just a game of keep away (as in keep the scores away), and Atlanta got defeated at home, losing 24-10 to the Titans. Matt Ryan did have a nice offensive line, but 397 yards and zero touchdown passes don't win games.

In Buffalo, it looked like the Patriots would easily cruise in this one, leading 13-0 after one. What helped the Bills stay in this one was keeping Tom Brady in check, and they did that well, as New England only had 224 yards of total offense. The thing that hurt the Bills was during that first quarter, the Patriots' special teams were able to block a punt and take it in for a touchdown. The Bills' offense started clicking in the second quarter, but trailed at the break, 13-3. Early in the third, Buffalo got a touchdown to trail by just a field goal, but as stated before, defense kept the Bills in the game, and all the Pats could muster was a field goal late, but it was enough to seal the deal, and the Patriots are 4-0 with the 16-10 win over the Bills.

In Indianapolis, Oakland came to town, and as they aren't going to be home for awhile, needed a boost. After scoring 14 in the first, the Raiders got another seven in the first minute of the second quarter. They led 21-10 at the break. In the third quarter, Oakland rattled off a long drive of over nine minutes, culminating in a field goal, but with the game clock drained, it was worth it. The Colts tried to come back, and got within 24-17 on a score, but just before the two minute warning, Oakland's Eric Harris got a pick-six to give Oakland back their 14 point lead. The Colts responded with a touchdown, but ran out of time and lost to the Raiders, 31-24. Of note in this one, four fourth down attempts were made, and all four were converted.

In Detroit, two undefeated teams were going at it (although Detroit wasn't perfect because of the tie in Week 1). The stat lines were nearly identical as well (29 first downs by each team, and Detroit outgained Kansas City by nine yards at 447-438). Detroit, however, scored the first ten points, but Kansas City had answers for both, and knotted the game back at 10 each. Inside of the two minute warning, both teams traded field goals to go to the break tied at 13. Kansas City took its first lead of the game in the third on a fumble near their own end zone, taking that fumble recovery 100 yards, but Detroit answered with a field goal and touchdown to take a three point lead into the final 15 minutes, 23-20. The teams traded touchdowns yet again to give Detroit a 30-27 lead with about 2½ to play. Kansas City was looking at a fourth down and eight with just under two left to play, and since the Detroit defense was double teaming Patrick Mahomes' best receivers, they failed to slow him down, and he kept the drive alive with a 15 yard gain. The Chiefs would eventually score with :20 left, and take a 34-30 lead. Stafford and the Lions made a valiant effort as they got into Cheifs territory with just that small amount of time left, but two straight incompletions sealed the win for the Chiefs, 34-30.

In Houston, defense was the story of the day here as well, as neither team gained 300 yards of offense (Carolina outgained Houston 297-264). For the first three quarters, every score that Carolian made, Houston answered the same way. What hurt Carolina in the process was Kyle Allen...he had not one, not two, but three fumbled forced on sacks, so Houston's defense was able to get to him fairly easily. Carolina's defense kept Houston from scoring off those turnovers, for the most part (Houston scored off one of the three). Early in the fourth, Carolina took the lead again on a long field goal, but Houston couldn't answer this time. Carolina got one more late in the game, but because Houston only trailed by six, they had to get it into the end zone for the tie or win (by converting the PAT). They made a good attempt at it, but Deshaun Watson's Hail Mary pass was swatted down by a Carolina defender, and Carolina came out of Houston with the 16-10 win.

In Miami, the Chargers came to town riding a losing streak that predated Philip Rivers, and when I say predated him, I'm saying Rivers wasn't even born at the time. It actually started off looking like that might continue, as the Dolphins got a 7-3 lead early. It didn't last, however, and the Chargers outscored Miami 27-3 the rest of the way, losing yet another game, 30-10. The Dolphins are now at a -137 point differential, and have scored 26 points for the season. They are on pace for 104 points, seriously threatening the 140 scored in a 16 game season. The referee in the game must have not gotten the memo of the Chargers' move two years ago, as he called penalties on "San Diego" twice in the game.

In New Jersey, Case Keenum got benched by the Redskins' coaching staff, but it really didn't matter. Dwayne Haskins didn't fare any better, as he threw three picks after Keenum's lone pick, for a total of four on the day, however, one bright spot was that the Redskins were able to come up with a pair of receptions from Daniel Jones, so both teams had their fair share of turnovers...each team had four. The problem is...the Redskins couldn't get anything on theirs, but New York did, and while the score at the break looked bad (17-3), neither team did much in the second half, and the Giants beat the Redskins, 24-3.

In Baltimore, the Browns came to town playing against the team that was them back in the 1990s (Cleveland "suspended" operations for three years because ownership took them out of Cleveland and moved them to Baltimore in 1996 in a similar situation to when Baltimore's Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984). The game started slow, as the score at the break was only 10-7 in Cleveland's favor. In the third, Baltimore answered Cleveland's field goal with one of their own, tying the game at 10. Throughout the rest of the third quarter, it was all Cleveland, and they held a 24-10 lead going into the fourth. Baltmore got a touchdown early in the fourth, slicing the lead to 24-18 (on a 2pt conversion), but Cleveland turned on the after burners again (actually Nick Chubb did by going 88 yards on a score), and Cleveland scored the next 16, to hold a 40-18 lead at the two minute warning. Baltimore was able to get another score, but it was too little too late, plus giving up over 500 yards of offense to Cleveland, and the Ravens lost at home, 40-25.

In Glendale, Arizona, the stats matched up pretty well (Seattle outgained Arizona 340-321, both teams had 115 on the ground, both teams made 59 plays, both quarterbacks were sacked four times, and both teams had seven penalties called against them). While all the stats made it look like a close game, it really was not. Late in the first quarter, Seattle took a 10-0 lead on an interception by Kyler Murray, and by halftime, it was 20-3 in Seattle's favor. Late in teh game, both teams scored touchdowns, but it was not meant to be for the Cardinals, and they lost at home to the Seahawks, 27-10.

In Los Angeles, did either defense show up? It sure seemed that way with the offensive outbursts (Tampa had 464 yards of offense and the Rams had 518). The only thing that seemed to get slowed down was Todd Gurley, but only with 16 yards on the ground, he still had two scores. Before Gurley got his first score, Tampa already had a 21-0 lead. Jared Goff was able to rally, and cut the deficit to seven, at 21-14, but Tampa answered with a score with under a minute to go in the first half. Goff got the Rams offense down far enough that Greg Zuerlein nailed a field goal from almost midfield (midfield field goals are 60 yards long). The third quarter was really the only time the defenses were there, as both teams were held to a field goal (Tampa's Matt Gay hit his from almost midfield), and Tampa held a 31-20 lead going into the fourth. In the first six minutes of the fourth, both teams scored twice (!), while Tampa still held that eleven point lead. The Rams were able to cut the deficit to five on another touchdown, but missed the 2pt. Tampa was able to get another field goal to hold a 48-40 lead with 2½ to go. Don't count Goff out, though, but with about 1:15 left, Goff fumbled and Ndamukong Suh got his hands on the ball and took it to the house, and Tampa came out of California with a 55-40 victory. Jared Goff threw for 517 yards, and I'll have to do some research, but I think if a quarterback throws for 500 or more, they're more apt to lose than win.

In Chicago, Mitchell Trubisky would start the game, but didn't get to finish, as he got hurt early in the game. Chase Daniel had to come in in relief, but was able to keep Minnesota from having the ball too much, and the Chicago defense helped as well. Kirk Cousins was able to get 233 yards in the air, but was sacked six times. At the half, Chicago held Minnesota to only 59 yards of offense, and led 10-0. The Bears got two more field goals in the third to lead 16-0 after three. Minnesota's Dalvin Cook, who had 375 yards rushing in his first three games, was held to only 35, but two of those 35 weren't for naught, as he did get a Minnesota score, however, the 2pt was missed, and Chicago defeated the Vikings at Soldier Field, 16-6.

In Denver, this one went all over the map, in a way. Both teams were able to score in the first, but Denver held a 7-3 lead. In the second, Denver was able to pull away a bit, and gave up just a field goal to hold a 17-6 lead at the break. Jacksonville wouldn't go down easily, as they kept Denver off the board in the third, and took the lead after two Gardner Minshew touchdown passes, 20-17. The first part of the fourth, the defenses kept one another at bay, but with about three minutes to go, Jacksonville hit a field goal to extend their lead to six. Joe Flacco had plenty of time, and was able to put together a drive of his own, hitting Courtland Sutton for a touchdown, tying the game at 23, and the PAT was converted, giving Denver the lead back at 24-23, with about 90 seconds to go. The Jaguars got the ball back on a touchback from the kickoff, and started on their own 25. After an incompletion and a fumble, which was recovered by Jacksonville, Denver made a costly mistake and got hit with a personal foul penalty of 15 yards, giving the Jaguars new life. Three plays later, they got from their own 41 to the Denver 10. After a Jacksonville holding penalty set them back to the Denver 20, the Jaguars decided to try to run down the clock, but Denver was able to stop it once, as they still had a timeout. Jacksonville ran another play on the ground, and because Denver did not get him out of bounds, the clock continued to run. With :04 left, Jacksonville took their final timeout. Josh Lambo came out for the game winning field goal (from the same spot a PAT is kicked from - yes, ozzz, I know you don't kick a PAT in Australia lol). Lambo's kick sailed through the uprights, and Jacksonville came away with a 26-24 win in the Mile High City.

In New Orleans, this one was almost all defense (on both sides). Neither team did much in the first half, as the Saints held a 9-3 lead at the break. Dallas broke through in the third for a touchdown, leading 10-9 after three. Early in the fourth,Wil Lutz came on and converted his fourth field goal, giving the Saints the lead at 12-10. Both defenses held on at that point, and the Saints defeated the Cowboys this week, to the delight of Dizart, by that score of 12-10. Of note: the last time the Saints won a game without scoring a touchdown: October 25, 1998, almost 21 years ago. The offenses combined barely gained 500 yards (New Orleans barely eked out that win, 266-257).

And finally, in Pittsburgh, the Steelers held an eight game win streak over the Bengals, and this one wasn't even close. The Bengals did get on the board first, but couldn't muster much after that. At the half, they had 100 yards of total offense, but trailed 10-3. It was all Pittsburgh in the second half, as they held Cincinnati to 75 yards of offense, and zero points. Pittsburgh handily defeated the Bengals, 27-3.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-1 after they actually had a defense get the best of them. He's 4-0 picking his new "home" team, after they got beat worse than Miami (it's looking like he will finally break that string of 8-8 runs). LeoDaVinci is 3-0, as they were on a bye. Dizart is 2-2 this year, he had something planned in New Orleans.

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).

Comp organizer's note: LeoDaVinci got eight correct, tipped late to lose a point, but got the bonus point for his one pick of the Browns, giving him the eighth point back, so his 41 is correct.

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


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Edited by dg_dave (Mon Sep 30 2019 10:19 PM)
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#1244989 - Mon Oct 07 2019 11:53 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Due to an incident Sunday evening regarding the bird to the left, I was unable to get very many games recapped, and with the hour of day it is, the results will be up in the morning. I'm still trying to recap a few.


Edited by dg_dave (Mon Oct 07 2019 11:53 PM)
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
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#1245020 - Tue Oct 08 2019 08:49 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Posts: 23890
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia




Week 5
Thu 3rd Oct
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
29-30
27-34
26-23
32-53
24-31
28-10
14-07
06-31
26-23
21-24
33-07
20-13
34-24
19-13
03-31
8
12
9
15
14
14
4
16
14
1
17
shocked
6
shocked
11
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Jacksonville Jaguars at Carolina Panthers
Arizona Cardinals
at Cincinnati Bengals
Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Minnesota Vikings
at New York Giants
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans
New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens
at Pittsburgh Steelers (in OT)
Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders
New England Patriots
at Washington Redskins
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys
Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs
Cleveland Browns at San Francisco 49ers









gillyharold




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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 2 1-2 LeoDaVinci 41 11 52 1 - 1
2 2 2-14 toocool4u 41 9 50 - - 1
3 1 1-3 dg_dave 42 7 49 2 1 2
3 2 2-10 Mustang 41 8 49 - - 1
5 6 2-13 PaulE 39 9 48 1 - 0
5 8 2-10 Dizart 38 10 48 - - 0
7 6 5-10 gtho4 39 8 47 - - 0
7 5 2-7 paper_aero 40 7 47 - - 0
9 10 2-10 Sypher 37 9 46 1 1 0
9 10 2-10 srini701 37 9 46 - - 0
9 14 5-12 George95 36 10 46 - 1 0
12 10 2-14 gillyharold s 37 7 45 1 2 3
12 8 8-14 Daaanieeel 38 7 45 - - 0
12 10 2-12 Howie72 37 8 45 - - 0
15 15 15-17 wwe84 35 9 44 - 1 3
16 17 16-17 ozzz2002 31 8 39 - 2 2
17 16 9-17 N-Bomb 33 5 38 - 3 0
late starters 38**
---141----
weekly winners 48 11 59
wooden spoons 26 5 31
default . 6 .
on the road 36 8 44
at home 26 7 33
perfect picks 63 15 78
favorites 39 9 48
upsets 20r 24 6 30 25r
bonus points 12 1 13

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

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Weekly Leader

1. + 3 dg_dave
2. + 6 dg_dave
3. + 4 dg_dave
4. + 1 dg_dave
5. + 3 LeoDaVinci
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This week was all over the place, as we had two picked by no one, one picked by just one, one picked by everyone, and one by all bar one. We had some blowouts, as well as ones that went to the wire, from odd decisions to injuries...we had it all this week. So, without further ado...

On to the games:

In Seattle, this one went back and forth all the way to the :00. Both offensive lines protected their quarterbacks, as Russell Wilson was only sacked once and Jared Goff was not. The Rams got on the board first with a pair of Greg Zuerlein field goals, and Seattle answered with a touchdown. Seattle led, 7-6, after one. In both the second and third, the teams traded touchdowns, except the Rams got an extra one from Todd Gurley, and while it was still 14-13 Seattle at the break, the Rams took a 26-21 lead into the fourth (the Rams opted to go for two on the second, but failed). In the fourth, the teams once again traded scores, this time field goals, for a 29-24 score. With about 2½ to go, Seattle punched it in again, and tried for two, but failed, so Seattle held a 30-29 advantage. After starting at the 25, the Rams got 11 from Cooper Kupp, then Goff threw two incompletions. The next play got interesting, as the pass was tipped, and Seattle's Tedric Thompson got underneath it. His hand batted the ball up into the air enough that he came down with the pick. The referees whistled the play dead, but because the clock was still at 2:12, Pete Carroll could still challenge the ruling, which he did (there are no coaches' challenges in the final two minutes of each half - New York has to initiate it then). The Rams still had two timeouts at that point, and with the two minute warning, was able to stop the clock three times. With Seattle at midfield, they had to punt the ball away once again to the Rams, who had 1:50 left, but zero timeouts at that point. In just over a minute, the Rams got from their 7 to the Seattle 30. After a delay of game penalty, the Rams were able to get to the 26 to set up Zuerlein's 44 yarder. The snap and hold were good, but his kick sailed just wide, and the Rams lost a tough one to the Seahawks, 30-29.

In Charlotte, neither defense really had much to talk about, as both teams rolled up over 400 yards of offense (Jacksonville actually crested 500). The Jaguars did more of their damage in the air, and the Panthers on the ground (Carolina had 285 on the ground, while Jacksonville had 358 in the air). Jacksonville got hurt on turnovers, giving the ball away three times, but with the final result, you'd never think it was as close as it was. After one quarter, Carolina led 14-7. In the second, Gardner Minshew coughed up the ball, and Carolinma recovered and took it to the house for a 21-7 lead. Jacksonville would roar back and get a touchdown and field goal, but still trailed 21-17 at the break. Both teams were rather quiet in the third, as they only traded one touchdown apiece. In the fourth, Jacksonville got within one on a field goal, but Carolina's Reggie Bonnafon rumbled from his own 41 all the way to the end zone, and Jacksonville couldn't score again. Carolina took the 34-27 victory, but even though Jacksonville was the one who lost the ball three times, their defense was able to keep them in the game (to a point).

In Cincinnati, this one started out slow, but got more interesting as the game rolled on. Both teams scored early, but Arizona got more points out of theirs, and led 7-3 after one. The teams traded field goals in the second, but Zane Gonzalez got another off as the clock expired for the first half, giving the Cardinals a 13-6 lead at the break. The third quarter almost went on with nothing, but Cincinnati's Randy Bullock kept both teams off the zero list, but the Bengals still trailed 13-9 with 15 minutes to go. In the fourth, it's almost as if the defenses ran out of gas, as the Cardinals got a field goal and a touchdown to lead 23-9, but Cincinnati came right back with two touchdowns of their own and knotted the game at 23...at the two minute warning. The Cardinals have a rookie quarterback, and with a tie score, the pressure was on, however, Kyler Murray seemed unfazed, because he was able to get two completions of 24 yards and get the Cardinals from their 25 to the Cincinnati 13 (there were a couple of run plays). With :02 left, Arizona took a timeout, then to set up the field goal unit, Cincinnati tried to ice the kicker by taking a timeout. Just like in the first half, Zane Gonzalez hit a field goal, this time for a 26-23 win over the Bengals.

In Houston, it was another offense show as Houston was able to gain almost 600 yards in the game. After one, the score was even at 7 each, but they were both just getting started. Atlanta took the lead early in the second, but Houston would claw back and take a 16-10 lead. Atlanta got one more score to lead at the break, 17-16. In the second half, Houston came alive and blew through twice and got a field goal to take a 33-17 lead into the final frame. The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth, until Matt Ryan was picked off and it wasn't just a pick, but a pick-six, and Houston shellacked the Falcons, 53-32. Had the INT been stopped short, Houston could have broken 600 yards on the day, as they finished with 592.

In New Orleans, the Buccaneers came to town hoping to derail the train that Teddy Bridgewater has run since Drew Brees's thumb was hurt a few weeks ago. The ace in the hole for New Orleans is one Michael Thomas, who torched the Bucs defense for 182 yards and two scores (helping me defeat my fantasy opponent). The Bucs have a similar weapon in Mike Evans, but Marshon Lattimore had other plans for him. Evans was held to zero yards in the game. The scoreline was actually closer than the offenses showed, as New Orleans gained 457 yards to Tampa's 252, but because of a 17-10 lead for New Orleans at the break, they scored to extend the lead before Tampa could answer and take a lead. The Saints only defeated Tampa by seven, winning 31-24, and keeping themselves atop the NFC South while Brees continues his recovery.

In New Jersey, Minnesota tried something different in this one, as they'd been mainly using a ground game. They decided to go to the air some in this one, and Kirk Cousins was able to get a couple of touchdown passes in this one. The scoreline and the offensive numbers matched up well, as the Vikings held an 18-7 lead at the break and won by the score of 28-10. The offensive numbers: 490 yards for Minnesota and only 211 for the Giants.

In Nashville, this one was rather quiet for most of the game, and there were some miscues in there also. Both defenses kept one another off the board until Buffalo got through with about 2½ left in the first half, and they held a 7-0 lead at the break. In the third, Tennessee came back and tied it at 7 with a touchdown of their own. Early in the fourth, Buffalo got another touchdown from Josh Allen to take a 14-7 lead. While both quarterbacks got sacked multiple times, Buffalo came out on top, as that last touchdown in the fourth was all she wrote, and Tennessee lost at home to the Bills, 14-7.

In Philadelphia, the story of the day was the Philly defense. Not only did they score not once, but twice, they held the Jets to a measly 128 yards overall. The Eagles D also sacked the Jets quarterback ten times. It was the first game in NFL history (this is their 100th season) that any team had ten sacks and two defensive touchdowns (also helping me in fantasy this week on a pickup). Philly held a 21-0 lead at the break, but didn't let off the gas in the second half at all. The Jets did get on the board, but Philly got that second defensive touchdown and crusied to a 31-6 victory, keeping themselves perfect against the Jets all time.

In Pittsburgh, this game had it all, from going back and forth, to a bad injury (sad), to an odd decision that cost one team, although it almost didn't. Baltimore started off well, taking a quick 10-0 lead, but the Steelers got a touchdown back to trail 10-7 after one. Baltimore answered that with a touchdown, but Pittsburgh got two field goals to trail 17-13 at the break. In the third, things started getting interesting. The Steelers were pinned to their 12 yard line, facing a 3rd and 11. Mason Rudolph took the snap, looked downfield, got the pass to a receiver, and almost immediately, got hit in the chin. Rudolph had to exit the gane, due to a concussion, but because the cart that takes injured players wasn't working, his teammates had to get him to the back. Because Big Ben is out for the season, the Steelers had to go with their third-stringer. The Steelers did score, however, and led, 20-17 after three. The Ravens tied it up with a field goal early in the fourth, then late in the fourth, Pittsburgh took the lead once again. Lamar Jackson had about 2½ minutes to get at least a field goal to force overtime, or a touchdown to win. While a roughing the passer call helped, it was Justin Tucker's foot that sent the game to overtime, as he nailed a 46 yarder with :14 left. Again, things get interesting at the end of regulation. Just like at the beginning, there is a coin toss at the beginning of overtime. Pittsburgh won the toss, but in an odd turn of events, deferred the kickoff. The strategy almost paid off, as the Steelers D held the Ravens to punt. Now any Pittsburgh score wins, because Baltimore did not. Mike Tomlin had enough faith in his defense to do that (but when the total offense is 277-269 - including OT), that's a risk worth taking...? The problem is, that the Ravens D was just as good, and was able to strip Juju Smith-Schuster and come away with the ball. Lamar Jackson, who wasn't as stellar as he normally is (3 INTs on the day), was able to get the Ravens into field goal range again, and Tucker's kick went through the uprights, giving Baltimore a 26-23 victory.

In London (h/t Dizart), this one went back and forth, but was feast or famine at the same time. Nothing of note happened in the first quarter, as the teams were kept off the board. In the second, Chicago made some mistakes, and Oakland held a 17-0 advantage at the break. In the third, Oakland's defense fell apart and Chicago roared back (literally, as bears roar - oh wait, we're not talking about the animal in this case), and held a 21-17 lead after three. Late in the fourth, Oakland was at their own 3 yard line, still facing that 21-17 deficit. After a couple of penalties and a fake punt, eventually Derek Carr got the Raiders to the end zone, and a 24-21 lead. Chicago's Chase Daniel had less than two minutes to at least get downfield enough to get a tying field goal, but Gareon Conley had other ideas. He picked off Daniel's pass with 1:14 remaining. Oakland couldn't get another first down and Chicago had two timeouts to stop the clock. The third down play was when Oakland could run down the clock enough to finally seal the deal and to put the exclamation point on, the last play of the game was a Chase Daniel sack, giving Oakland that 24-21 win.

In Landover, Maryland, this game started off odd, but went the way everyone predicted. The Redskins actually held a 7-6 advantage after one, but it was all Patriots after that. One upside for the Redskins (there's not many with them sitting at 0-5 on the season), was they were able to sack Brady four times, however, Colt McCoy, in his first game action since his broken leg last year, was sacked for six. The Patriots gave Washington everything they normally do, and while it was only 12-7 lead at the break, the Patriots scored 21 in the second half, and ran over the Redskins, 33-7. The last time any team has kept an opposing quarterback from throwing a touchdown pass for five straight games (yes, the Redskins did get a touchdown, but on the ground) was the 1988 Cleveland Browns.

In Carson, California, this one was a tale of two halves, as the Broncos did almost all their scoring in the first half, and the Chargers in the second. The Broncos defense was able to keep the Chargers' running game locked, but that doesn't mean they were able to keep down Rivers, right? Well...they did, but they didn't. Rivers passed for 211 yards on the day, but ws unable to get a touchdown pass. It showed when Denver raced to a 17-0 lead at the break. Special teams got the Chargers on the board with a punt taken back for a touchdown, and after three, Denver led 17-7. The Chargers would get a field goal midway through the fourth, but Denver answered with one, effectively icing the game, although Los Angeles did get one more, but lost at home to the Broncos, 20-13.

In Arlington, Texas, Aaron Rodgers came to town on a 4-0 run at Dallas, including the win in Super Bowl XLV, so this place has been good to him. Would the streak continue? Dizart sure hoped it would. The way this game started, you'd believe it, as Green Bay raced to a 24-0 lead at the break. What happened to Dak, Zeke, and Amari? They sure got stuffed in the first half, and three INTs for Dak did not help matters (the Packers D doesn't have Clay Matthews, however, that doesn't mean they have a bad D). By the time Dallas hit the scoreboard, Aaron Jones already had three scores on the ground. He added a fourth after Dallas's field goal, and Green Bay led, 31-3, with 3½ in the third. Dallas would answer that touchdown with one, and trail 31-10 after three. The Dallas defense finally came alive in the fourth, but even with Dallas scoring two touchdowns and holding Green Bay to a field goal, they still trailed 34-24 with 7½ to go, irking Dizart a bit, because Green Bay had led by 28 earlier. Dallas was able to get down the field again, and just inside the two minute warning, Brett Maher missed a 33 yard field goal, killing the rally, and Green Bay defeated Dallas at home, making Dizart throw a party in Fife, by that 34-24 score. Dallas did rumble off 563 yards of offense in the loss, and only held the ball for 23 minutes.

In Kansas City, this one was a surprise, as no one pegged this! While the Chiefs are good, they fell flat in this one. They did take first blood by scoring a field goal, but Indianapolis answered with a touchdown to lead 7-3 after one. Early in the second, Kansas City answered that with a touchdown of their own to lead 10-7. Indianapolis answered with a field goal to knot the game at 10. Until late in the quarter, defenses ran amok, but Indianapolis was able to get a field goal through with :10 left to take a 13-10 lead at the break. Nothing of major note happened in the third, as both teams played to a stalemate. In the fourth, Adam Vinaiteri was able to get two more field goals, the second of those coming with 2½ to play, and a 19-10 lead. Harrison Butker could only answer with one, and the Colts exacted revenge from last January's playoff game, defeating the Chiefs, 19-13.

And finally, in San Francisco, our own LeoDaVinci was grinning from ear to ear from almost the opening kickoff to the :00. The reason I say that, San Francisco's first play from scrimmage: an 83 yard touchdown run. Neither team's quarterback was able to throw for too many yards (Mayfield had a career-low 100 and Garoppolo had 181), but Garoppolo made the most of his, as he was able to throw for two scores. After one quarter, San Francisco held a 14-0 advantage. The Browns would get on the board with a field goal early in the second quarter, but then the San Francisco defense turned on the clamps, and the Browns did not score again. One of San Francisco's defensemen, Nick Bosa and Cleveland's Baker Mayfield were playing against one another for the first time since the two played in college (Mayfield at Oklahoma and Bosa at Ohio State). Bosa hurried Mayfield into an incompletion and pulled out a move that Mayfield did to Bosa's Buckeyes two years ago. San Francisco virtually dominated every facet of the game, winning 31-3, outgaining 446-180, holding the ball 15½ minutes longer, forcing four turnovers (the Browns never took the ball away), and was 22-9 in favor on first downs.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-2 after they actually had another defense get the best of them. He's 5-0 picking his new "home" team, after they got beat worse than the Jets (it's very likely he will finally break that string of 8-8 runs after four years). LeoDaVinci is 4-0, as they crushed the competition. Dizart is 3-2 this year, after he knew that Rodgers was 4-0 at AT&T Stadium coming in.

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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#1245021 - Tue Oct 08 2019 09:12 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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BTW, the Oakland game was in London, at the new Tottenham stadium

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