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#1245151 - Wed Oct 09 2019 05:54 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: Dizart
BTW, the Oakland game was in London, at the new Tottenham stadium


Fixed. For some reason, I thought a game next week was in London.
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#1245205 - Thu Oct 10 2019 05:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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There is one this week, Carolina-Tampa Bay, also at Tottenham. Couple at Wembley as well coming up.

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#1245273 - Thu Oct 10 2019 08:40 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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That was the best 1st half by the Niners that I've seen in years!
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#1245799 - Mon Oct 14 2019 11:35 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Will finish my recap in the morning...getting late.
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#1245846 - Tue Oct 15 2019 08:04 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 6
Thu 10th Oct
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
14-35
37-26
32-28
13-06
31-24
17-16
20-38
17-23
33-34
20-07
00-16
22-24
24-17
22-23
17
11
15
11
1
14
12
17
4
7
10
shocked
shocked
15
New York Giants at New England Patriots
Carolina Panthers
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns
New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs
Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins
Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers
at Los Angeles Rams
Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos
Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets
Pittsburgh Steelers
at Los Angeles Chargers
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
George95



ozzz2002








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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-2 LeoDaVinci 52 9 61 1 - 1
2 3 1-3 dg_dave 49 10 59 3 1 2
3 5 2-13 PaulE 48 10 58 2 - 0
4 7 5-10 gtho4 47 10 57 1 - 0
4 3 2-10 Mustang 49 8 57 - - 1
4 5 2-10 Dizart 48 9 57 - - 0
7 2 2-14 toocool4u 50 6 56 - - 1
8 9 2-10 Sypher 46 9 55 1 1 0
8 9 5-12 George95 46 9 55 - 1 0
10 7 2-10 paper_aero 47 7 54 - - 0
10 9 2-10 srini701 46 8 54 - - 0
12 12 2-14 gillyharold 45 8 53 1 2 3
13 12 2-13 Howie72 45 7 52 - - 0
14 12 8-14 Daaanieeel 45 6 51 - - 0
15 15 15-17 wwe84 44 6 50 - 1 3
16 16 16-17 ozzz2002 s 39 7 47 - 2 3
17 17 9-17 N-Bomb 38 5 43 - 4 0
late starters 43**
---134----
weekly winners 59 10 69
wooden spoons 31 5 36
default . 6 .
on the road 44 7 51
at home 33 7 40
perfect picks 78 14 92
favorites 48 7 55
upsets 25r 30 7 37 30r
bonus points 13 1 14

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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. +
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



This week was all over the place, as we had two picked by no one, one picked by just one, two picked by everyone, and two more by all bar two. We had blowouts, shutouts, and others that went to the wire...as well as a couple of benched QBs...so without further ado...

On to the games:

In Foxborough, Tom Brady showed he's still able to keep up with the younger generation. He rushed for two scores, but threw for zero. Near the end of the first quarter, the Giants went to punt, but New England's special teams was able to block the punt and take it in for the score. The Giants trailed 7-0 after one. The Patriots were able to extend the lead to 14-0, but Daniel Jones found Golden Tate for a long 64 yard score, cutting it back to a 7 point game. A different Golden was able to strip Tom Brady and take it in for a score...Markus Golden. That score tied the game at 14, but Brady got one of those touchdowns with less than a minute remaining in the half to hold a 21-14 lead at the break. Because the defenses held everyone, the Patriots still led 21014 after three, but this is Tom Brady we're talking about, and between his second score and the Giants fumble earlier in the quarter, New England prevailed, 35-14.

In London, the Buccaneers and Panthers went across the pond to play in Sypher's team's stadium. Looking at the scoreline, you'd figure Tampa would win, especially since they outgained Carolina by 139 yards (407-268). The Bucs also had more first downs. So what happened? Carolina was able to take advantage of Tampa miscues, and held a 10-0 lead after one. The teams traded touchdowns in the second, giving Carolina a 17-7 lead at the break. After Joey Slye kicked a fiel goal to give Carolina a 13 point lead, Jameis Winston did what he did (a lot) in this game...had a pass picked off. The ensuing play gave Carolina a 20 point lead, at 27-7. Tampa could only answer with a field goal, and trailed 27-10 after 3. Early in the fourth, Carolina got a score, to go up 34-10, but Tampa started chipping at the lead, as they got a touchdown plus 2, then held Carolina to a field goal, then scored again to trail by 11 with just under 5 to go. The downside is that Carolina held Tampa to no further points, and just because Tampa did better offensively, but five INTs by Winston will kill any momentum, and Tampa lost to Carolina, 37-26. At the end of the first half, the Panthers attempted something that hasn't been attempted in six years nor made in 43...a free kick after a fair catch. Carolina could have had three more points, but the kick sailed wide right from 60 yards.

In Cleveland, both teams went on an offensive run, as both sides gained over 400 yards on the day. Both quarterbacks had some bad breaks, as Russell Wilson was sacked three times, but Baker Mayfield threw three interceptions. Did they end up like the Buccaneers above? The way the game started, you'd say no, as by the first play in the second quarter, Cleveland held a 20-6 lead. Seattle started chipping away at it, by getting two field goals and a touchdown, but missed the 2 point conversion, and Cleveland still led 20-18 at the break. The momentum stayed in Seattle's favor, as they took their first lead with six minutes remaining in the third, on another Russell Wilson to Jaron Brown score. Cleveland couldn't answer in the third, and Seattle held a five point lead at 25-20 after 3. The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth, and just like Tampa, Cleveland lost to Seattle, but the scoreline was closer at 32-28.

In Jacksonville, this game had almost no offense, except for one touchdown. It was almost all field goals. Wil Lutz got the Saints on the board in the first with his first of two, and the Saints led 3-0 after one. Josh Lambo answered with one of his two in the second, knotting the game at 3 at the break. Both hit in the third, and the game was tied at 6 after three. Teddy Bridgewater kept the Saints in it, and got the lone touchdown of the day, and the Saints are 4-0 without Brees, winning in Jacksonville, 13-6.

In Kansas City, this one was a game of quarters, in all honesty. Outside of a Houston field goal in the first, each team scored in their own quarter. Mahomes and company dominated the first quarter, staking themselves to a 17-3 lead after one. Houston took over in the second, scoring three times on three touchdowns, but Ka'imi Fairbairn missed one PAT, and Houston led, 23-16 at the break. Patrick Mahomes said, "not on my watch and in my house" and marched Kansas City to a score, leading 24-23 after three, but Deshaun Watson was able to get one more, plus a two pointer to take a 31-24 lead with six to go. Kansas City had another chance, but had to punt, and Deshaun Watson was able to keep the ball away from Mahomes again, and Houston came away with the 31-24 upset over the Chiefs. Maybe the Chiefs aren't as good as ones thought???

In Miami, Washington had come into Miami having never won a game in Miami. Would that change, especially since both teams were winless coming in? It sure started off that way, as the Redskins got a touchdown compared to Miami's field goal in the second quarter, and the Redskins led 7-3 at the break. In the third, the Redskins defense was all over Josh Rosen, sacking him or picking him off, and the Redskins were ahead 17-3 after three. Brian Flores, the Dolphins coach, had had enough and benched Rosen for veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzmagic took over and the Dolphins finally did something they hadn't all season long...scored in the second half! Fitzpatrick got two scores, with the second coming with :06 to play. Flores took a gamble and decided to go for two. Fitzpatrick's quick pass caught Kenyan Drake by surprise, and he dropped the ball...allowing the Redskins to hold on by the score of 17-16. A positive for the Dolphins, they actually scored more than 10, but are still on pace to set a new season low (42 points through five games paces them at 135).

In Minneapolis, it was the Stefon Diggs show this week, as he'd been held in check by a lot of defenses, and was starting to get a bit disgruntled, but it was all a ploy by the Vikings. Kirk Cousins hit him not once, not twice, but three times, two of which went for 50 yards or more, becoming the first Viking player in 19 years to achieve that feat. Both offenses went for at least 400 yards (Minnesota had 447 while Philly had exactly 400). In the first half, overall, it was almost all Minnesota, as they held a 24-10 lead at the break. Philly would get the next two scores to cut that lead to four, but Diggs got his third touchdown reception and extended the lead back to 11 with fifteen minutes to go. There wasn't much that happened in the fourth quarter, except for Dalvin Cook's toiuchdown run, and Minnesota defeated the Eagles, 38-20.

In Baltimore, the scoreline was closer than the offenses showed. Lamar Jackson was all over the field, not just for the air attack, but on the ground as well. While Andy Dalton and Jackson were nearly even on passing yards (Jackson nipped Dalton 236-235 in that department), it was the ground game that Baltimore had. On the opening kickoff, Cincinnati took it from their own 8 all they way to the house, and led 7-0. The Ravens came back with two of their own (one by Jackson and the other by Mark Ingram), and led 14-7 after one. The teams traded field goals in the second, and Baltimore led 17-10 at the break. Just before the end of the third quarter, Justin Tucker got a field goal to give the Ravens a 20-10 lead after three. Late in the fourth, he added another, but Andy Dalton was able to cut the lead to six with a touchdown run of his own. The downside was, they couldn't take the onside kick (they did get it, but because the ball did not travel ten yards, it was an illegal touch penalty), and the Ravens were able to run out the clock, giving them a 23-17 victory. Baltimore outgained Cincinnati 497-250 overall, so the story of the day was not what was happening on the field but who was able to score.

In Glendale, Arizona, neither defense decided to show up, as both quarterbacks threw for over 300 yards and a minimum of three scores each. Atlanta outgained Arizona 444-442, so by the looks of that, you'd think a close game, yes? It didn't look that way for awhile, but after one, Atlanta got a touchdown versus Arizona's field goal, so Arizona trailed 7-3. The Cardinals did most of the scoring in the second quarter, getting two touchdowns and a field goal, and limiting Atlanta to a lone field goal, to lead 20-10 at the break. Arizona extended that lead early in the third on a touchdown, but the Falcons came soaring back behind Matt Bryant's field goal and a Matt Ryan touchdown to trail 27-20 after three. Atlanta scored first in the fourth, tying the game at 27. The teams traded touchdowns, but Zane Gonzalez hit his PAT, while Bryant missed his, and Arizona came away with a close 34-33 win.

In Los Angeles, most everyone in the line of bookmakers thought San Francisco had no chance to win, and gave the Rams the spread their way. From the start, it looked that way, considering the Rams went 65 yards (all on the ground) and rumbled to a 7-0 lead. San Francisco came back and knotted the game later in the first at 7, on a touchdown of their own. In the second half, though, the Rams could not get anything going offensively. San Francisco really didn't really have that much offense to speak of, gaining only 331 yards for the whole game, but after that 65 yard drive at the beginning? The Niners held the Rams to 92 yards after that point. The Rams went 0 for 9 on third down, which didn't help them either. San Francisco did a touchdown and two field goals from Robbie Gould to knock off the Rams, 20-7, and go to 5-0 for the first time in nearly 30 years.

In Denver, defense ran the game here, as neither team gained 300 yards on the day. Both teams went 2 for 14 on third down, so no one could get much going offensively. Denver's defensive team came out firing on all cylinders, as they sacked both Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill a total of seven times, as well as had three takeaways. The only scoring in the first half were a pair of field goals by Brandon McManus, one in each quarter, to hold a 6-0 lead at the break. After Tannehill's INT, the Broncos were able to punch it into the end zone for a 13-0 lead. In the fourth, it wasn't any better, as McManus got the only points on another field goal, and Denver shut out the Titans in this one, 16-0.

In New Jersey, the scoreline was close, as well as the offenses, but for one team, it came late. After one, the only score was a LeVeon Bell touchdown to give the Jets a 7-0 advantage. On the first play of the second quarter, Brett Maher kicked one from the Jet 40 and got it through. It stayed fairly quiet until the latter stages of the quarter, when Sam Darnold rattled off two touchdowns in the span of three minutes. Dallas wasn't quite done, as they had :27 to get something, and as time expired in the first half, Maher again got one through, but this one was kicked in Dallas territory, as he hit from 62 (any field goal over 60 yards is kicked in one's own territory, as each end zone is ten yards, and the uprights are in the back of the end zones). Maher hit a third one in as many quarters, and Dallas trailed 21-9 after three. Zeke Elliott was able to break through, and got the Cowboys within five, but held the Jets to a field goal with about 3½ to go. Nothing really happened...until the two minute warning. The next six plays had the officials going flag happy...and that's no exaggeration. The first flag was pass interference on New York, then the next was an illegal block (Dallas declined this one as the result of that play was a first down). The Jets got flagged a second time for interference, then Dallas was shipped back for an offensive hold. The next play saw Dallas get flagged for an illegal block in the back, then for the third time, the Jets were flagged for interference...even I said something (as I was watching the game), "will there be a play without a flag???" The answer was yes, as no more flags were thrown, but Dallas was able to get into the end zone, and on the 2 point try, Jason Witten was pushed, and thought the Jets would get flagged again, but the refs didn't see it, and the Jets were able to recover the onside kick, knocking off the Cowboys, 24-22.

In Carson, California, Pittsburgh came to town knowing both their starter and backup were out (Mason Rudolph got hurt last week, and Big Ben is out for the season). James Conner took it upon himself to get Pittsburgh moving in the right direction. Devin Bush decided to get in on the fun also, as he got two turnovers from the Chargers' offense, and it was all Pittsburgh through the first three, as they held a 24-0 lead with 15 minutes to play. The Chargers finally came alive in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late, as they could only muster 17 points, and the Steelers held on to defeat the Chargers, 24-17.

And finally, in Green Bay, this one went back and forth for the most part, but late in the game had some interesting calls...but more on that in a bit. Detroit got everything started with a pair of scores in the first, and led 10-0 after one, got an additional field goal before Green Bay stormed back, and Detroit still led at the break, 13-10. Green Bay would tie it up in the third on a Mason Crosby field goal, but Detroit's Matt Prater kicked two of his own, and Detroit held a 19-13 lead after three. Prater got another field goal to give Detroit a nine point lead, but Aaron Rodgers got a touchdown to get it within two. Detroit couldn't capitalize, and gave the ball back to Rodgers with 6:45 left. Detroit decided to hold on to their timeouts until after the two minute warning, figuring they might get the ball back. With 1:45 left, Detroit was flagged for illegal use of the hands, but it turns out while the move may have still been illegal, it wasn't where the officials said it was. The Packers were able to get to the Detroit 3, then took a knee twice to get the clock to :02. The next play saw Mason Crosby hit a chip shot field goal, giving the Packers a 23-22 victory.

Comp organizer's note: George95 missed the Thursday game, but as everyone picked the Patriots, he earned a gimme point.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-3 after they got shocked away. He's 6-0 picking his new "home" team, after they almost didn't pull it off (it's very likely he will finally break that string of 8-8 runs after four years - just have to go 3-7 now the rest of the way). LeoDaVinci is 5-0, just like his team. Dizart is 3-3 this year, and probably wishes he'd picked the Jets now (yes, Dizart has tipped the Cowboys not once, but twice this 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 Oct 15 2019 08:06 AM)
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#1245848 - Tue Oct 15 2019 08:28 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Posts: 24633
Loc: Buckhaven Fife
Scotland UK
I should pick the Cowgirls more often and jinx them, 3-3 record after one of the softest schedules to start an NFL season.

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#1245894 - Tue Oct 15 2019 10:50 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dizart
I should pick the Cowgirls more often and jinx them, 3-3 record after one of the softest schedules to start an NFL season.


They did beat the Dolphins, but it was the Dolphins...so...how do you think they'll fare next Sunday?

On another note, I'm sure LDV is ecstatic after his team improved to 5-0 on the season.
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1245967 - Wed Oct 16 2019 07:51 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
LeoDaVinci Online   mad
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Posts: 12095
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Is it too early to be thinking about the Super Bowl?
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#1246610 - Tue Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Posts: 24259
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Week 7
Thu 17th Oct
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
30-06
37-10
21-31
27-17
23-30
42-30
24-42
27-21
09-00
20-23
36-25
30-16
10-37
33-00
13
15
15
13
6
11
16
5
15
11
9
2
8
16
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta Falcons
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars
at Cincinnati Bengals
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Minnesota Vikings
at Detroit Lions
Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers
Arizona Cardinals
at New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins
Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans
New Orleans Saints
at Chicago Bears
Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots
at New York Jets











wwe84 N-Bomb

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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-2 LeoDaVinci 61 10 71 1 - 1
2 2 1-3 dg_dave 59 10 69 3 1 2
2 3 2-13 PaulE 58 11 69 2 - 0
4 4 2-10 Mustang 57 10 67 - - 1
4 4 2-10 Dizart 57 10 67 - - 0
6 4 4-10 gtho4 57 9 66 1 - 0
7 7 2-14 toocool4u 56 9 65 - - 1
7 10 2-10 srini701 54 11 65 - - 0
9 8 2-10 Sypher 55 9 64 1 1 0
9 8 5-12 George95 55 9 64 - 1 0
11 10 2-11 paper_aero 54 9 63 - - 0
12 12 2-14 gillyharold 53 7 60 1 2 3
12 13 2-13 Howie72 52 8 60 - - 0
12 14 8-14 Daaanieeel 51 9 60 - - 0
15 15 15-17 wwe84 s 50 9 60 - 1 4
16 17 9-17 N-Bomb 43 12 55 1 4 0
17 16 16-17 ozzz2002 47 3 50 - 3 3
late starters 50**
---155----
weekly winners 69 12 81
wooden spoons 36 3 39
default . 6 .
on the road 51 9 60
at home 40 5 45
perfect picks 92 14 106
favorites 55 11 66
upsets 30r 37 3 40 33r
bonus points 14 1 15

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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. +
9. +
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



This week was pretty good, as we broke 65% overall, but still had a game where only two got it, and a couple of others were picked by nearly everyone...so without further ado...

On to the games:

In Denver, one team lost a player and one fell flat. The Broncos drew first blood by scoring a touchdown, but when the Chiefs were flagged for being oddside, the Broncos decided to go for two instead of one. They were stopped short, but held a 6-0 lead. Patrick Mahomes answered with a touchdown drive, giving the Chiefs the lead at 7-6. Harrison Butker gave the Chiefs a 10-6 lead after one. He hit again midway through the second, then Kansas City's defense said it was their turn to get in on the action, stripping Joe Flacco and taking it in for the score. The Chiefs led 20-6 at the break, and added another field goal and touchdown to defeat the Broncos at home, 30-6. Just before halftime, Mahomes's knee buckled and was out the rest of the game. It didn't faze the team, as his backup, Matt Moore, was able to keep things rolling.

In Atlanta, one defense again came and the other was rather quiet. In the first, you'd not think so, considering only the kickers were involved, and the game tied at 3-3. In the second, it was all Rams, as they were able to keep the Falcons off the scoreboard, taking a 13-3 lead into the break. They didn't slow down in the third quarter, as Jared Goff scored twice, once on the ground and the other in the air, giving the Rams a commanding 27-3 lead after three. In the fourth, the Falcons did hold the Rams to a field goal early, and after Matt Ryan went down with an ankle injury, his backup, Matt Schaub, was able to get a touchdown pass to cut the lead to 30-10. With :28 left, the Rams were forced to punt, and the Falcon player, Russell Gage, missed the catch and Los Angeles's Darious Williams came away with the ball in the end zone, giving the Rams a 37-10 victory. Nothing went right for the Falcons, as they gave the ball away three times and were not able to register one sack.

In Buffalo, things started out very odd, but ended up as per usual. The Bills held most teams in check, save for the Patriots, all season long. With Miami coming to town, I guess they felt it would be a snap, and let off the gas a bit. It showed when Miami was actually leading at the break, 14-9. They still led by that same score after three, because no one got any points. In the fourth, Josh Allen got on the ball and scored two times in the air, but Miami came back and got the game within three with Ryan Fitzpatrick's touchdown run. On the ensuing kickoff, Miami went for an onside kick, and it bit them, as Buffalo took the kick and went to the house. Buffalo gave up more points to Miami than any other team has all season long, but it wasn't enough, as the Bills defeated the Dolphins, 31-21. Miami is now on pace to not fall below the 16 game season lowest score, at 168.

In Cincinnati, this one started out slow, as neither team did anything in the first quarter, and only one side got a touchdown in the second. Cincinnati was able to punch it in late in the second, sandwiched between two Josh Lambo field goals, and led 7-6 at the break. Both teams were able to put three points on the board in the third quarter, but Jacksonville's offense woke up in the fourth, as well as their defense, as Gardner Minshew threw a touchdown pass, then Andy Dalton did as well (however, Dalton's was a pick-six), giving the Jaguars a 24-10 lead. Just after the two minute warning, Josh Rosen got another field goal to extend the lead to 27-10, but Dalton ran one in himself, but the rally fell short, since they ran out of time, and the Jaguars defeated the Bengals to send the Bengals to 0-7, 27-17.

In Indianapolis, this one was pretty even all the way, but there were a couple of surprises. Houston outgained Indy by eight yards (391-383), but Indy had been known for their running game, which was held to only 62 yards on the day. Jacoby Brissett had other ideas, and was able to garner offense with his arm. He had two touchdown passes by the break, and Deshaun Watson had none, but Houston only trailed 14-9 at the break, thanks to three Ka'imi Fairbairn field goals. Brissett got two more scores in the third, and Houston got one of their own, but still trailed 28-16 after three. Midway through the fourth, Houston got it to within five on a score, but near the two minute warning, they were backed up near their own end zone, and the Colts defense was able to tackle Bryan Anger in the end zone for an uncommon safety, giving them a seven point lead. It held up, and Indianapolis was able to defend home field, holding off the Texans, 30-23.

In Detroit, did either defense show in this one? The answer is a resounding no, for the most part, as Detroit gained 433 yards overall, and Minnesota had 503. Detroit only had one turnover and was sacked twice, so even Minnesota's defense was nowhere to be found. Both quarterbacks threw for four scores, so we definitely had a high scoring game on our hands. The teams traded touchdowns in the first, but Detroit got one more before that :00, and led 14-7 after one. In the second, it was Minnesota's turn to get two, but the game was knotted at 21 at the break. In the third, while both teams scored, Minnesota's was seven points, while holding Detroit to only three, and they led 28-24 after three. The teams traded touchdowns once again, but the two point conversion for Detroit fell short, and they trailed by five with three minutes to go. Minnesota was able to get another score on the ground, and left Detroit victorious, defeating the Lions, 42-30. Of note for the Vikings, their top receiver and their top rusher both gained 142 yards each.

In Green Bay, it was literally the Aaron Rodgers show, as he lit up the Raiders defense for 435 total yards (but only six on the ground) and SIX touchdowns, five of which were in the air. The Raiders didn't do too badly, either, as Derek Carr had two scores of his own, along with 293 yards in the air, and the Raiders actually outgained the Packers, 484-481. What hurt the Raiders in this game was two-fold, penalties (they had eight for 97 yards) and turnovers (2). After Daniel Carlson kicked a field goal, the teams traded touchdowns, then Green Bay scored twice more to hold a modest 21-10 lead at the break. Green Bay broke it open in the third, outscoring Oakland 14-7, and went into the final frame leading 35-17. Both teams got a touchdown in the fourth, and Green Bay beat up the Raiders, 42-24, to go to 6-1.

In New Jersey on Sunday, it was the battle of the rookies, as Daniel Jones squared off against Kyler Murray. While Jones outshined Murray in passing (223-104), it was a different player that made some noise for Arizona...Chase Edmonds. With Arizona's main rusher, David Johnson, sidelined, Edmonds came in and carved through the Giants' defense, for not one, not two, but three scores on the ground. Two of those scores came in the first, with Arizona racing out to a 14-0 lead after one. They scored first in the second to extend it to 17-0, but the Giants were coming back to life, getting one touchdown from Jones, then later, special teams took over and blocked a punt when Arizona was deep in their own territory, and was able to get the score there, and trailed at the break, 17-14. In the third, Edmonds got that third score, and Arizona held a ten point lead after three. The returning Saquon Barkley rumbled in for a score, but Zane Gonzalez got a field goal to hold them back, and Arizona knocked off the Giants in New Jersey, 27-21. Jones was sacked eight times, so the Cardinals' defense got involved in the game as well.

In Landover, Maryland, conditions were less than favorable, as a steady drizzle to light rain enveloped the DC area all day long (I'd know, since I live near there). Neither team really did much, as San Francisco outgained Washington, 283-154. It wasn't until almost ten minutes had elapsed in the third quarter before anyone got on the scoreboard, as San Francisco's Robbie Gould hit a 28 yard field goal. He would hit two more, and none beyond 29 yards. Even with the ugly conditions, the game was as well, and San Francisco improved to 6-0 with a 9-0 shutout of the Redskins.

In Nashville, this game was pretty evenly matched, as the teams were trading scores pretty much the whole way. In the first, it was Tennessee that scored first, but both teams settled for field goals, with the score tied at 3. In the second, it went the other way around, as the Chargers scored first, but the game was knotted at ten at the break. Early in the fourth, Ryan Tannehill (starting in place of the benched Marcus Mariota) got a score to move the Titans ahead by six (the PAT was missed). The Chargers answered with a field goal, then the teams traded touchdowns, giving the Titans a 23-20 lead with about five minutes to go. After not getting a first down, with just over 2½ to play, Philip Rivers was able to march the Chargers down the field, and got them all the way to the Tennessee 1 yard line, with :39 left to play. Because it was a first down, they decided to try to punch it in. The Chargers were penalized for a false start, sending them back to the 6 yard line. The next snap turned it right around, as the Titans were flagged for interference, moving it back to the 1 again. Melvin Gordon wasn't able to get it in on first down, and because it was inside the two minute warning, the booth had to review. On second down, Gordon got the ball again, but fumbled it and Tennessee escaped at home with a 23-20 victory over the Chargers.

In Chicago, Teddy Bridgewater has shown the NFL that even though Drew Brees is down, the Saints are not out. Coming into this game, the Saints were 4-0 with Brees sidelined. Could the Monsters of the Midway end that streak? The way the first half went, it was a possibility, as New Orleans only had a safety and a touchdown through one, leading 9-7. The teams traded field goals in the second quarter, and the Bears trailed by two at the break. Something happened with the Chicago defense after the break, because they let the Saints pile it on in the third and fourth quarters, before Mitchell Trubisky finally got the Bears going again, but it was too little too late, as the Bears lost at home once again, 36-25.

In Seattle, this game had twists, turns, and trades, as well as mistakes. Lamar Jackson saw Justin Tucker have to come in twice in the first half, and was getting upset about it. Seattle and Baltimore were trading scores in the first half, but with five minutes to go in the second, the score Baltimore got was a defensive score, as they were able to intercept Russell Wilson and take it to the house. At the break, the score was even at 13. Late in the third, the Ravens were looking at fourth down once again, and out came Justin Tucker, but Lamar Jackson was able to convince John Harbaugh to let him take it. The gamble paid off, and Baltimore was able to take the lead once again, at 20-13. In the fourth, Tucker came on for another field goal, but the Ravens defense pounced on another miscue by Wilson. He got the pass to DK Metcalf, but Metcalf fumbled, and Baltimore took that on to the end zone, taking a 30-13 lead with it. Seattle was able to get one more field goal of their own, but Baltimore came away with the 30-16 victory.

In Arlington, Texas, a defense was in and the other was out. Before I get to which was which, it was a slugfest of sorts. Dallas struck first on a turnover by Carson Wentz, and Tavon Austin took the ball 20 yards for the score. Later in the first, Dallas scored again, but was solely on offense, as there was no turnover. Philly responded with a touchdown of its own, cutting the lead to 14-7 after one. The Cowboys got it right back midway through the second quarter, then got two field goals from Brett Maher, one from 26 and the other from 63, becoming only the sixth kicker to hit from 63 yards (Tom Dempsey was first back in 1970, then Jason Elam in 1998, Sebastien Janikowski in 2011, David Akers in 2012, and Graham Gano last season). Maher became the first in NFL history to hit three field goals of over 60 yards (62, 62, 63). The Philly defense woke up after falling behind 27-7 at the break, and kept Dallas scoreless in the third. They could not do likewise in the fourth, and Dallas ran away with the game, defeating the Eagles, 37-10.

And finally, in New Jersey on Monday night, it was Tom Brady versus Sam Darnold. Brady was Brady-esque, and Darnold was saying "darn" quite a bit. In the first quarter, the Patriots raced out to a 17-0 lead, getting a score on the ground, in the air, and by foot (touchdown run, field goal, and touchdown pass, in that order). Sony Michel scored his second touchdown in as many quarters, and the Patriots were in command at the break, 24-0. The Jets defense somewhat woke up in the third, but could not keep the Patriots off the board, but it wasn't because of New England's defense, but Sam Darnold's miscue. Darnold botched a snap and the ball went back behind the end zone for a safety, and the Patriots were ahead 26-0 after three. Sony Michel scored once more in the fourth, and Brady and Company dominated from the opening kickoff to the :00, handily defeating the Jets, 33-0.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-4 after they decided to actually play. He's 7-0 picking his new "home" team, after they didn't play worth anything (it's all but certain he will finally break that string of 8-8 runs after four years - just have to go 2-7 now the rest of the way). LeoDaVinci is 6-0, just like his team is, even though this week's game was ugly. Dizart is 3-4 this year, said he thought about jinxing them, but fell flat in doing so.

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 (Mon Nov 11 2019 04:50 PM)
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#1247453 - Mon Oct 28 2019 11:46 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 8
Thu 24th Oct
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
09-19
27-20
31-13
17-16
26-31
24-27
15-29
09-31
23-27
10-24
13-51
13-15
13-27
31-24
14-27
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Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings
Seattle Seahawks
at Atlanta Falcons
Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills
Los Angeles Chargers at Chicago Bears
New York Giants at Detroit Lions
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans
New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars
Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans
Cincinnati Bengals at Los Angeles Rams
Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers
at Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers













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Tipping Comp Standings

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1 1 1-2 LeoDaVinci b 71 13 85 1 - 2
2 2 2-13 PaulE 69 14 83 3 - 0
2 2 1-3 dg_dave b 69 13 83 3 1 3
4 4 2-10 Dizart 67 14 81 1 - 0
5 4 2-10 Mustang b 67 13 81 - - 2
6 6 4-10 gtho4 66 12 78 1 - 0
6 9 2-10 Sypher b 64 13 78 1 1 1
8 7 2-10 srini701 65 12 77 - - 0
9 7 2-14 toocool4u 65 11 76 - - 1
9 11 2-11 paper_aero x 63 13 76 - - 0
9 9 5-12 George95 64 12 76 - 1 0
12 12 2-14 gillyharold b 60 13 74 1 2 4
13 12 2-13 Howie72 60 12 72 - - 0
14 12 8-14 Daaanieeel 60 11 71 - - 0
15 16 9-17 N-Bomb b 55 13 69 1 4 3
15 15 15-17 wwe84 60 9 69 - 2 4
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 50 9 59 - 4 3
late starters 59**
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weekly winners 81 14 95
wooden spoons 39 9 48
default . 9 .
on the road 60 4 64
at home 45 11 56
perfect picks 106 15 121
favorites 66 13 79
upsets 33r 40 2 42 35r
bonus points 15 6 21

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
x - ineligible for bonus points
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
4. + 1 dg_dave
5. + 3 LeoDaVinci
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. + 1 LeoDaVinci
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We ran over 80% this week, but it doesn't hurt when 13 of the 15 favored teams win. I almost called it when I posted my picks (predicted either a 15-0 or 14-1 for the favored teams). Four games were picked across the board, two further were picked by all bar one, two more by all bar two, and a further two by all bar three, so without further ado...

On to the games:

In Minnesota, it was a revenge game (of sorts) for a couple of players. Who came out on top? I'll get to that in a bit, but first, it did have to do with Kirk Cousins and Adrian Peterson, as Cousins once played for the Redskins, and Peterson for the Vikings. Now the roles are reversed. In the first quarter, it looked to be a slugfest, as neither team could get much going on offense. Dan Bailey got the only points on the board, giving Minnesota a 3-0 lead after one. Early in the second, Dustin Hopkins answered with a field goal of his own, and tied the game at 3. The two traded field goals later in the quarter, and the game was tied at 6 just after the two minute warning. AP's successor, Dalvin Cook, was able to get a touchdown just before halftime, and the Vikings were ahead at the break, 13-6. The third quarter saw Case Keenum get benched for Dwayne Haskins, but it didn't help, as Bailey and Hopkins once again traded field goals, giving the Vikings a 16-9 lead after three. In the fourth, the only score came from Dan Bailey, and the Vikings defeated the Redskins, 19-9. Back to the Cousins/Peterson thing, at the two minute warning of the fourth quarter, the Jumbotron posted Peterson up on the screen, and fans cheered, as he climbed into sixth place all-time. Most of his tenure was with the Vikings, but Cousins got the last laugh with the victory.

In Atlanta, Seattle came to town and started hot. The Seahawks raced out to a 24-0 lead on two Russell Wilson to DK Metcalf touchdowns, a Chris Carson touchdown run, and a Jason Myers field goal. Because Matt Ryan was out, his backup, Matt Schaub, was not able to get going in the first half, and Seattle led by that 24-0 score at the break. The Matt and Matt show got started in the second half, as Schaub handed off to Brian Hill for a score, then Matt Bryant got a field goal to close the gap to 24-11 after three. Seattle pulled ahead by three with another Myers field goal, but Atlanta started trying to make a comeback with another Schaub touchdown and a Bryant field goal, but it was too little too late as the Falcons lost for the sixth game in a row, 27-20. The Seahawks have yet to lose on the road this season. What helped Seattle was the three turnovers that they forced. The saving grace for Atlanta, was Schaub threw for 460 yards in the air.

In Buffalo, the Eagles were desperate for a win after the drubbing they took in Arlington, Texas, last week. They got on the board first with a field goal, but Buffalo was 5-1 coming in for a reason. They answered Philly's field goal with a touchdown, but Philly got it back in the second quarter with a 2pt conversion and led 11-7 at the break. Philadelphia was not happy only leading by four, so they got a touchdown in the first minute of the second half, but missed the PAT, and led 17-7. Buffalo responded with a score of their own, and just like Philly, missed the PAT to trail 17-13. Philadelphia went on a tear and scored two more times, while holding the Bills to nothing, and the Eagles left New York with a 31-13 victory. The quarterbacks threw for about the same number of yards (172-169), but Josh Allen threw ten more passes than Carson Wentz and had one fewer completion. Philadelphia did most of their damage on the ground, as they scored three times that way.

In Chicago, this game came down to the final play. Chicago got on the board first with two Eddy Pineiro field goals before the Chargers answered with a touchdown. Pineiro hit one more field goal to give the Bears a 9-7 lead at the break. Chicago got things started in the second half with a touchdown, and the Chargers responded with a field goal to trail 16-10 after three. The Chargers took the lead with a touchdown. On the ensuing drive, the Bears were able to get down to the Chargers 21 yard line. Pineiro came in to try to kick the game winner, but the kick sailed wide, giving the Chargers their first win in the month of October, 17-16.

In Detroit, the Lions started off with a roar, as they were able to get a strip sack on Daniel Jones and took it to the house, then later in the first, scored on their own merit. The Lions took a 14-0 lead out of that first 15 minutes. In the second, the Giants were able to answer with a pair of touchdowns, however, Aldrick Rosas missed the second PAT, giving the Lions a 14-13 advantage. Matt Prater capped the scoring with a field goal to give the Lions a small 17-13 lead at the break. In the second half, the teams started trading scores, as Detroit scored first in both the third and fourth quarters, but the Giants had an answer for each, although due to Rosas's missed PAT earlier, the 2pt try was missed also. When the dust settled, while the Giants gave it a good effort (Daniel Jones threw for 322 yards and four scores), it wasn't enough to overtake Matthew Stafford and the Lions, with the Lions taking the win at home, 31-26.

In Houston, this one was close in every sense of the word. The teams had nearly identical offensive yards (388-378), both quarterbacks threw for three scores, and neither threw a pick. What was a difference was Deshaun Watson got sacked three times while Derek Carr did not, and Oakland had more penalties than Houston (11/100 to 7/50), but Houston outdid Oakland on first down plays, 29-15. Who won? That'll be answered soon. Derek Carr and the Raiders got on the board first, but Watson and the Texans answered, tying the game at 7 after one. In the second, Carr got his second touchdown pass, but Houston had to settle for a field goal, trailing 14-10 at the break. Houston scored first in the second half, cutting the deficit to one with another field goal. Carr answered with his third touchdown pass, and Oakland led 21-13 after three. On the first play in the fourth, Deshaun Watson got his second touchdown pass, trimming that back to a one point game. Carr could not answer himself, but Oakland did get a field goal to go back up by four. Four minutes later, Watson got his last touchdown pass (second to Darren Fells in the quarter) to go up 27-24. Oakland could not get very far and had to punt, but were unable to get the ball back after that punt, and lost a close one to the Texans, 27-24.

In Jacksonville, Sam Darnold had some good things but also some bad ones. He was able to complete 24 of the 30 passes he threw, but three of them went to the Jaguars instead of the Jets. Darnold was also sacked eight times. In the first quarter, it was a higher scoring affair, as the Jags led 14-7 on two touchdown passes from Gardner Minshew, and one from Darnold. The Jaguars extended the lead in the second with two Josh Lambo field goals, and held a 19-7 advantage. Lambo got one more in the third, and Jacksonville led by two scores after three, 22-7 (two touchdowns with a PAT and a 2pt would tie the game). Darnold was able to get one touchdown with the 2pt, but Jacksonville put it away with Minshew's third touchdown of the game, and Jacksonville took this one from the Jets, 29-15.

In New Orleans, Drew Brees was back under center after getting his thumb repaired. Teddy Bridgewater was able to keep them going by going 5-0 in his absence. Brees really didn't feel like he missed five weeks, as the Saints poured on 510 yards of total offense, of which 373 came through the air by Brees (and you wonder why he's the NFL all-time passing leader?) Arizona got on the board first with a Zane Gonzalez field goal, but Wil Lutz answered early in the second quarter. With Alvin Kamara sidelined, his backup, Latavius Murray, punched one in for a touchdown. Arizona was able to answer with a Gonzalez field goal, and trailed 10-6 at the break. Brees got rolling in the second half, throwing three touchdown passes, while holding the Cardinals to only another field goal, and the Saints ran away with this one, 31-9.

In Nashville, Jameis Winston still can't seem to grasp that he has to keep the football to win, however, the scoreline was closer than one thought, especially with four turnovers on the Buccaneers's side. Tampa did strike first with a field goal, but Tennessee's Ryan Tannehill came back with two toichdown passes to lead 14-3 after one. Matt Gay got two field goals midway to late in the second, then had one answered after the two minute warning. On the ensuing drive, Winston was able to hit Tampa's best receiver, Mike Evans, for a touchdown pass. The 2pt conversion to tie it was short, so Tampa trailed at the break, 17-15. Winston got things started in the third with his second touchdown pass, and this time, they got the 2, giving them a 23-17 lead. Tennessee's Cody Parkey answered with a field goal to close the gap to 23-20 after three. Tannehill wasn't done, as he got another score midway through the fourth, and that was all anyone else got. Tennessee escaped at home with a 27-23 win.

In London, the winless Bengals (who mainly bungled so far this season) and the Rams played at Wembley Stadium, former home of Sypher's Tottenham Hotspur. While there was some kicking, it's not like what the Spurs do (either Sypher's or the ones in San Antonio who play basketball). The Rams got on the board first with a Greg Zuerlein field goal, and led after 15 minutes, 3-0. On the first play of the second quarter, Randy Bullock answered with one, knotting the game at 3-3. The teams then traded touchdowns, and with about 5 minutes left, Cincinnati was staying on the Rams pace, with a 10-10 score. On the Rams' next drive, they pulled a trick play and was able to get it going then. Jared Goff took the snap, handed off to Robert Woods, who then gave it back to Goff, who then threw to Cooper Kupp and Kupp took it to the house. It's not often you see a flea flicker in the first place, but then to get points on it? (Srini, a flea flicker is a play where the quarterback takes the ball, then gets it back to pass to someone.) Cincinnati could not answer that, nor the sole touchdown that the Rams scored in the fourth, giving the Rams a 24-10 victory over the Bengals. The Bengals didn't bungle in this one, as they did not have any turnovers.

In San Francisco, I have a feeling our own LeoDaVinci was grinning from ear to ear in this one. Before I get to the reason why, some highlights: Jimmy Garoppolo got things started for the 49ers with a touchdown pass. Carolina answered with a field goal, but Tevin Coleman said "not in my house" and scored from the Panther 19 to give the 49ers a 14-3 lead after one. In the second quarter, Coleman got two more scores, one in the air and another on the ground, giving the Niners a nice 27-3 lead at the break, and why they went for two up by 24 at the time, I am not sure. Carolina was able to get on the board first in the second half, by sacking Garoppolo in his own end zone for a safety. On the ensuing drive, Carolina shrunk the lead to 14 with a touchdown and 2pt by Christain McCaffrey. The Niners didn't take too kindly to that, scoring twice themselves (another by Coleman and one by Deebo Samuel) to lead 41-13 after three. It didn't get any better for Carolina as they gave up ten more in the fourth, and the 49ers demolished Carolina at home, 51-13, scoring the most points in a game since the Joe Montana days. As LeoDaVinci said awhile back, the original spread was CAR -5 but switched to SFO -5.5, and actually fell to -4 by gametime, but they won by far more than four, and almost ten times that. Kyle Allen of Carolina came in with zero INTs on the season, but left with 3.

In Indianapolis, this game started slow as no one did anything of note in the first quarter. In the second, Denver finally broke the scoreless tie with a pair of shorter field goals, but Adam Vinatieri cut the deficit in half at the break with one from 55 yards. The Broncos led 6-3. In the third, Denver pulled ahead with a touchdown, but Indianapolis only answered with a field goal. After a Denver three-and-out, the Colts were able to punch one in, but Vinatieri missed the PAT, so Indianapolis trailed 13-12. In the fourth, it wasn't until after the two minute warning that Frank Reich gave Vinatieri another chance, and this time, he hit from 51, giving the Colts a close 15-13 win. Both sides were flagged quite frequently, as both sides had ten penalties.

In Foxborough, this one had milestones and plenty of action. The Patriots got on the board first with a Mike Nugent field goal, then on the ensuing drive, they were able to force a fumble on Nick Chubb and take it in for a score. Tom Brady wanted to get in on the action, so he got a touchdown pass in before the end of the first to give the Patriots a 17-0 lead. Baker Mayfield and the Browns got on the board in the secodn with a toichdown of their own, but trailed at the break, 17-7. They puleld to within seven with an Austin Seibert field goal, but Tom Brady was able to hit Julian Edelman for a second time, and the Pats led 24-10 after three. All either team could do in the fourth was hit a field goal, and Bill Belichick won his 300th game as an NFL coach, after gaining his first win 28 years ago as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns (prior to that team "moving" to Baltimore and becoming the Ravens - I say "moving" as the NFL suspended operations of the Browns for the 1996, 1997, and 1998 seasons). When Mayfield got the points for the Browns, it ended the Patriots shutout streak, dating back to the game against the Giants two weeks ago. The Patriots won this one, 27-13.

In Kansas City, this one had All-Star written all over it, but because of Patrick Mahomes's injury, wasn't quite as planned. DId that mean Kansas City lost by a wide margin? Maybe, maybe not. Matt Moore is a decent quarterback, so Aaron Rodgers may have had a bit more of a hard time. The stats agreed, as Green Bay only outgained Kansas City by 37 yards (374-337), and the scoreline showed. In the first quarter, it was all Green Bay as they raced to a 14-0 lead after one, but Moore and the Chiefs came back with a vengeance in the second quarter, answering both touchdowns and added a field goal to boot, and led at the break, 17-14. In the third, Mason Crosby got that field goal back to tie the game at 17 with 15 minutes to play. The teams traded touchdowns in the first half of the fourth quarter, but after Kansas City got their score with nine minutes left, the double A show (Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones) came on and Jones got a 67 yard touchdown reception to give the Packers a 31-24 lead. While Kansas City made a valiant effort, they were unable to answer that last one, and the Packers won for the first time in 12 years at Arrowhead Stadium, defeating the Chiefs by that 31-24 score.

And finally, in Pittsburgh, what started one way ended the other. The Dolphins struck first and got not one, but two touchdowns in the first quarter, while keeping Pittsburgh off the board, leading 14-0. After that first quarter, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two interceptions, and both were a Fitzpatrick to Fitzpatrick pick (Minkah Fitzpatrick who played for the Dolphins got traded to the Steelers). Miami started playing like an 0-6 team after the first 15 minutes, as they did not score again. Pittsburgh did trail 14-10 at the break, but kept going into the third and fourth quarters, and ended up 27-14 victors over the Dolphins. The Dolphins are on pace to score about 185-190 right now, setting them well outside of the record.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 3-4 after they got the week off. He's 8-0 picking his new "home" team, after they didn't play worth anything (it's certain he will finally break that string of 8-8 runs after four years - just have to be correct one more time). LeoDaVinci is 7-0, just like his team. Dizart is 3-4 this year, and stayed because they did not play.

Just a reminder: if you only pick one underdog, you are ineligible for bonus points, and I know exactly how many are picked. Paper_aero, I'm looking at you...since you didn't pick any underdogs this week.

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

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


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


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Edited by dg_dave (Mon Nov 11 2019 04:52 PM)
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1248450 - Tue Nov 05 2019 09:39 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 24259
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA




Week 9
Thu 31st Oct
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
28-25
26-03
09-24
20-30
23-26
18-26
14-22
24-26
24-31
34-40
19-24
11-26
20-37
37-18
16
9
17
13
11
6
14
4
12
17
5
shocked
4
15
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills
Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks (in OT)
Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos
Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers
New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
Dallas Cowboys
at New York Giants













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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
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1 2 1-13 PaulE 83 10 93 3 - 0
1 3 1-3 dg_dave 83 10 93 3 1 3
3 4 2-10 Dizart 81 11 92 2 - 0
3 1 1-4 LeoDaVinci 85 7 92 1 - 2
5 5 2-10 Mustang 81 8 89 - - 2
6 6 4-10 gtho4 78 8 86 1 - 0
6 6 2-10 Sypher 78 8 86 1 1 1
6 9 2-11 paper_aero 76 10 86 - - 0
9 8 2-10 srini701 77 8 85 - - 0
9 9 5-12 George95 76 9 85 - 1 0
11 9 2-14 toocool4u 76 8 84 - - 1
12 16 12-17 wwe84 69 11 80 1 2 4
12 13 2-13 Howie72 72 8 80 - - 0
14 12 2-14 gillyharold 74 5 79 1 3 4
15 14 8-16 Daaanieeel 71 7 78 - - 0
16 14 9-17 N-Bomb 69 8 77 1 4 1
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 59 8 67 - 4 3
late starters 67**
---143----
weekly winners 95 11 106
wooden spoons 48 5 53
default . 6 .
on the road 64 3 67
at home 56 11 67
perfect picks 121 14 135
favorites 79 8 97
upsets 35r 42 6 48 35r
bonus points 21 0 21

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
x - ineligible for bonus points
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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. + 1 LeoDaVinci
9. + 1 dg_dave PaulE
10 +
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



This week was all over the place, as we had three games picked across the board (we hit on two), and one team's perfection came to a crashing end, and another ended their futility...so now we go...

On to the games:

In Glendale, Arizona, our own LeoDaVinci went form glee to nailbiting back to glee before the first half was over. By the end of the game, he was back to nailbiting. Arizona got on the board first with a touchdown, but San Francisco was able to respond just before the first 15 minutes had elapsed, and tied the game at 7. In the second, Jimmy Garoppolo was able to throw for two scores, and the 49ers took a 21-7 lead into the break. In the third, the teams traded touchdowns, and San Francisco still led by 14 going into the final frame. Arizona started a comeback by getting a Zane Gonzalez field goal and a Kyler Murray touchdown pass, trimming the score back to 28-25. The 49ers offense was able to hold the ball the rest of the way, and the 49ers stayed perfect with a 28-25 victory over the Cardinals.

In London, the Jaguars couldn't keep Deshaun Watson down...in more ways than one. Houston was only able to get a field goal in the first, and led 3-0. On Houston's first score in the second, two Jaguar players were trying to take him down for a sack, but he got the ball into Carlos Hyde's hands, who took it on for the score. Ka'imi Fairbairn missed the PAT, so Houston held a 9-0 lead. Late in the quarter, Josh Lambo was able to cut the deficit to 9-3, which was the score at the break. In the third, Houston started slow, but was able to start pulling away after Duke Johnson got into the end zone for a touchdown, giving the Texans a 19-3 lead. The Texans added onto the lead in the fourth, and Jacksonville fell flat across the pond, losing to the Texans, 26-3.

In Buffalo, the Redskins came to town hoping to avoid its worst record through nine games in 25 years, and Buffalo was looking to exactly reverse its record after eight from last year (2-6). Buffalo started out strong, scoring the game's first ten points, and leading by that 10-0 scoreline after one. Washington would get on the board with a Dustin Hopkins field goal, but Buffalo responded with a Josh Allen touchdown run, extending their lead to 17-3. Hopkins would get one more just before the break, and Buffalo led by that 17-6 score at the break. The Redskins trimmed the lead to eight with Hopkins's third field goal, but could get no more, as Buffalo punched it in once more to defeat the Redskins, 24-9. Washington has not had a touchdown of any sort since they barely escaped in Miami. On paper, it looked close, as Buffalo only outgained Washington by 25 yards, and time of possession was within three-and-a-half minutes, but Buffalo was able to get more first downs and did better on third down (6/12 vs. 2/11).

In Charlotte, offense was the story of the day, but it wasn't until the second half that one of them did. The Panthers raced out ot a 17-0 lead at the break on a Joey Slye field goal and two Kyle Allen touchdown passes. The Titans got started in the second half, but Carolina was able to answer with a touchdown, leading 24-7 after three. The Titans got it within ten on a Ryan Tannehill touchdown pass, but Carolina responded again with a touchdown. Tennessee was able to get another score from Tannehill, but it was too little too late for the Titans, and they lost to the Panthers, 30-20, even though Tennessee had more yards from scrimmage (431-370).

In Kansas City, this game came down the the final play in regulation. In the first, the teams trade touchdowns to tie the game at 7-7. In the second, they traded field goals instead, knotting the game at 10-10 at the break. The Vikings would take their first lead early in the third quarter, but Dan Bailey missed the PAT, giving the Vikings a 16-10 lead. Kansas City would respond with a touchdown, taking a one point lead, but got a field goal before the end of the quarter to hold a 20-16 lead through three. Early in the fourth, Kirk Cousins threw his third touchdown pass, and Minnesota led 23-20. Harrison Butker responded witha field goal, tying the game once again at 23. After a quick three-and-out, Kansas City had one final shot before the game would go to overtime. On the first play, Matt Moore was strip-sacked, but Kansas City recovered the fumble. Moore then got two passes completed to get to the Minnesota 26. On first down, Moore's pass was incomplete, and the clock read :03. The Chiefs decided to bring out Butker and the field goal unit. The snap went up, the hold was good, and Butker's kick sailed right through, giving the Chiefs a 26-23 victory.

In Miami, it was the clash of the titans (but in the opposite way), as it was the 1-6 Jets facing the 0-7 Dolphins. It started as planned, with the Jets getting the first points of the game on a Sam Darnold touchdown. The Jets held a 7-0 advantage after one. Ryan Fitzpatrick got clicking in the second, throwing three touchdown passes, and taking a 21-7 lead. Up until the second touchdown, Miami had led at home for less than four minutes of game clock. After the two minute warning, Fitzpatrick was on his own 1 yard line and was stopped inside his end zone for a safety. On the Jets' ensuing drive, they were able to salvage three points to trail 21-12 at the break. In the third, the teams traded field goals, giving Miami a 24-15 lead through three. In the fourth, Miami got the safety back on a Sam Darnold fumble and Jet recovery in the Jets end zone. After the game was decided, the Jets got a field goal, but lost to the Dolphins, 26-18. Yes, the Dolphins won a game!

In Philadelphia, the Eagles started out strong on both sides of the ball. Jake Elliott got the scoring started with a pair of field goals, then Carson Wentz got a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz to take a 12-0 lead into the break (Elliott missed the PAT). Da Bears had a total of nine yards of offense at that point. In the third, the Eagles were able to extend the lead to 19-0 before Chicago started a comeback. Chicago's David Montgomery got two touchdowns to get the Bears within five. Late in the fourth, Jake Elliott was able to connect on one more field goal to give the Eagles a 22-14 win over the Bears. The Bears still did not get to 200 total yards, as if you remember, they had nine at the half. They ended with 164, compared to the Eagles's 373.

In Pittsburgh, this one came down to the wire. In the first, it was all kickers, and the game was knotted at 3 apiece. In the second, the teams traded scores, first by trading touchdowns, but the Steelers touchdown was a defensive play, as the Colts were down to the 4 yard line, threatening to score again, but Brian Hoyer's pass got into the hands of Minkah Fitzpatrick, and he went nearly coast to coast for the score. In the final minute, Hoyer was able to "right his wrong" by scoring a touchdown, but Adam Vinatieri missed the PAT. The Steelers were able to counter with a field goal to trail at the break 16-13. In the third, the Steelers were able to take their first lead with a Mason Rudolph touchdown, but then later in the quarter, Rudolph was sacked in his end zone for a safety. The Steelers led by two after three. In the fourth, on the first play, Chris Boswell extended the lead to five, but Indianapolis answered with a touchdown to take a one point lead, after missing the 2pt conversion. Boswell gave the Steelers a two point lead with 6½ to play, at 26-24. Indianapolis marched down the field once again, but Vinatieri's kick sailed wide right, and Pittsburgh escaped at home by that aforementioned 26-24 score.

In Oakland, this one was close in all aspects...26-25 Detroit in first downs, 473-450 total offense to Detroit, both teams went 1/2 on fourth down, and Oakland nipped Detroit in third down conversions (7/13 vs. 5/11). So how did the game finish? Read to find out...in the first quarter, both teams traded touchdown passes to end that quarter tied at 7-7. In the second, Oakland took a three point lead on a field goal, but gave up a touchdown to Detroit to give them a 14-10 lead. Just after the two minute warning, Oakland responded with a touchdown to take a 17-14 lead into the break. In the third, Matt Prater brought Detroit back to a tie game at 17-all. It was the only score in that 15 minutes. In the fourth, the teams traded touchdowns, knotting the game once again at 24, but there was still about 5:15 left to play. Just before this two minute warning, Derek Carr finished a touchdown drive, giving the Raiders a 31-24 lead. Matt Stafford started marching the Lions down the field, aided by a 26 yard pass interference call, and Detroit got down to the 1 with :08 left. Stafford's pass was incomplete, but because Oakland was on the 1, they could not just take a knee, as it would have been a safety, so Derek Carr had to just run the clock out by throwing the ball away, and Oakland escaped at home with that 31-24 victory.

In Seattle, this one was an offensive show. Tampa Bay got on the board first with a touchdown run, but Seattle answered with a touchdown pass. Just before the end of the quarter, Tampa got the ball in again to take a 14-7 lead after one. The teams traded touchdowns in the second, but Jason Myers missed his PAT, giving the Buccaneers a 21-13 lead into the break. In the third, Seattle tied the game back up at 21, after a touchdown and 2pt conversion, but Matt Gay gave the Bucs the 24-21 lead with 15 minutes to play. In the fourth, Jason Myers hit two field goals before Matt Gay could respond, and the game was tied again at 27-all. Russell Wilson tossed his fourth touchdown pass, but Tampa responded in the final minute of regulation to tie the game at 34-34, so here we go to overtime. Seattle was able to get the ball first, but Tampa didn't have a chance, as Russell Wilson threw his fifth touchdown pass in as many frames, giving the Seahawks a walkoff 40-34 win (you don't kick a PAT in OT).

In Denver, a new quarterback took over because Joe Flacco was out because of a neck injury. It didn't seem to faze the Broncos at all. Brandon Allen got things rolling with the game's first points, taking a 7-0 lead after one. The Browns would get on the board with a field goal,but Denver responded with a touchdown, taking a 14-3 lead. The kickers took over the rest of the half, with Austin Seibert hitting three more, and Denver's Brandon McManus hitting one, giving the Broncos a 17-12 lead at the break. Philip Lindsay gave the Broncos a bit of bresthing room late in the third, with a touchdown, extending the Bronco's lead to 24-12 after three. Baker Mayfield would not be denied, and got a touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry to cut it back to a five point game, but Denver would hold off the Browns by that score of 24-19.

In Los Angeles, defense was the story of the day for one team, but before I get to whom, both defenses were going strong in the first half, as only Michael Badgley was able to get three field goals before the break, giving the Chargers a 9-0 lead. In the third, he hit his fourth, and extended the lead to 12-0. It wasn't until about the 4:00 mark left in the third before a touchdown was scored. Green Bay's Mason Crosby hit a field goal later, but Green Bay trailed 19-3 after three. Melvin Gordon got the Chargers going in the fourth, before Aaron Rodgers was able to put together a touchdown drive. The Chargers held the Packers to a measly 184 yards on the day, and blew by the Packers by the final score of 26-11.

In Baltimore, Lamar Jackson was the story of this day, instead of Tom Brady. Not to say Brady wasn't Brady-esque, because he was, but Jackson did a bit more. Baltimore actually raced out to a quick 17-0 lead (setting the most points the Patriots had given up in one game all season long), before starting a comeback. Brady got a touchdown, and Nick Folk hit two field goals, cutting Baltimore's lead to 17-13 at the break. In the third, Brady made a pass, but Julian Edelman coughed it up and Baltimore took it back for a score. The Patriots would answer with a touchdown run, still trailing by four after three. In the fourth, it was all Lamar Jackson, as he threw a touchdown pass then later, scored one himself, and the Patriots are perfect no more, losing to the Ravens, 37-20, leaving LeoDaVinci's 49ers the last man standing on perfection.

And finally, in New Jersey, a cat was the story of the day...and all bad luck for one team. Before I get to whom, the Giants got on the board first with a Aldrick Rosas field goal. Dallas responded with one of its own to tie the game at 3-3 after one. The Giants got a touchdown from Daniel Jones, but Rosas missed the PAT, giving the Giants a 9-3 lead. Sometime after this, a black cat appeared on the field and suspended play. The Giants would get another field goal from Rosas, but Dallas started a comeback. Dak Prescott, after throwing an interception on his first pass of the night, got a touchdown pass to Blake Jarwin to cut the Giant lead to 12-10. Just as the half was ending, Brett Maher kicked a field goal to give Dallas a 13-12 lead at the break. In the third, the teams traded field goals. In the fourth, Dallas got another touchdown, but New York could only respond with a field goal, cutting Dallas's lead to five. Prescott found Amari Cooper for a 45 yard score, giving the Cowboys a 12 point lead. Late in the game, Daniel Jones made a costly mistake by fumbling the ball, and Dallas recovered by taking it to the house and finished off the Giants with a 37-18 victory. The Giants were outscored 34-9 after the cat.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 4-4 after they went out with a bang. He's 9-0 picking his new "home" team, after they didn't play worth anything (now that he has broken the 8-8 barrier, how high can he go?). LeoDaVinci is 8-0, just like his team. Dizart is 4-4 this year, and probably wishes the cat had given the other team the bad luck.

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 (Mon Nov 11 2019 04:54 PM)
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#1248558 - Tue Nov 05 2019 09:41 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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LOL...."streakers" disrupt play...the Giants (Dizart now calls them the "New York Midgets", BTW) got rattled I guess smile
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#1248617 - Wed Nov 06 2019 10:10 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: srini701
LOL...."streakers" disrupt play...the Giants (Dizart now calls them the "New York Midgets", BTW) got rattled I guess smile


He called them that because they stink. They're 2-7 through nine games.
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#1249315 - Tue Nov 12 2019 12:59 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 10
Thu 7th Nov
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
24-26
13-20
49-13
16-19
16-24
26-09
27-34
32-35
27-30
16-12
12-17
28-24
27-24
6
11
14
6
15
shocked
2
2
15
1
4
5
shocked
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
Baltimore Ravens
at Cincinnati Bengals
Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns
Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers
Atlanta Falcons
at New Orleans Saints
New York Giants at New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Miami Dolphins
at Indianapolis Colts
Los Angeles Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers
Minnesota Vikings
at Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (in OT)






srini701 N-Bomb
ozzz2002 paper_aero

ozzz2002



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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-13 PaulE 93 5 98 3 - 0
1 3 2-10 Dizart 92 6 98 2 - 0
3 3 1-4 LeoDaVinci 92 5 97 1 - 2
4 1 1-4 dg_dave 93 3 96 3 1 3
5 9 2-10 srini701 s 85 7 93 1 - 1
5 5 2-10 Mustang 89 4 93 - - 2
7 6 4-10 gtho4 86 6 92 1 - 0
7 6 2-11 paper_aero x 86 6 92 - - 0
9 6 2-10 Sypher 86 5 91 1 1 1
9 9 5-12 George95 85 4 89 - 1 0
11 11 2-14 toocool4u 84 3 87 - - 1
12 14 2-14 gillyharold 79 5 84 1 3 4
13 16 9-17 N-Bomb s 77 5 83 1 4 2
13 15 8-16 Daaanieeel 78 5 83 - - 0
13 12 2-13 Howie72 80 3 83 - - 0
16 12 12-17 wwe84 80 2 82 1 3 4
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 ss 67 7 76 1 4 5
late starters 76**
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weekly winners 106 7 113
wooden spoons 53 2 55
default . 6 .
on the road 67 5 72
at home 67 8 75
perfect picks 135 13 148
favorites 87 5 92
upsets 35r 48 8 56 39r
bonus points 21 4 25

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
x - ineligible for bonus points
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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. + 1 LeoDaVinci
9. + 1 dg_dave PaulE
10 + 1 PaulE Dizart
11 +
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



This week was bad in almost all aspects. Only our winners scored more than half, and two games were picked by everyone, and we missed on both. Three games were picked by either one or two, so five of the 13 games were picked by no more than two. This is why a score of three didn't get a Spoon...that honor went to wwe84 with a 2.

Even though we did poorly, we'll still go...

On to the games:

In Oakland, the Raiders started off on the right foot, but allowed the Chargers back in. The Raiders raced out to a 10-0 lead after one on a Daniel Carlson field goal and a Philip Rivers pick-six. The Chargers would come back in the second, taking a 14-10 lead on a Rivers touchdown pass and a Melvin Gordon touchdown run. Just before the break, Carr gave the Raiders a 17-14 lead on his first touchdown pass. In the third, the teams were only able to trade field goals. In the fourth, Rivers got his second touchdown pass to give the Chargers a 24-20 lead, but after the two minute warning, Oakland's Josh Jacobs was able to get in for another score, giving the Raiders a 26-24 advantage, as Daniel Carlson missed the PAT. Rivers and the Chargers had one more chance, but Rivers threw his third INT to give the Raiders a 26-24 win at home.

In Chicago, the Lions' Matthew Stafford was out, but that didn't seem to faze the Lions too much early, as they were able to score first, then extend that lead with two Matt Prater field goals, but the Bears were able to get a score before the break, taking a 7-6 lead into the break. In the third, the Bears were able to get two more scores from Mitchell Trubisky, and held a 20-6 lead through three. Jeff Driskel was able to respond with a touchdown pass of his own, cutting the deficit to 20-13 with about six minutes to go. The Lions were not able to get another score, and had to punt the ball away, giving the Lions another chance. Driskel took teh Lions down to the Chicago 25 yard line, but was unable to punch it in, and the Bears held on to defeat the Lions, 20-13.

In Cincinnati, this one was really over before it began, as the Bengals welcomed the Ravens, who last week, knocked off the Patriots in Foxborough. The offensive numbers made the scoreline look closer than it really was. The Ravens raced out to a 14-0 lead on a Lamar Jackson pass and Mark Ingram run. In the second, the Bengals got on the board with a field goal, but the Ravens answered with another Lamar Jackson touchdown pass, again to Mark Andrews. A few minutes later, the Bengals were threatening, and got down to the Ravens' 11 yard line, before Marcus Peters got a pick-six from Ryan Finley. Finley atoned for his mistake by getting a toichdown pass just before the break, and trailed 28-10 at the halfway mark. In the third, the Ravens pured it on, with a Jackson run, another Jackson pass, and another defensive touchdown, this time off a fumble, giving the Ravens a 49-10 lead after three. The Bengals were able to salvage a field goal in the fourth, but they got shellacked at home, 49-13. The Bengals did gain 307 yards compared to the Ravens' 379, but it's all in how you gain the yards. Lamar Jackson had 288 of those 379 yards by himself, 223 in the air and 65 more on the ground.

In Cleveland, this one was one of many to go down to the final play. The Browns started off with a touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield to take a 6-0 lead, after Austin Seibert missed the PAT. In the second, Josh Allen responded to the touchdown with one of his own, and the Bills held a 7-6 advantage. Seibert atoned for his mistake by kicking a field goal later in the second, giving the Browns a 9-7 lead at the break. In the third, the Bills were able to sack Mayfield in his end zone to tie the game at 9-9. Seibert got another field goal to give the Browns a 12-9 lead after three. In the fourth, Josh Allen scored again, and gave the Bills a 16-12 lead, but Mayfield wasn't done, getting a touchdown pass of his own, taking the lead back for the Browns, 19-16. The Bills were able to get down to the Cleveland 35 yard line, giving Stephen Hauschka a chance to tie the game. With only :22 on the clock, his kick sailed wide, giving the Browns a much needed win, 19-16.

In Green Bay, we had a matchup of possible MVP candidates. Preston Smith of the Packers and Christian McCaffrey of the Panthers squared off in a snowy session. The Panthers got on the board first with a touchdown, but Aaron Jones answered with a touchdown run of his own to knot the game at 7-7 after one. The Panthers took a 10-7 lead on Joey Slye's 50 yard field goal, but Jones gave the Packers the lead with 3½ to go at 14-10. The teams went into the break at that scoreline. In the third, Aaron Jones got his third touchdown run in as many quarters, and Mason Crosby extended the lead to 24-10 after three. In the fourth, McCaffrey got a score to put the Panthers down just eight, as they went for two and missed. The teams traded punts, then with 2½ left, Green Bay punted again, giving the Panthers another chance. The Panthers were backed up to their own 11 yard line, and still trailing by eight. Kyle Allen was able to march the Panthers down to the Packer 25 with about a minute to go. After a couple of plays, Carolina was inside the 10. Green Bay made a couple of costly penalties, but with :04 left, they gave the ball to McCaffrey to try for the tie (as they were down eight, they could not get a 2pt and win). Preston Smith and the Packer defense stuffed McCaffrey just shot of the end zone, and Green Bay escaped at home by that 24-16 score.

In New Orleans, this one was mainly a kicking session, as seven field goals were hit, combined by both teams. In the first quarter, Younghoe Koo got things started with one, then Wil Lutz countered with one, to knot the game at 3 after one. In the second, Matt Ryan, returning from injury, threw a toichdown pass to Austin Hooper, giving the Falcons a 10-3 lead. The teams then traded field goals again, giving the Falcons a 13-6 lead at the break. In the third, Lutz hit his third to cut the lead to four through three. On the first play in the fourth, Matt Ryan got another touchdown pass, this time to Brian Hill, giving the Falcons a 20-9 lead. The Saints couldn't answer, and Koo hit twice more, shocking the Saints in the Superdome, 26-9.

In New Jersey, this one was back and forth. The Jets got started with a 14-0 lead behind two Sam Darnold touchdowns (one on the ground and one in the air). In the second, the Giants did likewise, but both of Daniel Jones's scores were in the air, and because the Giants went for two on the second, they trailed 14-13 at the break. In the third, the Jets were able to capitalize on a Jones fumble, taking it in for a score, before the Giants got two more scores from Daniel Jones, and both passes went to Golden Tate. Aldrick Rosas missed the PAT on the first one, but the Giants were able to convert on the 2pt for the second. Just before the end of the third, Sam Ficken was able to get a field goal to cut the Giant lead to three after three, at 27-24. On the first play of the fourth quarter, the Jets took a 31-27 lead on a Le'Veon Bell touchdown run. Ficken hit another field goal midway through to give the Jets a seven point lead at 34-27. The teams traded punts giving the Giants one final chance. The Giants were backed up to their 16 yard line. The Giants got a pass off to Darius Slayton, who then lateraled to Tate, who fumbled, giving the Jets a 34-27 victory at "home" (both teams call MetLife Stadium home, but the Jets were designated the "home team" in this one).

In Nashville, the game didn't look as close as the scoreline, as Kansas City was able to gain over 500 yards of offense, compared to Tennessee's 371, but just like another game, it's not how much you gain, but how many you score. Kansas City raced out to a 10-0 lead from a Patrick Mahomes touchdown pass and a Harrison Butker field goal. In the second, Tennessee got back on the board with a pair of touchdowns, but Ryan Succop missed the second PAT to only hold a 13-10 lead. Just before the break, Butker kicked another field goal to tie the game at 13 at the break. In the third, Mahomes hit another touchdown pass to give the Chiefs a six point lead, as Butker missed his PAT. Just a few plays later, Tennessee's Derrick Henry started from his own 32 and took the rock all the wya to the house, and Succop's converted PAT gave the Titans a 20-19 lead. Butker was able to get a field goal to give the Chiefs back the lead at 22-20 after three. Early in the fourth, the Chiefs extended the lead to nine on Mahomes's third touchdown pass, but Derrick Henry cut the lead to two, with Succop's PAT attempt. Butker nailed another field goal to give the Chiefs a five point lead once again, but it's all how you finish, as Ryan Tannehill was able to get a pass off to Adam Humphries for a toiuchdown, and then took the 2pt himself, to give the Titans a 35-32 lead with :23 to go. Patrick Mahomes was able to get the Chiefs downfield enough for Butker to attempt a 52 yarder to send the game to overtime, but Tennessee's defense was able to block the kick and escaped at home by that 35-32 scoreline.

In Tampa, this one went back and forth from the opening kickoff to the :00. Arizona got things started with a field goal, but Tampa answered with a touchdown to take a 7-3 lead after one. In the second, the teams traded field goals early, then touchdowns late, giving the Buccaneers a 17-13 lead at the break. Tampa scored first in the third with a field goal, but Arizon answered witha touchdown to tie the game at 20 after three. Tampa's Matt Gay gave the Bucs a three point lead, before Kyler Murray gave the Cardinals back the lead at 27-23. While Jameis Winston didn't try himself, he was able to march the Bucs back down the field for another touchdown, taking a 30-27 lead just inside the two minute warning. That gave Murray a chance for either overtime (with a field goal) or a win (with a touchdown). Arizona wasn't able to get very far downfield, and with the Cardinals on their own 38, that would have been an 80 yard field goal, which is 11 yards longer than the longest successful field goal ever hit (which happened at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, Texas, when Ove Johansson hit from 69 yards for Abilene Christian College in October 1976). Tampa came away with the 30-27 victory.

In Indianapolis, defense was the story of the day here, but it's not how many yards you gain, but how many points you score. The Dolphins got on the board first with a field goal, and held Indianapolis to nothing to hold a 3-0 lead after one. Ryan Fitzpatrick got into the end zone himself, and the Dolphins led 10-0 at the break. The Colts started a comeback in the second half, getting two Adam Vinatieri field goals in the third quarter to trail 10-6 after three. Brian Hoyer was able to get the Colts into the end zone, but Vinatieri missed the PAT, giving the Colts only a two point lead. Miami came back with a pair of field goals, and held on to defeat the Colts, earning a two game win streak, 16-12.

In Pittsburgh, defense was the story of the day, and this one also came down to the final play. Minkah Fitzpatrick was making plays in this one yet again, but not at first. That honor went to Dante Fowler Jr., who took a fumble into the end zone for a score just seven seconds into the game. Mason Rudolph atoned for his mistake with a touchdown pass late in the first to knot the game at 7 after one. In the second is when Minkah got involved, taking a Jared Goff fumble into the house for a score, and the Steelers took a 14-7 lead into the break. In the third, both defenses kept the other off the board until :11 was left, when Greg Zuerlein hit a field goal. In the fourth, Rudolph didn't fumble, but was sacked in his own end zone, giving the Rams a safety, and a 2 point deficit, at 14-12. Later in the fourth, Chris Boswell hit a field goal to give the Steelers a five point lead. That gave Goff and the Rams another chance. Goff got sacked on the first play, but got a completion on the next play. The teams traded penalties before Goff made the ultimate gaffe...an INT by Minkah Fitzpatrick with under :30 to play. Mason Rudolph came in the victory formation and took a knee to give the Steelers a 17-12 win.

In Arlington, Texas, for the third time, this one came down to the final play. Before we get to that, Minnesota raced out to a 14-0 lead on two Kirk Cousins to Kyle Rudolph touchdown passes. Rudolph ended the game with only 14 yards, but those two scores. In the second, Dallas came roaring back with two scores of their own, knotting the game at 14-14 just after the two minute warning. The Vikings were able to get down the field enough to allow Dan Bailey (a former Cowboy) to give the Vikings a 17-14 lead at the break. In the third, Bailey extended the lead to six with another field goal, but Dak Prescott got a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper, who had more than one toe catch (what I mean by that is he caught the pass while only touching the ground with his toes!), giving the Cowboys their first lead at 21-20. Just before the end of the third, Dalvin Cook gave the Vikings the lead back, and Cousins was able to convert the 2pt for a 28-21 lead after three. In the fourth, Brett Maher was able to get a field goal to cut the lead back to four. Minnesota then ate up over five minutes of game clock before punting. Dak Prescott was able to march the Cowboys back down to the Viking 14 yard line before turning the ball over on downs with :44 left. After burning both their timeouts and a three-and-out, Dallas had one more chance with :24 left. After two completions to Blake Jarwin, the second with Jarwin going out of bounds with :03 left, the Cowboys were 45 yards away, and down to their final play (barring a defensive penalty). Dak Prescott only threw one pick, but it was here, and the Vikings left Texas with a 28-24 win, making Dizart a very happy person this morning.

And finally, in San Francisco, this one went down to the wire...but more on that. The 49ers got things started with a touchdown and field goal to take a 10-0 lead after one. The Seahawks would get a touchdown back in the second quarter on a fumble to trail at the break, 10-7. In the third, it was all Seattle, as they scored twice with touchdowns to take a 21-10 lead after three. The 49ers weren't done, as they picked up a touchdown off a Seattle turnover, then got the 2pt to cut the Seattle lead to three. Chase McLaughlin got a field goal to tie the game at 21, but Seattle's Jason Myers responded with a field goal of his own to give Seattle a three point lead with 1:45 remaining. Jimmy Garoppolo was able to get the 49ers down the field enough for McLaughlin to hit a field goal from 47 yards with :01 remaining, sending the game to overtime tied at 24. In overtime, Seattle looked to be on their way to the win early, but four minutes in, Russell Wilson threw a costly interception, giving the 49ers a chance to win with only a field goal. Garoppolo was able to drive the 49ers down to the Seahawk 29 yard line, and with about three minutes to go, Chase McLaughlin attempted his first ever field goal in overtime (including college days). The snap and hold were good, but the kick sailed wide to the right, giving Seattle new life. The Niners defense was able to make Seattle go three-and-out, forcing Seattle to punt, giving the Niners another shot. Seattle's defense was able to keep San Francisco from both scoring, as well as getting anything downfield. They took the clock from 1:50 to 1:25, and San Francisco was forced to punt again. Seattle was able to get downfield to the 49er 24 yard line, setting up Jason Myers for a game winning 42 yard field goal try. The Seahawks were able to get the snap off, but San Francisco called timeout to try and ice Myers. After the timeout, the Seahawks tried again, this time the kick sailed through, and the 49ers are perfect no more, losing at home to the Seahawks in an instant classic, 27-24.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 4-5 after they couldn't finish the job. He's 9-0 picking his new "home" team, as they were off (now that he has broken the 8-8 barrier, how high can he go?). LeoDaVinci is 8-1, just like his team. Dizart is 5-4 this year, and was happy when all was said and done.

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

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

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


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Edited by dg_dave (Tue Nov 12 2019 01:01 AM)
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1250179 - Tue Nov 19 2019 01:03 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Still have games to finish recapping, so will be in the morning getting the results up, however I will say most of us did very well.
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The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1250210 - Tue Nov 19 2019 09:39 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 24259
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA




Week 11
Thu 14th Nov
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
07-21
29-03
13-33
35-27
37-20
23-27
07-41
34-17
34-17
26-36
17-10
10-17
07-17
24-17
5
2
9
12
15
16
16
15
11
16
13
15
16
15
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
Atlanta Falcons
at Carolina Panthers
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Dallas Cowboys
at Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins
Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
New Orleans Saints
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Jets at Washington Redskins
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
New England Patriots
at Philadelphia Eagles
Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders
Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
at Los Angeles Chargers

wwe84 gillyharold











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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 1-13 PaulE b 98 12 111 4 - 1
2 1 2-10 Dizart 98 10 108 2 - 0
2 3 1-4 LeoDaVinci 97 11 108 1 - 2
4 4 1-4 dg_dave 96 11 107 3 1 3
5 5 2-10 srini701 b 93 12 106 2 - 2
6 9 2-10 Sypher b 91 12 104 2 1 2
7 7 4-10 gtho4 92 11 103 1 - 0
7 5 2-10 Mustang 93 10 103 - - 2
7 7 2-11 paper_aero 92 11 103 - - 0
10 9 5-12 George95 89 10 99 - 1 0
11 11 2-14 toocool4u 87 10 97 - - 1
12 13 9-17 N-Bomb b 83 12 96 2 4 3
13 12 2-14 gillyharold s 84 10 95 1 3 5
14 13 8-16 Daaanieeel 83 11 94 - - 0
14 13 2-13 Howie72 83 11 94 - - 0
16 16 12-17 wwe84 s 82 8 91 1 3 5
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 76 4 80 1 5 5
late starters 76**
---176----
weekly winners 113 12 125
wooden spoons 55 4 59
default . 6 .
on the road 72 7 79
at home 75 7 82
perfect picks 148 14 162
favorites 92 12 104
upsets 39r 56 2 58 41r
bonus points 25 6 31

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
x - ineligible for bonus points
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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. + 1 LeoDaVinci
9. + 1 dg_dave PaulE
10 + 1 PaulE Dizart
11 + 3 PaulE
12 +
13 +
14 +
15 +
16 +
17 +



This week turned out far better, as we got back well over 100 correct tips. One game was only picked by two, and only two underdogs won. A total of eight games were picked by all bar one or all bar two, so now we'll go...

On to the games:

In Cleveland, this game wasn't talked about because of the result, but what happened late in the game. The game went as per usual, and each quarter had one score total. In the first quarter, it was the Browns who got on the board first with a Baker Mayfield touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead. In the second, Mayfield threw for a touchdown to Jarvis Landry, and took a 14-0 lead into the break. In the third, Pittsburgh's Mason Rusolph threw a touchdown to cut the lead to 14-7 after three. In the fourth, Mayfield got that touchdown back with one to Stephen Carlson to take a 21-7 lead with 5½ minutes to go. Everything was fine, even past the two minute warning, until the clock registered :08 left. At that point, Myles Garrett got into a scuffle with Mason Rudolph, ripped his helmet off his head, then hit him on the head with it. Several players were either ejected or will face suspensions or disciplinary action for the outburst, which overshadowed Cleveland's 21-7 win over the Steelers.

In Charlotte, this one was completely one-sided, but not a shutout. In the first, Younghoe Koo got things started with a field goal. Late in the first, Carolina punted the ball, and Kenjon Barner took it back from his own 22 to the house, and had a 10-0 lead after one. Koo started things off in the second with another field goal, and Qadree Ollison ran in for a score to give the Falcons a 20-0 lead at the break. In the third, Matt Ryan finally got involved with a touchdown pass, but the Falcons tried for two to get it to a 28 point game, but Ryan was stopped short, leaving the game at 26-0 after three. Two minutes into the fourth, Joey Slye got Carolina off the zero point with a field goal, but Koo answered with another, and the Falcons ran wild past the Panthers, 29-3. In the tale of the numbers, the game should have been a lot closer than it was, as Atlanta only outgained Carolina by two yards, 349-347.

In Indianapolis, this one started one way then went another, then near the end, had an odd occurrence. The returning Nick Foles got things started with a touchdown pass, but Indianapolis answered with a touchdown run to tie the game at 7 after one. Adam Vinatieri hit a field goal to give the Colts a 10-7 lead at the break. Indianapolis kept it going in the third with a pair of Jacoby Brissett scores, one in the air and another on the ground, respectively, to take a 24-7 lead after three. In the fourth, the Colts extended the lead to 31-7 with another touchdown run, but with a minute to go, Jacksonville got a touchdown, but on the PAT, it either got blocked or was short, and Indianapolis took it back for a very rare 2pt conversion, giving them a 33-13 win.

In Detroit, this one went back and forth, with the exclusion of one quarter, when only one team scored. Detroit got on the board first with a Bo Scarbrough toichdown run, but Dallas answered with a Brett Maher field goal to trail 7-3 after one. Dizart hated the second quarter, as it was all Dallas, with the exception of one touchdown from Jeff Driskel. Dak Prescott got things started with a toichdown pass, which Driskel answered, but then Zeke and Dak each got a touchdown (Zeke's on the ground and Dak's in the air) to give the Cowboys a 24-14 lead at the break. Detroit started onn in the third, getting another touchdown from Driskel to cut the lead to 24-21, but Dallas answered with another Maher field goal to take a 27-21 lead after three. In the fourth, Dallas got the Dak-Zeke combo and took a 35-21 lead on the successful 2pt conversion, but Detroit answered with a touchdown. Their 2pt conversion was missed, and the Cowboys escaped Detroit with a 35-27 victory, much to the chagrin of Dizart. One other thing that irked Dizart was Dak's 444 yards of offense alone.

In Miami, this one was all over the place (in a way). Stephen Hauschka got things started in the first with a pair of field goals to take a 6-0 lead. In the second, Buffalo extended their lead on a Josh Allen touchdown pass and another Hauschka field goal before Miami got on the board. It was 16-7 at the two minute warning. Buffalo was able to punch it in for another score, but on the ensuing kickoff, Jakeem Grant took the kickoff from a yard into his end zone and went coast to coast, leaving Miami only trailing 23-14 at the break. In the third, Allen got his third touchdown pass, giving the Bills a 30-14 lead after three. In the fourth, the teams traded scores, and Buffalo didn't really help their cause for the postseason, even though they defeated the Dolphins, 37-20.

In Minnesota, this one was a tale of two halves. Denver got things started off with a Brandon McManus field goal, then Brandon Allen hit with a touchdown pass to hold a 10-0 lead after one. It was more Broncos in the second, as they rushed for a score, then McManus hit another field goal to go into the break leading 20-0. In the third, Kirk Cousins finally got going and threw a touchdown pass, but Denver answered with another McManus field goal, and led 23-7 after three. In the fourth, it was all Minnesota, as Dalvin Cook ran for a score, then Kirk Cousins threw for two more, and the Vikings came back to defeat the Broncos at home, 27-23. Of note in this game, the two teams went for it on fourth down a total of six times, and all six were successful.

In Baltimore, what was supposed to be an epic matchup between two offensive quarterbacks was anything but. Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson are both explosive quarterbacks, but only one was able to get things going in this one. Lamar Jackson started things off with two touchdown passes to two different receivers in the second to take a 14-0 lead at the break. He kept it going in the third, getting another touchdown pass, then Justin Tucker got involved, giving the Ravens a big 27-0 lead after three. In the fourth, Jackson got his second touchdown pass to Mark Ingram, going up 34-0 with about ten minutes to play. Houston finally got on the board with a touchdown run from Carlos Hyde, cutting the lead to 34-7, but Baltimore answered with a toichdown run of their own, and the Ravens demolished the Texans, 41-7. From an offensive look, Jackson only outgained Watson by 53 yards in the air (222-169), but Jackson had four scores. The run game is where Baltimore outdueled Houston. Houston gained 122 yards on the ground, while Baltimore had 263.

In Tampa, this one started one-sided, then turned more into a "who'll answer whom" setup. Wil Lutz got things started with a pair of field goals to give the Saints a 6-0 advantage. Drew Brees got involved with his favorite receiver, Michael Thomas, who caught a touchdown pass as the first quarter came to a close, giving the Saints a 13-0 lead after one. In the second, Brees threw for another score, but not to Thomas this time, giving the Saints a 20-0 lead. The Bucs salvaged a score just before the two minute warning to take a 20-7 deficit into the break. In the third, Matt Gay got things started with a field goal, but Brees and the Saints answered with another touchdown, extending the lead to 27-10. Late in the third, Jameis Winston answered Brees's touchdown with one of his own, and the Bucs trailed 27-17 after three. In the fourth, Brees didn't score, nor did Winston, but Winston helped with one, throwing a pick-six with five minutes to go, and the Saints led 34-17 with five minutes remaining. Even though the Saints defeated the Bucs by that 34-17 score, Winston actually outgained Brees in the air, 313-228.

In Landover, Maryland, this one started off one way, but the tide turned late. In the first, Sam Darnold got a touchdown pass to Daniel Brown, but Sam Ficken missed the PAT to give the Jets a 6-0 lead after one. The Jets extended that lead to 13-0 on another Darnold touchdown pass. The Redskins countered with a Dustin Hopkins field goal to cut the lead to 13-3. Just before the break, Darnold got his third touchdown pass off to give the Jets a 20-3 lead at the break. No one got anywhere in teh third, but in the fourth, both teams got going, first it was the Jets who came up with two touchdowns, then the Redskins answered with two of their own, giving them their first toichdown since the week they played Miami. The Redskins got going too late, as they fell into a 34-3 hole, and lost to the Jets, 34-17.

In San Francisco, our own LeoDaVinci was on edge for most of this game, especially with the Cardinals racing out to a 16-0 advantage midway through the second quarter. Jimmy Garoppolo got the Niners on the board with a touchdown pass to cut the lead to 16-7, and then Chase McLaughlin hit a field goal as time expired for the half, with the Niners still trailing, 16-10. In the third, Garoppolo got the Niners their first lead of the game on his second touchdown pass, but Arizona answered with a field goal to hold a 19-17 lead after three. In the fourth, Garoppolo hit his third score, giving the Niners a four point lead, as they missed on the 2pt, but Arizona answered with a Kyler Murray touchdown run, giving the Cardinals back the lead. With inside of a minute to go, the Niners were driving, and on a 3rd and three, they got three yards, but because it was inside of the two minute warning, the booth had to review the call for a first down, that the officials on the field had called. The call stood, but San Francisco was going to go for it on either first down or fourth down. It didn't matter the call, as Garoppolo threw his fourth touchdown pass immediately after the call, giving them back the four point lead. On the ensuing drive, Arizona fumbled the ball, and San Francisco took it in for a score, but because the clock was at :00, the PAT was not required, as the Niners had a 36-26 win.

In Philadelphia, the Eagles were able to keep Tom Brady in check, but not the Patriots. I'll explain more in a bit. Philadelphia got things started with a field goal in the first to take a 3-0 lead, then in the second, Carson Wentz was able to get a touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert to take a 10-0 lead. The Patriots countered with not one, not two, but three Nick Folk field goals to trail 10-9 at the break. In the third, the Patriots were able to get it into the end zone with a touchdown pass, but it wasn't Brady who threw it. Brady got it to Julain Edelman, who threw a pass to his fellow wideout, Philip Dorsett. The Patriots went for two and got it, leading 17-10 after three. The defenses both clamped down in the fourth, and the Patriots won again, this time over the Eagles, 17-10. Dizart is looking forward to next week's Patriots matchup!

In Oakland, this game was rather quiet for both teams, but there were scores on both sides. Cincinnati's Joe Mixon got things started with a touchdown run, giving the Bengals a 7-0 lead after one. In the second, Derek Carr answered that score with two (one in the air and one on the ground), and the Raiders led 14-7 at the break. Cincinnati's Randy Bullock kicked a field goal in the third to cut the lead to 14-10, but in the fourth, Oakland answered with one of their own to restore the seven point lead. With the Bengals driving late, they got a sack on Ryan Finley, then on the next play, picked him off to seal the Raiders' 17-10 victory, keeping Cincinnati winless on the season.

In Los Angeles, this one was another yawner to an extent. It wasn't until 3½ minutes into the second that the Rams got on the board with a Greg Zuerlein field goal. The Rams' Todd Gurley got things going later with a touchdown run, and the Rams took a 10-0 lead into the break. In the third, the Bears were able to counter that touchdown with one of their own, and trailed 10-7 after three. The Rams got it back in the fourth with a touchdown run of their own, and the Rams held off the Bears at home, 17-7.

And finally, in Mexico City, Patrick Mahomes wasn't his stellar self, but he didn't have to be, because his defense did a lot in this one. The Chargers did strike first with a field goal to take a 3-0 lead after one. The Chiefs' LeSean McCoy answered that in the second with a touchdown run. The teams then traded field goal to give Kansas City a 10-9 lead at the break. In the third, we finally got some good action, as the Chiefs ran in a score, then Mahomes was able to throw for a score, but Philip Rivers countered with a touchdown pass and a 2pt to fall behind, 24-17, after three. In the fourth, it started becoming turnover city, as the Chiefs coughed it up once, then later, Philip Rivers threw two picks (Rivers ended up getting intercepted four times in this game), the second of which was with :24 left, deep in Chiefs territory, and the Chiefs escaped in Mexico with a 24-17 victory.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 5-4 after they held on for the win. He's 10-0 picking his new "home" team, after they didn't play worth anything until it was too late (now that he has broken the 8-8 barrier, how high can he go?). LeoDaVinci is 9-1, just like his team. Dizart is 4-5 this year, and was hoping that the Lions would pull it out.

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

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

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


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


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


Edited by dg_dave (Tue Nov 19 2019 09:41 AM)
_________________________
The way to get things done is NOT to mind who gets the credit for doing them. --Benjamin Jowett
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. --Eleanor Roosevelt
The day we lose our will to fight is the day we lose our freedom.

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#1250924 - Tue Nov 26 2019 12:10 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 24259
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA




Week 12
Thu 21st Nov
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
17-20
35-22
03-20
14-19
16-10
24-41
31-34
03-34
16-19
20-42
09-13
08-37
17-09
45-06
14
3
14
14
15
15
17
3
3
15
14
9
12
15
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
at Atlanta Falcons
Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills
New York Giants at Chicago Bears
Pittsburgh Steelers
at Cincinnati Bengals
Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
Oakland Raiders at New York Jets
Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans
Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
at Philadelphia Eagles
Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Rams













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.163

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-13 PaulE b 111 12 124 5 - 3
2 4 1-4 dg_dave b 107 12 120 4 1 4
3 2 2-10 Dizart 108 10 118 2 - 0
3 2 1-4 LeoDaVinci 108 10 118 1 - 2
5 5 2-10 srini701 106 11 117 2 - 2
6 7 4-10 gtho4 b 103 12 116 2 - 1
7 7 2-11 paper_aero 103 10 113 - - 0
8 6 2-10 Sypher 104 8 112 2 1 2
9 7 2-10 Mustang 103 8 111 - - 2
10 10 5-12 George95 99 9 108 - 1 0
11 12 9-17 N-Bomb 96 9 105 2 4 3
11 11 2-14 toocool4u 97 8 105 - - 1
13 13 2-14 gillyharold 95 9 104 1 3 5
13 14 2-13 Howie72 94 10 104 - - 0
15 14 8-16 Daaanieeel 94 9 103 - - 0
16 16 12-17 wwe84 91 9 100 1 3 5
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 80 7 87 1 6 5
late starters 87**
---163----
weekly winners 125 12 137
wooden spoons 59 7 66
default . 7 .
on the road 79 4 83
at home 82 10 92
perfect picks 162 14 176
favorites 104 10 114
upsets 41r 58 4 62 43r
bonus points 31 3 34

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
x - ineligible for bonus points
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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. + 1 LeoDaVinci
9. + 1 dg_dave PaulE
10 + 1 PaulE Dizart
11 + 3 PaulE
12 + 4 PaulE
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14 +
15 +
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We were somewhat all over the spectrum this week, with one game picked by everyone, four others picked by all bar two, four more by all bar three, and three games picked by just three.

Between gtho4, dg_dave, and PaulE, they each earned a bonus for their 12/14 picks, but gtho4 did his 12th different than dg_dave and PaulE, the former correctly tipping the Jets while the latter two both went with Tampa in Atlanta.

Without further ado, we shall go...

On to the games:

In Houston, this one started out slow, but action went into the second quarter, since no one was able to get anywhere in the first 15 minutes. Ka'imi Fairbairn got things started a minute into teh second with a field goal, but Indianapolis answered with a touchdown. Inside the two minute warning, Houston took back the lead with a touchdown, but as time expired in the first half, Adam Vinatieri hit a field goal to tie the game at 10 at the break. In the third, Indianapolis's Jonathan Williams gave the Colts back the lead with a touchdown run, and Ka'imi Fairbairn answered with a field goal to give the Colts a 17-13 lead after three. In the fourth, Deshaun Watson hit DeAndre Hopkins for a touchdown reception, giving the Texans a 20-17 lead. The Colts were driving and got into Houston territory, but on fourth and 7, the Colts' Jacoby Brissett was stopped short of the first down, giving the Texans the ball back. Deshaun Watson was able to hold the ball the rest of the way, and the Texans held off the Colts at home, 20-17.

In Atlanta, this one started back and forth, then one team went on a tear, then it went to back and forth again. Atlanta's Younghoe Koo got things started with a field goal, but Tampa's Jameis Winston answered with a touchdown pass. Matt Ryan answered with a handoff to Qadree Ollison, giving the Falcons a 10-7 lead after one. Tampa didn't take too kindly to the touchdown, and scored twice on two Jameis Winston touchdown passes to take a 19-10 lead at the break (Matt Gay missed both PATs). In the third, Tampa took control with another touchdown run, and again, Matt Gay missed the PAT. Atlanta responded with a field goal to cut the deficit to 25-13 after three. In the fourth, the teams traded field goals early, then with just over three minutes to go, Matt Ryan fumbled the ball and Ndamukong Suh picked up the loose ball and got a touchdown, giving the Buccaneers a 35-16 lead. The Falcons decided to bench Ryan after that, and Matt Schaub got a touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley, but it wasn't enough, as the Buccaneers defeated the Falcons handily, 35-22. The Falcons gave up 446 yards while gaining only 337.

In Buffalo, this one was rather quiet, but had some action, as Stephen Hauschka got things started in the first with a field goal. He would then hit a second in as many quarters, giving the Bills a 6-0 lead at the break. In the third, Buffalo scored yet again, this time on a Josh Allen to Cole Beasley pass, giving the Bills a 13 point lead. Denver answered with a field goal, but trailed 13-3 after three. In the fourth, it was Buffalo once again, with another Josh Allen touchdown pass, this time to John Brown, and the Broncos couldn't answer that one, losing to the Bills, 20-3.

In Chicago, this one, you might as well call a "sandwich game", as the first team that scored was also the last team, and the other scored everything in between. The Giants got things started with a Daniel Jones touchdown pass to Kaden Smith, but the Bears answered with a field goal to trail 7-3 at the break, as no one was able to get anywhere in the first quarter. In the third, it was all Chicago, on a pair of Mitchell Trubisky touchdowns (one in the air and one on the ground, respectively), with an Eddy Pineiro field goal sandwiched in between that, and the Bears led after three, 19-7. Daniel Jones wasn't done, however, as he hit Golden Tate with a touchdown pass to cut the lead to 19-14, but it wasn't enough, as the Bears held on to defeat the Giants, 19-14.

In Cincinnati, what started out as hope turned into heartache once again. The Steelers drew first blood on a Chris Boswell field goal with 3½ left in the first half. Just after the two minute warning, the Bengals answered with a touchdown pass, and held the lead at the break, 7-3. In the third, the Steelers' third string quarterback, Devlin Hodges, threw a touchdown pass to James Washington, and took a 10-7 lead. The Bengals answered with a field goal to tie the game at 10 after three. In the fourth, only the kickers were able to get points on the board, but unfortunately for Cincinnati, it was Chris Boswell who got the scores, and the Bengals stay winless, going to 0-11 on the season, losing a close game to the Steelers, 16-10. The downside for the Bengals, they weren't able to outgain the Steelers, either, falling on that, 339-244.

In Cleveland, this one went back and forth, but not each score. In the first, the Browns raced out to a 14-0 lead on two Baker Mayfield touchdown passes, one to Jarvis Landry, and the other to Odell Beckham, Jr. In the second, the Browns scored twice more to take a commanding 28-0 lead, but as time expired, the Dolphins were able to get on the board with a Jason Sanders field goal, trailing 28-3 at the break. In the third, it was Ryan Fitzpatrick's turn to get some scores, and he got one of each (on the ground and in the air), and the Dolphins trailed 28-17 after three. Cleveland's Austin seibert hit two field goals before Nick Chubb got into the end zone, giving the Browns a 41-17 lead with 3½ to go. While Fitzpatrick was able to work some magic, he didn't have enough time left, and the Dolphins lost again, 41-24.

In New Orleans, this one was all over the spectrum...from one team getting ahead by as many as 13, to as close as tied. In the first, the Saints were able to get started with a pair of touchdowns and held a 14-0 lead, but Carolina wasn't going to get denied and got a touchdown back, trailing 14-6 after one (Joey Slye's PAT was off the mark). In the second, the teams traded field goals before Carolina got a second touchdown from Kyle Allen, and this time, they went for two, but missed, as New Orleans held a 17-15 lead at the break. In the third, the teams traded scores, first it was New Orleans with another Brees touchdown pass, then Carolina answered with a field goal. Drew Brees answered with a touchdown pass to his favorite receiver, Michael Thomas, and the saints led, 31-18, with five minutes left in that third quarter. Just 3½ minutes later, Christian McCaffrey got into the end zone, and again, Slye missed the PAT, so Carolina went into the fourth trailing, 31-24. In the fourth, Carolina was able to get the score back to even with Kyle Allen's third touchdown pass, knotting the game at 31 with 9½ minutes to go. The teams both had a chance to take the lead, but the saints were stopped short on a fourth down try, then Joey Slye missed on a short field goal, giving Brees one final chance with just under two minutes to go. Brees was able to get the Saints down the field far enough that Wil Lutz nailed a field goal from 33 yards as time expired, and the Saints held on to defeat the Panthers, 34-31.

In New Jersey, what started out slow turned into a major blowout. In the first, it was business as usual, as the teams traded field goals, tying the game at 3 after one. In the second, the Jets turned on the after burners and got a touchdown from Sam Darnold and a field goal from Sam Ficken to hold a 13-3 lead at the break. The Jets kept flying high in the third, getting two more Darnold touchdown passes, as well as a pick-six from Brian Poole to lead 34-3 after three. The defenses took the fourth quarter, and the Raiders got smoked by the Jets by that 34-3 scoreline. The offensive numbers told the same story...401-208 in favor of the Jets.

In Landover, Maryland, this one went back and forth, but didn't end up like most of us thought it would. In the first, Dustin Hopkins got things started with a field goal. The Redskins led, 3-0, after one. In the second, Matt Prater answered with a field goal of his own, and tied the game at 3. On the ensuing kickoff, Steven Sims Jr. took the ball from his own 9 yard line and got through all the Detroit defenders for a touchdown, taking back the lead at 10-3. Detroit was stopped and didn't answer, and the Redskins couldn't get but a field goal to take a 13-3 lead. Just before the break, Matt Prater hit a field goal to cut the deficit to 13-6 at the break. In the third, Jeff Driskel threw a touchdown pass to Logan Thomas to tie the game at 13-13. In the fourth, Matt Prater gave the Lions their first lead with a field goal, but Hopkins answered with one to tie the game at 16 each. Hopkins hit another with :16 remaining, and the Redskins actually won at home over the Lions, 19-16.

In Nashville, this one started slow, but one team went to town afterward. It wasn't until the second quarter that the Titans and Ryan Tannehill got a touchdown on the ground, giving them a 7-0 lead. The Jaguars responded with a field goal, but trailed, 7-3, at the break. In the third, the Titans went on the offensive, scoring less than two minutes in, and went up 14-3. Just two minutes later, Derrick Henry started at his own 26, but ended up in the end zone. On the ensuing kickoff, the Titans held the Jaguars to their own 7. On the first play of the drive, the Titans were able to come up with a fumble recovery, and quickly punched it in again. A few more minutes came off the clock, and Tennessee went from a 14-3 lead to a commanding 35-3 lead. The Jaguars were able to trim the deficit to 35-11 on a touchdown run by Leonard Fournette. In the fourth, the two teams traded touchdowns, and Josh Lambo was able to trim the deficit by three more, but it was too little too late for the Jaguars, and they lost to the Titans, 42-20. The two teams both had 252 yards in the air, but the Titans outgained the Jaguars on the ground, 219-117.

In Foxborough, this one came down to the final play. It didn't look to end like that, especially with the Patriots scoring the first ten points on a touchdown in the first quarter and a field goal in the second. Dallas's Brett Maher answered with a pair of field goals to trail at the break, 10-6. Both defenses held the other scoreless in the third, and in the fourth, it was a battle of the kickers, as both Nick Folk and Brett Maher hit a field goal each, but even with a 13-9 score and the ball with :05 left and a fourth down, Tom Brady tried to just run the clock out. His pass sailed out of bounds, but the Cowboys had hope, as there was still :01 left on the clock. The Cowboys had to go 85 yards in one play, barring a defensive penalty. Dak Prescott got the pass to a receiver, but fell 72 yards short, and the Patriots defeated the Cowboys to the delight of Dizart (in more ways than one), 13-9. While the Cowboys were held without a touchdown, they did outgain the Patriots, 321-282.

In San Francisco, our own LeoDaVinci was extremely happy once this one came to an end, but before I get to the final score, some highlights. The 49ers got things started with a field goal and a touchdown in the first quarter to take a 10-0 lead. In the second, they kept it going with a pair of field goals and another touchdown sandwiched in between, and held a 23-0 lead at the break. Aaron Rodgers finally got going in the third with a touchdown pass and 2pt conversion, both to Davante Adams, and the Packers trailed 23-8. San Francisco answered with a touchdown, and held a 30-8 advatage after three. The Niners weren't done, as Raheem Mostert put the exclamation point on this one, and the Niners showed they aren't just a fluke with a decisive 37-8 victory over the Packers.

In Philadelphia, the offenses were nearly equal, but the scoreline wasn't. Philadelphia was outgained by four yards, 348-344, but had 17 more plays than Seattle. In the first, the Eagles got things started with a Jake Elliott field goal, but Seattle's Russell Wilson answered with a touchdown pass, giving the Seahakws a 7-3 lead after one. The Seahawks would add on to that lead in the second, with a Jason Myers field goal, and went into the break leading 10-3. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that Seattle got the next score, and Rashaad Penny went 58 yards on a touchdown run to give the Seahawks a 17-3 lead. It wasn't until in the final minute that Philadelphia got back on the board with a Carson Wentz to Zach Ertz touchdown pass, and why they went for two boggles my mind, but they were unable to convert, and the Seahawks came out of Philly with a 17-9 victory.

And finally, in Los Angeles, the Rams had no answers and nowhere to turn...literally. From the opening kickoff to the :00 at the end of the fourth quarter, this game belonged to the Ravens. The Ravens started out with a pair of scores in the first to take a 14-0 lead, on two Lamar Jackson touchdown passes. In the second, the Rams' Greg Zuerlein got into the game and cut the lead to 14-3. The Ravens answered with a touchdown on the ground by Mark Ingram, and went up 21-3. Zuerlein answered that touchdown with another field goal. Just before the break, Lamar Jackson hit his third touchdown pass, giving the Ravens a 28-6 lead at the break. In the third, Jackson got his fourth score, this time to Ingram, and the Ravens led 35-6 after three. Just 17 seconds into the fourth, Jackson threw his fifth score, and the Ravens were down to business, leading 42-6 at that point. The Rams only had 107 yards of offense at this point. While the Rams did get another 122 after that, they did not score again, but Justin Tucker added a field goal for the final score, 45-6.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 6-5 after they held on for the win. He's 10-1 picking his new "home" team, after they actually won a game again (now that he has broken the 8-8 barrier, how high can he go?). LeoDaVinci is 10-1, just like his team. Dizart is 5-6 this year, and was ecstatic that Brady and Belichick won.

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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#1251627 - Tue Dec 03 2019 12:22 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Results will be up in the morning, as it is getting late...
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#1251673 - Tue Dec 03 2019 11:08 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 13
Thu 28th Nov
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
24-20
26-15
26-18
29-21
06-22
31-17
28-11
09-40
31-37
31-13
17-20
34-07
20-23
13-20
22-28
30-37
14
3
16
1
2
7
9
15
2
16
15
14
6
11
3
15
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers
New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals
Tennessee Titans
at Indianapolis Colts
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins
Green Bay Packers
at New York Giants
San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens
Los Angeles Rams
at Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots at Houston Texans
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks



wwe84
toocool4u N-Bomb



wwe84 ozzz2002






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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 1-13 PaulE 124 11 135 6 - 3
2 2 1-4 dg_dave 120 10 130 4 1 4
3 3 2-10 Dizart 118 11 129 3 - 0
4 5 2-10 srini701 117 10 127 2 - 2
5 3 1-5 LeoDaVinci 118 8 126 1 - 2
6 6 4-10 gtho4 116 9 125 2 - 1
7 9 2-10 Mustang 111 10 121 - - 2
8 7 2-11 paper_aero 113 7 120 - - 0
9 8 2-10 Sypher 112 7 119 2 1 2
9 10 5-12 George95 108 11 119 1 1 0
11 11 9-17 N-Bomb s 105 11 117 3 4 4
12 13 2-13 Howie72 104 9 113 - - 0
13 11 2-14 toocool4u s 105 6 112 - 1 2
14 13 2-14 gillyharold 104 7 111 1 3 5
14 15 8-16 Daaanieeel 103 8 111 - - 0
16 16 12-17 wwe84 ss 100 7 109 1 3 7
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 s 87 7 95 1 6 6
late starters 87**
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weekly winners 137 11 148
wooden spoons 66 6 72
default . 6 .
on the road 83 7 90
at home 92 9 101
perfect picks 176 16 192
favorites 114 7 121
upsets 43r 62 9 71 47r
bonus points 34 5 39

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
x - ineligible for bonus points
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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. + 1 LeoDaVinci
9. + 1 dg_dave PaulE
10 + 1 PaulE Dizart
11 + 3 PaulE
12 + 4 PaulE
13 + 5 PaulE
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We were somewhat all over the spectrum this week, with two games picked by all bar one, two more by all bar two, two further by all bar three, then one game was a solo, with two others only picked by two, and a further pair picked by only three.

Even with all the oddities this week, we shall go...

On to the games:

In Detroit, this one was odd in some aspects, but the ending came out as planned. In the first, the Bears got things going with a touchdown pass from Mitchell Trubisky to take a 7-0 lead, but not before the Lions had to kick off twice. The first kickoff got the Bears to their own 25, but offsetting penalties forced them to rekick. The Bears took the second kickoff much closer to midfield, so they had a shorter field to work with. On Detroit's ensuing drive, rookie David Blough got the start, and missed on his first two NFL passes. His third pass, on his third play at the professional level was not a miss. Not only was it his first NFL completion, it was also his first touchdown pass, as he lofted one to Kenny Golladay, who went untouched to the house, tying the game at 7. Later in the first, Blough got his second score, giving the Lions a 14-7 lead after one. In the second, it was the kickers who got involved, each getting a field goal, and the Lions led, 17-10, at the break. In the third, Chicago was able to knot the game at 17 on another Trubisky pass. In the fourth, the teams traded scores, but the Bears got a touchdown, while the Lions were only able to get a field goal, and the Bears held on to defeat the Lions, 24-20.

In Arlington, Texas, the offenses and the scoreline didn't match in this game, but I'll get to that in a bit. In the first quarter, the Cowboys were able to get a score from Dak Prescott to Jason Witten and led 7-0 after that frame. In the second, Josh Allen got a score to a former Cowboy in Cole Beasley to tie the game at 7. Buffalo would take the lead just after the two minute warning on a trick play...it was wide receiver John Brown who threw a bomb to Devin Singletary, but the Bills only led 13-7 at the break, on Stephen Hauschka's missed PAT. In the third, Buffalo would extend their lead on a Hauschka field goal and a Josh Allen touchdown run, to hold a 23-7 lead after three. In the fourth, Buffalo got its 26th unanswered point on another field goal, but Dallas responded with a touchdown pass from Prescott. It wouldn't be enough, as Buffalo defeated Dallas for the first time in over 20 years, 26-15. Dallas outgained Buffalo in this one, though, 426-356.

In Atlanta, this one went as planned, but the losing team played tough. In the first, the Saints got a touchdown from their reliable starter, Drew Brees, to hold a 7-0 lead after one. The offenses took off in the second, as Atlanta answered that touchdown with one of their own, but missed the PAT, to trail 7-6. New Orleans responded with a field goal and another touchdown, but Younghoe Koo got a field goal back, and the Falcons trailed 17-9 at the break. In the third, and into the fourth, Wil Lutz went on a kicking spree, hitting three straight field goals to give the Saints a 26-9 lead. The Falcons weren't done, however, as Matt Ryan was able to get a touchdown pass, then Koo hit a field goal to get the Falcons to within eight. The only problem was that there wasn't enough clock to get the ball into the end zone again, and the Saints escaped at Atlanta, 26-18.

In Charlotte, this one started one way but ended up far different than the start. In the first, Carolina raced out to a 14-0 lead on a pair of Kyle Allen touchdown passes, but Washington answered witha field goal to trail 14-3 after one. In the second, it was all Redskins, as they got another field goal, then Derrius Guice was able to punch one in, but the Redskins missed on the 2pt conversion for the tie, and were behind at the break, 14-12. In the third, the Redskins took the lead on a Dustin Hopkins field goal, and went into the final 15 minutes leading, 15-14. In the fourth, the Redskins kept their momentum going, getting two more touchdowns on the ground, before Carolina came back with one of their own, but didn't have enough left in the tank, and the Redskins defeated the Panthers by a score of 29-21. The Redskins were able to play a turnover-free game, unlike the Panthers, who had two giveaways.

In Cincinnati, this one was close in one aspect, but not on the scoreboard. In the first, the teams each scored, with the Jets taking first blood on a Sam Ficken field goal, but the Bengals answered with a touchdown to lead 7-3. In the second, it was all Cincinnati until late, as Randy Bullock hit a field goal, then Joe Mixon got one in on the ground. Sam Ficken hit a field goal just before halftime to give the Jets a 17-6 deficit. In the third, Cincinnati punted the ball away from the 50 yard line, and were able to down the ball in the field on the 2 yard line. A false start penalty took them back a yard (as they were only two yards from their own end zone, you can't go back 5 yards from your own 2). Le'Veon Bell was able to get the Jets back to the 3 before they got hit with another penalty, this time it was a holding call in their end zone, and the Bengals got two points for the safety. The Bengals would score again on another Bullock field goal, and hold a 22-6 lead after three. No one was able to get anywhere in the fourth, and the Bengals didn't bungle, nor will there be an 0-16 team, as they defeated the Jets, 22-6. This NFL season has been odd in more ways than one...as if you remember (I'm sure Dizart does) that the Jets beat the Cowboys earlier in the season, but couldn't get past the only winless team. shocked

In Indianapolis, things started off rather normally, but special teams took over later. The scoreline and the offensive numbers didn't jive well, either. In the first, the teams traded touchdowns, and the game was tied at 7 after one. In the second, the Colts' Adam Vinatieri was able to give the Colts the lead, 10-7, at the break. In the third, the Colts padded their lead to 17-7 on another touchdown run. Tennessee was able to respond with a touchdown and field goal to tie the game at 17-17 after three, so we were back to square one with 15 minutes to play. In the fourth, with Indianapolis driving, the Colts were lined up for a field goal. The kick went up, but the Titans were able to get a piece on it, and a Titans player, Tye Smith, grabbed the ball on his own 37 and went in for a score, giving the Titans a 24-17 lead, which was their first lead of the game. Later, the Titans were able to get another score from Ryan Tannehill, and the Titans were able to knock off the Colts at home, 31-17. Indianapolis outgained Tennessee by 99 yards in this one, 391-292.

In Jacksonville, this one was a tale of two halves. In the first, the Bucs' Peyton Barber ran one in for a score, then on the ensuing kickoff, on the first play from scrimmage, Nick Foles coughed up the ball, and Devin White picked it up, taking it back for another score, and the Bucs led, 14-0, after one. In the second, it was all Tampa again, as they scored with a touchdown and a field goal to hold a 25-0 lead at the break. In the third, Jacksonville got on the board with a Josh Lambo field goal, but trailed 25-3 after three. In the fourth, Gardner Minshew and Dede Westbrook connected on both a touchdown and a 2pt to get the game to 25-11. Matt Gay finished up the scoring on a field goal, and the Buccaneers defeated the Jaguars, 28-11.

In Kansas City, this one was odd in several aspects, but the final scoreline didn't really tell the tale. In the first, Patrick Mahomes got a touchdown pass off to give the Chiefs a 7-0 lead after one. In the second, it was all Chiefs again, but not just the offense was involved. Mahomes ran in a score, but it was the defense who picked off Derek Carr for a score later to give the Chiefs a 21-0 lead at the break. In the third, it was more Chiefs as Harrison Butker kicked a field goal, then LeSean McCoy got in on the ground, and the Chiefs were running away with this one after three, 31-0. In the fourth, the Raiders got on the board with a Daniel Carlson field goal, but Kansas City responded with a touchdown. Later in the fourth, Derek Carr got a score to Derek Carrier, but on the PAT, it got blocked and Tanoh Kpassagnon took it back for two, and the Chiefs smoked the Raiders on the scoreboard, 40-9, but lost in the battle of the offenses, 332-259.

In Miami, this one was an offensive game from both sides of the ball, but a surprise is coming...more on that in a bit. In the first, the Eagles raced out to a 10-0 lead, before Miami was able to respond with a touchdown to trail 10-7 after one. In the second, Philadelphia added to their lead with another field goal, but Miami responded with a touchdown to take a 14-13 lead. Just before the break, the Eagles were able to get a touchdown pass and 2pt to hold a 21-14 lead at the break. In the third, Philadelphia added to their lead yet again on a touchdown pass, but Miami came back with a pair of touchdowns, and trailed 28-26 after three (on the first Miami touchdown, Jason Sanders missed the PAT, and on the second, they were unable to convert the 2pt). In the fourth, Miami regained the lead on a touchdown, and this time, they got the 2pt conversion. Later, Miami's Sanders was able to get a field goal, giving the Dolphins a nine point lead. The Eagles responded with a field goal, but it wasn't enough, as the Dolphins defeated the Eagles, knocking the stuffing out of most of us, 37-31.

In New Jersey, this one started back and forth, but turned ugly late, however, just like the Dallas/Buffalo game above, the losing team had more offense. In the first quarter, the teams traded touchdowns to start before Aaron Rodgers got a second score before the quarter ended, giving the Packers a 14-7 lead. In the second, it was a battle of the kickers, as both hit a field goal, giving the Packers a 17-10 lead at the break. New York's Aldrick Rosas got the only points in the third, on his second field goal, but the Giants still trailed, 17-13, after three. In the fourth, Aaron Rodgers got clicking again, and threw two more touchdown passes, for a total of four, and the Packers, who were outgained 335-322, defeated the Giants, 31-13.

In Baltimore, this one ended up closer than some thought it would, as Baltimore was favored by 5½ coming in. San Francisco got things started with a touchdown pass, but Baltimore responded with a score to even the game at 7 after one. In the second, it was more of the same, as the teams traded scores again, this time it was Baltimore who took the lead first, then San Francisco responded. Just before the half, Justin Tucker gave the Ravens a 17-14 lead on a field goal. In the third, Robbie Gould knotted the game back at 17 apiece on a field goal. In the fourth, the Niners were driving, and on a fourth down play, Jimmy Garoppolo's pass to George Kittle was incomplete, giving Baltimore one final chance, however, 6½ minutes remained. Lamar Jackson ate up the clock, worrying our own LeoDaVinci, especially since the game was close already. The Ravens were only able to get to the San Francisco 31 yard line, and :03 was left. Out comes Justin Tucker, who had missed two or three total kicks in his career to try for the win or send the game to overtime. The kick went up, and put a dagger into the 49ers, as the kick sailed through, giving the Ravens a 20-17 victory.

In Glendale, Arizona, this game was really over before it started, although Vegas odds said otherwise (LA by 2½). In the first half, the Rams raced out to a 20-0 lead on a pair of field goals from Greg Zuerlein and a pair of touchdowns (Zuerlein's field goals were on either end). In the third, it was more Rams scoring, as Goff got a score, then the Rams defense got involved with a pick-six to lead 34-0 after three. It wasn't until the fourth that Arizona got anything going offensively, as they only gained 198 yards for the game, and their only score was a touchdown. The Rams shellacked the Cardinals, 34-7.

In Denver, this one came down to the last play, but by the tale of the numbers, you'd not think so. Denver was outgained 359-218. Denver got things started with a pair of touchdowns to take a 14-0 lead after one. In the second, the teams traded field goals before Philip Rivers got a score of his own, to take a 17-10 deficit into the break. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that the Chargers charged back up to knot the game at 17. The teams then traded field goals, with the Chargers' field goal coming with :14 left, and a 20-20 tie. On the ensuing kickoff, the Broncos were able to get to their own 26. On the next play, the Chargers made a fatal mistake, getting flagged for pass interference, and moving the ball from the Denver 26 to the Charger 35. Brandon McManus came in and saved the day with a 53 yard field goal, and the Broncos came out on top in this one, 23-20.

In Pittsburgh, this one started one way, went another, then ended up with a trade at the end. In the first, Cleveland's Auatin Seibert kicked a field goal to give the Browns a 3-0 lead after one. In the second, Cleveland would add to that lead on a Baker Mayfield touchdown pass. Pittsburgh would answer those scores with a field goal and touchdown of their own, tying the game at 10 at the break. In the third, Pittsburgh took their first lead on a touchdown run, and led 17-10 after three. In the fourth, it was another battle of the kickers, as both got a field goal, but for Cleveland, it was too little too late, as the Steelers won over the Browns, 20-13. It was Pittsburgh's third stringer who was able to keep Pittsburgh going. From a numbers standpoint, both quarterbacks had a touchdown pass, an interception, and both were sacked, but Baker Mayfield was sacked five times to Devlin Hodges' sole sack.

In Houston, another game where the winning team didn't gain as much on offense as the losing team. The Patriots got things started on a Kai Forbath field goal, but Houston answered with a touchdown to hold a 7-3 lead after one. In the second, Houston extended their lead to 14-3 on another touchdown pass. In the third, Deshaun Watson got his third touchdown pass in as many quarters, giving the Texans a commanding 21-3 lead. Tom Brady wouldn't give up, and got a touchdown pass to James White, but trailed 21-9 after three, as Forbath missed the PAT. In the fourth, it was Watson who got a touchdown, but not in the traditional way...he was on the receiving end of a DeAndre Hopkins pass. In the final minutes, Brady was able to make the score a little more respectable, with a pair of touchdown passes, but it wouldn't be enough, as the Texans knocked off the Patriots, 28-22. Houston was outgained, 448-276, in this one.

And finally, in Seattle, in some aspects, this one was close, but in others, not so much. In the first, the teams traded touchdowns, and the score was tied at 7 after one. In the second, Russell Wilson had a rare pick-six, then late in the frame, the teams traded field goals, giving Minnesota a 17-10 lead at the break. In the third, Seattle started clicking on all cylinders and scored on a pair of touchdowns and a field goal to take a 27-17 lead into the final 15 minutes. The Seahawks would extend the lead in the fourth, but not before Kirk Cousins and the Vikings started roaring back. Cousins got two touchdown passes, but on the second, Dan Bailey missed the PAT, keeping Seattle ahead by four at 34-30. In the final minute, Jason Myers hit a field goal to give Seattle a seven point lead. On the Vikings next drive, they didn't get far, as CJ Ham gave up the ball, and the Seahawks held on to win over the Vikings, 37-30.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 6-6 after they couldn't get things going. He's 10-2 picking his new "home" team, after they actually won a game again (now that he has broken the 8-8 barrier, how high can he go?). LeoDaVinci is 10-2, just like his team, but he was hoping. Dizart is 6-6 this year, and was ecstatic that Jason Garrett lost again.

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#1252412 - Sun Dec 08 2019 03:26 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Robbie Gould for president!
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#1252520 - Mon Dec 09 2019 10:42 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
Robbie Gould for president!


That'll be in my recap, which might be in the afternoon tomorrow, just because I have an appointment late morning.
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#1252525 - Mon Dec 09 2019 11:13 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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That'll be a long game to write about, just because both offences really showed up to this game.
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#1252625 - Tue Dec 10 2019 10:34 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Week 14
Thu 5th Dec
16 of 17 players lodged tips:
24-31
20-40
24-17
19-27
15-20
38-24
07-20
48-46
21-22
35-38
45-10
23-17
23-16
42-21
12-28
17-23
5
10
16
15
16
shocked
16
7
12
11
9
14
6
10
4
16
Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
at Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers
Denver Broncos
at Houston Texans
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49ers
at New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Chargers
at Jacksonville Jaguars
Pittsburgh Steelers at Arizona Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (in OT)















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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 1-13 PaulE 135 11 146 6 - 3
2 2 1-4 dg_dave 130 11 141 4 1 4
3 3 2-10 Dizart 129 10 139 3 - 0
4 5 1-5 LeoDaVinci 126 11 137 1 - 2
5 4 2-10 srini701 127 9 136 2 - 2
5 6 4-10 gtho4 125 11 136 2 - 1
7 9 2-10 Sypher 119 11 130 2 1 2
8 7 2-10 Mustang 121 *8 129 - - 2
9 11 9-17 N-Bomb 117 11 128 3 4 4
9 9 5-12 George95 119 †9 128 1 1 0
9 8 2-11 paper_aero 120 8 128 - 1 0
12 14 2-14 gillyharold b 111 13 125 2 3 6
13 12 2-13 Howie72 113 10 123 - - 0
13 13 2-14 toocool4u 112 11 123 - 1 2
14 14 8-16 Daaanieeel 111 10 121 - - 0
16 16 12-17 wwe84 109 d8 117 1 3 7
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 95 12 107 1 6 6
late starters 107**
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weekly winners 148 13 161
wooden spoons 72 8 80
default . 8 .
on the road 90 7 97
at home 101 9 110
perfect picks 192 16 208
favorites 121 11 132
upsets 47r 71 5 76 50r
bonus points 39 1 40

s - bonus pt for solo pick, or one of two/three
b - bonus for perfect picks, or near miss
x - ineligible for bonus points
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
6. + 2 LeoDaVinci
7. + 2 LeoDaVinci
8. + 1 LeoDaVinci
9. + 1 dg_dave PaulE
10 + 1 PaulE Dizart
11 + 3 PaulE
12 + 4 PaulE
13 + 5 PaulE
14 + 5 PaulE
15 +
16 +
17 +



We were somewhat all over the spectrum this week, with one game picked by no one (more on this soon), four games picked by everyone, and two others picked by all bar one or all bar two. We had three games picked by six or less.

Even with all the oddities this week, we shall go...

On to the games:

In Chicago, this one started one way, turned another, then turned back again. Ezekiel Elliott got the Cowboys on the board first with a touchdown, and gave the Cowboys a 7-0 lead after one. In the second, it was all Chicago, as they scored two touchdowns, with an Eddy Pineiro field goal sandwiched in between, and the Bears had a 17-7 advantage at the break. In the third, Chicago padded their lead with another touchdown pass, but Trubisky didn't hit Allen Robinson this time, like he did with both of them in the first half. The Bears led 24-7 after three. In the fourth, Dallas started mounting a comeback, getting a touchdown from Zeke once again, but Chicago answered with a Trubisky run, maintaining the 17 point lead. Later on, Dallas got a touchdown pass from Dak Prescott and a Brett Maher field goal, but it was too little too late, as the Bears defeated the Cowboys, 31-24. Dallas outgained Chicago by 26 yards, 408-382, and did not turn the ball over (Chicago gave it up twice), and still lost. That shows how bad the NFC East really is.

In Atlanta, this one went quiet early before turning into a rout. Atlanta's Younghoe Koo got things started with a field goal in the first, and Atlanta held the lead, 3-0, after one. Carolina's Joey Slye would answer early in the second, then the teams traded touchdowns to make it 10-10 with about a minute to play before the break. Matt Ryan was able to get the Falcons offense down the field enough for Koo to hit a field goal at the break, and Atlanta led, 13-10. In the third, it was all Atlanta, as Devonta Freeman got things going with a score, then after a punt pushing the Falcons back to their own 7 yard line, Matt Ryan hit Olamide Zaccheaus for a touchdown, setting his longest touchdown pass of his career. Koo hit another field goal to give the Falcons a 30-10 lead after three. In the fourth, it was the battle of the trades, as the teams traded field goals first, then touchdowns, but because Atlanta was ahead by 20 coming in, they won by that same 20, and the final score was 40-20 to Atlanta over the Carolina Panthers.

In Buffalo, this one was rather quiet for the offenses, as neither team got to 275 yards in this one, but there was some scoring, at least. Justin Tucker got things started with a field goal in the first, giving the Ravens a 3-0 lead after one. In the second, they would add to the lead on a Lamar Jackson touchdown pass, but Stephen Hauschka was able to chip into that lead with a pair of field goals, staking the Ravens to a 10-6 halftime advantage. In the third, Baltimore was able to add to the lead with another touchdown, but gave back a field goal, and led by eifght after three, at 17-9. The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth, but Buffalo sliced the eight point lead into a seven point loss, because Buffalo went for two on their touchdown and got it. The Ravens also clinched a playoff spot and held on, 24-17.

In Cleveland, if you look at the numbers alone, this game did not go anywhere close to as planned. The team that had more yards and fewer turnovers lost. Before I get to which was which, some highlights to come. Randy Bullock got things started with a field goal, but the Browns were able to get a pick-six off Andy Dalton, and the Browns took a 7-3 lead. Before the end of the first, Bullock hit his second field goal, and the Bengals were trailing by a point at 7-6. In the second, the teams traded touchdowns, and the Browns still held that one point lead, this time at 14-13. In the third, Cleveland added to their lead with a touchdown, then the teams traded field goals, giving the Bengals a 24-16 deficit. In the fourth, it was just a pair of kicks that scored on a pair of field goals, and while the Browns may have defeated the Bengals, 27-19, the Bengals had 118 more offensive yards and the lone turnover mentioned earlier. Cleveland had two giveaways.

In Green Bay, this game turned out to be a lot closer than most thought, but it didn't start out that way. In the first, Green Bay raced out to a 14-0 lead on two touchdowns from Aaron (the first by Jones on the ground and the second by Rodgers in the air). In the second, the Redskins countered with a touchdown run by Adrian Peterson, but missed the PAT to trail 14-6 at the break. In the third, the kicking teams were involved, as both Mason Crosby and Dustin Hopkins hit, keeping the eight point lead intact at 17-9. In the fourth, Crosby hit another field goal, but Washington answered with a touchdown, but missed on the 2pt to trail by five. They couldn't recover the onside kick, though, and lost at Lambeau to the Packers, 20-15.

In Houston, this game did not go as we thought it would, and was the game we all went with the home team. In the first half, it was almost all Broncos, as Drew Lock got things started with a touchdown pass. Later in the first, Deshaun Watson got a pass off, but the receiver fumbled and Denver took it back to their end zone for a 14-0 first quarter lead. In the second, it didn't get better for Houston, as they gave up two more Lock touchdowns as well as a Brandon McManus field goal. The Texans did get a field goal sandwiched in there for a 31-3 deficit at the break. In the third, the teams traded touchdowns, but in the fourth, Houston tried to make a game of it by getting two touchdowns from Watson on the ground. The Texans got those two just a bit too late in the game to make it count, and the Broncos defeated the Texans, 38-24.

In Minneapolis, this one was exactly as planned, and one of the games we all pegged correctly. Kirk Cousins got things started with a touchdown pass in the first, giving the Vikes a 7-0 lead after one. In the second, the Vikings scored twice and held a 17-0 lead at the break. The third quarter was quiet, and in the fourth, the Lions were finally able to get on the board, but not before Dan Bailey gave Minnesota a 20-0 lead. The Vikings defeated the Lions, 20-7.

In New Orleans, this one was an offensive juggernaut, as the Saints gained 465 yards and the 49ers had 516. So who won...and what was the final result? Keep reading...lol. In the first quarter, both teams got on the board with touchdowns, but Drew Brees held that advantage, 2-1, however, on the second touchdown, New Orleans went for two and missed, giving them a 13-7 lead. In the second, the teams kept it going, as in the first half minute of the second quarter, the teams traded touchdowns, so with 14:30 left, it was already 20-14...and we've still got the second half to get to, but before we get there, we still have more action in the first half! Halfway through the second, Drew Brees had his fourth score, this time on a touchdown run, but San Francisco answered with a trick play, as it wasn't Garoppolo who threw a touchdown pass, but Emmanuel Sanders. Just before the break, Raheem Mostert got in for a score, and at the break, San Francisco held their first lead at 28-27...and there's still a half to go at this point. In the second half, the offenses kept going, but at a slightly slower pace in the third. Wil Lutz hit two field goals, with a San Francisco touchdown pass sandwiched in, and after three, San Francisco held a slim 35-33 advantage. In the fourth, the offenses went back into overdrive, as the teams traded touchdowns to start, then Robbie Gould hit a field goal to give the Niners a five point lead at 45-40, with about 2½ to play. Would San Francisco's defense show up to stop Brees? Nope, as Brees tossed his fifth touchdown strike (which was his sixth score of the game, as he ran one in earlier in the game). The 2pt conversion was short, and New Orleans held their first lead of the second half with :53 to go, at 46-45. On the Niners' ensuing drive, Jimmy Garoppolo was able to get a pass to George Kittle for eight yards, then had two straight incompletions looking at 4th down from their own 33 and only :39 to play. On that fourth down play, Garoppolo was able to throw a strike to George Kittle for a huge 39 yard gain, plus New Orleans helped with a face mask penalty, added to the end of the play. The Niners got three more yards on a rush, and were on the Saints' 11 yard line. New Orleans called time out, hoping to get the ball back, but with :23 left, all they could do was sit and watch. The Niners took the clock down to :02, then in came Gould for a game winning 30 yarder, which he hit, giving the 49ers a 48-46 victory over the Saints.

In New Jersey, this one had a controversial ending to it. Before we get to that, though, other highlights include this...the Dolphins got on the board with a Jason Sanders field goal. The Dolphins had a 3-0 lead after one. In the second, Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass, but Sam Ficken missed the PAT. Ficken would atone for that mistake with a field goal, giving the Jets a 9-3 lead. Sanders would hit two more field goals, but the Jets threw a touchdown pass in between, and the Jets held a 16-9 advantage at the break. In the third, and actually for the entire second half, it was all kickers, but the only score in that third quarter was another Sanders field goal. In the fourth, Sanders hit two more, giving the Dolphins an 18-16 lead. The teams would then trade field goals, keeping the Dolphins ahead by two, but with 93 seconds to play. On the Jets final drive, they would get a 37 yard strike from Darnold to get into Miami territory. Darnold would then throw an incompletion, then get sacked on the next play. With 1:01 to go, Miami was flagged for pass interference on a 3rd and 18 play that could have given them the ball back to run out the clock. Because the clock was inside the two minute warning, the booth in New York had to review. The flag stood, and the Jets were able to get down the field enough to allow Sam Ficken to hit a field goal from 44 yards as time ran out, giving the Jets a 22-21 win.

In Tampa, the offensive numbers in this one shows that the scoreline was much closer than the offenses were. Tampa gained 542 yards, while Indianapolis only had 309. The Colts started out by getting a touchdown and field goal, but Tampa responded with two touchdowns to hold a 14-10 lead after one. The Colts would add on to that lead with another touchdown from Marlon Mack on the ground, then Jameis Winston threw a pick-six, giving the Colts a 24-14 lead. Winston would get a touchdown back, but Indianapolis hit a field goal at the break to hold a 27-21 advantage. In the third, the teams traded touchdowns, but Indy went for two on theirs and converted, giving them a 35-28 lead after three. In the fourth, Tampa was able to close the gap with a field goal, then took the lead with another Winston touchdown pass, but Indianapolis couldn't answer, and Tampa held on to defeat the Colts, 38-35.

In Jacksonville, this one spelled blowout almost from the opening kickoff. Jacksonville did get on the board first with a field goal, but the Chargers responded with a touchdown to take a 7-3 lead after one. In the second, the Chargers went to town on the Jags, getting two touchdowns and a field goal to go to the break leading, 24-3. In the third, the Chargers got two more scores, but Gardner Minshew sandwiched one in between, and the Chargers were riding high, 38-10, after three. Rivers came out, but the Chargers added another touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor, and the Chargers ran wild over the Jaguars, 45-10, on 525 yards of offense, compared to the Jags' 252.

In Glendale, Arizona, this one was closer than the scoreline showed, in a way. In the first, Pittsburgh raced out to a 10-0 lead on a touchdown and field goal, with the touchdown coming off a punt return, but in the second, Arizona got those points right back. Just as the half came to a close, Chris Boswell gave the Steelers a 13-10 lead. In the third, Pittsburgh added to their lead with a touchdown, and held a 20-10 advantage going into the fourth. Arizona answered that with a touchdown of their own, but Pittsburgh got another field goal to hold on for the 23-17 victory over the Cardinals. Both defenses did well, as neither team had 300 yards of offense, however, Pittsburgh's was held in check because of that punt return for a touchdown (85 yards).

In Foxborough, things started as per plan, but changed quickly. Tom Brady and the Patriots struck first with a touchdown pass to Julian Edelman, but the Chiefs were able to get a field goal to trail 7-3 after one. In the second, it was all KC, as they got a pair of touchdown scores, then Harrison Butker finished off the scoring with a field goal, giving the Chiefs a 20-7 halfitme lead. In the third, Kansas City got another field goal, but New England responded with a touchdown, and they trailed 23-13 after three. In the fourth, Nick Folk could only muster a field goal, and the Chiefs took their division, also knocking off the Patriots, 23-16.

In Oakland, this one started out even, but one team took off in the second half. In the first, the teams traded touchdowns and the score was tied at 7. In the second, the teams did that again not once, but twice, and at the break, we were tied at 21. In the third, however, it became the Titans show. Derrick Henry took one in for a 28-21 lead. Going into the fourth, Ryan Tannehill got a touchdown pass off, giving the Titans a 35-21 lead. On the Raiders' next drive, they fumbled the ball, and the Titans defense got a hold of it, taking it in for a score and a 42-21 lead. The Titans defense, as well as the Raiders defense held the offenses in check after that, and the Titans defeated the Raiders by that 42-21 scoreline. The Titans rattled off 552 yards of offense.

In Los Angeles, things did not go too well for the Seahawks after their first field goal. After the first quarter, the Rams led, 7-3. In the second, the Rams went to town on the Seahawks, as Jared Goff threw a pair of touchdowns, and the Rams led, 21-3 at the break. In the third, the Seahawks had a bright spot when they were able to get a pick-six off Goff, trimming the lead to 21-9, as Jason Myers missed on the PAT. In the fourth, Todd Gurley ran in a score, but the Seahawks could only respond with a field goal, and the Rams ended the Seahawks' 5 game streak, 28-12.

And finally, in Philadelphia, things started off strong for one team, but ended another. Eli Manning was back under center, and it helped early, as the Giants were able to get a touchdown pass from Eli just eight seconds into the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead. The Eagles would respond with a field goal. The Giants added to their lead with another touchdown and a field goal to hold a 17-3 lead at the break. In the third, Philadelphia would cut the lead to seven on a touchdown run. In the fourth, Carson Wentz hit Zach Ertz with 1:53 to go to tie the game at 17. After a three-and-out, the Eagles tried again. They got near midfield, but their punt with :19 left in regulation went into the end zone, and Eli took a knee to send the game to overtime. In overtime, the Eagles got the ball first. Carson Wentz started driving the Eagles down the field, and over the next five mniutes, got the Eagles down to the Giants' 2 yard line. Just as he did with 1:53 to go in regulation, Wentz found Ertz for the walkoff touchdown, giving the Eagles the 23-17 win, and knotting them with the Cowboys at 6-7 to co-lead the division.

Originally Posted By: Dizart
pity they will still make the play-offs because they're in such a woefully pathetic division.

It's too bad any of the four teams in the NFC East has to make the postseason, considering all four are under .500, and Philly will win the division anyway at either 7-9 or 8-8 (if they're lucky).

† Comp organizer's note: George95's pick of the Cowboys in the Thursday game came at 6pm FT, missing the deadline, but he missed the game as the Bears won, therefore, his nine is correct.

Due to the wedding this past weekend, and recuperating from that, it is why this recap is so much later getting up than most NFL results posts. It was something I promised Nightmare back in the day, that the NFL results post would always be up the next day at the latest. I've still held up that promise, but came close to breaking it this week.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 6-7 after they showed how bad their division is. He's 11-2 picking his new "home" team, after they tried to make a game of it (now that he has broken the 8-8 barrier, how high can he go?). LeoDaVinci is 11-2, just like his team, and was ecstatic at the end. Dizart is 7-6 this year, and is doing better than the team he hates.

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 gtho4 (Wed Dec 11 2019 02:06 AM)
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#1252626 - Tue Dec 10 2019 10:35 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: LeoDaVinci
That'll be a long game to write about, just because both offences really showed up to this game.


That game was the longest to write...that's for sure. The teams combined for 94 points and over 900 yards of offense.
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#1252858 - Thu Dec 12 2019 07:44 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: dg_dave

† Comp organizer's note: George95's pick of the Cowboys in the Thursday game came at 6pm FT, missing the deadline, but he missed the game as the Bears won, therefore, his nine is correct.


Why is the deadline for these games almost an hour and a half before the game starts and not kickoff like all the other competitions? I could still make a bet in Vegas when I made my tip.

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