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#1252974 - Fri Dec 13 2019 10:37 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Posts: 24144
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA
Originally Posted By: George95
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.


Deadline has been 5pm FT for the Thursday game since before I left Texas...and that was over four years ago.

NBA and MLB are also several hours before tipoff/first pitch. NHL is the only one I run that is at faceoff time.

From the OP:

Originally Posted By: dg_dave
Thursday games: tips must be in at the time specified on threads with a Thursday game. Games will be noted with a star after them. Your tip will not count if it is past the time, even by one minute, which will be about 1½ to 2½ hours prior to kickoff. Thursday/Saturday games (except where noted) start at 8:20pm Eastern time. At 5pm FT in September and October, that is a 2½ hour window, and November/December is 1½, except for Week 13, which is 2½. For US Thanksgiving Day (Week 13), all three games must be tipped by the Thursday morning (FT time) deadline.


Edited by dg_dave (Fri Dec 13 2019 10:37 PM)
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#1253262 - Tue Dec 17 2019 10:29 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Due to the craziness of some of the games, I am not finished with my wrap-up, so the results will be up tonight late...sorry, everyone!
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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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#1253320 - Tue Dec 17 2019 11:41 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 24144
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA




Week 15
Thu 12th Dec
17 of 17 players lodged tips:
21-42
30-24
34-13
38-17
13-21
03-23
20-36
24-21
17-10
37-27
24-38
20-16
21-44
29-22
39-10
07-34
15
16
17
12
17
16
11
6
10
17
7
shocked
5
shocked
14
17
New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens
Seattle Seahawks
at Carolina Panthers
New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins at New York Giants
Houston Texans
at Tennessee Titans
Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
Cleveland Browns at Arizona Cardinals
Jacksonville Jaguars
at Oakland Raiders
Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys
Atlanta Falcons
at San Francisco 49ers
Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers
Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints















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Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-13 PaulE 146 10 156 6 - 3
2 2 1-4 dg_dave 141 9 150 4 2 4
3 5 3-10 gtho4 136 12 148 3 - 1
3 3 2-10 Dizart 139 9 148 3 1 0
5 4 1-5 LeoDaVinci 137 10 147 1 - 2
6 5 2-10 srini701 136 10 146 2 - 2
7 7 2-10 Sypher 130 11 141 2 1 2
7 8 2-10 Mustang 129 12 141 1 - 2
9 9 2-11 paper_aero 128 12 140 1 1 0
10 9 9-17 N-Bomb 128 10 138 3 4 4
11 9 5-12 George95 128 9 137 1 2 0
12 12 2-14 gillyharold 125 10 135 2 3 6
12 13 2-13 Howie72 123 12 135 1 - 0
12 13 2-14 toocool4u 123 12 135 1 1 2
15 14 8-16 Daaanieeel 121 11 132 - - 0
16 16 12-17 wwe84 117 11 128 1 3 7
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 107 10 117 1 6 6
late starters 117**
---180----
weekly winners 161 12 173
wooden spoons 80 9 89
default . 9 .
on the road 97 9 106
at home 110 7 117
perfect picks 208 16 224
favorites 132 11 143
upsets 50r 76 5 81 54r
bonus points 40 0 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

.

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 two games picked by no one, and four picked by everyone, three more picked by all bar one, and another by all bar three.

We had records fall in the NFl as well, and with that, we shall go...

On to the games:

In Baltimore, this one was over before it started, but it was because you had the Jets in town. The Ravens raced out to a 13-0 lead after a pair of touchdowns, one on the ground and another in the air, but sure-footed Justin Tucker missed the second PAT. In the second, the teams traded scores, but Baltimore went for two to counter the missed PAT from earlier. The Ravens led 21-7 at the break. Lamar Jackson turned it on in the third with a pair of scores, staking the Ravens to a 35-7 lead after three. The Jets tried to make up ground in the fourth, but even with a pair of touchdowns, it wasn't enough, as the Ravens smoked the Jets out of town, 42-21.

In Charlotte, this one started out one way, but the tables almost turned. Seattle got things going with a pair of touchdowns, but just like Tucker above, Jason Myers missed a PAT also, giving the Seahawks a 13-0 lead after one. In the second quarter, the teams only traded touchdowns, staking the Seahawks to a 20-7 advantage. It was the battle of the kickers in the third, as both Jason Myers and Joey Slye hit a field goal each, keeping the Seahawks' lead at 13 points. In the fourth, Seattle extended the lead to 30-10, but Carolina came back with a pair of touchdowns to get it within six, at 30-24. Seattle was able to keep the ball out of Carolina's possession the rest of the way, and the Seahawks prevailed over the Panthers, 30-24.

In Cincinnati, the scoreline and the offensive numbers did not match in this one. The Patriots got first blood on a Tom Brady touchdown pass, and the Pats led 7-0. The Bengals would counter with one and tie the game at 7. Randy Bullock gave the Bengals their first lead with :14 left on a field goal, and the Bengals led 10-7 after one. In the second, Nick Folk hit a pair of field goals to give the Patriots a 13-10 lead at the break. I know...I know...the Bengals are keeping up? shocked Would they in the second half? Let's just put it in one word...no. Tom Brady got his second touchdown pass off to extend the lead to 20-10, and on an Andy Dalton pass, he found Stephon Gilmore, who took it backwards 64 yards, giving the Patriots a 27-10 lead after three. In the fourth, Bullock got off another field goal, slicing the lead by three, but the Patriots countered with a touchdown, and the Patriots may have been outgained, 315-291, but they had five takeaways, defeating the hapless Bengals, 34-13.

In Detroit, this one got ugly early, and didn't change through the course of the game, although after Detroit spotted Tampa to a 21-0 lead through the first quarter and half of the second, it became a seesaw game of sorts. Just before the half, Detroit was able to get a field goal, so they trailed 21-3 at the break. In the third, Tampa countered Detroit's field goal with one of their own, getting back to the 21 point lead. Later on, Detroit answered that with a touchdown, but still trailed 24-10 after three. On the first play in the fourth, they sliced the lead a bit more, getting another touchdown run to make it a seven point game. The downside: they didn't score again, but Tampa did...twice. The first was on a pick-six, and the second was a typical fashion touchdown pass, and the Buccaneers prevailed over the Lions, 38-17.

In Green Bay, we had another quiet game, and we had one team score in each quarter. The Packers took the first score on a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, giving the Packers a 7-0 lead. In the second, Chicago answered with a field goal, trailing at the break, 7-3. In the third, Aaron Jones rumbled into the end zone not once, but twice, giving the Packers a 21-3 advantage. In the fourth, it was all Chicago, but a field goal on the first play in the quarter won't cut into an 18 point lead much. The did get a touchdown pass from Mitchell Trubisky, but after the 8:00 mark, no one scored again, and the Packers are headed to the postseason with their 21-13 victory.

In Kansas City, this one was fairly quiet for the offenses, but the kickers were going crazy. It didn't help that the field was covered in white. The Chiefs scored first on a Patrick Mahomes touchdown pass, but the Chiefs decided to try to make it an eight point game, instead of going for the PAT. It didn't work, and the Chiefs led 6-0 after one. In the second, it was all kicking, as Brandon McManus hit a field goal, but Harrison Butker hit on three, with the last one at the buzzer, and the Chiefs held a 15-3 lead at the break. In the third, Mahomes got another touchdown pass off, and again, they went for two. This time, they were successful, and held a 23-3 lead after three. The defenses held everyone scoreless in the fourth, and the Chiefs took their division with a 23-3 win over the Broncos.

In New Jersey, if you look at all the numbers, you might be wondering how this one happened. The Giants had 28 more yards, 412-384, but also more turnovers, 3-1. So what happened? Nothing out of the ordinary, except for a safety, which I'll get to later. In the first, no one got anywhere, as the game was still 0-0. In the second, the teams traded touchdowns, keeping the game tied at 7, but Miami was able to get a field goal before the break, and held a 10-7 lead. In the third, Eli Manning gave the Giants their first lead on a touchdown pass, at 14-10. The Dolphins would counter with a field goal. A few plays later, the Dolphins were backed up to their own 2, and the Giants were able to get Patrick Laird down in the end zone for that safety. It became the Saquon Barkley show later with another touchdown run, to give the Giants a 23-13 lead after three. On the first play in the fourth, Barkley scored again. The Giants extended their lead on another touchdown run, but the Dolphins countered that last one with one of their own, but it was too little too late, as the Giants defeated the Dolphins, 36-20.

In Nashville, this one started out rather quietly, as no one could get anything going in the first quarter, but it started to take off after that. The Texans sprinted out to a 14-0 lead on a pair of touchdowns, but Tennessee was held scoreless in that first half, trailing 14-0. In the third quarter, Ryan Tannehill started a comeback, getting a touchdown pass off, but the Titans still trailed after three, at 14-7. In the fourth, they'd knot the game at 14 with another touchdown pass, but Houston answered with one to regain the lead at 21-14. Houston would get a field goal later to extend the lead to ten, but Tennessee countered with another touchdown, getting it back to a three point game. The Titans were able to get a three-and-out from Houston to give themselves one final chance with :17 remaining. The downside was that they were starting from their own 12 yard line. Tannehill got sacked on the first play, and the Hail Mary to win fell incomplete, and the Texans held on to beat the Titans, 24-21.

In Pittsburgh, this one started out slow, and really didn't have a lot of offense, as the first quarter stayed scoreless. It was :38 into the second quarter before Buffalo struck first with a touchdown, but Chris Boswell countered with a field goal, and the Steelers trailed 7-3 at the break. In the third, the Steelers took the lead on a James Conner touchdown, and the Steelers led 10-7 after three. In the fourth, Stephen Hauschka tied the game at 10-10 on a field goal, and later in the quarter, Josh Allen got off a touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft for a 17-10 lead. While the offenses were sputtering (261-229 in favor of Buffalo), the defenses were not, as both teams were able to get some takeaways (Buffalo lost the ball twice, and Pittsburgh five times - four of which were INTs), and because of that, Pittsburgh could not score again, and the Bills have won their tenth game for the first time in 20 years, defeating the Steelers, 17-10. Of note, it was the first time three brothers played in the same game since 1927.

In Landover, Maryland, this one was rather quiet until the fourth quarter. Philadelphia got on the board first with a field goal, but the Redskins countered with a touchdown to hold a 7-4 advantage after one. In the second, the teams traded touchdowns, and the Redskins held a 14-10 lead at the break. It was a quiet third quarter, as Carson Wentz got the only score off a touchdown pass, giving the Eagles back the lead at 17-14. On the first play in the fourth, the Redskins took the lead back on an Adrian Peterson touchdown run. Five minutes later, the Eagles retook the lead on another Wentz pass. The Redskins evened the score with a Dustin Hopkins field goal, making the score 24-24. Hopkins would get another, giving the Redskins back the lead. In the final minute, the Eagles took the lead back on another Carson Wentz touchdown pass, with :26 left in the game, leading 31-27. The Redskins were working their way down the field, but Dwayne Haskins committed the ultimate gaffe...a fumble taken for a touchdown, and the Eagles held on for the 37-27 victory.

In Glendale, Arizona, this one was mainly offenses, as the defenses were rather quiet. Only Kyler Murray got sacked, and that was only once. Both defenses had a takeaway apiece, but the Browns gave it up one additional time. The Cardinals scored first and held a 7-0 lead after one. Kenyan Drake got his second touchdown run in as many quarters before the Browns started a comeback. Nick Chubb punched one in, then Austin Seibert hit a field goal, slicing the lead to 14-10. The Cardinals would get one more score before the break, and held a 21-10 advantage. In the third, Baker Mayfield cut the lead back to four, but Drake got his third score, staking the Cards to a 28-17 lead after three. In the fourth, Drake once again scored, giving him four scores on the ground, then Arizona's kicker got involved before the Browns responded, and the Browns fell short of expectations, even with 393 yards of offense, as they lost to the Cardinals, 38-24.

In Oakland, the Raiders played their final game in California as a home team, as they are moving to Las Vegas next year. Would they go out winners or losers? Keep reading to find out. In the first, the Raiders looked to go out winners, as they scored a touchdown and field goal, but gave up just a field goal to hold a 10-3 lead. In the second, Oakland extended their lead on a pair of field goals from Daniel Carlson, making it a 16-3 game at the break. In the third, Josh Lambo got his second field goal, and cut the lead back to ten points, at 16-6. In the fourth, Jacksonville got a pair of touchdowns from Gardner Minshew. He hit Chris Conley on both, and the Jags had their first lead at 20-16, with :31 to play. Oakland caught a break with a pass interference penalty, but couldn't get past the Jags 40 yard line, and the Raiders are leaving Oakland on a losing note, falling to the Jaguars, 20-16. The Raiders outgained the Jaguars by over 100 yards, at 364-262.

In Arlington, Texas, before the game even started, we had controversy. On the coin flip, Dallas won, but motioned as if they were receiving the kickoff, then said the word "defer", so the Rams got the ball first. It really didn't matter, as the Rams weren't able to score on their possession. The Cowboys drew first blood with a Dak Prescott to Jason Witten touchdown, and the Cowboys led 7-0 after one. In the second, the Rams countered with a score, but then it was all Dallas after that before the break. Dak got his second touchdown pass off before Ezekiel Elliott got in the end zone twice, and Dallas held a 28-7 lead at the break. In the third, and into the fourth, Kai Forbath (taking over for the cut Brett Maher) hit three field goals to give Dallas a 37-7 lead. The Rams would finally get on the board again with a touchdown and 2pt, but Dallas countered with another touchdown run. The Rams got one more from Jared Goff, but this 2pt was missed, and the Cowboys made Dizart a very angry man at the end, defeating the Rams by a score of 44-21. The Cowboys had almost as many yards on the ground (263) as the Rams had total (289).

In San Francisco, this one had a wild finish. LeoDaVinci was on pins and needles late in the game...but before I get to the end, let's start from the top. The 49ers drew first blood in the second quarter on a Raheem Mostert touchdown run, but Matt Ryan and Julio Jones countered with a touchdown connection of their own. Atlanta's Younghoe Koo gave the Falcons a three point lead on a field goal, but Robbie Gould countered with one to tie the game at 10 at the break. In the third, Gould hit again, giving the Niners a 13-10 lead. In the fourth, the 49ers extended their lead on a Jimmy Garoppolo touchdown pass, but Gould missed the PAT, giving the Niners only a nine point lead with ten minutes to play. About five minutes later, Qadree Ollison rumbled in for a score, and Koo hit the PAT to cut the lead to two. Just after the two minute warning, Gould hit another field goal to bump the lead back up to five. The clock showed 1:48 at this point. Although the Falcons have been rather bad, Matt Ryan still had lots of time. He was able to connect on three straight completions, then ran for a few yards to get the Falcons to the Niner 15 yard line, with :34 left. Ryan missed his target on second down, but found his favorite receiver in Julio Jones on third down to get to the 5. Ryan threw twice, but missed on both passes, although the second one had to get examined by the booth, as Austin Hooper made the catch, but the ball hit the ground just beforehand, so the touchdown was negated. The clock was down to :08. On the next play, Ryan hit Julio Jones, and this one was originally marked short of the goal line, New York again had to have a look (remember, there are no coach's challenges allowed in the final two minutes of a half). New York said this one was a touchdown, as the ball did break the plane, and Atlanta had a 23-22 lead, as Matt Ryan missed the 2pt conversion. With :02 left, San Francisco couldn't get a field goal from their own 25, so they started the typical laterals, but Raheem Mostert lost the ball, and Olamide Zaccheaus picked it up, giving the Falcons a shocking 29-22 victory.

In Carson, California, the Chargers needed a charge to hold onto the ball...because they seemed to have buttered fingers. They may have outgained the Vikings by a yard, but with seven giveaways, that's moot. The VIkings scored first on a Kirk Cousins touchdown pass, but Dan Bailey missed the PAT to give the VIkes a 6-0 lead. Los Angeles's Michael Badgley countered with a field goal, and the Chargers trailed 6-3 after one. In the second, Dan Bailey hit a field goal on the first play from scrimmage, sending it back to a six point game. Philip Rivers countered with a touchdown pass, and the Chargers took their first lead at 10-9. Bailey countered that with another field goal, giving the Vikings back the lead. Late in the quarter, Philip Rivers was strip-sacked, and the Vikings picked up the loose ball, taking it in for a score, and a 19-10 lead into the break. In the third, Bailey took a pair of field goals to give the Vikings a 15 point lead, at 25-10. In the fourth, the Vikings got a pair of touchdown runs from Mike Boone, and again, the Chargers may have gotten more yards (345-344), but they fell hard to the surging Vikings, 39-10.

And finally, in New Orleans, records went down in more ways than one. In the first, Wil Lutz got things started with a field goal, and the Saints held a 3-0 lead. In the second, Drew Brees hit Michael Thomas for a score, and while that wasn't a record, several still came. Brees' next score to Tre'Quan Smith tied him with Peyton Manning for his 539th touchdown pass. As the half came to a close, Wil Lutz hit another field goal to give the Saints a 20-0 lead. In the third, with 7:08 remaining, Drew Brees etched his name into the record books once again with his 540th touchdown pass (regular season only). Not long before that touchdown, Brees hit Michael Thomas for his 10th completion, setting a new NFL record for Thomas in the process for the most games in a single regular season with at least ten catches. Thomas is on pace to set the NFL record for most catches in a season, as he needs 11 over the next two weeks, although right now, he falls in fourth place, behind Marvin Harrison (143), Antonio Brown (136), and Julio Jones (136). Thomas has 133 on the season. Brees got his 29th completion to Taysom Hill, which was on his 30th pass, giving the Saints a 34-0 lead after three. With that completion, Brees set a new NFL record for best completion percentage in a game, at 96.7%, just eking out Philip Rivers, who went 28/29 just last year (96.6%). In the fourth, the Colts finally got on the board with a touchdown, but it was all for naught, as the Saints cruised to an easy 34-7 victory in the Superdome. Drew Brees has someone else breathing down his neck for most touchdown passes...Tom Brady at 538.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 6-8 after he figured they'd fall flat to the Rams. He's 12-2 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 11-3, just like his team, and was heartbroken at the end. Dizart is 7-7 this year, and is probably still cussing in Fife.

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 Dec 17 2019 11:41 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
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#1253321 - Tue Dec 17 2019 11:41 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
George95 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 10194
Loc: Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By: dg_dave
Deadline has been 5pm FT for the Thursday game since before I left Texas...and that was over four years ago.

NBA and MLB are also several hours before tipoff/first pitch. NHL is the only one I run that is at faceoff time.


I know that it is the rule and has been such for a while but I'm wondering why it exists in the first place, seems rather arbitrary.

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#1253400 - Wed Dec 18 2019 10:35 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 24144
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA
Quote:
I know that it is the rule and has been such for a while but I'm wondering why it exists in the first place, seems rather arbitrary.


In the NFL, scratches have to be given to the media in time for folks who play fantasy football ample time to change their players. The time, according to this site, is 90 minutes. This only takes effect for Thursday games, which I'd personally like to see eliminated, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. This week's deadline is Friday regardless, as there are three games that actually play on Saturday.


Edited by dg_dave (Wed Dec 18 2019 10:35 PM)
Edit Reason: grammar fix
_________________________
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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#1253904 - Mon Dec 23 2019 10:52 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
dg_dave Offline
Champion Poster

Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 24144
Loc: near Stafford, Virginia USA




Week 16
Sat 21st Dec
16 of 17 players lodged tips:
12-24
31-15
06-38
17-27
35-38
17-24
10-16
38-28
24-17
31-34
23-20
41-35
09-17
27-13
26-03
23-10
16
15
14
14
12
14
5
13
1
16
12
12
9
1
16
4
Jacksonville Jaguars at Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
at Cleveland Browns
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos
Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins (in OT)
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets
New Orleans Saints
at Tennessee Titans
Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Houston Texans
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Giants at Washington Redskins (in OT)
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
Arizona Cardinals
at Seattle Seahawks
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings








Dizart




ozzz2002

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.174

Tipping Comp Standings

position points
----- ----- ----------
TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-13 PaulE 156 12 168 6 - 3
2 2 1-4 dg_dave 150 12 162 4 2 4
3 3 2-10 Dizart s 148 12 161 3 1 1
4 3 3-10 gtho4 148 11 159 3 - 1
5 6 2-10 srini701 146 11 157 2 - 2
6 5 1-6 LeoDaVinci 147 9 156 1 - 2
7 7 2-10 Mustang 141 12 153 1 - 2
8 12 2-14 gillyharold b 135 14 150 3 3 7
9 7 2-10 Sypher 141 8 149 2 2 2
9 9 2-11 paper_aero 140 9 149 1 1 0
11 11 5-12 George95 137 11 148 1 2 0
12 10 9-17 N-Bomb 138 d8 146 3 4 4
12 12 2-14 toocool4u 135 11 146 1 1 2
14 12 2-14 Howie72 135 10 145 1 - 0
15 15 8-16 Daaanieeel 132 10 142 - - 0
16 16 12-17 wwe84 128 11 139 1 3 7
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 s 117 11 129 1 6 7
late starters 129**
---174----
weekly winners 173 14 187
wooden spoons 89 8 97
default . 8 .
on the road 106 8 114
at home 117 8 125
perfect picks 224 16 240
favorites 143 9 152
upsets 54r 81 7 88 59r
bonus points 40 3 43

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

.

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 + 6 PaulE
16 + 6 PaulE
17 +



We had a little bit of everything this week, from blowouts to nailbiters, and from only one getting a game correct (twice) to the entire crew getting one correct (thrice).

PaulE has the overall competition all but locked up with a six point lead, but there's still five fighting for the minor placings.

We had records fall in the NFL as well, and with that, we shall go...

On to the games:

In Atlanta, this one wasn't a pretty game, but one person gave the fans a show...Julio Jones. The Falcons raced out to a 14-0 lead on a pair of touchdowns. In the second, the Jaguars were able to kick a field goal, but the Falcons responded with one of their own, and the Falcons held a 17-3 advantage at the break. In the third, the Jags hit another field goal, but still trailed 17-6. In the fourth, the teams traded touchdowns early, but Jacksonville went for two to try to cut the deficit to ten, but failed, so they still trailed by 12. The defenses held firm after that, and the Falcons defeated the Jaguars, 24-12.

In Cleveland, this one started slow, but then both teams got going later. The defenses held in the first, but Baker Mayfield got the Browns on the board first early in the second quarter. The Ravens responded with a pair of Lamar Jackson touchdown passes to Mark Andrews. The Ravens led at the break, 14-6, as Austin Seibert missed his PAT. In the third, the Ravens extended their lead to 21-6 on another Jackson touchdown pass, but Seibert countered with a field goal. The Ravens held a 21-9 lead after three. In the fourth, the Ravens countered the Browns' field goal with one, and then after that, the teams traded touchdowns, but for Cleveland, it was too little too late, as the Ravens beat up on the Browns, 31-15.

In Indianapolis, this one got ugly early, and never looked back. The Colts raced out to a 14-0 lead on a touchdown run, then on a punt return later. In the second, the Panthers got on the board with a field goal, but the Colts answered with a touchdown to take a 21-3 lead at the break. The kickers took over in the third, as each team hit one. In the fourth, the Colts ran away with the game, as they took their second punt return in for a score, then Jordan Wilkins ran in for one, and the Colts shellacked the Panthers by the score of 38-6.

In Denver, this one started one way, then turned around. The Lions got a field goal in the first, before scoring a touchdown in the second to take a 10-0 lead. Denver responded with a touchdown and field goal of their own to take a 10-10 tie into the break. Denver took their first lead on a field goal in the third, but Detroit answered with a touchdown to take the lead right back, at 17-13 after three. In the fourth, the Broncos pulled away with a pair of touchdowns, and the Broncos held off the Lions, 27-17.

In Miami, this one started as a blowout, but turned close, then almost became a tie. The Dolphins raced out to a 14-0 lead in the first on a pair of Ryan Fitzpatrick touchdown passes. In the second, Cincinnati got a field goal, but Miami responded with a touchdown. The Bengals were able to salvage another field goal right before the break, but trailed 21-6. In the third, Miami extended the lead to 28-6 on Ryan Fitzpatrick's fourth touchdown pass, but the Bengals started mounting a comeback. Andy Dalton got a touchdown pass off, but the 2pt was missed, and the Bengals trailed 28-12 after three. In the fourth, Miami again extended the lead to 35-12 on another touchdown run, but Andy Dalton had a fire lit under him after that...getting two touchdowns to cut the deficit to 35-27 with :29 remaining. Cincinnati opted for the onside kick and recovered it. Andy Dalton was able to get the Bengals down the field on just two plays, and hit a 2pt to force overtime, with the score tied at 35-35. In overtime, the Dolphins got the ball first, but could only punt away. The Bengals did the same. The Dolphins went back on a three-and-out once again. The Bengals did the same, so at this point, there are 3½ minutes left, and both teams have held the ball twice in overtime. Would the third time be the charm for one? The Dolphins, on their third possession, were able to get down the field far enough for Jason Sanders to kick a field goal from 37 yards. The kick sailed through, and the Dolphins held on to defeat the Bengals, guaranteeing the Bengals the first draft pick, 38-35.

In Foxborough, this one was closer than most would think. The Bills actually got on the board first with a Stephen Hauschka field goal, but the Patriots countered with a Tom Brady touchdown throw. The Patriots led 7-3 after one. In the second, the roles reversed, as Nick Folk hit a field goal, but the Bills tied it up with a Josh Allen score with :01 left. The teams went to the break tied at 10. In the third, it was actually a repeat of the second, as Folk hit a field goal and Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass, giving the Bills a 17-13 lead through three. In the fourth, Folk hit his third field goal to cut the deficit to one, then Tom Brady was able to do what Brady does so well...march the Patriots down the field and Rex Burkhead gave the Patriots the lead, 24-17. Josh Allen had a final chance, and got to the Patriots 15 yard line, but on fourth down and goal, Allen's pass to Cole Beasley was incomplete, and the Patriots celebrated their eleventh straight division title, defeating the Bills, 24-17.

In New Jersey, this one started one way, turned, then turned back, but was a defensive struggle, as neither team got much above 250 yards on the day (it was a 260-259 advantage for the Steelers). The Jets got things started with a touchdown pass from Sam Darnold, and held a 7-0 lead after one. In the second, the Jets extended the lead to ten on a field goal, but the Steelers came back with one of their own to cut the lead to 10-3. The Steelers would tie the game at the half on a touchdown pass by Mason Rudolph, and we went to the break knotted up at 10. In the third, the defenses took over, and only the Jets got a field goal to take a 13-10 lead into the fourth. They would kick another in the fourth, and the Steelers lost to the Jets, also hurting their chances at the postseason, on a final score of 16-10.

In Nashville, this one was an offensive one, as you have the NFL's touchdown king versus a guy that has turned the Titans franchise around. The Titans raced out to a 14-0 lead on a Ryan Tannehill touchdown pass and an AJ Brown run. In the second, the Saints would storm back with a field goal and a drew Brees touchdown pass to trail 14-10 at the break. In the third, the Saints (specifically Alvin Kamara) would turn on the after burners and move ahead, 24-14. Ryan Tannehill and the Titans weren't done though, as he threw for another score. Brees responded with another throw to give the Saints a 31-21 advantage after three. Tannehill cut the lead back to three in thre fourth, but sometime before or on the play, Brees hit Michael Thomas for a touchdown, and Thomas wrote himself into the record books for most receptions in a single season with 145, eclipsing Marvin Harrison's 143 in 2002. The Saints would hold on to win by the final of 38-28.

In Carson, California, the quarterbacks may lead the teams, but if they can't throw for scores, does that mean the defenses stunk? In a word, yes, but only when it came to the ground game. In the first, the Raiders' Derek Carr threw the lone touchdown of the game, and the Raiders held a 7-0 lead. In the second, the teams traded touchdowns on the ground, with Melvin Gordon taking it in from a yard out, and Derek Carr coming in from 3. The Raiders led 14-7 at the break. In the third, the same thing happened, with DeAndre Washington taking it in for the Raiders and Gordon once again for the Chargers. The Chargers still trailed by three after three. In the fourth, the teams traded field goals, but the Chargers couldn't get another score, and the Raiders held on to defeat the Chargers, 24-17.

In San Francisco, this one wasn't pretty in some facets of the game, but sad for others, as CJ Beathard's brother was killed just days before the game. In the first, the Rams looked strong, taking a score into the end zone, while only giving up a field goal, and held a 7-3 lead. In the second, the offensive sides went to town as the teams traded touchdowns...twice, and all on the ground. Just inside the final minute, the Rams were driving, and Goff's pass got into the hands of Fred Warner, who took it back to the end zone, and the 49ers held a 24-21 advantage. In the third, the Rams took back the lead on a Cooper Kupp touchdown, and led 28-24. In the fourth, the 49ers took back the lead on a Jimmy Garoppolo touchdown, but gave up a field goal to tie the game at 31 with 2½ to go. The 49ers took it down the field enough for Robbie Gould to kick a field goal from 33. Had it not been for a big play at the 1:00 mark, the field goal wouldn't have happened...as Jimmy G hit Emmanuel Sanders for a 46 yard gain. Gould's kick went up, and the 49ers took the game on a last second field goal, 34-31. Because this game was Saturday night, they held a ½ game lead on the Seahawks. The Seahawks game will be recapped shortly.

In Tampa, if you look solely at the offensive numbers, this one was not par for the course. If you look at the defensive numbers, you get a different story. On the Buccaneers' first drive, Jameis Winston gave up a pick-six, and the Texans were on the board. A few minutes later, Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked a field goal to give the Texans a 10-0 lead, but Matt Gay would answer, and the Bucs trailed 10-3 after one. In the second, the Texans would extend the lead to 14 on a touchdown run, but the Buccaneers came back with a pair of scores to tie the game at 17 at the break. The teams traded field goals in the third, keeping it tied at 20. In the fourth, the Texans hit another field goal, and held on to take the AFC South with a 23-20 victory over the Bucs. The offensive numbers went like this: 229 yards for Houston and 435 for Tampa. What happened here? Jameis Winston had four INTs and there was a fifth turnover, although Houston gave the ball back twice themselves.

In Landover, Maryland, by the offensive numbers, this shouldn't have done what it did...more on that in a bit. The Giants got things started with a touchdown pass from Daniel Jones, but the Redskins answered with one to tie the game at 7. The Giants took the lead back on a Saquon Barkley touchdown run, and held a 14-7 lead after one. In the second, on the first play, the Redskins tied the game back up at 14. The Giants went on to score the next two scores, both off Daniel Jones passes, and the Giants held a comfortable 28-14 lead at the break. In the third, the teams traded touchdowns, still leading by 14, at 35-21. In the fourth, Adrian Peterson cut the lead to 7 on a touchdown run, and then late in the quarter, the Redskins were backed up on their own 1 yard line off a Giants punt from the Giant 46. As Dwayne Haskins was hurt and not cleared to return, Case Keenum was in the game and over the next six minutes, marched the Redskins into the end zone, but before I get to what happened at the end zone, at the two minute warning, the Redskins were at the Giant 24. After a couple of plays, the Redskins got to the 10, but a player got hurt, forcing the Redskins to burn a timeout. After a run of seven from Chris Thompson and a pair of incomplete passes, the Redskins were looking at 4th and goal from the 3 with :41 left. Keenum went with a pass play, but the Giants were flagged for pass interference in the end zone, setting up a first down from the 1. On that play, Case Keenum opted to take it in himself, but the ball popped out of his hands, and an offensive lineman got on top of the ball, giving the Redskins a touchdown, but hold the phone...under review. The review showed the ball had broken the plane, but only by mere inches, so the touchdown stood, however, had the ball not broken the plane, it would have been 2nd and goal from the 1, because in the final 2:00 of a half, the fumbler must regain control to continue forward progress. Now the score is 35-34, Giants, and :29 on the clock. The Redskins opted to take it to overtime instead of try for a win, and even though Daniel Jones had four touchdown passes at this point, they had nothing to lose, as their record coming in was 3-11. Jones was able to march the Giants back into Redskin territory, but his Hail mary with :02 was batted away and short of the goal line, so off to overtime we go. In overtime, the Giants marched the ball 75 yards for the walkoff 41-35 victory, good for Jones's fifth touchdown throw, and in doing so, outgained the Redskins 552-361.

In Philadelphia, this one wasn't pretty, and it didn't decide the NFC East, but it put a gloomy picture for both teams. If one team won, they were in the postseason. Things didn't start well for Dallas, giving up a touchdown and a field goal to trail after one by 10. In the second, Kai Forbath hit two field goals to make the score a reasonable 10-6 at the break. In the third, the Eagles extended their lead to 17-6 on a touchdown run. In the fourth, Forbath hit his third field goal to close the gap to 17-9, and the Cowboys defense held the Eagles in check the rest of the way, but could Dallas get the eight they needed to send it to overtime? They had to do it from their own 12 yard line, so 88 yards stood between a tie or a loss. They made it up to the Eagle 23, but were faced with a fourth down and had to get to the 15. Dak Prescott's pass was batted away from Michael Gallup, and no interference flag was thrown, so Philly got the ball back with 1:15 to go, however, Dallas had all three of their timeouts. The Eagles ran a ground play and Dallas would call for time. On a 3rd and 2 from the Eagle 42, Miles Sanders found a hole and went to town, but because the game clock was just over :40, he did the quarterback slide, ending the play. With Dallas out of timeouts, all they could do was watch Carson Wentz take the victory formation, and the Eagles denied the Cowboys the NFC East (for now), 17-9. If the Eagles win, they have to hope for a Cowboy loss next week. If the Cowboys win, they're automatically in, due to the third tiebreaker, which is divisional record (as the overall records would be 8-8, and the head-to-head would be 1-1).

In Seattle, this one started off like most would think, but turned ugly quickly for one team. The Seahawks drew first blood on a Russell Wilson touchdown pass, but right after the kickoff, Kenyan Drake found all the holes in the Seahawks' defense and went from the Cardinal 20 into the end zone to tie the game at 7. In the second, the Cardinals kept it going with a touchdown and a field goal, and the Cardinals led at the break, 17-7. In the third, things were quiet, as Zane Gonzalez got the only points on a field goal, giving the Cards a 20-7 advantage. In the fourth, Jason Myers got on the board with a pair of field goals, but Arizona answered with a touchdown, and the Cardinals got retribution for the earlier game against these two teams, hurting Seattle's chances at the division and a first round bye, as the Cardinals beat up on the Seahawks, 27-13. The Seahawks are usually known for their defense, but it didn't show up today, as they gave up 412 yards (253 on the ground), while only gaining 224 total.

In Chicago, it was the battle of the midwest, but it was also Patrick Mahomes vs. Mitchell Trubisky. In the first, Mahomes ran in for a score and gave the Chiefs a 7-0 lead. In the second, they extended their lead on a field goal and a touchdown, and took a 17-0 lead into the break. In the third, Chicago got on the board with a field goal, still trailing 17-3. In the fourth, the Chiefs ran away with the game on another field goal and touchdown, and the Chiefs blasted the Bears, 26-3.

And finally, in Minneapolis, this one decided the NFC North. If you look at the offensive numbers, you wouldn't believe who led at the half. The Packers and Vikings traded field goals in the first, and the game was tied at 3. The Vikings took a 10-3 lead on a touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins, but Mason Crosby answered with a pair of field goals, and the Packers trailed 10-9 at the break. In the third, the Packers took their first lead of the game on an Aaron Jones touchdown run, and because the Pack went for two and got it, they led 17-10 after three. In the fourth, Jones ran for another score, but Crosby missed the PAT, and the Packers are NFC North champions once again, defeating the VIkings, 23-10. The Vikings were held to 139 total yards in the game.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 7-8 after he figured they'd fall flat to the Eagles. He's 13-2 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 12-3, just like his team, and was breathing a big sigh of relief. Dizart is 7-8 this year, and will porobably pick them next week to win, unless he really thinks the Redskins can pull it off.

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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#1254330 - Mon Dec 30 2019 02:28 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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As I'm at my sister-in-law's house, the results may not be up until late this evening, as I'm borrowing their computer. I will say that Dizart and LeoDaVinci are both happy...Dizart for the Cowboys not playing again until September 2020, and LeoDaVinci for his Niners taking the #1 seed. More to come...
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#1254338 - Mon Dec 30 2019 04:01 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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I'm buying Dre Greenlaw a nice steak dinner for that goal-line stop.
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Absolutely gutted that the Cowgirls failed to make the play-offs and won't win the Super Bowl for a 24th year in a row.

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#1254370 - Mon Dec 30 2019 10:02 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Originally Posted By: Dizart
Absolutely gutted that the Cowgirls failed to make the play-offs and won't win the Super Bowl for a 24th year in a row.


And if I believe this...I have a 900 acre peanut farm in Georgia that I'll sell for 25 cents.
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Week 17
Sun 29th Dec
15 of 17 players lodged tips:
13-06
42-10
23-33
16-47
23-20
35-14
20-38
21-31
21-19
27-24
34-17
10-28
28-22
15-16
24-31
26-21
3
15
4
13
14
8
3
15
shocked
1
13
13
9
11
11
11
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Green Bay Packers
at Detroit Lions
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
Chicago Bears
at Minnesota Vikings
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots shocked
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
Atlanta Falcons
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (in OT)
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
at Seattle Seahawks









ozzz2002





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FINAL Tipping Comp Standings

position points
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TW LW hi-lo LW pts TW
----- ----- -----------hf ws tbp
1 1 1-13 PaulE 168 9 177 6 - 3
2 2 1-4 dg_dave 162 10 172 4 2 4
3 3 2-10 Dizart 161 10 171 3 1 1
4 4 3-10 gtho4 159 10 169 3 - 1
5 5 2-10 srini701 157 9 166 2 - 2
6 7 2-10 Mustang 153 11 164 1 - 2
6 6 1-6 LeoDaVinci 156 8 164 1 1 2
8 8 2-14 gillyharold 150 12 162 4 3 7
9 9 2-11 paper_aero 149 10 159 1 1 0
10 9 2-10 Sypher 149 8 157 2 3 2
11 14 2-14 Howie72 145 11 156 1 - 0
11 11 5-12 George95 148 8 156 1 3 0
13 12 9-17 N-Bomb 146 d8 154 3 4 4
13 12 2-14 toocool4u 146 d8 154 1 1 2
15 15 8-16 Daaanieeel 142 10 152 - - 0
16 16 12-17 wwe84 139 9 148 1 3 7
17 17 16-17 ozzz2002 s 129 9 139 1 6 8
late starters n/a**
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weekly winners 187 12 199
wooden spoons 97 8 105
default . 8 .
on the road 114 9 123
at home 125 7 132
perfect picks 240 16 256
favorites 152 10 162
upsets 59r 88 6 94 63r
bonus points 43 1 44

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 Dizart PaulE
11 + 3 PaulE
12 + 4 PaulE
13 + 5 PaulE
14 + 5 PaulE
15 + 6 PaulE
16 + 6 PaulE
17 + 5 PaulE



The NFL season has come to a close. Dizart is happy that the Cowboys are watching January football, and I'm not a bit surprised. LeoDaVinci is happy that his 49ers are in the playoffs, but also ecstatic about them taking the #1 seed.

PaulE has won our competition, and can he complete the double?

In awards, PaulE took the most wins with six, second fell to dg_dave and gillyharold with four each, then Dizart, gtho4, and N-Bomb each had three. Most Spoons went to ozzz2002 with six, N-Bomb took second with four, then wwe84, George95, gillyharold, and Sypher each had three. Ozzz2002 took the most bonus points with eight, wwe84 and gillyharold each had seven, then dg_dave, and N-Bomb round out the top three with four each. Daaanieeel hit a triple of his own...zero wins, zero Spoons, and zero bonus points, however, he is not a zero!

With that, we shall go...

On to the games:

In Buffalo, this one was rather quiet, but meaningless for both teams, as the Bills were locked into the 5 seed, as the Patriots had the division title, but the sixth seed couldn't catch them, and the Jets weren't making the postseason. Sam Ficken got things started in the second with a field goal, and the Jets held a 3-0 lead at the break. Buffalo countered with one in the third, and the game was tied at 3 after three. In the fourth, the Jets were able to get into the end zone with a touchdown pass, but after that, the teams traded field goals, and the Jets defeated the Bills, 13-6.

In Charlotte, the Saints came to town looking for the #1 seed, but needed some help to get it. They did their part by racing out to a 35-0 lead before Carolina could muster a field goal just before the break, giving the Saints a big 35-3 lead. In the third, the teams traded touchdowns, but the action came to an end early, as neither team scored in the fourth, and the Saints did their part by beating the Panthers, 42-10.

In Cincinnati, this one didn't end like most thought, as only four bagged this one. Cleveland drew first blood with a touchdown pass, giving the Browns a 7-0 lead, but Cincinnati came back with a pair, and held a 13-7 lead after one (Randy Bullock missed one PAT). In the second, Cincinnati extended their lead with an Andy Dalton touchdown run, before Cleveland came back with a field goal and a touchdown of their own, and the Bengals held a 20-16 lead at the break. In the third, Bullock took the lead back to seven on a field goal. In the fourth, the teams traded touchdowns, but Bullock hit another field goal, giving the Bengals a 33-23 victory, and in either case, the Bengals secured the top draft pick next season.

In Arlington, Texas, things started slow across the board, as only Kai Forbath could get a couple of field goals in the first to give Dallas a 6-0 lead. In the second, we got a lot more action, as 24 points were scored. Dustin Hopkins got the Redskins on the board with a field goal, but Dallas countered with a pair of touchdowns by Ezekiel Elliott, one in the air and the other on the ground, before Washington came back with one of their own, and Dallas held a 20-10 lead at the break. Things didn't get better in the second half for Washington, as a Dallas touchdown got sandwiched between two Dustin Hopkins field goals, and then Kai Forbath got involved with one of his own, then Dak Prescott hit Michael Gallup for the second time in the quarter, staking Dallas to a 37-16 lead after three. In the fourth, Dallas completed the runaway with another Gallup touchdown catch and Forbath field goal, and the Cowboys destroyed the Redskins, 47-16. It didn't matter, though, as the Eagles won...more on this below.

In Detroit, things started out odd, but ended as most of us figured it would. The Lions got things started on a David Blough touchdown reception (yes, the quarterback received this one), then in the second, moved ahead 14-0 on a touchdown run. In the final :30 of the half, the teams traded field goals, giving the Lions a 17-3 lead at the break. In the third, Aaron Rodgers got going with a touchdown pass, cutting the lead to 17-10. In the fourth, Mason Crosby cut the lead to four on a field goal, but Matt Prater got it back. Aaron Rodgers then hit Davante Adams to tie the game at 20 with about 5 1/2 to go. Detroit wasn't able to get in for a score, and so Rodgers had 87 seconds to make a move. He was able to march the Packers down the field to the Detroit 15 yard line, allowing Mason Crosby to hit the game winner, defeating the Lions 23-20.

In Houston, the kicking teams were moot, save for the PATs. In the first, Duke Johnson gave the Texans a 7-0 lead, but Ryan Tannehill countered with a touchdown pass, tying the game at 7 after one. In the second, Tannehill threw a short pass to MyCole Pruitt to give the Titans a 14-7 lead at the break. In the third, the teams traded touchdown runs, and Tennessee still led by 7, at 21-14. In the fourth, it became the Derrick Henry show, as he got a pair of scores on the ground, and the Titans defeated the Texans, 35-14.

In Jacksonville, this one stayed back and forth for awhile. In the first, Indianapolis kicked a field goal, but the Jaguars countered with one. The Colts took a 10-3 lead after one on a touchdown run. In the second, Jacksonville could only counter that touchdown with a field goal, but then took the lead on a touchdown pass of their own. Indianapolis regained the lead on a touchdown, then in the final minute, the teams traded field goals. The Colts led 20-16 at the break. In the third, the Jaguars retook the lead on a touchdown pass, and then in the fourth, ran away with the game on a pair of scores. The Jaguars defeated the Colts, 38-20.

In Kansas City, this one came out closer than the teams' respective records showed. The Chargers held Kansas City to a field goal in the first. In the second, the teams traded touchdowns, giving the Chiefs a 10-7 advantage at the break. In the third, the Chargers took back the lead on a touchdown run, but the Chiefs took the kickoff from four yards deep in their own end zone and went coast to coast, regaining the lead. The Chiefs extended the lead on another touchdown run, this time for 84 yards. The Chiefs had a 24-14 lead after three. In the fourth, the teams could only trade touchdowns, and so the Chiefs moved into the postseason, and because of the Patriots loss (below), will be waiting until the divisional round to play, beating the Chargers, 31-21.

In Minnesota, the kickers were the main story of the day, as neither Kirk Cousins nor Mitchell Trubisky were able to get anything going in the air, scorewise. In the first, Eddy Pineiro hit a pair of field goals to give Chicago a 6-0 lead. In the second, Dan Bailey countered with a field goal, then after Chiacgo backed up the Vikings to the 1, they held Mike Boone in the end zone for a safety and an 8-3 lead. Pineiro hit a third field goal to give Chicago an 11-3 lead, but Dan Bailey countered with one at the break to trail 11-6. In the third, David Montgomery scored Chicago's only touchdown, and staking them to an 18-6 lead after three. In the fourth, Minnesota countered with a Mike Boone touchdown (to right the wrong earlier), then Dan Bailey hit a pair to give the Vikings their first lead at 19-18. Pineiro had other ideas, and he hit a short field goal with :10 left, and the Bears held off the Vikings, 21-19.

In Foxborough, this one came as a shocker to most, but ozzz2002 knew something the rest of us forgot...the Miami miracle last season. Miami got things started with a field goal in the first and held a 3-0 lead. In the second, Miami pulled a rare pick-six on Tom Brady, and moved ahead, 10-0. Brady was unfazed, as he marched the Patriots down the field for Nick Folk to kick a field goal, then gave it to Sony Michel and the teams were tied at the break at 10 each. In the third, the teams traded touchdowns and the game stayed even at 17. In the fourth, the Dolphins got another field goal from Jason Sanders, but Brady gave the Patriots their first lead on a James White touchdown reception with just under four minutes to go. Fitzmagic was in the house, and was able to march the Dolphins back into the end zone, and held a 27-24 lead with :24 left. Tom Brady was able to get a pass to Julian Edelman, then had two straight incompletions, and had :02 left. The lateral show began, as Brady lateraled to Edelman, who sent it back to Brady, then he to James White, who gave it to Joe Thuney, who sent it back to Brady. Brady got it to Ben Watson, who sent it to Edelman, giving it up to Thuney, who got it into the hands of Mohamed Sanu, who hot potatoed it back to James White, who butterfingered it to Samuel Eguavoen, who fell to the turf and gave Miami a stunning 27-24 victory, ending the Dolphins season at a respectable 5-11 after the debacle that was 0-4.

In New Jersey, the Giants were looking to keep Philly out of the postseason, if they could win and Dallas beat the Redskins. The Giants tried to make a game of it, as for the first three quarters, they countered every Philly score. Philly took a 3-0 lead in the first on a field goal, but in the second, the Giants countered. The Eagles got a touchdown to hold a 10-3 lead at the break, but New York countered in the third. Late in the third, Philly got another touchdown, but, again, New York countered, and the game was tied at 17 at the break. In the fourth, Philly took a 20-17 lead on a field goal, but New York couldn't counter this time, as they gave up the ball and Philly scored again to take a 27-17 lead. Later, they got the final score of the game on a touchdown run, and Philly is moving to the postseason, knocking off the Giants, 34-17.

In Baltimore, this one was over before it started, and Lamar Jackson was a healthy scratch (in other words, he was inactive, but not hurt). The Ravens took a 6-0 lead on a pair of Justin Tucker field goals. In the second, Pittsburgh countered with a touchdown, giving them a 7-6 lead. That score held until after the two minute warning, when Justin Tucker hit his third field goal. A bit later, Justice Hill took a run into the end zone, and the Ravens led 16-7 at the break. Pittsburgh cut the lead to six on a field goal, but in the fourth, Justin Tucker countered that field goal, then the defense got involved as it was a pair of Jordans who held the ball (Jordan Berry fumbled but recovered, then fumbled again, and Jordan Richards took it in for a score. The Ravens stopped the Steelers in their own end zone, and the safety gave them a 28-10 victory.

In Tampa, this game had a little of everything, from interceptions to fumbles to everything in between. Atlanta raced out to a 10-0 lead on a Matt Ryan touchdown pass and Younghoe Koo field goal. In the second, Tampa sliced the lead to three on a touchdown pass. Koo responded with a field goal. After a quick possession, Matt Ryan got the Falcons within nine yards of another score, when he coughed up the ball and Devin White returned it 91 yards the other way, giving Tampa their first lead of the game at 14-13. Koo got another field goal, but Jameis Winston got a touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman to take a 22-16 lead into the break. It wasn't until the fourth that either team scored again, but Koo hit a pair of field goals, the second of which was with :00 left on the clock, and we were off to overtime tied at 22. In overtime, Deion Jones said, "not today, Tampa", and took the first pass from Jameis Winston in for a 28 yard walkoff score, defeating the Buccaneers, 28-22.

In Denver, this one was mainly a kicker paradise, as both sides were held to a single touchdown. It wasn't until the second that Oakland drew first blood on a Daniel Carlson field goal, but Brandon McManus countered with one of his own. Just before the half, Denver got their touchdown, staking them to a 10-3 lead at the break. In the third, Denver extended their lead to 13-3. In the fourth, McManus again extended the lead. Daniel Carlson countered with two field goals to get the score to 16-9. In the waning seconds (:07 to be exact), Derek Carr got the Raiders their touchdown pass, but decided to try for the win instead of taking it to overtime. The Raiders ran the same play twice, and the Broncos read the play the second time, and held off the Raiders, 16-15.

In Los Angeles, this one started back and forth before the winners started to pull away. The Rams got on the board first with a field goal, but the Cardinals answered with a touchdown. In the second, the Rams scored two touchdowns, but Arizona kept it close with a field goal to trail 17-10 at the break. In the third, Arizona evened the score at 17 on a touchdown pass. In the fourth, the Rams pulled ahead with a pair of scored, but Arizona tried to make a comeback, but fell short, getting only a single touchdown, and lost to the Rams, 31-24.

And finally, in Seattle, Beast Mode was back and was looking to give the Seahawks a spark. San Francisco had other ideas, and raced out to a 10-0 lead after one on a field goal and touchdown. In the second, the 49ers extended the lead to 13-0 at the break on a Robbie Gould field goal. In the third, Seattle got on the board with a touchdown pass, but San Francisco countered with one of their own. The 49ers led 19-7 after three. Marshawn Lynch ("Beast Mode") rumbled in for a touchdown, but San Francisco countered to get the lead back to 12. Seattle still scored anwyway and got the deficit back to five. With about 2 1/2 left, Wilson had another chance, making LeoDaVinci nervous. The Seahawks were able to get down the field, but were looking at a 4th down and 10 from the 12. A field goal was moot, trailing by five, so they had to go for it. Wilson was able to find John Ursua for 11. After three straight incompletions, and a delay of game penalty, the Seahawks were looking at fourth down once again, this time from the 5. Wilson's pass found Jacob Hollister, but Dre Greenlaw said "this division title is ours, punks" and stopped Hollister just short of the goal line. The 49ers took the top seed, defeating the Seahawks, 26-21.

We'll see how the comp organizer does against his former home team...he's 8-8 after he figured they'd win, but it was the Redskins they were playing. He's 14-2 picking his new "home" team, after they got shellacked. LeoDaVinci is 13-3, just like his team, and was ecstatic at the end. Dizart is 8-8 this year, and is probably still cussing in Fife.

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)

I'll be ready for the postseason with the comp...sign-up is already up, everyone!

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


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#1254381 - Tue Dec 31 2019 04:43 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Congrats to the medal winners, and thank you Dave, for a good comp with great write ups smile
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#1254439 - Wed Jan 01 2020 09:43 AM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Thanks for running this Dave, and congrats to the winners.
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#1254442 - Wed Jan 01 2020 12:04 PM Re: Results & Standings .. NFL
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Thank you for another great year.

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