January 04, 2010

NFL Wild Card Weekend Pick 'em: Worst division winners vs the best of the rest. Make your picks inside

posted by apoch to fantasy at 05:07 AM - 35 comments

Here's how it works. You pick who you think will win, and by how much. You then get points based on the result: * picked the winner? You get 1 point. * picked the winner, and a spread within the Margin of Error? You get 2 points. * picked the winner, and you nailed the spread right on? You get 3 points. * didn't pick the winner, but nailed the spread right on? You get 1 point. What's the Margin of Error? It's a window around the spread that's defined as: spread - round(0.3 * spread) < margin of error=spread + round(0.3 * spread) The bonus point this week will score the same way. Which team will have the most special teams points (point after touchdown+field goals+punt/kick return touchdowns) and how many?

This Weeks games: Jets vs Bengals Sat 4:30 pm Eagles vs Cowboys Sat 8:00 pm Raves vs Patriots Sun 1:00 pm Packers vs Cardinals Sun 4:40 pm.

All picks are due by Saturday at 4:00 pm.

posted by apoch at 05:08 AM on January 04

Jets by 3
Cowboys by 7
Patriots by 1
Cardinals by 13

Special Team Points: Cardinals

posted by grum@work at 01:47 PM on January 04

Cincinnati by 11

Philadelphia by 17

Baltimore by 4

Arizona by 14

STP: Philadelphia 12

posted by tommytrump at 02:16 PM on January 04

Grum: How many Special Teams points will the Cards score?

posted by apoch at 02:55 PM on January 04

Jets by 9 Eagles by 3 Ravens by 11 Cardinals by 8

STP: Philly with 15

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:17 PM on January 04

Jets by 5 Ravens by 3 Eagles by 7 Cards by 3

STP: Jets 10

posted by dfleming at 05:25 PM on January 04

Bengals by 14, Eagles by 2, Ravens by 10, Packers by 18

STP: Stone Temple Pilots?

... I kid. Packers with 11.

posted by boredom_08 at 05:53 PM on January 04

Bengals by 7
Dallas by 10
Patriots by 7
Packers by 6

STP: Dallas, 10

posted by holden at 06:07 PM on January 04

hey, apoch, thanks for setting this up.

Patriots by 4 as Julian Edelman does a credible Welker imitation, Brady discovers the tight ends, and the entire team is active for the game.

Bengals by 10, running effectively early, getting the Jets behind, and making Sanchez look as inexperienced as he really is.

Packers by 9. Arizona plays a little better this week, but is still unable to contain the Cheezers.

Dallas by 3. Eagles get too caught up in the revenge and rivalry thing and blow early opportunities but almost pull it out late.

Special teams: Patriots with 16 (3 Gostkowski field goals, 2 PATs and an interception return).

posted by Howard_T at 06:28 PM on January 04

Jets by 7 Cowsboy by 14 Ravens by 2 Packers by 9

STP: Iggles 9

My fate (and score, since I have no intention of actually calculating it) are in your hands, apoch. Thanks for hosting the party.

posted by THX-1138 at 07:47 PM on January 04

STP: Stone Temple Pilots?

STP: The Racer's Edge !

posted by tommytrump at 08:12 PM on January 04

Jets by 17
Eagles by 10
Patriots by 6
Green Bay by 20

Packers, 10

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:31 PM on January 04

I just want to say this at the outset:

I hate football. Hate it, hate it, hate it.

With that said:

Packers by 10 Pats by 10 (yeah, I said it!) Iggles by 3 Bangles by 7

Special teams: Pats with 8 (all Gostowski)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:47 PM on January 04

Hate it? I don't even know what it is.

Cincinnati by 7
Philadelphia by 14
New In-ger-land by 18
Arizona by 9 (Go Ben!)

STP: New England with 13

Thanks apoch

posted by owlhouse at 12:19 AM on January 05

Apoch: Oops, I forgot the number. 17

posted by grum@work at 10:54 AM on January 05

Bengals by 9 Eagles by 14 Ravens by 7 Cardinals by 14 Special Teams Philly 14

posted by yzelda4045 at 05:16 PM on January 05

Never done this before but here goes:

Bengals by 7

Cowboys by 10

Patriots by 14

Packers by 3

Special Teams Dallas 7

posted by texpat at 05:37 PM on January 05

Cinicnnati by 7
Philadelphia by 7
New England by 7
Green Bay by 7

STP: Green Bay 10

posted by tron7 at 07:29 PM on January 05

Cincinnati by 4
Dallas by 11
New England by 3
Arizona by 6

STP : Dallas - 11

thanks, apoch

posted by littleLebowski at 01:46 PM on January 06

Cincinnati by 5 Philadelphia by 10 New England by 3 Green Bay by 7

STP: Philadelphia - 8

posted by trox at 04:09 PM on January 06

Thanks, apoch

Jets by 3
Cowboys by 7
Pats by 3
Packers by 10

STP: Jets 7

posted by mlb321 at 04:14 PM on January 06

Jets by 1

Philadelphia by 3

Pats by 7

Packers by 9

STP: Patriots 7

posted by rumple at 06:23 PM on January 06

Bengals by 3

Cowboys by 3

Patriots by 7

Cardinals by 4

STP : Patriots 9

posted by cabuki at 05:09 AM on January 07

Bengals by 4

Cowboys by 7

Ravens by 3

Packers by 6

STP: Ravens with 9

posted by Scottymac at 11:54 AM on January 07

Bengals by 5
Cowboys by 2
Patriots by 6
Cardinals by 7

Patriots: 12

Thanks Apoch!

posted by NoMich at 01:52 PM on January 07

I'm sorry to do this to you Apoch, but I'm changing my last pick to the Packers.

Packers by 7.

I, uh, goofed before.

posted by NoMich at 02:17 PM on January 07

Jets over the Bengals by 7
Cowboys over the Eagles, by 7
Patriots over Ravens by 10
Packers over Cardinals by 17

Special teams: Eagles with 11

posted by hincandenza at 08:24 PM on January 07

leavin' on a southern train
All I'm going to say here is that I found out today my boss is a Bengals fan because I brought in the Jets coffee mug that I got for Christmas.
only yesterday you lied,
Eagles by 7
promises of what I seemed to be
Ravens by 13
only watched the time go by,
Packers by 10
all of these things you said to me.
Philly's special with 16

posted by MrFrisby at 02:55 AM on January 08

Soooo.... Bengals by 49 then MrFrisby?

posted by apoch at 04:34 AM on January 08

Jets by 4 Cowboys by 3 (I hate picking either team to win this!!!) Packers by 14 Patriots by 13

STP: Packers with 12

posted by billsaysthis at 01:10 PM on January 08

Jets by 3

Cowboys by 3

Patriots by 3

Cardinals by 3

STP: Green Bay with 20pts. (yes, eventhough I have them dropping to the Cards)

posted by Spitztengle at 12:36 AM on January 09

Cincy by 8

Cowboys by 6

Patriots by 11

Packers by 4

Patriots with 12

posted by tselson at 03:54 PM on January 09

I hate this game.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:29 AM on January 10

I thought you were a Yankee fan, lbb, but I'm surprised to see on your profile you root for the Patriots. I'd forgotten you've posted on past Patriot threads.

A dishearteningly lopsided loss, but in tune with the season where they were so inconsistent (and injured). It seems like the whole team has been off since that Giants victory in the Superbowl, with the lost Brady season and inexplicable 11-win non-playoff appearance, or this season where they were worse than useless away from Foxborough (only to lose handily in the wild card game at home). Just didn't feel like they were going to do much this year, although I still had hope they'd some how tune it up for the playoffs, losing Welker and Brady's rib issues were too much of a sign of their minimal chances.

posted by hincandenza at 04:58 PM on January 10

I thought you were a Yankee fan, lbb, but I'm surprised to see on your profile you root for the Patriots.

Yes, because I'm just NOT ALLOWED to be a Yankee fan and a Pats fan.

I hate football.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:00 PM on January 10

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