February 01, 2019

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Super Bowl 0x35 Edition: The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in Super Bowl 0x35. In our contest, Howard_T jumps into first place with a 25-point week, followed by Tahoemoj in second and Jagsnumberone in third. For the chance to don the pants of a champion, pick the Super Bowl winner, the spread, 10 prop bets and a tiebreaker. Remember to bubble your answers in fully. Don't pick up your pencils until I say begin. Begin!

How This Works

SportsFilter is running an NFL Pick 'Em contest for the playoffs and awarding a prize to the winner: Zubaz NFL camo print casual active pants for the team of your choice ($34.99 value).

To play, pick who you think will win and by how many points. You then get points based on the result:

Picked the winner? You get 5 points
Picked the winner and a spread within the margin of error? You get 3 more points
Picked the winner and the exact spread? You get 2 more points

There are also bonus categories to pick each week worth 5 points each.

What's the Margin of Error?

A window around the spread that's defined as the following:

spread - round(0.3 * spread) <= Margin of Error <= spread + round(0.3 * spread)

You get rewarded for being close to the spread. The bigger the spread, the bigger the margin of error, so you don't have to be as accurate predicting a blowout as a close game.

Examples:

Actual SpreadMargin Starts atMargin Ends at
111
435
759
11814
201426
So if you picked Miami by 15, here's how you'd fare given certain outcomes:
OutcomeYour score
Miami by 208 points (winner + spread within MoE)
Miami by 105 points (winner only)
Miami by 1510 points (winner + nailed spread)
Miami by 50 points

Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks

You can choose any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock. This doubles the points you win for that game, but if that team doesn't win, you lose 10 points (even if you get the spread). You can make as many picks a lock as you like or pick no locks at all.

The Small Print

In order to receive the prize, you must respond to our email within 14 days of the winner announcement. Make sure you have a valid email address on SportsFilter or contact me within that time period. The prize does not include international shipping, so in that situation you can pay the cost or receive an equivalent cash prize over Paypal.

This Week's Games 1

Buffalo at Houston on ABC (Saturday)
Tennessee at New England on CBS (Saturday)
Minnesota at New Orleans on Fox (Sunday)
Seattle at Philadelphia on NBC (Sunday)

Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's kickoff. So if you miss Saturday's opener you can still choose the remaining games.

posted by rcade to football at 10:24 AM - 15 comments

Standings with Props

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
Howard_T5525
tahoemoj526
jagsnumberone505
bender490
gridironarizona470
tron7460
rcade4210
tommytrump385
werty310
ic23b26-20
truthhurts23-15
grum@work18-10
rumple1815
holden130
cixelsyd8-2
NoMich0-20
moder800

Last Week's Props

1. Passing yards: Tom Brady, 348 (rumple, Howard_T)

2. Rushing yards: Sony Michel, 113 (rumple, Howard_T, bender)

3. Receiving yards: Sammy Watkins, 114 (no winners)

4. Points: New England, 37 (Howard_T)

5. Sack or partial sack: Cameron Jordan, New Orleans (truthhurts); Trey Flowers, New England (rumple, jagsnumberone, bender); Ndamukong Suh and Dante Fowler Jr., L.A. Rams (no winners); Kyle Van Noy, Lawrence Guy, John Simon, New England (no winners)

This Week's Game

Pick the winner and spread.

This Week's Props

FIRST FG: Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal.

FIRST TD: Pick the player who scores the first touchdown.

PASSING: Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards.

RUSHING: Pick the player with the most rushing yards.

RECEIVING: Pick the player with the most receiving yards.

SACK: Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack.

INTERCEPTION: Pick a player who will get an interception.

OOPS: Pick the player who commits the first turnover.

MVP: Pick the game's MVP.

ADS: Pick the brand/company that will win the USA Today Ad-Meter.

Tiebreaker

Pick the total score of the game. (If two players choose the same score, the one who posted it first wins.)

posted by rcade at 10:28 AM on February 01

I'm not in the pick'em, but I will predict that:

- Matthew Slater will score a touchdown

- Something that has never happened to the Pats in the SB: Brady will get knocked out of the game

- Gostkowski will end up wishing that someone else had his job

posted by beaverboard at 10:44 AM on February 01

RAMS by 10

FIRST FG: Zuerlein

FIRST TD: Gurley

PASSING: Goff

RUSHING: CJ Anderson

RECEIVING: Cooks

SACK: Sheard

INTERCEPTION: Talib

OOPS: Brady +5

MVP: Gurley

ADS: Amazon

POINTS: 58

posted by cixelsyd at 12:03 PM on February 01

L.A. Rans by 17

F.G. Zuerein

T.D. Goff

Rushing Anderson

Receiving Woods

Sack Suh

Interception Johnson

Oops! Brady +5

MVP Goff

Ad Budweiser

Points 61

Lock whatever is lockable

posted by tommytrump at 01:01 PM on February 01

Damn, Howard bringing the A-Game!! You're going to need to bring it again to keep me from repeating as champ, because my ultimate goal is to have the entire family--Mrs. Moj and the little Moj's--decked out in matching Zubaz for the first game of the post-Marvin era of Bengals football. Or as my 3-year old daughter calls them, "Daddy's silly pants."

Rams win by 6 (and the cries from New Orleans only intensify)

FIRST FG: Zuerlein

FIRST TD: Edelman

PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Gurley (shake it off, kid)

RECEIVING: Gronkowski

SACK: Flowers

INTERCEPTION: Joyner

OOPS: Michel

MVP: Gurley

ADS: Hyundai (Jason Bateman FTW)

POINTS: 62

posted by tahoemoj at 02:39 PM on February 01

New England by 3 (LOCK)

First FG- Greg Zuerlein

First TD- Sony Michel +5

QB most Passing Yards- Brady +5

Most Rushing Yards- Sony Michel +5

Most Receiving Yards- Julian Edelman +5

Sack- Trey Flowers (NE)

Interception- Stephon Gilmore (NE) +5

OOPS- Golf

MVP- Sony Michel

AD- Hyundai

Total Score- 73

posted by ic23b at 02:42 PM on February 01

Rams by 10

FIRST FG: Stephen Gostkowski +5

FIRST TD: Robert Woods

PASSING: Jared Goff

RUSHING: Sony Michel +5

RECEIVING: Robert Woods

SACK: Aaron Donald

INTERCEPTION: Marcus Peters

OOPS: Tom Brady +5

MVP: Jared Goff

ADS: Budweiser

Tiebreaker: 44

posted by rcade at 05:05 PM on February 01

Game Result

The Rams of Los Angeles, California by 28 LOCK LOCK LOCK

Props

FIRST FG: S. Gostkowski (NEP) +5

FIRST TD: B. Cooks (LAR)

PASSING: J. Goff (LAR)

RUSHING: S. Michel (NEP) +5

RECEIVING: B. Cooks (LAR)

SACK: N. Suh (LAR)

INTERCEPTION: J. Johnson (LAR)

OOPS: T. Brady (NEP) +5

MVP: J. Goff (LAR)

ADS: Hyundai


Tiebreaker

38 - 10

posted by NoMich at 05:55 PM on February 02

Last time's success was the result of a deep and abiding faith in all things Patriots. There was also a bit of understanding that KC's run defense was not too good. It turned out well enough, but I want a do-over because of the rather interesting non call in the NFC game. Here goes this week's;

Start with the essentials: The final margin will be the result of a pick 6 with the clock in the last 60 seconds as Rams were driving toward the winning touchdown. New England by 11 LOCK

1st field goal Zuerlein LA

1st TD White NE

Passing yards Goff LA

Rushing yards Michel NE +5

Receiving yards Gronkowski NE

Sack T Flowers NE

Interception D. McCourty NE

1st turnover Anderson LA

MVP Brady NE

Ads (Note Pepsi is the parent company of Frito-Lay. Thus, by choosing Pepsi, I am also picking Frito-Lay. Deny this and tahoemoj will represent me in the resultant lawsuit.) Pepsi/Frito-Lay

Total score 34 + 23 = 57

posted by Howard_T at 11:18 PM on February 02

New England by 12
First FG - Greg Zuerlein (LA)
First TD - Julian Edelman (NE)
Passing Yards - Tom Brady (NE) +5
Rushing Yards - Sony Michel (NE) +5
Receiving Yards - Brandin Cooks (LA)
Sack - Cory Littleton (LA)
INT - JC Jackson (NE)
Turnover - Jared Goff (LA)
MVP - Tom Brady (NE)
Ad winner - Budweiser
Total Points - 56

posted by gridironarizona at 01:42 AM on February 03

This Week's Game

Rams by 3

This Week's Props

FIRST FG: Gostkowski +5

FIRST TD: Goff

PASSING: Goff

RUSHING: Michel +5

RECEIVING: Edelman +5

SACK: Suh

INTERCEPTION: Johnson (LA)

OOPS: Brady +5

MVP: Goff

ADS: Microsoft

Total Points: 67

posted by grum@work at 10:18 AM on February 03

Rams by 6

FIRST FG: Gostkowski +5

FIRST TD: Woods

PASSING: Goff

RUSHING: Gurley

RECEIVING: Edelman +5

SACK: Donald

INTERCEPTION: Talib

OOPS: Brady +5

MVP: Goff

ADS: Budweiser

Total Points: 58

posted by tron7 at 10:50 AM on February 03

Rams by 3

FG: Zuerlein

TD: Michel +5

Passing: Brady +5

Rushing: Michel +5

Receiving: Cooks

Sack: Flowers

Int: Talib

Turnover: Goff

MVP: Goff

AD: Microsoft (Xbox controllers) (for bonus points: 2nd: Amazon Alexa)

Tie: Rams 33-30

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:56 PM on February 03

LOCK Patriots 24-34 Rams LOCK

FIRST FG: Greg Zuerlein (LA)
FIRST TD: Julian Edelman (NE)
PASSING: Tom Brady (NE) +5
RUSHING: Todd Gurley (LA)
RECEIVING: Julian Edelman (NE) +5
SACK: Trey Flowers (NE)
INTERCEPTION: Aqib Talib (LA)
OOPS: Tom Brady (NE) +5
MVP: Todd Gurley (LA)
ADS: Doritos
TOTAL SCORE: 58

posted by bender at 04:16 PM on February 03

Patriots by 17 LOCK

FIRST FG: Zuerlein

FIRST TD: Gronk

PASSING: Brady +5

RUSHING: Michel +5

RECEIVING: Edelman +5

SACK: Flowers

INTERCEPTION: Harmon

OOPS: Goff

MVP: Brady

ADS: M&Ms

Tiebreaker: 51 points

posted by rumple at 05:20 PM on February 03

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