NFL Pigskin Prognostication (contest)

gnomesayin

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This is the weekly pick'em contest I mentioned starting. There will be a winner each week and season-long standings with a championship that proceeds through the playoffs. The structure of the playoffs will be determined after a couple weeks when I know how many regular players there will be. Please everyone feel free to participate for fun at any time. If you miss a game or a week, you can keep playing. The weekly and season standings will be ranked solely based on number of games picked correctly (wins). Failing to enter a pick for a game is effectively the same as picking a game incorrectly.

The deadline for entering a pick for each game is the published kickoff time. That means that if you miss the early games, you can still pick later games before they start. However, I would strongly prefer that when picks are posted for the week, they are all contained within a single post. If you post your picks and then wish to make changes later, make a new post specifying that you've edited your picks, listing all picks again (changed and unchanged).

The next post below will be the Week 1 schedule to make it easily quotable. You can make your pick by underlining, bolding, or by removing the team you aren't picking. Examples:

Dallas at Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh at Buffalo

or

Dallas at Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh at Buffalo

or

Dallas
Buffalo


Each week there will be a tie-breaker question. For Week 1 the question is "Which team will score the most points this week (and number of points they will score)?" To resolve ties in weekly results, whoever is closest to correct regarding the question wins the tie-breaker. If two players have the same answer or are equally close, the player who made their pick earliest wins the tie-break. Anyone who answers a tie-breaker question exactly correct will be credited with a bonus win.

Please let me know if there are any questions.
 

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Week 1:

Thursday 9/9

Dallas at Tampa Bay 7:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/12

Pittsburgh at Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
NY Jets at Carolina
Jacksonville at Houston
Arizona at Tennessee
LA Chargers at Washington
Philadelphia at Atlanta
Seattle at Indianapolis
Minnesota at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Detroit

Cleveland at Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami at New England
Denver at NY Giants
Green Bay at New Orleans

Chicago at LA Rams 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/13

Baltimore at Las Vegas 8:15 PM ET


Tie-breaker question: Which team will score the most points this week (and number of points they will score)?
 

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Week 1:

Thursday 9/9

Dallas at Tampa Bay 7:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/12

Pittsburgh at Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
NY Jets at Carolina
Jacksonville
at Houston
Arizona at Tennessee
LA Chargers at Washington
Philadelphia at Atlanta
Seattle
at Indianapolis
Minnesota at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Detroit

Cleveland at Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami at New England
Denver at NY Giants
Green Bay
at New Orleans

Chicago at LA Rams 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/13

Baltimore at Las Vegas 8:15 PM ET

Tie-Breaker: Kansas City(38 points)

Thanks for hosting this!
 

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Week 1:

Thursday 9/9

Tampa Bay

Sunday 9/12

Buffalo
Carolina
Houston
Tennessee
Washington
Atlanta
Seattle
Minnesota
Detroit

Kansas City
New England
NY Giants
Green Bay

LA Rams

Monday 9/13

Baltimore


Tie-breaker question: Which team will score the most points this week (and number of points they will score)?

Green Bay 34
 

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Buffalo
Carolina
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Tennessee
Washington
Atlanta
Seattle
Minnesota
San Francisco
Kansas City
New England
NY Giants
Green Bay
LA Rams
Baltimore

Tie breaker: Tampa 41
 

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Thursday 9/9

Dallas at Tampa Bay 7:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/12

Pittsburgh at Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
NY Jets at Carolina
Jacksonville at Houston
Arizona at Tennessee
LA Chargers at Washington
Philadelphia
at Atlanta
Seattle at Indianapolis
Minnesota at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Detroit

Cleveland at Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami at New England
Denver at NY Giants
Green Bay
at New Orleans

Chicago at LA Rams 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/13

Baltimore at Las Vegas 8:15 PM ET

Tie-Breaker: Green Bay, 41 points
 

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Remember to get your picks in before the Thursday game tonight.
 

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Tampa Bay

Buffalo
Carolina
Tennessee
Washington
Philadelphia
Seattle
Minnesota
San Francisco

Kansas City
New England
Denver
Green Bay

LA Rams

Monday 9/13
Baltimore
 

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Tampa Bay


Buffalo
Carolina
Jacksonville
Tennessee
Washington
Atlanta
Indianapolis
Minnesota
San Francisco

Kansas City
New England
NY Giants
Green Bay

LA Rams

Baltimore

Chiefs, 31 points
 

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Week 1:

Thursday 9/9

Dallas at Tampa Bay 7:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/12

Pittsburgh at Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
NY Jets at Carolina
Jacksonville
at Houston
Arizona at Tennessee
LA Chargers at Washington
Philadelphia
at Atlanta
Seattle at Indianapolis
Minnesota at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Detroit

Cleveland at Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami at New England
Denver
at NY Giants
Green Bay at New Orleans

Chicago at LA Rams 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/13

Baltimore at Las Vegas 8:15 PM ET


Tie-breaker question: San Francisco, 44
 

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I still don't know anything about Football but I thought I'd give it a try.

Thursday 9/9

Tampa Bay

Sunday 9/12

Pittsburgh
Carolina
Houston
Tennessee
Washington
Atlanta
Seattle
Minnesota
San Francisco

Kansas City
New England
Denver
Green Bay

LA Rams

Monday 9/13

Las Vegas

Tie-breaker question: Which team will score the most points this week (and number of points they will score)?
Tampa Bay - 45
 

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Thursday 9/9

Dallas at Tampa Bay 7:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/12

Pittsburgh at Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
NY Jets at Carolina
Jacksonville at Houston
Arizona at Tennessee
LA Chargers
at Washington
Philadelphia at Atlanta
Seattle at Indianapolis
Minnesota
at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Detroit

Cleveland at Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami at New England
Denver
at NY Giants
Green Bay at New Orleans

Chicago at LA Rams 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/13

Baltimore at Las Vegas 8:15 PM ET
 

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I still don't know anything about [American]Football but I thought I'd give it a try....
I'm not playing this year because racing season isn't over yet, but as a bona fide expert I'll gladly give you some free tips...

1. Washington FT always, because I grew up there. There's no NFL team where YOU grew up, so you might as well use mine.

2. Kansas City always, unless they play Washington. Because Andy Reid is pure class, the entire organization is pure class, and Patrick Mahomes is pure excitement... and class.

3. Whoever plays against Dallas Cowboys, always, always, always. This is the ABC Rule... Anyone But Cowboys. Because... refer to rule #1.

4. If you pick the Baltimore Ravens, they will break your heart. It's what you get for betting on a team named after a poem written by some Baltimore dude named Edgar something something. Don't pick teams named after poems unless it's cricket, badminton, or synchronized swimming.

5. (New York) Jets seems like a good team name, conjuring up speed and force... you know, manly stuff. But rumor has it the Jets were named after a group of Puerto Rican ballet dancers from a Broadway musical... West Side Story. The rumor is uncomfirmed, but man, why take a chance like that. My heart has been broken betting on the Jets.

6. Tigers would be a good name to bet on if you're into cats, but the NFL doesn't have any. On the flip side, Bengals is just plain stupid as a team name, being a province in northern India. Again, this ain't cricket! That name explains a lot of the futility of the Cincinnati team over the decades. So bet on the Cincinnati Bengals at your peril. Better to stick with Lions or Panthers. [Or maybe take Valentino Rossi's approach and place the slogan "Viva La Figa" on the team uniform... he he he... "long live pu$$y"... but I digress.]

7. As a general rule, savage animal names are over-rated, rarely earning winning records, even rarer to go deep into the playoffs. The best teams celebrate the blue collar, salt-of-the-Earth types that built American up and continue today purchasing team merch and seasons tickets. The Steelers of Pittsburgh for the hot, sweaty, sooty, molten goodness that polluted all three rivers in town, amen. The Packers are up there too, and we're talking meat packers, red meat by God. Houston Oilers too, that's a good one even though they moved to Tennessee and changed their name. And don't forget the Brewers of Milwaukee, except sadly that's baseball.

8. In sports, as in life, greed is good. Buccaneers made a living stealing from everyone else at sea. Titans did the same from their Wall Street banks. Raiders and Vikings... ditto. 49ers just tried to dig gold out of the ground. These are safe bets.

Final rule... Use common sense. If a Cardinal goes up against an Eagle or a Falcon, whose gonna win? It's obvious. Same thing with the Bears against the Salmons or the Dolphins. Good luck!

Final rule #2... When I played high school football, I was a badass Herndon Hornet. The NFL doesn't have any Hornets, but keep the Charlotte Hornets in mind for the NBA Pick 'Em game.
 
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missed a game, but I'll go:

Atlanta
Buffalo
Minnesota
San Francisco
Arizona
Seattle
LA Chargers
Carolina
Jacksonville
Cleveland
Miami
Green Bay
NY Giants
LA Rams
Las Vegas
 

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Eagles
Steelers
Jaguars
Seahawks
49ers
Football Team
Titans
Vikings
Panthers
Browns
Patriots
Packers
Broncos
Rams
Ravens

Tie-breaker: Packers 40
 

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Glad we're up to 11 players. If anyone else wants to join in, you've only missed one game, which won't be a big deal over the course of the season. Anyone can also drop in and play a week here and there if they want.
 

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I think I'm at 7, plus the Rams which makes 8?

TB
Car
Phil
Sea
SF
Den
NO

LAR

Right you are, sorry. I somehow missed yours and Andy's Saints picks. So Andy has one more as well, and is tied for the lead.
 

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I'm not playing this year because racing season isn't over yet, but as a bona fide expert I'll gladly give you some free tips...

1. Washington FT always, because I grew up there. There's no NFL team where YOU grew up, so you might as well use mine.

2. Kansas City always, unless they play Washington. Because Andy Reid is pure class, the entire organization is pure class, and Patrick Mahomes is pure excitement... and class.

3. Whoever plays against Dallas Cowboys, always, always, always. This is the ABC Rule... Anyone But Cowboys. Because... refer to rule #1.

4. If you pick the Baltimore Ravens, they will break your heart. It's what you get for betting on a team named after a poem written by some Baltimore dude named Edgar something something. Don't pick teams named after poems unless it's cricket, badminton, or synchronized swimming.

5. (New York) Jets seems like a good team name, conjuring up speed and force... you know, manly stuff. But rumor has it the Jets were named after a group of Puerto Rican ballet dancers from a Broadway musical... West Side Story. The rumor is uncomfirmed, but man, why take a chance like that. My heart has been broken betting on the Jets.

6. Tigers would be a good name to bet on if you're into cats, but the NFL doesn't have any. On the flip side, Bengals is just plain stupid as a team name, being a province in northern India. Again, this ain't cricket! That name explains a lot of the futility of the Cincinnati team over the decades. So bet on the Cincinnati Bengals at your peril. Better to stick with Lions or Panthers. [Or maybe take Valentino Rossi's approach and place the slogan "Viva La Figa" on the team uniform... he he he... "long live pu$$y"... but I digress.]

7. As a general rule, savage animal names are over-rated, rarely earning winning records, even rarer to go deep into the playoffs. The best teams celebrate the blue collar, salt-of-the-Earth types that built American up and continue today purchasing team merch and seasons tickets. The Steelers of Pittsburgh for the hot, sweaty, sooty, molten goodness that polluted all three rivers in town, amen. The Packers are up there too, and we're talking meat packers, red meat by God. Houston Oilers too, that's a good one even though they moved to Tennessee and changed their name. And don't forget the Brewers of Milwaukee, except sadly that's baseball.

8. In sports, as in life, greed is good. Buccaneers made a living stealing from everyone else at sea. Titans did the same from their Wall Street banks. Raiders and Vikings... ditto. 49ers just tried to dig gold out of the ground. These are safe bets.

Final rule... Use common sense. If a Cardinal goes up against an Eagle or a Falcon, whose gonna win? It's obvious. Same thing with the Bears against the Salmons or the Dolphins. Good luck!

Final rule #2... When I played high school football, I was a badass Herndon Hornet. The NFL doesn't have any Hornets, but keep the Charlotte Hornets in mind for the NBA Pick 'Em game.
Thank you for this great advice:lol2:.
I'll try to remember some of it if I decide to follow Football a little more this year.
 

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Week 2:

Thursday 9/16

NY Giants at Washington 8:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/19

New England at NY Jets 1:00 PM ET
Denver at Jacksonville
Buffalo at Miami
San Francisco at Philadelphia
LA Rams at Indianapolis
Las Vegas at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati at Chicago
Houston at Cleveland
New Orleans at Carolina

Minnesota at Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Tennessee at Seattle 4:25 PM ET
Dallas at LA Chargers

Kansas City at Baltimore 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/20

Detroit at Green Bay 8:15 PM ET


Tie-breaker question: Which QB will have the most passing yards this week?
 

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Thursday 9/16

Washington

Sunday 9/19

New England
Denver
Buffalo
San Francisco
LA Rams
Las Vegas
Cincinnati
Cleveland
New Orleans

Arizona
Tampa Bay
Seattle
Dallas

Kansas City

Monday 9/20

Green Bay


Tie-breaker question: Which QB will have the most passing yards this week?

Dak Prescott
 

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Week 2:

Thursday 9/16

NY Giants at Washington 8:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/19

New England at NY Jets 1:00 PM ET
Denver at Jacksonville
Buffalo at Miami
San Francisco at Philadelphia
LA Rams at Indianapolis
Las Vegas at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati at Chicago
Houston at Cleveland
New Orleans
at Carolina

Minnesota at Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Tennessee at Seattle 4:25 PM ET
Dallas at LA Chargers

Kansas City at Baltimore 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/20

Detroit at Green Bay 8:15 PM ET


Patrick Mahomes will have the most passing yards this week
 

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Thursday 9/16

Washington

Sunday 9/19

New England
Denver
Buffalo
Philadelphia
LA Rams
Pittsburgh
Chicago
Houston
New Orleans

Arizona
Tampa Bay
Seattle
Dallas

Kansas City

Monday 9/20

Green Bay


Tie-breaker question: Which QB will have the most passing yards this week?

Patrick Mahomes
 

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Thursday 9/16

NY Giants at Washington 8:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/19

New England at NY Jets 1:00 PM ET
Denver at Jacksonville
Buffalo at Miami
San Francisco at Philadelphia
LA Rams
at Indianapolis
Las Vegas at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati at Chicago
Houston at Cleveland
New Orleans
at Carolina

Minnesota at Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Tennessee at Seattle 4:25 PM ET
Dallas at LA Chargers

Kansas City at Baltimore 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/20

Detroit at Green Bay 8:15 PM ET

Which QB will have the most passing yards this week? Baker Mayfield
 

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Patriots
Broncos
Bills
49ers
Rams
Steelers
Bengals
Browns
Saints
Cardinals
Bucs
Seahawks
Chargers
Ravens
Packers

Tie breaker: Dak Prescott
 

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Week 2:

Thursday 9/16

NY Giants at Washington 8:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/19

New England at NY Jets 1:00 PM ET
Denver at Jacksonville
Buffalo at Miami
San Francisco at Philadelphia
LA Rams at Indianapolis
Las Vegas
at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati at Chicago
Houston at Cleveland
New Orleans
at Carolina

Minnesota at Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Tennessee at Seattle 4:25 PM ET
Dallas at LA Chargers

Kansas City
at Baltimore 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/20

Detroit at Green Bay 8:15 PM ET


Tie-breaker question: Which QB will have the most passing yards this week? Tom Brady
 

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Week 2:

Thursday 9/16

NY Giants at Washington 8:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/19

New England at NY Jets 1:00 PM ET
Denver at Jacksonville
Buffalo at Miami
San Francisco at Philadelphia
LA Rams at Indianapolis
Las Vegas at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
at Chicago
Houston at Cleveland
New Orleans
at Carolina

Minnesota at Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Tennessee at Seattle 4:25 PM ET
Dallas at LA Chargers

Kansas City
at Baltimore 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/20

Detroit at Green Bay 8:15 PM ET


Tie-breaker question: Which QB will have the most passing yards this week? Justin Herbert
 

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Week 2:

Washington

New England
Denver
Buffalo
San Francisco
LA Rams
Pittsburgh
Chicago
Cleveland
New Orleans

Arizona
Tampa Bay
Seattle
LA Chargers

Kansas City

Green Bay

Tiebreak - Russell Wilson
 

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Washington ( I am stuck at work, will submit other picks later)
 

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Week 2:

Thursday 9/16

NY Giants at Washington 8:20 PM ET

Sunday 9/19

New England at NY Jets 1:00 PM ET
Denver at Jacksonville
Buffalo at Miami
San Francisco at Philadelphia
LA Rams at Indianapolis
Las Vegas at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
at Chicago
Houston at Cleveland
New Orleans
at Carolina

Minnesota at Arizona 4:05 PM ET
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
Tennessee at Seattle 4:25 PM ET
Dallas at LA Chargers

Kansas City
at Baltimore 8:20 PM ET

Monday 9/20

Detroit at Green Bay 8:15 PM ET


Tie-breaker question: Which QB will have the most passing yards this week? Justin Herbert
You missed a pick for Niners Eagles
 

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I missed the deadline for tonight, doh. Will also be posting remaining picks later.
 

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NY Jets
Jacksonville
Miami
San Francisco
Indianapolis
Las Vegas
Cincinnati
Houston
New Orleans
Arizona
Atlanta
Tennessee
Dallas
Baltimore
Detroit

QB: Jimmy Garrapolo
 
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