Go Back   Sports Central Message Boards > Professional Sports Discussion > National Football League

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2004, 09:19 PM   #1
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,375
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Cool NFL Pointspread Contest: Week 15

Sponsored by:
Game Day Ritual
The Next Generation of Fantasy Baseball

Here are the opening lines for Week 15:

Saturday, December 18:

Pittsburgh 10 over N.Y. GIANTS (1:30 PM EST)
Washington 4 over SAN FRANCISCO (5:00 PM EST)
ATLANTA 4 over Carolina (8:30 PM EST)

Sunday, December 19:

N.Y. JETS 6 over Seattle (1:00 PM EST)
PHILADELPHIA 12 1/2 over Dallas
San Diego 9 over CLEVELAND
Buffalo 3 over CINCINNATI
Minnesota 3 over DETROIT
KANSAS CITY 1 over Denver (Note Time Change)
CHICAGO 1 over Houston
TAMPA BAY 7 1/2 over New Orleans (4:05 PM EST)
St. Louis 1 over ARIZONA
OAKLAND Pick'Em Tennessee (4:15 PM EST)
GREEN BAY 4 over Jacksonville (Note Time Change)
INDIANAPOLIS 9 over Baltimore (8:30 PM EST)

Monday, December 20:

New England 9 1/2 over MIAMI (9:00 PM EST)

Home team in CAPS; national TV games in red (no designated tie-breaker games this week).

IMPORTANT: Don't forget to designate three games as Best Bets. These are used to break ties between pickers with the same overall record; if no Best Bets are included the picker is placed behind all others who have the same overall record.

Deadline for posting picks is kickoff of earliest game listed.

Any unpicked game counts as an automatic loss, even if game ends in push vs. spread. If a poster has left a game unpicked, the selection on the unpicked game may be added any time before the kickoff of the earliest game played that week (if I notice that someone has left a game unpicked, I will attempt to contact the poster by sending a private message; however there is n guarantee that I will catch every single one, especially in the case of picks posted very late in the week). Under no circumstances can any pick be changed (from one team to the opposing team, or changing a Best Bet from one game to another) once it has been posted.

Pushes count as ties (half a win and half a loss) in calculating both overall record and record in applicable tie-breakers.


Standings After 14 Weeks

1. Nate: 337
2. KevinBeane: 266
3. Doug Graham: 213
4. Ross in Big D: 171
5. Jeff Boswell: 165
6. MaddEnemy: 148.5
7. Marc: 140.5
8. abogdan: 131
9. bama4256: 118.5
10. Anthony: 95
11. Hero: 31.5

Non-Qualifiers (inactive for last 3 weeks or more):
gconnhokiebird: 72
Alex: 49
MountaineerDave: 48.5
ESP0704: 13.5
#99: 0
DublinMike: 0
digital7: 0
franky: 0

Last edited by Anthony; 12-15-2004 at 12:54 AM.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2004, 12:54 PM   #2
MaddEnemy
Always next year
 
MaddEnemy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: JAGSonville
Posts: 718
MaddEnemy is on a distinguished road
Default

SO glad Saturday football is here!

Saturday, December 18:

N.Y. GIANTS
Washington 4
Carolina

Sunday, December 19:

Seattle
PHILADELPHIA
San Diego
Buffalo
Minnesota
Denver
Houston
New Orleans
St. Louis BB
OAKLAND
GREEN BAY BB
INDIANAPOLIS BB

Monday, December 20:

New England
MaddEnemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2004, 06:10 AM   #3
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,375
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Default

Last week: 6-10. Season totals: 94-108-6, Pct. .466. Best Bets: 18-23-1, Pct. .440.

Home team in capital letters; point spreads (opening line) in parentheses after underdog team.


SATURDAY

Pittsburgh 20, N.Y. GIANTS 7 (+10) - Apparently the Giants have acquired something else from the Chargers besides Eli Manning: San Diego's former losing ways in November and December. And how! The Giants have lost and non-covered 14 consecutive November-December games dating back to November 9 of last year, and while Ben Roethlisberger comes into Club Med with a target on his chest thanks to his comments on David Letterman, with all the injuries the Giants have along their defensive front they won't be able to shoot straight.

Washington 13, SAN FRANCISCO 3 (+4) - After shutting down T.O. twice and holding Pittsburgh to just one touchdown the Redskin defenders should be able to handle the likes of Ken Dorsey (who starts again) and Maurice Hicks.

ATLANTA 24, Carolina 14 (+4) - If Clara Peller were still alive (she died in 1987) she'd be asking "Where's the beef?" about the Panthers, who have yet to beat a team with a winning record this year (0-6 and outscored by 69 points) and are 1-8 straight up in their last nine versus the Falcons (the lone win last year with Michael Vick out) and 2-10-1 against the spread in the last 13 meetings.

SUNDAY

N.Y. JETS 27, Seattle 13 (+6) - If the Seahawks can't avoid dropping passes in their mild climate at home then how can you expect them to do it in North Jersey in December? They are also 2-5-1 versus the points in their last eight against the Jets (1-7 straight up) and 2-16 straight up (7-11 against the line) in their last 18 cold-weather games.

PHILADELPHIA 34, Dallas 10 (+12 1/2) - Andy Reid is 5-0 straight up lifetime at home against Dallas with four covers and one half-point miss while America's Team is hardly All-Temperature Cheer's Team, with a 5-13-1 spread record since 1995 as a visitor in cold weather. The only thing that could go wrong is if Atlanta loses on Saturday night, which would back the Eagles into home field throughout the NFC playoffs, but since we're not picking that ...

San Diego 27, CLEVELAND 7 (+9) - Buffalo does have one of the NFL's better defenses - but 17 total yards? The Chargers cakewalk unless they're looking ahead to next week's game at Indianapolis which figures to decide the third playoff seed in the AFC.

Minnesota 30, DETROIT 23 (+3) - There have been eight games matching up two domed-stadium teams this year, and the visiting team has covered the spread in seven of them; and the Vikings have two of those seven covers, including a near-upset of the Colts in their dome without Randy Moss.

CINCINNATI 24 (+3), Buffalo 20 - Should the Bills be road favorites in here? Probably not, and although they've beaten the Bengals six straight times their five-game covering streak in the series was snapped last season and as 8th Day sang 33 years ago you gotta crawl before you walk; upset.

CHICAGO 30, Houston 10 (+1) - Brian Urlacher is in the sick bay once again (a hamstring this time) but doubt if a Houston running game that has been one of the year's biggest disappointments will be able to take advantage of it - and especially not on the road, where the Texans have been blasted 109-34 in their last three, including two in cold weather by 22 and 18.

Denver 35 (+1), KANSAS CITY 28 - The Broncos haven't exactly been a profile in courage lately, or at any time this year for that matter, but the Chiefs are 1-7 both ways as favorites counting from their loss to the Colts in the playoffs last January and surely anything Drew Bennett can do, Rod Smith and Ashley Lelie can do better.

TAMPA BAY 24, New Orleans 13 (+7 1/2) - You have to go all the way back to Week 5 to find the last time the home team in a game involving the Buccaneers lost either way, and can't see the Saints playing two solid games in a row on defense.

ARIZONA 16 (+1), St. Louis 10 - Marc Bulger's shoulder injury appears to be more serious than originally thought and if he can't go here the Crystal Chandelier might hit the "Pick Six" again. Even if Bulger does make it back the Rams are 3-13 against the line in their last 16 on grass and 6-17 in their last 23 outdoors. Who knows? Maybe Mike Martz will end up at Ole Miss now that they've decided not to hire Dennis Erickson.

GREEN BAY 34, Jacksonville 13 (+4) - Remember when Bud Grant said that the Dolphins were not America's Team but were the league's team? Well the Packers are the league's team now: Back-to-back games at Lambeau in December being moved to the late time slot, one against a dome team and the other against a Florida team? It is better to win one bet than to curse the conspiracy theory.

OAKLAND 24, Tennessee 17 (P) - Since the line is pick'em the fact that the home team has won nine of the last ten in this series is more relevant than ever, and while Billy Volek was able to light it up Monday night, that was at home, and on the road Billy won't be a hero so don't be a fool with your money.

INDIANAPOLIS 27, Baltimore 23 (+9) - The Modell Franchise has covered five in a row against the Colts and Peyton Manning is no lock to get the three touchdowns he needs to break Dan Marino's single-season record facing the nastiest, if not necessarily the most talented, defense in the league. Take the points.

MONDAY NIGHT

New England 20, MIAMI 13 (+9 1/2) - Does the name Chuck Fairbanks bring back any memories? In 1978 he was the head coach of the playoff-bound Patriots who left with one game remaining in the regular season (and that game was at Miami!) to take the head-coaching job at the University of Colorado. True, Notre Dame head-coach-in-waiting Charlie Weis is only New England's offensive coordinator, but that's close enough. It looks increasingly as if the Ed Rendell Trophy will be at stake on February 6 along with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

BEST BETS: PHILADELPHIA, CHICAGO, GREEN BAY

Last edited by Anthony; 12-16-2004 at 06:31 AM.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2004, 07:46 PM   #4
Marc
Administrator
 
Marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Posts: 26,434
Marc will become famous soon enough
Default

Pittsburgh
Washington
Carolina
N.Y. JETS
PHILADELPHIA (BB)
San Diego (BB)
Buffalo
Minnesota
Denver
CHICAGO
TAMPA BAY
St. Louis
Tennessee
GREEN BAY
INDIANAPOLIS
New England (BB)
__________________
Marc James - SCMB Administrator | Sports Central Managing Editor & Founder
Teams: [Kentucky Wildcats] [Green Bay Packers] [Charlotte Hornets]
Follow on Twitter: @mnjames | @sportcentral
Marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2004, 08:37 PM   #5
bama4256
Baseball Fanatic
 
bama4256's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Marshalltown, Iowa
Posts: 6,484
bama4256 will become famous soon enough
Default

N.Y. GIANTS
Washington-Best bet
ATLANTA

Sunday, December 19:

Seattle
Dallas
San Diego-Best bet
CINCINNATI
Minnesota
KANSAS CITY
CHICAGO
New Orleans
St. Louis
OAKLAND
GREEN BAY
Baltimore

Monday, December 20:

New England -Best bet
__________________
Keith "baseball nut" Thronson
bama4256 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2004, 11:26 PM   #6
Nate
Sports Virtuoso
 
Nate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Indiana
Posts: 11,008
Nate is on a distinguished road
Default

Pittsburgh
Washington
Carolina
Seattle
PHILADELPHIA (BB)
San Diego
Buffalo
Minnesota (BB)
Denver
CHICAGO
TAMPA BAY
St. Louis
Tennessee
GREEN BAY
INDIANAPOLIS
New England (BB)
__________________

Go Colts! Go Boilers! Go Pacers! [[email protected]nspencer]
Nate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2004, 10:50 AM   #7
Ross in Big D
Sports Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 21
Ross in Big D is on a distinguished road
Default

Alright, I am going to use this handle just for spread pick 'em purposes, so I won't lose all my points in effect.

Pittsburgh (BB)
Washington
Carolina
Seattle
Dallas
San Diego (BB)
Cincinnati
Minnesota
Denver
Chicago
Tampa Bay
St. Louis
Tennessee
Green Bay
Baltimore (BB)
New England
Ross in Big D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 01:42 AM   #8
KevinBeane
Sports Virtuoso
 
KevinBeane's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Newark DE/Akron OH
Posts: 3,651
KevinBeane is on a distinguished road
Default

Pittsburgh
SAN FRANCISCO
Carolina
N.Y. JETS
PHILADELPHIA
San Diego
CINCINNATI (BB)
DETROIT (BB)
Denver (BB)
Houston
New Orleans
St. Louis
OAKLAND
Jacksonville
Baltimore
New England
__________________
SLANT PATTERN
2004 SCMB FANTASY GOLF, NFL POINTSPREAD CHAMPION

"I believe in [a] God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings." -Albert Einstein

Last edited by KevinBeane; 12-18-2004 at 01:48 AM.
KevinBeane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 04:27 AM   #9
Hero
The Asian Man of SC
 
Hero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 895
Hero is on a distinguished road
Default

Pittsburgh (BB)
Washington
Carolina
N.Y. JETS
PHILADELPHIA (BB)
San Diego
Buffalo
Minnesota
Denver
Houston
TAMPA BAY
St. Louis
OAKLAND
GREEN BAY
INDIANAPOLIS
New England (BB)
Hero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 09:45 AM   #10
Jeff Boswell
All-Star Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 333
Jeff Boswell is on a distinguished road
Default NFL Pointspread Contest

Pittsburgh(BB)
Washington
Carolina
NY Jets(BB)
Philadelphia
San Diego
Buffalo(BB)
Minnesota
Kansas City
Chicago
New Orleans
Arizona
Oakland
Jacksonville
Indianapolis
New England
Jeff Boswell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 12:21 PM   #11
abogdan
Sports Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 35
abogdan is on a distinguished road
Default

N.Y. GIANTS BB
Washington
Carolina BB
N.Y. JETS
Dallas
San Diego
CINCINNATI
DETROIT
KANSAS CITY
CHICAGO
TAMPA BAY
ARIZONA
Tennessee
GREEN BAY
INDIANAPOLIS
New England BB
abogdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2004, 04:15 PM   #12
MaddEnemy
Always next year
 
MaddEnemy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: JAGSonville
Posts: 718
MaddEnemy is on a distinguished road
Default

Anthony,

GREEN BAY 34, Jacksonville 13

I think you forgot about Green Bay not loosing when the temp is under 30 something......

Kick-off Temp will be 7 to 10 degree with low -1

A Florida team where "I live" the temp has only been 30 or so for the past week and only at night! They days have been 50 to 82 in the past 3 weeks and the past week 65


The Jags will freeze!

Green Bay 34 Jags 6
MaddEnemy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2004, 03:25 AM   #13
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,375
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MaddEnemy
Anthony,

GREEN BAY 34, Jacksonville 13

I think you forgot about Green Bay not loosing when the temp is under 30 something......

Kick-off Temp will be 7 to 10 degree with low -1

A Florida team where "I live" the temp has only been 30 or so for the past week and only at night! They days have been 50 to 82 in the past 3 weeks and the past week 65


The Jags will freeze!

Green Bay 34 Jags 6

I'm well aware of the fact that Brett Favre is 38-1 lifetime when the kickoff-time temperature at Lambeau Field is below 35 degrees (and I've also known all week that it is going to be around 10 degrees in Green Bay at about 3:00 PM CST on Sunday) - but that's 38-1 straight up; they haven't covered plenty of times, including last week when it was 33 at kickoff time (and three hours earlier - the original starting time until it got changed - it was 36!).

Last edited by Anthony; 12-19-2004 at 09:06 AM.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2004, 06:16 AM   #14
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,375
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Default

Because everyone except for a certain individual who will go unnamed (!) has picked New England on Monday night, most of the places for this week have already been decided, including the first three, with Jeff Boswell assured of winning, abogdan guaranteed second and MaddEnemy third. Since Hero has the Patriots as a best bet and KevinBeane doesn't, Hero will get fourth if New England covers while Kevin will round out the Week 15 superfecta if that unnamed person is right and Miami covers.

Complete details after the game.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 02:23 AM   #15
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,375
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Default Week 15 Results

1. Jeff Boswell: 11-5 ... 171 points
2. abogdan: 10-6 ... 54 points
3. MaddEnemy: 9-7 ... 27 points
4. KevinBeane: 8-8 (1-2) ... 18 points
5. Hero: 8-8 (0-3) ... 12 points
6. bama4256: 7-9 ... 9 points
7. Marc: 6-10 (1-2) ... 6 points
8. Anthony: 6-10 (0-3) ... 3 points

9. Nate: 5-11
10. Ross in Big D: 4-12

For updated standings see the Week 16 contest thread.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 PM.