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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2001, 06:59 PM   #1
Marc
Administrator
 
Marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Posts: 26,460
Marc will become famous soon enough
Post Sports Central Members Pick 'Em - Week 6

Week 6

Sunday, Oct. 14:
Baltimore at Green Bay
Cleveland at Cincinnati
New Orleans at Carolina
N.Y. Giants at St. Louis
Pittsburgh at Kansas City
San Francisco at Atlanta
Tampa Bay at Tennessee
Miami at N.Y. Jets
Oakland at Indianapolis

Monday, Oct. 15:
Washington at Dallas :sleepy:

Open date(s):
Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia

For first-time pickers: EVERYONE is welcome to enter their picks. Simply select the team from the ten featured games above whom you think will win and list them in your post. For the Monday game, you must post the total score of the game in addition to the winning team. Good luck!

Standings up to this week: Thanks to Nate Spencer: http://www.nspencer.com/SCMB_standings.html

Congratulations to dragons, who was last week's winner.
__________________
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 10-10-2001, 07:01 PM   #2
Marc
Administrator
 
Marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Posts: 26,460
Marc will become famous soon enough
Default Weel 6 Picks

Green Bay :nod:
Cleveland
New Orleans
St. Louis
Kansas City
San Francisco
Tennessee
Miami
Indianapolis
Washington (28)
__________________
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 10-10-2001, 07:45 PM   #3
NickHammy
Sports Virtuoso
 
NickHammy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Columbus,Ohio
Posts: 4,236
NickHammy is on a distinguished road
Default

Green Bay
Cleveland
New Orleans
St. Louis
Kansas City
San Francisco
Tampa Bay
Miami
Indianapolis
Dallas (35)
__________________
Ohio State Buckeyes
NickHammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2001, 10:42 PM   #4
Nate
Sports Virtuoso
 
Nate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Indiana
Posts: 11,008
Nate is on a distinguished road
Default

Green Bay
Cleveland
New Orleans
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
Tampa Bay
Miami
Indianapolis
Dallas (45)
__________________

Go Colts! Go Boilers! Go Pacers! [[email protected]nspencer]
Nate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2001, 04:33 AM   #5
Anthony
Moderator
 
Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 8,377
Anthony is on a distinguished road
Default

First, my straight up picks:

Green Bay
Cincinnati
New Orleans
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
Tennessee
N.Y. Jets
Oakland
Dallas (30)


And now, my spread picks:

Last week: 4-10-1 (gnarly!). Season totals: 25-32-1, Pct. .440. Best Bets: 5-7, Pct. .417.

Home team in capital letters; point spreads (opening line) in parentheses after underdog team; selections with point spreads in bold


SUNDAY

ST. LOUIS 34, N.Y. Giants 17 (+9 1/2) - Awfully hard to go against Kurt Warner at the Trans World Dome, where he's 16-0 lifetime straight up and 13-3 against the spread, with the Rams having scored a whopping 607 points in those 16 games (for comparative purposes, the NFL record for most points in a 16-game season is the 556 rung up by Minnesota three years ago). And worse yet for the Giants, one of Warner's sweet 16 was a 31-10 spanking of them in 1999, then last year they couldn't even beat St. Louis without Warner at Club Med, dropping a 38-24 decision for their fourth consecutive loss and non-cover in the series and ninth in the last eleven meetings.

N.Y. JETS 30 (P), Miami 23 - This is another one of those cases where one team just has another team's number - and it's the Jets, who have beaten the Dolphins six in a row, with five spread covers and one push. So with no points involved, why not?

NEW ENGLAND 13 (+3), San Diego 3 - It's deja vu all over again from two weeks ago: The Patriots playing a team they have a history of dominating at home and winning even without Drew Bledsoe (their win over Indianapolis was their eighth in the last nine times they've hosted the Colts). And here the domination is if anything even more ridiculous, as the Chargers have lost nine straight to New England all told and have never won in Foxboro (covering only once in their six defeats there), with the last San Diego victory of any kind in this series taking place in Boston all the way back in 1970!

GREEN BAY 21, Baltimore 7 (+1) - San Diego's road drought against New England is not, however, the longest one featured in one of this week's games - The Modell Franchise's string of futility when visiting the Packers is even longer, as Baltimore-nee-Cleveland hasn't won a football game in the state of Wisconsin since 1956! What's more, in their four games there after that (three in Milwaukee and one at Lambeau) they have been beaten by a total of 87 points - more than three touchdowns per game. While this one won't be quite so one-sided, Green Bay stands out as the card's safest investment nonetheless.

New Orleans 31, CAROLINA 14 (+5) - The Saints have been almost immaculate when taking on teams with losing records in the new millennium, going 10-1 against the spread versus such competition, assuming Buffalo doesn't make it to 8-8 this year, which is hardly going out on a limb. So dominant have they been in these games, in fact, that only two of their last nine sub-.500 foes even so much as covered a six-point teaser, and look for more of the same in this one as Chris Weinke continues to fade from his promising start.

San Francisco 24, ATLANTA 6 (+2 1/2*) - And the 49ers are nearly as reliable as the Saints when it comes to beating up on the league's weak sisters in 2000-01, during which time they have a straight-up record of 8-3 when facing opponents with non-winning records - taking the liberty of counting both this year's Panthers and also the Falcons, now that Jamal Anderson is out for the season, in said company (and it would be 9-3 if the Jets don't win nine games this season - a very real possibility).

CINCINNATI 17, Cleveland 10 (+1) - As long as Tim Couch stays healthy the expansion doormat days are over for the Browns, but are they really good enough to be 4-1 after five games? And another thing which must be pointed out is that three of their first four games have been at home, and Cleveland's road record since rejoining the NFL is 4-13 straight up and 6-11 against the spread.

CHICAGO 14, Arizona 13 (+7) - The Cardinals are an obvious letdown risk after last week's stunner, but it's hard to get excited about the Bears as favorites when they're 2-6 outright in that role since 1997. Take the points, and a straight-up Arizona win would come as no great surprise.

TENNESSEE 16, Tampa Bay 10 (+3) - As the Houston Oilers, the Titans franchise holds the all-time record for the steepest descent from one year to the next, plummeting from 12-4 in 1993 to 2-14 the following season. They could be well on their way to duplicating or even exceeding that collapse this year unless they wake up soon. Luckily for them, though, this week they face a team with a very limited offense (no TD passes yet in 2001) - and one they've never lost to at home (4-0 straight up lifetime).

Pittsburgh 17 (+2), KANSAS CITY 14 - Can't see why the Chiefs are favored, as their only win was over a team off to one of the worst starts in living memory. A 35-19 victory at Arrowhead on a Saturday in December of 1999 snapped a ten-game no-cover streak (0-9-1) for KC when hosting the Steelers, but Pittsburgh should be able to start a new string here.

MINNESOTA 27, Detroit 12 (+9 1/2) - Defining moment: Trailing 21-0 with almost a minute left in the first half and two timeouts remaining on Monday night, Marty Mornhinweg has Ty Detmer take a knee and run out the clock! You have to forgive Gary Moeller if he's laughing like a hyena right now.

Denver 21, SEATTLE 17 (+7) - If Mike Holmgren has half a brain he will swallow his pride and keep last winter's Disney World guest Trent Dilfer in as his starting quarterback and not reinsert the hapless Matt Hasselbeck, who's questionable anyway with both groin and foot injuries. While the Broncos are 9-1 straight up in the last ten games in this series, they are only 6-4 against the line therein and this spread appears to be a bit on the high side so take the points.

Oakland 33 (+3), INDIANAPOLIS 27 - Even a week off won't relieve the massive embarrassment the Colts defense must still feel after letting Tom Brady shred them for 44 points in their most recent outing - and there is nothing recent about the date of their team's last home victory over the Raiders, in that it took place 31 years ago! Oakland has also covered five consecutive games indoors, including an outright upset at the Hoosier Dome in Week 2 of last year.


MONDAY NIGHT

DALLAS 20, Washington 10 (+2) - At least the Cowboys are going out there and trying - and if it were not for those two blocked field goals they might have even sent the Raiders into overtime last week. With the Eagles having been exposed as frauds by Jake Plummer and the Cards, an interesting record might fall in the NFC East this year: The worst cumulative won-lost mark in the 16-game era by four teams in the same division is 20-44, originally established by Chicago's NFC Central rivals in 1986 and equalled two years ago within both the AFC Central and NFC West. That's an average of 5-11 per team, and this year's NFC Least (except for the Giants) is so miserable that a 5-11 final record may literally be good enough for second place, either on tie-breakers or even all by itself! But back to the matter at hand: Dallas has beaten the Redskins seven times in a row.


BEST BETS: NEW ENGLAND, GREEN BAY, NEW ORLEANS

*San Francisco at Atlanta is in a circle because Falcons QB Chris Chandler (aka "The Crystal Chandelier") is questionable.

Last edited by Anthony; 10-11-2001 at 04:39 AM.
Anthony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2001, 11:03 PM   #6
The J
Barry Zito wannabe
 
The J's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: San Juan Capistrano, California
Posts: 1,187
The J is on a distinguished road
Default

Green Bay 24-21 over Baltimore
Cincinnati 31-15 over Cleveland
New Orleans 42-28 over Carolina
St. Louis 24-23 over N.Y. Giants
Pittsburgh 20-13 over Kansas City
San Fransisco 35-24 over Atlanta
Tennesse 21-16 over Tampa Bay
Miami 27-10 over N.Y. Jets
Oakland 34-24 over Indianapolis
Washington 31-23 over Dallas (54)
__________________
Good pitching beats good hitting any day of the week.
The J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2001, 11:19 AM   #7
bostonsportsfan
Hall of Famer
 
bostonsportsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,427
bostonsportsfan is on a distinguished road
Default

Green Bay
Cincinnati
New Orleans
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
Tampa Bay
Miami
Indianapolis
Dallas (35)
bostonsportsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2001, 12:12 PM   #8
lmanchur.
Sports Virtuoso
 
lmanchur.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: waterloo.ON.ca
Posts: 12,579
lmanchur. is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Lee's Winning Picks -- Week #6

Baltimore
Cincinnati
New Orleans
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
Tennessee
Miami
Indianapolis
Dallas (37)
lmanchur. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2001, 10:34 AM   #9
Marc
Administrator
 
Marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Posts: 26,460
Marc will become famous soon enough
Default

Surely, more than seven people here want to enter their picks! Time is running out!
__________________
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 10-14-2001, 12:04 PM   #10
dragons
Grizzled Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Ontario
Posts: 54
dragons is on a distinguished road
Default my picks

This first game is very tough......

Green Bay
Cincinnati
New Orleans
long shot - NY Giants
Kansas City
San Francisco
Tampa Bay
Miami
Oakland
Nice monday nighter......Washington 31
__________________
Join the UFL Today, we need new owners. Based on NFL players performances. Trade, Draft, Waive, Sign, Release and make money(fake).
Free League
http://www.geocities.com/ultimatefootballnet
dragons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2001, 08:42 AM   #11
lmanchur.
Sports Virtuoso
 
lmanchur.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: waterloo.ON.ca
Posts: 12,579
lmanchur. is on a distinguished road
Default

Well, I was too impatient to wait for someone else to tally up the scores, so I'll make it easy on whoever does it -- I had another big week at 7-3 ..... so far, that's my worst record out of all the 3 weeks I've participated in... Not bad for someone who's just starting to watch the NFL regularly for the first time in the 2001-2002 season!
lmanchur. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2001, 10:31 AM   #12
Nate
Sports Virtuoso
 
Nate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Indiana
Posts: 11,008
Nate is on a distinguished road
Default

I've got Week 5 results here!
http://www.nspencer.com/SCMB_standings.html

Congratulations! to Anthony, who was this weeks winner with an amazing record of 10-0. The J came in second with an 8-2 record!
With Ross failing to pick this weeks' games, The J was able to take over the lead with an overall record of 33-17. Congrats!
__________________

Go Colts! Go Boilers! Go Pacers! [[email protected]nspencer]
Nate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2001, 04:48 PM   #13
Marc
Administrator
 
Marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Posts: 26,460
Marc will become famous soon enough
Default

Are you basing the overall winner on number of wins or winning percentage? Because according to your chart, Ross still has a higher winning percentage than The J.
__________________
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 10-16-2001, 06:10 PM   #14
Nate
Sports Virtuoso
 
Nate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Indiana
Posts: 11,008
Nate is on a distinguished road
Default

No, I decided not to go with win % because the current leader would be Jackson, with .800, but since he only picked in week 1, I didnt think it fair to make Jackson the overall leader. Right now, I am going with the player with the most wins.

If anyone thinks I can do it differently, please let me know.
__________________

Go Colts! Go Boilers! Go Pacers! [[email protected]nspencer]
Nate 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 11:47 PM.