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Old 09-17-2003, 09:35 AM   #1
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Post NFL Pick'em Contest: Week 3

Week 3

Sunday, Septmeber 21:

N.Y. Jets at New England, 1:00 pm
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:00 pm
New Orleans at Tennessee, 1:00 pm
Minnesota at Detroit, 1:00 pm
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 4:05 pm
Cleveland at San Francisco, 4:05 pm
St. Louis at Seattle, 4:05 pm
Baltimore at San Diego, 4:15 pm
Buffalo at Miami, 8:30 pm

Monday, September 22:

Oakland at Denver, 9:00 pm

Open date: Carolina, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia

Week 2 Notes
Congratulations to Brian for taking 1st place this week, going 9-1! Good job! edgar109 also did a good job, going 8-2 and grabbing 2nd. And bama4256 scraped out 3rd in a tie-breaker.

Current Standings
http://scmb.nspencer.com/PickEm/NFL2003.html

First-Time Pickers
Everyone is welcome to give their picks. Simply select the team from the 10 featured games above whom you think will win and list them in your post. For the Monday night game (the tiebreaker), you must post the total combined score of the game in addition to the winning team.

Final Notes
The deadline for posting your picks is before the kickoff of the earliest game listed. You may not post picks after any game in the pick'em has started as your selections will be disregarded. Furthermore, do not complain over the games selected -- there is nothing scientific or exact about it. The goal is to pick the 10 best, most competitive games, period. With that said, good luck!

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Old 09-17-2003, 01:20 PM   #2
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Sunday, Septmeber 21:
N.Y. Jets at New England, 1:00 pm
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:00 pm
New Orleans at Tennessee, 1:00 pm
Minnesota at Detroit, 1:00 pm
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 4:05 pm
Cleveland at San Francisco, 4:05 pm
St. Louis at Seattle, 4:05 pm
Baltimore at San Diego, 4:15 pm
Buffalo at Miami, 8:30 pm

Monday, September 22:
Oakland at Denver, 9:00 pm

New England
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
Minnesota
NY Giants
San Francisco
Seattle
Baltimore
Buffalo
Oakland (48)
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Old 09-17-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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Where is the week 2 standings?
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:36 PM   #4
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Where is the week 2 standings?
They will be coming soon, as soon as Nate does them.

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Tennessee
Minnesota
Washington
Cleveland
St. Louis
Baltimore
Buffalo
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Old 09-17-2003, 06:40 PM   #5
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Old 09-17-2003, 07:13 PM   #6
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Buffalo
Oakland (38)

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Old 09-17-2003, 07:16 PM   #7
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Buffalo
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Old 09-17-2003, 08:53 PM   #8
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Tennessee
Minnesota
Washington
San Francisco
St. Louis
San Diego
Buffalo
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:31 PM   #9
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Im doing downright ****ty so far. Gotta pick it up this week.

Sunday, Septmeber 21:

N.Y. Jets at New England, 1:00 pm WINNER: Patriots
Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1:00 pm WINNER: Falcons (please falcons)
New Orleans at Tennessee, 1:00 pm WINNER: Titans
Minnesota at Detroit, 1:00 pm WINNER: Vikings
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 4:05 pm WINNER: Giants
Cleveland at San Francisco, 4:05 pm WINNER: 49ers
St. Louis at Seattle, 4:05 pm WINNER: Seahawks
Baltimore at San Diego, 4:15 pm WINNER: Ravens
Buffalo at Miami, 8:30 pm WINNER: Dolphins

Monday, September 22:

Oakland at Denver, 9:00 pm WINNER: Broncos (45)
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Mediocrity has been the best way to describe my picks so far. Here goes week 3:

New England
Tampa Bay
Tennessee
Minnesota
NYGiants
San Francisco
Seattle
Baltimore
Miami
Denver (tiebreaker: 50 pts)
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Old 09-18-2003, 04:33 AM   #11
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New England
Tampa Bay
Tennessee
Minnesota
N.Y. Giants
San Francisco
St. Louis
San Diego
Buffalo

Denver (51)

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Cool Anthony's Week 3 Picks

Last week: 5-10-1. Season totals: 10-20-2, Pct. .344. Best Bets: 2-3-1, Pct. .417.

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



SUNDAY

NEW ENGLAND 17, N.Y. Jets 14 (+6 1/2) - Don't read too much into New England's performance last week, as the Eagles could very well be on their way to breaking the all-time mark for biggest drop in record from one year to the next, set by Houston in 1994 with a 2-14 finish after having gone 12-4 in 1993 - and the visiting team has covered eight in a row in this series. Jets will have to wait until next week (Dallas at home) for a realistic shot at their first win of the season, but in the meantime, in between time, ain't we got fun taking the points.

N.Y. Giants 23 (+2), WASHINGTON 19 - For all his faults, Kerry Collins still represents a major class rise for the Redskin defense from the quarterbacks they have faced the first two weeks and the Giants should build on their sweep of Washington in 2002.

Pittsburgh 24, CINCINNATI 10 (+6*) - Bengals probably left their best effort on the field back in Oakland and Corey Dillon is questionable; this looks like a spot for the Steelers to get well.

Tampa Bay 16, ATLANTA 6 (+3 1/2) - Three blocked kicks in the same game - you have to go back a dozen years to find the last time a team had that happen to them (Buffalo blocked two New England field goals and an extra point on November 24, 1991). But the Bucs have the better Johnson at quarterback (I'm sure Austin Powers would agree!) and Tampa Bay has won and covered five in a row against the Falcons, outscoring them 131 to 50.

Minnesota 37, DETROIT 20 (+3 1/2) - Lions proved just how far off they still are at Lambeau (losing by 25 the week after Minnesota won there by five) and the Viking juggernaut figures to roll on for at least one more week; they will get a major test next Sunday though, when San Francisco comes to Triple H.

TENNESSEE 14, New Orleans 13 (+5 1/2*) - Jim Haslett finally stopped the bleeding last week - and Steve McNair could still be bleeding himself come Sunday from the dislocated finger he suffered last week against the Colts. As Meat Loaf sang, two out of three ain't bad - and that's the clip at which the Saints have been both winning and covering on natural grass in the new millennium (10-5, both ways).

INDIANAPOLIS 31, Jacksonville 16 (+7 1/2) - If the Jaguars couldn't even warm up a team that had both letdown and looking ahead to overcome, then what chance do they have here against a team they've never beaten? Plus now it's their turn to look ahead - to next week's game at Houston with occupancy of the division cellar on the line.

Kansas City 20, HOUSTON 17 (+7 1/2*) - The Chiefs and Bills both look to be in garden spots for a run at the AFC playoffs, since both teams have easy schedules due to their last-place finishes, despite 8-8 records, of a year ago. But Priest Holmes is questionable (bruised ribs) and there is a 30 per cent chance of thunderstorms in Houston on Sunday, which may result in the retractable roof at Reliant Stadium being closed, making KC's current four-game indoor losing streak (both straight up and against the line) an issue.

Green Bay 34, ARIZONA 7 (+7 1/2*) - Since I have to say something besides stating the obvious fact that the Cardinals don't belong on the same field with the Packers, I'll point out that Green Bay has beaten them four in a row (covering in three of them) and has never lost at Sun Devil Stadium (3-0) - and that the Packers won by 25 over the same opponent Arizona lost to by 18.

SEATTLE 31, St. Louis 24 (+3) - Yes, the Rams got it done against the 49ers, but they looked as sloppy as the track at Hialeah after a hurricane, on both sides of the ball. Mike Martz has finally wised up and is keeping Marc Bulger in there, but remember that the Seahawks handed Bulger his only official loss as a starter, knocking him out of the game after just four plays in a 30-10 home victory last December - and home victories (with the points anyway) have been the rule rather than the exception in this series (five covers in the last six).

Baltimore 23, SAN DIEGO 10 (+1) - Three weeks ago the Chargers would have been a best bet in this spot, since these two teams appeared to be heading in opposite directions - San Diego from 1-15 in 2000 to 5-11 in '01 to 8-8 last year, Baltimore from Super Bowl champions to wild cards to also-rans in the same three years. They still are moving in opposite directions - only now it is the Chargers who are on the skids big time and the Ravens - or at least Jamal Lewis anyway - are the league's hottest item.

SAN FRANCISCO 38, Cleveland 7 (+7 1/2) - John York is lucky that the 49ers are a football team and not a racehorse, because they're taking such a sharp drop in class this week - from facing the Greatest Show on Turf last Sunday to the Kelly Holcomb Traveling Show here - that if the team were a horse it would most certainly be claimed away from him! And while some teams have a West Coast Offense, the Browns have West Coast Rigor Mortis - they're 0-4 lifetime both straight up and against the line on the road in the Mountain and Pacific time zones, getting blasted by a cumulative 132-51 in the four no-contests.

Buffalo 31 (+3), MIAMI 17 - Until Houston's upset at Miami on opening day, the Bills had come closest to winning there in September over the previous decade, notching a 23-18 victory at the Pigeon-Toed Orange Bowl on October 4, 1999. And based on what both teams have shown thus far in 2003, I see nothing to suggest that the Dolphins can even be competitive with Buffalo at the present time, much less win the game.


MONDAY NIGHT

Oakland 27 (+3 1/2*), DENVER 20 - Am I the only one who thinks the Broncos would actually be better off with Steve Beuerlein at quarterback instead of Jake Plummer? But Clinton Portis was also banged up in the win at San Diego and the Raiders are 20-11 against the line in warm-weather and indoor road games since 1998.


BEST BETS: GREEN BAY, SAN FRANCISCO, BUFFALO

*Pittsburgh at Cincinnati is in a circle because Bengals running back Corey Dillon is questionable, New Orleans at Tennessee is in a circle because Titans quarterback Steve McNair is questionable, Kansas City at Houston is in a circle because Chiefs running back Priest Holmes is questionable, Green Bay at Arizona is in a circle because Cardinals quarterback Jeff Blake is questionable, and Denver at Oakland is in a circle because Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is questionable and running back Clinton Portis is probable.

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Minnesota
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San Francisco
Seattle
Baltimore
Buffalo
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Denver 54
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