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NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition

Philadelphia by 6
Boston by 6
Milwaukee by 4
L.A. Lakers by 8
Boston by 6

posted by rcade at 08:12 PM on February 11, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition

You can see the week 15 results here. Ufez held on to first, NoMich narrowed the lead and Scooby won another week with 65.

I didn't really pick New Orleans. I needed at least one pick to make the page layout work, so I made a losing prediction.

posted by rcade at 10:37 AM on February 11, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Placeholder Edition

New Orleans by 12

posted by rcade at 10:31 AM on February 11, 2020

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I'd love to see the place more active. For some reason Google isn't sending us new traffic any more. If any members have SEO kung fu skills I'd love some advice for how to make us more visible.

I don't think Jessamyn ever joined. Where was that meetup?

posted by rcade at 02:52 PM on February 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

There's no NBA Pick 'Em this week. Next week there will be 6 games to pick Tuesday through Thursday before the All-Star Game.

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on February 07, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36

The biggest surprise in the commercials was the NFL ad that delivered the same message Colin Kaepernick took a knee for. How is he still blacklisted?

posted by rcade at 08:19 PM on February 03, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl 0x36

Another classic. This 538 tweet marked the point at which San Francisco had a 93.8% win probability.

posted by rcade at 10:55 PM on February 02, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

Kansas City by 4 (stone cold lead pipe lock)

FIRST FG: Harrison Butker

FIRST TD: Raheem Mostert

PASSING: Patrick Mahomes

RUSHING: Damien Williams RECEIVING: Travis Kelce

SACK: Nick Bosa

INTERCEPTION: Tyrann Mathieu

OOPS: Jimmy Garropolo

MVP: Patrick Mahomes

ADS: Budweiser (for "Typical American")

Tiebreaker: 50 (27-23 Chiefs)

posted by rcade at 08:33 PM on February 01, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

Super Bowl 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 03:27 PM on January 31, 2020

SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x36 Edition

Standings (with Props)

PlayerTotal ScoreProps
bender8115
cixelsyd735
jagsnumberone7110
prof6920
gridironarizona635
ic23b6210
tron7625
tahoemoj485
tommytrump480
NoMich400
rcade325
Howard_T290
Boaz250
gloglu-410
grum@work-40
rumple-510

Props

Passer: Aaron Rodgers (GB), 326 yards -- bender, prof, jagsnumberone

Rusher: Raheem Mostert (SF), 220 yards -- none

Receiver: Davante Adams (GB), 138 yards -- gloglu, bender, prof, rumple

Interceptions: Emmanuel Moseley (SF) -- gridironarizona, Richard Sherman (SF) -- ic23b, prof, rumple

Tackles over 5: Blake Martinez (GB), 9 -- tron7, gloglu, rcade, jagsnumberone, tahoemoj, rumple; Logan Ryan (Ten), 10 -- ic23b, cixelsyd, bender; Daniel Sorensen (KC), 8 -- prof; Kamelei Correa (Ten), 10; Tyrann Mathieu (KC), 9; Damien Wilson (SF), 7; Darnell Savage (GB), 8; Jaquiski Tartt (SF), 8; K'Waun Williams (SF), 7; Dre Greenlaw (SF), 6 -- all others none

posted by rcade at 03:26 PM on January 31, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Kobe Bryant Edition

Wednesday
Brooklyn by 13 (dunk)
Houston by 4

Thursday
Boston by 12 (dunk)
Denver by 4

Friday
Houston by 8 (dunk)
L.A. Lakers by 6

Saturday
Philadelphia by 4

Sunday
Houston by 7

Hope the surgery went well, Howard!

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash

A terrible tragedy made so much worse by the loss of his daughter. Bryant was just in the news saying that some WNBA stars are good enough to play in the NBA. At the time I was struck by this part of the story: "While he has retired from the NBA, Bryant currently coaches his 13-year-old daughter Gianna's basketball team. Apparently, Gianna has her heart set on attending Taurasi and Moore's alma mater, the University of Connecticut, rather than following in her father's footsteps at UCLA."

posted by rcade at 06:41 PM on January 26, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Here Comes Zion Edition

Wednesday
Toronto by 9
New Orleans by 8

Thursday
L.A. Lakers by 8 (dunk)
Dallas by 6

Friday
L.A. Clippers by 13 (dunk)

Saturday
Philadelphia by 4

Sunday
New Orleans by 6

posted by rcade at 06:24 PM on January 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Here Comes Zion Edition

74 points in a week may be a record.

posted by rcade at 10:41 AM on January 22, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Conference Championship Round

Kansas City by 10 (lock)
San Francisco by 3 (lock)

Passer: Patrick Mahomes (KC)
Rusher: Derrick Henry (Ten)
Receiver: Travis Kelce (KC)
Intercepter: Kenny Vaccaro (Ten)
Tackler: Blake Martinez (FB)

posted by rcade at 07:32 PM on January 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The ads are wonky on here. They shouldn't be appearing in comments. I'll fix soon.

posted by rcade at 12:52 PM on January 18, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The Chiefs won a game by 20 they trailed by 24. I wonder how many times an NFL game had a point difference exceeding both 20 and -20.

posted by rcade at 10:10 AM on January 18, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Conference Championship Round

Pick these five prop bets for the entire weekend (not for each game):

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points

2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points

3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points

4. A player who will get an interception. +5 points

5. A player who will get more than 5 tackles. +5 points

posted by rcade at 09:36 AM on January 18, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Conference Championship Round

PlayerTotal ScoreProps
bender5615
jagsnumberone415
gridironarizona3810
cixelsyd3615
tommytrump350
tron73115
Howard_T295
ic23b265
Boaz250
tahoemoj2310
prof235
NoMich205
gloglu610
rcade110
grum@work-40
rumple-155

1. Passer: Deshaun Watson, 388 yards -- none

2. Rusher: Derrick Henry, 195 yards -- cixelsyd, tron7, rcade, bender

3: Receiver: Davante Adams, 160 yards -- none

4: Sacker: Danielle Hunter (Min) -- rcade, gridironarizona, jagsnumberone, NoMich; Nick Bosa (SF) -- cixelsyd, tahoemoj, Howard_T; Za'Darius Smith (GB) -- tron7, prof, bender; Arik Armstead (SF) -- ic23b; Jadaveon Clowney (Sea) -- rumple; Preston Smith (GB) -- gloglu; Stephen Weatherly (Min), Solomon Thomas (SF), DeForest Buckner (SF), Dee Ford (SF), Jurrell Casey (Ten), Harold Landry III (Ten), Kamalei Correa (Ten), Earl Thomas III (Bal), Gareon Conley (Hou), Rashad Fenton (Kan), Frank Clark (Kan), Dorian O'Daniel (Kan), K.J. Wright (Sea), Shaquem Griffin (Sea), and Kenny Clark (GB) -- none

5. Most points: Kansas City, 51 -- ic23b, cixelsyd, tron7, tahoemoj, gloglu, gridironarizona, bender

posted by rcade at 09:35 AM on January 18, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition

Philadelphia by 9
Dallas by 2
L.A. Clippers by 10
L.A. Lakers by 5

posted by rcade at 08:23 PM on January 17, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Minnesota by 3
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
Kansas City by 7
Green Bay by 7 (lock)

Passer: Patrick Mahomes

Rusher: Derrick Henry

Receiver: George Kittle

Sack: Danielle Hunter

Most points: Baltimore

posted by rcade at 04:57 PM on January 09, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I fixed outgoing email on SportsFilter so that it won't fall into your spam folders so often. I had to switch from sending it from the Amazon cloud to SendGrid. Apparently so many spammers have spun up servers on Amazon EC2 that the emails rate as suspicious.

posted by rcade at 10:30 PM on January 08, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Pick these five prop bets for the entire weekend (not for each game):

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points

2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points

3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points

4. A player who will get a sack or half sack. +5 points

5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points

posted by rcade at 10:12 PM on January 08, 2020

NFL Playoff Pick Em: Divisional Round

Standings (with Props)

PlayerTotal ScoreProps
Boaz2510
gridironarizona2310
jagsnumberone235
tommytrump205
bender185
cixelsyd165
tahoemoj135
prof105
Howard_T55
ic23b55
gloglu05
NoMich-50
grum@work-105
tron7-1010
rumple-155
rcade-200

1. Passer: Russell Wilson (Sea), 325 -- tron7, Boaz, rumple, gridarizona

2. Rusher: Derrick Henry (Ten), 182 -- cixelsyd, Howard_T, ic23b, tommytrump, prof, tron7, grum@work, Boaz, gridironarizona, jagsnumberone, gloglu, bender, tahoemoj

3. Receiver: D.K. Metcalf (Sea), 160 -- none

4. Interceptions: Logan Ryan (Ten); Duron Harmon (N.E.); Anthony Harris (Min.) -- none

5. Most points: Minnesota, 26 -- none

posted by rcade at 10:12 PM on January 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

... the team performed far worse under JJ until 4 HOFers fell into his lap.

Michael Irvin was there before the JJs, but they drafted Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith and traded for Charles Haley.

Regarding the Aikman first overall pick, Gil Brandt said some team execs wanted to select Tony Mandarich.

posted by rcade at 07:08 PM on January 07, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition

Wednesday
Dallas by 7
Milwaukee by 8 (dunk)

Thursday
Philadelphia by 4
Oklahoma City by 6

Friday
New York by 6
L.A. Lakers by 9

posted by rcade at 06:57 PM on January 07, 2020

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

The front page of Jerry Jones hiring Jimmy Johnson brings back memories. That photo is iconic. A Dallas Morning News intern was sent to get it. When it was taken the news had not broken that Jones was buying the team, firing Tom Landry and hiring Johnson. An era had ended and we didn't know it yet.

The owner of Mia's Restaurant, where the photo was taken, was a huge Cowboys fan who had served Landry and his wife. He was crushed by the firing and never went to another game.

Growing up in Dallas with Landry as coach and Tex Schramm as GM, I thought winning was the team's birthright. Every loss was a shock and a playoff loss in particular was practically unimaginable. But when the JJs came in and won so quickly I became, to my lasting regret, a "Landry who?" fan. We were ready to jettison Landry after a 7-9, 7-8 and 3-13 season despite 20 years before that in which the Cowboys made the playoffs in 18, reached five Super Bowls and won two.

Jones was such an asshole he didn't honor his deal with Landry to give his family a suite. The Landrys switched their allegiance back to the N.Y. Giants.

For our sins, Dallas is nearing 25 years without another Super Bowl trip.

posted by rcade at 09:32 PM on January 06, 2020

Texans Overcome 16-0 Deficit to Beat Bills

I don't understand O'Brien going for it on fourth-and-1 from the Bills' 30 with 1:21 remaining. A field goal forces the shaky Josh Allen to score a touchdown to beat you.

It seemed like both teams were competing to lose for a while. Allen's falling down no-look pitch to no one was particularly awful.

Poor Bills.

posted by rcade at 08:03 AM on January 05, 2020

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Ha!

Going from Booger McFarland early to Tony Romo late on color commentary is giving me whiplash.

posted by rcade at 11:14 PM on January 04, 2020

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Thanks everyone.

Congrats, Tron7 and Jagsnumberone on the near miss!

One of these days I'm going to add a report on which teams we pick worst. The Jaguars gotta be one of my problem teams.

posted by rcade at 01:56 PM on January 04, 2020

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Buffalo by 4 (lock)
New England by 4 (lock)
New Orleans by 7 (lock)
Seattle by 3 (lock)

Passer: Drew Brees
Rusher: Dalvin Cook
Receiver: Michael Thomas
Interception: Tre'Davious White
Points: New Orleans

I'd like to pick Tennessee to upset New England in the 40-degree drizzle Saturday night, because I think that's favorable to Derrick Henry playing a key factor in deciding the outcome, but I can't believe that the Titans will win their first game ever in Massachusetts like this. The dynastic Pats will live to fight another day.

posted by rcade at 08:59 PM on January 03, 2020

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm working on a problem with SportsFilter's SSL certificate. It may not be cleared up for a few hours.

posted by rcade at 05:49 PM on January 03, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Pelicans Winning Streak Edition

L.A. Clippers by 17 (dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:34 PM on January 02, 2020

Enter the SportsFilter NFL Playoff Pick 'Em

Pick these five prop bets for the entire weekend (not for each game):

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points

2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points

3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points

4. A player who will get an interception. +5 points

5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points

posted by rcade at 02:37 PM on January 02, 2020

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

National treasure Kevin Harlan called two games simultaneously at the end of the Chiefs and Patriots games.

posted by rcade at 10:31 PM on December 29, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: Crunch Time Edition

Buffalo by 8 (lock)
Cleveland by 4 (lock)
Green Bay by 12 (lock)
Kansas City by 13 (lock)
Minnesota by 2 (lock)
New England by 15 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 2 (lock)
New Orleans by 11 (lock)
Dallas by 11 (lock)
Denver by 11 (lock)
L.A. Rams by 10 (lock)
N.Y. Giants by 3 (lock)
Jacksonville by 3 (lock)
Baltimore by 7 (lock)
Tennessee by 3 (lock)
San Francisco by 2 (lock)

I'm picking the Jaguars in tribute to the man who was almost named Beowulf Minshew.

posted by rcade at 11:39 AM on December 29, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: Crunch Time Edition

L.A.Rams are playing Arizona not the Chargers.

Fixed. If anyone needs to change that pick just post it in a new comment.

posted by rcade at 03:44 PM on December 28, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: Santa Loves Basketball Edition

Wednesday
Toronto by 4
Milwaukee by 3
Houston by 12 (dunk)
L.A. Lakers by 8
Denver by 11 (dunk)

posted by rcade at 08:42 AM on December 25, 2019

FIFA President Wants to Play Women's World Cup Every 2 Years

This would mean a major global women's soccer trophy three out of four years, counting the Summer Olympics.

posted by rcade at 09:01 PM on December 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 16: Another Fine Mess in Jacksonville Edition

Tampa Bay by 1
New England by 5
San Francisco by 5
Atlanta by 8 (lock)
Baltimore by 10 (lock)
New Orleans by 2
Indianapolis by 5
Miami by 4
Pittsburgh by 1
Washington by 1
Denver by 11 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 6
Philadelphia by 3
Seattle by 12 (lock)
Kansas City by 4
Minnesota by 5

posted by rcade at 12:34 PM on December 21, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Fully Weight Bearing Edition

The game is Rockets/Suns, but it's Saturday on NBA TV. I've corrected the schedule.

posted by rcade at 04:40 PM on December 20, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I expect that Coughlin isn't the primary target. He's just the first domino to fall and Doug Marrone and Dave Caldwell will be gone at season's end. Owner Shad Khan said he decided earlier this season to fire Coughlin and accelerated it because of the player fines disaster.

I'll miss Marrone and his bologna. He keeps having to be the public face of the franchise through tough moments when no one else shows their faces, like the press conference today, and handles it professionally and with grace.

posted by rcade at 04:09 PM on December 19, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I like Tom Coughlin and his surly hard-ass demeanor but his firing was overdue.

He saddled the Jaguars with $16.5 million in dead cap hit by extending Blake Bortles and there's another $33.8 million potential hit to Nick Foles, who has no trade value after the team gave up on him.

Coughlin also never explained what he said to Jalen Ramsey that led to him demanding a trade. The draft pick haul is nice, but as a fan I expected to be told a lot more about the post-game blowup between Coughlin and the immature-but-enormously talented star player.

posted by rcade at 09:50 AM on December 19, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Fully Weight Bearing Edition

Wednesday
Dallas by 3

Thursday
Milwaukee by 9
L.A. Clippers by 9

Friday
Philadelphia by 4

Saturday
Houston by 10 (dunk)

posted by rcade at 10:21 PM on December 18, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Fully Weight Bearing Edition

ESPN flexed out of Warriors/Blazers on Wednesday to show Celtics/Mavs. NBA TV flexed out of Wizards/76ers to show Rockets/Suns.

posted by rcade at 10:40 AM on December 18, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Oh and DUUUUVVVAAALLL!!! (Man, we suck, but I just can't bail on them.)

Hard to believe they've fallen so fast. When Minshew came in I thought if he could just be average the great defense would be enough to win some games. Now I watch the defense with hands over my face.

posted by rcade at 12:30 PM on December 15, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

New England by 11 (lock)
Tampa Bay by 7
Green Bay by 4
Tennessee by 4
Kansas City by 9 (lock)
N.Y. Giants by 1
Philadelphia by 6
Seattle by 5
Oakland by 5
Cleveland by 5
Minnesota by 2
L.A. Rams by 1
San Francisco by 11 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 1
New Orleans by 9 (lock)

posted by rcade at 12:16 PM on December 15, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: NFC Least Edition

Baltimore by 10 -- lock

posted by rcade at 06:10 PM on December 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

As much as I like hating the Patriots, this one seems like an unintentional error. Maybe I'd be more suspicious if they filmed the Ravens instead of the Bengals.

posted by rcade at 12:58 PM on December 11, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

It's fixed now. I overlooked your boldness.

posted by rcade at 12:49 PM on December 11, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

Tuesday
Philadelphia by 6

Wednesday
Toronto by 5
Milwaukee by 16 (dunk)

Thursday
Philadelphia by 8
Denver by 8 (dunk)

Friday
L.A. Lakers by 10 (dunk)
Minnesota by 6

posted by rcade at 08:00 PM on December 10, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The NFL should make a division ineligible for the playoffs that season if no team finishes with a winning record.

During Sunday's Jags game and after the final whistle, Yannick Ngakoue and Philip Rivers had a lot to say to each other. We get to hear it because Ngakoue was mic'ed and it's funny. Tyrann Matthieu calls Rivers the "funniest trash-talker ever".

posted by rcade at 02:06 PM on December 10, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition

The networks flexed two games this week. TNT swapped out Heat/Hawks on Tuesday in favor of Nuggets/76ers and ESPN dumped Warriors/Jazz for Clippers/Timberwolves. You know things have changed in the NBA when Golden State is a team ESPN doesn't want to broadcast.

posted by rcade at 06:25 PM on December 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 3
Atlanta by 3
Baltimore by 4
Cleveland by 9 (lock)
Green Bay by 14 (lock)
Minnesota by 17 (lock)
New Orleans by 3
N.Y. Jets by 5
Tampa Bay by 2
Houston by 9 (lock)
L.A. Chargers by 2
Tennessee by 3
New England by 4
Pittsburgh by 4
L.A. Rams by 1
Philadelphia by 10 (lock)

posted by rcade at 09:04 AM on December 05, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition

Tuesday
Dallas by 10
L.A. Clippers by 10 (dunk)

Wednesday
L.A. Lakers by 6

Thursday
Toronto by 5

Friday
Denver by 7
L.A. Lakers by 3

posted by rcade at 08:19 PM on December 03, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Turkey Week Edition

Friday
Oklahoma City by 7
L.A. Lakers by 13 (dunk)

Saturday
Philadelphia by 8

Monday
Philadelphia by 4

posted by rcade at 05:36 PM on November 29, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Chicago by 10 (lock)
Dallas by 7 (lock)
New Orleans by 13 (lock)
N.Y. Jets by 7
Indianapolis by 3
Philadelphia by 14 (lock)
Green Bay by 7 (lock)
Cleveland by 3
Carolina by 7 (lock)
Jacksonville by 3
Baltimore by 3
Arizona by 3
L.A. Chargers by 3
Kansas City by 7 (lock)
New England by 3
Seattle by 3

Happy Thanksgiving, Spofites!

posted by rcade at 08:34 PM on November 27, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Turkey Week Edition

Wednesday
Boston by 9
L.A. Lakers by 9

posted by rcade at 05:40 PM on November 27, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Winnipeg by 6

MVP: Collaros

Over/Under: Under

Passing yards: 613

posted by rcade at 09:50 AM on November 24, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

Atlanta by 6
Buffalo by 3
Chicago by 7
Pittsburgh by 7 (lock)
Cleveland by 7
New Orleans by 7 (lock)
Oakland by 3
Seattle by 3
Detroit by 7 (lock)
Tennessee by 7 (lock)
New England by 3
San Francisco by 3
Baltimore by 3

The Niners/Packers game tonight is appealingly close in predictive expectations: San Fran by 3 (Vegas), 3 (538) and 56% (Yahoo). George Kittle is expected back along with Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders. I'm picking them at home by that field goal.

Another close one is Raiders at Jets, with Oakland by 3 (Vegas), 54% (Yahoo) and Nate Silver's Atari XE punting by calling it a 50/50. Sam Darnold's not seeing ghosts any more but I'm picking the Raiders.

Picking Cleveland by 7, even against Miami, seems overexuberant given the way the Browns season has gone. But at least I'm not locking it. Myles Garrett throwing away his season in the waning seconds of an in-your-face victory over the Steelers has to be the biggest bonehead move in the league this year.

I'm locking Tennessee to beat Jacksonville, the first time I've done that all season against the Jaguars. Jacksonville's run defense has become a soggy paper bag.

posted by rcade at 09:38 AM on November 24, 2019