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February 03, 2011

NFL Pick 'em, SUPERBOWL Round: : It's finally here: the last Sportsfilter Pick 'Em of the 2010-2011 NFL Season. A veritable smorgasbord of picks are to be found inside!

posted by hincandenza to fantasy at 12:17 AM - 16 comments

Just the one game this week, for all the marbles: Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers meet on the field of battle at lovely Cowboys Stadium, best known as the location of Telemunjaro. Apparently some American football uses it as well.

KickoffSpreadOver/Under
Sunday, 6:25pm EST, FOXGreen Bay 2.544.5

For helping you in your picks, the team stats can be found here for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers.

Since we have just the one game, there are numerous picks this week, totalling a whopping possibility of 25 points! The pick 'em categories (and possible points) are:

  • The winning team (according to the spread) and the point differential (3)
  • The over/under (1)
  • In which minute the first score will occur (i.e., "2 minutes into the 1st quarter" means between 2 minutes and 3 minutes into the game) (1)
  • How will the last score of the first half be made (typically FG or TD) (1)
  • How will the last score of the second half be made (typically FG or TD) (1)
  • Team with longest punt return, and your guess as to the distance (within 5 yards) (2)
  • Team with most penalty yards, and your guess as to their total (within 5 yards) (2)
  • The team with the most rushing yards, and your guess as to their total (3)
  • The team with the most passing yards, and your guess as to that total (3)
  • The individual player with the most rushing yards, and your guess as to that total (3)
  • The individual player with the most receiving yards, and your guess as to that total (3)
  • Lowest jersey number to score a touchdown (1)
  • The over/under (11.5) for how many points in Scrabble (no bonuses) the last name of the player who scores the first touchdown would be worth (1)

Notes: Similar scoring rules as last time for any numeric picks: within the margin of error (+/- 30%) gets you 1 point, and a bonus point for getting the value exactly right gets you a second point. For the yardage guesses, the bonus kicks in for +/- 10 yards unless otherwise specified.

Given the overwhelming number of picks, please double check that you've made a selection, and please label your choices well so I know which you're picking.

posted by hincandenza at 12:28 AM on February 03

And here's a copy/pastable template to help you:


Winner, point diff:
Over/under:
First score minute:
Last score type, 1st half:
Last score type: 2nd half:
Team longest punt return, distance:
Team most penalties, yards:
Team most rushing yards, total:
Team most passing yards, total:
Player most rushing yards, total:
Player most receiving yards, total:
Lowest TD jersey:
Scrabble over/under:

posted by hincandenza at 12:31 AM on February 03

Winner, point diff: Green Bay, 10

Over/under: Over

First score minute: 6 minutes into the first Q

Last score type, 1st half: FG

Last score type: 2nd half: TD

Team longest punt return, distance: Pittsburgh, 31 yards

Team most penalties, yards: Pittsburgh, 72 yards

Team most rushing yards, total: Pittsburgh, 135 yards

Team most passing yards, total: Green Bay, 286 yards

Player most rushing yards, total: Mendenhall, 84 yards

Player most receiving yards, total: Jennings, 108 yards

Lowest TD jersey: Jackson (32)

Scrabble over/under: Over (I think Jennings is 20 pts)

posted by tahoemoj at 12:48 AM on February 03

Steelers by 14

Under

First Score: 7 minutes into the first quarter

Last Score type: 1st half FG, 2nd half TD

Punt Return: Steelers 45 yards

Most penalties: Packers 60 yards

Rushing: Steelers 165 yards

Passing: Steelers 310 yards

Player rushing: Mendenhall 90 yards

Player receiving: Ward 120 yards

Lowest TD jersey: Mike Wallace (17)

Scrabble: Over

posted by owlhouse at 04:32 AM on February 03

Winner, point diff: Green Bay 13

Over/under: Over

First score minute: 6 (1st Quarter)

Last score type, 1st half: Field Goal

Last score type: 2nd half: Touchdown

Team longest punt return, distance: Green Bay 27

Team most penalties, yards: Pittsburgh 73

Team most rushing yards, total: Green Bay 164

Team most passing yards, total: Green Bay 261

Player most rushing yards, total: Jackson 101

Player most receiving yards, total: Jennings 101

Lowest TD jersey: 12

Scrabble over/under Over

posted by tommytrump at 08:48 AM on February 03

Winner, point diff: Pittsburgh, 2 points
Over/under: Over
First score minute: 10th minute in the first quarter
Last score type, 1st half: Touchdown
Last score type: 2nd half: Field goal
Team longest punt return, distance: Green Bay, 44 yards
Team most penalties, yards: Green Bay, 85 yards
Team most rushing yards, total: Pittsburgh, 93 yards
Team most passing yards, total: Pittsburgh, 270 yards
Player most rushing yards, total: Rashard Mendenhall
Player most receiving yards, total: Mike Wallace
Lowest TD jersey: 7
Scrabble over/under: Over

Thanks for doing this, hal.

posted by NoMich at 09:05 AM on February 03

Winner, point diff: Packers, 5
Over/under: Under
First score minute: 6
Last score type, 1st half: touchdown
Last score type: 2nd half: field goal
Team longest punt return, distance: Packers, 33
Team most penalties, yards: Packers, 35
Team most rushing yards, total: Steelers, 103
Team most passing yards, total: Packers, 312
Player most rushing yards, total: Rashard Mendenhall
Player most receiving yards, total: Donald Driver
Lowest TD jersey: 12
Scrabble over/under: over

posted by bender at 07:54 PM on February 03

It would seem silly if I didn't make my own picks. :)

Winner, point diff: Green Bay, 10 Over/under: Over First score minute: 3 Last score type, 1st half: FG Last score type: 2nd half: TD Team longest punt return, distance: Green Bay, 45 Team most penalties, yards: Steelers, 35 Team most rushing yards, total: Steelers, 130 Team most passing yards, total: Green Bay, 310 Player most rushing yards, total: Mendenhall, 90 Player most receiving yards, total: Mike Wallace, 120 Lowest TD jersey: Roethlisberger (7) Scrabble over/under: over

Also, for a couple of you there are incomplete picks: the player totals are both the player AND the total (with the margin of error bonuses, etc). Please double-check your picks!

posted by hincandenza at 03:16 PM on February 04

For the record I do not follow football AT ALL. The final Packers playoff was the only one I've watched all season, but I'm having a go anyway.

Winner, point diff: Packers, 13
Over/under: Over
First score minute: 4
Last score type, 1st half: FG
Last score type: 2nd half: TD
Team longest punt return, distance: Packers, 47yds
Team most penalties, yards: Pittsburgh, 55yds
Team most rushing yards, total: Steelers, 120yds
Team most passing yards, total: Packers, 320yds
Player most rushing yards, total: Mendenhall 93yds
Player most receiving yards, total: Jennings 117yds
Lowest TD jersey: 14
Scrabble over/under: Over

posted by Drood at 03:53 PM on February 04

Winner, point diff: Steelers 8

Over/under: Over

First score minute: 9

Last score type, 1st half: FG

Last score type: 2nd half: TD

Team longest punt return, distance: Steelers 29

Team most penalties, yards: Packers 73

Team most rushing yards, total: Steelers 175

Team most passing yards, total: Packers 330

Player most rushing yards, total: Mendenhall 88

Player most receiving yards, total: Jennings 132

Lowest TD jersey: 7

Scrabble over/under: over

Thanks Hal!

posted by dviking at 01:20 PM on February 06

Also, for a couple of you there are incomplete picks: the player totals are both the player AND the total (with the margin of error bonuses, etc). Please double-check your picks!

Oh shit! Thanks Hal.
My updated picks:

Player most rushing yards, total: Rashard Mendenhall, 83 yards
Player most receiving yards, total: Mike Wallace, 78 yards

posted by NoMich at 01:40 PM on February 06

Winner, point diff: Steelers by 4

Over/under: Under

First score minute: 11th min of the 1st Q

Last score type, 1st half: FG

Last score type: 2nd half: TD

Team longest punt return, distance: Green Bay, 17 yds

Team most penalties, yards: Pittsburgh, 45 yds

Team most rushing yards, total: Pittsburgh, 112

Team most passing yards, total: Green Bay, 241

Player most rushing yards, total: Mendenhall, 97

Player most receiving yards, total: Donald Driver, 113

Lowest TD jersey: 7

Scrabble over/under: Under

Thanks Hal!

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:12 PM on February 06

Winner, point diff: Packers by 5

Over/under: Over

First score minute: 3rd minute into the first quarter

Last score type, first half: FG

Last score type, second half: TD

Team longest punt return, distance: Green Bay, 19 yards

Team most penalties, yards: Pittsburgh, 60

Team most rushing yards: Pittsburgh, 130

Team most passing yards: Green Bay, 277

Player most rushing yards: Mendenhall, 78

Player most receiving yards: Greg Jennings, 140

Lowest TD jersey: 7

Scrabble over/under: Under

posted by rcade at 02:59 PM on February 06

Winner, point diff: Packers, 7
Over/under: Over
First score minute: 7th minute 1st quarter
Last score type, 1st half: FG
Last score type: 2nd half: FG
Team longest punt return, distance: Green Bay, 21 yards
Team most penalties, yards: Pittsburgh, 87 yards
Team most rushing yards, total: Pittsburgh, 152 yards
Team most passing yards, total: Green Bay, 327 yards
Player most rushing yards, total: Mendenhall, 91 yards
Player most receiving yards, total: Nelson, 107 yards
Lowest TD jersey: 34
Scrabble over/under: Over

posted by tron7 at 03:28 PM on February 06

The over/under (11.5) for how many points in Scrabble (no bonuses) the last name of the player who scores the first touchdown would be worth (1)

N-E-L-S-O-N

9 points

Dammit! It's even a valid word, thanks to the wrestling move.

posted by rcade at 12:11 PM on February 07

Sorry for the delay, guys- I've been super busy at work. I'll try to get the final scores out Tuesday evening!

posted by hincandenza at 02:29 AM on February 08

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