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January 31, 2014

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Super Bowl-a-Geddon Edition: Pick the winners of the game and several other categories in the deciding round. The contest winner wins a Chimay Ale gift set (if over 21) or a $30 Amazon gift card (if under).

posted by rcade to football at 09:48 AM - 35 comments

The final standings:

PlayerWeek 1Week 2 Week 3Week 4Total
dyams566320
grum@work745218
kokaku446216
wduchene355316
cixelsyd374014
LionIndex454114
owlhouse246214
tahoemoj235313
tommytrump434213
cl444012
ic23b442111
Mr Frisby335011
rcade343111
8623319
NoMich24219
Ufez Jones234--9
hincandenza24208
holden43--18
rumple13318
bender13217
jjzucal14--16
Ninja_Van3------3
mcotter962------2
Ying Yang Mafia1------1
camtom3080------0

posted by rcade at 09:48 AM on January 31

The complete rules are in the first week's post.

For Super Bowl week, pick the following:

1. Winner of the game (and spread)

2. Player with the most receiving yards

3. Player with the most rushing yards

4. First player to score a touchdown

5. Player chosen as the game's MVP

6. One defensive player who will get an interception

7. One defensive player who will get a sack (or partial sack)

8. The brand/company that will win the USA Today Ad-Meter

9. For tiebreaker purposes, the total points scored in the game (if two entrants are still tied after this tiebreaker, the entry submitted earlier wins)

Entries must be posted here by 6:30 p.m. Eastern Sunday.

posted by rcade at 10:13 AM on January 31

Denver by 9

J.Thomas (Den)

Lynch (Sea)

D.Thomas (Den)

P.Manning (Den)

D.Trevathan (Den)

S.Phillips (Den)

Newcastle

42

posted by cixelsyd at 10:32 AM on January 31

Team: Broncos by 14
Receiving: Wes Welker
Rushing: Knowshon Moreno
1st TD: Wes Welker
MVP: Peyton Manning
Interception: Danny Trevathan
Saaaaack: Shaun Phillips
Ad Meter: Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch +1
Points total: 56 points total

Thanks, rcade!

posted by NoMich at 10:37 AM on January 31

1. Denver by 3
2. D.Thomas (Den) +1
3. M.Lynch (Sea)
4. M.Lynch (Sea) +1
5. P.Manning (Den)
6. None
7. B.Wagner (Sea)
8. Wonderful Pistachios
9. 37

posted by grum@work at 10:49 AM on January 31

Quick comment on the outcome of the game: in the 1985 Super Bowl, all the talk was about the Dolphins' offense and how the Niners could possibly stop it.

Meanwhile, the Niners offense felt overlooked and asked themselves aloud: "why isn't anyone asking how Miami is going to stop US"? They proceeded to play accordingly.

In that spirit, I have a sense that the Denver defense is growing weary of hearing about how good Seattle's defense is, and the Broncos' D is going to be ready to play and will exceed people's expectations when they take the field. That factor will determine the outcome of the game.

posted by beaverboard at 11:57 AM on January 31

You know what factor is going to determine the outcome of the game? My fucking predictions above, that's what. Get on board, son!

posted by NoMich at 12:42 PM on January 31

Denver by 6
D. Thomas +1
K. Moreno
M. Ball
P. Manning
No interceptions
M. Bennett
T-Mobile Tebow Ad (dude just wins, ok?)
48

posted by holden at 03:51 PM on January 31

I had to slightly adjust my predictions from those I made at the beginning of the playoffs.

Team: Bengals Seahawks by 103 6 +1

Receiving: AJ Green D. Thomas +1

Rushing: G. Bernard M. Lynch

1st TD: J. Gresham R. Wilson

MVP: A. Dalton M. Lynch

Interception: PacMan M. Adams

Sack: G. Atkins C. Dunlap S. Phillips

Ad Meter: Skyline Chili Budweiser (the puppy is soooooooo f*ing cute!! *swoon) +1

Points total: 117 45 total points

posted by tahoemoj at 04:00 PM on January 31

1. Seattle by 4 +1
2. Decker (DEN)
3. Wilson (SEA)
4. Welker (DEN)
5. Wilson (SEA)
6. Rogers-Cromartie (DEN)
7. Cliff Avril (SEA)
8. Toyota
9. 44

posted by LionIndex at 04:21 PM on January 31

1. Seahawks by 3 +1

2. Welker

3. Marshawn Lynch (the BEAST)

4. Julius Thomas

5. Russell Wilson

6. Richard Sherman

7. Shaun Phillips

8. Doritos

9. 61

posted by ic23b at 06:31 PM on January 31

1. Seahawks by 13

2. Thomas (Den) +1

3. Lynch (Sea)

4. Sherman (intercept - this will cause a nuclear meltdown)

5. Lynch again

6. Sherman (see above)

7. Philips

8. Oh I don't know. ESPN Asia doesn't show the ads. How about that frothy stuff with no body? No, not Scarlett, she's banned - Bud, yeah, Bud. That's it. +1

9. 39

posted by owlhouse at 07:51 PM on January 31

1. Denver by 7
2. Demaryius Thomas +1
3. Marshawn Lynch
4. Russell Wilson
5. Peyton Manning
6. Richard Sherman
7. Shaun Phillips
8. Dodge
9. 47

posted by bender at 10:16 PM on January 31

Denver by 28

D Thomas +1

Ball

Ball

Manning

Rogers-Cromartie

Phillips

Budweiser +1

56

posted by tommytrump at 11:16 PM on January 31

1. Seattle by 14 +1

2. Percy Harvin

3. Russel Wilson

4. Wilson

5. Wilson

6. Thomas

7. Bennet

8. Geico?

9. 45

posted by rumple at 01:19 AM on February 01

1. Broncos by 6

2. W. Welker

3. M. Lynch

4. Julius Thomas

5. Peyton Manning

6. D. Rogers-Cromartie

7. B. Wagner

8. A. Busch (Bud) +1

9. 48

posted by 86 at 02:58 PM on February 01

1. Winner of the game (and spread): Denver, by 100 points
2. Player with the most receiving yards: Peyton Manning, Denver
3. Player with the most rushing yards: Ryan Clady, Denver
4. First player to score a touchdown: Dan Koppen, Denver
5. Player chosen as the game's MVP: John Youboty, Denver
6. One defensive player who will get an interception: Hall Davis, Denver
7. One defensive player who will get a sack (or partial sack): John Boyett, Denver
8. The brand/company that will win the USA Today Ad-Meter: NAMBLA
9. For tiebreaker purposes, the total points scored in the game (if two entrants are still tied after this tiebreaker, the entry submitted earlier wins): 3 points

I kinda wish I could make more likely picks, but I kinda want to win the Costanza in a laugher at this point.

posted by hincandenza at 05:49 PM on February 01

Going off the beaten path on a couple:

1. Denver by 3

2. Rec. Yds: Welker

3. Rush Yds.: Lynch

4. 1st TD: Harvin

5. MVP: Lynch

6. Int.: Sherman

7. Sack/Part Sk.: Sherman

8. Ad Meter: Budweiser +1

9. Tiebreak: 79 points.

posted by jjzucal at 07:50 PM on February 01

1. Denver by 3

2. Eric Decker

3. Marshawn Lynch

4. Trindon Holliday

5. Peyton Manning

6. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

7. Shaun Phillips

8. General Motors

9. 37 points

posted by cl at 09:40 PM on February 01

Team: Seahawks by 7 +1
Receiving: Decker
Rushing: Lynch
1st TD: Harvin
MVP: Wilson
Interception: Chancellor +1
Sack: Ayers
Ad Meter: Anheuser-Busch +1
Points total: 52 points total

posted by wduchene at 02:20 AM on February 02

1. Seahawks by 4 +1
2. D. Thomas (Den) +1
3. Lynch (Sea)
4. Welker (Den)
5. Wilson (Sea)
6. Sherman (Sea)
7. Ayers (Den)
8. Coca-Cola
9. 50

posted by kokaku at 06:34 AM on February 02

This has proven to be one of the toughest games to pick that I can remember. The determining factor for me, though, is the fact I just can't take hearing about or seeing Peyton Manning any longer. My god, the guy is everywhere and on everything! Having him win the Super Bowl, as well as the game MVP (which is a certainty if the Broncos win), is just too much. With that in mind:

Seattle by 6 +1

Eric Decker (once again; I don't know why)

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch +1

Russell Wilson

Byron Maxwell

Shaun Phillips

Bud/Bud Light +1

52

posted by dyams at 10:14 AM on February 02

9. For tiebreaker purposes, the total points scored in the game (if two entrants are still tied after this tiebreaker, the entry submitted earlier wins): 3 points

I know you are trying to lose, but the total points = 3 guess isn't so terrible if the wind/weather gets really freaky.

To definitely lose, you should have chosen 1 point.

posted by grum@work at 12:02 PM on February 02

Seattle by 3 +1

D.Thomas (Den) +1

Marshawn Lynch

Welker

Lynch

Byron Maxwell

Shaun Phillips

Oikos

43

posted by jeremias at 12:20 PM on February 02

ESPN says the kickoff time is 6:25 p.m., not 6:30 p.m. So make sure to get your entries in before the actual kick.

posted by rcade at 02:39 PM on February 02

1. Denver by 10

2. Eric Decker

3. Marshawn Lynch

4. Julius Thomas

5. Peyton Manning

6. Earl Thomas

7. Shaun Phillips

8. Budweiser +1

9. 64

posted by rcade at 02:50 PM on February 02

1. Broncos by 13
2. Eric Decker
3. Marshawn Lynch
4. Julius Thomas
5. Peyton Manning
6. Champ Bailey
7. Shaun Phillips
8. Volkswagen
9. 47

posted by MrFrisby at 05:06 PM on February 02

grum: I know you are trying to lose, but the total points = 3 guess isn't so terrible if the wind/weather gets really freaky.

To definitely lose, you should have chosen 1 point.


I was technically trying to be legit by picking theoretically possible values (compared to the LSD-fueled picks of Hugh Janus a few weeks' ago ). 1 point isn't possible, where a 3-0 game has happened in NFL history... but is effectively impossible.

I mean, if it's a 3-0 game, I figure it'll be on a last-second 65-yard FG by surprise kicker John Youboty, named as Super Bowl MVP- in which case, I'm so winning this thing cuz ain't NONE of you picked that. :)

posted by hincandenza at 05:30 PM on February 02

The kick has offed.

posted by rcade at 06:34 PM on February 02

Dammit, looks like bender just edged me for the Costanza. I can't even throw the round correctly, how does that not make me the ultimate Costanza?!?

posted by hincandenza at 11:41 PM on February 02

The standings have been updated and Dyams has won. This week was a bloodbath.

1. Winner of the game (and spread): Seattle by 35

2. Player with the most receiving yards: Demaryius Thomas (Den), 118 yards

3. Player with the most rushing yards: Percy Harvin (Sea), 45 yards

4. First player to score a touchdown: Marshawn Lynch (Sea)

5. Player chosen as the game's MVP: Malcolm Smith (Sea)

6. One defensive player who will get an interception: Kam Chancellor (Sea), Malcolm Smith (Sea)

7. One defensive player who will get a sack (or partial sack): Chris Clemons (Sea)

8. The brand/company that will win the USA Today Ad-Meter: Budweiser for "Puppy Love"

9. For tiebreaker purposes, the total points scored in the game (if two entrants are still tied after this tiebreaker, the entry submitted earlier wins): 51

Kudos to Dyams for the win and Bender for the coveted Costanza. I've sent an email to our winner about the prize.

posted by rcade at 11:58 PM on February 02

Actually, I haven't sent an email because you don't have one on your account. My email address is my last name at gmail.com. Please contact me.

Dyams did a good job on the tiebreaker too, with a pick of 52.

posted by rcade at 12:00 AM on February 03

I'll call this one beginners luck as this is the first time I've participated in any SportsFilter Pick 'Ems. Just wish the SB itself could have been as competitive.

posted by dyams at 06:24 AM on February 03

Good job, dyams. Grum was on your heels, I see. Lots of people in the double digits, but not me. Oh well, much fun was had.

Thanks again, rcade.

posted by NoMich at 06:50 AM on February 03

I lost to two pickers who missed making picks in one week and a third who admittedly wanted "to win the Costanza in a laugher at this point," yet couldn't even suck enough to fall behind me. It's a good thing gambling on sports is not legal in this state.

posted by bender at 09:03 AM on February 03

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