October 07, 2015

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 5: Batted Ball Edition: The fifth week of the NFL season sees Indianapolis in Houston for Thursday night action, four teams on bye and Joe Philbin updating his resume. Make your picks, including up to one stone cold lead pipe lock.

posted by rcade to football at 03:33 PM - 32 comments

Current Standings

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TotalWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4WeeksAverage
holden6721101620416.750
nomich652292014416.250
tommytrump6312122019415.750
owlhouse6112131620415.250
ufez jones581662313414.500
rcade572081415414.250
jagsnumberone571771815414.250
yerfatma562081612414.000
ic23b561481816414.000
howard_t551681615413.750
tahoemoj541851813413.500
goyocolts531262411413.250
goddam5312101714413.250
ying yang mafia529131515413.000
rumple518131713412.750
grum@work5111111415412.750
billsaysthis5110111515412.750
cixelsyd511241817412.750
bender501941512412.500
algorithm491216138412.250
tron749962212412.250
jjzucal461561312411.500
forrestv451651311411.250
irish62733051711311.000
littlelebowski1200012112.000

Holden takes over first place, tying for the week's best score of 20 with Owlhouse. Holden gets a nine-point play by hitting the spread on a stone cold lead pipe lock, Green Bay by 14. The lockless Owlhouse scores 9 by nailing the spread on all three teams that win by 14: Green Bay, New York Giants and Carolina.

Tommytrump also picks the spread right on a Green Bay lock and scores 9. Only one lock breaks: Ic23b on Arizona. These players also get 3 points for hitting the winner and spread: Green Bay by 14 (rumple, rcade), New Orleans by 6 (ying yang mafia, jagsnumberone), Baltimore by 3 (ic23b, rcade), Washington by 3 (ic23b), San Diego by 3 (grum@work) and St. Louis by 2 (jjzucal).

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Week 4 Results

Baltimore by 3 over Pittsburgh
New York Jets by 13 over Miami
Atlanta by 27 over Houston
New York Giants by 14 over Buffalo
Chicago by 2 over Oakland
Cincinnati by 15 over Kansas City
Indianapolis by 3 over Jacksonville
Carolina by 14 over Tampa Bay
Washington by 3 over Philadelphia
San Diego by 3 over Cleveland
Denver by 3 over Minnesota
St. Louis by 2 over Arizona
Green Bay by 14 over San Francisco
New Orleans by 6 over Dallas
Seattle by 3 over Detroit

This Week's Games

Indianapolis at Houston
Washington at Atlanta
Seattle at Cincinnati
St. Louis at Green Bay
Buffalo at Tennessee
Chicago at Kansas City
New Orleans at Philadelphia
Jacksonville at Tampa Bay
Cleveland at Baltimore
Arizona at Detroit
New England at Dallas
Denver at Oakland
San Francisco at New York Giants
Pittsburgh at San Diego

Byes: Miami, New York Jets, Carolina, Minnesota

Make your picks and a spread for this week's games to score 1-3 points. Pick one game as a stone cold lead pipe lock (optional) and triple your score in victory or lose 3 points in defeat. Full contest rules here.

Check your score last week on the results spreadsheet at Google Docs.

posted by rcade at 03:37 PM on October 07

Indianapolis by 5
Atlanta by 7
Cincinnati by 5
Green Bay by 10
Buffalo by 5
Kansas City by 3
New Orleans by 3
Jacksonville by 5
Baltimore by 7
Arizona by 10
New England by 7
Denver by 7
New York Giants by 5
San Diego by 5

posted by NoMich at 05:26 PM on October 07

Indianapolis by 7

Atlanta by 5

Seattle by 4

Green Bay by 11

Buffalo by 9

Kansas City by 4

New Orleans by 8

Jacksonville by 1?

Baltimore by 5

Arizona by 18

New England by 12

Denver by 4

New York Giants by 6

San Diego by 10

posted by tommytrump at 06:02 PM on October 07

Indianapolis by 9

Atlanta by 17

Cincinnati by 10

Green Bay by 24

Tennessee by 6

Kansas City by 17

New Orleans by 3

Tampa Bay by 3

Baltimore by 16

Arizona by 17

New England by 23

Denver by 4

New York Giants by 21 (Lock It In)

San Diego by 6

posted by ic23b at 08:22 PM on October 07

Houston by 3
Atlanta by 14
Cincinnati by 6
Green Bay by 8
Buffalo by 5
Kansas City by 21
New Orleans by 6
Jacksonville by 7
Baltimore by 9
Arizona by 10
New England by 14
Denver by 10
New York Giants by 13
Pittsburgh by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:43 PM on October 07

holden!!!! How dare you! Have you no scruples?

posted by NoMich at 10:00 PM on October 07

"The Lockless Owlhouse" is now my porn star name.

Indianapolis by 7
Atlanta by 14
Seattle by 7
Green Bay by 14
Tennessee by 7
Kansas City by 14
New Orleans by 3
Jacksonville by 3
Baltimore by 14
Arizona by 14
New England by 7
Denver by 14
New York Giants by 21 (Hayne Plane in the hangar)
San Diego by 7

posted by owlhouse at 10:39 PM on October 07

First, I think I should have two more points from last week (spread in Seattle's win- I had them by 4, it was 3--should fit margin of error, but I could be wrong. Same with Chicago's win-I had them by 3, it was 2)

Indy by 3

Atlanta by 10

Cincinnati by 1

Green Bay by 9

Buffalo by 6

Kansas City by 8--Lock it in

Philadelphia by 7

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 15

Detroit by 3

New England by 21

Oakland by 2

NY Giants by 7

San Diego by 5

posted by jagsnumberone at 11:48 PM on October 07

Green Bay for the lock, please!

posted by tommytrump at 04:08 AM on October 08

Indianapolis by 3
Atlanta by 11
Seattle by 6
Green Bay by 14
Buffalo by 7
Kansas City by 3
New Orleans by 3
Tampa Bay by 1
Baltimore by 11
Arizona by 17
New England by 14 - "I'm going for missile lock! Let's see if we can scare him out of here."
Denver by 3
New York Giants by 3
San Diego by 6

posted by grum@work at 09:35 AM on October 08

Indianapolis by 3
Atlanta by7
Cincinnati by 6
Green Bay by 8
Buffalo by 4
Kansas City by 6
Philadelphia by 4
Jacksonville by 3
Baltimore by 7
Arizona by 4
New England by 10 - Lock
Denver by 11
New York Giants by 7
San Diego by 6

posted by tron7 at 10:11 AM on October 08

First, I think I should have two more points from last week (spread in Seattle's win- I had them by 4, it was 3--should fit margin of error, but I could be wrong. Same with Chicago's win-I had them by 3, it was 2)

It looks like I misinterpreted the ChicoBangs rule on margins. I thought an actual margin like 2 only awarded on a margin from 2 to 2 (2 * .03 = 0.6, which rounds down to 0.0). But I see a 2-point game here with a margin from 1 to 3, so it isn't always rounding down. It goes to the closest decimal.

I'll correct the error and rerun weeks 1-4. This should have a big impact on scores.

posted by rcade at 10:15 AM on October 08

Look who's climbing the table, oh yeah!

Houston by 3
Atlanta by 10
Seattle by 8
Green Bay by 11
Buffalo by 3
Kansas City by 12
New Orleans by 17
Jacksonville by 7
Baltimore by 7
Arizona by 17
New England by 24 - Lock Ness Monster
Denver by 3
San Francisco at New York Giants
Pittsburgh at San Diego

posted by billsaysthis at 10:33 AM on October 08

Indianapolis by 12
Atlanta by 4
Cincinnati bu 3
Green Bay by 10
Tennessee by 7
Kansas City by 8
Philadelphia by 10
Jacksonville by 5
Cleveland by 3
Arizona by 7
New England by 13
Oakland by 13
New York Giants by 14 Lock it like it's hot
San Diego by 7

posted by bender at 10:47 AM on October 08

"I'm going for missile lock! Let's see if we can scare him out of here."

Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav.

Indianapolis by 10

Atlanta by 17 - I'll take Atlanta for the lock please, Alex.

Cincinnati by 4

Green Bay by 16

Buffalo by 8

Kansas City by 3

New Orleans at Philadelphia (yeesh, what a stinker) New Orleans by 10?

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay (yeesh, what a stinker) Jacksonville by 13?

Baltimore by 17

Arizona by 3

New England by 24

Oakland by 6

New York Giants by 14

San Diego by 10

posted by tahoemoj at 10:56 AM on October 08

Indianapolis by 3

Atlanta by 10

Cincinnati by 7

Green Bay by 13

Buffalo by 9

Kansas City by 7

Philadelphia by 7

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 5

Arizona by 10

New England by 9 - AIRLOCK

Denver by 7

New York Giants by 13

San Diego by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 11:51 AM on October 08

I would like to revise my pick for tonight to Houston by 4.

posted by bender at 12:33 PM on October 08

I'll correct the error and rerun weeks 1-4. This should have a big impact on scores.

Welp, it nice knowing y'all at the top of the table. Constanza, here I come!

posted by NoMich at 01:40 PM on October 08

Indianapolis by 8

Atlanta by 9

Cincinnati by 3

Green Bay by 14

Buffalo by 10

Kansas City by 3

New Orleans by 9

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 12

Arizona by 7

New England by 18

Denver by 9

New York Giants by 17 On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.

San Diego by 5

posted by goddam at 02:30 PM on October 08

Houston by 4

Atlanta by 6

Cincinnati by 2

Green Bay by 9

Buffalo by 1

Kansas City by 10

Philadelphia by 2

Jacksonville by 3

Cleveland by 1

Arizona by 8

New England by 11

Denver by 8

NY Giants by 7

San Diego by 2

posted by forrestv at 03:23 PM on October 08

Practice Squad over Miami by 12

Houston by 5

Atlanta by 10

Seattle by 6

Green Bay by 7

Buffalo by 7

Kansas City by 12

Philadelphia by 4

Jacksonville by 5

Baltimore by 9

Arizona by 7

New England by 14 - lock and jinx

Denver by 6

New York Giants by 3

San Diego by 4

posted by yerfatma at 03:51 PM on October 08

I promise I will not use my extensive insider information to correctly pick all games this week. It would not be fair (nor very likely, but I won't admit that). For a change my Thursday is not as busy as usual, my fitness trainer did not kill me this morning, and my post-workout bacon and eggs with whole wheat English muffins was good. Even doing the dishes was easy. So on this sort of high, I begin:

Houston by 10 (Luck is out and Hasselback is not feeling well.)
Kansas City by 13
Buffalo by 4
Baltimore by 11
Tampa Bay by 6 (for a share of the Florida championship)
Green Bay by 9
Atlanta by 3
Philadelphia by 6
Seattle by 4
Arizona by 16 confidently predicting a LOCK
Oakland by 7
New England by 10
New York (National Conference) by 8
San Diego by 12

posted by Howard_T at 04:38 PM on October 08

Houston by 6
Kansas City by 6
Cincinnati by 3
Atlanta by 9
Jacksonville by 4
Philadelphia by 7
Baltimore by 3
Green Bay by 7
Tennessee by 4
Arizona by 3
New England by 10 <-- Heather Locklear in T.J. Locker
Denver by 3
New York Giants by 6
San Diego by 4

posted by rcade at 05:22 PM on October 08

I want out, too.

Houston by 3

posted by tahoemoj at 07:40 PM on October 08

Indianapolis by 6 (stone cold lock)

Atlanta by 24

Cincinnati by 10

Green Bay by 17

Buffalo by 14

Kansas City by 10

New Orleans by 7

Jacksonville by 3

Cleveland by 3

Arizona by 19

New England by 14

Denver by 7

New York Giants by 6

San Diego by 3

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:53 PM on October 08

Oh boy, Matt Hasselbeck apparently has a bacterial infection and is hoping to make it through all four quarters. I'm going to really regret that lock.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:03 PM on October 08

Clip the blue wire, Goyoucolts! There's still time.

posted by rcade at 08:07 PM on October 08

Indianapolis by N/A

Atlanta by 5

Cincinnati by 10

St. Louis by 3 (sorry, Cheeseheads)

Tennessee by 12

Chicago by 17

Philadelphia by 6

Tampa Bay by 3 (might be 3-0 final)

Baltimore by 11

Detroit by 2

New England by 20 Master Lock

Denver by 7

San Francisco by 10

San Diego by 4

posted by jjzucal at 11:17 PM on October 08

I take it all back. Old Man Hasselbeck is a warrior.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:32 PM on October 08

I want back in! I want back in!

posted by tahoemoj at 12:28 AM on October 09

Indianapolis by 7 (Kidding -- I take a zero on this one, but hope the rest of my picks still count)
Atlanta by 7
Cincinnati by 3
Green Bay by 10
Buffalo by 7
Kansas City by 4
New Orleans by 7
Tampa Bay by 3
Baltimore by 14
Detroit by 7
New England by 14 JAKE LOCKER LOCK OF THE WEEK
Denver by 3
New York Giants by 10
San Diego by 7

posted by holden at 02:15 PM on October 09

Atl 11
Sea 3
GB 5
BUF 5
KC 11
Phi 6
Jax 4
Bal 10
Det 3
NE 14 LOCK
OAK 3
NYG 7
Pit 6

posted by Irish627 at 01:33 PM on October 11

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