November 25, 2015

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 12: Inadvertent Whistle Edition: The NFL week begins on Thanksgiving with three games in one day -- something our forefathers only could dream about. Philadelphia visits Detroit, Carolina visits Dallas and Chicago visits Green Bay. In our competition, Tommytrump continues to lead the rest of us turkeys. Make your picks, lock your lock and don't bogart the gravy bowl.

posted by rcade to football at 06:16 PM - 24 comments

Current Standings

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PlayerTotalW1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11PlAvg
tommytrump1591212202018121722120141114.455
goddam154121217151714162285161114.000
ic23b153149181615161218165141113.909
goyoucolts147137251120111316164111113.364
howard_t147168161511122216109121113.364
grum@work146111414151661320162191113.273
holden1462110162014111616110111113.273
owlhouse1451213162011121314175121113.182
rcade144219151614151411100191113.091
jagsnumberone14417718186141420106141113.091
nomich14123920141513101114751112.818
yerfatma13722816131514151244141112.455
ufez jones1371662313711161669141112.455
billsaysthis13711121615171711149871112.455
cixelsyd13613418181514171574111112.364
tron7135106231211141215122181112.273
jjzucal13115613121515111814661111.909
tahoemoj12918718131410111285131111.727
irish627117--517111014169135171011.700
bender11519415121310131112331110.455
rumple1138141713--51111144161011.300
forrestv67185141416------------513.400
ying yang mafia659131516--12----------513.000
littlelebowski12------12--------------112.000

Tommytrump stays in first but the lead narrows to 5 points. Grum@work and myself score 19 each to top the week. In the cherised Costanza, Bender breaks away from the pack to trail by 12.

Two players got 9 points by hitting their locks exactly: Goddam on Seattle by 16 and myself on New England by 7. Only one lock was broken this week: NoMich on Oakland.

Exact margins hit: Arizona by 3 (Grum@work, Tron7, Rumple), Dallas by 10 (Grum@work, Jagsnumberone), Jacksonville by 6 (Tommytrump), New England by 7 (Grum@work), Indianapolis by 3 (Irish627) and Baltimore by 3 (Ufez Jones).

Week 11 Results

Jacksonville by 6 over Tennessee
Indianapolis by 3 over Atlanta
Denver by 2 over Chicago
Detroit by 5 over Oakland
Dallas by 10 over Miami
Tampa Bay by 28 over Philadelphia
Carolina by 28 over Washington
Baltimore by 3 over St. Louis
Houston by 7 over N.Y. Jets
Kansas City by 30 over San Diego
Green Bay by 17 over Minnesota
Seattle by 16 over San Francisco
Arizona by 3 over Cincinnati
New England by 7 over Buffalo

This Week's Games

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

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 06:16 PM on November 25

Detroit by 6

Carolina by 7

Green Bay by 10

Atlanta by 3

Cincinnati by 14

Tennessee by 1

Indianapolis by 3

Buffalo by 4

N.Y. Jets by 10

N.Y. Giants by 17

San Diego by 7

New Orleans by 13

Arizona by 21 (Lock it down)

Pittsburgh by 7


Denver by 3

Cleveland by 6

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:37 PM on November 25

Detroit by 3
Carolina by 7
Green Bay by 14
Minnesota by 3
Cincinnati by 14
Tennessee by 3
Indianapolis by 7
Kansas City by 3
N.Y. Jets by 14
N.Y. Giants by 10
Jacksonville by 3
New Orleans by 14
Arizona by 21
Seattle by 7
New England by 7
Cleveland by 10

Happy Thanksgiving, septics!

posted by owlhouse at 08:15 PM on November 25

Detroit by 6

Carolina by 6

Green Bay by 11

Atlanta by 3

Cincinnati by 8

Tennessee by 4

Indianapolis by 5

Buffalo by 6

N.Y. Jets by 8

N.Y. Giants by 6

Jacksonville by 4

New Orleans by 12

Arizona by 18: lock

Pittsburgh by 9

Denver by 3

Cleveland by 9

posted by goddam at 08:26 PM on November 25

Philadelphia by 4

Carolina by 11

Green Bay by 11

Atlanta by 4

Cincinnati by 9

Oakland by 8

Indianapolis by 4

Kansas City by 6

N.Y. Jets by 5

N.Y. Giants by 8

Jacksonville by 2

New Orleans by 4

Arizona by 13

Seattle by 3

New England by 10

Baltimore by 3

posted by tommytrump at 08:51 PM on November 25

Detroit by 10 (Will my Lions go three in a row?)

Carolina by 7

Green Bay by 14

Minnesota by 3

Cincinnati by 6

Oakland by 7

Tampa Bay by 4

Kansas City by 13

New York Jets by 12

New York Giants by 14

Jacksonville by 10

Houston by 6

Arizona by 17 (LOCK)

Seattle by 3

New England by 10

Cleveland by 7

posted by ic23b at 09:00 PM on November 25

Detroit by 3
Carolina by 11
Green Bay by 6
Minnesota by 4
Cincinnati by 5
Oakland by 3
Indianapolis by 7
Buffalo by 6
N.Y. Jets by 7
N.Y. Giants by 10
Jacksonville by 2
Houston by 4
LOCK Arizona by 13 LOCK
Seattle by 8
New England by 6
Cleveland by 5

posted by bender at 09:07 PM on November 25

Detroit by 3
Dallas by 6
Green Bay by 14 - The Turducken Lock
Minnesota by 7
Cincinnati by 6
Tennessee by 3
Tampa Bay by 6
Buffalo by 7
N.Y. Jets by 4
N.Y. Giants by 4
Jacksonville by 3
New Orleans by 7
Arizona by 14
Seattle by 9
New England by 10
Cleveland by 1

posted by grum@work at 09:50 PM on November 25

Detroit by 7

Carolina by 9

Green Bay by 4

Minnesota by 3

Cincinnati by 4

Oakland by 7

Tampa Bay by 3

Kansas City by 4

N.Y. Jets by 5

N.Y. Giants by 9

Jacksonville by 2

New Orleans by 3

Arizona by 14 - LOCK

Seattle by 7

Denver by 4

Baltimore by 3

posted by cixelsyd at 10:11 PM on November 25

Philadelphia by 6
Carolina by 3
Green Bay by 13
Minnesota by 3
Cincinnati by 10 - lock
Oakland by 3
Tampa Bay by 6
Kansas City by 3
N.Y. Jets by 6
Washington by 3
Jacksonville by 7
Houston by 7
Arizona by 10
Seattle by 3
New England by 6
Baltimore by 3

posted by tron7 at 10:14 PM on November 25

Philadelphia by 7

Carolina by 3

Green Bay by 14

Atlanta by 6

Cincinnati by 10

Oakland by 6

Indianapolis by 10

Kansas City by 14

Miami by 7

Washington by 3

Jacksonville by 14 LOCK? a Jax lock sure wtf bring on the Costanza

Houston by 3

San Francisco by 6

Seattle by 10

New England by 10

posted by rumple at 10:25 PM on November 25

Detroit by 3

Dallas by 7

Green Bay by 14

Minnesota by 6

Cincinnati by 17 -Lock

Oakland by 10

Tampa Bay by 4

Kansas City by 13

NY Jets by 23

NY Giants by 2

Jacksonville by 3

Houston by 11

Arizona by 14

Seattle by 3

New England by 9

Cleveland by 7

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:51 AM on November 26

Detroit by 3
Dallas by 4
Green Bay by 10 <-- Lambeau cold lead pipe lock
Atlanta by 1
Cincinnati by 6
Oakland by 4
Tampa Bay by 7
Kansas City by 3
N.Y. Jets by 4
N.Y. Giants by 6
Jacksonville by 3
Houston by 7
Arizona by 9
Seattle by 3
Denver by 3
Cleveland by 6

I'm picking both 10-0 teams to lose. Like characters say in bad movies to justify a bad plan, "It's crazy -- but so crazy it just might work."

posted by rcade at 09:37 AM on November 26

Detroit by 6
Carolina by 10
Green Bay by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:23 AM on November 26

Detroit by 5
Dallas by 5
Green Bay by 5
Minnesota by 10
Cincinnati by 7
Oakland by 4
Tampa Bay by 4
Buffalo by 4
N.Y. Jets by 5
N.Y. Giants by 7
Jacksonville by 4
New Orleans by 5
Arizona 14*
Seattle by 10
New England by 8
Baltimore by 5

posted by NoMich at 10:41 AM on November 26

Philadelphia by 3
Dallas by 6
Green Bay by 10 LOCK
Atlanta by 3
Cincinnati by 7
Oakland by 6
Indianapolis by 3
Kansas City by 13
N.Y. Jets by 4
N.Y. Giants by 7
Jacksonville by 3
New Orleans by 10
Arizona by 9
Seattle by 7
New England by 7
Baltimore by 6

posted by holden at 11:28 AM on November 26

How did Thursday morning get here so fast? I did my pie baking yesterday, son and his S O stayed here last night and made breakfast for us this morning, going to S O's parents house for dinner, and life is good! Time to talk turkey with the picks.

Detroit by 7
Carolina by 10
Green Bay by 3
Kansas City by 11
Indianapolis by 12
Jacksonville by 6
New York (American Conference) by 5
New York (National Conference) by 16
Oakland by 13
Cincinnati by 16 LOCK
Houston by 3
Minnesota by 6
Arizona by 15
Seattle by 10
Denver by 6 (and it pains me to have to do this)
Baltimore by 8

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I pray that you will be as blessed as I have been.

posted by Howard_T at 11:33 AM on November 26

For some reason, I have not been able to access SpoFi today until now. For what it's worth, I had tried to predict

Detroit by 10

Carolina by 7 (just underway)

The rest:

Green Bay by 17

Minnesota by 10

Cincinnati by 20

Oakland by 10

Tampa Bay by 3

Kansas City by 10

N.Y. Jets by 3

N.Y. Giants by 6 Jacksonville by 3

Houston by 2

Arizona by 20 LOCK

Seattle by 3

New England by 24

Cleveland by 3

posted by tahoemoj at 04:35 PM on November 26

0 for 3 and bonked my lock as well. The tumble down the ladder continues.

posted by holden at 11:52 PM on November 26

Coveted as it may be, it is now my stated goal to not win the Costanza. Watch out, tahoe!

posted by bender at 10:17 AM on November 27

The rest of my picks:

Minnesota by 6
Cincinnati by 17
Oakland by 7
Tampa Bay by 13
Kansas City by 9
N.Y. Jets by 3
Washington by 6
Jacksonville by 8
Houston by 4
Arizona by 15 (lock)
Pittsburgh by 7
New England by 10
Cleveland by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:01 AM on November 28

I was too busy Thanksgivinging to pick, oh well, doubt I'd have gotten any points except for the Panthers.

Minnesota by 6 Cincinnati by 13 Oakland by 10 Indianapolis by 3 Kansas City by 11 N.Y. Jets by 7 N.Y. Giants by 17 Jacksonville by 4 Houston by 6 Arizona by a lot, how high can we pick? 30! Lock this in the trash. Pittsburgh by 8 New England by 17 Baltimore by 3 (i think this may end up a tie, right through OT, but come on, Browns?)

posted by billsaysthis at 09:55 PM on November 28

Thanksgiving threw me for a loop. Seems like that happens easily with advancing geriatricity. Anyway... Here goes with what remains: MIN 6

CIN 4

OAK 7

IND 10

KC 4

MIA 3

WAS 6

JAX 14

HOU 7

AZ 14 LOCK

PIT 6

NE 3

CLE 11

posted by Irish627 at 01:30 AM on November 29

For some reason, I have not been able to access SpoFi today until now.

Hackers were attacking the server, which is common during U.S. holidays. If anyone is trying to post picks and SportsFilter is incommunicado, you also can email me. I'll add this to the rules.

posted by rcade at 09:44 AM on November 30

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