January 20, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition: We're running out of NFL games again as the conference championships come down to Steelers/Patriots and Packers/Falcons on Sunday. For our pick 'em contest, pick the weekend's playoff winners, the spread and four bonus categories.

This Week's Games

Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's kickoff. So if you miss Saturday's opener you can still choose the remaining games.

posted by rcade to football at 03:06 PM - 23 comments

Divisional round props

Most passing yards: Aaron Rodgers, 355 (tahoemoj, grum@work, rumple, Howard_T, beaverboard)

Most rushing yards: Le'Veon Bell, 170 (ic23b, cixelsyd, rumple, Howard_T, holden, rcade, beaverboard)

Most receiving yards: Julian Edelman, 137

Players with a sack or partial sack: Seattle: Bennett, Rubin, Clark (beaverboard); Atlanta: Babineaux, Reed, Garland; Houston: Mercilus (bender, tommytrump), Cushing; New England: Brown, Ninkovich; Green Bay: Perry, Hyde; Dallas: Church, Scandrick, Heath; Pittsburgh: Harnison (cixelsyd); Kansas City: Jenkins, Poe, Ford

After the props are factored in, here are the standings.

Standings

PlayerTotalPicksPropsThis Week PicksThis Week Props
tron7846915390
Ufez Jones72675360
rumple7252202310
beaverboard7055152515
ic23b665610415
cixelsyd6651153610
NoMich61565260
rcade615110215
Howard_T56515250
holden564610315
tahoemoj564610265
bender524210115
jagsnumberone46460250
cl46460210
tommytrump453510205
MeatSaber43385180
grum@work36360165
hincandenza36315210
billsaysthis2116500

Pick the winner and the game's spread. Locks are unlimited.

Also choose these four props for five points each:

1. Quarterback with most passing yards

2. Player with most rushing yards

3. Player with most receiving yards

4. Player with an interception.

There will be 10 props for the Super Bowl.

posted by rcade at 03:08 PM on January 20

Atlanta by 3
New England by 3
1. Rodgers
2. Bell
3. Julio Jones
4. Micah Hyde

posted by tron7 at 03:34 PM on January 20

Atlanta by 8

Pittsburgh by 3

1. QB: Rodgers

2. RB: Bell

3. RX: A.Brown

4. INT: Burns

posted by cixelsyd at 03:43 PM on January 20

Green Bay by 3
New England by 10

1. Quarterback with most passing yards - Aaron Rodgers, GB

2. Player with most rushing yards - Le'Veon Bell, PIT

3. Player with most receiving yards - Julian Edelman, NE

4. Player with an interception - Malcolm Butler, NE

posted by MeatSaber at 03:48 PM on January 20

Atlanta by 4 (LOCK)

New England by 10 (LOCK)

Passing Yards: Matt Ryan

Rushing yards: Le'Veon Bell

Receiving yards: Julian Edelman

Interception: Logan Ryan, NE

posted by ic23b at 04:30 PM on January 20

Atlanta by 6 *LOCK*

New England by 9 *LOCK*

1. Quarterback with most passing yards - Matt Ryan

2. Player with most rushing yards - LeVeon Bell

3. Player with most receiving yards - Antonio Brown

4. Player with an interception. - Deion Jones

posted by grum@work at 04:36 PM on January 20

Atlanta by 17

Pittsburgh by 17

QB Ryan

RB Bell

RY Jones, Julio

Int Freeney

posted by tommytrump at 05:56 PM on January 20

Atlanta by 9 - lock
New England by 12 - lock

1. Matt Ryan
2. Ty Montgomery
3. Julio Jones
4. Malcolm Butler

posted by cl at 10:25 PM on January 20

So it is time for the conference championships. Here in New England it's time to ask, "Where's Roger?" I'm sure Mr. Goodell would love to hand the Lamar Hunt Trophy over to the Patriots. Of course, that assumes that New England will beat the Steelers, but the Patriots are favored. Roger will be in Atlanta. It's warmer there, and certainly friendlier. Good luck, Mr. Commissioner.

Brady vs an inexperienced secondary. Steelers will try to get to Brady. It won't work. New England by 7 LOCK

Two QBs who are both playing lights out. Which way to go? I'll take the one with the double vowels in his first name. Green Bay by 4.

Prolific Passer: Brady (NEP)
Rampaging Runner: Ty Montgomery (GBP)
Rambunctious Receiver: Edelman (NEP)
Interrupting Interceptor: McCourty (NEP)

posted by Howard_T at 11:29 PM on January 20

ATL by 7
NEP by 10

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: A. Rodgers (GBP)
2. Player with most rushing yards: L. Bell (PIT)
3. Player with most receiving yards: D. Adams (GBP)
4. Player with an interception: R. Allen (ATL)

posted by NoMich at 09:25 AM on January 21

NE by 17 LOCK

ATLANTA by 10 LOCK

QB: Brady

Rushing: Bell

Receiving: Jones

Interception. Allen (ATL)

posted by rumple at 01:48 PM on January 21

I appear to be waltzing my way into the Costanza, but just in case there's a chance, I'm going to basically copy tron7's picks but put a lock on them. Not proud, but hey it's a strategy...

Atlanta over Green Bay by 7 LOCK
New England over Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK

1. Rodgers
2. Bell
3. Julio Jones
4. Micah Hyde

posted by hincandenza at 06:00 PM on January 21

Atlanta by 8
New England by 3

Matt Ryan
Le'veon Bell
Julio Jones

posted by holden at 11:35 PM on January 21

Malcolm Butler

posted by holden at 11:36 PM on January 21

holden has unintentionally shamed me in my lack of homerism; I'd like to update my prop picks. New picks:

Atlanta over Green Bay by 7 LOCK
New England over Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: Matt Ryan, Atlanta
2. Player with most rushing yards: LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh
3. Player with most receiving yards: Julian Edelman, New England
4. Player with an interception: Malcolm Butler, New England

posted by hincandenza at 12:36 AM on January 22

Did no one get any points for the bonus picks? (I noticed that it's not listed with the game picks). Just curious.

For this week:

Atlanta by 3 LOCK

New England by 6 LOCK

Passing-Aaron Rodgers

Rushing-LeVeon Bell

Receiving-Julio Jones

Interception-Jalen Collins

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:25 AM on January 22

Atlanta by 4
LOCK New England by 10 LOCK
Matt Ryan
Ty Montgomery
Julio Jones
Malcolm Butler

posted by bender at 11:35 AM on January 22

Atlanta by 8 LOCK
New England by 5 LOCK

QB passing: Matt Ryan
Rushing yardage: Blount
Reception yardage: Sanu
Interception: P. Chung

posted by beaverboard at 12:05 PM on January 22

Honestly don't feel all that confident, so I'm not locking anything.

ATL by 9
NE by 3
QB: Ryan
RB: Bell
REC: Julio
INT: Deion Jones

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:23 PM on January 22

Atlanta by 3

New England by 4 <-- lock

1. Quarterback with most passing yards: Ryan

2. Player with most rushing yards: Bell

3. Player with most receiving yards: Julio Jones

4. Player with an interception: Malcolm Butler

posted by rcade at 02:58 PM on January 22

I've posted the wild card standings with props. More to come.

posted by rcade at 03:05 PM on January 22

Atlanta by 24. At the half. Because I am watching it, and forgot to put my picks in.

New England by 10 LOCK

Brady

Bell

Brown

Butler (had to stick with my late game, "B" theme)

posted by tahoemoj at 04:36 PM on January 22

This discussion now has the standings including props.

posted by rcade at 06:03 PM on January 22

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