January 27, 2017

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition: After a week of hype I've managed to miss entirely, the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl 0x33 (LI Roman, 51 decimal). Several players are within reach of SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em crown and the NFL Endzone Rush T-shirt first prize. Predict the winner and spread along with 10 (count 'em 10) props.

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 12:00 AM - 22 comments

Conference championship props

Most passing yards: Matt Ryan, 392 (ic23b, grum@work, tommytrump, cl, holden, hincandenza, bender, beaverboard, Ufez Jones, rcade)

Most rushing yards: LaGarrette Blount, 47 (beaverboard)

Most receiving yards: Julio Jones (tron7, tommytrump, cl, rumple, holden, jagsnumberone, bender, Ufez Jones, rcade) and Chris Hogan, 180

Player with an interception: Atlanta: Ricardo Allen (NoMich, rumple); New England: Eric Rowe

Official Standings with Props

PlayerTotalPicksPropsThis Week PicksThis Week Props
rumple10878302610
beaverboard10075252010
tron7997920105
Ufez Jones9277151010
ic23b867610200
NoMich817110155
rcade8666201510
Howard_T66615100
bender7757201510
holden7656201010
cl7666102010
cixelsyd71561550
jagsnumberone71665205
hincandenza675710265
tahoemoj665610100
tommytrump614120610
grum@work61565205
MeatSaber4843550
billsaysthis2116500

This week

New England at Atlanta

Pick the winner and spread

Props

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal.

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown.

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards.

Pick the player with the most rushing yards.

Pick the player with the most receiving yards.

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack.

Pick a player who will get an interception.

Pick the player who commits the first turnover.

Pick the game's MVP.

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest.

Tiebreaker

Pick the total score of the game. (If two players choose the same score, the one who posted it first wins.)

posted by rcade at 12:03 PM on February 03

Atlanta by 6

First field goal: Gostkowski. +5

First touchdown: D. Freeman. +5

Most passing yards: Ryan.

Most rushing yards: Blount.

Most receiving yards: Jones.

Sack or partial sack: Beasley.

Interception: NONE.

Turnover: NONE.

MVP: M. Ryan.

Don't fuck it up rumple. The only way I can possibly win is if you win, which will seal the win for me by you winning.

posted by tahoemoj at 03:59 PM on February 03

Your tally correctly shows me picking two correct props (Ryan and Jones), but the table did not award me any points for them. Fixed.

posted by bender at 05:00 PM on February 03

Atlanta by 7 LOCK -10

First FG: Matt Bryant

First TD: Devonta Freeman +5

Most Passing: Matt Ryan

Most Rushing: LeGarette Blount

Most Receiving: Julian Edelman

Sack: Vic Beasley

Interception: Jalen Collins

Turnover: Tom Brady

MVP: Matt Ryan

Winner: beaverboard will have the most points after tallying up the all points but those from this prop, at which point the points I win from picking beaverboard here will propel me to victory

56

posted by holden at 05:34 PM on February 03

Atlanta by 10 {LOCK} -10

First field goal: Gostkowski NE +5

First touchdown: Jones ATL

Most passing yards: Ryan ATL

Most rushing yards: Freeman ATL +5

Most receiving yards: Jones ATL

Sack or partial sack: Jackson ATL

Interception: Allen ATL

Turnover: Brady NE

MVP:Ryan ATL

tron7

81

posted by cixelsyd at 05:40 PM on February 03

New England by 6 - LOCK +20

Kicker: Gostkowski +5

TD: Julio Jones

Passing: Ryan

Rushing: Lewis

Receiving: Julio Jones

Sack: Vic Beasley

Int: Logan Ryan

Turnover: Matt Ryan

MVP: Brady +5

Spofite: tron7 - LOCK

Score: 60

posted by tron7 at 06:17 PM on February 03

New England by 3 *LOCK* +10

Field goal: Gostkowski +5

TD: M.Ryan

Passing: M. Ryan

Rushing: L.Blount

Receiving: J.Jones

Sack: V.Beasley

Interception: R.Allen

Turnover: T.Brady

MVP: M.Ryan

Winner: tron7

Score: 71

posted by grum@work at 07:58 PM on February 03

New England by 17 (LOCK) +10

First Field Goal: Matt Bryant

First TD: Julian Edelman

QB Most passing YDS: Matt Ryan

Most Rushing YDS: LeGarrette Blount

Most Receiving YDS: Julian Edelman

Sack: Jonathan Babineaux

Player who will get a interception: Logan Ryan

Commit first turnover: Matt Ryan

MVP: LaGarrette Blount

ic23b

72

posted by ic23b at 08:10 PM on February 03

New England by 10 LOCK +10

First Field Goal: Gostkowski +5

First TD: Edelman

Most Passing Yards: Brady +5

Most Rushing Yards: Blount

Most Receiving Yards: Hogan

Player with a Sack: Ninkovitch +5

Player with an Interception: McCourty

First Fumble: Freeman

Pick 'em Winner: rumple

posted by Howard_T at 10:08 PM on February 03

New England by 13 +5

Props

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal. - Gostkowski +5

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown. - Justin Hardy

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Brady +5

Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - Blount

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. Justin Hardy

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - Beasley

Pick a player who will get an interception. - Nobody

Pick the player who commits the first turnover. - Freeman

Pick the game's MVP. - Brady +5

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest. beaverboard

Tiebreaker

Pick the total score of the game. - 54

posted by MeatSaber at 08:53 AM on February 04

Well, I did too well last week to likely still contend for a Costanza, but can't pull off a win, so might as well double down and pick a NE-heavy set. If NE loses, I'll be too sad to care about the Costanza. :)

New England by 13, LOCK +10

Props
Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal: Gostkowski, NE +5
Pick the player who scores the first touchdown: Hogan, NE
Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards: Brady, NE +5
Pick the player with the most rushing yards: Blount, NE
Pick the player with the most receiving yards: Edelman, NE
Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack: Beasley, ATL
Pick a player who will get an interception: Butler, NE
Pick the player who commits the first turnover: Freeman, ATL
Pick the game's MVP: Brady, NE +5
Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest: Rumple, SPOFI

Tiebreaker
Pick the total score of the game: 57

posted by hincandenza at 05:45 PM on February 04

Atlanta by 17

FG Bryant

TD Jones

PY Ryan

RY Lewis

RY Jones

Sack Babineaux

Int Allen

Turnover Brady

MVP Jones

SpoFi Winner tron7

Total score 61

posted by tommytrump at 06:19 PM on February 04

Atlanta by 6

Kicker: Bryant

1st TD: Bennett

QB: Ryan

Rushing: Lewis

Receiving: Sanu

Sack: McCourtney

Interception: Collins

Turnover: Ryan

MVP: Ryan

Spofi winner: beaverboard

Total score: 78

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:05 AM on February 05

Atlanta by 4 <-- lock -10

Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski +5

First TD: Julio Jones

Passer: Matt Ryan

Rusher: LaGarrett Blount

Receiver: Julio Jones

Sacker: Vic Beasley

Intercepter: Logan Ryan

Turnover: Julian Edelman

MVP: Matt Ryan

Contest winner: rcade

Tiebreaker: 50

posted by rcade at 10:19 AM on February 05

Tahoemoj and Howard_T: You forgot the tiebreaker.

posted by rcade at 10:21 AM on February 05

Atlanta by 19 - lock -10

First FG: Stephen Gostkowski +5
First TD: Devonta Freeman +5
Passing: Matt Ryan
Rushing: Devonta Freeman +5
Receiving: Julio Jones
Sack: Vic Beasley
Interception: Deion Jones
First TO: Tom Brady
MVP: Matt Ryan
Spofi winner: Schrdinger's cat?
Total points scored: 52

posted by cl at 01:53 PM on February 05

Atlanta 34, New England 27

LOCK Atlanta by 7 LOCK -10
First FG: Stephen Gostkowski +5
First TD: Tevin Coleman
Most Passing: Matt Ryan
Most Rushing: Tevin Coleman
Most Receiving: Julio Jones
Sack: Dont'a Hightower
Interception: Jalen Collins
Turnover: Tom Brady
MVP: Julio Jones
Winner: bender
Total Points: 61

posted by bender at 02:43 PM on February 05

New England by 17 (my only lock of this week) +10


Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal: S. Gostkowski (NEP) +5

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown: J. Edelman (NEP)

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards: M. Ryan (ATL)

Pick the player with the most rushing yards: L. Blount (NEP)

Pick the player with the most receiving yards: J. Edelman (NEP)

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack: M. Brown (NEP)

Pick a player who will get an interception: D. Harmon (NEP)

Pick the player who commits the first turnover: M. Ryan (ATL)

Pick the game's MVP: T. Brady (NEP) +5

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest: beaverboard


Pick the total score of the game: 59 points

posted by NoMich at 03:47 PM on February 05

Atlanta by 10 (LOCK) -10

Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal. - Gostkowski +5

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown. - Tevin Coleman

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. - Ryan (LOCK)

Pick the player with the most rushing yards. - Blount

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. - Julio (LOCK)

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. - Babineaux

Pick a player who will get an interception. - Ricardo Allen

Pick the player who commits the first turnover. - Brady

Pick the game's MVP. - Julio Jones

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest. - ufez

Total score: 64

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:57 PM on February 05

We can lock the prop bets here too? Shoot... then I'd like to add a last-minute Lock on the "Brady as MVP" pick.

posted by hincandenza at 05:18 PM on February 05

New England by 10 LOCK +10


Pick the kicker who scores the first field goal. -- Gostkowski +5

Pick the player who scores the first touchdown. -- Blount

Pick the quarterback with the most passing yards. Brady

Pick the player with the most rushing yards. Blount

Pick the player with the most receiving yards. J. Jones

Pick a player who will get a sack or partial sack. -- Beasley

Pick a player who will get an interception. Harmon

Pick the player who commits the first turnover. Ryan

Pick the game's MVP. Brady +5

Pick the SportsFilter user who will win this contest. rumple, sheesh why even play the game LOCK


Total Score: 49

posted by rumple at 05:19 PM on February 05

New England by 3 in overtime LOCK +10
First FG: Bryant
First TD: Blount
QB passing yds: Ryan
Most rushing yds: Dion Lewis
Receiving yds: Taylor Gabriel
Sack: Flowers +5
INT: Logan Ryan
1st turnover: Tevin Coleman
MVP: Edelman
SpoFite winner: beaverboard. I admire what rumple has done here, and I feel that tron has a special knack for these pick 'ems, but if you don't pick yourself and that ends up costing you the title, well, that's just foolish. I do think that those other guys are better at this, though.
Total Score: 57 (30-27 Pats in OT)

posted by beaverboard at 06:04 PM on February 05

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