January 12, 2018

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round: There was a lot of pick 'em carnage in the wild card weekend of the NFL playoffs, but Goyoucolts bucked the trend and leads with 35 points. Before games begin tomorrow, make your picks in the divisional round along with five prop bets.

This Week's Games

Atlanta at Philadelphia on NBC (Saturday)
Tennessee at New England on CBS (Saturday)
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh on CBS (Sunday)
New Orleans at Minnesota on Fox (Sunday)

Last Week's Results

Tennessee 22, Kansas City 21 (1 < 1 < 1)
Atlanta 26, L.A. Rams 13 (9 < 13 < 17)
Jacksonville 10, Buffalo 3 (5 < 7 < 9)
New Orleans 31, Carolina 26 (3 < 5 < 7)

Player Scores

beaverboard's picks

Kansas City by 10 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 9, 0 points
Buffalo by 4, 0 points
New Orleans by 8 [lock], 10 points

bender's picks

Tennessee by 3, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 2, 0 points
Jacksonville by 10 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 7, 8 points

Boaz's picks

Kansas City by 7, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 21 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 10, 5 points
Carolina by 7, 0 points

cixelsyd's picks

Kansas City by 7 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 9, 0 points
Jacksonville by 10, 5 points
New Orleans by 8, 5 points

Goyoucolts's picks

Kansas City by 8, 0 points
Atlanta by 3, 5 points
Jacksonville by 7 [lock], 20 points
New Orleans by 10 [lock], 10 points

gridironarizona's picks

Kansas City by 14 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 5, 0 points
Jacksonville by 10 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 11, 5 points

grum@work's picks

Kansas City by 6, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 13, 0 points
Buffalo by 2, 0 points
New Orleans by 7, 8 points

holden's picks

Kansas City by 11 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 7 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 10 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 13 [lock], 10 points

Howard_T's picks

Kansas City by 16 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 13 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 10 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 9, 5 points

ic23b's picks

Kansas City by 9, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 6, 0 points
Jacksonville by 9, 8 points
New Orleans by 7, 8 points

jagsnumberone's picks

Kansas City by 6, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 7, 0 points
Jacksonville by 17 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 10 [lock], 10 points

moder8's picks

L.A. Rams by 21 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 7, 10 points
Carolina by 7, 0 points
Kansas City by 10, 0 points

NoMich's picks

Kansas City by 9, 0 points
Atlanta by 9, 8 points
Jacksonville by 8, 8 points
New Orleans by 8, 5 points

rcade's picks

Kansas City by 10 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 24 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 6 [lock], 16 points
Carolina by 3, 0 points

rumple's picks

Kansas City by 14 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 10 [lock], 10 points
New Orleans by 15 [lock], 10 points

tahoemoj's picks

Kansas City by 17 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 6, 0 points
Jacksonville by 4, 5 points
New Orleans by 10, 5 points

tommytrump's picks

Kansas City by 17 [lock], -10 points
Atlanta by 18 [lock], 10 points
Buffalo by 6, 0 points
Carolina by 19 [lock], -10 points

tron7's picks

Kansas City by 13 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 14 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 6 [lock], 16 points
New Orleans by 10 [lock], 10 points

truthhurts's picks

Kansas City by 7 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], -10 points
Jacksonville by 7 [lock], 20 points
New Orleans by 17 [lock], 10 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Kansas City by 11 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 6, 0 points
Jacksonville by 9, 8 points
New Orleans by 12, 5 points

werty's picks

Kansas City by 7 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 5, 0 points
Jacksonville by 6, 8 points
New Orleans by 7, 8 points

Standings (Without Props)

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
Goyoucolts3535
bender2323
NoMich2121
jagsnumberone2020
ic23b1616
truthhurts1010
grum@work88
tron766
werty66
gridironarizona55
Ufez Jones33
holden00
moder800
rumple00
tahoemoj00
cixelsyd00
beaverboard00
rcade-4-4
Howard_T-5-5
Boaz-5-5
tommytrump-10-10

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 01:12 PM - 38 comments

Standings (With Props)

PlayerTotal ScorePropsThis Week
Goyoucolts35035
NoMich21526
bender23023
jagsnumberone20020
truthhurts101020
grum@work81018
ic23b16016
beaverboard01515
tahoemoj01015
moder801010
gridironarizona5510
rumple01010
Ufez Jones358
werty606
tron7606
Howard_T-5105
cixelsyd055
rcade-451
holden000
Boaz-50-5
tommytrump-100-10

Last Week's Props

1. Most passing yards: Drew Brees, New Orleans: 376 (Ufez Jones, cixelsyd, moder8, truthhurts, grum@work, Howard_T, rumple, beaverboard),

2. Most rushing yards: Derrick Henry, Tennessee: 156 (nobody)

3. Most receiving yards: Robert Woods, L.A. Rams: 142 (moder8, beaverboard)

4. Players with an interception: Marcus Peters, Kansas City (NoMich, tahoemoj); Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville (rcade); Aaron Colvin, Jacksonville (nobody); Mike Adams, Carolina (nobody)

5. Most points: New Orleans: 31 (tahoemoj, truthhurts, grum@work, Howard_T, rumple, gridironarizona, beaverboard)

This Week's Props

Pick these five prop bets for the entire weekend (not for each game):

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points

2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points

3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points

4. A player who will get a sack. +5 points

5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points

posted by rcade at 01:16 PM on January 12

Atlanta by 7
Tennessee by 3
LOCK Pittsburgh by 7 LOCK
Minnesota by 4

1. Drew Brees (NO)
2. Le'Veon Bell (PIT)
3. Michael Thomas (NO)
4. Deatrich Wise (NE) +5
5. Minnesota

posted by bender at 02:02 PM on January 12

Philadelphia by 10

New England by 17 (LOCK)

Pittsburgh by 14 (LOCK)

Minnesota by 6 (LOCK)

QB most passing yards. Tom Brady

Most Rushing Yards. Latavius Murray

Most Receiving Yards. Antonio Brown

Player with sack. Everson Griffen +5

Team Most Points. New England

posted by ic23b at 02:31 PM on January 12

GAMES:
Atlanta by 8
New England by 12
Pittsburgh by 12
New Orleans by 8

PROP BETS:
The quarterback with the most passing yards: T. Brady (NE)
The player with the most rushing yards: M. Ingram (NO)
The player with the most receiving yards: J. Jones (ATL)
A player who will get a sack: C. Jordan (NO)
The team that will score the most points: New England Patriots (NE)

posted by NoMich at 02:42 PM on January 12

You're missing 5 points for beaverboard. He got TWO of the props correct and should have 10 points.

posted by grum@work at 03:31 PM on January 12

Atlanta by 3
New England by 16
Jacksonville by 3 (I need to make up ground)
New Orleans by 13

The quarterback with the most passing yards: Brees (NO)
The player with the most rushing yards: Bell (PIT)
The player with the most receiving yards: J. Jones (ATL)
A player who will get a sack: Wise (NE) +5
The team that will score the most points: New England

posted by grum@work at 03:34 PM on January 12

You're missing 5 points for beaverboard. He got TWO of the props correct and should have 10 points.

Beaverboard actually got 3 props. It's fixed now.

To doublecheck your props, visit last week's post and look for +5.

posted by rcade at 03:40 PM on January 12

I would not have thought it possible to be 34 points down after one week.

posted by rcade at 03:40 PM on January 12

I think I should have 26 points right now. 21 for the three games that I got right and a +5 for the interception guess that I got right.

posted by NoMich at 03:56 PM on January 12

Philadelphia by 9 LOCK

New England by 4

Pittsburgh by 13 LOCK

Minnesota by 10 LOCK

The quarterback with the most passing yards: BIG BEN (PIT) +5

The player with the most rushing yards: Bell (PIT)

The player with the most receiving yards: A.Brown (PIT)

A player who will get a sack: D.Morgan (TEN)

The team that will score the most points: Pittsburgh

posted by cixelsyd at 04:05 PM on January 12

Atlanta by 6

New England by 17 LOCK

Jacksonville by 3

Minnesota by 6

The quarterback with the most passing yards: Brady

The player with the most rushing yards: Murray (MIN)

3. The player with the most receiving yards. Aghalor (PHI)

4. A player who will get a sack. Yannick Ngakoue (JAX) +5

5. The team that will score the most points. New England

posted by tahoemoj at 04:35 PM on January 12

I think I should have 26 points right now. 21 for the three games that I got right and a +5 for the interception guess that I got right.

You do. The Standings (With Props) is the official standings.

posted by rcade at 05:31 PM on January 12

Atlanta by 7 (stone cold lock)

New England by 13 (stone cold lock)

Pittsburgh by 10 (stone cold lock)

Minnesota by 4

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. Drew Brees

2. The player with the most rushing yards. I like the idea of doubling down on Freeman, but Leonard Fournette +5

3. The player with the most receiving yards. Adam Thielen

4. A player who will get a sack. Everson Griffen +5

5. The team that will score the most points. Patriots

posted by Goyoucolts at 05:32 PM on January 12

Philadelphia by 3 - LOCK
New England by 17 - LOCK
Pittsburgh by 6 - LOCK
Minnesota by 6 - LOCK

1. Drew Brees
2. Dion Lewis
3. Julio Jones
4. Calais Campbell
5. New England

I want to pick the Jags but I just can't do it with Bortles.

posted by tron7 at 05:36 PM on January 12

How the wild card games could go so completely against form is beyond me. The bigger mystery is how I have avoided the Costanza position. Undaunted we soldier on.

Atlanta by 6 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 3

Minnesota by 9 LOCK

Passer: Brady, NEP

Rusher: Bell, PIT

Receiver: Gronkowski, NEP

Sacker: T. Flowers, NEP +5

Scorers: New England

posted by Howard_T at 06:10 PM on January 12

You do. The Standings (With Props) is the official standings.

How the h did I miss that? Sorry about that

posted by NoMich at 06:23 PM on January 12

Atlanta by 10
New England by 10 LOCK
Pittsburgh by 14 LOCK
Minnesota by 7
1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points Brady (NE)
2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points Bell (Pittsburgh)
3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points Brown (Pittsburgh)
4. A player who will get a sack. +5 points Campbell (Jacksonville)
5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points Patriots

posted by truthhurts at 08:35 PM on January 12

I would not have thought it possible to be 34 points down after one week.

Oh, to be down 34 points....one can dream!

Atlanta by 17

New England by 25

Pittsburgh by 17

New Orleans by 17

Passing Drew Brees

Rushing Devonta Freeman

Receiving Michael Thomas

Sack Grady Jarrett

Points New England

posted by tommytrump at 08:54 PM on January 12

Philadelphia by 3 <-- lock
New England by 20 <-- lock
Jacksonville by 7 <-- lock
Minnesota by 3 <-- lock

Passing: Tom Brady

Rushing: Devonta Freeman

Receiving: Stefon Diggs +5

Sack: Yannick Ngakoue +5

Points: New England

posted by rcade at 09:43 PM on January 12

Atlanta by 7
New England by 14 [LOCK]
Pittsburgh by 10 [LOCK]
New Orleans by 5

Passer " Brady
Rusher " Fournette +5
Receiver " Cooks
Sack " Calais Campbell
Points " Patriots

posted by holden at 10:56 PM on January 12

Philadelphia By 11 LOCK

New England BY 17 LOCK

Pittsburgh BY 10 LOCK

New Orleans BY 7

Passing Roethlsberger +5

Rushing: Bell

Receiving: Gronkowski

Sack: Flowers +5

Points: Pittsburgh

posted by rumple at 11:39 PM on January 12

Atlanta by 6
New England by 16 (LOCK)
Pittsburgh by 5
Minnesota by 3

Passing: Tom Brady (NE)
Rushing: Mark Ingram (NO)
Receiving: Rob Gronkowski (NE)
Sack: Cameron Heyward (PIT)
Most Points: New England Patriots

posted by gridironarizona at 02:34 AM on January 13

Atlanta by 3

New England by 6

Jacksonville by 10

Minnesota by 3

Passing yards: Matt Ryan

Rushing yards: Derrick Henry

Receiving yards: Rob Gronkowski

Sack: Ngakoue +5

Team points: Atlanta

posted by jagsnumberone at 03:15 AM on January 13

Atlanta by 8
New England by 13 (lock)
New Orleans by 9
Pittsburgh by 7

Passing: Brees
Rushing: LeVeon Bell
Receiving: Kamara
Sack: Cameron Jordan
Points: Pittsburgh

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:35 PM on January 13

Atlanta at Philadelphia ATL by 6 LOCK
Tennessee at New England NE by 11 LOCK
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh PIT by 9 LOCK
New Orleans at Minnesota MIN by 3 LOCK

1. The quarterback with the most passing yards. +5 points BRADY
2. The player with the most rushing yards. +5 points BELL
3. The player with the most receiving yards. +5 points JULIO JONES
4. A player who will get a sack. +5 points NGAKOUE +5
5. The team that will score the most points. +5 points PATRIOTS

posted by werty at 03:30 PM on January 13

Sack: Ngakoue

Do you have the cups, Jagsnumberone? I collected all 6 and I can't move them off my desk. I'm convinced they played a role in the team's success.

posted by rcade at 04:29 PM on January 13

I got 32 points today and have a good shot at the props for passing yards (Brady at 337) and total points (New England at 35). All of a sudden my lock-em-all strategy doesn't seem as appealing.

I'm switching a pick: Jacksonville by 3 (no lock)

posted by rcade at 12:34 AM on January 14

Rcade, throw a lock on my Minnesota pick, I need all the points i can get in this tight race

posted by truthhurts at 11:49 AM on January 14

Please lock the Vikings for me. I am getting my butt kicked

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:41 PM on January 14

If I had stuck with Jacksonville by 7 and a lock, I would have scored 10 points.

I switched to Jacksonville by 3 with no lock and scored 10 points.

There's some weird mojo in Duuuuuuuuuuuuuval these days.

posted by rcade at 04:52 PM on January 14

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT??!!

(I blame the goldleaf Darth Vader on the front of Drew Brees's uniform)

posted by NoMich at 08:11 PM on January 14

Keenum, Bortles, Foles, and Brady.

Combined, they have 5 Super Bowls, 4 Super Bowl MVPs, 2 regular season MVPs and have started 11 conference championship games.

posted by grum@work at 12:16 AM on January 15

That might be the craziest backdoor cover I have ever experienced.

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:36 AM on January 15

From what I've found, the line was MIN -5.5, so it was not a cover. Now, if the Vikings had kicked the extra point...

posted by bender at 09:21 AM on January 15

I saw it as low as -3.5 early in the week.

posted by tron7 at 10:54 AM on January 15

Combined, they have 5 Super Bowls, 4 Super Bowl MVPs, 2 regular season MVPs and have started 11 conference championship games.

Rarely would you see 4 quarterbacks with such an accomplished resume between them. With that much experience, it's hard to consider anyone a clear favorite.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:13 PM on January 15

The other 3 teams are taking on a bit of the 1990 Giants feel. Great defense and the latter day equivalent of Jeff Hostetler running the offense.

posted by beaverboard at 01:26 PM on January 15

I saw it as low as -3.5 early in the week.

I got it in Vegas at -4, but I think bender is right: closed at -5.5.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:50 PM on January 15

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