October 11, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Jets Run for 323 Yards Edition: The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants bring 3 combined victories into their week 6 matchup tonight on Fox. In SportsFilter's pick 'em, Tron7 is running away from the pack with 358, followed by me at 317 and Truthhurts at 315. Tron7 also wins the week with 90. As you make your picks, marvel again at the New York Jets' rushing totals last week against Denver: Isaiah Crowell: 15-218, Bilal Powell 20-99, Sam Darnold 3-5, total 38-323. The Arizona Cardinals have 323 yards for the entire season.

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Picked the winner? You get 5 points
Picked the winner and a spread within the margin of error? You get 3 more points
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What's the Margin of Error?

A window around the spread that's defined as the following:

spread - round(0.3 * spread) <= Margin of Error <= spread + round(0.3 * spread)

You get rewarded for being close to the spread. The bigger the spread, the bigger the margin of error, so you don't have to be as accurate predicting a blowout as a close game.

Examples:

Actual SpreadMargin Starts atMargin Ends at
111
435
759
11814
201426
So if you picked Miami by 15, here's how you'd fare given certain outcomes:
OutcomeYour score
Miami by 208 points (winner + spread within MoE)
Miami by 105 points (winner only)
Miami by 1510 points (winner + nailed spread)
Miami by 50 points

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This Week's Games

Green Bay at Chicago on NBC (Thursday)
L.A. Rams at Carolina on Fox (Sunday)
Washington at Philadelphia on Fox (Sunday)
Buffalo at N.Y. Jets on CBS (Sunday)
Atlanta at Minnesota on Fox (Sunday)
Baltimore at Miami on CBS (Sunday)
Kansas City at Jacksonville on CBS (Sunday)
Tennessee at Cleveland on CBS (Sunday)
Indianapolis at L.A. Chargers on CBS (Sunday)
Cincinnati at Seattle on CBS (Sunday)
San Francisco at Tampa Bay on Fox (Sunday)
N.Y. Giants at Dallas on Fox (Sunday)
Detroit at Arizona on Fox (Sunday)
Pittsburgh at New England on NBC (Sunday)
Houston at New Orleans on ESPN (Monday)
Denver at Oakland on ESPN (Monday)

Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's kickoff. So if you miss Thursday night's opener you can still choose the Sunday and Monday games.

posted by rcade to football at 04:34 PM - 25 comments

LOCK Philadelphia by 5 LOCK

posted by bender at 12:37 PM on October 11

Philadelphia by 10 (lock)

posted by grum@work at 01:13 PM on October 11

Since I could lose power some time today:
NY Giants by 5

posted by NoMich at 01:15 PM on October 11

New York Giants by 3

posted by tron7 at 02:36 PM on October 11

Philadelphia by 10 <-- lock
Atlanta by 7
Cincinnati by 3
L.A. Chargers by 3
Seattle by 10 <-- lock
Chicago by 3
Minnesota by 10 <-- lock
N.Y. Jets by 7 <-- lock
Carolina by 3
Houston by 3
L.A. Rams by 7
Jacksonville by 7 <-- lock
Baltimore by 3
Kansas City by 7
Green Bay by 3

posted by rcade at 04:39 PM on October 11

Philadelphia by 10 LOCK

posted by cixelsyd at 04:54 PM on October 11

Philadelphia by 4

Atlanta by 6

Cincinnati by 3

L.A. Chargers by 4

Seattle by 8

Chicago by 13 LOCK

Minnesota by 17 LOCK

N.Y. Jets by 3

Carolina by 9

Houston by 12 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 17 LOCK

Dallas by 6

Baltimore by 4

Kansas City by 18

Green Bay by 13 LOCK

posted by tahoemoj at 04:57 PM on October 11

Philadelphia by 17 (LOCK)

Atlanta by 16 (LOCK)

Cincinnati by 4

Cleveland by 3

Seattle by 6

Chicago by 13 (LOCK)

Minnesota by 21 (LOCK)

N.T. Jets by 3

Carolina by 4

Houston by 10

L.A.Rams by 23 (LOCK)

Jacksonville by 3

Tennessee by 3

New England by 3

Green Bay by 14 (LOCK)

posted by ic23b at 04:58 PM on October 11

Eagles by 7

posted by truthhurts at 05:06 PM on October 11

While I find myself somewhat distracted by the events happening in the game played with a small round ball and wooden clubs, I must find time to make a pick for tonight's game. The "Iggles" fly up to Jersey tonight where they will attempt to mediate a domestic dispute between members of the opposing team. A sound thrashing will help. Philadelphia by 8

posted by Howard_T at 05:51 PM on October 11

Philly by 4

Vikings by 6 LOCK

Browns by 8 LOCK

Fish by 2

Carolina by 5 LOCK

Indy by 1

Bengals by 4

Falcons by 3

Hawks by 6 LOCK

Texans by 8 LOCK

Broncos by 3

Jags by 5 LOCK

Ravens by 6

KC by 5

Packers by 17 LOCK

posted by 9mmHeater at 06:00 PM on October 11

Tampa Bay by 6
Cincinnati by 3
L.A. Chargers by 9
Seattle by 3
Chicago by 3
Arizona by 7
Indianapolis by 7
Carolina by 9
Houston by 3
L.A. Rams by 10
Jacksonville by 9

Tennessee by 3
New England by 3
Green Bay by 10

posted by grum@work at 06:04 PM on October 11

Philadelphia by 13 LOCK

posted by jagsnumberone at 06:22 PM on October 11

Since Crowell wiped his butt with the football in Cleveland, he's gotten an endorsement deal from a maker of man wipes and rung up massive yardage against the vaunted Denver D. No question he's on a roll.

Please note that as soon as the Jets posted that rushing total, what happened? LeVeon said he wanted back in with Pittsburgh. The Steelers play the Broncos next month.

posted by beaverboard at 08:57 PM on October 11

As dumb ass as I'm going to appear by saying this, I will anyway.

I just noticed the individual player's scores breakdown, and thank you for that, Rcade. I guess I don't focus on the 'extra's' here & just wanted to say thanks, again.

Plus, there is secret Southern voodoo hidden in my message which will allow me to overcome a 300 point deficit....maybe.

posted by 9mmHeater at 04:59 AM on October 12

As you make your picks, marvel again at the New York Jets' rushing totals last week against Denver:

I've been trying to forget it all week. Do we get extra points for predicting a coach gets fired?

N.Y. Giants by 3 (previously)
Atlanta by 7
Cincinnati by 3
L.A. Chargers by 6
Seattle by 10
Miami by 3
Minnesota by 7 - LOCK
N.Y. Jets by 3
Carolina by 6
Houston by 10 - LOCK
L.A. Rams by 28 - LOCK
Jacksonville by 3
Baltimore by 6
New England by 3
Green Bay by 7 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 10:27 AM on October 12

Philadelphia by 14 (thru @rcade on Twitter)

Atlanta by 5

Cincinnati by 6

L.A. Chargers by 5

Seattle by 7

Miami by 3

Minnesota by 6

N.Y. Jets by 4

Carolina by 9

Houston by 21

L.A. Rams by 11

Jacksonville by 12

Tennessee by 2

New England by 8

Green Bay by 21

posted by tommytrump at 11:20 AM on October 12

Philadelphia 10 LOCK (previous entry above)

Atlanta by 7

Cincinnati by 7

Cleveland by 4

Seattle by 6

Miami by 4

Minnesota by 10 LOCK

N.Y. Jets bv 4

Carolina by 7

Houston by 4

L.A. Rams by 7 LOCK

Jacksonville by 4

Baltimore by 6

Kansas City by 9 LOCK

Green Bay by 7

posted by cixelsyd at 01:35 PM on October 12

Tampa Bay by 14 (lock)

Cincinnati by 11 (lock)

L.A. Chargers by 4 (lock)

Seattle by 10 (lock)

Chicago by 8 (lock)

Minnesota by 6 (lock)

Indianapolis by 4 (lock)

Carolina by 3 (lock)

Houston by 9 (lock)

L.A. Rams by 13 (lock)

Jacksonville by 10 (lock)

Tennessee by 1 (lock)

Kansas City by 3 (lock)

Green Bay by 7 (lock)

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:33 PM on October 12

It is about to become crazy in New England. Bruins play Saturday afternoon, Red Sox open the ALCS against Houston Saturday night, ALCS game 2 goes on Sunday night, and it's Patriots vs Chiefs on Sunday night as well. It doesn't get any quieter during the week. Games 3, 4, and 5 in Houston will have us glued to the flat screen, but I will be at TD Garden Tuesday night for the Celtics opener vs Philadelphia. I'm not trying to brag, but Boston in October is Heaven for the sports fan.

Now on to the picking business. I should have locked the Eagles, but I was distracted -- by one of my cats -- and just missed it. Here goes nothing:

Like the wildlife films you see with the bear scooping up the salmon. Make it a dolphin, and you have the picture. Chicago by 10 LOCK

Bills vs Houston once was an AFL feature, but not so much now. Houston by 15 LOCK

Tampa Bay won't like Atlanta. Atlanta by 6

Red birds don't live in the desert. They won't do well in the upper Midwest either. Minnesota by 14 LOCK

Chargers have been doing well, but the Browns have found something. Still, I have to go with form. Los Angeles ( American Conference) by 9

Definitely nobody's game of the week here. New York (American Conference) by 6

Native Americans bow down to a new spirit animal. Carolina by 17 LOCK

Seahawks fly into a black hole. Oakland by 8

Rams are a bit beat up. It might be time for an upset here. Denver by 10

Jaguars had a pretty good wake up call last week. Does it help? Dallas by 7

This one ought to be a credit to the black and blue division. Tennessee by 6

New Englanders are buying split screen TVs by the hundreds. New England by 3, and make the total score over 70.

Without the amazing Jimmy G, the 49ers don't have much. Green Bay by 21 LOCK

posted by Howard_T at 09:40 PM on October 12

LOCK Philadelphia by 5 LOCK
Atlanta by 4
Cincinnati by 3
Cleveland by 7
Seattle by 4
LOCK Miami by 9 LOCK
LOCK Minnesota by 10 LOCK

Indianapolis by 1
LOCK Carolina by 10 LOCK
Houston by 3
L.A. Rams by 7
LOCK Dallas by 13 LOCK
Tennessee by 6
Kansas City by 3
LOCK Green Bay by 8 LOCK

posted by bender at 10:45 AM on October 13

Tampa Bay at Atlanta by 6
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Steelers by 10
L.A. Chargers at Cleveland Browns by 7
Seattle at Oakland Oakland b 3
Chicago at Miami Bears by 3
Arizona at Minnesota Vikings by 14 LOCK
Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets Jets by 8
Carolina at Washington Panthers by 3
Buffalo at Houston Texans by 10 LOCK
L.A. Rams at Denver Rams by 8
Jacksonville at Dallas Jaguars by 7
Baltimore at Tennessee Titans by 3
Kansas City at New England Patriots by 7
San Francisco at Green Bay Packers by 10 LOCK

posted by truthhurts at 03:57 PM on October 13

Philadelphia by 13 LOCK (earlier in thread)

Atlanta by 3

Cincinnati by 4

LA Chargers by 2

Seattle by 10 LOCK

Miami by 6

Minnesota by 17 LOCK

NY Jets by 7

Washington by 3

Houston by 6

LA Rams by 9 LOCK

Jacksonville by 8

Tennessee by 3

New England by 10

Green Bay by 7 LOCK

posted by jagsnumberone at 04:49 AM on October 14

N.Y. Giants by 5 <<< that was a brilliant pick

Atlanta by 5
Cincinnati by 4
Cleveland by 4
Seattle by 12
Chicago by 5
Minnesota by 6
N.Y. Jets by 6
Carolina by 5
Buffalo by 6
L.A. Rams by 5
Jacksonville by 6
Baltimore by 5
New England by 7
Green Bay by 12

posted by NoMich at 12:07 PM on October 14

That should be atlanta by 6

posted by truthhurts at 01:41 PM on October 14

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