October 18, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Paul Allen Memorial Edition:: The Denver Broncos visit the Arizona Cardinals tonight in a battle of underachievers. In the SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em (accept no substitutes), Tron7 stays in first with 452 followed by me at 401 and Jagsnumberone at 397. Tron7 and Jagsnumberone also win the week, hanging up 94. Make your picks and throw back some authentic Washington hops for the savior of the Seahawks.

How This Works

SportsFilter is running a season-long NFL Pick 'Em contest and awarding a prize to the season's winner: an official NFL Game Football ($99.99 value).

To play, pick who you think will win and by how many points. You then get points based on the result:

Picked the winner? You get 5 points
Picked the winner and a spread within the margin of error? You get 3 more points
Picked the winner and the exact spread? You get 2 more points

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

Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks

You can choose any game as a stone cold lead pipe lock. This doubles the points you win for that game, but if that team doesn't win, you lose 10 points (even if you get the spread). You can make as many picks a lock as you like or pick no locks at all.

The Small Print

In order to receive the prize, you must respond to our email within 14 days of the winner announcement. Make sure you have a valid email address on SportsFilter or contact me within that time period. The prize does not include international shipping, so in that situation you can pay the cost or receive an equivalent cash prize over Paypal.

Hall of Champions

2016-17: Ufez Jones
2017-18: Tron7
2018-19: Tron7

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 01:57 PM - 22 comments

NFL Pick em

Broncos by 3

posted by tron7 at 10:51 AM on October 18

Denver by 14

posted by tommytrump at 02:12 PM on October 18

LOCK Denver by 11 LOCK

posted by bender at 02:41 PM on October 18

Denver by 4

L.A. Chargers by 7

New England by 4

Buffalo by 3

Miami by 7

Minnesota by 4

Philadelphia by 4

Cleveland by 3

Jacksonville by 4

New Orleans by 7 LOCK

L.A. Rams by 7 LOCK

Dallas by 3

Kansas City by 7 LOCK

Atlanta by 4

posted by cixelsyd at 02:44 PM on October 18

(Bob) Denver by 7

posted by NoMich at 02:55 PM on October 18

Denver by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 02:58 PM on October 18

Arizona by 7
L.A. Chargers by 3
Indianapolis by 7
Philadelphia by 7
Cleveland by 3
Miami by 3
Jacksonville by 3
N.Y. Jets by 3
Chicago by 3
New Orleans by 3
Dallas by 3
L.A. Rams by 7 <-- lock
Kansas City by 3
Atlanta by 7 <-- lock

posted by rcade at 03:25 PM on October 18

Denver by 10
L.A. Chargers by 6
New England by 7
Indianapolis by 7
Detroit by 7
Minnesota by 12
Philadelphia by 7
Cleveland by 3
Jacksonville by 9
New Orleans by 10
L.A. Rams by 17
Washington by 6
Kansas City by 13
Atlanta by 17

posted by grum@work at 04:13 PM on October 18

Arizona by 3

L.A. Chargers by 10

New England by 16

Indianapolis by 10 LOCK

Detroit by 6

Minnesota by 13

Philadelphia by 10

Tampa Bay by 6

Houston by 3

New Orleans by 9

L.A. Rams by 10

Dallas by 6

Kansas City by 5

Atlanta by 13 LOCK

posted by tahoemoj at 04:42 PM on October 18

Denver by 3
L.A. Chargers by 11 - LOCK
Chicago by 3
Indianapolis by 6 - LOCK
Miami by 3
N.Y. Jets by 3
Philadelphia by 6
Tampa Bay by 6
Jacksonville by 3
Baltimore by 3
L.A. Rams by 10 - LOCK
Washington by 3
Kansas City by 10 - LOCK
Atlanta by 6

posted by tron7 at 05:06 PM on October 18

Cards by 5

Chargers by 10 LOCK

Bears by 3

Browns by 5

Lions by 8

Philly by 3

Indy by 10 LOCK

Vikings by 6

Texans by 2

Ravens by 5 LOCK

Dallas by 2 LOCK

Rams by 20 LOCK

KC by 3

Falcons by 9

posted by 9mmHeater at 05:21 PM on October 18

Denver by 3

posted by ic23b at 07:11 PM on October 18

Well I rode through the desert on a horse with no name...Oh! It was a Bronco, and it was a good ride.

Denver by 12

More later.

posted by Howard_T at 07:43 PM on October 18

Cardinals by 3

posted by truthhurts at 08:11 PM on October 18

Now for the rest.

L.A.Chargers by 17

New England by 7

Indianapolis by 6

Detroit by 7

Minnesota by 12

Philadelphia by 6

Tampa Bay by 3

Houston by 3

New Orleans by 10

L.A.Rams by 21 (LOCK)

Washington by 3

Kansas City by 10

Atlanta by 14

posted by ic23b at 08:38 PM on October 18

L.A. Chargers by 7

New England by 17

Indianapolis by 7

Detroit by 7

Minnesota by 7

Carolina by 7

Tampa Bay by 5

Jacksonville by 5

New Orleans by 17

L.A. Rams by 17

Dallas by 7

Kansas City by 7

Atlanta by 14

posted by tommytrump at 07:57 PM on October 19

Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I was trying to quote lyrics from songs of antiquity. I guess it worked, but there remains much to be done.

Many years ago this could have been a powder blue matchup between the Oilers and the Chargers. Now it's just another game. Los Angeles (American Conference) by 14 LOCK

It's on the schedule; I guess it must be played. Indianapolis by 6

Browns just don't surprise any more. Tampa Bay by 9

Cats vs acquatic mammals. Cats can't swim too well. Miami by 10

Patriots have their muskets loaded, and they're looking for bear. They had better be ready if they find some. New England by 9

Another cat on an ill advised hunt for birds. These are large raptors. Philadelphia by 12

Which quarterback will not live up to expectations? Jacksonville by 8

The men with longboats meet turbine power. Minnesota by 14 LOCK

Those who are canonized must not fail. New Orleans by 3

Nevermind any reference to old western movies. Dallas by 6

Native American leadership group wish to show last week was an anomaly. Kansas City by 13

Falcons are at home. That's all you need to know. Atlanta by 10

posted by Howard_T at 11:43 PM on October 19

LOCK Denver by 11 LOCK
L.A. Chargers by 3
Chicago by 4
Buffalo by 7
LOCK Miami by 17 LOCK
Minnesota by 9
Philadelphia by 7
LOCK Tampa Bay by 13 LOCK
LOCK Jacksonville by 10 LOCK

Baltimore by 5
LOCK L.A. Rams by 14 LOCK
Dallas by 4
LOCK Kansas City by 14 LOCK
Atlanta by 3

posted by bender at 01:27 AM on October 20

Tennessee at L.A. Chargers Chargers by 7 LOCK
New England at Chicago Patriots by 14
Buffalo at Indianapolis Colts by 10 LOCK
Detroit at Miami Dolphins by 10
Minnesota at N.Y. Jets Vikings by 7
Carolina at Philadelphia Eagles by 10 LOCK
Cleveland at Tampa Bay Tampa Bay by 4
Houston at Jacksonville Jaguars by 3
New Orleans at Baltimore Saints by 10
L.A. Rams at San Francisco Rams by 20 LOCK
Dallas at Washington Redskins by 3
Cincinnati at Kansas City Chiefs by 17 LOCK
N.Y. Giants at Atlanta Falcons by 10 LOCK

posted by truthhurts at 06:16 PM on October 20

Denver by 7

L.A. Chargers by 7
New England by 7
Indianapolis by 7
Miami by 4
N.Y. Jets by 6
Philadelphia by 5
Tampa Bay by 7
Jacksonville by 12
Baltimore by 5
L.A. Rams by 13
Washington by 14
Kansas City by 5
Atlanta by 7

posted by NoMich at 08:32 AM on October 21

If you couldn't submit your picks because the site was offline today, let me know.

posted by rcade at 05:24 PM on October 21

rcade, I wasn't able to, but sent you an email with my picks. Hope you got them. Thanks.

posted by jagsnumberone at 08:19 PM on October 21

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