October 25, 2018 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Blake Bortles Bad Place Edition: The NFL passes the halfway mark tonight as the Miami Dolphins visit the Houston Texans. In the SportsFilter Pick 'Em, Tron7's first place lead shrinks by 14 as Jagsnumberone and Truthhurts climb into second a mere 57 back. Ic23b wins the week with 91. Jacksonville has become football hell again. Make your picks.

This Week's Games

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

Last Week's Results

Denver 45, Arizona 10 (24 < 35 < 46)
L.A. Chargers 20, Tennessee 19 (1 < 1 < 1)
New England 38, Chicago 31 (5 < 7 < 9)
Indianapolis 37, Buffalo 5 (22 < 32 < 42)
Detroit 32, Miami 21 (8 < 11 < 14)
Minnesota 37, N.Y. Jets 17 (14 < 20 < 26)
Carolina 21, Philadelphia 17 (3 < 4 < 5)
Tampa Bay 26, Cleveland 23 (2 < 3 < 4)
Houston 20, Jacksonville 7 (9 < 13 < 17)
New Orleans 24, Baltimore 23 (1 < 1 < 1)
L.A. Rams 39, San Francisco 10 (20 < 29 < 38)
Washington 20, Dallas 17 (2 < 3 < 4)
Kansas City 45, Cincinnati 10 (24 < 35 < 46)
Atlanta 23, N.Y. Giants 20 (2 < 3 < 4)

Player Scores

9mmHeater's picks

Arizona by 5, 0 points
L.A. Chargers by 10 [lock], 10 points
Chicago by 3, 0 points
Cleveland by 5, 0 points
Detroit by 8, 8 points
Philadelphia by 3, 0 points
Indianapolis by 10 [lock], 10 points
Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Houston by 2, 5 points
Baltimore by 5 [lock], -10 points
Dallas by 2 [lock], -10 points
L.A. Rams by 20 [lock], 16 points
Kansas City by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 9, 5 points

bender's picks

Denver by 11 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 5 points
Chicago by 4, 0 points
Buffalo by 7, 0 points
Miami by 17 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 9, 5 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
Tampa Bay by 13 [lock], 10 points
Jacksonville by 10 [lock], -10 points
Baltimore by 5, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 14 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 4, 0 points
Kansas City by 14 [lock], 10 points
Atlanta by 3, 10 points

cixelsyd's picks

Denver by 4, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 7, 5 points
New England by 4, 5 points
Buffalo by 3, 0 points
Miami by 7, 0 points
Minnesota by 4, 5 points
Philadelphia by 4, 0 points
Cleveland by 3, 0 points
Jacksonville by 4, 0 points
New Orleans by 7 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 7 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 3, 0 points
Kansas City by 7 [lock], 10 points
Atlanta by 4, 8 points

grum@work's picks

Denver by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 6, 5 points
New England by 7, 10 points
Indianapolis by 7, 5 points
Detroit by 7, 5 points
Minnesota by 12 [lock], 10 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
Cleveland by 3, 0 points
Jacksonville by 9, 0 points
New Orleans by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Rams by 17 [lock], 10 points
Washington by 6, 5 points
Kansas City by 13 [lock], 10 points
Atlanta by 17 [lock], 10 points

Howard_T's picks

Denver by 12 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Chargers by 14 [lock], 10 points
Indianapolis by 6, 5 points
Tampa Bay by 9, 5 points
Miami by 10, 0 points
New England by 9, 8 points
Philadelphia by 12, 0 points
Jacksonville by 8, 0 points
Minnesota by 14 [lock], 16 points
New Orleans by 3, 5 points
Dallas by 6, 0 points
Kansas City by 13, 5 points
Atlanta by 10, 5 points

ic23b's picks

Denver by 3, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 17, 5 points
New England by 7, 10 points
Indianapolis by 6, 5 points
Detroit by 7, 5 points
Minnesota by 12, 5 points
Philadelphia by 6, 0 points
Tampa Bay by 3, 10 points
Houston by 3, 5 points
New Orleans by 10, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 21 [lock], 16 points
Washington by 3, 10 points
Kansas City by 10, 5 points
Atlanta by 14, 5 points

jagsnumberone's picks

Denver by 3, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 7, 5 points
Indianapolis by 3, 5 points
New England by 10, 5 points
Tampa Bay by 4, 8 points
Detroit by 3, 5 points
Minnesota by 10, 5 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
Jacksonville by 6, 0 points
New Orleans by 7, 5 points
Washington by 3, 10 points
L.A. Rams by 21 [lock], 16 points
Kansas City by 10, 5 points
Atlanta by 7, 5 points

NoMich's picks

Denver by 7, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 7, 5 points
New England by 7, 10 points
Indianapolis by 7, 5 points
Miami by 4, 0 points
N.Y. Jets by 6, 0 points
Philadelphia by 5, 0 points
Tampa Bay by 7, 5 points
Jacksonville by 12 [lock], -10 points
Baltimore by 5, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 13 [lock], 10 points
Washington by 14 [lock], 10 points
Kansas City by 5, 5 points
Atlanta by 7, 5 points

rcade's picks

Arizona by 7, 0 points
L.A. Chargers by 3, 5 points
Indianapolis by 7, 5 points
Philadelphia by 7, 0 points
Cleveland by 3, 0 points
Miami by 3, 0 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
N.Y. Jets by 3, 0 points
Chicago by 3, 0 points
New Orleans by 3, 5 points
Dallas by 3, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 7 [lock], 10 points
Kansas City by 3, 5 points
Atlanta by 7 [lock], 10 points

tahoemoj's picks

Arizona by 3, 0 points
L.A. Chargers by 10, 5 points
New England by 16, 5 points
Indianapolis by 10 [lock], 10 points
Detroit by 6, 5 points
Minnesota by 13, 5 points
Philadelphia by 10, 0 points
Tampa Bay by 6, 5 points
Houston by 3, 5 points
New Orleans by 9, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 10, 5 points
Dallas by 6, 0 points
Kansas City by 5, 5 points
Atlanta by 13 [lock], 10 points

tommytrump's picks

Denver by 14, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 7, 5 points
New England by 17, 5 points
Indianapolis by 7, 5 points
Detroit by 7, 5 points
Minnesota by 7, 5 points
Carolina by 7, 5 points
Tampa Bay by 5, 5 points
Jacksonville by 5, 0 points
New Orleans by 17, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 17, 5 points
Dallas by 7, 0 points
Kansas City by 7, 5 points
Atlanta by 14, 5 points

tron7's picks

Denver by 3, 5 points
L.A. Chargers by 11 [lock], 10 points
Chicago by 3, 0 points
Indianapolis by 6 [lock], 10 points
Miami by 3, 0 points
N.Y. Jets by 3, 0 points
Philadelphia by 6, 0 points
Tampa Bay by 6, 5 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
Baltimore by 3, 0 points
L.A. Rams by 10 [lock], 10 points
Washington by 3, 10 points
Kansas City by 10 [lock], 10 points
Atlanta by 6, 5 points

truthhurts's picks

Arizona by 3, 0 points
L.A. Chargers by 7 [lock], 10 points
New England by 14, 5 points
Indianapolis by 10 [lock], 10 points
Miami by 10, 0 points
Minnesota by 7, 5 points
Philadelphia by 10 [lock], -10 points
Tampa Bay by 4, 8 points
Jacksonville by 3, 0 points
New Orleans by 10, 5 points
L.A. Rams by 20 [lock], 16 points
Washington by 3, 10 points
Kansas City by 17 [lock], 10 points
Atlanta by 10 [lock], 10 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
tron751765
jagsnumberone47679
truthhurts46079
rcade44140
ic23b43291
Howard_T41469
cixelsyd40658
tahoemoj39065
bender38940
grum@work36790
NoMich36050
tommytrump33560
9mmHeater27044
FLsportsman2080
holden1660
Goyoucolts1220
Boaz800
rumple280

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 05:00 PM - 32 comments

LOCK Houston by 9 LOCK

posted by bender at 12:37 PM on October 25

Houston by 3

posted by tron7 at 04:35 PM on October 25

Houston by 7

posted by NoMich at 04:40 PM on October 25

Houston by 10

posted by ic23b at 04:54 PM on October 25

If you sent picks by alternate means and they are not reflected here, let me know.

posted by rcade at 05:01 PM on October 25

Houston by 7

posted by NoMich at 05:10 PM on October 25

Houston by 9

Philadelphia by 13 LOCK

Chicago by 6

Cincinnati by 14 LOCK

Detroit BY 4

Kansas City by 18 LOCK

Washington by 13 LOCK

Pittsburgh by 13

Baltimore by 3

Indianapolis by 10

Green Bay by 4

SF by 3

Minnesota by 6

New England By 23 LOCK

posted by tahoemoj at 05:15 PM on October 25

rcade, I sent you my picks by email to your sportsfilter email account Sunday morning. If you need a copy of them, just let me know.

posted by jagsnumberone at 05:15 PM on October 25

Houston by 3

posted by jagsnumberone at 05:16 PM on October 25

Houston by 10 (Thursday sports huddle)

Philadelphia by 17

Chicago by 14

Cincinnati by 4

Detroit by 4

Kansas City by 17

Washington by 10

Pittsburgh by 20

Carolina by 3

Indianapolis by 13

L.A. Chargers by 3

Arizona by 4

New Orleans by 6

New England by 28 (LOCK)

posted by ic23b at 05:18 PM on October 25

Houston BY 7

Philadelphia BY 7

Chicago BY 7

Cincinnati BY 4

Seattle BY 4

Kansas City BY 14 LOCK

Washington BY 7

Pittsburgh BY 7

Carolina BY 3

Indianapolis BY 7

L.A. Chargers BY 4

San Francisco BY 3

New Orleans BY 7

New England BY 9 LOCK

posted by cixelsyd at 05:24 PM on October 25

Houston by 17

posted by tommytrump at 05:32 PM on October 25

All 3 Fla. QB's now Ersetzt:

- Bortles: benched
- Tannehill: hurt
- Fitzmagic: benched

posted by beaverboard at 05:36 PM on October 25

Houston by 3
Jacksonville by 3
Chicago by 7
Cincinnati by 6
Seattle by 3
Kansas City by 7 - LOCK
Washington by 3
Pittsburgh by 10 - LOCK
Baltimore by 3
Indianapolis by 3
L.A. Rams by 7 - LOCK
Arizona by 3
New Orleans by 3
New England by 10 - LOCK

posted by tron7 at 05:40 PM on October 25

The schedule above is incorrect. The Packers play the LA Rams not the Chargers.

posted by tron7 at 05:42 PM on October 25

The Packers play the LA Rams not the Chargers.

Thanks, tron. Change my pick to LA Rams by 6.

posted by tahoemoj at 05:56 PM on October 25

Philadelphia by 17

N.Y. Jets by 4

Cincinnati by 10

Detroit by 4

Kansas City by 13

Washington by 20

Pittsburgh by 7

Carolina by 11

Oakland by 9

L.A. Rams by 8

San Francisco by 6

New Orleans by 2

New England by 30

posted by tommytrump at 06:52 PM on October 25

The schedule above is incorrect. The Packers play the LA Rams not the Chargers.

Thanks for the correction. It's fixed.

posted by rcade at 06:55 PM on October 25

rcade, I sent you my picks by email to your sportsfilter email account Sunday morning. If you need a copy of them, just let me know.

The scoring now reflects your picks, which put you into second place with Truthhurts.

What happened to the Jags defense? I have sad.

posted by rcade at 06:59 PM on October 25

Thanks for fixing. As far as the Jags defense? I don't have a clue. And now this week we're missing 3 DB's (only Ramsey of top 4 and the other three are undrafted rookies/ oh my). I get the offensive problems (pun intended). Supposed number 1 receiver (Lee) out for the year in preseason. 3 LT's out (playing a backup RG who has never played LT), 2 of 3 RBs out, top 3 TE's out, and top 2 offensive lineman left aren't practicing because of injuries (so they can play on Sunday), and a QB who's trying to do to much, which always gets him trouble. Bortles is not the problem (though, he's not the answer either). Rodgers and Brees would struggle. This isn't supporting Bortles, just don't think he's "the" reason for the struggles.

posted by jagsnumberone at 07:20 PM on October 25

Got to get this done quick.

Dolphins are tired out by the swim across the Gulf Houston by 16 LOCK

posted by Howard_T at 07:37 PM on October 25

Bortles: benched

He has already been unbenched and will start Sunday in London.

Bortles is playing badly, but he doesn't have much to throw to. Lee was lost for the entire season before the opener, leaving the hardly world-beating Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and Donte Moncrief, and we're on our fourth-string tight end. He also doesn't have Leonard Fournette giving defenses more to think about.

Miami by 3
Philadelphia by 7
Chicago by 8
Cincinnati by 3
Seattle by 3
Kansas City by 14 <-- lock
Washington by 7 <-- lock
Pittsburgh by 4
Carolina by 5
Oakland by 3
L.A. Rams by 10 <-- lock
Arizona by 3
New Orleans by 3
New England by 7 <-- lock

posted by rcade at 08:05 PM on October 25

I know Im late but I would have gone Miami by 7 I didn't look at the score

posted by truthhurts at 08:40 PM on October 25

I haven't looked at the score, so I'm taking Miami by 3.

posted by grum@work at 09:09 PM on October 25

Philadelphia by 13
Chicago by 7
Tampa Bay by 6
Detroit by 7
Kansas City by 11
Washington by 7
Pittsburgh by 10
Carolina by 8
Oakland by 3
L.A. Rams by 7
Arizona by 14
New Orleans by 7
New England by 17

posted by grum@work at 09:12 PM on October 25

Miami and Jacksonville should switch divisions.

The Dolphins could rekindle their once fierce rivalry with the Colts in the AFC South and Bortles would be guaranteed two sparkling outings per season in divisional games against the Pats.

posted by beaverboard at 12:22 AM on October 26

Speaking of your Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville's airport is name for Randy "Macho Man" Savage in "The Good Place"

posted by NoMich at 07:40 AM on October 26

LOCK Houston by 9 LOCK (**If only my other picks were as good as my Thursday Night Lox, which are 8 for 8**)
LOCK Philadelphia by 13 LOCK
LOCK Chicago by 10 LOCK
Cincinnati by 5
Detroit by 3
LOCK Kansas City by 17 LOCK
N.Y. Giants by 3
LOCK Pittsburgh by 7 LOCK
Carolina by 6
Oakland by 1
L.A. Rams by 5
Arizona by 3
Minnesota by 6
New England by 5

posted by bender at 01:01 PM on October 26

Philadelphia at Jacksonville Eagles by 10
N.Y. Jets at Chicago Bears by 7
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati Bengals by 8
Seattle at Detroit Lions by 3
Denver at Kansas City Chiefs by 14 LOCK
Washington at N.Y. Giants Redskins by 7
Cleveland at Pittsburgh Steelers by 10
Baltimore at Carolina Ravens by 7
Indianapolis at Oakland Colts by 3
Green Bay at L.A. Rams Rams by 14 LOCK
San Francisco at Arizona 49ers by 3
New Orleans at Minnesota Vikings by 3
New England at Buffalo Patriots by 20 LOCK

posted by truthhurts at 12:50 AM on October 27

Saturday afternoon, I got out of bed late after staying up until 3:30 watching the World Series. Now as I ponder who Alex Cora has as a starter for tonight, I will return to the business at hand.

Again the NFL destroys the pristine turf of Wembley Stadium. Philadelphia by 10

An old rivalry that this year seems to have lost its savor. Kansas City by 11

AFC North will produce some more bruises. Pittsburgh by 13

Pirates sail on the Ohio River. They will sink. Cincinnati by 4

The big city guys against the Second City guys. Chicago by 17 LOCK

Birds and cats should be a good one. Carolina by 10

Another old rivalry pits a pair of also rans against each other. Washington by 12

Lions are at home, Seahawks aren't. That's all you need to know. Detroit by 9

Will the Black Hole swallow the horses? Oakland by 8

Prospectors try to strike gold in the desert. Arizona by 13

Los Angeles will be a busy sports town on Sunday. Los Angeles (National Conference) by 6

Here's another matchup worth watching. Minnesota by 4

The Mamas and Papas warned us: Monday Monday, can't trust that day Patriots heed the warning. New England by 16 LOCK

posted by Howard_T at 02:20 PM on October 27

Jayyzzuss... I sukk. But I never quit....mostly. Here we go.

Jags by 6 LOCK

Steelers by 16 LOCK

KC by 4 LOCK

Bears by 4 LOCK

Skins by 5

Lions by 8 LOCK

Bengals by 5

Carolina by 5 LOCK

Raiders by 6 LOCK

Cards by 2

Packers by 3

Saints by 9 LOCK

Pats by 20 LOCK

posted by 9mmHeater at 11:46 PM on October 27

Houston by 3 (earlier in thread)

Jacksonville by 4

Chicago by 7

Cincinnati by 10 LOCK

Detroit by 3

Kansas City by 12 LOCK

Washington by 4

Pittsburgh by 14

Carolina by 6

Indianapolis by 3

LA Rams by 19 LOCK

Arizona by 3

New Orleans by 6

New England by 17 LOCK

posted by jagsnumberone at 04:04 AM on October 28

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